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June 13, 2020

This Isn't A Way To Defeat Trump

At Counterpunch Professor David Schultz sees a final fracturing of the Democratic party, labor, and civil rights coalition:

George Floyd being killed by a police officer in Minneapolis is not simply about the death of one Black man. His death also killed an historic but uneasy alliance among the Democratic Party, labor unions, and the civil rights movement. The reaction to his death is ending the last vestiges of the historic New Deal coalition that defined progressive politics in American for at least 50 years, ushering in an era where it now appears that the Democratic Party and the civil rights community are at odds with labor and unions.

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What was the last time these posturing millionaires with political power have done something for the working class?

The 'autonomous zone' in Seattle seems to be run by 'Black Lives Matter':

They come from a variety of groups and interests, ranging from Black Lives Matter organizers to labor and neighborhood groups. Most want the police precinct to be turned into a community center and much of the department’s funding to be redirected to health and social services.

“What you see out here is people coming together and loving each other,” said Mark Henry Jr. of Black Lives Matter. “I see people coming from different walks of life ... learning from each other.”

The zone was set up after the police left the Capitol Hill precinct.

Police Chief Carmen Best said the decision to leave the Capitol Hill precinct wasn’t hers and she was angry about it.

So who told the police to leave the precinct?

Pepe Escobar suspects that the Democrats are using the 'autonomous zone' as a 'color revolution' method to contrast themselves to Donald Trump:

Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) is supported by the city of Seattle – run by a Democrat – which is supported by the governor of Washington State, also a Democrat.

There’s no chance Washington State will use the National Guard to crush CHAZ. And Trump cannot take over Washington State National Guard without the approval of the governor, even though he has tweeted, “Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game.”

It’s enlightening to observe that “counter-insurgency” can be applied in Afghanistan and the tribal areas; to occupy Iraq; to protect the looting of oil/gas in eastern Syria. But not at home. Even if 58% of Americans would actually support it: for many among them, the Commune may be as bad if not worse than looting.

But then there are those firmly opposed. Among them: the “Butcher of Fallujah” Mad Dog Mattis; color revolution practitioners NED; Nike; JP Morgan; the whole Democratic Party establishment; and virtually the whole U.S. Army establishment.

Escobar points out that 'Black Lives Matter' as an organization has no real political program at least when compared to the movements of the 1960s. It is fed by corporate money and the Ford foundation. The Donate button on its web page goes to Act Blue, a Democrat donation collection service which also works for the Sanders and Biden campaigns.

Do the Democrats believe that they can win the election with such a 'strategy of tension' against a 'law and order' Trump?

If so they are making a huge mistake.

The 'silent majority' that voted for Nixon will also vote for Trump.

Posted by b on June 13, 2020 at 18:01 UTC | Permalink

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It does not appear to me that the Virus is going away, and I believe that will be more than enough to beat Trump. Whether what follows Trump is Biden & Co. or something else, well, I don't think we have a predictable situation now. The USA looks well on the way to being ungovernable, and quite a number of other countries likewise. People are getting pissed off, people are starting to disobey, and quit, and ignore. The Mighty Wurlitzer is losing its grip on the public mind.

The USA has always had tendencies to be ungovernable, being big and diverse, and the government not wanting to really govern anyway. And we've always had wannabe dictators of various stripes, and they have always failed through incompetence at governing. They will this time too.

The upper classes here seem to have their attention focussed on keeping their perks and position no matter what, keeping the old game alive, which is unlikely to work, but typical in these situations. They just aren't up to the job, the politicians I see in the news, like Cuomo for example, or Trump, look like deer in the headlights to me. Reality has come along and slapped them up side the head.

They ought to do their best to make sure everybody who wants one has a job, I mean right now, too many people with too many problems and too much time on their hands. And making sure the economy and the government keeps providing for peoples basic needs. And similar pragmatic steps. But they don't know how, we rely on Mr. Market for that sort of thing.

So I expect more chaos, "interesting times" indeed. YMMV.

Posted by: Bemildred | Jun 14 2020 8:28 utc | 101

The ‘silent majority’ in the US must be at an all time peak at this moment in time as free speech declines. Caucasia must be cleansed of the sins of the past and feel the guilt of the centuries forever going forward. There is no other way.

Posted by: MadMax2 | Jun 14 2020 11:16 utc | 102

@71 is spot on. ALL police jurisdictions and ALL drug enforcement agencies are in bed with the drug kingpins and their upper management and are on the payroll so to speak. The gangs are a de facto enforcement arm of the police. The police and the gangs are one and the same. Any movement that wishes to transform into an effective insurrection and revolution must acknowledge this as truth and be equipped to handle it. Gangs and the police and the Feds are one and the same. Frank Serpico will tell you. One of just a few brave cops to speak up. The rest are as cowardly as cowards can be. What a piece of shit you are to be a bitch for the drug cartel king pins. Lower than low. The lowest of all life forms.

Posted by: 450.org | Jun 14 2020 12:51 utc | 103

B and the author are missing the dominant faction of the New Deal power Bloc: capital, in the form of large scale corporations and banks. UMASS Political Scientist Tom Ferguson published on this decades ago.

The key issue is that, with the relative decline of US capitalism from the 1960s onward, US capital could no longer pay high wages to workers and thus began the neoliberal assault on workers.

The Democratic Party has tried to cover up the class conflict internal to itself. But the objective polarisation of US society no longer allows the Democrats to successfully reproduce the New Deal coalition.

Hence the Bernie movement, etc.

The task of progressives is to build a multiracial working class party for systemic change outside the Democratic Party.

Posted by: Prof K | Jun 14 2020 12:57 utc | 104

@35 Margaret Kimberly
Totally agree. Black Agenda Report has always been clear, fearless and committed, in my opinion. and Black.
Ajamu Baraka
Glenn Ford
Gerald Horne (I think he writes there too)
Margaret Kimberly

I hope B responds and lines up with your points. It would make us stronger.

Posted by: migueljose | Jun 14 2020 13:22 utc | 105

And this is how we do it in Bristol.

Posted by: Mark2 | Jun 13 2020 21:34 utc | 51

And when ISIS destroyed historical monuments in Palmyra, I wonder ...is that how they did it in the time of the Mohammed...?

How the banshees cry...

Posted by: MadMax2 | Jun 14 2020 13:32 utc | 106

The ‘silent majority’ of 1968 is different of the ‘silent majority’ of 2020. In 68 the US middle classes were more richer and whiter than today...

Trump is toast, the US population is already fed up with him and his cronies. Lets be real.. His victory in 2016 was due an archaic electoral college rather than popular votes.
Nixon had the advantage of having a thriving economy. Trump hasn't. He will lose to the Dementia Biden by a big difference.

Posted by: Nick | Jun 14 2020 14:28 utc | 107

Mad max @ 106
Ha ha haaaa
You bin played max. That would be the American funded ISIS ?
Your boy trumps a road accident and the whole world knows it ! Except you apparently.

Posted by: Mark2 | Jun 14 2020 14:37 utc | 108

Posted by: Don Bacon | Jun 14 2020 1:08 utc | 86
Sorry to hear about HD Thoreau as advising your writings. Look at what Walden Pond has become today. A nuclear nightmare.
On this one: It’s affects the soul as well as the soil.
And this, ‘depleted uranium for… latest wars’ — hmmm, I wonder where that is? What goes around, has a tendency of, well, coming around.


Concord, the crucible of the American Revolution, where the "shot heard 'round the world" rang out on April 19, 1775, is a Boston suburb filled with professionals and stately homes. Tourists still come to see the war sites and to visit the bucolic Walden Pond that Thoreau celebrated. Few know about the nuclear waste dump at 2229 Main Street.
 
But this shady burg of 15,000 residents quietly struggles with its legacy as the maker of depleted uranium slugs for the U.S. military's latest wars.

https://rense.com/general50/conc.htm

Posted by: Sakineh Bagoom | Jun 14 2020 15:03 utc | 109

What is sure is that people in the US, UK and France who have been demonstrating yesterday and often fighting with the police and with extreme-right groups are so desperate that they have nothing to lose anymore. They know very well that demonstrating at the moment is dangerous because of the virus. I am not sure it is mere unconsciousness.

Posted by: Mina | Jun 14 2020 15:18 utc | 110

bevin @ 41

It doesn't matter whether Trump beats Biden or vice versa.
And the number of Americans who believe otherwise is in constant decline. If they call an election but nobody comes the entire facade collapses. And the political questions that Washington cannot deal with will have to be dealt with elsewhere-in the streets, in the marketplace, in the factories and offices. And they will be

uncharacteristic of you, but i agree, and yes, this next election will be a particularly ripe opportunity for the lowest possible turnout...and a turnout below 30%, perhaps even 40%, would delegitimize the present duopoly...a necessary step, imho, towards any meaningful collectiveness.

Posted by: john | Jun 14 2020 15:46 utc | 111

The thing you must know about both Leftist and Fake Left Banshees is that they wail, screech and virtue signal the loudest... this makes them appear larger in size than they actually are, especially on echo chamber platforms like Twitter, and liberal media like CNN or MSNBC.

It awesome to see the DNC running on the #NeverTrump platform again. A sure loser. Either they are happy to handcuff Trump with shite like Russiagate, Ukrainegate, Impeachment, Piss Tapes etc for another 4 years, or Jackrabbit is correct and the power centres at the DNC are happy with the status quo.

Either way, BLM generated a lot of cash for the DNC. Slavery under a different guise. Nothings changed.

Posted by: MadMax2 | Jun 14 2020 16:51 utc | 112

It's C-a-p-i-t-O-l, not CapitAl! How much else of the comment is incorrect?

Posted by: Frederick | Jun 14 2020 16:57 utc | 113

@ 112 madmax2.. is trump saying he is for law and order virtue signalling??

Posted by: james | Jun 14 2020 17:19 utc | 114

the spelling police are here, whew... i am relieved!!

Posted by: james | Jun 14 2020 17:20 utc | 115

Picking Biden shows the Dems don’t want to win.

They prefer to stay ‘in power’ aka scoop money, keep their positions and jobs, continue to BE, to exist, to have huge influence, by pretending to be ‘the opposition’ and ‘against everything Trump stands for.’

Right from the start, pre-2016 election, they went for a sort of double-whammy: an outside enemy, Russia (3x), allied with an internal stooge, Trump. The two-part evil scapegoat was intended to attract or keep on board as many supporters as possible. Both are garbage, the Russia thing was sh*t from the start, but the easiest to maintain, via the media, others, as it concerned the ‘far away’ -- hating, fearing Putin is easy to induce and has no consequences.

As for Trump, he could only be vilified as a person, hating women, being a racist, or via association with the outside evil, etc. The Dems never viciously attacked his (Rep) policies and proposals etc. and did hardly anything to annul, subvert, decry, raise up opposition. Plus they shafted, for the second time, the only candidate who (up until now) could most likely beat Trump.

Ex. Remember when Trump proposed cutting food stamps? FOOD! Stuff that keeps Americans alive at the most basic level. What did the Dems do? Nothing much afaik. (The proposal was blocked by a judge because covid. Or look up the details..)

The BLM demos, protests, are completely useless. They only show that the PTB has definetly succeeded in dividing ppl by idpol aka getting them to focus on very narrow problems, details..

Imho it is possible the Dems have done more to oppress Blacks (than Reps) to keep them lowly waitin’ hopin’ for better or more and thus holding their vote. Obama boosted up was the ‘top’ of that strategy. It is 12% or so, important swing vote if there ever was one. Anyway traitors deserve condemnation. (see Socialist strategies in France..other story..)

Clueless Joe 8, yes. Even in 2016 white women voted for Trump over Killary.

ex. https://edition.cnn.com/election/2016/results/exit-polls

Margaret 35, yes the Dem's ‘nothing will fundamentally change’, absolutely, all they are doing is fighting for a bigger slice of money/power pie (eg. from KSA, domestic arms industry, bribes, etc.) ‘More equality for all’ is the aim - the Dems promise to ignore it.

Mark2 31, yes the protests are genuine, but they don’t lay out any path forward, look for ex. at the history of Occupy (not the same of course, but still instructive..)

Posted by: Noirette | Jun 14 2020 18:02 utc | 116

Posted by: Blue Dotterel | Jun 13 2020 19:32 utc | 24

"The leaders were bought off and positioned from the get go. This is a fake movement."

Certainly the intel agencies, Wall Street, the corporate controlled media and others (all the near core of the deep state) have their agents working hard to control and accelerate events. The police kill black people all the time. They picked the Floyd death for the coming election. Their agenda is always more wealth, more power, more plowing and plundering and scr*w the people.

The movement is not all fake - it has many true believers. It will probably end up as usual with the elites winning and the people losing.

Posted by: AriusArmenian | Jun 14 2020 18:41 utc | 117

@ 112 madmax2.. is trump saying he is for law and order virtue signalling??

Posted by: james | Jun 14 2020 17:19 utc | 114

I can’t make out the context of the question.

For a sitting president of a nation state - perhaps still the most powerful - to signal he is for law and order, at least to me, would seem to be well advised.

I’m not sure how this is juxtaposed against the previous running theme of white liberal banshees licking the boot of coloured folk in throes of guilt, or even a non-English national taking up residence on English soil celebrating the defacing of an English monument because of... a cop slaughtered a man on the other side of the planet. (?)

Posted by: MadMax2 | Jun 14 2020 20:44 utc | 118

Posted by: Noirette | Jun 14 2020 18:02 utc | 116

If you recall, late 2016, it was Trump on the front foot. ‘Drain the swamp’ or Hilary’s ‘We’re gonna hang.’ And have of course, there was no swamp drainage, by design or not. And where Trump did not press, Obama expertly filled that vacant space with an investigation knowingly generated upon a fake dossier on the way out. What an exit.

The rest is history of course, suffice to say DNC went full court press with [b]everything[\b] but for control of the Presidential seat, ...though they managed to hogtie and devalued said seat very well. Trump is a good capitalist could be their only verdict. Bernie stunk up the place apparently.

A humourous outcome in all this is that Jake Tappers young son calls him ‘Fake News’ when he gets angry.

Posted by: MadMax2 | Jun 14 2020 21:06 utc | 119

Not only do illegals, and legal immigrants compete with Americans for jobs and public infrastructure, services, welfare etc, but every dollar they send back to their home country, is a dollar not spent in our local economies and which is not leveraged by the "multiplier effect",being spent over and over again,paying wages, leading to hiring, being taxed and spent, equaling 7 dollars, a figure agreed upon by economists.

“Apr 8, 2019 Immigrants In The U.S. Sent Over $148 Billion To Their Home Countries In 2017”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2019/04/08/immigrants-in-the-u-s-sent-over-148-billion-to-their-home-countries-in-2017-infographic/

That’s 7 times 148 Billion, not spent, not taxed, not kept local. That’s yet another cost of immigration. $1,36 Trillion removed from our local economies. More than half the two trillion$ allocated by congress to all Americans via direct stimulus payments of $1200.

But illegals pay taxes too! About $25 Billion, not a good trade off for 1,36 Trillion removed from our economy.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/us/taxes-undocumented-immigrants/index.html

Al-Quada is not the enemy. China is not the enemy, The corporate and activist terrorists are in congress, the pro-immigrant rights non profits and in the streets, demanding open borders and parasitizing our country from within.

Posted by: Huffy | Jun 15 2020 1:38 utc | 120

it matters very little if Trump wins or not. The damage done over the last three years - plus the previous 250 - will never be undone.
Besides, the real winner is a plague, running rampant and eventually killing a few hundred thousands here or there in the US with no one in hte US really giving a shit about.

And that is the defining moment of the US - not any demonstrations against bullies and serial murderes in cop uniforms, not the inequality that is used by all parties to their benefits, not homelessness and so and so forth, but the fact the US Americans have no issues seeing their countrymen/women die of a new disease because getting a fucking hair cut, showing it to the libs and having someone serve to their every whim is more important then staying alive.

A cold, cruel, selfish population with no education, but guns guns guns and then some moar guns, with their daughters/wifes reduced to making sandwiches and babies - cause god, a useless public, a mean and petty public, that has no issues watching each other die, that is all that is left of the lofty goals. A public that is literally a threat to each other.

This US that we are seeing now, naked like its emperor, has no reason of being, is of no use to anyone and the sooner the fuck of and bury themselves in Trumps Fuckistan the better.
Who cares who wins, they are fucked beyond believe and they brought that one on all by leaving their thumnbprints on a voting paper. Good riddance.

Posted by: Sabine | Jun 15 2020 1:41 utc | 121

@ Huffy | Jun 15 2020 1:38 utc | 120

"That’s yet another cost of immigration. $1,36 Trillion removed from our local economies."

A very minor amount of compensation for the centuries spent looting all of the central and south American economies by the US oligarchy.

Posted by: AntiSpin | Jun 15 2020 2:34 utc | 122

@ 118 madmax... trumps comment is the same as ''make america great again''.. it is for imbeciles who can't figure out what is going on... is that right wingy enough for ya? i don't follow your partisan logic.. that's all..

Posted by: james | Jun 15 2020 3:11 utc | 123

drain the swamp is another one... who is that being sold to?? more imbeciles... top points for political opportunism though...

Posted by: james | Jun 15 2020 3:12 utc | 124

This movie is so boring. God, just ghastly casting. Ugh. I mean, "Chauvin?" Who the hell came up with that name? Good lord. Where is the writer? This is pitiful! It is so on the nose. No one will buy it! A plot we all have seen before. Jeez. Who is the designated martyr? Oh yeah, that autistic girl. we should have her sail into Seattle and then whack her. at least that would be cinematic! Then we start the snipers. Okay. That's beginning to work for me. Hum. I think we need to focus less on the black people now.
I know this was all supposed to be about them.
But that is definitely not helping. Yeah. It shows our hand right? okay.
Back it up a little and hit start again.
Okay. Chaz. Chaz. What is that? it kinda has a ring, but... oh okay. I just kinda thought dangling chad. whatever...
but seriously. this needs some serious reworking. it is all so transparent. and not like trans parent like that freak "they" in hr is talking about.
wow. we need some new talent in the creative department.
and god. that logo is lifted right out of the rest of them. fire the writer and the graphic people. keep the editors though. they are the ones that get the job done.
George is going to be so f-ing pissed at me.

Posted by: lex talionis | Jun 15 2020 4:40 utc | 125

Posted by: Huffy | Jun 15 2020 1:38 utc | 120

Nice rant, except you forgot the fact about those same immigrants you hate so much also allowed the US to be the largest beneficiary of global brain drain; Something cake and something eating it.

And you Americans wonder why other countries treat you as self-entitled hypocritical assholes.

Posted by: JW | Jun 15 2020 5:59 utc | 126

123 james

Ahhhh, that’s why I couldn’t pin down the motivation for your question. It was I that was mistaken. I did not believe that think I could be communicating with a TDS sufferer. But wow, there you go. And who said I was right wing....? That’s a grave, sweeping assumption only a true TDS sufferer would make. You agree-sweet little sheep you.

For myself and my country, I’ll openly take the least anti-war stance possible from the mob across the pond insofar that nuclear weapons and CIA renditions are not run through airports on my soil. Trumps inward looking foreign policy suits that like nothing I’ve encountered in my years alive so far. I am very open with my motivations, so please write your assumption on some course sandpaper, and place them well inside your rectal cavity, without lubricant preferably.

Things look great, especially now that the veil is lifting from the liberal mass media. For you however james, things seem cloudy. Dr Max prescribes you another 4 more years. This probably won’t solve your acute TDS, but it will be fun to watch your posts

Posted by: MadMax2 | Jun 15 2020 8:34 utc | 127

Mad max IS a perfect example of my statement———
It’s a white problem not a black problem !
There are people like him in the police forces.
Govenment. And buseness.
Round them up lock them up. Their psycopaths. They in joy the police murders, and oppression.
Problem solved.

Posted by: Mark2 | Jun 15 2020 9:37 utc | 128

@Mark2
Listen, I can agree that police brutality in the United States is way over the top, I think we can all agree on that. Even in the country where I was born, where police open carry lethal weapons there is a certain feeling. These days, I live in a country where, yes there has been blood spilt in the name of freedom, though today the police do not carry weapons on the beat. I enjoy that. That there is order, yet no overt signs of potential aggression.

So tell me now, why has the gross violence by the police force seen in the USA promoted you to celebrate the destruction of historical monuments in your adopted city of Bristol...? Surely you must be more appreciative of the country that has taken you in, right...? I mean, each year by around February US police shoot and kill as many people as was slain by cops in the UK in the entire 1900s. Surely you are living in a great country where authorities show appropriate levels of restraint.

I fail to see the connection between US Police brutality and your glee at the destruction of historical monuments in the UK.

Enlighten me please. I would fight for your right to a voice, as I would for the right for my voice to squarely question you in public.

Posted by: MadMax2 | Jun 15 2020 11:03 utc | 129

Mad max @ 129
First of all Britain is not my adopted country I’m a native. I also know that people coming to this country enrich it and make it stronger and healthier.
———
The statues in Britain represent a lie, fake history, they do not represent the True appalling history of slavery and thus encourage a present beleave that white people are in any way shape or form superior to anyone else. Leading to the present white violence.
Also the removal of the statues. Gives a clear signal to America and Americans that we will not tolerate US violence toward it’s own people or others, at home or abroad! Trump needs to understand that.
————
what country are you in and where were you before ?
Max chainge sides ! Please

Posted by: Mark2 | Jun 15 2020 11:30 utc | 130

@ Posted by: Huffy | Jun 15 2020 1:38 utc | 120

But that loss is compensating by the strengthening of the USD as an international currency. Each USD sent abroad is one USD more the US Treasury can print in form of sovereign debt. It reinforces the USA's financial superpower status.

Posted by: vk | Jun 15 2020 14:18 utc | 131

@ 127 madmax...listen max... you still read me wrong! first off - i am a canuck... i could give a fuck for trump or any of them... i just see the rationale for everything they say as pandering to their followers - right or left... it is all the same to me... you think everyone is pandering to the left.. don't forget how much trump panders to the right... i don't recall him saying he was going to refer to the white supremacist movement as a terrorist organization... did i miss that? i don't think i did.. it has fuck all to do with tds either.. cheers!

Posted by: james | Jun 15 2020 15:24 utc | 132

The "CHAZ" was not established by "Black Lives Matter" the organization, or by anyone leaning toward the Democrats. It was established by Seattle's large and independent anarchist/radical community. As an anarchist, I would like to stress that not only do I have no connection to the Democrats institutionally, but that I am organizing in opposition to them as well as the GOP.

Posted by: fnord | Jun 15 2020 15:47 utc | 133

The following article helps frame the issue:
https://medium.com/@emilypothast/what-the-f-ck-is-going-on-in-seattle-48efbe6214f8

The protests are legit even if the Dems attempt to co-opt them; that’s their role in this game after all, what do you expect? Seattle is Jeff Bezos’s playground. This oligarch’s influence is huge. He seems to support BLM to some degree but he sure as hell won’t allow being taxed to support greater equity.

This Netflix documentary is also excellent: https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741
Racism in America has deep roots, and is part and parcel of the earliest divide and conquer strategies of the wealthy settlers and their European corporate backers before the founding of the US.

Posted by: Hannibal | Jun 15 2020 16:47 utc | 134

A "color revolution" against Trump? Really? Is that because he has anything in common with Milosevic who hoped to preserve the vestiges of Titoism against an onslaught from German banks? The color revolutions were always attempts by liberal internationalists like George Soros to topple politicians who stood in the way of American hegemony and neoliberal economics. The term is meaningless when applied to Trump who represents neoliberalism on steroids, an authoritarian figure whose main goal is to complete the neoliberal counter-revolution begun by Thatcher and Reagan. He is for opening publicly owned federal lands to mining, ranching and oil companies. He is for privatizing the post office. Is there residual belief here in the notion that he is some kind of populist? If so, you need medication.

Posted by: Louis N Proyect | Jun 16 2020 18:10 utc | 135

Posted by: Huffy | Jun 15 2020 1:38 utc | 120

Blaming the immigrants will not save your "country"..make you live a sad life sorrounded by what you think are your enemies.Think about the amount of foreign wealth that your "country" stole or destroyed through the years..If there are immigrants it's because the neoliberist system needs cheaper man labour..cheaper and cheaper..you didn't notice it yet?

Posted by: LuBa | Jun 16 2020 18:48 utc | 136

Note: Trump is using around 1500 Federal SWAT trained officers to decapitate the various instances of rioting, looting and civil disobedience. This was confirmed in several AG Barr interviews. No permission is needed to insert Feds into any situation in any state. The 1500 were drawn across the entire Fed structure and placed under a JTF command. People may be surprised at how many Fed departments have heavily armed para military protection capabilities.

So please cease the whole "Trump needs permission to send in the NG" they've bypassed this roadblock by using Fed JTF. Be assured these folks have taken out 60 or so leaders and agitators at hotspots 10 days ago. They've likely infiltrated the Seattle base and are on standby for ops against any further rioting.

Posted by: che | Jun 18 2020 12:57 utc | 137

I like what you have to say, b, and this comment is about what I saw on the front page. What it was? "Starving artist"? Something poet.

I may not agree with you all the time, but I don't want you to starve.

I just want to recommend that you make your content more readable. If you take notes on your reading on what's easy and what's hard to read, you'll notice that pictures go a long way. For instance, Trump's tweet wasn't linked or screenshotted.

Then, I must say, that the reading window is too wide. I would chop off at least 20% of the width, and make the font two points bigger.

There is also a problem with the colors. It's harder to do dark ones than light ones. If you ask a graphic designer, or maybe take notes on what you like or don't like as you're browsing, perhaps you could make your content more inviting.

Me, I'm a computer programmer by trade. We read things that make eyes bleed and cry at the same time. But I know that most people wouldn't make it past the first page.

If I had money, I would surely give it, but that's the thing, right? Nobody here has any money.

Posted by: jj | Jun 24 2020 18:45 utc | 138

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