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At Last! The Left Rises!

By mike flugennockFriday - March 27th, 2020Categories: 2020 Election, Globalization, Party Animals, coronavirus, elections

It seems that everywhere you look around the world these days, the Left is gathering strength and taking the streets, often organizing and acting outside the constraints of standard-issue electoral politics. The issues they address are international, issues that the People can unite around worldwide: neoliberalism, austerity, fascism, militarism.

Everywhere except in the United States, that is. Here in the Evil Empire, what passes for even a merely “progressive” Left is turned inward, all about the “election”, all about “beating Trump”, pouring all of its available energy into getting one guy elected President. Said “sociailst” hero will, of course, once again — as in 2016 — cave at the Convention and endorse whatever vile-ass, useless centrist the Democrats want to serve up, and leave the Left with nothing.

Now, I didn’t graduate PoliSci — I was just some hippie arts major — but it would seem to me their time and energy would be better spent breaking out of the prison of American electoral “democracy” and organizing and acting around the global issues and building international solidarity instead of pissing it all away on a process known to be compromised by capitalism, and rigged against the People.

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Blue No Matter What

By mike flugennockThursday - March 19th, 2020Categories: 2020 Election, Health Care, Party Animals, coronavirus, elections, media

So, it seems that the Democratic Party has insisted on holding primaries in Ohio and Illinois — even going to court — despite the fact that THERE’S A GODDAMN PANDEMIC GOING ON. Man, those bastards must really be in a hurry to shove Gropin’ Joe down our throats, huh?

Perhaps the Democrats’ strategy involves ramrodding Gropin’ Joe through the primaries based on the idea that most of the people who’d vote for Sanders are younger, and taking advice to self-quarantine, choosing not to risk their lives to go to the polls — while the people most likely to turn out for Gropin’ Joe are of a generation with one foot in the grave already. Instead of “Blue No Matter Who”, maybe the new slogan of mouth-frothing Centrist partisans should be “Blue No Matter WHAT”.

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DNC Doormat

By mike flugennockSunday - March 8th, 2020Categories: 2020 Election, Party Animals, Russiagate, elections, media

“Unlike Donald Trump, I do not consider Vladimir Putin a good friend…”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, 02.21.2020

Bernie beats Trump, my skinny old hippie ass. Dude bends the knee to McCarthyists, tripping out of his mind on the Russiagate Kool-Aid. Meanwhile, Gropin’ Joe Biden’s cognitive decline is on full display, just waiting to be exploited; Trump’s all over it, but Sanders…? Nahh, sonofabitch is as weak as herbal tea; Biden’s deteriorating mental state is like a loaded gun on the table, but Sanders is too much of a pussy to pick the goddamn thing up and pull the trigger.

All Sanders wants to do it go along to get along. Christ, what a candy-ass. Why is he so afraid to fight dirty? We’re at war here, and you don’t win a war by fighting clean — you do it by back-stabbing, sucker-punching, ambushing, truck-bombing. Just ask the Viet Cong.

It’s pretty obvious at this point that Sanders isn’t in it to win — he’s in it to waste the Left’s time, to drain their time, energy and life’s blood, keep them from bolting the Party, screw them at the Convention and leave them with nothing, just like four years ago.

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