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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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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. @BruceKGagnon

Friday, August 02, 2019

Trump is a racist, divisive fat cat



Trump's acting job is to divide the American people against one another and he loves the gig.

The more the people are divided by race the less they will focus on the reality that the corporate oligarchs are robbing the nation blind.

The corporate Mr. Big cares nothing about America.  They've got their money in off-shore banks.  Many of the largest corporations pay no federal taxes.  They move jobs overseas in order to maximize profit$.

The government claims that the economy is doing well - yeah for the rich it might be.  But for the poor and working class it's not the case.

We have more homeless than ever.  Many working people are doing 2-3 jobs just to pay bills.  The majority of the middle class are one pay check away from homelessness themselves.

Military spending is eating up huge portions of the discretionary federal budget (the part of the budget that the Congress actually votes on).  Studies have long shown that military production is the worst way to create jobs.  As a result there is little money available for infrastructure repair as roads, bridges, sewer & water systems, schools and more fall into disrepair.

The fat cats have gone global and the last thing they want is an educated, activated American citizenry who are paying attention to national affairs.  Thus they put in place a government, led by the Trumpster, that is all about distraction and division. 

Many followers of Trump want to blame someone else for their lowered socio-economic status.  They play right into Trump's hands by falling for the race card.  Trump does not actually give a damn about his followers - what has he done for the displaced workers across the nation?  He gave tax cuts for the rich and his trade policies are only screwing agriculture and manufacturing sectors.

Sadly too, the majority of the Democrats are too busy pushing the 'RussiaGate' hoax to take on these real issues.  The primary reason for that is most of the Dems in Congress also get big campaign donations from these same corporate interests.

It's not a pretty picture.  There are no easy solutions.  But we should start by declaring that capitalism/corporatism must be upended because it destroys our Mother Earth and the vast majority of those living on the planet.

It's the system - set up to do exactly what it is doing - rape, pillage and plunder for Mr. Big.

Bruce

1 Comments:

Blogger Peter said...

Donald's an ass who believes "The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about." ( Oscar Wilde )

8/2/19, 6:59 PM  

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