blackjack21 wrote:What makes a politician isn't so much what he says, but what he does. Politicians are frequently lying assholes. It's not a distinguishing feature. It doesn't set one apart from another in any significant way from a policy perspective.
Well Chris Hedges sums up a whole lot of things in that video I posted above. His book--the Death of the Liberal Class, sums up a lot of what I think is the problem with our current situation. He is right you know Blackjack. There is no longer any real pressure for the liberals to stop their two faced bullshit ways. Not on the Left. And the Republicans are not loyal and consistent nationalists like you are BJ. So there is no impediment to corporate power plays using capitalism as a springboard to world domination and control. Time to create a new system in which the flaws of the liberal class are in the graveyard. That is my conclusion as an international socialist with a negative 10 rating. Lol. That is who I am BJ. I am not a liberal. If you want to talk to a sincere and dedicated liberal talk to @Politics_Observer who is not a Black dude like you think he is BJ. I hate to tell you this but Special Olympian is white and Irish and a liberal of sorts and Politics Observer is a Southerner white guy who is an ex Afghanistan veteran who is also a liberal and patriotic. He doesn't believe in socialism at all. But he is exactly like what Hedges describes in many ways because those are the majority in the voting booth and that is part of the reason why Biden won. Politics Observer people. You are going to have to deal with them BJ. They are huge in number. It is not fiction. Me? I am with Hedges Relampaguito. If they are not transforming society like they should? They are not going to last in the fight for working people's rights. They don't have the pressure from the hard left? They become insincere sellouts. That is the reality. Hedge's last video that I posted got it all together. Not much left to say about what happened to the USA's Empire building.
Personally, I will not be donating to any political campaigns. When Trump won, I bought a few bottles of Trump sparkling wine and sent it to some friends of mine--one a Democrat and the other a Republican.
I always knew you were not much of a fan. I tell you Hindsite might do something drastic over this defeat. Lol. Didn't he work for the postal service? In Augusta Georgia? Hmm. Worry about postal service Trumper types who are as fanatical as he was....you? Not that dedicated are you? You made me laugh my ass off with this comment Relampaguito. Pendejo you are not. I give you that much.
Maybe that's the case. I wasn't at the White House, but generally governments aren't allowed to go bankrupt. Municipal governments can, because they are merely corporations.
All these shenanigans are going to be exposed. We are living in interesting times BJ. People are going to have to do their own investigative journalism. The old ways of finding information is suspect to many. Many on both the right and the left don't trust mainstream media at all. Look at Andrew Yang supporters? This supporter of his uncovered some harsh truths about the mainstream media. They backed BIDEN 100% percent over other candidates. Why? Again who are the kingmakers and decisionmakers. The horse is not predictable and so on? Time to change horses. Meanwhile Fox News radicalized its own viewership with so many lies and bullshit that now they turn on the channel that radicalized their dumb selves. Lol. Shotgun western style justice I would say.
The idea that Biden will be better than Trump strikes me as incredibly naïve. You've seen me cheer on both AOC and Bernie Sanders, even though I don't support a single thing they represent. Getting the neoliberals out of power is object #1 for me.
And you naively think that those neoliberals are different than the ones like you are...who are lovers of fucked up capitalism. You and they got a whole lot in common. Perpetuating a system that SUCKS. Capitalism brings greatness. Any system that insists on profit and makes humans cogs in a machine and dehumanizes them all and wants AI without making any room for human survival is a bad system BJ. You talk about humans like if they are old worn out machines or shoes, or babies are dumb and shit....you think the mentally ill and the addicted are what? Refuse? Trash? It is not the socialist column that sees human beings like Duracell batteries Relampago. Any person who disrespects working people's rights are not real Leftists but fake opportunistic liars. Unfortunately, there are a lot of those fakers on both the right and the left of the political spectrum. Thus our human condition full of contradictions and lies. You think of yourself as rational. You are not. Anyone who thinks it is rational to exclude people and put them in concrete social and economic categories and ignoring human potential and using science to cover-up racism and fear of losing power to Blacks or Latinos or Asians or women or some group that they find alien to their lily-white fear-filled shitty ideas of humanness is crazy BJ. Crazy people who don't recognize human beings because they pay attention to superficial differences and not philosophical and value-based ones that shape entire worlds. I have very easily defined values BJ. Human beings first. Not capitalism. Cooperation for mutual benefit based on dignity and respect first. Not profit and money above the needs of the many. Safety and not nuclear threats. Clean water, air, and earth. Not pollution and toxic waste and no future for my children. Educated people and not ignorant ones. Flexible multilingual people and not tunnel-visioned one language only and my culture is the only one and no one else's is valuable. Men and women are complementary parts of a whole society that is one species. Make them safe and equal partners in public life. Law for the good of the whole and not the ones who can pay more for justice. Commercial trade is about mutual benefit and respect and balance and not used as a weapon of control and power and imperial ambitions full of stupidity and ignorance of the other parties involved. My values are not hard to understand at all. They are just hard for the ones who don't share those values to accept.
Trump was attacking the government of Mexico for dumping some of their prison population in the United States. He did not at any point say that all Mexicans were rapists and criminals. In fact, he got a lot of free press because he took on political correctness and the distortions of the media. That's why the electorate rejected the assertions made by the media. You have not. Again, it seems to me that your feelings inform your thoughts.
No, BJ, the Mexicans know who is talking out of their ass and who is full of racist shit. You can justify all the shit he says to yourself. He sounds racist as hell. He walks the racist walk, he talks the racist talk and he is a racist fuck. I don't care what you think he means. I hate his racism. He is not someone I will ever think is not a racist. He can go straight to hell with his conman shit BJ. You eat up his racist shit words. I never will. He insults my nation, my people, my family, my adopted second nation, my sons and my reality with his lack of respect for us. He can go and fuck himself.
Publicly-traded corporations are required by law to maximize shareholder value.
I am not a shareholder BJ. I don't own one cent of stock and never have in my life. Guess what the majority of the USA is like me. Mexico is OVERWHELMINGLY LIKE ME. Let the capitalist believer minority think the law should be on their side. When the entire system collapses because they never found gainful and justly paid work for the working man and woman in the USA, Mexico, and other places? You shall see the paradigm and value shift and think....hmmm, why did not I see that coming? Because you thought your minority experience was universally respected when it was not.
You mean like Nazis cooperating with each other to kill of Jews? Armies are cooperative. They kill people. Everything people do in cooperative groups is beautiful, consistent and produces great results? You think the Soviet gulags were wonderful? What about the East German Stasi? What about Soviet collective farms? Wonderful? How about Mao's Great Leap Forward? Beautiful?
You made a false distinction BJ. Not surprising. Humans fighting for power either on the right or the left are about blood and guts and FORCE. It gets to the reptilian brain BJ. The forces of fights for power are primal and ugly things. It is human though. But the forces for creation, building, and healing, and cooperation are what repairs such storms of violence and depths of depravity. I am for the latter and not the former. But if you came to my house and said my son and I are inferior gene people and needed to go to a camp? I would blow your head off. The violent reptilian would make an appearance. But only in self-defense. I don't believe in being an aggressor BJ. That is for the fools who think by killing people off you somehow win in the end. You don't. You wind up having to make up the slack and it hinders progress. But that is the lack of rationality of war. Thinking that there is no connection between human people on different sides of a conflict that is mostly made up of elitists far from the fighting.
So why did the Soviets invade Afghanistan then? They weren't capitalist and neither was Afghanistan. War isn't unique to capitalism. Not even by a longshot.
You got some false shitty ideas about what socialism believes or uses as a platform for organizing human societies BJ. Empire is into invasions and taking by force. In the end? Force is not smart. Did you hear Chris Hedges talking about his book? The Death of the Liberal Class. If you can't do what is necessary to deal with the vast lower classes in the world? Your death is inevitable. It is. That is what socialism is about. You don't understand that yet. I am not surprised.
You mean like cell phone networks? Cloud computing and cloud storage?
Everything that exists in technology is built on previous knowledge and previous technology BJ. Including in your field. Steve Jobs and others eh? Also our cells have memories BJ. If your living cells record our previous struggles and our ancestors' lives and evolutionary stages then how is it not outside the reality that our cloud storage is just using what was there all along but we weren't really aware of how connected it was to our own existences. You should not separate what is coming from humans and what is already present in the natural world.
Alienating what you know and what you are from your fellow human beings is a lie Senor Relampago. We are all in the cloud storage of life together? No es asi Relampaguito el mas bribon de Danville eh?
y deja que mi alma se- pierda en- tus riachuelos
para buscar la fuente que te robó de niño
y en un ímpetu loco te devolvió al sendero.