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Class War

May Day this year fell on Waltz Wednesday, so that’s a little bit of an excuse. But I also admit that this escaped my notice on the day it was published: May Day, of course. So I bring it to you now, belatedly.

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A juicy bowl of quotes on the class struggle – even one from Warren Buffet.

It’s funny how terrified the US is of anything remotely reminiscent of socialism or communism – even our Labor Day holiday was moved away from the May 1 celebrated in the civilized world, to some arbitrary Monday in September.

What We Need/Want/Deserve

What the country needs: Warren, maybe, or Sanders.

What the country wants: Uncle Joe

Pia Guerra for The Nib

Still an improvement over Pumpkin.

Who’s pretty much what the country deserves. He’s not going to work out nearly so well for the plutocrats as they think he will. He’ll wreck the joint for everyone else. But “we get the government we deserve” is a hard truth.

About This Music

This is so weird https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiemus_(song)

You’ve heard this song. You might think it was done by Enya.

It was concocted by Karl Jenkins, originally for Delta Airlines. But there’s more to the story, of course. Here’s an interesting read about the process of creating this music: An Aural History of Adiemus

This makes the case that whether consciously or subconsciously, the music was built to carry a subtle message of white supremacy. Now this is not saying it was done as a malicious, racist message. But it does speak to how insidious and hard to perceive a racist framing of things can be.

Hey at least they didn’t ruin a real classic, the way United did

Entrenched

Dug-in. Defensive. That is what Pumpkin’s core of support is, and there are a few basic reasons why. I think the top reason is, he makes their racism seem a little more OK. Even though they know it’s evil.

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So nothing he does, nothing he says, nothing he is, will shift that very much.

The only solution will be a sound thumping at the polls. That’s right, I am leaning to the side that says not to impeach. First, Mike Pence will do even more damage per week than Pumpkin does.

And the last thing this racist band of Americans should be given is, a martyr.

Don’t Get Distracted

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Distraction is fascism’s best friend right now. And with even the “Mueller Report” having proven to be just another distraction, I am starting to think we’re “running out of golf course” as they say when a tournament is coming to an end.

We might have only one halfway-credible election left in us and it’s coming in 2020. If we let the corporatists, the fascists and Putin have this one, it’s going to be a long hot winter.

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