Guess what? More Bernie Sanders . . .

February 6, 2016

On Saturday Night Live . . .


“. . . the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

January 24, 2016

So Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in his first inaugural address to the nation in 1933, at the peak of the Great Depression.

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Bernie Sanders is not afraid.

 


Bernie Sanders Rocks

January 24, 2016

Alternative rocker Lissie talks about her new album and–guess what?–Bernie Sanders:


Bernie Sanders Is the Best Thing Since They Invented Sliced Bread Dept.

January 22, 2016

 


Introducing the New All-Bernie Sanders, All the Time Format . . .

January 20, 2016

The Nation has endorsed Bernie Sanders for President.

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This is only the third time in its long history that it has endorsed a candidate for President of the United States.


Dept. of Shameless Political Proselytizing

January 3, 2016

Bernie Sanders is running for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States. This is probably a good thing. You can contribute to his campaign here.

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Mind you, I may still vote for Jill Stein as the Green Party’s candidate in the general election–as I did last round–if Hillary Clinton manages to lie her way into the nomination, but for now with the Democratic Party nomination up for grabs it’s Bernie or bust.


Start the Austerity without Me, Please . . .

June 15, 2012

Weimar Play MoneyLefty wild man philosopher Slavoj Žižek has this to say regarding the looming elections in Greece. With the socialistic, decidedly Left-wing Syriza party looking like they might just pull off a win, a great gnashing of capitalist teeth can be heard echoing over the Alps and across the Hellespont from the pro-austerity mobsters and their servants in the Eurozone–that is, from the bulk of Europe’s current Establishment leadership and the bankers and businessmen who own them–with the extraordinary success of resistant and recalcitrant Iceland (and earlier of Argentina on the other side of the globe) resisting the imposition of cruel austerity measures and defaulting on their debt . . . notwithstanding. Nope. An anti-austerity, Left-wing victory in Greece foreshadows doom for Europe–not just the Eurozone–and cats and dogs–and Poles and Turks–will start sleeping together. Oh the calamity!

Picket Line 1937“The mere possibility of a Syriza victory is said to have sent ripples of fear through global markets. Ideological prosopopoeia has its day: markets talk as if they were persons, expressing their ‘worry’ at what will happen if the elections fail to produce a government with a mandate to persist with the EU-IMF programme of fiscal austerity and structural reform. The citizens of Greece have no time to worry about these prospects: they have enough to worry about in their everyday lives, which are becoming miserable to a degree unseen in Europe for decades.”

At The London Review of Books‘ website.