Posts Tagged ‘lesser evil’

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Abby Martin with Dr. Jill Stein – Symptoms of a Sick Society

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Joe Giambrone

Hannah Arendt coined the phrase “banality of evil” when she studied one Adolf Eichmann, a mid-level Nazi bureaucrat who made the trains run on time and carried out his logistics duties according to orders. Eichmann “had consoled himself with the thoughts that he no longer ‘was master of his own deeds,’ that he was unable ‘to change anything'” (Eichmann in Jerusalem, p.136).

Arendt’s wider critique of society relates directly to Democrats today. Eichmann “internalized the cliches” of the day and therefore abdicated his own personal responsibility to stand up and to oppose a murderous system. So many in the US—for a long, long time—have also “internalized the cliches” of the two-party system and remain joyfully ignorant of any and all third-party alternatives. That is the key fact to bridge the analogy between Eichmann’s banality and that we have witnessed on stage at the DNC this past week.

According to comedian Sarah Silverman expecting to be represented and having the people’s votes actually count for something is “being ridiculous.” Maybe so, but ridicule travels in any number of directions, Sarah. Watch out.

What you don’t do is as important, in the larger scheme, as what you do. Economists even have a formal definition of this phenomenon: opportunity cost. By spending energy, money, effort, work, etc. in supporting a corrupt Democrat, you are denying all those tangible benefits to a non-corrupt alternative candidate and party. By legitimizing one, you de-legitimize the other. You. Your actions, Sarah Silverman et al. I suppose it’s a subtle point to some but more valid than anything Silverman or the Hollywood glitterati on stage at the DNC mustered up this past week.

With the coronation of Queen Hillary in Philadelphia in a deluge of scandals, the main narrative had to become that of the “first woman” nominated to run for President of the United States. History was made! Headlines said so.

That is where my personal involvement enters the story. I’m not having it. Hillary Clinton is, of course, not the first woman to run for President of the United States. When I point to these inconvenient facts, the celebratory slogans quickly morph into, “the first female candidate of a MAJOR PARTY!”

A corrupt party controlled by big money interests is what that translates to in the real world.

That’s where I live.

 

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Adolf Eichmann, 1961

 

I personally voted for Cynthia McKinney in 2008 (Green) and Jill Stein in 2012 (Green). My choice had zero to do with the presence or absence of a vagina, however. I find that concern beyond trivial, although I do accept the view that putting a woman in the White House holds some potential symbolic meaning. It is of several magnitudes less importance than what a corrupt warmonger will do to the world once she seizes the Superpower.

The Democrats exploit these symbolic bait-and-switch strategies, as with Barack Hussein Obama. Now we’ve had a black man in office. Worse than Nixon was the expert assessment. Obama’s numerous crimes, indistinguishable from those of the previous administration—including protecting the previous administration from prosecution—don’t seem to be understood by most run-of-the-mill Democrats. They simply, and always, remain blind to the crimes of their own party, believing their own spin as if it held the entire story. Anything negative must be a Republican plot of course, or perhaps the Russians; it must be anyone’s fault but their own.

My go-to rebuttal to camp Hillary is to simply play back her own statements vouching for George W. Bush’s fabricated “WMDs” in Iraq. HRC’s special touch was to add the word “undisputed.”

Average Democrats, guilty of wholesale hypocrisy as a fact of life, simply don’t care that Hillary Clinton’s hands are already soaked with the blood of Syrians, Libyans, Yemenis, Haitians and Hondurans. That she was directly involved with the rise of ISIS and associated radical Islamist proxy armies. That she approved arms to Gulf dicators after receiving millions in donations  to her foundation. They don’t care that she’s an imperialist mentored by the likes of Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski. The Democratic National Convention even applauded the war criminal Madeleine Allbright, one of the most despicable politicians ever to come out of the United States, who brushed aside the murder of half a million Iraqi children as if she was combing lint off of her gown.

War crimes then become “mistakes,” the kind only the elites can make and get away with. It’s a tired story with an outrageous body count.

And so we get symbols instead of accountability. That is Hillary Clinton’s only remaining card to play: the female card. She clearly stole the nomination from Sanders, clearly lies to get what she wants, and clearly commits crimes with impunity (that is unless Wikileaks nails her to the Cross as Julian Assange has hinted).

My unshakeable and bitter disgust lies then with common Democrats, those who believe today that the vagina trumps all (no pun intended), facts be damned.

 

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If female empowerment is suddenly so important to you in 2016, then why wasn’t it in 2012, nor in 2008? These people have already abdicated responsibility and bought into the grand deception. They have already mindlessly supported a criminal party that had never before offered them a female candidate, while ignoring the party that clearly did. That should be a mark of shame, not some marketing victory to garner more votes.

Willfully they cast a ballot not for the female who was uncorrupted by corporate money, but for Obama, who raised a cool $1Bn his last time out of the gate—more than Mitt Romney—and has continued the neocon dream of perpetual war and an expanding, brutal military empire.

Speaking of that expanding military empire, we had all best understand the recent warnings of President Putin, who issued dire pleas to western journalists regarding NATO expansion up to Russia’s borders. This provocation risks nuclear war, as the Russians can no longer tolerate the encroachment and placement of nuclear-capable missiles mere minutes from Moscow. These are the policies Hillary Clinton has pursued. She represents the neocon wing that seeks to humiliate and contain Russia, all risks to life on earth be damned. Hillary and Obama have turned Russia from a helpful ally into a defensive, nuclear-armed and desperate enemy.

The Green Party of the United States could easily be a “major party” today if the millions who suddenly now care about a woman in office had simply supported it instead of a corporatist party of belligerence and empire. Democrats have rejected and even vilified honest alternative political candidates in favor of corrupt corporatists. Much blame lies with the common “little Eichmanns,” perhaps those living next door to you. Perhaps some to be seen below in the comments section.

This is no trivial matter. The Democratic Party just imploded on live TV, split into an ungovernable mess, when a sea of disgruntled Sanders supporters stormed out of the arena. Sanders has now left the party and will return to the Senate in the fall as an Independent. Hillary Clinton was not only exposed as a cheat and a fraud, but she upped the ante two-fold. First she picked Kaine, no friend to progressive voters, and then she hired the disgraced fixer of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz! With judgment and arrogance that unsound is it any wonder that Donald Trump surged ahead by as many as 6 points?

Hillary Clinton is a corrupt fearmonger opportunist. Donald Trump is a corrupt fearmonger opportunist.

Jill Stein represents common people. Of course she is disrespected in the media and especially by Democrats. It couldn’t be any other way in today’s America.

 

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Most importantly, it starts with committed people working to change the Congress.

 

 

 

(Washington DC) In a rare display of muscle-flexing, the Prince of Darkness made an historic appearance just prior to the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections in order to gobble up both U.S. political parties in a hostile takeover that shocked no one.

“It’s been the lesser evil thing for so long, the evil was bound to catch up,” said Daisy Crotchless of Springfield, the one on the Fox television show The Simpsons.

I.P Daley, also of Springfield, remarked, “Why not the greater evil argument? Ha? Why be pussies about it?”

Evil has risen substantially with indicators rebounding to near historic highs. Las Vegas odds are running even as to whether a new world record can be reached sometime during Barack Obama’s second term. Similar betting on the probability of a nuclear Armageddon and Holocaust has Vegas odds makers scratching their heads as to how they will collect their winnings, in a purely technical sense. As academic as that sounds, others have also questioned the ability for the human race to survive if reckless wars of aggression and state murder become normalized. Some have questioned, “Where does it end?”, but thankfully those sorts of wingnuts don’t appear on TV.

Satan’s spokespeople have announced their future intentions with a series of blood curdling nightmares and cheesy horror films. The Dark Lord “works in mysterious ways” said his press secretary this morning. Asked if Lucifer has any intention of releasing a new pop music CD or fashion line, network reporters were left guessing.

A branding change has entered the fray, and future elections will feature either the Demipublicans or the Republocrats, depending upon how well each of the names test-market in focus groups. Satan believes in downsizing the political process by combining both machines into one in order to lay off most of the work force. He’s already tapped Mitt Romney and Bain to manage the shakeup. Romney, who is a close friend of Lucifer’s, indicated how happy he would be to do the Dark One’s bidding. Despite losing to Obama, Romney remains chipper and optimistic about his own future.

President Obama also enjoys an optimistic outlook with his new four-year mandate to wreak havoc across planet earth. Astounded that he was able to break nearly all of his campaign promises and expose himself as completely untrustworthy and a tool of the international bankster mafia as well as a corporate shill, yet still able to achieve re-election, Mr. Obama continues to joyfully hammer away at the tips of the big doomsday bombs he controls.

When the president’s foreign policy of sponsoring and supporting Jihadi terrorist brigades in Libya and Syria was exposed in some press outlets, the president became wary and fearful of a public opinion turnaround. Luckily, through secret backroom dealings, Satan’s efforts proved decisive and helped manage the news reported by the corporate media. Americans are assured now of a constant stream of Satan approved propaganda devoid of conflicted off-message trivia.

Similarly, Obama’s blow torch modern art experiments on the U.S. Constitution were spun for domestic consumption by the corporate entertainment “news” media complex, and Satan stepped up to help distract the great majority of voters from being able to think.

The evil distractions have been so well implemented that Satan believes he could potentially dismember and cook the public’s body parts while Americans played their X-Boxes and tapped on their Smart Phones, without them even noticing.

“By making the phones significantly smarter than the users, we control the entire thing,” said Lucifer in a rare off-the-cuff drug and hooker party attended by top celebrity pundits and billionaires.

The new Republocrat or Demipublican Party will eschew the political niceties of the past. Elections will be deemed “optional” and a drain on the national budget. Smooth, efficient, evil governance will take the place of contesting ideas. As so few ideas had been permitted or aired for as long as public memory serves, the whole political concept is being reworked from the top down.

“We love our evil masters,” has been the sentiment expressed throughout corporate America, and the future holds promise for both monolithic conformity, and the expansion of evil in new creative ways through technology. Already mass surveillance is considered the new gold rush, but Satan’s projections are far from met. Citing the city of London and its millions of cameras surveilling the population’s every step, Satan hopes a new Renaissance of Total Information Awareness will sweep the US in a frenzy of paranoia and security hysteria. Stay up on new opportunities in the watching your co-citizens sector, and remember to keep your eyes and ears open. The Dark Lord commands it.

Get back to work.

This is an interesting guerrilla journalism video, finding people who easily believe the sins of Romney, but are astounded to learn that these are Barack Obama’s actual policies.  The level of ignorance out there is frightening, and the responses to learning about the reality equally as frightening.  People blindly support the Democrat as the lesser of two evils without a second thought.  They are ignorant of third parties, and they are ignorant of ongoing criminal behavior by the US government.  This is what the wholesale collapse of democracy looks like.