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Thread: "Why Bernie Sanders Matters" by Seth Ackerman
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23038) 16 hours ago

Sanders crushing new Iowa poll.

New York Times/ Siena Iowa Poll: Sanders: 25% Buttigieg: 18% Biden: 17% Warren: 15% Klobuchar: 8% All others 3% and below.

The "utopia of consumerism" has turned out to be a dystopia/nightmare for most.

Hedges and Mishra talk about the destruction of the village, self sufficiency in agriculture, the forms of association and human solidarity have been destroyed across the world. Dislocation of the self, the result of the destruction of things that endow meaning to human life.

Hedges says it's a spiritual crisis. Mishra says a psychological crisis. Goes beyond just economic crisis. This assault creates a tremendous increase in mutual hatred and a pitting of people against one another.

We end up with a world where people are atomized and alienated and stuck in malaise.

Great video, worth a watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClVfqz3DXbw

Thread: Don't sell the farm today!
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23038) 16 hours ago

Occupy Wall Street was right 8 years ago. If only they'd have listened then....

because inequality only gets worse and worse as nothing is done by our neoliberal masters.

"Income inequality in America is at its highest level in more than 50 years"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/income-inequality-in-america-is-at-its-highest-level-in-more-than-50-years-census-report-today-shows/

"Social injustice is killing people on a grand scale" – WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.

https://www.healthpovertyaction.org/how-poverty-is-created/power-and-politics/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgrHx65Gf5wIVCZ2zCh3mmgt-EAAYAiAAEgKs8_D_BwE

Anyone who "gets into bed" with Rudy Giuliani is "gaily fucked" but our Shittoad-in-Chief had to feel "the shaft"--so sad! Being a native New Yorker, he could and should have known [about the ways of the former Mayor of New York] better. Joe Biden may well be smarter than taking on Rudy Giuliani. Skinny-dipping in the White House pool at midnight attracted Bill Clinton who could "lead a patrol of girl guides up a mountain" to "defile them," so his reputation had preceded him in arriving at the White House. He's lucky that he didn't get his manly balls shot off by his wife. An Epstein-Barr viral infection is better than losing his dingleberries.

Thread: "Why Bernie Sanders Matters" by Seth Ackerman
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23038) 3 days ago

Bernie Sanders leads National poll.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/22/politics/cnn-poll-sanders-biden-january-national/index.html

Bernie Sanders 27% Joe Biden 24% Elizabeth Warren 14% Pete Buttigieg 11%

So, here we see it, the seeds of Occupy beginning to bloom.

President Bernie Sanders! Bring it on!

''Capitalism on steroids'' is the reason for the ''Age of Anger'' (Pankaj Mishra & Chris Hedges):

I really can't recommend this excellent video enough to U - and to all who still read and learn here.

respice; adspice; prospice …

The Citizens United Travesty is 10 years old today and this too cannot stay the way it is (relating to the article above and comment by Lampedusa).

"Supreme Court's Citizens United mistake just turned 10 years old. It's time to reverse it."

"A decade later, we must advance our fight to put voters back in charge of Washington and restore the faith of the American people in our democracy."

From: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/supreme-court-s-citizens-united-mistake-just-turned-ten-years-ncna1119826

"The toxic influence of money in our elections touches every issue we face as a nation. And makes it harder to solve problems by empowering special interest groups. For example, over 90 percent of Americans want stronger background checks for gun purchases and 7 out of 10 want action to respond to climate change, but money in politics is a big reason why we can’t get it done."

Senator Sanders understands that if we don't overturn Citizens United we continue to march on the path toward oligarchy. That is not what our founding fathers envisioned and it is exactly what they feared.

Capitalism on steroids, which is what Citizens United is, can only be stomped out by an economy that works for all people and that would be socialistic in its nature.

"‘Middle Class’ Joe Biden has a corruption problem and it makes him a weak candidate" ... by Zephyr Teachout:

from which ... ''It may be the single most damning 90 seconds about Joe Biden I’ve ever seen where Tom Brokaw confronts him to his face on all of the horrible, harmful bills and amendments Joe voted for that harm everyday people.'' Also see Lyin' Joe lying his ass off here & note replies telling him so:

BUT IF BIDEN GETS THE DEM-NOM - U>frf WILL BE BACKING BULLSHITTER-BIDEN .. RIGHT?!

WHAT IF BERNIE GETS STIFFED BY THE DNC AGAIN? HE'D BE BETTER as 3rd PARTY, right?!!

Further http://occupywallst.org/forum/for-any-who-want-to-do-something-other-than-elect-/#comment-1078243 .. where U will be faced with the deepest truth from none other than your Dem pinup: AOC!

ad iudicium?!


PS & NB: https://twitter.com/Shadz66Shadz6t6/status/1220029723042111488 in reply 2U on Twitter,

et temet nosce!

''The Third Way is the Past. Socialism is the Future!'' by Paul Heideman:

Which ends ... ''Old-fashioned socialism, it turns out, is the “good old thing” best suited for combating the “bad new things”, of modern capitalism. Corbyn & Sanders have upended their respective parties precisely by holding on to socialism even when it was desperately unfashionable to do so. They were able to do so because they understood, as the Italian novelist Giuseppe Lampedusa put it, “Because things are the way they are, they cannot stay the way they are.”

commune bonum est summum bonum!

"The Democratic Party is not a left party. The Democratic Party is a center, or a center-conservative party ...” (AOC) - from …

e tenebris, lux?

Thread: Improbable Revolt
[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 days ago

AOC: “We don’t have a left party in the United States. The Democratic Party is not a left party. The Democratic Party is a center, or a center-conservative party” - excerpted from this tweet …

ad iudicium?!

Thread: No War, Not Now, Not Ever
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23038) 5 days ago

"The killing of Martin Luther King Jr was the ultimate result of the fusion of ugly white supremacist elites in the US government and citizenry and cowardly liberal careerists who feared King’s radical moves against empire, capitalism and white supremacy. If King were alive today, his words and witness against drone strikes, invasions, occupations, police murders, caste in Asia, Roma oppression in Europe, as well as capitalist wealth inequality and poverty, would threaten most of those who now sing his praises." - Cornell West

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/04/martin-luther-king-cornel-west-legacy

We can only imagine how different the world would be today, had he lived.

Thread: No War, Not Now, Not Ever
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 days ago

''MLK Jr. Warned That the Poor Pay for War With Their Lives'' by Nicholas Powers:

fiat lux; fiat justitia; fiat pax ...

Thread: The Iran War : "War is God", by Michael Carmichael.
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 6 days ago

''We're an oil company with an army!" - (Tulsi Gabbard) from ...

as Tulsi talks IRAN with guests Stephen Kinzer & Dennis Kucinich:

fiat lux et fiat pax ...

Thread: We Can't Afford Not to Communitize Healthcare
[-] -1 points by grapes (5232) 1 week ago

"young people today, as they age, are in a very different economic and social position than previous generations."

As I have learnt from this documentary's more mature Iranians, "A man must always have the last word." What's that?

That is: "Yes, my dear. You are absolutely [correct]!"

It reminds me of my patriarchal Dad♡♥♡♥. "To have and to hold till death do us apart."

Once the elder sibling has exhausted the parents' financial resources and other wherewithal, a younger sibling must come up with new coping strategies (e.g. to pay for a college education--a college-bound teenager can't "get blood out of a rock" but the elder sibling's struggle can have a lingering effect on the younger sibling's life circumstances and can be learnt from; where did the hippies go? the youth counter-culture lost to the corporations and the repressions such as the Kent State Massacre therefore many surrendered and went to San Francisco, U. of Cali. at Berkeley { which had a huge library collection and a "socialist" blue-state <no red states need apply to get rich like this--no investment so no return; mommy states tended to outperform daddy states> California in those days gave almost free college education to its qualified residents,} San José, etc. to study and make quantum physics/technological breakthroughs to build up quantum computing and Silicon Valley 》Arbeit macht frei《--I made myself a dream catcher, too; I caught a somewhat different dream from that of the baby-boomer hippies). I know how it felt as I had come up against the near butt-end of the baby boomers (a humongous cohort so there was little headroom left except for me to explore the bipedalism-induced-tipsy-turvy Uranus!) but I benefited from their struggles. Instead of hitching a ride a bit at a time to get to the Left Coast, as so many young people did after the Woodstock years, I went back home and stayed in Yankeedom where it's more hospitable than "the flyover country." A "socialist" government's policies can help and so can a change of government effected by one's own emigration.

Having a woman president may not be as important as one believes because of what had happened to the first African American President's agenda. By nearly all measures, the U.S. was well positioned to advance on a broad front but the Retards stopped it cold for partisan gains. The U.S. had a lost decade by having racism running rampant on the policy-by-executive-order front: what a "Black" did, a White undid.

When I went with my Mom to the monastery or nunnery decorated with the swastikas galore to pray, I didn't grab the groin under the gown to determine whether it was a monk or a nun leading a prayer because it wasn't germane to our purpose of praying there. We believed that whatever or whoever we were praying to didn't care about whether there was anything substantial between the legs. I've never seen any depiction of the genitalia of the more modern gods and goddesses. The ancient Greeks and Romans (and some other ancient peoples) did have some depictions of godly (but no goddessly as putting in that slit was considered as being obscene in an obviously patriarchal society; the dominant class is always considered as being "cool" even if the members are plainly "naked;" Adam's and Eve's behavior after their eyes had been opened showed that they were ashamed of God's work in creating them in God's image and also making them like the animals with male and female; the Supreme Artist was irritated by their disapproval of the Masterpiece with the great bestowed dominions including the physical world) genitalia so maybe it was important to their deities or cultures. It might have been a reason why the ancient Greeks were so much favored by their deities to make fundamental discoveries and breakthroughs in many areas of thought.

Being "retarded," I "visited a stinky public toilet" in order to apply an Exclusion Principle I'd learnt playing with putting things into a too-small container (I greatly appreciated my Mom's up-sourcing to my Big Brother; pity the souls who don't own a Poo Tin so they have to squat there for "every breath you take.") "Warren" means "a network of interconnecting rabbit burrows." "Sander" means "a power tool used for smoothing a surface with sandpaper or other abrasive material (from oxford.)" It seems that we do have a pun beside just having more trumpery. The impeachment trial will resume on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, with this cast of characters.

Declaration of innocence doesn't imply innocence unless there is a proof. In the U.S, it's done through an impeachment trial "<to gamble> for the <White pork-saline> throne", unlike in Hong Kong (PRC) where the executive simply declares that there was no police brutality in more than seven months of unrests without any independent investigation. Donald John Trump needs Hong Kong's rule-of-law protection! I'm sure that he still has the breath from God in him to be able to utter: "I am innocent--all articles of impeachment dismissed!" Edward Snowden fled to Hong Kong, hoping for its rule-of-law protection. Can Hong Kong accommodate yet another one? Or can Moscow take him, too? Ukraine's former ruler found a safe haven there. So did Edward Snowden.

I suspect that Moscow must have a rather respectable "zoo." See, I can still pass my first kindergarten's graduation requirement (knowing every vocabulary word from 'apple', to 'vase', and to 'zoo') despite the intervening decades and being "retarded" in visiting my purported birthplace (I was being "scientific," doing actual field research!)

Helium-3 deposited over eons by the solar wind on the far-side of Earth's Moon is the target of the international space race to release clean and controlled aneutronic (substituting a proton for a neutron in a tritium nucleus allows cleaner residues from containment vessels because neutrons can penetrate the positive electrically charged atomic nuclei easier than a positive electrically charged proton can, as like charges repel each other) nuclear fusion energy on Earth. The PRC's success in landing and retrieving rock samples from the far-side of the Moon is likely the first step in staking claim to mine the Moon.

Neutrons can convert highly purified silicon semiconductor wafers to p-type semiconductor containing phosphorus dopant with its nuclei each having been created by a neutron hitting and binding with a silicon nucleus, and then undergoing a beta decay.

Make America Greater with Don b A.S.S. (die amerkanische Staatssicherheit beißt das dicke Ende des Don) It'll be hilarious if U.S. government surveillance should nail the downfall of the head of the government! Nixon was so very smart making recordings in his office that... We have either a Coronation with ¿thorns? or a Crucifixion in absentia.

Bros, Mike Pence will likely be tougher than Trump on foreign policies as he's not gay so he's not into having bromance with dictators. One can buy "human rights" while one still can from a businessman at Davos who's without Mikey's fear of the wrath of God. Paying up for a court judgment is usually considered as restitution if accompanied by a sincere apology, not a bribe for buying future peace.

There exists Total Information Awareness evidence of collusion with the greatest shithole fermenting in the warm sunlit outhouse by the black sea. The shimmering-green flies buzzing around it for its smell reveal the source of the stink field.

The Rubi-con has been crossed. May Reconstruction be stolen a second time yet again?

"Judges and magistrates" collude with the "not-so-White-anymore-shooty" rabbit and the criminal utan in the "orange" jumpsuit and the red T-shirt so.. what does a trial with no witnesses and the defendant missing prove anything except that it is a Kanga--Roo court for a hunny/閪你 deal/屌?

"If I have to face that.. that.. thing for months. Then I may as well make the best of it. Oh, no! There it is again. I'll just turn it toward the wall. Oh dear. Aha! {now we've got a framed Constitution...}" My first kindergarten's English vocabulary book put the picture of a zebra with the word 'zebra' above that of a zoo with the word 'zoo'. In order to protect "national security," the A.S.S. can be painted with bipartisan black and white stripes to turn it into a 'zebra'. We can then try to catch up with Moscow's zoo of dictators ("l'état, c'est moi") by starting our own American 'zoo' with a shooty rabbit, a criminal orange-utan, a downunder burnt-out kanga-roo, and a bipartisan zebra.

It's Ukraine, not "the ukraine!"

Thread: We Can't Afford Not to Communitize Healthcare
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2402) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 week ago

I hope you're right. That's what I want to believe, in my less cynical moments. Sadly, there's no certainty about anything.

Thread: We Can't Afford Not to Communitize Healthcare
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23038) 1 week ago

30 years olds today, though, can't buy homes, are still mired in student loan debt, are not paying into pensions, have no job security. They're not even having children because they feel too pressured. So, I get what you're saying but we'll see. I think young people today, as they age, are in a very different economic and social position than previous generations.

Biden is going down and the establishment know it, hence the boosting up of Warren. I mean who else do they have that's even close to where Bernie is at? No one. Warren. So now she is the establishment's choice.

Biden is going down because of several factors: He's been relying mainly on name recognition which he has from being Obama's VP. He is not charismatic. He is not energetic. He does not have a following. He has bad record on war and social security, etc. He does poorly in the debates. And, the big one, he is all wrapped up in the Impeachment of Trump and the Ukraine scandal.

Bernie Sanders on the other hand has a movement that has been growing for 4 years. His policies are what most Americans want. He can be trusted, he is beloved and he beats Trump by more than any other candidate. Polls said in 2016 that he would have beat Trump.

Bernie's biggest challenge is to fight back against a biased media.

https://www.thenation.com/article/sanders-warren-cnn-debate/ by Jeet Heer

"Princeton historian Matt Karp tweeted, “Even as Bernie Sanders has built the largest grassroots campaign in US history—and currently leads the race in Iowa and NH—the networks still run post-debate panels without a single Bernie-friendly voice.”

HuffPost reporter Zach Carter commented, “CNN’s crew is just straight bashing Sanders post-debate.”

CNN’s treatment of Sanders raises a major problem that he’s going to have to confront going forward: Some major players in the mainstream media are clearly unafraid to cover him in a biased and one-sided manner. But this problem also has an upside: Sanders thrives under adversity, and he can use these examples of bias to fundraise and to mobilize his base. The Sanders campaign is a gamble, and one major uncertainty is whether his base is strong enough to overcome consistently negative media coverage."

Bernie Sanders must do what Jeremy Corbyn couldn't or wouldn't and that is fight the hell back at the establishment bias.

Thread: We Can't Afford Not to Communitize Healthcare
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2402) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 week ago

You know what the cons say? "If you're not a socialist when you're 20 you have no heart. If you're still a socialist when you're 30, you have no brain!"

Many new 30 year olds fall for that shit every turn around the sun.

Thread: "Why Bernie Sanders Matters" by Seth Ackerman
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23038) 1 week ago

CNN debate was a travesty, biased and quite frankly nasty.

"Rolling Stone" did a great job of outlining in full detail what happened at the CNN "debate" which is good because we should never forget it.

Women, in particular, better be careful this time around about supporting a woman just because she's a woman. That's not a good enough reason.

Ultimately, the reason that whole debacle occurred and the reason why CNN is now putting forth Warren as the leading candidate and attacking Sanders so vehemously is because the establishment has figured out that BIDEN CAN'T BEAT TRUMP!

The reasons Biden can't beat Trump are several: He doesn't have the charisma. He doesn't have the passionate following. He doesn't have a great record. He's not energetic. And the biggie: The Ukraine scandal, the impeachment of Trump involves Biden and information will be coming out about the Biden's. So, Biden is basically out and who is left?

Warren and Sanders are left (not a pun). So, the attack begins on Sanders as they boost up Warren because they'll take her over Sanders.

Hence, the photo op after the debate of Warren surrounded by women getting selfies with her. Just friggin' sickening. And, hence the microphone being on when she screeches to Bernie "Did you call me a liar on national t.v.?" as if she didn't do the same to him. Unreal.

And, if we learn anything from Corbyn's loss in the UK it's that you have to stand up to the unfairness of the media, to the lies and call it out wherever it is because if you don't, those who don't pay attention will think the media is right and will just go along with the attempted brainwashing.

Fight back Bernie. Get nasty back if you have to.

Thread: We Can't Afford Not to Communitize Healthcare
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23038) 1 week ago

Bernie's platform IS the future.

It's undeniable that younger people want more socialist policies. They want more fairness and inclusion. They vote in huge numbers for people like Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn yet because older voters vote more often, the conservatives win. This will not sustain because the electorate will change. The young will have their say in the future and that future bodes well for democratic socialism in the USA.

Thread: Don't sell the farm today!
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23038) 1 week ago

Occupy Wall St beats the IMF head by 8 years.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/17/head-of-imf-says-global-economy-risks-return-of-great-depression

I mean really? Really? This is news? That the IMF has concluded that inequality is unsustainable?! Are you kidding me? Like, we the people, don't already know this? Haven't known this for years?

Honestly, we have fuckwits ruling the world.

Kristalina Georgieva, the head of the International Monetary Fund says:

“In the UK, for example, the top 10% now control nearly as much wealth as the bottom 50%. This situation is mirrored across much of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), where income and wealth inequality have reached, or are near, record highs.”

She added: “In some ways, this troubling trend is reminiscent of the early part of the 20th century – when the twin forces of technology and integration led to the first gilded age, the roaring 20s, and, ultimately, financial disaster.”

Occupy has been saying this stuff since 2011! Why weren't they listening? It's shameful of the establishment to make like this is just happening now and suddenly at levels that are bad for the economy.

The truth is they're going to let inequality extend as far as they possibly can while they bank the profits. They don't give a damn about the 99%.

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