algernon replied to the topic Trump's Racist Demagoguery Only Works, Says Sanders, Because Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has 'Failed Them' in the forum All Things Bernie / Our Revolution 1 day ago
I was talking about conditions where racist demagoguery works, not about denying any conditions however widespread including exceptions that lead to individuals becoming outright explicit tiki-torch brandishing racists.
Trump is a white nationalist racist, recognized world over as leader of a white nationalist movement,…[Read more]
algernon replied to the topic Trump's Racist Demagoguery Only Works, Says Sanders, Because Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has 'Failed Them' in the forum All Things Bernie / Our Revolution 2 days ago
Racist demagoguery works, when it works, because the people it targets have been taught to be racists from their earliest years, from their immediate and surrounding culture – such that their racism is a normal condition and not considered ‘racism’, or to exist at all. Given that these conditions exist, racist demagoguery can still only work o…[Read more]
algernon replied to the topic Boris Johnson Reminds us We're Not Alone in Bad Leadership in the forum General Discussion 2 days ago
Boris Johnson has yet to show that he could even approach the vulgar monstrousness of Donald Trump.
He could be at best an acolyte – almost by definition – and he’d be just another hungry mouth waiting on his master, salivating just as all the rest.
eta: with Bolsonaro Trump may well have met with an equal in monstrousness. Beholden to the…[Read more]
This is the guy who tried to oust Obama by saying he was a Kenyan Muslim infiltrator, not really an American at all, and who was a core instigator in the incendiary racist “birther conspiracy”. This is the guy who’s wife got on national TV and proclaimed that Trump was spot on in his accusations. But she really doesn’t care. Do you?
algernon replied to the topic IMF Head Gives 'Stark Message' of Looming Inequality-Fueled Global Financial Disaster in the forum Economics 2 days ago
One place you can’t go for answers is the IMF. The one and only purpose of the IMF is to stabilize the international capitalist system.
That’s way too narrow a purview. In the world today are other, and larger and qualitatively more important concerns, such as basic human rights to an affordable single payer health care plan, and to clean w…[Read more]
Jeez, I’ve got to subscribe to all these different groups to reply. It’s like there’s something overly ambitious here?
bitchen aside, I do like John Ashcroft and even backward his melodious voice has much to teach the aspiring singer.
Ashcroft has had a trouble free life and is respectably rich and admired for his achievements, although he…[Read more]
algernon replied to the topic "Let's Be Clear About Who Is Rigging What": Bernie Sanders Denounces Trump Effort to Divide Democrats in the forum General Discussion 2 days ago
If Bernie Sanders is to unite Democrats, the time is now or never. He will never have another chance like this.
Unity comes with love with them, not hate against them.
Trump would never understand.
algernon replied to the topic Tucker Carlson Goes Full Bernie Bro in Attack on CNN (Daily Beast headline) in the forum General Discussion 4 days ago
The guy is glorying in this concocted division in the US left.
Just. Exactly. Now.
He doesn’t give a rats ass what some supporter of Bernie or Elizabeth thinks. My bet is that if he read JPR today he’d be smirking with total whipped cream dripping glee.
I’ve read that Putin has been quite popular in Russia, winning fair elections. I don’t think Russia, Venezuela, Iran, all these countries on the US enemies list are necessarily dictatorships just because the US and the US MSM labels them as such. Same for “terrorist” and the other words used to target US enemies. Those words are only used to ju…[Read more]
algernon replied to the topic Jimmy Dore: Bernie/Warren Smackdown Start To Finish in the forum General Discussion 4 days ago
This entire showbiz scenario was invented and orchestrated by CNN, timed precisely for this CNN debate. CNN going after audience share, going after advertising dollars. Nothing more nefarious than that.
Republicans, Faux News, Trump, McCarthy, Carlson, the whole gang is ecstatic and playing it for all it’s worth. It’s their bread and bu…[Read more]
algernon replied to the topic Russian Military Hacked Burisma as Impeachment Inquiry in House Reached Public Phase in the forum JPR Reading Room 6 days ago
algernon replied to the topic Near Half Of Sanders Supporters Have 'Extreme Enthusiasm' | Morning Joe | MSNBC in the forum President 6 days ago
I just totally dislike it how you turn every positive, like a note that there’s vibrant enthusiasm for Sanders, into a platform to expound on how you detest Warren, or any Dem, really. How you use Sanders as a foil to send a counter-message, something that destroys, not something that builds.
Tucker Carlson. You gotta hand it to the man, he walks around with santorum leaking from his backside, imbibing a cesspool from his frontside, yet he makes 10’s of $millions$ putting it all out for clicks.
I don’t think “The West” exists except as a term designed for use in political propaganda, and as such a term it’s an en passant reference to “The Western Empire”. Empires and sub-empires are military-economic bubbles, and the history of success in those enterprises hinges on having better technological and organizational capacities than…[Read more]
I couldn’t understand a word of it.
The Biden campaign video sucked. That’s a given. But all that was then said from that jumping off point was pop psych passing between people paid to compete at being the most vacuous.
And oh, (I rest my head on my folded hands for awhile to breathe it away,) oh yes, of course, there seems to be an huu-u-ge r…[Read more]
algernon replied to the topic TRNN: Australian Wildfires Prove Denying Climate Change Won't Save You in the forum Multimedia 1 week ago
Since the USA elected Trump to lead supposedly the world’s most advanced and powerful economy, I think it’s up the USA to fix that before any US American has the credentials to mouth anything at all about the global problem of climate warming.
So the city of Bessimer stinks, according as their elected councilors, requiring the purchase of a $3,400 machine to actually discover the stink, coupled with the cost of on the job training and deploying.
I have a feeling that the people in Bessimer that might fall foul of the zeal evidenced by their elected officials might also have other…[Read more]
algernon replied to the topic Genuinely curious as to how Pelosi can time sending the Articles of Impeachment while not seeming to affect the primaries in the forum President 1 week ago
None of this will have an impact on the Dem primaries. These are completely separate issues. None of this will have an impact on support for any of the candidates. The birther President will say different. But what else is new?
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