Tuesday, March 13, 2018

These are the sexual-assault allegations against Bill Clinton - Business Insider

These are the sexual-assault allegations against Bill Clinton - Business Insider: Four women over the past few decades have accused Bill Clinton of sexually assaulting or harassing them.

The liberal feminist's position on rape:  "Believe women... unless she's accusing my dream boat."  That's not feminism, ladies and gentlemen.  That's the opposite of feminism:  putting the interests of a powerful and rich white man ahead of the lives of ALL WOMEN.

What Juanita Broaddrick Wants You to Know

What Juanita Broaddrick Wants You to Know:

"I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me.  I am now 73....it never goes away."

- Juanita Broaddrick

Q:  "You’ve expressed hurt and anger about feminist groups ignoring your story. Going forward, is there anything they could do to bridge the divide you feel? Is there anything you’d want them to say?"

A:  "Say they were wrong. Say they should not have had such a close liaison with the Clintons, and that they should have done the right thing."

You just can't be a feminist and a Hillary Clinton supporter.  You can be very very confused, but you can not be a feminist.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Hal Draper: Who's going to be the lesser-evil in 1968? (1967)

Hal Draper: Who's going to be the lesser-evil in 1968? (1967):

Voting for the lesser evil ALWAYS ends up creating the greater evil.  Voting for Clinton to stop Trump brought to today where Democrats now join with Republicans AND Trump.  This essay was written in 1968.  The election of Trump in 2016 is the culmination of 45 years of the "lesser evil" voting strategy.  It's time to stop voting for the lesser evil.

"The lib-labs would then swoon, crying “The fascists are coming!” and vote for the Lesser Evil. In these last two decades, the Democrats have learned well that they have the lib-lab vote in their back pocket, and that therefore the forces to be appeased are those forces to the right. The lib-labs were kept happy enough if Hubert Humphrey showed up at a banquet to make his liberal speeches; or, before that, by the Kennedy myth which bemused them even while the first leader on this planet poised his finger over the nuclear-war button and said “Or else!” With the lib-lab votes in a pocket, politics in this country had to move steadily right-right-right-until even a Lyndon Johnson could look like a Lesser Evil. This is essentially why – even when there really is a Lesser Evil – making the Lesser Evil choice undercuts any possibility of really fighting the Right.

But now notice this: when the Lesser Evil named Johnson was elected in 1964, he did not call in the Greater Evil to power, as did Hindenburg. He did not merely act in so flabby a manner that the Right wing alternative was thereby strengthened – another classic pattern. These patterns would have been old stuff, the historic Lesser Evil pattern in full form.

What was bewildering about Johnson was that the Lesser Evil turned out to be the Greater Evil, if not worse."

Saturday, March 10, 2018

How Donald Trump's Immigration Policy Is Separating Families | Time

How Donald Trump's Immigration Policy Is Separating Families | Time:

America's immigration policy and Donald Trump's orders to ICE to deport any illegal immigrants are separating families and sowing fear.

Bakersfield makes the news again for all the wrong reasons.  Republicans so disgustingly and blatantly use racism to scapegoat immigrants and to divide white workers from workers of color in a race to the bottom.  So many white people have learned to accept exploitation and submit to authority because they're sustained by the idea that "at least I'm not like those [n word]."  The wages of whiteness indeed.

"Just before 7:30 one Friday morning last March, Alejandro said goodbye to his wife Maria and his two small daughters and headed off to work. He didn’t make it far. Four blocks from his home near Bakersfield, Calif., two unmarked vehicles, a white Honda and a green Mazda pickup truck, pulled up behind him at a stop sign. Plain-clothes Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents spilled out. They wore vests emblazoned with the word POLICE.

Alejandro dialed Maria from his cell phone and told her what was happening. Her heart dropped. She said later that she knew it wouldn’t matter that Alejandro had no criminal record, not even a speeding ticket. Or that he’d driven these same roads every day for the past decade, picking grapes, pistachios and oranges in California’s Central Valley. Since 2006, when Alejandro overstayed his visa, he had been considered a “fugitive alien,” in ICE parlance, and therefore subject to immediate deportation to Mexico. Now he was arrested on the spot.

A few days later, he was given an ankle bracelet and allowed to return home to say goodbye. He was gone by the end of spring—before his eldest, Isabella, began talking, before Estefania took her first steps, before Maria gave birth this winter to their third baby girl."

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Stop the war on Yemen

Stop the war on Yemen: Yemen is facing a massive humanitarian catastrophe and we need your help to stop it.

The Democrats and the Republicans got us into this war.  The working class will lead us out.