Russiagate vs. Climate Genocide: How Democrats Cover Up Trump’s Worst Crime
January 3, 2019 at 10:06 AM - Views: 54 #7940ZimInSeattleParticipant
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by PATRICK WALKER
Russiagate’s Beauty for Dems: Dissing Trump without Discussing Issues
The more important an issue is to humanity, the likelier it is Democrats don’t want to discuss it.
Thus, it’s hardly surprising that Noam Chomsky felt obliged to point out the “moral depravity” of both major parties for discussing neither climate change nor the increasing risk of nuclear war during the recent midterm election campaigns. It’s likewise hardly surprising that the Republican Party, which Chomsky rightly terms “the most dangerous organization in human history,” likes to stay mum on the real nature of its wantonly destructive policies. But what’s truly amazing—until one habituates to the mammoth corruption of current U.S. politics—is how utterly unwilling today’s Democratic Party is to discuss issues that would paint Republicans in not merely in an unflattering, but in a criminally insane light.
But so corrupt is today’s Democratic Party that the very issues on which they could “nail” Republicans at election time—climate destruction, warmongering, ever worsening economic inequality, or corruption by political money—are themselves a profound embarrassment for Democrats as well. So, far better for Dems to pin their anti-Trump stance on something far less discernible, like Trump’s purported (but never proven) collusion with Russia.
Now, given the jaw-dropping corruption of Trump and his cronies, it’s hardly surprising if Robert Mueller’s two-year witch hunt for hints of Trump’s collusion with Russia—and a witch hunt it has indeed been—uncovers numerous crimes (most or all probably unrelated to Russia). As respected veteran journalist Allan Nairn (interviewed in the Intercept podcast just linked to) penetratingly says, “Look, Trump is a guy who’s guilty of almost everything, in a meaningful sense. Yet, here, the Democrats have pinned the political future of the world on nailing him for the one thing of which he may in fact be innocent: Russia collusion.”
Nairn’s interview is a virtual diamond necklace of piercing insights; it’s perhaps the best single existing reflection on the grand significance of life under Trump. But his observation that Democrats have (with adrenalin-junkie death defiance, at best) “pinned the future of the political world” on nailing Trump for collusion with Russia merits readers’ emphatic attention.
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January 3, 2019 at 10:23 AM #7942elias39Participant
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“Look, Trump is a guy who’s guilty of almost everything, in a meaningful sense. Yet, here, the Democrats have pinned the political future of the world on nailing him for the one thing of which he may in fact be innocent: Russia collusion.”
Mueller will try to run this side-show for another year or so, hoping to influence the next Prez election.
January 3, 2019 at 2:48 PM #8028MaedhrosParticipant
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The Democrats and their agents in the media are promoting Russiagate because, when all is said and done, they care more for their own political survival – and securing their place at the corporate feeding trough – than they do for the needs of the people, the good of the country, or the survival of the planet. Period.
I do take issue with Walker’s assertion that leftist idealogues (an unnecessary pejorative) are claiming that the Republicans and Democrats are the same. Such is not the case. Many leftists assert that neither Party represents the will of the people, an assertion for which there is much evidence. This is not the same as claiming both parties are identical in nature.
His body recovered from his torment and became hale,
but the shadow of his pain was in his heart;
and he lived to wield his sword with left hand
more deadly than his right had been.
January 3, 2019 at 2:59 PM #8033MistaPParticipant
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even potential treason by Flynn–and it’s China, Britain, Turkey, yada yada
just on RCP there’s a breathless article on how 2019 will be the worst! year! ever! for Trump because of the Trump Tower meeting
January 3, 2019 at 5:34 PM #8112YanathParticipant
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not because they’re “embarrassed”. They’re culpable. If they are knowingly preventing action to mitigate a crisis that threatens our civilization and even our species, are they not among the criminally insane, as well?
January 3, 2019 at 6:33 PM #81533fingerbrownParticipant
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on this! But then, maybe it is more about protecting someone and the corrupt organization that backed Her, than about him.
All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
January 3, 2019 at 6:43 PM #8155peacecorpsParticipant
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More of them campaigned on health care, corruption, climate change, etc. though whether most were sincere about these issues remains to be seen.
The Big Lie: "Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it." AH.
"Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect." JG
National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.
January 3, 2019 at 7:51 PM #8176Utopian LeftistParticipant
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Are you more afraid of CIA interference in our elections or Russian interference in our elections?
Because I’m way more afraid of Amerikans than Russkies.
"All fascism is a result of a failure of the left to provide a viable alternative." ~ Trotsky
January 3, 2019 at 8:10 PM #8187Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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it may be on the public record but it’s not in the public consciousness. And that’s all that matters in politics: What is in the public consciousness?
And those that set the rhythm of repetition that determine the public consciousness — in this case, the media outlets like MSNBC and CNN, which today play an absolutely central role, even more important than the old Walter Cronkite broadcast back in the ’60s and ’70s, and [Dan] Rather in the ’80s, ’90s — they have seized on this Russia scandal as their theme….
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