The Democratic Party Stands for the Socio-pathological System of Class Rule Called Capitalism by Paul Street

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, July 25, 2017
Previously published at Counterpunch, July 21, 2017
July 30, 2017

A recent Washington Post and ABC poll finds that just 37 percent of Americans think that the Democratic Party “stands for something.” Fifty two percent say it’s about nothing more than opposing Trump.

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Remember, Remember by Cindy Sheehan

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November 7, 2010

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“Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.”

“V” from the Movie: V for Vendetta

I arrived in London on November 5th, tired and cranky from 12 hours on a cramped and crowded airplane with flight attendants calling everyone “darling” with a smiling mask that hid the fact that all they really wanted to do was slap the passenger that asked for another cup of tea; and sick from a virus my grandbabies gave me which was exacerbated by the dry airplane re-circulated stale air.

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Hey Nan, how’s that liberal agenda going for you? by Cindy Sheehan

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October 13, 2010

Open Memo

To: Nancy Pelosi

From Cindy Sheehan

Hey Nan,

How’s that “liberal agenda” going for you these days?

You have had quite a run as the first female Speaker of the House, haven’t you?

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The Goal of Modern Propaganda: Mythocracy + Presidential Assassination Program by Cindy Sheehan

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February 14, 2010

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“The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.” Jacques Ellul

On Super Bowl Sunday, the reason that I wrote my new book: Myth America: 20 Greatest Myths of the Robber Class and the Case for Revolution, literally hit home.

Since it was the Holy Day of Obligation for our national religion of Football, I headed for my health club because I have always been a heretic. I arrived there a little before kick off, so the club was still occupied, but after kick-off it was deserted.

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Healthcare Roundtable: With Exclusion of Single Payer, What Opportunities Remain for Meaningful Reform?

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Oct. 29, 2009

Healthcare Roundtable: With Exclusion of Single Payer, What Opportunities Remain for Meaningful Reform?

While much of the healthcare debate in Washington and the media has focused on the proposal to create a government-run insurance program, the legislation being considered includes many other provisions that could change how healthcare is delivered in this country. We host a roundtable with three guests who have been closely following the debate: Lois Uttley, co-founder of Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need; Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of Health Initiatives at Community Service Society of New York; and Dr. Oliver Fein, president of Physicians for a National Health Program. [includes rush transcript]

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Nancy Pelosi Unveils Merged House Health Care Reform Bill: Thank You, Insurance Companies of America!

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Healthcare Roundtable: With Exclusion of Single Payer, What Opportunities Remain for Meaningful Reform?

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A Canadian Look At U.S. Health Care + Flood Nancy Pelosi — It IS Up to Her

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October 26, 2009

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John Boehner, Mr. Republican by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

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by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
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crossposted on Buzzflash.com September 22, 2009
Oct. 1, 2009

So House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi becomes very unusually emotional in recalling the events that lead up to the murders of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone in November, 1978. She calls for some civility in the increasingly hostile attacks on herself, the Obama Administration, “liberals” in general, and “the government.” And then up steps Rep. John Boehner, the House Republican minority Leader. This is your big chance, Jack. You could say something like, “yes, the current protesters have perfectly legitimate grievances, but we do think that the rhetoric and the mood are getting out of hand, that threats of violence have no place in the conduct of our treasured American democracy, neither civil war nor secession is on the Republican agenda, that in fact we do have a major chance to begin to ‘take back America’ in the 2010 Congressional elections, that the Republican Party is organizing to do just that, and we welcome the support of everyone who wants to participate in the democratic process in order to accomplish that goal.” But you didn’t say anything like that. Instead, you threw red meat to the wolves.

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House un-American Activities Committee Chaired by Pelosi and Hoyer by Cindy Sheehan

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August 10,  2009

The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC or HCUA, 1938–1975) was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives. In 1969, the House changed the committee’s name to “House Committee on Internal Security”. When the House abolished the committee in 1975,[2] its functions were transferred to the House Judiciary Committee.
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Historically, HUAC spent a lot of precious time, energy and resources defining and investigating those that the committee found were “un-American.”

It, apart from Senator Joseph McCarthy, investigated Bolsheviks and communists and many other “subversive” organizations and people. There is nothing in the Constitution, as far as I know, that prevents one from being a Communist, but people’s lives were ruined because of this committee, and the committee even went as far as shaping the movie industry, and of course frightened many people into un-American silence.

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The War Party and its Faux-gressive Minions by Cindy Sheehan

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June 20, 2009

For years now, I have been writing about the duplicity of the Democrats and the shocking similarity between the two parties when it comes to the use of state-sanctioned terrorism against innocent populations.

This past week, after the betrayal of every American who elected Democrats to end the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, I am wondering if there is anyone still in this nation who thinks that there’s any significant difference between the war ideologies of Democrats and Republicans.

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Cindy Sheehan: How The Left Used Me To Gain House Seats

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June 15, 2009

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June 12, 2009

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Red Herrings and The “War on Terrorism” by Larry Chin

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by Larry Chin
Global Research, May 20, 2009

A red herring is a fallacy in which an irrelevant topic is used to divert attention from the original issue. The furor over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s knowledge of the Bush/Cheney administration’s use of torture is the latest Washington noise that conveniently diverts attention from the illegitimate “war on terrorism” that continues to serve as the justification for torture, murder and war.

Nancy’s clumsy tap dance

In a series of bumbling statements, Pelosi has denied her knowledge of the extent of the Bush/Cheney administration’s use of torture and other “enhanced interrogation techniques”.

Pelosi admits that she was aware, as early as September 2002, that “enhanced interrogation” techniques were being explored by the Bush/Cheney’s Office of Legal Counsel as legal options, but that she was not told that they were being used. A timeline from the CIA and statements from well-placed (but unnamed) Democratic Party sources refute Pelosi’s claim.

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Is Nancy Pelosi a Liar, a Coward, or Just Plain Old, Garden Variety, Stupid? by Cindy Sheehan

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May 19, 2009

The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media. — William Colby, long time CIA operative and Director of the CIA under Richard Nixon

In stating that the CIA “mis-led” her in a briefing where the CIA claims that they told Nancy Pelosi about the drowning torture known as “water-boarding,” she is either showing an astonishing amount of naiveté, she is lying, or she is just plain stupid. Also, using this lame excuse conveniently turns the conversation to water-boarding and not other forms of torture; which Pelosi admits she was briefed on in September of 2002. Additionally, even though it is highly probable that the CIA did lie to Pelosi in September of 2002, she admits that the Agency came clean, so to speak in March of 2003…a mere six months later. So she either knew about water-boarding and did nothing about it six and a half years ago, or she knew about water-boarding and did nothing about it six years ago. Six months is an awfully long time when you’re being unlawfully detained and tortured by the US Torture Squad Goons.

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Torture used to fabricate false case to invade Iraq + Cheney Ordered Torture For War

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