To many, Joe Biden represents the feelings of normality and reconciliation. Many Americans seem to like this mix of nostalgia and reconciliation, a kind of tranquilizer-patriotism. Whoever listens to Biden will hear vague promises, conjurations and Obama anecdotes. But Biden is only doing what Hillary Clinton tried unsuccessfully to do: positioning himself between leftists and right-wing Republicans.
Translator Marc’s note: Oct 22
Biden must surely drop out. He was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, a nonstop cheerleader for the Iraq War back in 1988. He kept warning of Saddam’s weaponsof mass destruction and they never appeared! Delaware (and NJ) are tax havens according to my research. There’s a building at 1208 Orange Ave in Wilmington with 10,000 mailbox firms. Obama even mentioned that. Then there’s the disastrous Crime Bill with the three strikes you’re out in the Clinton time. Uncle Joe is also called Creepy or Folksy Joe. Try researching that on Google! Couldn’t a moment of remorse or honesty break into folksy Joe’s life?
Bernie wins in a landslide with Elizabeth, Tulsi or Stephen Colbert as VP! Colbert could be the new face and his spirit and humor could surely shame the Twitterer or “Embarrassment-in-chief”. The self-styled “Chosen One” is now a bundle of profanity. That’s what happens when impeachment meets the thin-skinned pathological narcissist and pathological paranoid! Tulsi will get great support after being called a “Russian agent” by Hillary. But would people know that? The corporate media and the way they reduce the campaign to a horse race is just our reality.
Justin Trudeau leads a minority government- after yesterday’s narrow victory!. If he hadn’t conceded on the terrible pipe line, the conservative Sheer would probably head the minority government.
The future is the social state and the poor need a strong state. The state’s public function includes fighting poverty, market failures and market distortions (tax havens, micro-second trading, insider trading and stock buybacks). Bernie speaks of how the richest three men have more wealth than half of the population. Jeff Bezos makes $235 million a day, a half-million a minute and Amazon pays no tax on $12 billion in profit. Bezos makes more in 12 seconds than five or six Amazon workers in a whole year!
Taxation pays for schools roads, hospitals, community centers, water quality, food safety and airwaves. Life goes donwhill when only six corporations own 1500 broadcast stations, 1500 newspapers, 700 publishers etc. We need a political and fiscal revolution from top to bottom and not from bottom to top. The young should have more job choices than the Amazon assembly line or driving Uber cars!
Marc’s note Oct 23
The way forward is opposition!
Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people!
What are the arguments against a 4-day work week?
If we knew how to use resources, ten hours a week would be enough!
Elizabeth, Tulsi or Stephen Colbert would be super VP candidates for Bernie! Why can’t we all rejoice over his speedy recovery? Can’t we let corporations and the rich pay their fair share and not shift their profits to tax havens like Switzerland, Cayman Islands, Delaware and Lichtenstein?
New thinking and new priorities for the era of Nebechednezzar!
or contradiction is the way forward! With Bernie, we will have a labor
policy, a social security policy, a housing policy, an environmental
policy, a peaceable foreign policy, an education policy, a health care
policy, a science and technology policy and a technology assessment
Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people! The future could be open and dynamic and not closed and static!
Translator Marc’s note Oct 24
Time for new ideas, for an active and social state, not an activating and punishing state!
The US could lead the way to a more human future with the 4-day work week, the “Happy Revolution,” a Marshall Plan for Journalism, Education and Research, exchanging roles, future-friendly economics, massive redistribution and post-material qualitative growth!
When Trump returns free school lunches for the one million children, we can negotiate and compromise. Until then, we face Nebachednezzar or Hitler who fills every day with insults and threats, fear mongering, scapegoating, tax fraud, and growing cynicism.
Outwardly we fall apart but inwardly we are renewed. There’s no renerwal when the poor, children, disabled and students are attacked. The Repubs should fade away or face the music for their insider trading, stock buybacks, tax havens and micro-second trading!.
The country needs a progressive revolution after 40 years of corporate rule, tax favors and the enrichment of the top 1%
Why not make Stephen Colbert President and Bernie, Elizabeth or Tulsi the VP choice?