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ProfessorPlum

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March 25, 2017

Agreed in principle. But can't we also agree that hating Trump

Can be a bipartisan pasttime? Fun for the whole American family.

March 21, 2017

TYT: How Democrats Should Fight Trump's Supreme Court Pick (Hint: Fight!) This is must watch

Cenk lays out what Democrats _should_ do, and what they probably _will_ do (as usual)

March 14, 2017

Medicare for all is so much cheaper and simpler than subsidizing insurance companies

That the GOP could give their wealthy lords their tax break AND provide healthcare for everyone.

And increase freedom, happiness, and joy all over this country.

and they won't do it, of course.



But to be fair, neither did the Democrats.


The obvious answer is staring us in the face, and we can't, as a country, do it.

March 8, 2017

Steve Bannon Loves This "Shockingly Racist" Book (Young Turks)





This explains a hell of a lot. And horrifies.

TLDW: Bannon's guide in life seems to be a book called "The Camp of the Saints", a white supremacist fictional book about how a swarm of brown people invade France, and need to be exterminated. Thus our new immigration and enforcement policies.

March 6, 2017

It's because capitalism, left to its own devices, creates the society that the Republicans' masters

want.

With no government to re-distribute money - to essentially move money from the top back to the workers so that the whole cycle of people buying things and other people providing goods and services can keep going continually - the money flows to the top and then just stays there. It creates a world of a few people with all of the money, and a vast underclass that have no choice but to exchange all of their labor for mere existence, if that.

This is the dream of the wealthy elite - slave or unpaid labor - minimal operating costs, and a world where all of their scads of money just sit offshore or in accounts, doing nothing, and where they can feel superior to all of those struggling clods who have to work for them, for crumbs.

And to create that, the GOP essentially has to do nothing - just destroy the government that saves us from trading our labor for nothing, from con men, from fraud and from being poisoned or robbed or otherwise destroyed by the rich. Just let minimum wage float away, social security dry up, collective bargaining die . . . and they win.

They don't have to govern because not governing lets all of their benefactors get what they want or keep what they already have by default.

Democrats, on the other hand, have to think of palatable ways to separate the wealthy from just some of their money, so that it can flow through the proles hands for a few moments before they trade back again for housing, food, warmth, education, goods, or transportation. At which point it is right back in the hands of the elite. That's governance, and something the lackeys of the wealthy never have to worry about.

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