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Numerous analysts, journalists, publications, and scholars judge Mr. Trump to be a fascist. These range from academics to Newsweek to Salon to the New Republic to even Forbes magazine and conservatives like Max Boot and Jeb Bush. He is authoritarian, appeals to irrationality, is highly nationalistic, extremely bigoted, and calls for the defense of capitalism at the expense of democracy. The only things missing from this textbook definition of fascism are the uniforms.
Even though Trump has little chance of winning, it is interesting to consider what form Trump Fascism would take. What if Trump Fascism became the law of the land?
Neoliberalism demands reeducation for its implementation like command socialism. The neoliberal view of the person is exemplified by the figure of the Homo Oeconomicus and is the antipole of the socialist person. All persons are entrepreneurs of themselves. Everything important for persons is acquired through the market. To survive in the competition with others, constant self-optimization is necessary. Relations with others only serve utilitarian calculations.
Why You should learn the Cant Language to understand enemy communications in Media, Television and Politics.
Local right-winger, Donald Trump boot-licker, and white supremacist Michael Strickland pulls loaded gun on Don't Shoot Portland and BLM activists during Actions Thursday July 7th. Strickland had been agitating the crowd, attempting to provoke a violent confrontation. When the dirtbag's tactics were appearing to not have their desired affect, that's when Strickland pulled out a loaded gun and pointed it at unarmed people.
I happened upon a piece of rhetorical analysis by Stephen D'Arcy written in January that examined the differences between social justice activists in what people call the New Left era (1960s through the early 1970s) and today. The gist of the article is that the language used by contemporary leftists departs from that used in the New Left era in three ways: the shift from the systemic to the interpersonal; the shift from the collective/community to the specific; and the shift from the quest for an ultimate victory over oppressive ideologies and behaviors to the challenge of mitigating everyday impacts, or microaggressions in today's parlance, of those ideologies. It is an amazing piece of writing and I suggest that folks check it out for themselves and draw their own conclusions.
D'Arcy invites the reader to do just that, and in that spirit, I have some relatively brief observations. Major headings in D'Arcy's piece, each discussed below :
- Leftist identity politics is not working in 2014.
- It is time to check privilege checking.
- What is "winning" anymore?
Today's civil rights activists chastise the left for ignoring race in favor of a class-based politics. Their protest is being heard—and is changing liberalism.
It's all just too damned convenient
this is a serious question. I expect serious answers.
Leftism, as seen from its 'old school' purpose back in the 20th century was to challenge the establiment, established orders.
(let's say, from just after World War II... I'm not discounting the history of labor / other left movements in the early 20th C, just leaving them out momentarily for illustrative purpose here)
At that time, late 1940s-1950s the purpose and organizing principles of left movements were fighting McCarthyism, and also racism. The latter gained more momentum in the 1960s with the freedom movement for African Americans across the country. In the later 1960s the anti Vietnam war movement eventually hooked up with its immediate predecessor the civil rights movement.
but today, we have a government that perpetrated 9/11 and the USA Patriot Act upon us all. Any of the left-leaning politicians seem to be only interested in bolstering government policies that increase surveillance and overreach in the exact same directions as seen clearly since 11 September 2001. Also the Wall Street bailouts of 2008 have done nothing to turn the tide of plutocratic control, across left-right "ideological" spectrum of U.S. government legislators. (Yes it's obvious that the 2-party system is corporate controlled, but we're talking ideology and 'movements for change' here whether or not inside that specific bifurcated Pepsi-Coke conundrum)
Why do leftists constantly ideologically make appeal to the major "left" aka Democrat-corporate politicians, when that party shows no challenge to the established order whatsoever? Further, why do party-unaffiliated "anarchists" and community activists continually endorse statist and oppressive policies enacted by Democrats?
When I was arrested for the first time in my life three years ago, my eyes were opened. I had never been in trouble with the law in my life and possessed the highest security clearance available. I began seeing things I never paid attention to before.
I used to have such faith in our legal system, from the code enforcer to the beat cop to the Supreme Court. Then I witnessed firsthand how the system is rigged. I witnessed firsthand the lying, underhanded, and scheming ways of the police forces. I witnessed the cover-ups and obfuscations of the police departments and government agencies, the corruption of the courts and prosecutors. As I opened my eyes wider, I realized it wasn't just happening to me. The corruption, abuse, and oppression was everywhere! I can no longer give ANY government official the benefit of the doubt and think they actually care about my well-being or rights. Not all government officials are like this, but too many are and that's the problem. If they can treat me like a criminal because there are criminals among us, why should I treat them any differently since there are crooks and frauds among them?
The mayhem as a result of the shooting last night hits close to home for me since it happened in my home state and just a few hours from where I live. I want to share my thoughts on the incident.
I realize that not everyone will agree with my assessment and only those with the capability of being objective and analytical, having an open mind, and can accept hard truths will understand what I'm trying to say, even if they disagree. Some of these are hard truths and many will refuse to accept them at face value in spite of the evidence. I freely admit that I have gone from an apologist to a cynic. I no longer have the ability to bestow the benefit of doubt towards any government officials when even blatant violations of law by the highest of officials in government is cast aside by the leading law enforcement branch in the country.
In the article below, Syracuse University historian Herbert Ruffin explores the rapid rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement as the most recent development in the ongoing struggle for racial and social justice in the United States.
"Black Lives Matter" has become a mantra for people protesting police violence against African Americans.
It's a hash tag, a popular t-shirt slogan and a movement that is loosely organized - by design.
Please help vote out warmongers, earth destroyers and animal butchers from the Senate and House.
During the last 60 years, the number of guns in private hands in the United States has risen sharply.
During the last two decades, the number of murders and non-negligent homicides have fallen sharply.
More guns do not equal more crime.
In response, opponents of an armed population have shifted their focus and changed the terminology that they use.
Instead of gun control, they call restrictive policies "gun safety".
Instead of focusing on violent crime, they have created the term "gun violence". Most people consider gun violence to be "gun crime". The opponents of gun ownership use the term to include suicides and accidents as well as murder. They lump them all together as "gun deaths".
Their theory is that more guns equal more deaths. Fatal gun accidents have fallen to all time lows; murder has fallen sharply to rates not seen since the middle 1960s. Most "gun deaths" are suicides. Their claim has become "more guns equal more suicides".
Per capita numbers of private firearms increased from .754 in 1981 to 1.176 in 2014. While the fraction of suicides committed with guns fell 16 percent, the per capita number of guns in the country rose 56 percent.
When police execute someone, the excuse is always something like this: "He reached under his shirt to his waistband. I thought he had a gun. I didn't want to leave my children fatherless and my wife a widow." The murdered victim's wife and children, if any, are of no consequence.
Is the Dallas police shooting a false flag affair in behalf of gun control? Is it the result of a war veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder? Is the shooting the beginning of retribution for thousands of wanton police murders of US citizens in the 21st century? Or is there some other explanation?
We will never know. The perpetrator is dead. The authorities will tell us whatever suits the purposes of authority.
Conservatives, especially those taught to be fearful of crime, have scant objection to police murders. Their view is always: "The police wouldn't have shot him without cause." The same bias in favor of the police is why conservative jurors always convict.
The liberals tend to interpret the shootings as racism, so they want to combat racism.
The Gig is up and and your old ass has just gone down.
Riots? Why am I not surprised?
Who is surprised?
It's the End of the World as you thought you knew it.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about 9/11 is that people often ask us to "Never Forget" while at the same time never learning, let alone remembering, anything about the crimes. This is a beautiful example of Orwell's concept of Doublethink in which citizens covet their own unconsciousness in order to avoid acknowledging uncomfortable facts.
One such fact is that we were given a string of false, contradictory official accounts for the failure of the national air defense systems that day and the last one given is the most unbelievable.
during (at tail end of) a Black Lives Matter demonstration.
so the Dallas sniper killings, at the close of "Black Lives Matter" rally in Dallas, Texas have provided the final nail in the coffin of Hillary Clinton's 'emailGate'.
3 Male, 1 Female African Americans Pursued By Dallas Police For Sniper Killings 2016-07-07
Two Dallas Cops Shot In "Black Lives Matter" Demonstration 2016-07-07
there are 4 suspects in the presently-happening sniper shootings follwing the "Black Lives Matter" demonstration tonight in Dallas, Texas.
Dallas Police (DPD) suspects at this time consist of 3 male and 1 female, all African Americans.
two police officers were shot by a suspect who was reportedly carrying a rifle this evening.
at least one other person in addition has been reported shot, while the suspect with rifle is being pursued by police.
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Between the years of 1995 and 2005 I was a Freelance News Stringer in Sacramento County, California. I had become very proficient at gathering video of local crime, fire, and accidental breaking news for all of the local TV stations, yet, I had no idea that I could get caught up in a Crisis Actor scenario.
This was a comment by Kevin Scott King at one of American Everyman's posts. I thought it was an excellent list and will help people evaluate any future events like this
You are a nuclear target. AND YOU WILL DIE.
An unfair, unjust Court Order that will return a 7 year old child to a pedophile father who has an active Domestic Violence protection order that was suppose to protect mother and child from threats and Domesic Violence..child will be ripped from arms of mother Saturday july 9th at 10am from Newberg OR police station
A brief recap of the events
The main responsibility of a government in a "democracy" is protecting the minority of the ownership class against the majority of the non-owners... Our bombing Arab countries is not terrorism but a struggle for freedom and human rights... The neoliberal indoctrination systems serve an industrial-scale manufacture of ignorance... The US strives for an absolute dominance in water, air, outer space and in the opinion market. Pessimism of intellect & optimism of the will!
In cooperation with Crna Luknja, the anarchist radio show on Radio Student in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, we produced the following interview on the ongoing struggle against the attempted eviction of Rog, a former bicycle factory and an active squat for 10 years now. The interview focuses on the resistance against the attempts of eviction by the city as well as Nazi attacks and also on the political framework right now in Slovenia.
Report from premier screening at Clinton Street Theater July 3rd, 2016: Paying the Price for Peace, overview of film and event.
will you help us get Portland Mayor Charlie Hales prosecuted for the #ODeaShooting coverup and concealment of evidence. The New Mayor Ted Wheeler is aware we are working hard to shine a light into the darkness at City Hall, and have the NeoNazi Mark Kruger removed from Portland Police and have Charlie Hales prosecuted along with the #ODeaFour officers + unknown others who helped keep the shooting coverup.
Mayor Hales is in violation of the settlement agreement in brutalizing citizens to punish them for coming to City Council, and he is also violating an injunction in Joe Walsh's case before Judge Simon in which he is prohibited by injunction from restricting citizens from Open meeting participation.
Due to being a strong supporter of disability rights, I have been faced with an atmosphere of harassment and discrimination.
Charlie Hales arrested proxy scapegoats for the #ODeaFour to distract from his own criminality. His abuse of Power needs to be checked.
This report presents evidence of the total fraud that is the fbi, army, congress, yahoo, google, bing, facebook, etc., with regard to the service records of war veterans.
725 free movies, 700 free ebooks and 450 free audio books (including "1984") are ours on www.openculture.com. Enjoy the feast! How can anyone be "hard-nosed" with 725 free movies?
so at this point this "sh**show of a non-campaign" has got both left-leaning and right-leaning Americans,
not only at each others' left v. right throats but also, as you (whatever at all political view of you-who-reads-these-words) may have noticed as well, at each others' left v. left _and_ right v. right throats as to the viability of the 2 major corporate party candidates.
All this, in addition to the purported efficacy of casting a vote for one or the other (aka "hold your nose", 'lesser of two evils' etc.)
Sure, prior to this we all — on 'both sides of the aisle' — have had some awareness that it is indeed the One Corporate Party, yes. (illusory '2 parties') Acknowledged. We knew this beforehand. To at least some degree.
But, 2016 is naked aggression with the mask off. No-clothes emperor this time.
Please cite a U.S. presidential campaign where such a protracted dilemma has been presented in years past?
I think this one is unprecedented. Which makes me (and perhaps others) wonder, was this completely orchestrated from the outset? as a mass divide-and-conquer psychological operation on U.S. citizens.
the "9/11" of Presidential campaigns?
Gov. Brown signed into law several different pieces of anti-gun legislation yesterday.
One of the most grevious and pointless — in terms of public safety, as less than 4% of all firearm murders are committed with _any_ type of rifle, of which semi-autos are only a small fraction — is Assembly Bill 1135 and Senate Bill 880, which reclassifies hundreds of thousands of currently legally owned semi-automatic rifles as fictional "assault weapons" (no such thing exists except in U.S. gun legislation wordings).
i.e. with the stroke of a pen, Governor Brown just made many tens of thousands of law abiding California citizens felons (if they do not otherwise comply).
A just-as-ridiculous and -ineffectual magazine capacity ban was also passed, Senate Bill 1446 limits possession of firearm magazines to 10 rounds or less. Magazines of greater capacity than ten rounds in any particular type of firearm, rifle or pistol, are not a factor in fatal shootings, multiple-victim or multiple-wound crimes.
In any case, California has now followed suit with New York and a few other states with preposterous, ineffectual (for public safety) and oppressive laws that will only ever impact in 95% or more cases, fully law abiding citizens. Criminals will obtain their semi-auto rifles and >10-round (read: standard) capacity magazines by other, non-legal in California means.
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Hey there what's up. I'm interested in starting a puppet show. Radical type, challenging.welcoming, occupy style . More than tents.but the character the intention the working group feel. Train riding perspectives and sounds.from the gutter. Julia.butterfly redwood tree holding hug.style rainbows.with kitchens to feed masses. Diligent academics with facts.resources and sturdy arguments. Satirists. Profanity crude. Family relevance. Community.relevance! Looking for some inspired active type people to.co create and give this shared space some diversity variety fresh thought and energy. Strength. Hoping to attract a crew for art making brain storming and accountability, show up. Build something. Take it out there to perform. You.know.what to.do :)
the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign is in full swing,
and ooh My Goodness, what a progressive campaign it is!
So progressive in fact, that a growing list of dozens of prominent Republicans and former George W. Bush administration officials are falling over themselves to praise Ms. Clinton's wares, and state unequivocally that she is "the one" for them to cast a vote.
former Treasury Secretary and 2008 Wall Street multibillion dollar bailout czar Hank Paulson recently stated in a Hillary-endorsing Washington Post feature: "To my Republican friends: I know I'm not alone."
He's not. And below are the big names that are with him — or, perhaps more accurately, with her.
[ and _also_ with YOU, too if one happens to be a prospective HRC voter this November — enjoy the Bu$hy company whether or not holding your nose! ]
See Also —
2008 Wall Street Bailout Treasury Sec. Paulson: "I'm Voting For Hillary Clinton"
Think the real owners give a shit about your sorry ass? Think again.
NUCLEAR WAR WITH RUSSIA IS OKAY WITH THESE PSYCHOS.
Seven counter-protesters have been charged with attacking members of the Ku Klux Klan during a so-called "White Lives Matter" rally that turned into a bloody February melee in Anaheim, prosecutors said Thursday. They are: Hugo Contreras, 28, of Hawthorne; Randy Felder, 26, of Lakewood; Guy Harris, 20, of Anaheim; Mark Liddell, 26, of Los Angeles; Armando Ortiz, 22, of Santa Ana; Nicole Schop, 24, of Los Angeles; and Alexis Solis, 23, identified as a transient.
Prosecutors said Ortiz was among those stabbed. Ortiz and Harris were allegedly fighting with one of the Klan members, identified only as "Charles D.," when Ortiz was stabbed under the arm with a pocket knife, according to the statement from the district attorney's office.
Anaheim Police previously identified the Klan member who stabbed the protesters as Charles Donner, 51. Donner was initially booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to Sgt. Darron Wyatt, a city police spokesman. He was later released after police determined he acted in self-defense. Prosecutors are still searching for an eighth suspect who was seen kicking a Klansman in a video of the incident.
The demonstrators were all charged with misdemeanor assault or battery or resisting arrest, according to a statement issued by the Orange County district attorney's office.
"This case is not about who was holding the protest rally, their racist message, or who was counter-protesting. This is about the mob mentality turning violent, which shut down neighboring streets, access to the park, and endangered the community as a whole," Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas said in a statement. "Our office does not condone any message of hate, mob violence, or vigilante justice."
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See evidence of reactions to my reports of fbi's unlawful insider trades in world financial markets.
Help I'm surrounded millions broke Americans.
As new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte prepares to assume office, a growing number of Filipinos seem to - or want to - believe his surprising claim that he will be the country's first "socialist" President.
"PDX MAKES ME WANNA 'Holla':
Challenging the Narrative for Kids of Color in America's Whitest City"
A film and discussion with Eric Knox, Featured Star of the Film and Sebastian Rogers, Director
Filmed on June 14 2016 at Kennedy School
On May 17, 2016, the Portland Oregon school board unanimously passed a climate justice curriculum resolution--hurray! So, now what? Educating for Climate Justice, the group of teachers, students and community members who have carried out the resolution through to its passage, are currently meeting with district staff on implementation plans.
Interested in providing your input? Please come to our next meeting on Monday, July 18 at 7 PM, 5431 NE 20th Ave. We will be located in the board room know as "Seashell", please enter on 20th Ave near the parking lot.
Pepsi brought back sugar as well as aspartame. Animals are burned alive as sugar cane fields are set on fire prior to harvesting. Pepsi has an unethical relationship with Yum Foods and Circle K, generates obesity,
is a global polluter and deforester, a pricegouger
The elevator effect is not true anymore. This changed from the 1990s. People no longer move up together. A society of descent, precariousness and polarization has come out of the society of social ascent. The metaphor of the escalator describes this process. Ascents and descents have a collective and an individual dimension. The gainful life has lost its former structure; careers and vocational paths have become intermittent.
I put up a couple telling videos at my blog. We're being told contradictory stories about what happened at the Orlando nightclub shooting.
The United States Senate faces a likely vote on Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation this week. Puerto Rico's Governor, Alejandro García Padilla, called on the Senate to pass the bill by July 1, when the US territory owes a nearly $2 billion debt payment. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act passed the House on June 9.
Gun control advocates and politicians frequently cite the statistic that more than 30 Americans are murdered with guns every day. What's rarely mentioned is that roughly 15 of the 30 are black men.
The number of Americans murdered by guns peaked in 1993, then dropped sharply until 2000 for reasons that are still not fully understood. Since then, the number of Americans killed in gun homicides has remained remarkably consistent, about 11,000 to 12,000 a year.
Another constant: About half of those killed this way are black men, though they make up just 6 percent of the U.S. population. In 2001, when George W. Bush took office, 5,279 black men were murdered with firearms, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2012, it was 5,947.
These deaths are concentrated in poor, segregated neighborhoods that have little political clout.
Most of these men have criminal records. But it's not drug deals or turf wars that drives most of the shootings.
Instead, the violence often starts with what seems to outsiders like trivial stuff — "a fight over a girlfriend, a couple of words, a dispute over a dice game," said Vaughn Crandall, a senior strategist at the California Partnership for Safe Communities, which did the homicide analysis for Oakland.
"This is something we should politicize." -- President Obama, October 2015, in response to the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon.
Calls for stricter gun control are rather predictable. Laws regulating the purchase of firearms are now a fiercely debated issue and utilized to rally support on both sides of the political spectrum. Society has become mired in politically expedient catchphrases, such as "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims," or "God isn't fixing this." These catchphrases allow politicians to feel politically active within the debate, yet remain conveniently distant from the heart of it.
Ironically, amid all of the sanctimonious finger-pointing, a critical detail has gone relatively unnoticed: President Obama has discreetly brokered and authorized the sale of more arms to foreign governments than any other US president since World War II. How has such a critical detail gone relatively unnoticed by media seemingly fixated on the United States' "culture of violence"?
How can a man who has weaponized the planet at a historic rate be championed as a purveyor of peace?
Mainstream media reports have participated in promoting President Obama as the standard-bearer of moral righteousness as he passionately decries gun violence.
Noam Chomsky once stated, "Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the US media." Such an astute observation has never been truer. As people in the United States attempt to comprehend the US "culture of violence," perhaps it is time to start looking to the top.
"The EU is an instrument of the ruling classes of Europe for the imposition of brutal austerity measures—most directly on the workers of Greece, of Spain, Portugal and Ireland, but also on workers in the UK, France and Germany... .Prime minister, Cameron, has even proclaimed an "Age of Austerity" as his government imposes cuts of €263 billion, equivalent to over 10 percent of Britain's GDP, at the cost of the destruction of 20 percent of all public sector jobs..."
so (among other former Bu$hCo enablers — see below) Hank Paulson, best buddy of the 1% calls it.
notify every "liberal" you know, who plans to vote for the 'first woman president'.