Money Soaked Monday


The naive hopes of Bernie Sanders’ supporters—to build a grass-roots political movement, change the Democratic Party from within and push Hillary Clinton to the left—have failed. Clinton, aware that the liberal class and the left are not going to mount genuine resistance, is running as Mitt Romney in drag. The corporate elites across the political spectrum, Republican and Democrat, have gleefully united to anoint her president. All that remains of Sanders’ “revolution” is a 501(c)(4) designed to raise money, including from wealthy, anonymous donors, to ensure that he will be a senator for life. Great historical events happen twice, as Karl Marx quipped, first as tragedy and then as farce.

The multibillion-dollar extravaganza of our electoral Circus Maximus is part of the smokescreen that covers the ongoing devastation of globalization, deindustrialization, trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, endless war, climate change and the intrusion into every corner of our lives by the security and surveillance state. Our democracy is dead. Clinton and Donald Trump do not have the power or the interest to revive it. They kneel before the war machine, which consumes trillions of dollars to wage futile wars and bankroll a bloated military. To defy the fortress state is political suicide. Politicians are courtiers to Wall Street. The candidates mouth the clichés of justice, improvements in income equality and democratic choice, but it is a cynical game. Once it is over, the victors will go to Washington to work with the lobbyists and financial elites to carry out the real business of ruling.

Chris Hedges @ TRUTHDIG


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10 Responses to Money Soaked Monday

  1. Den says:

    Place profound statement here:


  2. David B. Benson says:

    “This is the first time Republicans have cared about a woman’s health.”


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Just 11 minutes up to the Hillside Cafe today.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Same route as before but the daily total is but 104 minutes. The speedup is entirely in going up Grimes Way and then the climb up to the CUB. My lower legs slightly noticeable.

      Just grasshoppers until the end of Grimes Way. There the black birds were back in great abundance. A bit further west on Grimes Way there is a cattle breeding station next to the cattle feed preparation facility. Lots more black birds there.

      Clear and temperate with a nice breeze.


  4. Den says:

    Cooler today by a bunch, took advantage and leaf-blowered the roof, next up get the gutters cleaned out for any upcoming rain, blew out the driveway only to have it refill with leaves in a few hours, silly me. I have a sick Live Oak out front, drops green leaves and has mistltoe, it needs help before it falls on my house, Park officials have been notified, arborist maybe, chain saw, probably.


  5. º¿carol says:

    I turned the furnace on this morning to get us up from 65° tp 68¨. Just enough to blow the chill out of the air.

    Been sleep the past 20 minutes, darn it. Think I’ll go take a shower to wake up. Stuff to do.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Home from the horn concert. She is principal player with the Spokane Symphony so the concert was most fine. Talked with piano student Gareth whom I had met last year. Met pianist Jared who was tonight’s accompanist.


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