America Is A Failed Social Experiment, Neoliberal Wing Of Democratic Party Must Be Fought
May 31, 2020 at 10:03 PM - Views: 70 #321214L0oniXModerator
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From commentary delivered on CNN Friday night:
DR. CORNEL WEST: “And now our culture so market-driven, everybody for sale, everything for sale, you can’t deliver the kind of really real nourishment for soul, for meaning, for purpose. So when you get this perfect storm of all these multiple failures at these different levels of the American empire, and Martin King already told us about that…
The system cannot reform itself. We’ve tried black faces in high places. Too often our black politicians, professional class, middle class become too accommodated to the capitalist economy, too accommodated to a militarized nation-state, too accommodated to the market-driven culture of celebrities, status, power, fame, all that superficial stuff that means so much to so many fellow citizens.
And what happens is we have a neofascist gangster in the White House who doesn’t care for the most part. You’ve got a neoliberal wing of the Democratic party that is now in the driver’s seat with the collapse of brother Bernie and they really don’t know what to do because all they want to do is show more black faces — show more black faces. But often times those black faces are losing legitimacy too because the Black Lives Matter movement emerged under a black president, a black attorney general, and a black Homeland Security [Secretary] and they couldn’t deliver. So when you talk about the masses of black people, the precious poor and working-class black people, brown, red, yellow, whatever color, they’re the ones left out and they feel so thoroughly powerless, helpless, hopeless, then you get rebellion.
We’ve reached a point now a choice between nonviolent revolution — and by revolution what I mean is the democratic sharing of power, resources, wealth and respect. If we don’t get that kind of sharing, you’re going to get more violent explosions. Now the sad thing is in the neofascist movement in the White House, you have some neofascist brothers and sisters out there who are already armed. They show up at U.S. capitol and they don’t get arrested, they don’t get put down. The president praises them. See what I mean? …”
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June 1, 2020 at 12:41 AM #321277Mr. Mickeys MomModerator
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We have a deranged focus (just ask Ted Cruz, who got to greet the ISS, along with other “VIP” visitors to the space center. Members of congress from both sides of the isle are congratulating themselves in the midst of the Corona Virus Challenge “and other challenges”, they are slapping themselves on the back for the privatized ideas of going to the Moon, use its’ resources, and …. on to Mars!
See how the social experiment is going??? See how anxious they are to find funding for that project???
Hell, no... I'm not giving up...
June 1, 2020 at 1:32 AM #321300Pam2Participant
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“some neofascist brothers and sisters out there who are already armed”
..even the fascists. 🙂
June 1, 2020 at 1:59 AM #321305VoltairineParticipant
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Working class brethren hurt by the system and temporarily fooled by harmful ideology, whom we need to bring back to society with firm loving kindness, not demonize and otherize and push further into very dark place.
June 1, 2020 at 4:43 AM #321367
June 1, 2020 at 4:29 AM #321363Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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his father was a minister, he was raised in the black church & describes himself as a christian. went to divinity school and taught at the theological union
not so strange; everyone is, in reality, a brother/sister per some streams of theological thought
even hitler “brother hitler”
+ brother sun/sister moon & all the rest of creation
just blind to what we really are
June 1, 2020 at 2:14 AM #321309MizzGrizzParticipant
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..especially in his view that the system cannnot correct itself.
Bernie could have made an attempt to peacefully correct it,but the system rigged everything against him.And now they are getting just a foretaste of what will inevitably come….and it could have been avoided.
June 1, 2020 at 7:01 AM #321427Ohio BarbarianModerator
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I go farther. The neoliberal wing of the Democratic Party must not only be fought. It must be destroyed. It must be stripped of all power, and it will be. How that happens is at least partially up to them.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton
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