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Sun Nov 24, 2013, 03:17 PM
colsohlibgal (2,125 posts)
16. Chomsky Has it Right
I've moved steady left politically as time has passed and I've learned how things really are. Big money interests have way too much power and while they get richer things keep declining for the have nots. We are it, the only industrialized nation who allows for profit health care. Because duh, they get it, a system where you're trying to stay well/alive and the health care provider is trying to maximize profits isn't good for anyone but CEO's and investors.
The democratic race to be nominated for president in 2016 will be something to watch. Hillary has, like Obama, been cozy with the big money, the corporations. Due to what seems like increased clout from the real democrats, the populists, she at least seems to be tacking more that way. But she still could be challenged by peoples champion Elizabeth Warren. Bernie Sanders says he might run, I'd vote for him every day of the week but...he has almost no chance because too many people have a misguided irrational fear of the "S" word, socialist. If he would run, big corporate media will marginalize him right out of the race
You never know how things might play out, how conventional wisdom can be turned upside down. I heard a dark horse this morning who looks like he may run, Brian Schweitzer, former governor of Montana. He talked like a populist/socialist but in a plain, frank, original manner. The guy got elected in freaking Montana. He pointed out that a congress person who takes money from a corporation Tuesday is unlikely to vote against the interests of that company on Thursday. That, in a nutshell, is the problem, our system of legalized bribery.
If you want to really get fired up listen to Henry Giroux, I saw him on with Moyer last night and wow! Oh and Chaplin's impassioned speech at the end of his brazen 1940 film "The Great Dictator". He had titanium ones to be going after Hitler before we got in the war and while England still might have fallen
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