Posts Tagged ‘establishment’

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Full Circle

 

Hillary Clinton’s “Corrupt Establishment” Is Now Advising Donald Trump

 

 

 

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Night of the Hollow Men

This was a night dominated by the hollow men of the Democratic Party: Panetta, Kaine, Biden and Obama. Men who knew better, but did worse. The theme was liberal virility, strength, and managerial efficiency. Missing was any empathy for the homeless and the hungry, the poor and the downtrodden. It was a frontal embrace of the neoliberal order, a demonstration that the Democrats have the competency and toughness to manage the imperial order in a time of severe internal and external stress.

The last three hours weren’t a full-throated repudiation of Sanderism, so much as a casual dismissal, as if the core concerns Bernie’s movement gave voice to regarding the ravages of economic inequality didn’t even merit their attention. And Bernie sat passively in the imperial box seats with Jane squirming at his side, watching it all unfold.

 

And then Bernie quit the party.

 

gatsby

by Joe Giambrone

There are a handful of directors who always prompt me to venture out and endure the American multiplex experience.  These are James Cameron, Darren Aronofsky, Terry Gilliam, Michel Gondry, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Baz Luhrmann.

Now I believe Gatsby is a good film, and you should see it, but it’s not a truly great film.  I also believe that I’m onto why that is, which will take some spoilers, after the jump.

So see the film.  But if you want to hear me bicker and bitch and tear the thing apart…

Spoilers