The Frontier is Closed: Capitalist and Constitutional Chickens Coming Home to Cancerous Roost, by Paul Street

Socialism or Barbarism A Day in New York: 19th July 20

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, Oct. 7, 2021
October 13, 2021

Much of the United States (US) is in crisis as capitalist-imperialist chickens are coming home to roost.

Multiple Interrelated Crises Rooted in Bourgeois Evil

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How the “Polarized” Political Parties Work Together Against the Public Interest, by Ralph Nader

How the “Polarized” Political Parties Work Together Against the Public Interest, by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Oct. 1, 2021
October 3, 2021

“Polarization” is the word most associated with the positions of the Republicans and Democrats in Congress. The mass media and the commentators never tire of this focus, in part because such clashes create the flashes conducive to daily coverage.

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Chris Hedges and Richard D. Wolff: Competing Systems of Power in America: Autocracy or Oligarchy

"SMASH CAPITALISM"

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Oct 2, 2021

On the show Chris Hedges discusses with the economist Richard Wolff how capitalism works under an autocracy or an oligarchy, the only two political systems left in the United States of America.

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Chris Hedges: Undercurrents of American Fascism

Scene on the Stairs of the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Sep 16, 2021

On January 6, 2021, a mob incited by outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump, stormed the U.S. capital in an attempt to halt the congressional certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Within the mob, as the scholar Gabriel Rockhill points out, were many current members of the military and police. Some of the leaders of the organizations involved, such as Proud Boys Enrique Tarrio and Joseph Biggs, had direct ties to U.S. intelligence agencies, having served as FBI informants. Only one fifth of Capitol Police were on duty that day, and they were unprepared and under-equipped, even though the U.S. national security state had advance knowledge of the plot. Capitol Police were seen opening barricades and fraternizing with the mob.

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Chris Hedges and Henry Giroux: The Age of Manufactured Ignorance

June 12, 2021 Teach the Truth Pledge Day of Action in D.C.

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Sep 9, 2021

On the show Chris Hedges discusses the age of manufactured ignorance with the scholar Professor Henry A. Giroux.

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Joe Biden’s Hollow Resistance: Words vs. Deeds, by Paul Street

Joe Biden - Caricature

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, Aug. 8, 2021
August 10, 2021

“The president is increasingly at odds with leaders of the voting rights movement, who see a contrast between his soaring language and his willingness to push Congress to pass federal legislation.” — New York Times, July 22, 2021

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The War on Wokeness, by Kenn Orphan

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
August 9, 2021

“I am human, and I think nothing of which is human is alien to me.” — Publius Terentius Afer, Roman playwright (195/185 – c. 159 BC)

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Collapsing Federal Corporate Crime Enforcement, by Ralph Nader

Day 12 Occupy Wall Street September 28 2011 Shankbone 54

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, July 30, 2021
August 2, 2021

As the size and severity of the corporate crime wave surges, Congress is asleep at the switch. The mostly captive Capitol Hill Gang has sat on an antiquated federal criminal code, starved the budget of regulatory health, safety, and consumer/labor protection agencies, and let corporate crooks routinely get away with their crimes.

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Challenge Government’s Autocratic Incommunicados, by Ralph Nader

First Amendment to the US Constitution

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, July 9, 2021
July 14, 2021

The First Amendment to our Constitution declares that Congress cannot abridge the right of the people “…to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Unfortunately, this vital tool of our democracy is easily circumvented by Congress simply not responding whatsoever to “petitions” by the citizenry. This government undermining of our constitutional right is producing invincibly incommunicado government officials.

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From Iowa Nice to Iowa Nazi: A Report from the Friendly Fascist Heartland, by Paul Street

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, July 10, 2021
July 13, 2021

The sloppy fascist Donald Trump may no longer reside in the White House but he’s back on the hate rally campaign trail selling his big Hitlerian Stolen Election Lie. Meanwhile, Trumpist white nationalism is booming in the “red states,” where Amerikaner Republicans hold the reins.

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The Resistance Remains Hollow: The Weimar Ways of the Dismal Democrats, by Paul Street

Democrats and Republicans

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, July 3, 2021
July 6, 2021

The Republican Party – described by Noam Chomsky years ago as “the most dangerous organization on Earth” – is now a fascist party (I will develop this point further in a future report on the state-level Republican jihad against Critical Race Theory). The sheer equivalence some “radicals” posit between the dismal neoliberal Democratic and the white-nationalist Amerikaner GOP is false. Just for starters, try to imagine the self-described democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or for that matter, the corporate liberal Nancy Pelosi winning a Congressional seat in Kentucky, Iowa, or Wyoming and the QANazi Marjorie Taylor Green being elected to the U.S. House from Brooklyn, Chicago, or San Francisco.

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No Time to Relax: Dark Clouds in Biden’s America, by Paul Street

The End Of The Government Shutdown 2013

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, June 5, 2021
June 7, 2021

The sense of relief that came over many Americans after the malignant pandemo-fascist Donald Trump’s removal from power seems increasingly misplaced. The feeling of relaxation is understandable. The pandemic is in significant retreat inside the U.S. as summer dawns, thanks in part to the Biden administration’s vaccination efforts. The improved U.S. health outlook combined with Biden and the Congressional Democrats’ large opening stimulus package to spark some modest economic recovery and hiring expansion. Significantly vaccinated fans, shoppers, diners, vacationers, drinkers, entertainment seekers, and gamblers have returned to American major league baseball, basketball, and hockey games, beaches, bars, restaurants, hotels, casinos, movie theaters, concerts, and shopping malls.

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Apartheid Does Not Have the Right To Defend Itself, Or To Exist, by Jim Kavanagh

Free Palestine - Melbourne Rally May 15, 2021

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by Jim Kavanagh
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Polemicist, May 19, 2021
May 21, 2021

With its latest attack on Gaza—on the families it drove from their homes in what is now Israeli territory—Israel is surpassing itself in viciousness. As of today, Israel has killed 212 Gazans, including at least 61 children and 36 women. It is “obliterate[ing] multiple generations of families” in the middle of the night—at least 21 members of the al-Qawlaq family, from 6 months to 90 years old. It is pulverizing residential towers and media offices, and bombing “civic infrastructure, businesses and the main roads leading to the city’s al-Shifa hospital.” Destroying the roads is an instructive example of Israel’s gratuitous, and clever, cruelty: It of course prevents ambulances and medics from moving where they’re needed; it also blocks the families who are fleeing to the hospitals for safety from the sudden explosion of their homes. But, We didn’t bomb the hospital!

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Perfidy Meets Putty – Congressional Democrats Betray Voters, by Ralph Nader

Medicare for All Rally - Feb 2017

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Mar. 12, 2021
March 16, 2021

Do you remember the promises made by the Democratic Party’s presidential and Congressional candidates on universal health insurance? You can forget their pledges and somber convictions now that your votes put the Democrats in charge of the House and the Senate. The Democrats’ leaders are abandoning their promises and retreating into a cowardly corporatist future.

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Paul Street: Is Trumpism Fascism? + Paul Jay: Trump’s Treason and McConnell’s Mayhem

Donald Trump, Loretto street art

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with Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 22, 2021

theAnalysis-news on Feb 22, 2021

Paul Street argues that it’s wrong to call January 6th an “insurrection”; this wasn’t a grassroots rank and file populist uprising by the people, it was instigated from the top down and part of a larger organized fascist effort.

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