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      HassleCat
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      James Clyburn makes it clear where he stands. He torpedoes Bernie Sanders in favor of Joe Biden. Now he’s complaining that the left wing of his party is not doing enough to beat back the “defund the police” movement. That particular slogan was too scary for voters, he says, and cost Democrats lots of support. Of course, his slogan, Black Lives Matter, was perfectly reasonable, caused no problems at all, and was exactly right on pitch. Maybe he believe he is entitled to control the narrative because he is the last of the original civil rights activists from the March on Washington days. He certainly feels no compunction about saying, “Bernie was not one of us.” Now he feels it’s OK to restrict membership to those who stick to his reasonable, officially approved (by him) message. I think his behavior is self-serving and reprehensible. He knows he is above reproach because he is a “civil rights icon” and is free to dish out criticism without fear of receiving any. Maybe he’s getting deferred revenge on the Black Panthers and SNCC for upsetting his apple cart fifty years ago. Well, he got his piece of the pie. He’s a respected elder. Everyone must genuflect before him. Those who contradict him are immediately attacked from various angles. Pretty good gig.

      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/james-clyburn-john-lewis-defund-the-police-messages-black-lives-matter/

    • #376897
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Has been for years, ever since he sold out. He’s corrupt as fuck.

      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

    • #376976
      Punxsutawney
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      How convient.

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.

      Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.

      “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c

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