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hopemountain

(3,919 posts)
Sat Jun 11, 2016, 06:55 PM Jun 2016

Cornel West: Donít let media say youíre crazy because you donít support Hillary



http://politicsbreaking.com/cornel-west-dont-let-media-say-youre-crazy-dont-support-hillary/


Cornel West, a Sanders ally who is a member of the Democratic National Committee’s 15-person platform drafting committee, laid into Donald Trump at a Bernie Sanders rally in Washington, D.C., Thursday evening — and hit at Hillary Clinton, too.

“We know that Trump is a narcissist neofascist. … Don’t let corporate media convince you that simply because you’re not crazy about the milquetoast neoliberal sister Hillary that there’s something wrong with you,” said West, who was appointed to the platform drafting committee by the Vermont senator.

“But we know the difference between a neofascist and a neoliberal, so you make your own decision. I’m simply here to say that I love brother Bernie no matter what he decides, but you’re a free man and woman, make your decision based on your love for poor and working people.”

The rally came the same day that President Obama met with Sanders and then quickly endorsed Clinton. Following the meeting, Sanders said he would speak with Clinton about how to fight against Trump but declined to endorse her or drop out of the presidential race.

source: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/282972-cornel-west-calls-clinton-a-milquetoast-neoliberal-sister
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Cornel West: Donít let media say youíre crazy because you donít support Hillary (Original Post) hopemountain Jun 2016 OP
K&R Duval Jun 2016 #1
There Seems to be Growing Trend This Election On the Road Jun 2016 #2
Good post. I'll take one exception though ... KPN Jun 2016 #6
There Seems to be Growing Trend This Election On the Road Jun 2016 #3
I won't and they can't. nt nc4bo Jun 2016 #4
They'll dismiss us as crazy because it works. MinnesotaRob Jun 2016 #5
+++1 Bernin4U Jun 2016 #7

On the Road

(20,783 posts)
2. There Seems to be Growing Trend This Election
Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:03 PM
Jun 2016

to analyze unconscious motives of supporters of Sanders, Clinton, Trump, or third-party candidates.

People have the right to their opinions, but it is disturbing when contributors to mainstream media questioning the motives or sanity of any candidates' supporters.

There was a Doonesbury cartoon in which the TV reporter Ron Hedley asked about a group: "Who are these people? What do they want from us? How are they different from you and me?"

The inability to recognize intelligent and decent conflict partners makes it difficult to evaluate one's own positions properly, and is in danger of turning NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN into Democratic versions of Fox, at least for this election cycle. It also


KPN

(15,635 posts)
6. Good post. I'll take one exception though ...
Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:40 PM
Jun 2016

NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN ALREADY ARE Democratic versions of Fox.

On the Road

(20,783 posts)
3. There Seems to be Growing Trend This Election
Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:03 PM
Jun 2016

to analyze unconscious motives of supporters of Sanders, Clinton, Trump, or third-party candidates.

People have the right to their opinions, but it is disturbing when contributors to mainstream media questioning the motives or sanity of any candidates' supporters.

There was a Doonesbury cartoon in which the TV reporter Ron Hedley asked about a group: "Who are these people? What do they want from us? How are they different from you and me?"

The inability to recognize intelligent and decent conflict partners makes it difficult to evaluate one's own positions properly, and is in danger of turning NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN into Democratic versions of Fox, at least for this election cycle. It also


 

MinnesotaRob

(53 posts)
5. They'll dismiss us as crazy because it works.
Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:21 PM
Jun 2016

It's an intentional tactic, they shame people into feeling embarrassed about supporting "liberal" and "leftist" reforms, terms that carry artificially created negative connotations for the same purpose.

It has always been effective, it's why we're associated with socialist dictators and the mythical violent left, it's why we're labeled as dirty hippie freeloaders and crazy conspiracy theorists.

Don't ever let them shame you into conformity.

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