To the Point

There comes a time in every epoch when pragmatism simply evolves into extreme acquiescence and surrender to the forces of apathy and do-nothingness, a guarantor of the status quo in all of its easy, democratic criminality--its fortress of greed. You could line up all the pols in the U.S. in a straight row and examine them head to toe and not find a single man or woman capable of admitting, never mind ending, the corruption of their vocation--Buddy Dooley

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bye Bye Bernie

I join millions of Americans who see Hillary Clinton’s campaign as the opposite of what they and Bernie Sanders have fought for. Despite her penchant for flip flopping rhetoric, Hillary Clinton has spent decades consistently serving the causes of Wall Street, war and the Walmart economy.

The policies she fought for – along with her husband and political partner, Bill Clinton – have been foundations of the economic disaster most Americans are still struggling with: the abuses of deregulated Wall Street, rigged corporate trade agreements, racist mass incarceration, and the destruction of the social safety net for poor women and children. The consistent efforts of the Democratic Party to minimize, sideline, and sabotage the Sanders campaign are a wake up call that we can’t have a revolutionary campaign inside a counter-revolutionary party.--JS

Jill Stein unloads on Sanders, Hillary and the New Democrats.

Sanders had an opportunity but, as promised, buckled.

Time to put the pragmatists in their place and Bernie in the rear view mirror.  Lesser-Evilism is a charade and, well, evil.

Listen, no one man or woman is going to change the system alone or otherwise be the antidote to the poison that floods us from above, but America needs a real choice--not a battle of the oligarchs.

The Dems led by Clinton are, however, running backwards like a race car stuck in reverse.  It's never pretty when that happens.

Other voices:

David Lindorff here.

Kshama Sawant here.

Russell Mokhiber here.

Robert Scheer here.


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