“He secretly wanted to do something about the problem, he just couldn’t”
“But the working class has been asked to endure a lot of economic pain while Democrats focus on other problems [social issues]. It’s time to listen up. The only effective antidote to a populism interlaced with racism is a populism that isn’t.”
Donald Trump likes to pit elite and non-elite white people against each other. Why do white liberals play into his trap?
“But what about security? You can’t hack paper, but you can steal ballots. Couldn’t someone swipe a ballot from a neighbor’s mailbox, or from someone who has moved or died?
Keisling acknowledges this could happen, but says it would be “one of the stupidest ways to try to steal an election.”
“They’d be committing a felony, vote by vote.”
“A clerk once asked me to think about this,” recalled Keisling, “He said, ‘Phil, have you wondered why crooks don’t counterfeit pennies? They go for the twenties and the hundreds if they’re going to risk the jail time.”
“Throw them on the scrap pile.” Oregon officials of both parties say voting machines are inferior to their vote-by-mail system.
Say it with me “radical right wing terrorism”
This has been an ongoing problem for decades that we’ve all just basically ignored. It is boiling over now that we have a fascist president. Trump has his very own brown shirt brigade to go and terrorize his opponents. This is only going to get worse
The first comprehensive study of CEO-to-worker pay reveals an extraordinary disparity – with the highest gap approaching 5,000 to 1
“Why do people feel this way? Probably not because they deny the abundant material benefits of modern life that many are able to enjoy. Or because they want to travel back in time and live in the U.S.S.R. It’s because they realize—either consciously or at some gut level—that there’s something fundamentally flawed about a system that has a prime directive to churn nature and humans into capital, and do it more and more each year, regardless of the costs to human well-being and to the environment we depend on.”
Before you say no, take a moment to really ask yourself whether it’s the system that’s best suited to build our future society.