Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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With a new administration in Washington it will be a challenge to get the 'liberals' to hold Biden-Harris to the few 'progressive promises' they made during their campaign. Biden is bringing back many of Bush & Obama's neo-cons to head his foreign policy. I'll be on this case without hesitation.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


This is a video by Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank.  He is funny but also strongly adheres to the oligarchy power line.  Milbank is a Skull & Bones Club member from his days at Yale University.

Here we see Milbank making fun of the crazy direction of the increasingly insane Republican Party.

I've long maintained that the corporate oligarchy is quite pleased with the job Obama has done for them.  Just like Clinton, who pushed through "welfare reform" and NAFTA (as well as renaming Reagan's Star Wars program BMDO - Ballistic Missile Defense Organization and kept it humming), Obama has kept Wall Street welfare flourishing and continued the strategic occupation of Afghanistan.

The oligarchy would be happy with the corporate Romney as president but Obama gives them the big bonus of keeping his "liberal" base under control and very quiet as social progress is dismantled and the militarization of America's culture continues apace.

Milbank's role is to be "entertaining" as he puts the dagger into the Taliban-like Republican Party.   It's not that Milbank is a progressive - he's just part of the show.  His job is to help keep the public cynical about "government" and politics in general.  The oligarchy wants the public to lose faith in government and thus leave the decision making process to the elite whose interests the government now represents.


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