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Historian, Agitator, Sicilian

Swipe Left on the Democrats and Electoral Politics

Summary: The GOP actually takes account of and is motivated by its voting base–as dysfunctional, f**ked up and violent as it is–while the Democrats regularly tell its voting base to go to hell on issues with wide public support like public health care, emergency relief, police violence, taxing the rich, etc…..blames them for losing its elections in fact.

The GOP placates its voters by going along with actual violent white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, QAnon; the Democrats went all out to defeat and destroy a guy who was basically a New Deal liberal running in its presidential primaries, and is now on the attack against its most popular and charismatic figure, a young liberal Rep from New York.

This is who the Dems are. It’s basically a waste of time to “move them to left” or even think about them. They don’t give a damn about working people, non-white people, the victims of Capitalism, the horrors of corporations, the health insurance crisis, and so on. So in 2021 perhaps it’s time to just ditch Washington DC politics and electoral maneuvering and go all-in on street politics, mutual aid, organizing, protecting each other. Outrage over the Dems will give you agita and they’ll never listen.

In it’s own really insane way, Republicans listen to their own voters and are more “democratic” than the Democrats, who just aren’t into you and the issues you care about.
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December 7th, a date of infamy for East Timor…….

On December 7th, 1975, Indonesia invaded East Timor, the first step in what would become a brutal 24-year occupation in which it would kill over 210,000 East Timorese, over 30 percent of the population, with significant U.S. support throughout the … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter is a Liberal Saint Now, Was a War Criminal Then…..

For a deeper discussion of this, check out Green and Red Podcast’s episode on Jimmy Carter as Liberal Saint/Neo-Lib War Criminal, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krp2XygLxgo&t=17s Please support Green and Red Podcast by subscribing, sharing and following on social media, and you can … Continue reading

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Hysteria about Fascism and Coups Hurts the Left

Since 1/20/2017 huge numbers of people, liberals and on the Left alike, have been adamant, and often apoplectic, that Trump was guiding the U.S. toward fascism, that he was the new American Hitler, and that his followers were Nazis.  More … Continue reading

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Is Your Outrage Pure?

Planned Election Protests Shouldn’t Have Been Postponed First, there’s not going to be a “coup” or any other type of stolen election.  The hysterics surrounding this issue have frankly become embarrassing on the Left.  No reason to go into the … Continue reading

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Is Trump a Fascist? Will there be a Coup?

Does it matter what we call Trump? Does the Left need to to chill out? Some years ago, Randy Newman sang “the end of an empire . . . is messy at best,” and American society is now in a … Continue reading

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Green and Red–the Scrappy Podcast for Scrappy Lefties

Green and Red on YouTube Green and Red Podcast Green and Red Podcast isn’t hooked in to the hip Brooklyn political scene. Green and Red Podcast doesn’t score cheap points by insulting Noam Chomsky and others who have been involved … Continue reading

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Green and Red Podcast…..for Scrappy Politics, Scrappy History, Scrappy People

Since beginning our podcast in February, Scott Parkin and I have produced and hosted 36 episodes, and we’re really proud of what we’ve done.  We’ve had on scholars and organizers/activists, people who’ve been involved in movements for peace and justice … Continue reading

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Cracks in the Empire

The Military Says “Stand Down” to Trump “I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I … Continue reading

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Dien Bien Phu and the First Indochina War [Part 2]

To commemorate the Viet Minh victory over France in the First Indochina War I published part 1 of this history a few weeks ago.  Here is part 2, covering the period from the outset of that war up to Dien … Continue reading

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