Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Progressives Need to Remember These Points

Hi, folks, I am writing this in response to the smear campaign that everyone in the corporate media has been launching against Bernie Sanders, especially Salon's latest article by Amanda Marcotte, that I read, in it's entirety, this morning.
I want to say something very important to us, as progressives, that I see, concerning Hillary Clinton (and her supporters) - compared to Bernie Sanders.
We have to remember that most of the corporate media is owned by the same people who own everything else and they want us to vote for whoever serves them the best, not for everything that would benefit the middle class American workers.
Most of the mainstream news has almost ignored Sanders, especially FOX NEWS, other than to mention the word "socialist" about him.
Anderson Cooper even did a real hatchet job on Sanders during the Democratic Debate, asking, "Who, on that stage, is NOT for capitalism?" That was a complete non-sequitur, and a logical fallacy, which you should realize, if you have ever read ANYTHING about what Bernie Sanders calls " Democratic Socialism ".

I wish to make a point here, so I divided the remainder of this post into ten points that, IF you are a Hillary supporter, I think you really should read and consider before the election - if you want her to have any chance of winning.

1) Bernie Sanders is a constant component in the history of Civil Rights and Human Rights in this country and IS NOT FOR gun violence, just because he once voted against a gun control bill,
2) But he does live in Vermont.
3) Vermont is in New England.
4) New England, like the Mid-West is one of those sections of the United States where a lot of people hunt for food - so sane people there depend on that source of food.
5) Sanders voted once against a gun control act that had some non-gun control sideline earmarks stuck in the middle of it by Republicans.

(Here is the part that the Hillary propaganda department keeps forgetting to mention.)
6) He voted FOR "FOR" THAT SAME BILL - ONCE IT WAS MODIFIED, and the irrelevant modifications removed.
7) He ALREADY explained that during the debate and still, the mainstream media keeps bringing it up as a talking point, although Clinton herself is attacking him as if that point has something to do with sexism. (WTF?)
8) IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT DEMOCRATS, UNLIKE REPUBLICANS, DO NOT VOTE FOR NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNERS, SO, I used to want to vote for Hillary. But the more I hear the dumb things that her supporters (one issue voters) on the left keep whining about, ...that I see are nothing more than contrived delusionally zealous statements, the more I want to vote for Sanders.
9) (ALSO: Please remember.) Clinton's habit of NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN ATTACKS against members of her own party was what lost her the election when she ran against President Obama.
(I hasten to add here that I voted for Obama twice, not because he was the black guy who happened to be smart, but because he was the smart guy who happened to be black. Those of you who want Hillary and are disappointed in the Obama administration for not reigning in the corporations and oil industry better, you can bet you will get MUCH MORE OF the same thing from Hillary Clinton. If you are voting for Hillary simply because you want a woman president, you might want to check your actual priorities about being progressive.)
10) If you want Hillary to win, knock off the STUPID and leave the nonsensical droning of irrelevant talking points - to the GOP.

Thank You For Paying Attention.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Left Ideology of 'Let's Compromise'

Let me make this clear for anyone who isn't paying attention. There are people on the right who are talking about voting for Bernie Sanders instead of Hillary Clinton because most of them realize they are NOT the same type of Democrat.
Hillary Clinton is rich and powerful and experienced. She has been secretary of state - which trumps Bernie on experience. But he hasn't had experience in buckling to anyone. The present administration sees this pie in the sky version of Bi-Partisanship from the GOP that they will NEVER GET in it's true form.
Just like the fact that on race, it is always the minority who is told to forgive and move on. That thinking has caused some racists to think, "Yeah, we won, the law proves again that it sides with us." When it comes to Republican policies, they aren't to be "compromised on", they are WRONG and need to be done away with.
Hillary Clinton has some bad habits. Clinton has been compromising with WRONG for a long time. Bernie doesn't get bought out by anyone.
My point is this: Compromising with WRONG and STUPID isn't compromising, it is giving up.
ANALOGY: (think about this)
If a wolf backs you into a corner and you have been cut off from any defense, is it alright to let him take your arm, hoping he stops to eat that one part, while running towards a fortress where you are safe, hoping he won't come back tomorrow and eat you whole the next time you leave your fortress to feed yourself?
We have already compromised ourselves into disaster and then worked our ways back, at OUR expense, without any penalties for the wolves on Wall Street that created the economic failures at OUR expense, so, please remember this: that isn't good for anyone other than a few people who don't really NEED more money but keep raking it in, because they are stricken with UNLIMITED GREED.
Without the term "conservative bubble", as the media like to call it, (which means we allow political correctness to color our virtues and values, while people live in a delusional state of non-reality) we have what it actually is, propaganda aimed at making stupid people believe it works. (Stupid people never ask for facts and figures, those only confuse them.)
Barry Goldwater said it best, "Politics DEMAND compromise." The right never compromises, because no matter the number of times they are WRONG and proven wrong, they don't want to admit that all today's "conservative" is, is someone who "works around" reality and somehow makes that work in their own minds.
The one point I wish to make here about Hillary Clinton. When, during the debates, she buckled on the one point that Elizabeth Warren has made abundantly clear, the Glass-Steagall Act, I realized that she has been beaten down past greedy moneyed interests or corrupted by money, that she is buying the whole "Just because the people who gamble at the casino on Wall Street wrecked our economy AGAIN, that their invention of the "bubble and bust cycle" that conservatives use as an excuse and which is actually executed by the banks every eight years because Ronny RAY GUNS let them do it, when we actually NEED to return to the policies of the Eisenhower administration on taxes and business, instead of the idea that if business is doing really well, that is the benchmark of what America considers "successful", so there  is NO ROOM FOR COMPROMISE when the other side has already pushed you into a corner.
WE CAN'T BE THE ONLY ONES TO COMPROMISE. That is why I fear Hillary Clinton's experience.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Idea Behind the Message

There is an age old struggle between the ideas of Republicans and people who believe in Democracy. Elitism vs. Egalitarianism, as expressed in William A. Henry's essay, "In Defense of Elitism". 
Let me explain, one, the idea of a "republic" (a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.) is that some people are the "entitled to vote" elite deserve to be treated as superior
elite: the choice or best of anything considered collectively, as of a group or class of persons.
The idea of a "democracy" (government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.) is that egalitarian ideal. 
egalitarian  asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, economic, or social life.

I hope this clears up the differences for those who haven't bothered to look the actual words up before.