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Working for the People

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Watched Netflix’s original documentary, Knock Down the House.

 

But there are things in this film which were left unsaid…or not explicitly said that need to understood.

Ever since Pres. Clinton and the DNC chased big biz and Wall St for donations, the DNC ignored Unions and working families. Policies favored the donors. Now we’re beginning to see a change. Workers from all over the nation are taking back Congress with ideas to return Congress to working people rather than for the plutocrats who’ve held policy sway for the last several decades. These are the New Democrats.

Democrats in the mode of Theodore Roosevelt and FDR who believe in Capitalism but don’t want to see Adam Smith’s version of Capitalism destroyed by a handful of Plutocrats and Oligarchs, determined to increase their own fortunes at the expense of the entire Nation,

Today’s Guilded Age Plutocrats & Oligarchs, as Chrystia Freeland in Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else in 2012 wrote, Plutocrats no longer owe their allegiance to the US. They have enough money to move from one country to another, depending upon where their own interests lie. In other words, they longer owe any allegiance to the US…and Republicans like Mitch McConnell not only help but align with them because his own interest lies in maintaining power. The kind of power that was always behind the throne of repressive regimes.

These new Democrats want to make life better for working families. “(I)t’s time for ordinary Americans to do extraordinary things,” and take America back for all of us, rather than just protecting & caring about plutocrats. By and large, American families are struggling to survive. They don’t have the time to read to newspapers. They don’t have the time to educate themselves about politics. They don’t have time.

Thus, we’ve ended up in the vortex in which the people with money – the plutocrats – own politics. But honestly, do they serve American family interests..or their own? Mitch McConnell believes plutocratic donors have the absolute right to use their excessive money to sway elections…because he believes they will keep him in power.

Power which he consistently uses against working families and in favor of plutocrats who he depends upon upon for donations and upon who he courts most aggressively. After Doidd-Frank passed, he went to Wall St to tell them the he would roll back the new Financial regulations if they donated enough to the GOP. That was less than 2 years after the Fin crisis during which so many working Americans lost everything.

Political pundits and operatives. often for their own financial motives, tend to downplay the movement on the left to return government to the People at large as some kind of radical or socialist ideology. It is anything but. It is a movement to balance the scales of justice and honor. It is a movement to return power to the People at large.

As an old person who’s studied a few different cultures and histories, including our own, I find these New Democrats a refreshing breathe of air. Regardless of how the corrupt Republican Party chooses to define them in order to stay in power, they truly believe that government should be working for working and middle class families rather than just the plutocrats.

American families deserve better than what they’ve endured during the last 40 years of Republican neo-liberal consensus. They deserve a seat at the table…and that is what these New Democrats are fighting to achieve.

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Written by Valerie Curl

June 20, 2019 at 6:08 PM

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  1. A Matter of Perspective

    Today, I placed my Glock Model 21SF .45 cal. automatic pistol with laser on the table right next to my kitchen door. I left its clip beside it, then left it alone and went about my business.

    While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the next door neighbor mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the “stop” sign near the front of my house.

    After about an hour, I checked on the gun It was quietly sitting there,
    right where I had left it. It had not moved itself outside. It had not killed anyone. Certainly, even with the numerous opportunities it had presented to do that. In fact, it had not even loaded itself.

    Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the hype by the Democrats and their propaganda media, about how dangerous guns are and “How They” kill people. Either the media is wrong, or I’m in possession of the laziest gun in the world.

    The United States is 3rd in murders throughout the world. But if you take out just 5 ‘left-wing’ cities:Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, St Louis and New Orleans–the United States is 4th from the bottom, in the ENTIRE world, for murders.

    These 5 cities are controlled by Democrats.
    They also have the toughest gun control laws in the USA.
    It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data, right?
    Well, I’m off to check on my spoons. I hear they’re making people fat!

    A Matter of Perspective

    Swemson Speaks

    June 21, 2019 at 10:47 PM

    • /Users/AT/Desktop/CHUCK SCHUMER .mp4

      F. Swemson

      August 5, 2019 at 10:18 PM

  2. Oh! An exciting recommendation! Thanks for the gift! Especially, being a single woman now, i set up with my daughter’s family a day / a month for film and popcorn! 😀They are also passionate about it. film and have devices for it. Then we can talk! Thank you again my dear Val!!!
    I’ll be back soon on twitter.💻🐦
    Regards, Nadia [aka Kya]

    Nadia Mateescu

    June 25, 2019 at 6:24 AM


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