Bourgeois Fascists Are “Calling the Shots” and are occupying leadership positions in anti-democratic enclaves in the United States today. Today’s young American fascist spokesperson is typically clean-cut and college educated. Continue reading
“I believe the movement is about keeping our countries wealth within its borders. I feel there are many parts of our country that are financially struggling because of manufacturing jobs moving to other countries.”…Erin French Interviews Millennial re Trump…March 2017 Continue reading
Albright Calls Trump Useful Idiot for Russia
“In political jargon, useful idiot is a term for people perceived as propagandists for a cause whose goals they are not fully aware of, and who are used cynically by the leaders of the cause.”
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright chided Donald Trump on Monday, saying the Republican nominee has become Vladimir Putin’s patsy.
“There is a great term the Soviets used to use: ‘somebody being a useful idiot,’” Albright told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “I think that Trump falls into that category of people that are manipulated also by the Russians and the Russians are trying to interfere in our democracy because they don’t have one themselves.”
Albright, who served as the nation’s top diplomat under then-President Bill Clinton, says that as someone who has studied Russia, its alleged hacking to influence the 2016 election is “stunning,” but that Trump’s rhetoric only exacerbates the issue. The Obama administration has publicly accused Russia of using hacked emails to try to influence the election.
“Trump was briefed in his intelligence briefings about what the Russians are doing…”
“I have never seen a mind meld of this kind between the Russian leadership and a candidate for the presidency of the United States,” Albright, a frequent Clinton surrogate, said. “Trump was briefed in his intelligence briefings about what the Russians are doing and he is playing their game instead of being concerned about America’s democratic system.”
Clinton pressed Trump during the final presidential debate to admit that Russia was trying to meddle in the electoral process.
In response, Trump said the United States has “no idea” who is behind the hacks of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails, which have been released by WikiLeaks. But he later added, he “of course condemned” any foreign meddling.
Trump’s Game Plan
All of the quotations included in this article about Trump’s game plan are taken from an article first published on Salon.com.
Now that Donald J. Trump’s occupancy of the Oval Office is in its eighth month, it might be interesting to take a look back at some thoughts about Trump’s meteoric rise to the presidency that were voiced well before the U.S. presidential election of November 8th,2016
What is Donald Trump’s Game Plan? Does he have one or is his decision to throw his hat into the ring and become a Republican presidential candidate just another bold move on the part of a man who has based his entire career as a real estate developer writ large on the big, the bold and the unexpected? Continue reading
Was Woodrow Wilson Racist?
from vox.com…see below for link to complete article.
Easily the worst part of Wilson’s record as president was his overseeing of the re-segregation of multiple agencies of the federal government, which had been surprisingly integrated as a result of Reconstruction decades earlier. At an April 11, 1913, Cabinet meeting, Postmaster General Albert Burleson argued for segregating the Railway Mail Service. He took exception to the fact that workers shared glasses, towels, and washrooms. Wilson offered no objection to Burleson’s plan for segregation, saying that he “wished the matter adjusted in a way to make the least friction.” Continue reading
United Nations Unveils Stunning Memorial in New York To The Millions Who Were Killed and Sacrificed in Slave Trade To Create America’s Riches
Posted by Nick Chiles to http://atlantablackstar.com
United Nations Memorial to Victims of Slave Trade
Visitors to the United Nations headquarters in New York will get a powerful reminder of the brutality of the transatlantic slave trade and its enormous impact on world history through a visually stunning new memorial that was unveiled yesterday in a solemn ceremony.There were speeches intended to touch the emotionality of a system that operated for hundreds of years, killing an estimated 15 million African men, women and children and sending millions more into the jaws of a vicious system of plantation slavery in the Americas. Continue reading
How much coffee is consumed these days? It is getting close to a half billion cups per year. Why not replace big government with government-by-coffee. Replace those austere chambers where catastrophic courses of action are suggested and wars declared with Starbucks-like coffee chambers, so that the great issues of the day can be decided in a cozy and fraternal atmosphere over a leisurely Cappuccino and toasted bagel rather than in great halls which so often serve as settings for policies based on the blood-and-iron approach to problem solving.
Krugman: Fiscal Stimulus Was Economic Success, ‘Political Disaster’
Friday, 21 Feb 2014 10:57 AM
By Dan Weil
Paul Krugman on the financial stimulus…
We are now just beginning to pick ourselves up out of the dust vis a vis the Great Recession brought on by the recent housing crash.
Millions of people were left homeless, jobless and penniless by this trillion dollar(s) debacle. The White House was in a precarious position. Should it step in and try to engineer a recovery by bailing out the very financial institutions whose recklessness was considered to be the prime cause of this financial disaster in the first place. Should it, conversely, just wait and hope that things would turn around with time and effort…the oft-heard appeal to “market forces?”
At this date – February 2014 – President Obama’s stimulus package is regarded as a mixed blessing by some. Although the ghastly unemployment figures that prevailed during the so-called Great Recession – over 20% in the hardest-hit regions of the United States and elsewhere – have decreased, many of the newly created – or restored – jobs are part time and low paying. Many former home owners are renters and hundreds of thousands of couples have split up because of the awful financial pressure brought on by the downturn – said to be second only to the Great Depression in magnitude.
Here is what the esteemed economist Paul Krugman has to say in this regard:
The estimated $831 billion fiscal stimulus package engineered by President Obama and congressional Democrats five years ago did much good, but was a political disaster, says Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman.
“And the consequences of that political disaster — the perception that stimulus failed — have haunted economic policy ever since,” he writes in The New York Times.
As for the benefits of the stimulus, “it helped end the economy’s plunge,” Krugman says. “It created or saved millions of jobs; it left behind an important legacy of public and private investment.”
The economy at the time faced a huge spending shortfall. And it was so hard hit by the financial crisis and the housing bust that the Federal Reserve couldn’t fight off the recession by itself by cutting short-term interest rates like it normally does, he explains.
So why do so many people view the stimulus as a failure? “Because the U.S. economy continued to perform poorly,” Krugman writes.
“There’s no mystery about why: America was coping with the legacy of a giant housing bubble. . . . The stimulus was both too small and too short-lived to overcome that dire legacy,” he notes.
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Draconian drug sentences in America are now seen as a problem, not as a solution as it was a few generations back. Ill advised and ill begotten, the once-vaunted war on drugs has served as a vote-getting strategy that has helped to put opportunistic politicians in office while doing little to end the scourge of hard drugs in America. In fact, it might have worsened the situation more than anything else has.
Draconian Drug Sentences in America
By Dr. Sinclair Grey III
America and its Draconian drug laws
First time drug offenders, often nonviolent youths, have been given stiff drug sentences for years now in an ill-conceived attempt on the part of conservative forces to ‘storm trooper” the problem of drug addiction and related crime, much – if not most – of it caused by this self same Draconian sentencing policy Continue reading
Abortion and the two Americas…an insurmountable dividing line today?
The 2012 presidential election is well over and millions of Americans are breathing easier, happy that the big bad GOP Goliath has once again – at least for now – been vanquished by David. Other Americans are very angry. They believe that their America , the true America of hardy yeomen and liberty-loving freeholders – is under siege. Continue reading