by Phil Rockstroh – Gonzo Today contributor
“Biden is our last hope.”
Then — yikes! — Biden cannot move himself, in this age of exponentially increasing climate chaos, to come out against fracking in a believable manner — nor support Medicare For All. Obama was a virtuoso bait and switch artist; the stumble-tongued Biden is not nimble enough to pull off a similar con job.
“Who among us is perfect?”
By imperfection… are you referring to Joe Biden and his racist, corporacrat, anti-environmental, war mongering record? Excuse me, but the vast majority of human beings’ imperfections do not inflict mass incarceration, police state violence, economic despotism, wide-spread debt slavery, homelessness, and penury, do not contribute to climate chaos nor mass murder by means of military aggression.
After posting Biden’s record in political life — how many have witnessed this: another liberal, after being confronted by Biden’s racist/corporacrat war mongering record, cowering within the liberal safespace provided by the block app.
“You must be a racist, Russian bot. You are a horrible person.”
I’m not voting for either racist candidate. If you’re voting for Biden, you cannot, in all honesty, make the same claim… without displaying intellectual fraudulence or mirroring the clueless algorithm-base blindspots of a bot — which would be, to appropriate your word — a horrible thing.
After posting Biden’s record in the Senate:
The Democrats campaign slogan: “I’m voting for the Democrat racist/corporacrat war monger — ‘Whatever’ to reality.”
“This is the most important election in our lifetimes. It is life and death.“
Then why would the Democrats rig their primary and nomination process for a cusp-of-senility political hack possessed a racist/corporacrat/war mongering record? Closer to fact: The Democratic Party elite would prefer have Trump win than adjust leftward and risk losing their plush, first class seating on The Neoliberal/Last Stage Militarist Empire Express… headed for the Abyss Of History Terminus.
“Biden can be pushed into supporting progressive values.”
Obama — The Wall Street Trojan horse — sported progressive advisors during the campaign. After his election victory, all were dismissed and he appointed, on an exclusive basis, and filled his with Treasury Department Wall Street insiders– the very men from the Clinton administration who crashed the global economy by means of their neoliberal policies. Biden, an ardent corporacrat, will follow the same model. He cannot even come out against fracking in a believable manner — nor support Medicare For All. Obama was a virtuoso bait and switch artist; the stumble-tongued Biden is not near nimble enough to pull off the con job.
“I would like to see [change] happen with the minimum amount of suffering for the innocent people involved [that is why of voting lesser-of-two-evils].“
The US is a nation founded in slavery established by genocide. Since WW2 alone, the US empire has slaughtered well over 20 million innocent human beings and subverted democracy across the faces of planet. The nation should be immune to suffering… why and how?
“What president has lived up to your purism.”
In the US sham republic, progressive measures prove palliative and short lived. The nation’s White supremacist architecture remains as designed — to wit, as a dictatorship of money, defined by economic apartheid, and enforced by the perpetual brutality of the police state.
“What else was she [Warren] supposed to do, endorse Trump?”
That is a false dilemma fallacy. Warren, like Sanders, if they were true to their convictions — opposed to being the pathetic, political hacks they are — would have announced they are leaving the irredeemably corrupt Democrat Party to start a true leftist, socialist, progressive party. Warren, btw, did not endorse Trump — but she did endorse a White supremacism-rancid jerkopath.
Moreover, both Sanders and Warren are garden variety Democrats — i.e., frauds. Warren is a shape-shifter possessed of a cringe-inducing political style while Sanders is a Democratic Party Judas Goat — who, in his primary campaigns did not run to win, and, as always, in the end, endorses odious, rightwing candidates such Biden and Clinton who stand almost everything he claims to stand against.
“There is no vaccine for racism. ~ Kamala Harris”
If she had been treated with a vaccine protecting against racism, would she still have served the agendas of the racist, Jim Crow 2.0 California penal system?
Kamala The Cop could use a vaccine to prevent hypocrisy.
Democrats are already back at it… Biden is sinking in the polls… preemptive blame shifting, perhaps?
With Democrats it is always Jill Stein, or RalphNader, or (phantom) Russians fault for their ignominious defeats… never the fact the Democrats, back in the 1970s rigged their primary and nomination process to yield only High Dollar vetted sell outs to Establishment power who are inept campaigners and who stand for zilch but the degraded status quo in change election years. But Democrats, if you like what you’re getting you just keep doing what you’re doing. Withal, you’re doing it again with your present candidate — a racist, raping-fingered, cusp-of-senility corporacrat, war mongering git.
From an adult prospective, the excuse of Democratic Party apologist are (pre-school) childish. “Mommy,” goes their perpetual whine, “Not fair. We lost because Jilly Stein and Ralphy Nader were making funny faces at me.” Withal, not exactly what it takes to be a serious political party. On a self-awareness emotional level, Democrats don’t display the maturity to ride, unsupervised, a birthday pony — much less conceive and execute a winning political platform and a successful campaign strategy.
Gore was an dismally inept campaigner who stood for nada and was the very emblem of the status quo in a change election — who lacked the heart, balls, and character to fight for an election he won. Fact: Madame Deplorable was an even more dismal candidate — whose sense of entitlement to power was only matched by her ineptitude at running a campaign — and exceeded by her inability to turn in a plausible impression of an actual human being — whose performed the seemingly impossible i.e., losing and un-losable contest to the likes of Donald Trump. Only Democrats could yield candidate so awful. Moreover, FYI: The presence of third party candidates in political contest is known as democracy — that is the process wherein Democrats cannot win. Imagine a political party so inept, clueless, and so lacking in self-awareness and to the ability to learn from experience that its partisan blame-shifters insist their inept candidates lost elections due to the presence of other candidates in the field of contention in an (alleged) democratic process.
After bearing up after watching the unbearable proceedings unfolding at the Democratic convention… of “Third Way” triangulation-crazed old gits and War Party gals, a few observations:
Without a doubt, empire building via militarism is now a bipartisan agenda. The Democrats’ role: to marginalize leftist voices advocating anti-imperialism. Thus I’m not voting for either candidate of the One Party State… that party, with two branches, being: The Party Of Capitalist Economic Despotism And Perpetual War. You?
Joe Biden not only voted for the war criminal enterprise inflicted on the people of Iraq — but he was the go-to Democrat insofar as mustering votes for the war among Democrats in the Senate. The fact is, among the multiple reasons the lesser-of-two evil excuse is not only a canard but involves one in complicity insofar as the blood-drenched crimes of US militarist imperium.
Trump, to state the glaringly obvious, is awful — but the Clinton/Obama wing of the Democratic Party are responsible for his rise to power, and given the fact that they continue to control the Democratic Party, Trump continuance in power might come to pass as well.
The Democrats exercise in hagiographic palaver about John McCain was cringe inducing. McCain was a war criminal who never met a war he did not want to start or jump into. Moreover, the cringe-inducing, morally repugnant embrace of war criminal Colin Powell reveals the true nature of Democrats… as The War Party. And then there is this: Colin Powell was a key member involved in the US military’s cover-up of the My Lai massacre.
Inform me, please — who does the illusion of Democrat’s rainbow coalition serve, in the precincts of reality, other than forces of White supremacist capitalist rule and the profiteers of global-wide US militarism?
Phil Rockstroh is a poet, lyricist and philosopher bard living, now, in Munich, Germany. He may be contacted: firstname.lastname@example.org and at https://www.facebook.com/groups/513128662505890/