We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Reporter: FBI Report Shows It Was Seth Rich – Not Russians – Who Gave DNC Emails to Wikileaks

Click here to access article by Eric Zuesse from Washington's Blog

I am only posting this article because it seems to be raging across the blogosphere, and then this morning I received an email from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) promising to push for what appears to be a left-liberal's wish list: 
...after passing a resolution first proposed by Christine Pelosi in February to prevent corporate donations to the DNC, we adopted a series of similar measures that freed us to champion the most popular, people-friendly, election-winning policies:
    *medicare for all;
   * strong unions;
   * tuition-free college;
   * non-interventionism;
    *reducing corporate influence;
    *the abolition of private prisons - another issue popular across the political    spectrum;
    *and also getting even more firmly behind renewable energy - which three quarters of Trump voters support, perhaps in part because of the huge number of jobs it creates.
I couldn't help but associate the controversy over the murder of Seth Rich, who was a DNC staffer, and this email which in my cynical mind seemed to provide an inspiring distraction for the brewing scandal in the online media. This controversy combined with the shoddy treatment that the Bernie Sanders delegates were given at the 2016 Democratic convention seems to account for this strange email. It's all a hoax to shepherd disillusioned working class Americans back into the fold of the Democratic Party.  

It's obvious that such measures could never be passed with the existing majority Republican Congress. During the Obama administrations, when they sometimes had majority Democratic representation in both houses of Congress, they could have passed such measures, but obviously didn't, and won't in the future. It never ceases to amaze me about the extent to which the ruling capitalist class will seek to manipulate ordinary Americans to support their nefarious agendas with fake news, false-flag operations, and campaign promises such as this.