“What has happened in America should not be seen as a victory for hatefulness over decency. It is more accurately understood as a repudiation of the American power structure…
Median family income is lower now than it was 16 years ago, adjusted for inflation. Workers without college degrees – the old working class – have fallen furthest. Most economic gains, meanwhile, have gone to top. These gains have translated into political power to elicit bank bailouts, corporate subsidies, special tax loopholes, favorable trade deals and increasing market power without interference by anti-monopoly enforcement – all of which have further reduced wages and pulled up profits.” — Robert Reich Continue reading
“He [Donald Trump] refused to say that he would respect the results of this election. Now. Make no mistake. By doing that, he is threatening our democracy and the peaceful transition, the peaceful transition of power is one of the things that sets us apart. It’s how we hold our country together no matter who’s in charge.” — Hillary Clinton
“We can’t just do rallies. We have to fight back. There will be casualties on both sides. There will be because people have to die to make a change in this world.” — anti -Trump protester
“This is my confession — and explanation: I — a 51-year-old, a Muslim, an immigrant woman “of color” — am one of those silent voters for Donald Trump. And I’m not a “bigot,” “racist,” “chauvinist” or “white supremacist,” as Trump voters are being called, nor part of some “whitelash.”” Continue reading
“Trump voters had several reasons to vote for Trump other than “racism”. Most of all, they want their jobs back, jobs that have vanished thanks to the neoliberal policy of transferring manufacturing jobs to places with low wages.
But racism is the only motive recognized by the globalized elite for rejecting globalization. British citizens who voted to leave the European Union in order to recover their traditional democracy were also stigmatized as “racist” and “xenophobe”. Opposition to racism and xenophobia is the natural moral defense of a project of global governance that deprives ordinary citizens of any important power of decision.” – Diana Johnstone Continue reading
None of this should be surprising. When Michael Moore campaigned for Wesley Clark, the former NATO commander responsible for War Crimes in Yugoslavia under President Bill Clinton, Moore exposed just how superficial his supposedly Leftist, anti-war activism is. Continue reading
“Think about it: Hillary Clinton’s State Department actually hired the very people who, along with their jihadist allies in Benghazi, attacked us and killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and Sean Smith as well as CIA contractors Glen Doherty and Ty Woods,” Lopez said.