Saturday, April 2, 2016

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Hillary Clinton Tells Electorate We Are All In This Together: Ring Any Bells Folks?

Mick Hall @ Organized Rage sees potential in the Hillary Clinton camp for tacking wealth inequality.

Listening to Hillary Clinton after the Super Tuesday primary results, in which she took all of the southern states, whereas Bernie Sanders won in Minnesota, Colorado, Vermont, Oklahoma, and narrowly lost Massachusetts.

I was struck by her language, it could have come out of the mouth of David Cameron. She even used the infamous phrase "we are all in this together," when pointing out she was against blaming the bankers and ultra wealthy for the pitiful state of the USA. Presumably she believes the obscene level of inequality fell out of the sky unannounced, or more likely she believes like George Osborne it's due to being workshy and lazy.

Is it any wonder Wall Street have been filling her campaign coffers with their ill gotten gains for she is their creature? That statement alone was a clear message to her corporate financiers "You can trust me not to break up the banks or tame Wall St."

All the shysters, banksters and robber barons will now be shovelling money into Clinton's campaign. Prior to 'Super Tuesday' we witnessed slimeballs like Al Sharpton touring the southern states getting the black vote out for her. If any community needs a new generation of leaders it's the black community in the USA. The current bunch of finger jabbing hotel lobby schmoozers long ago sold themselves to the man.
Clinton doing her stunt "I have friends everywhere"

Below Craig Murray writes identity politics have become well and truly established as the antidote to class politics and social progress. Just as Peter Mandelson once said; "The Labour Party is intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich." ... "I don't have a problem with people making a lot of money." Hillary Clinton echoes this chime knowing full well grotesque levels of inequality create political disenfranchisement, poverty, more crime, societal destabilization, and an underperforming economy. Welcome to the USA of today; and if Mrs Clinton is elected President, the usa of tomorrow too.

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Craig Murray

Oxfam recently published that 62 people own as much as half the population of the entire world. The entire pitch of the Clinton campaign is that this is absolutely fine, provided half of them are black and the appropriate proportions from ethnic minorities.

Identity politics have become well and truly established as the antidote to demands for social progress and for an end to the massive growth in wealth inequality. This is essentially an American development, although the idea that the purpose of feminism is for Emma Watson to get $12 million a film has caught on with at least some British people, and is the whole basis of the political stance of the modern all-American Guardian.

Hillary summed up the psychological trick of the faux egalitarianism in a simple sentence:

“If we broke up the big banks tomorrow … will that end racism? Will that end sexism? Will that end discrimination against the LGBT community?”. It is brilliant rhetoric, a masterpiece of sophistry. Of course breaking up the banks will not directly end these other evils. But neither would ending those things end the appalling level of wealth inequality. It comes directly back to my opening question of whether multi-billionaires are OK as long as they are appropriately representative of black, female and LGBT.

The truth of the matter is that almost everybody who campaigns against wealth inequality is also strongly against racial, gender, religious and sexual inequality. But many of those who focus on identity politics not only have no concern for general equality, but are primarily concerned with the ability of themselves and those like them to propel themselves into the ranks of the elite.

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