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Irontruth wrote:
Fergie wrote:
Nothing illegal, but it seems that should be the sort of thing that is frowned upon in government. I personally feel that if you are a politician who accepts large amounts of cash, you should be ineligible for a position to give favors to those who paid you a lot of money. Obviously, many people disagree with this idea. What I perceive as bribery is shrewd business dealings to others.

It's not frowned upon in the government though. You're basically describing US foreign policy since 1940 (with the Wilson and Monroe doctrines being the basis/justification for doing it).

It's so entrenched, I highly doubt Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein or Gary Johnson would be able to change it even if they were elected president. Name a president who didn't engage in this policy, and I'd bet they were born before the end of Reconstruction.

I don't like it either, but I'm not going to vote based on an issue that zero candidates can even change (regardless of their opinion on the subject). This is going to continue as long as the US is a superpower, and probably for a while afterwards too.

Edit: Here's an example, Carter was the most vocal opponent of arms sales of any president in the past 70 years. Yet his administration sold billions of arms EVERY YEAR. Including:

Even before announcing this decision, Carter had made a virtual about-face on the arms export issue. In February 1978 he authorized the transfer of two hundred advanced combat aircraft to three countries in the Middle East—-supplying sixty F-15s to Saudi Arabia, fifty F-5Es to Egypt, and a combination of ninety F-15s and F-16s to Israel. Six months later he gave preliminary approval to the sale of another $12 billion worth of high-tech weaponry to Iran. Other major sales of this sort were announced in the final months of his administration.

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And that was a president who saw arms sales as...

I hate to speak for Comrade Fergie, but I don't think he's necessarily talking about the generalized imperialist war-mongering and weapon sales to dictators that are, indeed, the United States' stock in trade, but rather the explicit "pay-to-play" nature of the "donate to the Clinton Foundation, get greenlighted for weapon sales" game that appears to have been going on while she was Secretary of State.

I'll quote the first two paragraphs of the Mother Jones article on the chance that posters aren't reading it:

"In 2011, the State Department cleared an enormous arms deal: Led by Boeing, a consortium of American defense contractors would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, despite concerns over the kingdom's troublesome human rights record. In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, Saudi Arabia had contributed $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, and just two months before the jet deal was finalized, Boeing donated $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to an International Business Times investigation released Tuesday.

"The Saudi transaction is just one example of nations and companies that had donated to the Clinton Foundation seeing an increase in arms deals while Hillary Clinton oversaw the State Department. IBT found that between October 2010 and September 2012, State approved $165 billion in commercial arms sales to 20 nations that had donated to the foundation, plus another $151 billion worth of Pentagon-brokered arms deals to 16 of those countries—a 143 percent increase over the same time frame under the Bush Administration. The sales boosted the military power of authoritarian regimes such as Qatar, Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman, which, like Saudi Arabia, had been criticized by the department for human rights abuses."

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Thank you, Citizen Seas. I've never heard of the Working Class Party before. They have a good-looking website and I look forward to poking around in it.

For a Working Class Fight

Workers should not pay for the bosses' crisis!

F@++in' a right.

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Anyway, Democracy Now! did its main bits today on the Saudi war in Yemen, and the responsibility born by the United States (refuelling their planes, our intelligence providing them with targets, etc.). Wanted to do some searches for all those articles about the Saudis making donations to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary was greenlighting weapon sales to them as Secretary of State, but La Principessa and the Nigerian Princess are waiting for me to take them shopping.

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The International Submarine Band--Safe at Home

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The life of an old Bolshevik

Review of a bio of a personal fave of mine, Alexander Shlyapnikov

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Woah, synergistic weirdiosity.

I just clicked over to Facebook and I had a notification that I had seven new "message requests." I had never seen that notification before, so I clicked on it and found seven messages from people I wasn't "friends" with that I had never seen before. Two of them were people who had seen me at the Lowell Solidarity Vigil asking about the rally the next day in Manchester.


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Michael Moore: Trump Is Self-Sabotaging His Campaign Because He Never Really Wanted the Job in the First Place

Not really a Michael Moore fan, but I enjoyed this article.

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Gonna go ahead and directly link the study from the article above.

National Employment Law Project: Occupational Wage Declines Since the Great Recession: Low-Wage Occupations See Largest Real Wage Declines

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Also, was having fun with the "wage stagnation" links provided by Citizen Blast and poked around some more.

They seem to keep using that phrase which, as Citizen Quest points out, suggests that real wages have stayed the same. All kinds of bits, though, indicate that for us lower orders, real wages have been falling.

Op-ed piece with links worth poking about in I found while googling:

For Most Americans, Wages Aren’t Just Stagnating — They’re Falling

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Was up in the "Do people enjoy non-medieval European fantasy settings?" thread, saw a post that I wanted to respond to, but couldn't bring myself to press "Submit Post."

Instead I copy-and-pasted it here:


I tried really hard to restrain myself after reading Citizen Ashiel's original post, but self-restraint isn't one of my strong points, so:

Tales from the Shop Floor

Surly Italian Teamster and Puerto Rican Teamster are the best of work friends (I'm not sure how much they hang out off the clock) and, in the best (worst?) traditions of New England proletarian male-bonding, most of their relationship is based on busting each other's balls. This, alas, includes quite a bit of racist trash-talking on both of their parts. In fact, they used to make a ritual of it: new hire sits down in the office, they go over their litany of racist greatest hits, the supervisor tells them to knock it off, they keep at it until everyone in the room is laughing and/or shaking their heads.

Anyway, part of Surly Italian Teamster's stock material is his insistence that every Latinx comes from the "Dominican Republic of Mexico" and that there is no such place as Puerto Rico. This upsets Puerto Rican Teamster for two reasons: a) the obvious one and; b) he harbors the unfortunately-too-common chauvinism of Puerto Ricans against Mexicans and Dominicans. (This has only been slightly tempered by the lastest new hire, Afro-Dominican Teamster).

One day, Puerto Rican Teamster took leave because his girlfriend (known on the shop floor as "Big Mama" ever since Surly Italian Teamster went on the former's unattended phone and learned their terms of endearment for each other and, pretending to be Puerto Rican Teamster, asked her to marry him; his nickname, in case you're wondering, is "Mookie Mookie Bum Bum") is expecting their second child. Surly Italian Teamster was noticeably bummed out for the next five weeks and missed his partner-in-razzing terribly. One day he got to reminiscing nostalgically about his first encounter with Puerto Rican Teamster.

"So I was working in smallsort with [Random Hated Supervisor], that [creative and colorful expletives deleted], and he sent [Puerto Rican Teamster] to come work with me. So [PRT] comes up, and he says, 'How long you been here, Billy?' And I say, 'My name's not Billy.' And he sez 'Oh, sorry, I call all white people Billy.' So I sez to him, 'Yeah, well, I call all you people Mexican.'" Then they fought, said some more shiznit to each other, and simultaneously realized that they were both really inventive and creative with racist insults.

And thus was born a beautiful friendship.

The end.

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Also, I don't think, but again, I could be wrong, that the Roman Republic, the Republic of Venice nor the Old Swiss Confederation ever claimed to be "democratic." It was just the elites deciding amongst themselves which member of the elite got to be Doge (for life) or Consul (for a year?) or whatever.

[Goes back to reading about the Old Swiss Confederation]

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Orfamay Quest wrote:
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
IIRC, and I may not, some of the Renaissance-era Italian city-states were republics.

... and in the early 1940s, half of Europe was controlled by fascist dictatorships. Wait, we're not supposed to be throwing random incompatible historical periods around

Yeah, well, the Republic of Venice, was apparently founded in the 7th century AD and lasted until 1797. I think the Middle Ages were in there somewhere.

My apologies, master of pedantry, for spilling my first thoughts before going and looking shiznit up.

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Blackbot wrote:

Though most fantasy settings take place somewhere in the middle ages (or at least the middle ages as seen in movies, books and similar things).

And the iconic ruling system in those times were kings, queens, nobles and the clergy. I'm not a great history buff (so maybe I'm part of the problem?) but I don't think there really was a republic in between the Roman empire and all those revolutions (France, Britain, America). Not in Europe at least.

IIRC, and I may not, some of the Renaissance-era Italian city-states were republics.

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Vive le Galt!!!

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Set wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

In the small town I used to live in, the county DMV office was only open every other Tuesday.

Good luck getting an I.D. with those hours.

In Nashua, for most of the time I've lived here, you had to go to Merrimack (a neighboring town)

Home to the Budweiser plant and the Anklebiter ancestral manse!

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Been really, really busy, but not as busy as Mr. Comrade who, it turns out, WAS INTERVIEWED BY ABBY MARTIN ten minutes before she was arrested. He also, apparently, was not just mentioned in China Daily but was ON THE COVER! He was also also interviewed by the Boston NPR affiliate alongside Vermin Supreme and received dozens of messages from middle aged + friends and acquaintances saying they heard him on the radio.

Shameless socialist self-promotion for the win!

He also apparently participated in a sit-in that ended with the removal and burning of a Confederate flag, but why there was such a flag flying in Philadelphia, I'm note sure. Also, after he left, Nancy Donovan got arrested as part of the Democracy Spring sit-in. Not sure what else. There's been a lot of people around and a lot to do.

Meanwhile, hosted La Principessa and La Principessa's Single Mother Comrade and La Principessa's Single Mother Comrade's 9-Yr-Old ADHD-Diagnosed Son. All crammed into the apartment with me, Mr. Comrade and the Nigerian Princess. Kinda cramped I admit. LPSMC is starting to piss me off. The Lowell Folk Festival is happening this weekend and tomorrow night's headliner is King Sunny Ade. To make conversation, I asked LPSMC, who knows everybody and everything, if she was familiar with his music. "Oh I met him when I was a little girl," she begins and then proceeds to tell me about how her father was a founder of Shanachie Records and was known as the "Alan Lomax of the Bronx."

I think I am going to dump La Principessa and take up with Her Single Mother Comrade instead.

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Google searching led me to studies by the Center for American Progress. Don't know if that's his source, but La Principessa, a "highly effective"-rated teacher in an upper middle class public Brooklyn middle school, looked at it, and is throwing a fit about "circular reasoning" and "bullshiznit data".

It's getting kind of heated, I think I'm gonna drop the subject.

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Belulzebub, would you like to be my new politroll thread friend?

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I, for one, don't "actually" know anyone in this thread.

I do know a bunch of labor activists, mostly paid staffers oddly enough, who are Hillary supporters.

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Thank you very much, Comrade Longears!

I am touched and honored to invest your hard-earned Britishiznoid funny money in the cause of international proletarian socialist revolution.

[Clenched fist salute]

We just recruited a new member there this afternoon. He's an apprentice union pipefitter who served as a marshal at last week's #BLM march in Manch Vegas (yes, that's what they call it).

It is rumored that the same rabble of white supremacists, Oathkeepers with grenade launchers and members of a Manch Vegas street gang known as, I shiznit you not, The Bros, will make their reappearance.

Thank you once again!

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You don't drink flayleaf, bro.

[Actually, now that I think of it, flayleaf's from the Scarred Lands, not Golarion; international proletarian goblin revolution has taken me throughout the multiverse]

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Bro, might I suggest that instead of damaging your liver, you toke on this?

[Hands uglier twin flayleaf spliff]

Makes everything better, even politroll threads.

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Tony Babino--"L'Internationale"

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Might as well get a jump on the festivities:

Clinton VP Favorite Just Gave the Left Two More Reasons to Distrust Him

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The former Bush II voter railing against third party voters sixteen years later? Still ironic.

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CBDunkerson wrote:
Digitalelf wrote:

A couple of honest questions here...

What does wanting to stop illegal (and that is THE key term here), illegal immigration have to do with racism?

In addition to the many excellent points raised by others, there is the fact that US immigration law is, in and of itself, inherently racist....

Props, Citizen Dunkerson, for bringing up the Chinese Exclusion Act, whose predecessors were pushed by the Workingman's Party of California, thus illustrating how important those anarchists in the IWW were a few decades later and their policy of multiracial class solidarity.

Anyway, I only recently, within the past year or so, came across the work of Aviva Chomsky (yes, Noam's daughter).

My good friend and comrade, the Nigerian Princess read, or taught I don't recall, her book, Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal and raved about it for months. I, alas, haven't read it, but I did have the opportunity to see Professor Chomsky on Democracy Now! and was mightily impressed.

"How Immigration Became Illegal": Aviva Chomsky on U.S. Exploitation of Migrant Workers

As I recall, and I may not, in the 1960s there were large amounts of racially defined second class- or non-citizens in this country. We all know how the Civil Rights Movement made the United States dress up its race relations in term of black and white, but Prof. Chomsky argues that around the same time, the government changed the status of the Mexican migrant workers from racially-barred from citizenship as "Mexicans" (which, of course, isn't a race) to "immigrants" and thus to "illegal immigrants."

I remember it being a fun watch.

Anecdotally, my girlfriend, known to the boards as La Principessa, is married to a previously-undocumented Irishman. They lived in a section of Brooklyn called Windsor Terrace and, apparently, many times, she would run into neighbors going on racist rants against "illegal" Chinese or Latino immigrants. "Well, you know, Joe," she would say getting angry, "Willie was in this country illegally until we got married." To which they would invariably give her a sheepish look and reply, "But that's different!"

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Fergie wrote:

Well, I'm off on a bike trip from Omaha to Galesburg, IL, with RAGBRAI in the middle. Wish me luck!

Don't get arrested, and if you do, get it on film.

I'll see everyone in a fortnight.

Take care, Comrade Fergie!

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Eno--Here Come the Warm Jets

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Well, I've never been an anarchist, except for when I'm using the Undead Leon Czolgosz avatar, but there's never been a successful anarchist revolution anywhere on the face of the planet, so we have no idea where it winds up.

IIRC, though, the IWW gave us: industrial unionism, freedom of speech (yes, really) and a labor movement that didn't discriminate on the basis of race, national origin or gender. I believe their plan was to build "one big union" and replace capitalism with "industrial democracy."

Sounds pretty good to me.

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Krensky wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:

They're anarcho-syndicalists, which, briefly, means they believe in international proletarian anarchist revolution.

To be replaced with..?

The usual.

Warlords, rule of the sword, etc.

Oh, please.

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Idk, but an article from 2012 making the rounds again:

The Gary Johnson Swindle and the Degradation of Third Party Politics

Also, fun article about the Democrats as the party of individual liberties:

Democrats 'no fly, no buy' sit-in bolsters racist, ineffective, and arbitrary surveillance of Muslims

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Hee hee!

I clicked on the state by state breakdown and was like, hey, where's New Hampshire?

Then I went, duh.

Live free or die!

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Armed Black Protesters Cause Cleveland Police To Call For “Temporary Suspension of Second Amendment”

"When various “gun rights” groups, with predominantly pro-Republican agendas and predominantly Caucasian members said they planned to show up, there was still no call from the police. Suddenly, as more and more African American armed protesters began checking in on the streets of Cleveland, the police made the call to the governor."

Hmm. That doesn't remind me of everything I've ever said about gun control or nothing.

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Hundreds march in Black Lives Matter protest

Scenes from a Black Lives Matter protest

Mr. Comrade's Facebook report back:

Multiple types of armed racists descended on the march. It really felt it was gonna be the Jill Stein massacre.
The BLM organizer teenagers seemed to hate us.
When we firt joined they sent over someone to tell us not to fly the SA flad cuz it was too militant. Then they asked why we were not holding more BLM signs. I showed them all the ones we brought. Our black and yellow ones.

Then we notice the biker gangs, armed Oath Keepers, and random white supremists, all lining up on the other side of the street. Some oath keepers were creeping near the rally, [Occupy NH Alum] and [Comrade Who Was Published n Jacobin] kept them back. They said they werre there to "protect the police and the rally" but kept saying all lives matter.

So we march. Keeping the racists from the rally. And they were walking into the march trying to say s%&~. Walking behind us intimidating people yelling all lives matter. There were a lot of kids there.

So we get back and the ones across the street start creeping up to the park. We set up a line to keep them from the rest of the rally and s+@$ got intense. They were trying to provoke an incident. The police refused to get inbetween so we had to.

eventually we got them to back down and leave. But it was f+~#ing scary man! After most people were thanking us for keeping them safe. I mean we had to keep going from spot to spot putting out fires. And we were way out numbered and gunned to fight them. The pigs wanted something to happen so bad.

ooooo super hot ACLU lawyers were thanking me and telling me i did a good job. lol.

so after that, the BLM teens send an organizer over and instead of saying thatnk you, they start complaining about [Young, New Gay Comrade]'s jacket, it scared them cuz it was too militant. At first I thought they just scared, but after the 2nd interaction it sounded like they read an article on how to do identity politics BLM work, and be an ally, and any deviation needed to be scolded. lol whatever. We f*&%n killed it. Made another 12 bucks or so, and at least 1 serious contacts who wants to join.

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What else?

Speech at #BLM Solidarity Vigil in Lowell went down alright. I thought it was a C+, Mr. Comrade rated it much higher and we compromised and decided that it was a "B+, for Lowell." Best parts, for me, were: when Mr. Comrade, another comrade and I first arrived and I overheard the organizers (two young black women students who were home for the summer) comment "That's CAJE; they've been doing this way longer than us"; when one of the fiery black speakers clasped my shoulder on my way down the city hall steps and said "Great speech!"; when the Nigerian Princess was trying to tease me in front of her sister and the latter defended my right, despite my skin color and age, to use the phrase "stay woke"; when La Principessa showed me how proud she was by [redacted redacted redacted].

Yesterday was a bummer. Turned out it wasn't a memorial service--that will be in a few months around Boston in a UE hall--just friends, family and comrades. Got quite a few Leftist Bingo points, actually, and I had to confess to one of his Philly Solidarity comrades that he only ever joined my group because "Socialist Alternative has the hottest chicks on the left."

Saw some folks I hadn't seen in a decade or more. Turned out Omar and I had the same size feet and his brother Tarek made me take two sets of boots and a pair of shoes. If the reader may recall from an above post, Omar was a bit of a clotheshorse so I now have more expensive footwear than I have ever had. His family also graciously allowed me to claim his red keffiyeh. Cheesesteaks, Goo Goo clusters and Omar's last bottle of Jim Bean. Lot of crying (mostly me) and pulling out of smartphones to share Comrade Omar the Internet Troll's greatest hits. For example, one of his old HERE staffer buddies from the attempt to organize Foxwoods campaign read a "report" that Omar had written after going to the former's home for Pesach entitled "First Born Egyptian Survives Passover Seder."

Haven't checked in with the NH comrades yet, but if Facebook is any indication, the Jill Stein/Black Lives Matter rally in Manchester went well, despite the presence of armed Oathkeeper counterprotesters. Haven't heard yet if Mr. Comrade got to dance with Jill Stein or not.

Right now, I'm in Brooklyn and still want to go to the Eric Garner march, but La Principessa and I haven't gotten much sleep in the last 48 hours and I don't know if I'll be able to wake her up in time. She sleeps a lot during the summer.

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Yeah, I shudder to think what would happen if they automated my hub. Luckily, it was built with state-of-the-art 1988 technology (carousels of cages that go round and round) and I've heard management talking about how many tens, if not hundreds, of millions it would take to retrofit the building. But if they did, yeah, they could probably get rid of half of us.

Vive le General Ludd!

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Outline for a Speech

--Philando Castile, Teamsters 320, any union members in the crowd?

--Labor movement has slogan, an injury to one is an injury to all

--List of victims (Alton Sterling, Delrawn Small, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, Freddie Grey, Michael Brown, Pedro Villaneuva, Alva Braziel, Fermin Valenzuela, Vinson Ramos, in Boston, Usaamah Rahim, Burrell Ramsey, in Lowell, Jose Perez)

--An injury to one is an injury to all And what that means is that there are two classes in society: those that work and those that exploit

--Workers have a common interest regardless of race, sex, immigrant, gender identity--attack on black workers live is an attack on all workers lives

--That's what it is an attack, a war. A war on black people, on poor people, on women, on workers.

--Sunday is second anniversary of Eric Garner's death and the only person going to jail is Ramsey Orta,

In 2015, over 1,200, mostly black and brown, killed by police
In first half of 2016, 532

--Wednesday was one year anniversary of death of Sandra Bland; in past year over 800+ have died in jail, including Jeffrey Pendleton

--Jeffrey Pendleton and Fight for $15

--We know that this country was founded on racism and class oppression. Through slavery and Jim Crow and the war on drugs and the New Jim Crow, we know the cops are the racist enforcers of class society and police brutality has always been at the core of racist American capitalism

--Malcolm X, you can't have capitalism without racism

--We need to get organized, we need to get woke and stay woke, we need a new party, a workers party, a party of the 99%, party that champions, fights for socialism

--Vive le Galt!!!

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Scott Betts wrote:
Your vote on election day is actually the least significant political tool you possess as a citizen.

Huh. Citizen Betts said something I agree with.

[Marks calendar]

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Orfamay Quest wrote:
Scott Betts wrote:
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
It's fascinating to watch the Sanders crowd transmutate into the Fox News crowd.
I think it's probably the case that a lot of that "transmuting" is actually the emergence of the alt-right from the woodwork to fill the noise vacuum created by the collapse of the Sanders movement.

I'd add to that that I think that a lot of the media noise about Sanders was orchestrated by the various right-wing groups that were looking to continue to sling mud at Clinton. With the collapse of Sanders as a stalking horse, they've needed to go elsewhere.

Citizen Moonrunner and I have had this discussion in my Revolutionary Socialism thread.

I don't pretend to omniscience, but I was, I imagine, more in touch with the Bernie supporters than most in this thread, and I haven't seen it. The Bernie or Busters that I've interacted with are members of: Vets for Peace, Movement of Rank-and-File Educators caucus of the United Federation of Teachers, Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee; they are union activists, immigrant-rights activists, #BlackLivesMatters supporters, environmentalists, socialists. The only people that I've met that could be crypto-rightists are some of the "Money Out of Politics" people who tend to be 50/50 social democrats/libertarians and I'm not sure the 50% libertarians were ever Bernie supporters. Most of the Bernie followers that I've met who feel Bernie has "betrayed" them are switching to Jill Stein.

They want something more from the Democratic Party than neoliberal austerity, police brutality, systemic racism, foreign "regime change," food stamp-slashing, deportations, union-busting, education "reform" and environmental despoilation and they fear they're going to get more of the same from a Clinton presidency.

I think I've met one, at most, two Bernie supporters that reverted to right-wing cretinism after they realized Bernie was going to rally behind Hillary. Ymmv.

I already posted the Empire Files bit on Hillary by former RT-turned Telesur presenter/Party of Socialism and Liberation supporter, Abby Martin and issued a challenge to find one talking point that originated with Fox News. There weren't any takers.

As for the media noise, I think rallies of thousands, tens of thousands, and at least one of a hundred thousand is a more credible hypothesis than maneuvers orchestrated by rightists.

I can't say with 100% certainty that there weren't far rightist pulling strings from afar, but this strikes me as the Hillaryite version of the right-wing conspiracy theory that the Soros Foundation orchestrated Occupy Wall Street! or #BlackLivesMatter or that Trump was a Clintonite catspaw to wreck the GOP.

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Conservative Anklebiter wrote:
Hmm, so this thread became an addition to Comrades thread. Not unexpected knowing this forum.

Oh, please. I've only skimmed through the eighty or so posts since I went to work yesterday, but I haven't seen anyone [vomit] yet.

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For example, Obama's got six pages of broken progressive promises.

Promise Broken rulings on The Obameter

But, I'm sure Hillary will be different.

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In Boston, yesterday evening:

More than 1,000 rally against police brutality

I couldn't make it, alas, but we did recruit a gay couple at our branch meeting tonight.


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Donations to Jill Stein Explode Nearly 1000% Since Sanders’ Endorsement of Clinton

Also, time for another episode of

Comrades of Mine in the News, Well, CounterPunch

Bernie Sanders Abandons the Revolution by Kshama Sawant

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Just saw a headline as I was getting ready to go work.

Apparently, the CIA caught Edward Snowden.


EDIT: Nevermind, apparently it was a Pokemon Go joke.

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Fergie wrote:
Also, there are few things more meaningless then a "Party Platform". Follow the money, not the b!&~!++$. (Although I did find it odd that the Hillary backers would not disavow the TTP...)

Yeah. I watched the Bernie peeps cling to that and then get their hopes dashed. Looked like it was just as meaningless as I thought it would be.

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Interesting graphic from some Bernie supporter. Don't know how accurate it is, but if it is, man, there's a whole world to win:

Breakdown of People Who Could Vote in November

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[Begins even more controversial tangent]

What a bunch of crap; every one knows Sabbath sucked with Dio.

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Monday Morning Jazz Brunch

Red Garland--Groovy

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Speaking of Trump...

A Thousand Workers At The Trump Taj Mahal Are Still On Strike

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Today looks like it was going to be a long day in Boston:

Speak Out Against Police Terror--SayTheirNames: Alton Sterling, Philando Castile

Beyond Bernie: We Need a Party for the 99%

Which means I'll miss the two protests against police brutality in New Hampshire, alas.

Black Lives Matter Manchester March #2

Black Lives Matter/End the Violence/Candlelight Vigil

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