What is going on is worldwide. Brexit. Bannon. CA. Mercer. Putin. You all know this.
Hungary. Prague. The Seychelles. Prince Three-Letters, pick one of two.
Trump is just our local representative.
It took the intersection of a number of factors, not least the internet.
I am speaking literally. Obviously this is all opinion.
But I feel like I see this web,
Used to be there were two general kinds of capitalists, ones who worked more or less within the law and ones whose business plan
But the two groups used to be separate.
Not so much anymore.
And they said, "Fuck that."
You may have noticed that they no longer even pretend to tell the truth. I mean, people lie. Government's lie. Maybe sometimes it's better that they do.
But not like this. Nobody has ever seen anything like this before.
"If Fox doesn't fire him we'll know what they are!"
You don't know now?
I don't know how far off the killings are, but I am not confident.
I listen to people say, "Boy, Now They've Done It! Fox News is State TV."
They bought all the TV stations a loooooooonnngg time ago.
The slot machine gives you a bucket of money from time to time too, but the longer you stay the broker you get.
(We've already established that. Yes.)
You don't need to.
And they did.
And they do.
The only possible way to get the country back is by getting the half of the people who haven't been voting to do so, and to vote for one specific party, the Democratic party.
Bernie is a fool. If he wanted to save this country he would be putting all his energy to getting every living American to the polls. Voting Democrat.
If you get a cold, cutting off your nose won't cure it.
Cutting it off won't help.
Donald Trump is *a* problem but he's not *the* problem. Not even close.
Stop right there.
It's been tried. It didn't work. It's like a perpetual motion machine: no matter how persuasive the reasoning, it. Won't. Work.
The one right-wing party gets more votes than any one lefty party.
This isn't philosophy, it's arithmetic.
Then we've got to get serious about rebuilding a functioning, broad-based, decent living economy and government. And to do that,
1: Institutional racism
2: A real tax policy, tax the rich to pay for public needs
3. Kill Citizens United and Buckley v. Valeo.
This won't take an amendment. Money is NOT SPEECH.
It will take AT A MINIMUM 50 years to make a dent in hardcore racist attitudes, but they can be stomped back into the filthy shadows where they were for a few years.
Fuck ya, Jack. Be picked on. Talk civilized.
It's been 150 fucking years since the 13th and 15th Amendments. We can't make slavery never have happened, but let's at least make good on the 40 acres and mule.
Sorry, where was I?
One more little thing.
What about the mob? What has been done to America and the world is not against any written law, not the broad crime.
I think we need to seriously attempt a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. I don't think building on the hate and rage will, in the long run, help in any way.
I think those who were at the top need to live at the bottom.