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I’m not watching all of the debate (I haven’t had a migraine in weeks and I’d rather not tempt fate), but from what I’ve seen, “bourgeois political theater” is the most apt description that comes to mind. These people are transparently FOR the interests of stratified capitalism and transparently FOR the interests of the oligarchs, and I’m glad more people are privy to that information when compared to recent decades. This is farcical – we know that Clinton is probably going to win, being a sure thing for capital and all, and Trump’s mainly there to rally the proto-fascists in case the commies get uppity during a Clinton presidency. That’s just my intuitive guess, but considering how history repeats itself (yes, first as tragedy then as farce), I doubt I’m that far off.

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Chicago Police Department Revealed To Be Most Corrupt in the Country
There is no Police Department worse than Chicago's. No other city stands by their officer's at the expense of its people like Chicago. Shaun King from the New York Daily New Said "Built on sinking sand with the four pillars of racism, brutality, profiling and corruption holding the structure up" Rahm Emmanuel's Regime in Chicago is the pudding's proof.

“What would you do about jobs if you were president, Daividh?”
Seize the means of production.

“What would you do about systemic injustice if you were president, Daividh?”
Seize the means of production.

“What would you do about global warming if you were president, Daividh?”
Seize the means of production.

“What would you do about world peace if you were president, Daividh?”
Seize the means of production.

I know I sound like a broken record at this point, but that answer must be on the table if we’re ever going to start getting serious about politics and democracy. The capitalist class hierarchically controls the means of production, the economic wheels that allow society to reproduce itself on a daily basis, and in turn the political system is subservient to the demands of that capitalist class. It’s that simple.

You want livelihood for everyone? Democratize the economy and the workplaces, and produce for human need rather than capitalist profit.

You want to cut down inequality and power imbalance?
Democratize the economy and the workplaces, and produce for human need rather than capitalist profit.

You want to find sustainable solutions to the approaching environmental catastrophes?
Democratize the economy and the workplaces, and produce for human need rather than capitalist profit.

You want to put a stop to “nation-building” and imperialism?
Democratize the economy and the workplaces, and produce for human need rather than capitalist profit.

Of course it does get more complicated than that, but that’s the basic premise of the anti-capitalist movement – rebuild the way the economy functions so that we can rebuild the way the society functions – and as long as economic democracy is off the table, it should be a clear indication that someone upstairs doesn’t want you to know about something. Socialism goes against the ruling class’s interests, which is why they turn socialism into either a totalitarian McCarthyite boogeyman or a defanged Scandinavian welfare capitalist state.

Either way, the message is clear:
Fear the ideas that could lead to human liberation from unaccountable tyranny.

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Pokémon GO vs Michelle Obama: The Fight Against Childhood Obesity | Julia Patterson
Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative was started in 2011, and was designed to help kids up their fitness and lose the twinkies. However, since its inception, the program has cost taxpayers billions, and it’s had a host of unintended consequences.
By Julia Patterson

“So Pokémon GO is getting kids off the couch, walking around outside for miles, encouraging families to spend more time with each other, and it doesn’t cost taxpayers a dime. Then the government must be happy too, right? Wrong. Various local governments have attempted to ban the game from public spaces. Sorry, kids. The government wants you to lose some weight, just not if the process is fun and uses public spaces.”

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Although racism can be irrational and even self destructive, racism usually comes “in the wake” of concrete oppressions. Thus Native Americans were called “beasts” and “savages” because White Europeans  were expropriating their land; Mexicans were derided as “bandidos” and “greasers” because Anglos were seizing Mexican territory; and the colonized  generally were ridiculed as lacking in culture and history because colonialism, in the name of profit, was destroying the material basis of their culture and the archival memory of their history. Racism invokes a double movement of aggression and narcissism; the insult to the accused is doubled by a compliment to the accuser. Racist thinking is tautological and circular; we are powerful because we are right, and we are right because we are powerful It is also essentializing, ahistorical, and metaphysical, projecting difference across histor ical time: “They are all that way, and they will always be that way.”
—  Stohat and Sham, fro Eurocentrism to Polycentrism