Category Trump presidency
Noam Chomsky: The current moment is the most grim moment in human history and the wrecking ball in the White House just doesn’t give a damn. He’s having fun. He’s serving his rich constituency. So what the hell, let’s destroy the world.
“The impeachment of Trump, despite the enthusiasm of the liberal elite, is mostly cosmetic. The entire political and governmental system is corrupt.”
Trump is an effective con man who has a good sense of what animates his voting base. …that withdrawing a few hundred troops would appeal to the sector of the population that resonates to his message that America is foolishly expending its blood and treasure to help “unworthy” people…
“They are saying journalists and whistleblowers are enemies of the people,” Assange said of the Trump administration.
US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet
The separation of governmental powers into three branches has become a fiction nullified by a veritable corporate coup d’état.
[Trump] had kvetched about the plight of US workers and made some noise about ending unending wars, but was he for real?
US Bombs In Yemen Are Costing An Entire Generation Their Future Popular Resistance October 7, 2019 By Ahmed Abdulkareem, Mintpress News. Sadaa, Northern Yemen – Third-grader Farah Abbas al-Halimi didn’t get the UNICEF backpack or textbook she was hoping for this year. Instead, she was given an advanced U.S bomb delivered on an F-16 courtesy of […]
Chris Hedge s “Time to Rebel,” Bernie Sanders plan to get corporate money out of politics, corporate hegemony, worker rights and wages and more… Time to Rebel by Chris HedgesThe corporate forces that have seized control of our political and economic systems will, unchecked, drive us into extinction for profit. All we have left is […]
Trump…will not go quietly into this good night. He will attempt to bring the whole rotten edifice down with him. And he may succeed.
Democrats cast their lot with elites on impeachment
Taken together, the picture speaks to an even more grim dynamic: While Trump demonizes Congress’s progressive women of color, CNN erases their work.
DN!: “Financial Censorship Is Still Censorship”: Edward Snowden Slams Justice Dept. Lawsuit Against Him
“The White House is trying “to make the conversation not about the allegations,” …“They want to talk about the whistleblower rather than the government’s own wrongdoing.”
Henry Giroux on His Latest Book — The Terror of the Unforeseen — and How Neoliberal Capitalism Sets the Stage for Fascism
Money drives politics. We all know that now. But the other side of this is that it’s not just an economic system, it’s also an ideological system. [Neoliberalism] operates off the assumption that the market can solve all problems — not simply in the economy, but in all of social life — so it becomes a template and a model for all social relations.
He’s there daily, often hourly, whether I like it or not, and I don’t have a Department of Homeland Security to separate him from his children, throw them all in degrading versions of prison — without even basic toiletries or edible food or clean water…
Collective self-delusions, have now been mainstreamed. They are trumpeted by media platforms across the political spectrum and by the political establishment.
It really goes to the great secret of American greatness, which comes not from, ever, from the establishment. It never comes from the best and the brightest. Unless they betray their class; unless they betray their teaching.