Please, my fellow liberals, stop calling all Trump voters “morons.” Stop calling them “racists.” Stop saying they are “too dumb” to realize that they are “voting against their self interests.”
Rural voters, particularly Midwesterners and Southerners who support Trump and his contingency, reside outside of wealthy coastal enclaves like Seattle, New York, Palo Alto, etc. and they know EXACTLY who is responsible for outsourcing their good-paying jobs and where these C-suite executives reside and thrive. They are not nearly as stupid as many of you seem to think. They ARE voting according to their economic self-interest because their regions are not receiving equitable redistribution of infrastructure investment and job opportunities from the wealthy coastal enclaves where the American oligarchic class lives.
Please, for all of our sakes, learn to make common cause with your fellow working-class Americans and do not allow blind partisanship to prevent you from reaching across the aisle. Or else our oligarchic class will one day be as powerful as Russia‘s and stolen elections will be a foregone conclusion here, just as they are there. “Citizens United” is a leap in that direction, and destruction of the public education system with the return of segregation through tiered “charter schools” is another leap.
Fight wisely, fight nobly, persevere, my people, fight back. Please don’t give up on American democracy so easily.
We completely disagree, at least on half.
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‘Steve Bannon Accepts Invitation to Speak at the University of Chicago’
This is bullshit.
I’m calling the administration to register my displeasure, and I suggest you do too if you’re an alumni.
I’m not going to ask the University to block the invitation, but I at least want a statement that he does not represent the University’s views.
If you’re an elite foreign student, someone who’d create a successful business but aren’t white, Bannon doesn’t want you in the United States.
“A country is more than an economy. We’re a civic society.”
The exact quote starts around 17:40, but the link starts earlier than that for full context.
You should listen to the whole context. It’s a much more narrow scope than you are representing it to be:
“What do you think about this situation where you have American companies, particularly technology companies, that are letting go highly-trained American IT workers, blowing them out, having them train their replacements and hiring foreign workers. Just generally what’s your sense of that?”
That being said, I still disagree with his comment, but I don’t think you are being fair to it either.
Continue reading “Steve Bannon, NAMBLA, and free speech: when ‘neutrality’ is picking a side”
In response to the recent Buzzfeed article about behind-the-scenes goings-on of Milo Yiannapoulus’ and Breitbart’s racism laundering, Washington Post journalist Philip Bump said, “An early chapter of every book documenting the Donald Trump era will be about Gamergate.”
If so, Zoë Quinn’s book Crash Override will be cited by nearly all of them as the autobiography of the person most affected by Gamergate and how she’s worked to defend everyone against online mobs since.
Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: We’ll be reading Zoë Quinn’s “Crash Override” to understand the Trump era for decades to come”