by Phil Rockstroh
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 25, 2020
“Not voting for Biden reveals your privilege.”
Only privileged people seem to believe the US possesses a viable democracy. The non-privileged live with the boot of the extant dictatorship of money/police state on their throats (of which, Biden has spent his life as an ardent operative). Withal, Biden has spent his political career in service to the profiteers of White privilege because, to quote the man himself, he did not “want his children to grow up in a racial jungle.”
“By you not voting for Biden or you voting 3rd party […] that is the same thing as voting for Trump.”
I would never vote for either Trump or Biden — so how could I be taking votes away from either one of them?
“Your comments about Biden helps the Nazi Trump. No wonder you live in Germany.”
I hold joint US German citizenship because my mother escaped Nazi Germany on a Kindertransport, her father having been arrested by the Gestapo and imprisoned in Sachsenhausen Concentration camp. Since you are insisting on getting personal, and attempting to pull moral rank by recitation of history, it was status quo-clinging, Weimer liberals like you and your betrayal of socialists and communists that allowed for the Nazis to rise to power.
Moreover, Biden and Harris have spent their careers acting as operatives for the White supremacist order. Moreover, US fascism did not begin and will not end with Trump. In particular when and if radical corporacrats and hard-line members of the US imperialist War Party such as Biden and Harris come to occupy the executive branch.
“Your [sic] a Russian bot.”
“Russia-Russia-Russia,” the paranoid prattle goes… yet liberals believe only Trump’s raving legions are the ones who have lost touch with sanity.
Okay, Okay…I’ll confess all. You’d better check… There are Russian agents hiding behind your shower curtain…who are sneaking out when you’re not looking and are rearranging the perfect order of your sock drawer — thus, in their nefarious scheme, are rattling you into a state of paranoid incoherence.
“You’re a purists [sic] I’m a realist…”
How does a “realist” come to believe the US — a dictatorship of money, with a sub-banana republic voting system — is a democratic republic? Moreover, where did liberals get the notion that voting for the White supremacist Biden will somehow return the built by slaves/established in genocide nation back to evincing humanity — a quality the sham republic never possessed in the first place?
“Losing in this case means giving up on reproductive choice for our lifetimes and likely giving up on civilization [sic] because of the toxic combo of fascism and climate change.”
Biden possesses one the worst environmental records in congress and when he was head of the Senate Judiciary Committee he rubber stamped scores of anti-choice judges to the Federal Bench. Moreover, US fascism did not start with Trump nor would it end with Joe Biden — who brags he is the architect of the Patriot Act.
Regarding: Our “civilisation…” [Both spellings are correct, Gonzo Today Ed.] The US? Damn those Russians — they have hidden US civilisation so deep within a society of racism, exploitation, greed, decaying infrastructure, stupidity, police violence, and militarism that no one even has a memory of it.
It comes down to this:
Please don’t inflict on me “If you don’t vote for Biden/Harris then you support Trump” palaver. If the Democrats had been serious about beating Trump in 2016 and ending his reign of toxic inanity before it began, they would not have rigged their primary and nomination process for the likes of Madame Deplorable and, now, in this election cycle, in behalf of Senile Joe and Kamala The Cop.
Moreover, your lesser-of-two-evils self-deception is the root of the tragedy: Because voting for a political party that holds its base in arrogant contempt amounts to the enabling of their ongoing and future evils as well as causing one to become complicit in one’s own oppression. Also, voting for Biden/Harris with the self-justifying nonsense involved with, “after the election I will protest their policies and make them accountable” is flat out risible. Biden and Harris have made careers out of marginalizing leftist and progressive voices. If not, they would have never been the High Dollar owned and controlled Democratic Party nominees.
Finally, lesser-of-two-evils voters: The Democratic Party elite would thank you for your (toxic) credulity and proclivity for self-deception… if they were not entitlement-rancid psychopaths who had the sum total of nada notion of gratitude.
After decades of bi-partisan-inflicted neoliberal economics and the attendant greed and cruelty, casual and overt, what other fate could befall such a nation as the US — other than decline — then collapse? A society based on greed engenders a culture of addiction — to wit, a culture that longs for the release delivered by death.
US, how deep does your bottom have to be? Rock bottom, among a landscape splayed with sun-bleached bones of denial? Or is it time to sober up, admit the insanity of it all, take a rigorous and honest inventory of your actions, and make amends to the powerless people you have hurt, both at home and in the world at large?
And no, voting for ardent enablers of the culture-wide affliction e.g., Trump nor Biden/Harris will not return the nation to sanity.
Previously published on Gonzo Today, Aug. 19, 2020
The Democratic Party’s Raison D’être Is To Co-Opt, Absorb, Marginalize, and Neutralize The Left
by Phil Rockstroh
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 25, 2020
“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 Ralph Nader, 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 an 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?
Previously published on Gonzo Today, Aug. 24, 2020
Phil Rockstroh is a poet, lyricist and philosopher bard living, now, in Munich, Germany. He may be contacted: email@example.com and at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/phil.rockstroh.
From the archives:
Phil Rockstroh: The Mythical, the Political and the Sublime
Defund Fascism, Blue and Orange, by Paul Street
Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley: Why Trump Can Still Win and Why We Must Oppose U.S.’ New Cold War Against China
The Democrats’ Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan, by David Swanson
Chris Hedges: The Whole Consent Of The Governed Is A Joke + Hedges on Noam Chomsky Favouring Biden Over Trump
Chris Hedges and Paul Street: The Problem is Not Trump. It is a Political System Dominated by Corporate Power and The Mandarins of the Two Major Political Parties
Starve Out the DNC– Boycott The Democratic Party! by Michael Hudson
The Biggest Political Delusion Of All Is In The U.S. Electoral Politics Itself by Paul Street + Nobody to Vote For by David Swanson + Politicians Robbing Us Blind
Two Poles of an Evil Duopoly by Keith Rosenthal
Phil, Sid Finster here. Kicked off FB for supposedly being a “Russian bot” or whatever. I was wondering what happened to you.
This isn’t Phil’s blog, so he’s not likely to see your comment.
I know, just throwing something out, since I have no better ideas.
OK, just wanted you to know.
Phil, like most of the other writers, sends me his latest articles to be published here on Dandelion Salad.
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Russia, Russia, Russia…The wall came down. The US president agreed the US-NATO missiles would not move closer to Russia. They did move closer. Putin has been screwing with eastern europe NATO for years with pipeline distributions to the EU. (hunter-biden-obama-V Nuland-Hillary, Kerry) created the Ukraine MH17 BUK scandal. Trade embargo with Russia and screwing with Putin brought the rubble down. LNG prices dropped. Obama gave our NATO allies cheap LNG. Trump wanted to drill off the N Pole with Putin, the HC scandal about Russian evasion in our election; monkey business did occur. According to wiki (not a reputable source I personally donate to, to feed Yuppies) Russia has involved herself in 30 election processes around the globe and the USA has 84. Russia Gate? I think some of the above has been overlooked. R Perry delivered a lot of supporting data suggesting many of the above conclusions.
Russia ain’t innocent. The US ain’t innocent. Monroe doctrine to name one and the Neodymium affair in Africa. Electric motors today demand RE.
If you find Jimmy Hoffa’s cement bucket, R. Perrys corpse, and Al Gore’s baby shoes, bronze them, there are a lot of pedestals in America looking for a iconic …?
B Al Gore’s Leer Jet:
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