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.--TL Simons

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Fighting Oligarchy

Thus, an effective resistance to Trump with an agenda of democracy, equality and justice must work outside the American duopoly and be untethered to the Democratic party, which sustains the corrupt capitalist and imperialist system. In fact, prominent Democrats are currently busy approving Trump’s cabinet appointments and normalizing his administration. No more Clintons, Schumers or Pelosis. These corporate sell-outs, warmongers and sheepdogs have too long served to anesthetize people into passivity, cynicism and selfishness, while colluding with their benefactors to rob public resources.--YL

While many people continue to mourn for Clinton and blame each other for Trump's rise, this writer is among the leftists with an actual, inclusive vision of the future, and an understanding of how we erred post 9/11 by empowering the corporate agendas of neoliberalism and militarism.

A better analysis is sorely needed by the willfully ignorant and/or corrupt elites who support the Dems in Congress. (Check out how the Dems are okaying Trump's ludicrous Cabinet.) Too many sold out and sat by passively as the destructiveness of  the "war on terror" made a Trump feasible in the first place.

It's good to see so many fighting back in the streets. About time. Maybe the people can take back Congress while curbing the hypocrisy of today's narrative.

I have heard plenty of illogic in the blame game.  While it is true that many intellectuals didn't like HRC and pointed to her flaws, the vast majority voted for her anyway, led by none other than Chomsky and Reich.

Point:  All the leftists--I use that word rather than "progressive" because I'm not sure anymore what qualifies as progressive--whom I study couldn't of had a significant impact on the election's outcome. Many are great writers and thinkers, but in the main people don't take them seriously enough to create the ripple effect liberals insist happened. The most disinterested are liberals themselves, for whatever reasons.

Some of them may have voted 3rd Party, but hardly enough to make a difference.  "Hillary bashing," as some mainstreamers called the perfectly reasonable debate around Clinton, didn't cost her the election!

To insist as much is a tiresome trope, a false narrative, ridiculous.


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