The Shaved Ape has donned his protective suit and made another reconnaissance mission to the liberal blogosphere. As I was reading these liberal blogs, plus my daily reading of mainstream media, it occurred to me that the most difficult job of the American press and these blogsters is to describe their concerns in terms that aren't overtly communist. It's still unpopular to declare, "I'm a communist and the government should be all powerful so it can provide all things to all people."
So they have to translate the communist message into something palatable to the American public, such as, "It's unfair that the 1% has perverted the constitution to further enrich themselves," and "It's wrong that people living in the islands of wealth in Europe and America, and have it so easy at the expense of the developing world."
A lot of this rhetoric sounds nice and sensible, especially to the uninformed, but when you realize what they're actually saying, and what they plan to do, it becomes clear that this is just communist redistribution of wealth on a global scale. The results here in the U.S. will be the same as everywhere communism has been tried -- mass poverty for all citizens.
The Kossacks are banging the Occupy drums again with a piece by Jack Balkin:
- The American Constitution is the framework for a democratic republic. A democratic republic, in turn, is system of government that is designed to be responsive to the people of the United States as a whole, and not to the wealthiest 1 percent.
Here's something from brooklynbadboy:
- Well, finally somebody in the traditional media has caught up to what we have been saying for years. Bipartisanship isn't the two parties negotiating in good faith. Bipartisanship is when Democrats cave in to whatever Republicans want. Has been for a long time.
It's not unfair that some people are rich and some people are poor. Rich people, for the most part, got rich by getting a good education and then working extremely hard, not exploiting the poor. Most rich people have a similar story, like Bill Gates and Steve jobs and countless others -- making more good decisions than bad, and working 80-hour weeks. They deserve what they have. Nothing unfair about it.
This liberal site has numerous stories about the Obama DOJ suing Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Arizona. Nick Martin is attacking Joe Arpaio just as zealously as his man Obama:
- Joe Arpaio has been here before. At another time, during another Democratic administration, the tough talking Arizona sheriff was hit with a federal civil rights lawsuit designed to end the abusive practices of his agency.
TPM's David Taintor is attacking Jonah Goldberg, formerly with National Review Online and currently the token conservative opinion writer for the Los Angeles Times. Hey, if a man isn't communist, he must be vigorously attacked, right? After seeing Goldberg claiming to have been nominated for two Pulitzer prizes in the past, Taintor locks and loads:
- The problem? Goldberg has never been nominated for a Pulitzer. His work has simply been entered. “I’ll check it out and have ‘em remove it if you’re right,” Goldberg told msnbc.com, who first reported the story. “Happily. If it’s not kosher, I shouldn’t have it in there. Period.” Goldberg did not immediately respond to TPM’s request for comment.
Somebody calling himself Siun has posted a piece about George Bush and crew being found guilty of war crimes:
- A tribunal convened in Kuala Lumpur found George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and five administration attorneys – Gonzales, Yoo, Bybee, Addington and Haynes – guilty of war crimes yesterday.
Another Fireduck, David Dayen, is discussing Elizabeth Warren's calls for JP Morgan's CEO to resign:
- In the wake of JPMorgan Chase’s $2 billion Fail Whale trade and the ensuing federal investigation into violations of disclosure laws, US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has called on JPM CEO Jamie Dimon to resign from his position on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
America's Fattest Communist™ is doing a poor job of updating his website, but he is doing a good job of supporting OWS, the movement of unwashed communists. As always, the wealthy Michael Moore is trying to claim he is part of the poor 99% and stands with them. He's as shameless as a politician. Anything to sell books, I guess.
Here's something on his home page dated Feb 2012. Moore is commemorating a 1937 worker struggle in Flynt, Michigan:
- And so, 75 years after the victory in Flint, the battle is now being fought all over again. But this time it's not just about getting paid a dollar an hour, or having Sunday off, or reducing the chance of your hand being crushed in the metal stamping machine. This time, the stakes are even greater: Who is going to own America and control the basic functions of our democracy -- the richest 1% who buy the politicians to get what they want, or the 99% who don't have much these days and live in anxiety or fear of what's around the bend.
I believe that justice will win out again, in the end, just as it did 75 years ago today in Flint in 1937.