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“If there is one group that deserves our deepest contempt it is the liberal elites, those who posture as the moral arbiters of society while abandoning every value they purportedly hold the moment they become inconvenient.”
“These lessons are pretty obvious, but they don’t seem to be learned,” he goes on, “particularly by the sort of political elite, above all in Washington.”
“The fires burning in our cities are unfortunate, but the real fires go unnoticed. These are the fires burning the spirits of those who suffer daily traumas, fears, police violence, and policy driven hardships are what need to be noticed, addressed, and rouse mass anger. No one talks about the roots of these problems…”
Includes Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announcing the changing of charges against Derek Chauvin to 2nd Degree Murder and the charging of the other three officers; we also hear from Tamika Mallory in New York and Nekima Levy Armstrong in Minnesota with information about Breonna Taylor of others in Louisville, Kentucky.
“Fascist politics exchanges reality for the pronouncements of a single individual, or perhaps a political party. Regular and repeated obvious lying is part of the process by which fascist politics destroys the information space.”
Palast on Staying Home with Josh Fox: All we’re asking is that the voters choose the politicians and not the opposite way around
“It was brutalizing to watch. When I saw the videos of people in Milwaukee in the rain, six feet apart, standing there for hours to be able to vote because there were only five polling stations open in the entire city, it broke my heart…”
“Trump’s package will only benefit 20 percent of workers.”
“Klein argues it’s vital for people to fight for the kind of transformative change that can not only curb the worst effects of the current crisis but also set society on a more just path.”
“The American presence sets a target for American forces to be attacked by extremist elements, while also operating as a tripwire for a potential destructive and tragic war with Iran.”
“A war with Iran would see it use its Chinese-supplied anti-ship missiles, mines and coastal artillery to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, which is the corridor for 20% of the world’s oil supply. Oil prices would double, perhaps triple, devastating the global economy.”
“And we realize/ He’s ruining the world before our eyes.”
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.
Who are those who would sacrifice us on the altar of global capitalism? How did they amass the power to deny us a voice?
[Trump] had kvetched about the plight of US workers and made some noise about ending unending wars, but was he for real?