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Name: Taylor Selseth
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Hometown: Ulen, MN
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Current location: Moorhead, MN
Member since: Fri Nov 11, 2005, 10:42 PM
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I cannot with good conscience vote for a candidate promoting more stupid wars. n/t

All this shit implying Sanders supporters are racists and sexists needs to stop.

If the Establishment and Clinton supporters keep pushing that narrative that Sanders and his supporters don't care about race and gender equality issues and then Clinton gets the nomination it is going to destroy the Democratic Party and help those RW populist types pushing the "politically correct Social Justice Warriors hate working class white men" narrative.

Prepare yourselves, the MSM is going to turn Bernie's tax comments into a new "Dean Scream".

The fix is in, just like in 2004!

I'm getting the feeling that Hillary supporters live in a bubble and...

...don't get how much anger, hate, and rage the average American has towards the Establishment right now. There are only 2 people in this race right now speaking to this rage, Trump and Sanders. The rest are, like Hillary, poo-pooing it and telling us worthless peons that we have no right to be angry.

If it is Hillary versus Trump in the general election TRUMP WILL WIN because of that rage. Hillary is DESPISED by most people outside of the narrow political news junkie bubble. I know a lot of Low-information, a-political people who like both Sanders AND Trump and if Sanders is not the nominee and Trump is they WILL vote for Trump.

Why Bernie Enthusiasm is important: down-ticket coat-tails.

Hillary may will the presidency, but she will be stuck with a GOP-run Congress. Only Bernie has the enthusiasm to get out enough voters to overwhelm GOP gerrymandering in the US House and in state legislatures. This is what the Bernie-Bashers howling about "realism" don't understand. The "realists" just meekly accept a GOP-ruled Congress, missing the point that the "delusional" enthusiasm for Bernie is exactly what is needed to take back Congress and the state legislatures.

Bernie will bring out a lot of people to vote that WILL stay home if Hillary is the nominee.

A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for Goldman Sachs.

A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for the TPP at the expense of American workers.

A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for ever increasing profits of HMOs, drug companies, "non-profit" hospitals, and medical device manufacturers that make healthcare increasingly unaffordable and "health insurance" increasingly worthless.

A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for ENDLESS WAR in the Middle East in the name of corporate profits.

I cannot accept any of these things, that is why I am voting for Bernie Sanders. If you want more of the same pro-corporate BS we have seen for the past 35 years vote for Hillary. If you want real change, vote for Bernie.

EMGN.com: 20 Perfectly Re-Colored Photos That Shed Light On The Past

http://emgn.com/entertainment/20-perfectly-re-colored-photos-that-shed-light-on-the-past/

These colorized B&W pictures are amazing.

Reddit has gone to shit.

It's always had a lot of emotionally stunted Libertarian STEM-lord turds, but in just the past couple years most of the popular subreddits, especially the news subreddits, have become unreadable because the people who run the website are doctrinaire Libertarians whose free speech absolutism has allowed Stormfronters and other Neo-Reactionaries free reign with their (and I quote the current Reddit CEO) "Valuable Discussion".

/r/WorldNews is basically a ghetto of Islamophobes and White Supremacists, now.

I give Reddit 2 years before everyone with a brain has left and Reddit's owners at Conde Nast wonder what happened.

I am noticing a lot of full-blown denial over Obama calling torturers "patriots" on DU.

People don't want to admit that the man that they projected all their hopes and dreams for 8 years thinks tortures are patriots, it causes cognitive dissonance, and this causes people to rationalize what he said, claiming that he misspoke, or that he did not actually say what is on record saying, or that "Obama-Haters" are taking what he said out of context. They lash out at people who question their rationalizations, accusing others of "using Republican Talking Points", or of being right-wing trolls with "Obama Derangement Syndrome".

No. Obama called the torturers "patriots", quit trying to deny it.

Really relavent quote from Marx's essay on the 1848 revolution in France I found...

During the June days all classes and parties had united in the party of Order against the proletarian class as the party of anarchy, of socialism, of communism. They had “saved” society from “the enemies of society.” They had given out the watchwords of the old society, “property, family, religion, order,” to their army as passwords and had proclaimed to the counterrevolutionary crusaders: “In this sign thou shalt conquer!” From that moment, as soon as one of the numerous parties which gathered under this sign against the June insurgents seeks to hold the revolutionary battlefield in its own class interest, it goes down before the cry: “property, family, religion, order.” Society is saved just as often as the circle of its rulers contracts, as a more exclusive interest is maintained against a wider one. Every demand of the simplest bourgeois financial reform, of the most ordinary liberalism, of the most formal republicanism, of the most shallow democracy, is simultaneously castigated as an “attempt on society” and stigmatized as “socialism.” And finally the high priests of “religion and order” themselves are driven with kicks from their Pythian tripods, hauled out of their beds in the darkness of night, put in prison vans, thrown into dungeons or sent into exile; their temple is razed to the ground, their mouths are sealed, their pens broken, their law torn to pieces in the name of religion, of property, of the family, of order. Bourgeois fanatics for order are shot down on their balconies by mobs of drunken soldiers, their domestic sanctuaries profaned, their houses bombarded for amusement – in the name of property, of the family, of religion, and of order. Finally, the scum of bourgeois society forms the holy phalanx of order and the hero Crapulinski installs himself in the Tuileries as the “savior of society.”


The bolded part seems really familiar... Oh yeah, the wing-nuts denouncing any tiny reform as "communism".
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