I would like to ask Markos a favour

I have left my diaries [a couple of thousand] intact and for the record, I still stand by what was written. There is one small thing that bothers me, a kind and generous anonymous donor gave me a lifetime subscription and I do not like to see it going to waste. This election season has…

Partisans really put me off.

With each election I witness it is becoming quite evident that the last people that should be listened to are the Partisans, hell they can even put you off a candidate that you quite like. Funnily enough this seems to be the fundamental election strategy adopted by all sides, it’s a winner apparently. What motivates…

Hmm

Let me be quite clear this is not an adieu, but an au revoir. I have always thought of personality politics as a waste of time and am more interested in changing the way things are, Nuit Debout represents our thoughts far more than any standard political party. This life is too short not to…

Hillary Clinton Is Uniquely Qualified

The real shame of that statement is that it is true, if you agree with her positions and votes over the last quarter of a century. My issue is I have been in opposition to nearly all of them, the same with my choice in the Primary Bernie Sanders. I will remain in opposition to…

Why Didn't More Democrats Turn Out!

Now luckily for Democrats in general there is a primary at all, because you know, well it was all meant to be so inevitable. “We” have been told time after time any challenger had no chance, “we” even have “Math” thrown in our collective faces to discourage any resistance to the coronation. You know with…

Another Possible Scenario

Say both Hillary and Trump win their respective nominations. As we all know Hillary is very/extremely business friendly. Will the Corporate interests and the elite line up behind Hillary? I think they will, Trump is a wild card and business just loathes that scenario. Corporations only care about social issues when they affect the bottom…

The Decline Of The Two Main Parties

From Gallup Around 30% are registered Democrats. Around 26% are registered Republicans. Around 43% identify as Independents, a record. A hint, many of this 43% is not in the center to be triangulated over. One of the reasons Congressional job disapproval stands at 77.5% [actual approval is at 14.3%] As for closed primaries in a…

Trump has taken a leaf out the European Extreme Right's Playbook

Mix hatred and with a good dose of fear and then pretend the result has nothing to do with you. His recent rhetoric is from the Front National of Jean-Marie Le Pen and not that of his daughter Marine. This is old school rhetoric and equally toxic, find the victim and go for the throat….

Flip Flop Flip Flop Flip and Oh Wait Flop

No I am not talking about Mitt Romney. His efforts pale by comparison to you know who. A whole career where ones position has continually evolved, often at the same time, depending upon your audience. Quite frankly it is breath taking to behold. All we need is some good old triangulation, and that, if you…

What did you expect?

With the establishment marginalized on the right by the Cruz  or Trump crisis where do you think they will turn? By the establishment I mean, the serious money, the superPacs, dark money, corporations and their propaganda arm the corporate media. We can all put corporate logos on most of congress, so they don’t really count;…

You Have To Protest For What You Believe In

If the first words out of you mouth are You have to be a realist It is not possible in the current political climate You would not have made a good Suffragette Civil Rights campaigner But then again you must be realistic it’s the only way to win Really I don’t believe that for one…