August 5, 2017

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The ‘TRUMP’ Handlers*

I always refer to Trump/Republicans. The corporate media continuously attacks Trump as if he functions as a individual. The Republican Party created him starting with wedge issues, Reagan pushing states’ rights and the war on drugs, and of course suppressing the vote. Basically, The Republican Party is opposed to democracy and that position allows tax […]

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August 5, 2017

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Racist Symbolism

4th try. I have serious disagreements with Paul Krugman. He supported HRC. A few columns ago, he admitted that most economists agree that a single payer system is the most efficient, but he contends that it is not politically feasible. It never occurs to him that his refusal along with those in the corporate Democratic […]

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August 5, 2017

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A Better Deal!

The political struggles are so difficult and complex. The corporate Democrats along with and supported by the corporate media especially the NYT now have a new slogan: a better deal! Who is not in favor of a better deal? But it is insidious and diabolical in its intent. At least that is my interpretation. The […]

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August 5, 2017

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“You Are My Friends, Believe Me!”

Trump spoke at the NRA convention and the first words out of his mouth were “You are my friends, believe me.” Capitalist individualism, the term i use, has successfully created the myth that gun ownership will provide safety. Personal safety is dependent on a socially cohesive society where people are treated with respect and provided […]

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August 5, 2017

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Establishment Goals

People have claimed they do not understand the position that “strategy defines program.” If a person has a stated goal then a strategy is devised to reach that goal. But if the strategy manifestly will not reach that goal, then necessarily the strategy defines what the actual goal is. I came up with a historical […]

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August 5, 2017

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‘PATCO?’

If we took a poll, all Marxists, almost all progressives and many liberals would agree that the ruling class has engaged in a war against working very successfully for the last 75 years. There are markers–passage of Taft-Hartley over the veto of Truman. Among other provisions, Taft-Hartley outlawed socialist and communists from union leadership. The […]

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July 29, 2017

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‘Pop’ Capitalism

On 4/18/16, I posted an article on my website on Exploitation. I used the exploitation of Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors to illustrate the exploitation of workers by capitalists. Too often or should I say always, the corporate media conflates oppression and exploitation. Oppression in this country is obvious: mass incarceration, targeting of […]

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July 22, 2017

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Power & Democratic Democracy

Ossoff lost. The DNC has proven itself incompetent strategically. They have now lost in Kansas, Montana, and Georgia. The DNC refused to provide financial support in Kansas and Montana, claiming that they were saving money for Georgia. They completely misunderstand momentum and vision. As I have said strategy defines program. Their strategy was to pump […]

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July 18, 2017

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A Politico* Memo

If we took a poll, all Marxists, almost all progressives and many liberals would agree that the ruling class has engaged in a war against working very successfully for the last 75 years. There are markers–passage of Taft-Hartley over the veto of Truman. Among other provisions, Taft-Hartley outlawed socialist and communists from union leadership. The […]

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July 15, 2017

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Leadership & Position

There is a myth on the left that as the oppression and exploitation of the working class increases, there will be a corresponding increase in resistance, even revolutionary struggle by the working class. That position is a holdover, maybe a corollary of economic determinism. While Marx was absolutely correct in explaining the laws of capitalist […]

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