Democrats WANT To Lose The Midterms: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix-Caitlin Johnstone

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    • #402078
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Note: I bolded some of my favorites.

      Americans: We’re dying!

      Republicans: Good.

      Democrats: We hear you and we honor your experience.

      The USA is the single worst human rights offender on our planet. The fact that most of its transgressions take place outside its own borders makes it more egregious, not less. So-called human rights watchdog groups which fail to acknowledge this fact are propaganda constructs.

      By 2024 the only mainstream US political debate allowed will be about whether America should nuke Russia or China.

      “Kindly let me help you or you will drown, said the monkey putting the fish safely up a tree.”
      ~ Alan Watts

      Interventionist foreign policy in a nutshell.

      War is insanity. Unjust war is criminal insanity. One of the ugliest things about western imperialism is the way it gives extremely young soldiers whose minds have been warped by a criminally insane war machine the power of life and death over defenseless populations.

      One very important thing you can do is keep finding new ways to help people see the horrors of imperialism with fresh eyes. It’s all so aggressively normalized and it’s been going on all our lives, so it’s easy to get used to it and lose sight of how unspeakably horrific it is.

      Choosing to continue an immoral course of action is as immoral as initiating it. Presidents who continue the immoral policies of their predecessors are as culpable as the presidents who initiated them.

      The Democratic Party is corrupt and murderous beyond the possibility of redemption and anyone who says otherwise is either deceived or deceiving.

      I’m seeing US progressive/DSA types getting more and more agitated about the sudden increase in hostility toward the Democrats from the left. What did they think was going to happen when the Dems took control of the entire government? You’re the power now, buttercup.

      The problem with warning that the $2000 check scandal will lead to losses in the midterms is that Democrats are fine with losing in the midterms. You think they like having to own all their right wing bullshit for themselves? Democrats hate being exposed and vulnerable like this. They much prefer to blame their corporate cronyism, austerity policies and warmongering on an obstructionist Republican congress. They’re happy to lose the midterms. They prefer to lose the midterms.

      The easiest way to look cool is to fight the power. The easiest way to get rich is to serve the power. The easiest way to look cool and get rich is to serve power while appearing to fight it.

      Democrats are absolutely correct that it is of paramount importance for the Republicans be held accountable for their atrocious crimes lest those crimes repeat themselves in the future.

      Start with the Bush administration.

      Immense military and financial commitments are made to Israel on the grounds that it’s “the only democracy in the Middle East”, but also if you try holding it to the same standards as other democracies you’re a Nazi.

      And also Israel is not a democracy. Obviously.

      If I saw someone criticizing the many, many horrible things the Australian government has done, it would never in a million years occur to me to rush to Australia’s defense. Yet I interact with people hastening to defend the US empire on a daily basis. These people are silly.

      World peace and inner peace are not separate endeavors. Go deep enough into one and you’ll eventually find yourself working on the other as well.

      If humanity can’t collectively transcend egoic consciousness it won’t matter if the revolution succeeds; even if we create worldwide utopia we’ll only end up destroying it out of boredom. Conflicts with each other and with nature will keep rebirthing until inner conflicts vanish.

      Reprinted in full with permission from the author. 

       

      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

    • #402085
      ThouArtThat
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      @ohiobarbarian

      Hi ob,

      Yep – The sooner America gives up on the democratic party and Vichy Dems, the sooner we get busy rebuilding a crumbling country.

      TAT

      “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
      - John F. Kennedy

      "The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it."
      - George Orwell

      "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
      - Jiddu Krishnamurti

      "Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information."
      - Idries Shah

      "A riot is the language of the unheard."
      - Martin Luther King

    • #402091
      salemcourt
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      Q: What is a liberal (Neera Tandem)?

      A: A liberal is a violent white supremacist extremist who supports and participates in the mass slaughter of brown-skinned human beings overseas while tweeting that white supremacist extremists are bad.

      Q: Who is the biggest leak source of CIA documents to the news media?

      A: The CIA.

      Q: What is the Republican Party?

      A: An organization which assures Americans of conservative sensibilities that the status quo is working fine.

      Q: What is the Democratic Party?

      A: An organization which assures Americans of liberal sensibilities that the status quo is working fine.

      You’re allowed to choose between oligarchic warmongers who make you feel uncomfortable or oligarchic warmongers who make you feel comfortable. Those are your choices.

      The main difference between QAnon conspiracy theories and Russiagate conspiracy theories is that one makes people do dumb things like alienate their families and riot at government buildings while the other manufactures consent for cold war agendas that may end all life on earth.

    • #402117
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      The fact that we raise so called “liberals” who become vichy Democrats (Hello, Conner Lamb) and offer the same main course over and over again, cements all points.

      Movement for a People’s Party will gain advantage when the choices are this obvious (no difference, and therefore, the Democrats will loose their ass mid-term elections).  My time is best spent getting MPP on the ballot and run THEIR candidate mid-term.

      Good night, Gracie 👋🏼

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #402148
      closeupready
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      NOT in running the government for the benefit of working people, minorities and the poor.

      And mind you, if we’ve figured this out, they figured this out YEARS ago.

      And so a Democrat will run to Nancy Pelosi and say something like, “We’re in trouble! Unless we pass an expansion of food stamps, we’re going to lose Florida! My suggestion: cut food stamps by HALF of what Republicans demand!”

      Nancy will cackle, and say ‘good job – I like it!’

      And by design, they will lose midterms. Yay! Victory! They can then go to their corporate donors and the Katie Perry/Don Lemon crowd and say, “if you don’t give us lots of money, it will be THE END OF THE UNIVERSE!!!!!”

      They can then squirrel away campaign donations for a future 501(c)(3) “charity” to be CEO’ed by their spouses and families.

      See how this works?

      The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

    • #402186
      mrdmk
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      🙁

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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      • #402230
        mrdmk
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        The Senate and Biden thinks it is more important to impeach Donald Trump than to govern at this moment. The Senate has four years to make sure Trump cannot run for President, but they prioritize this matter first. I am sure I am not the only one who thinks this.

        If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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        • #402273
          Ohio Barbarian
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          They can bar Trump from holding federal office for life by a simple majority vote in favor of a resolution that he participated in an insurrection against the federal government. They could even wait and do that after they lose the midterms. But they won’t.

          In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if overpaid Democratic strategists will try to insure Trump runs for President again in 2024 because he’s the only one Biden or Harris can beat. Then Trump gets in again and they can scream about Russia.

          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

        • #402274
          MizzGrizz
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          @mrdmk.

          And Trump’s supporters will be all too happy to turn both Senate and House back their way in two years.

           

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