Pam Martens from Wall Street on Parade asks . Let’s see if character still matters in America. It looks like theres nothing to choose from and in truth there never really was.
Who votes based on gender or skin colour? What dribble are people being fed?
Blacks have to be more patriotic to be considered even to have red blood, like Obama’s ….“They’re spending all their time talking down America. I don’t know when it became fashionable to do that.”
Martens says….This is a deceptive ploy from the President – an attempt to silence critics of the status quo on the false narrative that it’s unpatriotic. Hillary Clinton has jumped right in to this ploy, with her new refrain that ‘America never stopped being great.’
She sounds like the Iron Lady and we all know what a cow she was. When a Democrat sounds like a Tory you know neo-liberal agenda is really what this is all about.
Martens says…’Establishment candidates want to avoid the tough questions on how America fell this far this fast because the answers are an indictment of the status quo they hope to perpetuate on behalf of the one percent who pay their way into office and line their pockets when they’re out of office. The answers are also an indictment of the toothless regulators the one percent handpick to oversee their interests in Washington in exchange for campaign financing.’
According to the most recent Census Bureau report, 46.7 Americans live in poverty. As Bernie Sanders is alerting Americans on the campaign trail, “There is something profoundly wrong when the top one-tenth of one percent owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. There is something profoundly wrong when 58 percent of all new income since the Wall Street crash has gone to the top one percent.”
If you have to say words like:
Calling out the deplorable inequality in America is not “talking down America.” It’s talking up the critical need for change……You know something’s seriously wrong.
When talk is about patriotism when ordinary people are struggling, that usually means the people at the top are scared. It also means its time to send the unemployed to war.
Anyway good post, just dont have the faith in Sanders that Martens does.
I’m really sorry elections over there have so much importance to the rest of us in the world who have no say whatsoever in who ends up US Prez but who pay the price with their lives ……or the word Americans love to use, their Liberty! But thats the empire for you.