Chomsky’s Choice: Genocide?!

 What’ll It be Folks: Xenophobia or Genocide? by AIDAN O’BRIEN source: http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/31/whatll-it-be-folks-xenophobia-or-genocide/ Have we reached the endgame of Western democracy? When we heard Chomsky, a week or two ago on Democracy Now, saying that if pushed he’d vote for Clinton, it felt like the end. So hell is this Hobbesian choice: xenophobia or genocide? And it’s […]

Refugee Migration Paints Neocon-neoliberalism Morally Bankrupt

I cannot help but to be reminded that Bernie Sanders believes in the opposite of what Putin asserts and advances, and certainly in this instance. (Bernie Sanders: Anti-Russian Propaganda and “Vermont Socialism” – NEO – New Eastern Outlook) His recent foreign policy remarks on drones and the importance of American military global dominance(hegemony) and his position […]

“G” Stands for Greece, Greed, Globalization (of Poverty) – And Blowback.

While reading this insightful overview of the complex Greek drama – seen thorough the eyes of what I would describe as a reality grounded Marxist economist, and Greek PM with SYRIZA – I found myself generalizing the particulars with a bias towards America’s own political-economic, real unreality. Our future is playing out on the European stage today, […]

“The Manipulation of Populism by Elitism” (#01)

Neocons 2.0: The problem with Peter Pomerantsev By MARK AMES , 17, 2015 “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort […]

Have Faith: Don’t Vote, Delegitimize, Nullify, Organize!

Zapatistas Say Don’t Vote, Organize!   The social movement rejected claims that it supports spoiling ballots, but also denies that it supports the electoral process. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) reject calling for an abstention of Mexico’s upcoming midterm summer elections, emphasizing instead the need for people in Mexico to organize. “As the […]

Single Issue Voting…

This is one exhaustive and exhaustingly long, insightful and well referenced article, presenting a different, from the establishment punditocracy perspective, view of electoral politics. It begs for some collective marking up of instructive passages or, if it makes anyone feel better, individualist unpacking of parts or the whole or, nothing at all – possibilities abound…   […]

The Wholly Unholy, Corpocratic, New Democrat(ic) Party, Had a Beginning – The Anatomy of Betrayal

IMO, a must read stroll through memory lane, tightly clutched barf-bag in hand… How the DLC Does It ROBERT DREYFUSS DECEMBER 19, 2001 source: http://prospect.org/article/how-dlc-does-it (Excerpt from a much longer article) Representative Gregory Meeks, an African-American lawyer and assistant district attorney elected to Congress in 1998 to represent a middle-class black neighborhood in Queens, New York, […]

Corporate rule hurts the US more than shutdown

The Tea Partiers are undoubtedly viewing “job creators” (large corporate CEOs and managers) as essential to growing American jobs, wages, and prosperity. At the same time, when drilling deeper into their support of the free market capitalist system, they seem to be capable of distinguishing between “free market” capitalism and government rigged market corporatism; resting […]

Empire Building, the Debt Ceiling the Budget Deficit and the Samson Solution

  Empire Building, the Debt Ceiling the Budget Deficit and the Samson Solution By James Petras, 99GetSmart Introduction US and world political and economic leaders are faced with what they describe as a ‘systemic catastrophe’:  the inability to pay global creditors, including domestic and foreign banks, investors and governments, who hold $16.7 trillion in US Treasury notes.  […]

Neoliberals Are Neither

Because of the many links and cross-links attending  articles at George Washington’s blog it is an indispensable, anti-establishment, resource. The author himself voted for Gary Johnson, which positions him on the right-libertarian side of the ledger. To most on the left this designation conjures up horror imbued images of a callous Galtian world order, liberally […]

What Speaking Truth to Power Should Sound Like!

This is the sort of speech that the left should be clamoring for from their own representatives, or at least their Prog-caucus back benchers. When the left, instead, settles for silence or thin propaganda tainted pablum then supporting them is clearly counter productive and self defeating – akin to Jonestown kool-aide quaffing BELGIAN MP, LAURENT LOUIS, DROPS […]