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Moral Compass

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A gutless wonder

This is a term my father used for showboating loudmouths that had no honors and were all talk and no action.

30 years in the Army meant he knew a lot of gutless wonders.

Bolton is the worst I’ve seen since Rumsfeld.

He is the reason we’re where we are with North Korea and was the leading edge of hyper aggressive confrontational non-diplomacy that gave NK, Iran, Libya and others no incentives to sit down at the bargaining table. Pompeo continues to operate that way and we now essentially lost our primary European allies and fanned the hatred of the US in the hearts our enemies.

The US is bully of the world now—unable to claim any moral high ground.

This started with Bolton and other right wing, neoliberal regime change freaks—who are unable to glean from history that NONE of the US forced regime changes were anything but catastrophic. That they thought and think that regime change in NK, Iran, Syria, Venezuela would somehow now create a positive result underscores their ignorance, arrogance, and simple stupidity.
Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:30 PM (0 replies)

What has the author of this piece convinced that we are or ever have been a democracy?

The quote from Montesquieu sounds very good and squarely places the blame on a disengaged citizenry. This is even a bit more ironic given how engaged the citizens of France became in 1781. But I digress.

The author wants to place the blame for the current tyrannical mess at the feet of a passive, apathetic public—implying that a democratic government is dying before our eyes while we do nothing. The implication is that we are allowing the birth of an oligarchy through our inaction.

Like all good organs of the oligarchy The Washington Post and the New York Times (full disclosure—I am an online subscriber to both—I feel it it is important to know what the bullshit du jour is…) work diligently to obscure why the general populace is apathetic.

When, of course, the real reason the populace is disengaged and apathetic is that America has always been an oligarchy. The game has always been rigged. Our very founding document, the constitution, has in it clauses and wording that created the original oligarchy. The 3/5s clause in and of itself tells you that the constitution was never a democratic document.

It is hard to read the History of the revolutionary war without seeing that the revolt was by the wealthy and for the wealthy. That is why the drama played out in Valley Forge where the common soldier was poorly clothed and poorly clothed while the officers ate well and we’re very comfortable. That Washington was such an orator that he was able to get his army to stay put even as they were dying of hypothermia is a testament to his oratorical skills. But his oratorical skills were very much a product of the upper class.

Once our country was founded only those who owned real property, were white, and were male were able to vote. This didn’t change for quite some time.

So, when reading this kind of revisionist nonsense please feel free to call bullshit. This is not our fault. This is the fault of a system that has suddenly gone from an implicit tyranny to an explicit tyranny.

Over the last 40 years the unthinkable has become normal. The Renquist court legalized extreme police violence without fear of retribution. The Roberts court has turned corporations into citizens and made money equivalent to speech.

This only enshrined into law what had already been enshrined into custom.

It is no wonder that the poor don’t vote. They are poor, but not stupid. They know the game is rigged and always has been.




Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Feb 17, 2020, 01:23 PM (0 replies)

Just like his daddy

Eric learned the art of the big lie at his abusive daddy’s knee.

Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:01 PM (0 replies)

Utter blasphemy

Just saw that its a prank. So, much for my oh so serious post.
Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Feb 17, 2020, 11:26 AM (0 replies)

I count 11

That’s a lotta doggies in one house. Damn!

Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:58 AM (0 replies)

Delegitimization

This will not win me any friends, but the title of this post is a misspelling.

I haven’t read it because of that. Would bet that I’m not the only one.
Posted by Moral Compass | Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:41 PM (1 replies)

Should have saved my last heart for you

Thank you for posting this. All out of 💕 but you definitely deserve some for this post. God, hedgehogs are adorable!
Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:43 AM (0 replies)

Rachel is absolutely right!

Barr is covering his ass right now.

He knows that he has crossed a couple of BIG red lines and is now wondering about losing his license and a movement to impeach.

He’s trying to create plausible deniability.

Posted by Moral Compass | Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:48 PM (1 replies)

Agree absolutely!

I’ve posted some pretty dark shit and I decided to stop.

We have only begun to fight. And the notion that a socialist is going to lose just because of that label? Bull.

Look at the alternative. This motherfucker is crazy and mean and had 0 redeeming qualities.

We’re not doomed. We’re coming for them. They will not survive now that they’ve awakened the slumbering giant.
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Feb 12, 2020, 07:14 PM (2 replies)

Please remember something...

Virtually everything he says is a lie.

The military still has a functioning justice system. There are no grounds for any disciplinary action.
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:09 AM (1 replies)
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