Sunday, August 28, 2016

Trump has a Catholic problem ? Not here in Knightsville, Rhode Island

The American voter must live with his or her own life experience.
 Here in a most Catholic neighborhood ( Knightsville ) in very Catholic Rhode Island I encounter no Catholics who even consider " Wall St. Hillary " a lesser evil. 

Trump and Sanders won the primaries here last April. 

I think Trump will take Rhode Island in November

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Democratic socialists do not idealize the " people of the Abyss "

As a supporter of " democratic socialism " -and not out of touch with crude " reality ' - I do not idealize the " people of the Abyss ". I think the socialist fight against abject poverty- poverty made unpleasantly visible by these less than charming panhandlers -is less utopian than any program of character reform.

The " right to life " goes way beyond respect for life in the womb. There is a natural right to a HOME and a useful place in society.

For profit capitalism is increasingly antagonistic to human dignity.

The Hillary Democrats have turned their backs on the American working class -which includes the very poor and the unemployable.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Football player refuses to stand for the National Anthem

Most of the time respecting national, religious, ethnic rituals just shows a degree of a little something called " emotional intelligence ". Institutionalized racism has been successfully outlawed in the United States. To deny this is to declare that the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s was a miserable failure.

It is " identity politics " that keeps up this false emphasis on race. Police brutality is best explained by class oppression. " Socialist " Democrat Bernie Sanders got that right , making his " political revolution " all about unacceptable economic inequality.
It is a phony patriotism that denies social injustice .

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"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a ... "The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. ... being one of the most promising players in the NFL during ...

State of RI needs 70+ less social workers ?

Not needed now - 70 state social workers

" Depeña Affigne says the laid-off employees will be invited to apply for
jobs in other state agencies, such as the Department of Children, Youth,
and Families."

 In the photo  Affigne seems to be smiling at very dubious " progress " in Rhode Island. You would think that a state social worker in so liberal , Democrat controlled Rhode Island , would have a very secure career.

We are becoming more like those Greeks - oppressed by relentless budget cuts dictated by ruling class interests.

If this is what pro-Hillary Democrats have to offer us, how can Donald Trump be any worse ?

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Depeña Affigne- another Hillary fan ?