I know I said that I would let the “Brexit” thing go for now…..but I read an article that made a lot of sense……..at least to me…..
As long as everyone is running for an exit….why not the US?
The US is up to its butt in military alliances and as usual we are funding most of them……maybe it is time to re-think all this involvement and let others handle their own problems….just I thought….
With populism running wild in Europe and in the United States – the Brexit and American presidential candidate Donald Trump questioning U.S. alliances being just two obvious examples – suddenly people are asking the big questions about the future of Western institutions that should have been asked after the Cold War ended. Both the Brexit […]
Source: How About an Amerexit from NATO and Other One-Sided Military Alliances? – Antiwar.com Original by — Antiwar.com
This would go a long way in doing what most GOPers are always whining about…..lower the budget deficit….maybe even help balance the damn thing….
Can I get an Amen?
The big news for the Dems has been the candidacy of Bernie Sanders…..his all out war with Clinton has given the progressives a voice….and especially with the upcoming convention……progressives will set the agenda….at least that was the propaganda put out to try and keep the Bernie supporters from jumping ship and supporting another candidate….other than Clinton……
The truth is the hardcore progressives were lied to….go figure….a Clinton lying…..I know how can this be?
Despite its claims to want to unify voters ahead of November’s election, the Democratic party appears to be pushing for an agenda that critics say ignores basic progressive policies, “staying true” to their Corporate donors above all else.
During a 9-hour meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday, members of the DNC’s platform drafting committee voted down a number of measures proposed by Bernie Sanders surrogates that would have come out against the contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), fracking, and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. At the same time, proposals to support a carbon tax, Single Payer healthcare, and a $15 minimum wage tied to inflation were also disregarded.
Source: Dissing Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israeli Occupation | Informed Comment
Progressives looking for a fair and honest treatment by the Dem Party were just spit in the eye……
It is time for all true progressives and I mean progressives not these damn Dems hiding among progressives, to step up and move past the party and look for a candidate that will embrace change and progress……stop playing the DC dance…..
Hint: Dr. Jill Stein
As I teach classes here and there I am always asking my young students where do they stand politically…..many have no idea….they know Repub, Dem and independent….beyond that they have NO idea that there are many other options….
So I decided when I teach a course I gove them these quizzes as homework and ask that they print out their results and we will discuss them in class….
Source: The Definitive Political Orientation Test | PlayBuzz
Source: Political Spectrum Quiz – Your Political Label
Source: The Political Compass
I know that everyone has an opinion and a party that they think represents their ideals……usually these ideas are formed by the news media they choose to fixate upon…..
But if my readers would like a better idea of their political orientation then maybe it would be fun to try these quizzes for themselves…..
Just a thought.
I know I harp on the foreign pol;icy thing a lot…but with all our adventurism around the world I do believe that this issue will be the deciding issue of our time…….
It is no secret that I think that Trump’s ideas on foreign policy are dangerous……but in reality Clinton’s scare me more that Trump’s…..
Ivan Eland: Trump’s foreign policy views, if you think about it, are less scary, even in their implications for possible nuclear war, than Clinton’s belligerent interventionism—sold as “American world leadership.”
The senseless murder of forty-nine revelers at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub has amplified our need for a long overdue national conversation this election season about the overall direction of U.S. foreign policy and our proper role in the world. With the party nominating conventions just weeks away, now is a good time to start.
In what was billed as a major foreign-policy address several weeks ago, Hillary Clinton, who will carry the Democratic banner in this year’s contest for the White House, got the ball rolling, characterizing presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s views as “dangerous.” Focusing on Trump’s statement that Japan and South Korea should defend themselves, rather than rely on the United States—even if this includes the possible use of nuclear weapons—Clinton was anything but subtle. “This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes because it’s not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin.”
Source: Hillary’s Foreign Policy Scarier than Donald’s – LA Progressive
She is a neocon that will do whatever the M-IC wants her do as president….we are looking at interventionism on a grand scale……more so than anything Obama may have done.