Mebbe she got her medical degree came from one o’ them online medical schools, no? And ya know, she seems to be Jewish, and might love to know that stuff about her running mate…hope she remembers to ask him soon.
Short and key out-take of the longish essay above:
“Can I offer a theory? My theory is that despite all the fearmongering about Donald Trump, the ruling elites within the Democratic party are not afraid of Donald Trump. They’re afraid of progressives.”
Well, it might have been a li’l bit true with Jessse Jackson…(if his alleged ‘Hymie-town’ quote had been quoted accurately).
(the hit piece at Great Orange Satan link above) Jayzus; I was pen-pals with Aravosis (americablog) for a time…((shiver))
What a loathsome name to call anyone, but for one woman to call another woman that is despicable…and yeah, the author above, Rebecca Dummkopf was friggin’ proud to have called her that. Adorable. Thanks for reacting with due outrage, Miz Kimberly.
Kevin Gosztola went to the trouble to find out exactly what Dr. Stein had said about vaccinations and included some of the original sources of the malicious hits; thank you, KG. Hint: her remarks were about the need to be able to restore trust in government regulatory agencies, the FDA, CDC, etc. His short section on BigPharma is illuminating, even if it’s just a reminder of earlier exposés.
When I’d first noticed some of this ugliness on the Twit machine, I did a bit of a search, and first found: ‘Racist and sexist attacks follow Green Party successes’ at weknowwhatsup.com (nope, not kidding) One out-take:
“We are dealing with brutal and violent opponents and I agree with brother Baraka’s comments about the role of European capitalism and the white capitalist ruling class’s construction and use of the idea of white supremacy in its colonial conquests of the darker skinned people’s of the world. The colonial powers were joined in this expansion by the churches of capitalism, portraying their victims as savages, uncivilized and in need of salvation much as they did their own working classes. The church hierarchy and the rising capitalist class were and are still joined at the hip. As Baraka points out, European and white lives had more value than the colonized people of color. But not all were equal. As Lerone Bennett suggested in The Shaping of Black America:
“….before Jim Crow, before the invention of the Negro or the white man or the words and concepts that describe them, the Colonial population consisted largely of a great mass of white and black bondsmen, who occupied roughly the same economic category and were treated with equal contempt by the lords of the plantation and legislatures. Curiously unconcerned about their color, these people worked together and relaxed together. They had essentially the same interests, the same aspirations and the same grievances. They conspired together, and waged a common struggle against their common enemy——-the big planter apparatus and a social system that legalized terror against black and white bondsmen………….the available evidence, slight though it is, suggests that there were widening bonds of solidarity between the first generation of blacks and whites. And the same evidence indicates that it proved very difficult indeed to teach white people to worship their skin.”
But here we are to today and the bias is plain to see; the outpouring of grief and media coverage after events in Europe like the Paris bombing or the Charlie Hebdo attacks, or those in Brussels, not to mention the gathering of world leaders that takes place to condemn them compared to the examples Baraka himself gives, has to be pointed out as the political theater that it is.
“Every innocent death is mourned, but the body count from the carnage and slaughter waged by European capitalism as it spread beyond its borders in its rapacious search for new markets, natural resources and the labor to extract it, exceeds the oft quoted figures used by the capitalist media and political parties in the West to portray Mao and the Chinese Stalinists as the world’s foremost killers.”
It’s long, but the author, Richard Mellor, includes some chilling history on British colonialism in Ireland and Africa, including how free the rabble class was once they’d been removed from the land and their subsistence. He quotes Marx liberally, and cites what the punishment was for vagabondage under Elizabeth in 1572, and James I. Voluntary criminals, they were called, and we still hear the echoes of that now. ‘Public loitering, no visible means of support: Go to jail, and hopefully you won’t die in custody. (again, the rest is here.)
But yes! to his portrayal of black and white agriculturalists pre-Jim Crow getting along as comrades, then an early divide and conquer strategy. A companion to that history is at Telesur, and although I haven’t watched yet, ‘Farmers Work Toward Black Economic Independence’, Laura Flanders
“On this week’s episode of “The Laura Flanders Show,” the renowned civil rights organizer—Shirley Sherrod—talks about her tumultuous fight with racism, during a time when Black ownership of land was almost non-existent.
Sherrod also discusses her father, and his death at the hands of a white farmer over a cattle dispute. She admits to having wanted to kill the man who committed such a heinous crime.
Take a look at “The Laura Flanders Show – Shirley Sherrod.” It’s about a woman, who designed a Black community on a farm that was co-owned by its own residents.”
Bless her heart. Link to the video.
This piece at Common Dreams has a brief explanation of how the Presidential Debate Commission stole the control by way of a corporate coup from the actual non-partisan League of Women Voters beginning in 1985, as well as suggestions as to how to put pressure on various entities and candidates now that a Judge has thrown out the lawsuit brought against the Duoplists for Wall Street by Johnson and Stein. Mind-boggling Judicial logic, by the way. Polls do slay me; are any of them not push-polls, or accurate depictions of anything, much less voting preferences by now?
Clearly Stein and Baraka know they can’t win, but it’s in the campaign and debates that candidates make their marks; their marks are good, and far more ‘socialistic’ than Sanders’ were. Their push will be seen as Quixotic, of course, but I hope they do try. An at least there’s the CNN Town Hall, although it’s hard to say why CNN is hosting them, isn’t it?