Republicans and Democrats, like Romney and Obama are of one mind on many more things than they disagree about. From war and empire to their policies on Big Ag, Big Energy, “clean coal and safe nuclear power,” and the war on drugs their areas of agreement are vast and troubling, and perhaps far more important than the rhetorical and stylistic differences highlighted by US political campaigns.
15. Although unemployment is the highest it’s been since the Great Depression, the federal government should NOT enact any sort of WPA-style program to put millions of people back to work 14. Medicare, Medicaid and social security are “entitlements” that need to be cut to relieve what they call “the deficit.” 13. Climate change treaties and negotiations that might lead to them should be avoided at all costs. 12. NAFTA was such a great thing it really should be extended to Central and South America and the entire Pacific rim. 11. Banksters and Wall Street speculators deserve their bailouts and protection from criminal liability, but underwater and foreclosed homeowners deserve nothing. 10. Palestinians should be occupied, dispossessed and ignored. Iran should be starved and threatened from all sides. Cuba should be embargoed, and Americans prohibited from going there to see what its people have done in a half century free of Yankee rule. Black and brown babies and their parents, relatives and neighbors should be bombed with drones in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and similar places. 9. Africa should be militarized, destabilized, plundered and where necessary, invaded by proxy armies like those of Rwanda, Ethiopia, Burundi or Kenya, or directly by Western air and ground forces, as in Libya 8. US Presidents can kidnap citizens of their own or any nation on earth from anyplace on the planet for torture, indefinite imprisonment without trial or murder them and neighboring family and bystanders at will. 7. Oil and energy companies, and other mega-polluters must be freed to drill offshore almost everywhere, and permitted to poison land and watersheds with fracking to achieve “energy independence”. 6. The FCC should not and must not regulate telecoms to ensure that poor and rural communities have access to internet, or to guarantee network neutrality. 5. Of course there really ARE such things as “clean coal” and “safe nuclear energy”. 4. Immigrants must be jailed and deported in record numbers. 3. No Medicare For All. Forget about it eliminating the Medicare age requirement so that all Americans would qualify. 2. No minimum wage increases for you, no right to form a union, no right to negotiate or strike if you already have a union, and no enforcement or reform of existing labor laws. 1. The 40 year war on drugs must continue, and even mention of the prison state is unthinkable.
this is a good radical response to a lot of the internet buzz against Romney/Ryan, and the passive championing of Obama that happens as a result. Yes, it would be a nightmare having racist, sexist, homophobic white aristocrats back in office, but the reality is that imperialism, racism, economic injustice, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia are the cornerstones of American political institutions no matter who is in office.
“People love to pull that “it’s just a word” bullshit, don’t they? Usually white, cis, hetero dudes who don’t have “just a word” to dehumanize them. It completely takes things out of context, it’s like saying “a stab wound is just an object making contact with your cells, causing a sensory reaction, so why are you complaining about it?”—
This is going to be my proper response to all the hate I’ve been getting lately, to the person who started the whole thing, and to anyone who has been watching this unfold.
Let me start by saying that whether anyone likes the definition or not, what is occurring in the world in regards to animal abuse, the meat/dairy/egg industry, the fur/leather/wool/skin industry, the laboratory experiments and the puppy mills is a holocaust. You can argue all you want but it is what it is. Let me get that straight. It is not my opinion, it is fact.
ya know why rich kids dress like gangster rappers? they want an air of criminality about themselves. you want to dress like a real criminal? dress like your dad. dudes in suits have done far worse crimes than a gangster rapper could ever dream of. i guarantee you, a load of gangster rappers have never teamed up and stolen the mineral rights in a developing country. that's never happened. the album would be too long
The forests of the coastal regions from California to British Columbia are renowned for their unique and ancient animals and plants, such as coast redwoods, tailed frogs, mountain beavers and the legendary Bigfoot (also known as Sasquatch). Whereas Bigfoot is probably just fiction, a…