Reality is the least influential factor in politics and academia.
To the repertoire of theatrical faces: comedy and tragedy, America has added shocked.
The simple-minded think legislators sagely debate proposed legislation then wisely choose which laws by which we will be governed. Naivety of this sort embarrass the human race.
Actually, legislators blow with the wind, extract graft from all sides, and vote with whomever appears to have the most bribery, authority or popularity.
Legislators, sensitive to passion and money in factions, damper factional differences by appearing to consider multiple opinions and by accepting
bribes contributions from clashing interests.
In an ideological struggle swaying with popularity won’t help a barometric legislator—both sides will hate such a Solon.
America is an experiment to prove conclusively the difference between “universal sufferage” and “an enlightened electorate.”
Decent, real Americans keep thinking that Antifa’s riots and near-home invasions will eventually appall ordinary Americans and our political elite, who will put a stop to Antifa.* Won’t happen. Not right away nor anytime soon.
Prior Democrat Party regimes imposed illiberal and oppressive laws similar to the political correctness, diversity, and social justice laws of today. Those laws were called Jim Crow. The militant wing of the Democrat Party, the Klu Klux Klan, used extra-legal and extra-judicial violence to intimidate, repress, and murder dissenters. Fortunately it was limited its geographical scope, being most violent in the Northern state of Indiana.
And it was effective for decades. This establishes a minimum length of time before current Democrat Party totalitarianism can be overthrown, provided at least some part of America remains free. But no part of America is free of diversity, political correctness, or social justice. To overthrow the Democrat party will require decades, but by then American and its Constitution will be long dead.
* This is pathetic. It’s equivalent to the “if only comrade Stalin knew” plea from slaves in the Gulag. Stalin does know. That’s why you’re in the Gulag and it’s why Antifa can’t be arrested.
I was told most countries accept immigrants with a room, services, health care, food, and education! I am disappointed caravaneers by pass all the generosity of Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico to enter the most racist, sexist, fascist, homophobic country on Earth. For their own good we must stop them from being oppressed in our country
Beto has raised $60+ million. That’s enough to supply every caravaneer with a cruise ship ticket to Europe: free food, free room with bed & shower, multicultural crew, (probably) Italian
governancecaptain, and all that free stuff after docking in Europe.
Beto gets to demonstrate his moral superiority by spending other people’s money. Europe gets to preen over its new Merkelites. The caravaneer get food, medicine, and a new home. Only Americans, unable to oppresses a new migrant class are disappointed.
It’s win-win, people!
The Left is socialist and divides everything into race, class, gender categories.
Millions died to show the world that racial (also called national) socialism was bad. Ten of millions died to demonstrate to a near-majority of the world that class (also called international) socialism (that is, communism) was bad. Millions of children and adults will be mutilated and die to prove to the world that gender socialism is bad.
If only there were something in common among race socialism, class socialism, and gender socialism that could allow us to anticipate the vileness of gender socialism and to reject it now before millions suffer. If only.
Gender socialism promotes weird surgeries that would have disgusted a Nazi (or Japanese surgeon) convicted of crimes against humanity.
The Minneapolis police have a conflict of interest when investigating criminals—where do they think they are, Chicago?
When lawyers (called lobbyists) write bills, when lawyers (called legislators) pass laws, when lawyers (called governors) sign laws, when lawyers (called regulators) expand laws, when lawyers (called attorneys) argue about laws before lawyers (called judges) at trials which are publicized by lawyers (called reporters), this is called democracy.
It’s hard to ignore one of the largest countries in the world. The question to ask yourself is, are the Chinese people better off with a limited version of Google, or are they better off with no access at all? And that’s not so clear to me. –John Hennessy, Alphabet
China may not be clear to him, but it’s clear to me that Alphabet thinks that limited versions of Google and YouTube are better for the American people.
By limited he means lying by omission.
When asked about censorship in China, Communist repression, and Laogai, Hennessy replied, “I know nothing! Nothing! — A Google search will show nothing!” [Not a real quote.]
It’s possible deceit and subterfuge by software multinationals and dependence of governments on software ends with the obsolescence of government and declaration of the World Corporate Congress.
Loss of corrupt, oppressive socialist states such as the People’s Republic of China would be no big loss. Government by Alibaba might improve China.