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Facing Facts in Wisconsin: Progressives and Workers Were Sold Out by Obama and the Democratic Party


By dlindorff - Posted on 06 June 2012

 

By Dave Lindorff

 

There will be all kinds of dancing around the issue of why progressives lost the recall campaign against union-busting Tea Party Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin on Tuesday, with the Obama campaign trying to claim that it was not a reflection on him or his popularity, the Democratic Party saying it was not their battle, and the labor movement, sadly, blaming it all on right-wing money. They’ll all be saying that it doesn’t matter, and that the important thing is to focus on helping Democrats win in November.

 

So let’s get it straight. The Wisconsin battle was hugely important -- an existential struggle for the US labor movement and working people in general, and a critical litmus test of the real nature of both President Obama and of the Democratic Party. And both the president and the party failed that test. Completely and deliberately.

 

Let’s first get rid of the false Big Money argument.  The truth is that no amount of money can turn an election when the public is fired up over a cause or a candidate. What Big Money on one side of an issue or on behalf of one candidate can do is rally the people who are on that side, to get them out to the polls.  On the margins, it might help sway a few undecided people who can be duped or scared, but this is of very limited help, because such people tend to be disinterested in politics and voting, so even if they are convinced by the propaganda, they are unlikely to turn out.  That can only make a difference if the other side fails to get all its supporters out.

 

The progressives who battled mightily in this campaign may have been wildly outspent, but they were hardly without resources and they certainly managed to reach every potential supporter with their message of defending working people from Walker’s attack. 

 

What they lacked was any significant support from the Democratic Party and the party’s standard-bearer, President Barack Obama -- the man who as candidate back in 2008, when he won Wisconsin, promised to put on a pair of “comfortable shoes” and to “walk the picket line” with struggling workers everywhere.

 

A political party is nothing but a patronage vehicle and get-rich-quick scheme for corrupt politicians unless it has basic principles that it is willing to go down fighting for...

 

For the rest of this article by DAVE LINDORFF in ThisCantBeHappening!, the new independent two-time Project Censored Award-winning online alternative newspaper, please go to: www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/1198

Having just watched the pathetic excuses of Nation magazine liberals like JOHN NICHOLS, on Democracy Now, I couldn't agree more with David Lindorff's article and comments.  Even when John Nichols conceeded that both the messanging and failure of Obama and democrats to support the Worker's /Student/Social movement, Nichols fails at every level to explain why the democratic party routinely betrays, or even explain why the degeneration of all class parties, WHO INHERENTLY BETRAY, SHOULD GET ANY SUPPORT BY THE SOCIAL MASSES, WHO WASTE THEIR TIME ON CLASS PARTIES DEGENERATING INTO CLASS TYRANNY AND FASCISM.


The central historical myth throughout class history is the false concept that class elites represent social outcomes, paternal outcomes, whether it is the Divine right of royalty classes, or the monopoly , totalitarian classes serving their parasitic ruling classes.   EXPECTING SOCIAL REPRESENTATION, SOCIAL OUTCOMES fom class deformed elites, deformed Human Nature enslaving Humanity itself,  serving class history, whether Patriarchy, Feudalism or Late Capitalism is sheer ignorance, class deformed myths, both in religious and secular clothes that only hides their class tyranny, today degenerating into GLOBAL FASCISM.  It should be clear to most of humanity that all class parties are crippled by the class hierarchies, with its Patriarchal , generic class mechanism, that does not move forward to evolutionary social power, social representation, but rather degenerates through its class deformed cycles into class repubics, class tyrants, and class Empires, corrupting, inverting social power into the totalitarian, ORWELLIAN, class principle that devolves into class tyranny and totalitarianism, today's global Fascism.


The failure of the social masses around the world to understand the INHERENT BETRAYAL OF SOCIAL CLASSES BY ALL CLASS PARTIES has resulted in many strategic mis steps, SELF INFLICTED, by their class embrace of class parties which BETRAYS THEM ROUTINELY. Voting for class parties is THROWING AWAY YOUR VOTE, GENERICALLY, and those liberal idiots who demanded the loyalty to the democrats, a class party against Nader, NEVER UNDERSTOOD THAT ALL CLASS PARTIES THROW AWAY THE SOCIAL POWER AND VOTE OF SOCIAL CLASSES FOR PARASITIC RULING CLASSES AND CLASS DEFORMED POLITICIANS, THAT INHERENTELY BETRAY SOCIAL MOVEMENTS.


Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the way Liberalism was born as a class ideology of Capitalism, BETRAYING SOCIAL PATRIOTISM, AND THE SOCIAL AGENDA OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT to end not ony Feudal class power, but to end all of class history itself.   As early as the Napoleon period of the LATE PHASE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, social theorists, activists of the Enlightenment, ALREADY UNDERSTOOD THAT THE ENLIGHTENMENT HAD BEEN BETRAYED by the same class hierarhcies, and its Patriarchal class mechanism, which continued going into the industrial revolution, REPLICATING ANOTHER FORM OF CLASS TYRANNY, CAPITALISM ITSELF.   Intellectuals, musicians, like Beethoven and HEGEL/KANT could see that Napoleon had become just another class tyrant under early Capitalism and could see that the Social Enlightenment and its social classes, social agenda had been BETRAYED, and would continue to BETRAY, INVERT, CORRUPT, CO OPT, ENABLE, CLASS CORRUPTION, CLASS TYRANNY, THROUGH DEGENERATING CLASS CYCLES THAT WOULD WOULD END IN CLASS EMPIRES, CLASS TYRANTS, LIKE OBAMA WHO IS PRESENTLY ENABLING GLOBAL FASCISM.   This  generic class/Empire corruption,process is exactly how social control of wealth and human rights became the enslaved history of humanity now milleniums old.  


It  also is the same degenerating class process into totalitarianism, which seized, usurped, social power from the social Matriarchy before class history and Patriarchy began enslaving, deforming human nature, to BETRAY THEMSELVES, by voting for class parties after the social movements , the Arab Spring, Occupy movemens around the world, which produced the counter revolution in Egypt and Wisconsin, ONCE AGAIN BETRAYAL BY ALL CLASS PARTIES AND THE IDIOTS WHO DEMAND THAT THE SOCIAL CLASSES SHOULD ENSLAVE THEMSELVES TO MAINSTREAM, CLASS PARTIES.    The whole of the class systems IS ABOUT SOCIAL BETRAYAL, PARASITIC CLASS CONTROL OVER WEALTH AND ENSLAVEMENT OF HUMANITY......EVEN TO THE POINT OF GLOBAL FASCISTS, NOW INCLUDING THE FASCIST DEMOCRATS, FASCIST OBAMA, FASCIST NATO, FASCIST ISRAEL:


Chomsky: America's Rank Hypocrisy -- Why Is it Only an "Atrocity" When Other Countries Do It?


http://www.opednews.com/articles/Chomsky-America-s-Rank-Hy-by-Noam-Chomsky-120605-449.html


IT AIN'T FASCISM IF AMERIKA, NATO, ISRAELI WAR CRIMINALS COMMIT THEM.  IT ISN'T SHEER FASCIST PROPAGANDA AND LIES WHEN OBAMA, WESTERN LEADERS AND THE CORPORATE PRESS, LIBERAL PRESS HAVE BECOME FASCIST WARMONGERS.


"Wipe Israel Off Map" Statement Gross Distortion By New York Times


http://www.opednews.com/articles/Wipe-Israel-Off-Map-Stat-by-Sherwood-Ross-120605-187.html


OABAMA AND THE CORPORATE FASCIST MEDIA  CREATE CLASS DEFORMED LANGUAGE, CLASS MYTHS, OUTRIGHT LIES, TO JUSTIFY WESTERN FASCISM, AS GLENN GREENWALD ND JEREMY SCAHILL HAVE EXPOSED THE MISUSE OF THE WORD, "MILITANTS" TO HIDE WAR CRIMES BY THE WEST.


Sorting Out the Facts about Iran


http://warisacrime.org/content/iran-facts-vs-fantasy


EXCERPT:


"Editor Note: Neocons, including the Washington Post’seditors, keep playing games with the facts regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The plan apparently is to guide the United States into a military confrontation whether President Obama and the American people want one or not.  McGovern will discuss these issues at 6:00 PM Thursday, June 7, at Random Row Books, 315 West Main St., Charlottesville, Virginia.


On the issue of Iran’s “nuclear ambitions” you hear one thing on Monday, a different thing on Tuesday. “It’s a puzzlement!” to quote Yul Brunner’s famous line in The King and I. But in this case, the confusion is hardly insignificant.


In a speech on March 4 to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), President Barack Obama drew a new red line, saying that if diplomacy and sanctions fail, he would use military force to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.


So, it’s important to try to separate fact from opinion, taking our cue from the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who famously said: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”


On May 26, the editors of the Washington Postclaimed that Iran has “no right” under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to process uranium. In a Letter to the Editor published by the Post on Saturday (June 2), Alireza Miryousefi of Iran’s mission to the UN wrote that the Post was simply wrong on that key point...."


SO IF ALL 4 BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT, THE CLASS STATE AND CORPORATE NEWS CAN LIE ROUTINELY BY CORRUPTING EVEN THE U.N.,  AND HAVE A U.S. PUPPET IN THE UN NUCLEAR AGENCY, THE  I.A.E.A., LIE ABOUT IRAN, WE HAVE A GLOBAL FASCIST ELITES CONSPIRING WAR TO SERVE WESTERN WAR MONGERING, WESTERN FASCISM.


U.S. Rejected 2005 Iranian Offer Ensuring No Nuclear Weapons


http://warisacrime.org/content/us-rejected-2005-iranian-offer-ensuring-no-nuclear-weapons


WHEN ALL CLASS PARTIES, DEMOCRATS AND OBAMA DEVOLVE INTO FASCIST CLASS TYRANTS, IS IT ANY WONDER THAT THEY BETRAY ALL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS FOR WAR AND FASCISM ALONGSIDE REPUBLICANS AND OTHER GLOBAL CLASS PARTIES IN THEIR FASCIST ALLIANCE?


 


 


 

Way back in 2006, when social sites on the internet became the norm, I joined NEWSVINE and started with the proposition that the way to understand the Fascist Degeneration of Amerikan Empire was to see it at its most extreme link, namely the alliance by both democrats/republicans, liberals/conservatives with the failed class state of Israel and its fascist Zionism.   Amerikan Empire, with its long history of supporting fascist CIA military regimes and Fascist Zionism  was devolving into a Fascist class regime, like Israel itself.   This became especially true after 9/11 when no one, other than the journalist, Helen Thomas, asked why Amerika was hated and why 9/11 happened.   That central failure to admit that it was our fascist foreign policies, before 9/11 and after 9/11 which continue to promote State Terrorism, Fascist coups around the world, is the reason why counter terrorism exists against Western Fascism.


The rank betrayal of all class politicians, against its social classes, has produced the typical Weimar German historical , fascist appeasement, that produced the emergency laws to defend Fascist Capitalism and promote the class tyranny which produced the Fascist Hitler regime.   The same reactionary forces, the divided middle layers, lower middle classes, became the shock troops for Fascist Capitalism and Fascist Germany.  It was the RURAL IDIOTS, RURAL FASCISTS, rednecks, and know nothings who could become manipulated through SCAPEGOATING and EXCLUSIVE class/empire policies to prop up class tyranny, Fascism.   Racism and ignorance by the Fascist Tea baggers, fascist liberatarians feeds the yahoos, military thugs, who act as SHOCK TROOPS FOR THE 1 PERCENT.   I warned NEWSVINE, that the Obama administration would BETRAY LIKE ALL CLASS PARTIES BEFORE IT, AND THAT THIS WOULD MARCH US INTO GLOBAL FASCISM.


The failure of liberals to see that their class party has shifted so far to the right into creeping fascism, has reproduced the FASCIST ENABLING WEIMAR REGIME, that brought in Walker and his RURAL FASCISTS, SHOCK TROOPS , NOW DEFENDING FASCIST EMPIRE, FASCIST CAPITALISM, ON THE ROAD TO SELF DESTRUCTION, WAR AND FASCISM......BUT THEN BOTH LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT AMERIKA WOULD BECOME PARTNERS WITH FASCISM AND ITS RACIST SHOCK TROOPS, IN SELF DENIAL.    The only way to reverse this GENERIC TOTALITARIAN TREND BY ALL CLASS PARTIES is for the social classes to reject all class politicians, to end class history, Global Fascism, itself.    Social parties, socia alliances must reject CLASS/TOTALITARIAN RULE, if humanity is to save itself from global fascism and global nuclear war.  The refusal to see that Amerika has become proto fascist , now marching towards global dictatorships  produced many libera social sites who kicked out, banning social critics for pointing out the very process in which they are in denial of, today.


Fascist austerity was used by both liberals and conservatives in the German liberal Weimar State, hence the Fascist deterioration of Capitalism into dictatorship, and World War II.   TODAY THIS SAME PROCESS IS BEING REPEATED GLOBALLY, WITH DIRE CONSEQUENCES.

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