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Sunday, 4 March 2018

Ajamu Baraka: “Trump is Now Crossing a Red Line”

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Trump is now crossing a red line with his announcement to impose tariffs. He’s now doing what the liberal élite feared he might do… tinker with the global neoliberal order they carefully crafted over the last 30 years. If he attempts to pursue these policies, he’ll be out in months.

3 February 2018

Ajamu Baraka

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Saturday, 3 March 2018

Ajamu Baraka: “The Capitalist Class Couldn’t Care Less That Trump’s a White Supremacist”

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Understand this, the capitalist class couldn’t care less that Trump’s a white supremacist, hell, they’re white supremacists, too, just not as crude. They don’t even care about democracy because they know that there’s no democracy in the USA… just political theatre every two and four years. Their anger at Trump was at his opposition to TPP and his threats to disrupt neoliberal order. That’s what Russiagate was all about at first until they saw that they could use the Russia issue to constrict information and political discourse and pre-empt radical opposition, especially amongst the youth. Now, they’re seeing even the idea of running outside of the two-party hustle as being possibly subversive; if you question US warmongering, you’re a “Russian agent”. Very slick.

2 March 2018

Ajamu Baraka

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

12 November 2017. Things Have Gotten WORSE, not Better, In Two Years

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I wrote this in March 2015:

I now hate everything that the Washington establishment stands for. Their mendacity and greed know no bounds. Of the GOP and the Democrats, at least the Republicans are openly evil… the establishment Democrats are as bad, but they have a smarmy exterior. That’s why many people don’t want either Clinton or an establishment GOPer to run. America stands at a crossroads. It’s goading a country that can strike back. As D K Kiselyov put it, “Russia can turn the American heartland into a smouldering radioactive cinder”. If Russia felt that its existence was at stake, it WOULD use nukes. The fecklessness of the Anglo Americans is breathtaking in its ignorance and stupidity. THEY BELIEVE THEIR OWN LIES. They really believe that they’re the best in the world and chosen of God. God help us all… not only are the times evil, but we must stop the malevolent greedster Anti-Christian ideology of the Anglo establishment. If you want to see the Apocalypse embodied… go to any American country club… I need say no more.

I need only say that since then things have gotten worse and not better. May the good God preserve us.

BMD

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Trump is a “Fraud” and an Authoritarian: Bernie Sanders

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Editor:

The Hillybillies are running about and claiming that Russia and Trump are having a lovefeast. Nothing is further from the truth… most media outlets are sceptical of Herr Trump and most government officials are at best cautious (they know how untruthful Anglo Americans are in general and how deceitful Trump is in particular… note well that Trump hasn’t ended aid to the terrorists in Syria or to the illegitimate American-installed Uniate junta in the Ukraine). The Russian media is doing a better job than the NYT, WaPo, WSJ, and Radio Liberty… the American media has degenerated into a cheerleader for Neoliberalism, Wall Street, and Perpetual Warfare. God do preserve us.

BMD

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US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told CNN’s State of the Union:

This guy is a fraud. This guy ran for President of the United States saying, “I, Donald Trump, I’m going to take on Wall Street… these guys are getting away with murder”. Then, suddenly, he appoints all these billionaires. He told us… in fact, it’s in the Republican platform… he’s going to bring back Glass-Steagall, we’re going to be dividing up commercial banks from investment banks to insurance companies. Then, he has all of the big Wall Street guys on his side, and now he’s working for Wall Street.

The Glass-Steagall Act, repealed under Bill Clinton, separated commercial and investment banks. Gary Cohn, who heads Trump’s National Economic Council, was a Goldman Sachs executive; his pick for Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, also comes from the multinational financial group that took billions from the US government in its 2008 bailout of “too big to fail” banks. On 3 February, Trump signed an order asking federal regulators to come back to him in 120 days with suggestions on how to change US legislation to allow more money to flow to businesses; Sanders predicted:

Trump would dismantle legislation that protects consumers. I think he’s going to sell out the middle class and the working class of this country.

Trump ran as the only Republican promising not to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, US public assistance programs, but Sanders said:

The makeup of his advisers suggests he’ll do exactly that. He had voters fooled. He’s a good showman, I’ll give you that… he’s a good TV guy.

Sanders, the Democratic primary rival of eventual nominee Hillary Clinton, ran a campaign focused on economic inequality in the USA and on challenging corporate power. Sanders noted:

Trump pretended he’d do that, too. You have a president who, I think, in a totally fraudulent campaign said, “I’m going to stand up for the working people”. Look at his Cabinet… we’ve never had more billionaires in a Cabinet in the history of this country. Look at his appointees. These are people who are going to go after the needs of working families, the elderly, the children, the sick, and the poor. That’s called hypocrisy.

Citing the president’s habit of tarring all media as “fake news,” and of consistently putting himself and his opinions as the final authority, Sanders predicted that mainstream conservatives would soon find themselves in a very difficult position and hoped they’d stand up to Trump’s authoritarianism, saying:

We aren’t another Trump enterprise. It’s called the United States of America. We’re not a business run by Mr Trump.

6 February 2017

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/us/201702061050378298-sanders-trump-fraud-authoritarian/

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