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Forum Post: An Open Letter to Joe Biden

Posted 1 year ago on July 21, 2020, 9:49 a.m. EST by agkaiser (2515) from Fredericksburg, TX
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Dear Joe,

You are not my first choice for president. Like Hillary, I'll hold my nose and vote for you. You are better than any conservative because you at least admit there are problems with the financial economy. But what we really need are politicians who understand that financial capitalism is a threat to the survival of the human race. Though they could never say that out loud and get elected in this benighted land, a few have shown that they comprehend the true state of affairs. I don't think you're there yet. I think you are still a true believer, like most Americans.

I don't fully understand why most Americans buy into the big lie that a booming Wall St is good for our economy. The fact is it indicates that the economy is more heavily burdened by non productive financial profits. Wall St grows like cancer: at the expense of the host economy. The health of the FIRE Sector is a measure of the rate of concentration of wealth with the ruling elite class and their principal servants. It's long past time to stop paying homage to the parasitic disease of compound interest and capital gains.

I know I've merely asserted conclusions. Anyone who's really paying attention and has thought about how the economy works knows the inevitability of a bad end for capitalism. I've written about it and covered most of the evidence and reasoning that proves it as have many before me, especially in the past two hundred years. Exodus and Leviticus include injunctions such as: "The land belongs to God and may not be sold forever." Moses wasn't the only Mesopotamian leader to acknowledge, write about and prescribe cures for the economy killing concentration of wealth by compound interest etc. (It's only implied in the Biblical version. Aristotle, Jesus and Mohammad spoke more dynamically on the subject.) It doesn't take a genius to see that the exponential growth of money and profits, without an expansion of production and consumption, can only be caused by the inflation of an abstract economic bubble that must eventually burst. A virtual economy is all that banking, insurance, investment and real estate have ever been.

So I don't need to spoon feed every little fact. In fact, you need to look up whatever is necessary to see these things for yourself. When you think about it and explore reality on your own, not by listening to the network news or some wholly owned and co-opted economics professor, you will come to the same conclusions I have.

It Might Have Been a Better Choice: An Open Letter to Joe Biden




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[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8306) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

I will vote for Biden as well...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

Dear Joe, Fk Off! Yours, The 99%

vita brevis .. et veritas vos liberabit!

However - meanwhile this goes on:

by the ever excellent William Rivers-Pitt and also NB: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/

But Biden knows nothing of such matters! Btw, that was An Excellent Summary of Our Reality!!

Thanx agk!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"Joe Biden is a Trojan Horse .. Inside is the Democrats’ New Right Wing Coalition" ... by Russel Dobular:

"Let’s be absolutely clear: Bernie Sanders would undoubtedly have been the party’s nominee this year without the interference of its leadership. A lot of ink has been spilled about the failings of Bernie 2020, and some of those points are valid, but let’s not forget that Sanders won the first three states in the US primary calendar, all while facing unprecedented hostility from the corporate media and party elites, so clearly he did a lot of things right. No other candidate has ever won the first two states without going on to secure the nomination, much less all three.

"But no other candidate so universally feared and loathed by the money people and the consultant class has ever gotten so close to the big prize. Close enough that they were willing to drop all pretense of neutrality and fairness to ensure on the eve of Super Tuesday that instead of facing a fractured field of milquetoast moderates, Sanders would be going mano a mano with only Joe Biden, a man who voters had completely rejected in humiliating fashion right up until South Carolina. Remember, this was before we understood exactly how bad the coronavirus was going to be, or how badly Trump and the GOP would botch their response. No modern Democrat has ever won without high youth voter turnout, and there’s no way they didn’t understand that crushing the candidate of young voters was going to suppress their vote. Nor has any modern Democrat ever won without a high share of the Latino vote, and yet they chose to publicly and openly conspire against the candidate who was the clear choice of Latino voters.

"All this in order to run a notoriously thin-skinned politician in the obvious throes of cognitive decline against the world’s most infamous bully. Without coronavirus, Biden was a sure loser and there’s no way the party’s decision makers and strategists didn’t understand that. No, they aren’t that stupid. If you consider that the battle they’re fighting is only secondarily against the GOP, and primarily against the left wing of their own party, what they did was actually very smart.

"Vote your conscience in November in light of these realities ... but know that the real battle is going to start the day after the voting ends."

e tenebris, fiat lux?