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September 01, 2020

Election 2020 - The Color Revolutions Are Coming Home

Yesterday the presidential candidate for the Democratic Party Joe Biden was allowed to leave his basement for a "campaign event" in Pittsburgh.


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Here is one of the curious things he said (vid):

"Covid has taken this year, just since the outbreak, has taken more than 100 year, look, here's, the lives, it's just, when you think about it."

As Caitlin Johnstone sarcastically commented:

It's a good thing Obama intervened to coalesce the party against Bernie Sanders during the primaries or else they might have nominated an unelectable candidate.

During his speech Joe Biden rejected accusation that - if elected - he would implement policies that most Democrats favor:

"I am not banning fracking," Joe Biden says in his speech in Pittsburgh. "Let me say that again. I'm not banning fracking, no matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me."

A pro-Trump super PAC has aired ads in Pennsylvania falsely claiming Biden wants to ban fracking.

The same holds of course for Medicare for All.

Biden also said:

"Rioting is not protesting. Looting is not protesting. Setting fires is not protesting."

To which Kyle Kulinski remarked:

No normal human being with half a brain thought Joe 'crime bill' Biden was pro rioting and looting. But now he breathes life into the smear with this crap.
They have the political instincts of a dead gopher.

And Alan MacLeod snarked:

2020 election is like:

Trump's team: "Biden is a radical who'll give you healthcare, promote racial justice and fight the billionaires."
Biden: "I promise you I will do none of those things."

Biden is taking political positions that are way more conservative than his party's base. That may win him some republican votes but it also makes sure that the more progressive voters will not turn out or will vote for some third party candidate. 

Asides from that it is obvious that Biden has some mental problem. That is likely the reason why the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urged him not to debate Donald Trump:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Thursday that former Vice President Joe Biden cancel his three scheduled debates with President Trump because the commander-in-chief would "belittle" the forum and engage in "skullduggery."

"I don't think that there should be any debates," Pelosi said out of the blue at a news conference at the Capitol, saying she doesn't want the debates to be "an exercise in skullduggery."

"I wouldn't legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States. Now I know that the Biden campaign thinks in a different way about this."

The Biden campaign indeed wants three debates between Biden and Trump:

"As long as the [debate] commission continues down the straight and narrow as they have, I'm going to debate him," Biden said, adding that he'd call out any Trump lies in real-time.

"I’m going to be a fact-checker on the floor as I’m debating him," he added.

The quotes above demonstrate that such a "fact checking" strategy for Biden comes close to political suicide. If there are live debates between Biden and Trump the more confused old man will lose out. That is - for now - Joe Biden.

The Democrats know that. They are preparing a well known tactic to snap some victory from the likely defeat. As we described in a piece about Belarus some months ago:

Color revolutions are usually launched over controversial elections. The results are publicly put into doubt even before the election begins. When the results finally arrive western media will claim that they diverge from the expectation it created and therefore must have been faked. People will be pushed into the streets to protest. To increase the chaos some sharp shooters may be put to work to fire at the police and at protesters like it was done in Ukraine. The revolt ends when it is flogged down or when the U.S. favorite candidate is put into place.

If one replace 'U.S. favorite' with 'borg favorite' one can foresee how such a situation might develop.

Democrats under Hillary Clinton advisor John Podesta have war-gamed such scenarios. Their "Transition Integrity Initiative" report presumes, without much basis, that Trump will steal the November election:

Like many authoritarian leaders, President Trump has begun to lay the groundwork for potentially ignoring or disrupting the voting process, by claiming, for instance, that any mail-in ballots will be fraudulent and that his opponents will seek to have non-citizens vote through fraud. Similarly, he has frequently expressed the view that he is entitled to additional time in office and that his opponents are seeking to steal the election.

Diana Johnstone has looked at the details of the report. She concludes:

The classic regime change scenario involves a contested election, mass street demonstrations including civil disobedience and finally, military intervention.

So, to start with, the gamers posit an authoritarian leader who won’t step down. That’s Trump.

Next, “a show of numbers in the streets – and actions in the streets – may be decisive factors in determining what the public perceives as a just and legitimate outcome.” In an interview, stressing “the flaws in our electoral system,” Transition Integrity Project organizer Gilman said that what we need “is for people to be prepared to take to the streets in nonviolent protest” if appeals to officials do not suffice.

“We’ve learned over the last couple of months, since the Movement for Black Lives protest really took off again in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, that taking to the streets and showing commitment to a democratic process beyond just the ballot box is a really important part of driving change.” The demonstrations must be nonviolent, Gilman stressed.

As the Transition Integrity Project report put it, “the scale of recent demonstrations has increased the stakes for the Democratic Party to build strong ties with grassroots organizations and be responsive to the movement’s demands.”

The Democrats are ready to litigate the election as long as possible:

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told supporters Wednesday night his campaign assembled a team of 600 lawyers to fight against efforts he expects from President Donald Trump to limit voter participation in the upcoming election.

The former vice president made the remark when asked at a fundraiser what he planned to do to address the "very real concern" that the president would try to suppress the vote.
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The team of 600 lawyers, along with 10,000 volunteers, would be in every state to figure out if any "chicanery is likely to take place."

A week ago Hillary Clinton urged Biden to not concede the election "under any circumstances":

[Clinton] said this year’s election day results might point to Trump having a narrow advantage. But in that case, Clinton said, “Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances because I think this is going to drag out.”
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“Eventually I do believe he will win if we don’t give an inch and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is,” Clinton said.

The task to preemptively seed doubts over the election results fell to a company that serves the Democrats' campaigns:

A top Democratic data and analytics firm told "Axios on HBO" it's highly likely that President Trump will appear to have won — potentially in a landslide — on election night, even if he ultimately loses when all the votes are counted.
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Way more Democrats will vote by mail than Republicans, due to fears of the coronavirus, and it will take days if not weeks to tally these. This means Trump, thanks to Republicans doing almost all of their voting in person, could hold big electoral college and popular vote leads on election night.
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"When every legitimate vote is tallied and we get to that final day, which will be some day after Election Day, it will in fact show that what happened on election night was exactly that, a mirage," [Hawkfish CEO Josh] Mendelsohn said. "It looked like Donald Trump was in the lead and he fundamentally was not when every ballot gets counted."

It seems clear that the Democrats will contest the election unless Joe Biden wins an electoral college majority. If Trump wins they will draw out any concession until the last mail in vote is counted and litigated through the last level of jurisdiction. They hope that the accompanying media attention, social media marketing and street action will wear down the support for Donald Trump.

The Democrats have already bought an echo chamber that will amplify whatever claim they will make:

The group, Defeat Disinfo, will use artificial intelligence and network analysis to map discussion of the president’s claims on social media. It will seek to intervene by identifying the most popular counter-narratives and boosting them through a network of more than 3.4 million influencers across the country — in some cases paying users with large followings to take side.

The large tech companies will work on the Democrats' side:

Facebook is preparing steps to take should Mr. Trump wrongly claim on the site that he won another four-year term, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Facebook is also working through how it might act if Mr. Trump tries to invalidate the results by declaring that the Postal Service lost mail-in ballots or that other groups meddled with the vote, the people said.

Street action will be implemented by well financed groups:

The Open Society Foundations, the philanthropic group founded by the business magnate George Soros, announced on Monday that it was investing $220 million in efforts to achieve racial equality in America, a huge financial undertaking that will support several Black-led racial justice groups for years to come.
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Of the $220 million, the foundation will invest $150 million in five-year grants for selected groups, including progressive and emerging organizations like the Black Voters Matter Fund and Repairers of the Breach, a group founded by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II of the Poor People’s Campaign. The money will also support more established Black civil rights organizations like the Equal Justice Initiative, which was founded by the civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson and depicted in the 2019 movie “Just Mercy.”

The Open Society Foundations will invest an additional $70 million in local grants supporting changes to policing and criminal justice. This money will also be used to pay for opportunities for civic engagement and to organize internships and political training for young people.

With so much money in play a lot of people can be incentivized to take to the streets. These will be 'peaceful protests' but rioting may happen alongside them just as it did for the last 95 days in Portland and in many other places.

The Democrats have chosen an extremely weak candidate. To still have a chance to regain the presidency they are preparing for a strategy that is similar to the color revolutions the CIA has for many decades used against unwanted foreign governments.

Just like the weapons and tactics of foreign wars have found their way back into the streets of U.S. cities the color revolutions the U.S. applied elsewhere are now coming home.

I see no sign that Trump will sincerely contest the election should the vote be clearly against him. But the race is tight and the outcome will likely be decided in a few contested states. The Democrats are willing to battle for each of them. How can Trump respond to their plan to win a contested outcome by the means of a color revolution no matter what?

The best policy is likely to take the high ground and to expose the Democrats' campaign for what it is.

But Trump being Trump will not have the patience to sit through the process. He, and his supporters, will likely counterattack with all the means they have.

The lively street actions of the recent weeks may in retrospect look like the quiet before the storm.

Posted by b on September 1, 2020 at 18:09 UTC | Permalink

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@ karlof1 | Sep 3 2020 0:43 utc | 199 with the thanks

You are welcome and you do the same regularly...happy to help out

The muse just struck me....

Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 3 2020 1:02 utc | 201

wendy davis @Sep2 23:32 #192

Spoiler: Cornel West is supporting Biden. He bullshits about why Biden is not sufficient for change ... but he's still supporting the lesser evil scam that keeps the duopoly in power.

I'm very concerned that the people's party movement is just a new interation of Our Revolution, the organization that Sanders founded after the 2016 election. Democratic Party operatives (like Sanders) create numerous bullshit organizations and astro-turfed Movements to keep the people off-balance. This is how they squash change. And this is why everyone with half-a-brain hates them.

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Posted by: Jackrabbit | Sep 3 2020 1:26 utc | 202

Biden gathered $300 million for campaign in the month of August! Biggest fundraising month in Presidential campaign history...by far. $193 million prior record.

Meanwhile, Trump's big donors have largely abandoned him, especially his jewish ones.

But we are led to believe by many posters here that Biden was picked because he would surely lose to Trump, WHO THE DUOPOLY REALLY WANT!

Or did we already give up on this narrative?

I can't keep track when we go through them faster then I can dirty my underwear. (Which is really fast!)

Posted by: NemesisCalling | Sep 3 2020 2:18 utc | 203

Jackrabbit | Sep 3 2020 1:26 utc | 202

Cornel West is supporting Biden. He bullshits about why Biden is not sufficient for change ... but he's still supporting the lesser evil scam that keeps the duopoly in power.

I'm very concerned that the people's party movement is just a new interation of Our Revolution, the organization that Sanders founded after the 2016 election. Democratic Party operatives (like Sanders) create numerous bullshit organizations and astro-turfed Movements to keep the people off-balance. This is how they squash change. And this is why everyone with half-a-brain hates them.

It's certainly a bad sign that this "new" party already are such starf*ckers that they're including big-name Demshills. It's like they're pre-emptively selling out.

Truly new parties could arise only organically out of real social-cultural movements, led only by those who have risen naturally from that grassroots. Prefab pre-chewed confections which try to enlist the pre-existing usual suspects of the "alternative" establishment never will accomplish anything but to continue to disappoint and demoralize those who want real alternatives. That is, where they're not deliberate gatekeepers and sheep-herders for the Democrat Party.

Posted by: Russ | Sep 3 2020 6:11 utc | 204

Nemesis: pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

Obama proved that even a "CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN" Presidential candidate actually works for the Deep State/power-elite.

Sanders, Hillary's friend of 25 years, proved to be a 'sheepdog' and Bernie fooled lots of progressive-minded young people with a futile quest to take over/remake the Democratic Party that many critics said would be futile.

Trump is the Republican Obama, a faux populist con artist. As the flip side of Obama, Trump persona is full of pretended heartfelt patriotism instead of Obama's cerebral inclusiveness. But otherwise the scam is the same.

It's not a narrative Nemesis, it's reality.

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Posted by: Jackrabbit | Sep 3 2020 6:14 utc | 205

Good to see you, Russ!

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Posted by: Jackrabbit | Sep 3 2020 6:16 utc | 206

karlof1 @195

Exactly! But then wouldn't "All Lives Matter"?

How could anyone be opposed to all lives mattering?

Posted by: William Gruff | Sep 3 2020 0:46 utc | 200

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Perhaps if you ask again he'll bother to answer that simple question.

My guess is he'll continue to ignore or reply with a question dodging nonanswer

Posted by: Contra-Conspiraloon | Sep 3 2020 7:55 utc | 207

Jackrabbit | Sep 3 2020 6:16 utc | 206

Thanks! and same to you.

Posted by: Russ | Sep 3 2020 10:28 utc | 208

Perhaps all the ignored, nevertheless continual attempts by caca-constipation to troll MoA posters will reveal the last nym ca-ca used around here. The way ca-ca spews out a twisted & derogatorily deceitful 'history' of moa posts, a history which far precedes any ca-ca 'deposits'.

The reason why 'all lives' -ie the whitefellas killed by 'law enforcement' isn't the priority that black lives is is so well known the 'all' spiel indicates Y.A. (yet another) white supremacist is simple. On a per capita basis, the ratio of african americans butchered by these so-called 'law enforcement officers' exceeds whitefellas killed by murderous cops. Nobody is saying whitefellas don't matter but they are saying ir you're a blackfella the odds of some idjit ersatz law enforcement officer are much greater. eg

"Under their models, they found that roughly 1-in-1,000 black boys and men will be killed by police in their lifetime. For white boys and men, the rate is 39 out of 100,000."

Posted by: Debsisdead | Sep 3 2020 10:29 utc | 209

Under their models, they found that roughly 1-in-1,000 black boys and men will be killed by police in their lifetime. For white boys and men, the rate is 39 out of 100,000."


Posted by: Debsisdead | Sep 3 2020 10:29 utc | 209

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This statistic is meaningless unless one knows exactly how many of those "1-in-1000 black boys" are armed with a weapon and or in the process of committing crime, reacting violently, violently resisting, at the time of their deaths.

And Deb's comments are proof of Griff's earlier assertion that to even try and discuss the issue leads hysterics like Deb's to start foaming at the mouth.

Posted by: Contra-Conspiraloon | Sep 3 2020 10:35 utc | 210

In fact it's impossible to bring any clarity at all to the issue unless one is prepared to openly discuss differences in crime and levels of violence, broken down by race, (or colour, if one is going to be unreasonable about using the word "race")

Posted by: Contra-Conspiraloon | Sep 3 2020 10:38 utc | 211

By keeping the focus on "race", which they also like to claim doesn't exist, people like Deb's are helping the corporate and ultra-elite rich keep people divided.

By demonstrating that the BLM/"AntiFa/Media/Corporate narrative is most likely false, thatWhite's and Black's are at the very least equally at danger of death by cop, the conversation could move forward to the wider issue of how cops in the US behave toward the US citizens in general, particularly toward the poorer ones of all races (or skin colour if one prefers).

Insistence on a very narrow bound for "acceptable" areas of discussion, like several here are repeatedly and irrationally doing, plays directly into the hands of the media-manipulators, and their owners the corporations and ultra-elite rich.

Posted by: Contra-Conspiraloon | Sep 3 2020 10:57 utc | 212

https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/nojusticenopeace

Posted by: Mark2 | Sep 3 2020 11:32 utc | 213

Debsisdead @209:

See my post William Gruff @175

Your post exemplified the irrationality and hysterical emotionalism that I was talking about.

"They were speaking in tongues! What else could cause that but witchcraft?!?!" --Somewhere in Massachusetts, 1693.

And here's the proof of your irrationality: Merely asking if there is any possible factor involved in the higher rate of shootings of Black Americans by cops other than the cops being racist is itself racist in your opinion (I don't want to force you to lie, so no need to post denying that).

The chances of being hit by a car while crossing the street are much higher for Black Americans than non-Blacks. Your irrationally vacuous and hysterically emotional response would be to claim that motorists were all racists, and that while they would stop for a white person they just nonchalantly drive over Black people.

In truth there are many factors that contribute to the higher rate of lethal force used by law enforcement against Black Americans which have nothing to do with the officers involved being racist.

One factor that the hysterical racialism crowd never responds to is the fact that Black Americans are sixteen times as likely to commit violent crimes, homicide in particular. The much hated FBI Table 43 lays the facts out with painful clarity:

Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter
white: 4188
Black: 5025

Total population
white: 243,832,540
Black: 45,109,521

You're the one who mentioned "per capita", so I trust you can do the math. You shouldn't even have to break out the calculator, though, since Black Americans commit more murder even in absolute numbers despite being a fraction of the population.

Note that I chose homicide here in order to preemptively shut up your hysterical reply that Black neighborhoods are "over-policed" and that's why there are more perpetrators found who are Black. All homicides are investigated in the US regardless of the race of the assailant. Despite what you may want to believe, white people in American cannot commit homicide and have that crime ignored. Snort cocaine in the corporate boardroom and get away with it? Sure, but all homicides have to be accounted for.

After churning through the math it turns out that you are more than sixteen times as likely to be attacked by the next Black man you cross paths with on an American street as you are by the next white man. America has a massive violence problem, but this problem is particularly acute, to put it mildly, in America's Black communities.

Could this tendency among Black Americans to employ violence to resolve issues have anything to do with them being shot by police officers at a higher rate? Of course it does, and it is also the reason why Black communities are "over-policed" in the first place, which increases the rate of encounters with police. These two factors alone account for most of the higher rate of shootings of Black Americans by law enforcement.

But even acknowledging that there is a higher rate of violence in America's Black communities is itself racist in your opinion (again, don't deny it as I don't want you to have to lie). Simply acknowledging scientific data has become racist for you.

The facts have to be taken into account for a solution to be developed that has any hope of success. This is why trying to explain the problem away with "It's the white supremacists!" is doomed to fail at solving anything. That is an emotionally-driven and fact-freed response. To arrive at a solution we must instead examine why there is more violence in Black communities. Doing that is verboten, though, because it will reveal that the violence arises from poverty and life insecurity, both of which trace directly back to the economics of capitalism... and, by the way, are seen in impoverished white communities as well.

Posted by: William Gruff | Sep 3 2020 11:58 utc | 214

Debsisdead @209

Additional points need to be considered in this hysterical rejection of the idea of all lives mattering. First is the obvious fact that to resolve problems of racism common ground must be found between the "races". Black Americans and the American "deplorables" ("white supremacists" in Deb's view) must be on the same side of issues that they have material interests in, and build more commonality from there.

That "common material interests" part above is crucial. The white middle class who are currently giving their opposition to racism the hard sell do not share any material common interests with the Black Americans who are suffering in the US today. Those petite bourgeois as VK calls them voice opposition to what they perceive as racism strictly on moral, which is to say empty, grounds. Ultimately their anti-racism can be nothing more than virtue signalling and a pointless effort to demonstrate their own moral superiority. Their opposition to racism is nothing more than a gift that they are generously offering to unfortunate Black people from their position of moral and material superiority. That gift is patronizing and condescending. The anti-racism of the white middle class is thus the ultimate expression of "white supremacy". Black Americans don't need your hand to get up. They just need capitalism's Iron Heel off their neck.

But the white middle class will never go that far in their casual hobby of pretending to oppose racism. Ending capitalism would end their privileged roles in society as the officer corps and ideological bulwarks for the elites. Indeed, sowing division in the working class is part of their duty to the elites, which is precisely why they insist that only Black lives matter.

Posted by: William Gruff | Sep 3 2020 13:00 utc | 215

According to Gruff's FBI Table 43 link:


Where the race/skin-colour of a known murderer is recorded

Black-Americans/African-Americans, who make up a mere 13% of the total US population, committed slightly more than 54% of all such murders in the US in 2018.

That means that non-Black Americans, the remainder, combining all other "races"/skin-colours (White + Hispanic + NativeAmerican + Asian + Samoan etc etc) committed slightly more than 45% of all murders where the race/skin-colour of a known murderer is recorded. That's a difference of a whopping 10%.

For all other races/skin-colours combined.

Again to repeat: a racial/skin-colour group composing a mere 13% of the population commits almost 55% of the murders. That group is more than 4 times over-represented in those numbers.

To pretend that 4 times over-representation has no significance, and cannot be mentioned, in a debate about police lethality, is simply dishonest and/or deranged

Posted by: Cpnyra-Conspiraloon | Sep 3 2020 13:07 utc | 216

Posted by: Cpnyra-Conspiraloon | Sep 3 2020 13:07 utc | 216

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Posted by: Contra-Conspiraloon | Sep 3 2020 13:07 utc | 216

Damn "Smart"-phone keyboards.

Posted by: Contra-Conspiraloon | Sep 3 2020 13:17 utc | 217

The Confusion about BLM

  • The term "Black Lives Matter" is used to smear the Movement as racist and hypocritical.

    When one understands the history and purpose of the organization, this smearing is clear. "Black Lives Matter" is not meant to meant ONLY Black Lives Matter, it is meant to mean Black Lives Matter too.

  • It's true that Black communities have more crime. Black communities are also much poorer: on average, black households have about 1/8 the wealth of White households.

    What this means in practice is that the police treat EVERY Black man as a suspect. And Black Lives are often viewed by police and society as not having as much value as White Lives (economically and socially).

  • Black Lives Matter started because of a series of interactions between nonviolent black suspects and police which ended in the black suspect dead.

    BLM aims to stop institutional racism, especially in policing. That is their mission.

  • A large part of the ongoing violence - many would say most, some might say ALL - is from Antifa, not BLM. But the MSM makes little distinction between who causes the violence. In this way, Antifa - knowingly or unknowingly - helps the government to squash dissent.

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Posted by: Jackrabbit | Sep 3 2020 13:36 utc | 218

"The term "Black Lives Matter" is used to smear the Movement as racist and hypocritical."

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And yet that's the name they themselves chose. Perhaps some other name might have been a better choice, if they wanted to avoid people drawing attention to the racism inherent in their name-choice.

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"A large part of the ongoing violence - many would say most, some might say ALL - is from Antifa, not BLM. But the MSM makes little distinction between who causes the violence. In this way, Antifa - knowingly or unknowingly - helps the government to squash dissent.

When making a claim like that you really should make some attempt to provide some verifiable proof. Otherwise people might just simply dismiss you entirely as a partisan, and therefore untrustworthy, Dem party operative, here only to spread recent Dem party talking-points.

Just sayin'

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"When one understands the history and purpose of the organization, this smearing is clear. "Black Lives Matter" is not meant to meant ONLY Black Lives Matter, it is meant to mean Black Lives Matter too."

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That claim sounds wonderful until one remembers that ain't how it works in practice.


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"BLM aims to stop institutional racism, especially in policing. That is their mission"

Well up until very recently their "Who we are" page claimed a major aim of BLM was to dismantle "cis-gender oppression", "hetero-normativity" and "the nuclear family".

I seriously doubt the average Black American gives a damn about any of those things.

The "Who we are" page got scrubbed after too much attention was brought to what it contained.

So who knows how trustworthy their claims about themselves really are?


Posted by: Contra-Conspiraloon | Sep 3 2020 14:02 utc | 219

So just ban the guns, defund the police, then you can all live as equals. equal
Jobs, equal pay, equal respect.
Personaly I think racists are inferior.

Posted by: Mark2 | Sep 3 2020 14:15 utc | 220

Mark2 @220

Equal servitude to the corporate elites is unlikely to be very satisfying.

Posted by: William Gruff | Sep 3 2020 15:09 utc | 221

@ William Gruff 193
Well Sir we all have our perspectives do we not? My perspective is far removed from American soil. Living in a rather peaceful northern European nation, very wealthy, and full of do-gooders always trying to tell others what to do, I certainly also have an opinion.
I am certain that there are millions of very nice and good Americans, but if they are intent of ruining their own country, either by vote or other means, I have got no means to stop that.
The nation I live in, did not get its extraordinary prosperity and wealth by fighting and neither did our equally prosperous neighbors, Denmark, Norway and Finland.
See how we got to where we are, peace my friend.

Posted by: Den lille Abe | Sep 3 2020 15:16 utc | 222

Race is a colloquial term for evolutionary lineage. Populations that have faced changing conditions due to migration out of tropical climates to challenging colder climates as well as the changing social conditions such as living in large settlements where (until recently) the violent were removed from society are inevitably going to have different characteristics. You don’t even have to march for science to understand this.

Posted by: Kevin | Sep 3 2020 15:28 utc | 223

Personaly I think racists are inferior.

Posted by: Mark2 | Sep 3 2020 14:15 utc | 220

Mark2 @220

Equal servitude to the corporate elites is unlikely to be very satisfying.

Posted by: William Gruff | Sep 3 2020 15:09 utc | 221


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I suspect, WG, that Mark2 counteracts the soulessness of his corporate servitude by generating a little Dopamine hit for himself when he makes a contribution, like the one @122, toward fulfilling his mandatory daily public virtue-signalling quota.

Posted by: Conta-Conspiraloon | Sep 3 2020 15:46 utc | 224

"I see no sign that Trump will sincerely contest the election should the vote be clearly against him."

Lots of equivocation here. Trump will insincerely contest the election should the vote be apparently against him?

Trump has already predicted a "stolen" election just as clearly as Biden's team. Why you worry more about the latter baffles me. I don't want Biden's Presidency. If he loses, I'll be relieved, but if he wins, I'll also be relieved. Trump is an empty vessel, but four more years of Pompeo is easily as perilous as four years of Harris or whoever rules from behind Biden's throne.

Posted by: Martin Brock | Sep 3 2020 16:49 utc | 225

I think the article should be focused on the picture of Biden speaking in front of just 6 (there's that # again) people. Of which all seem to be press. can Biden draw flies? We're obviously in for a spectacular show in November. Saddle up, and hold on.

Posted by: joetv | Sep 3 2020 16:59 utc | 226

What are the Dem's up too? I said it months ago that we can expect Biden to be declared unfit in October, and this will open the door to the supreme witch H. Clinton or even Michael Obama to be inserted. Unprecedented, yes. Illegal? Who knows. Emergencies (shit) happen. as planned.

Posted by: joseph vona | Sep 3 2020 17:06 utc | 227


this will open the door to the supreme witch H. Clinton or even Michael Obama to be inserted.


Posted by: joseph vona | Sep 3 2020 17:06 utc | 227

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Michael Obama.

That's almost as funny as this is:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x66c16e

Posted by: Contra-Conspiraloon | Sep 3 2020 17:26 utc | 228

"continual attempts by caca-constipation to troll MoA posters will reveal the last nym ca-ca used around here"
Posted by: Debsisdead | Sep 3 2020 10:29 utc | 209
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New resident Troll Contary-loon = obnoxious douche-bag.

Fortunately it's incredibly easy to spot shitbags posts in the first sentence and skip the entire trolls posts.
I read none of its drivel, Its only function is to troll and shit all over this site. Not even a hint of original authentic thought.

Posted by: CitizenX | Sep 3 2020 17:51 utc | 229

"So it’s a Duopoly. Yes.
Voting for one or the other will make no difference. Yes.
Voting for a third party will chainge nothing.
We are much further down the dictatorship road for that. Much further than the most enlightened here realise."
Posted by: Mark2 | Sep 2 2020 19:18 utc | 167
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Agreed, 3rd "party" is more of a pipe dream than anything resembling reality.

One would hope the DNC would have gotten their act together and shifted their positions- but the DNC does everything they can to destroy ANY progressive ideas, Obummer spoke within the last year about how the DNC should NOT embrace anything too progressive or "radical".

Only future I see is more established Fascist/Tyranny leading directly to Civil War, then Revolution if there is anything left...

Posted by: CitizenX | Sep 3 2020 18:00 utc | 230

CitizenX @. 230
Regarding conspirial loon @ here there and everywhere
Just a bad smell. I smell fear (justified) ha ha. The arguments and disruptive tactics he uses are about two years out of date ! My times to valuable to be dealing with it.
Thanks CitizenX for your always valuable and sane contributions.
I agree things will get worse before they get better.
We will very quickly watch the de-unification of the states and the sooner
the better for all.
We need a united effective oppression on the streets. No devide and rule, solidarity based on love and respect. Cheer’s

Posted by: Mark2 | Sep 3 2020 18:39 utc | 231

Typo my @ 231
We need a united effective operssion on the streets

Posted by: Mark2 | Sep 3 2020 18:56 utc | 232

- IF Biden wins then he will be replaced very soon by his running mate called Kamela Harris.

Posted by: Willy2 | Sep 3 2020 19:31 utc | 233

A third party would inherit a monstrous can of worms plus the rulers would continue to do everything in their formidable power to destroy it the minute it took office.

Posted by: arby | Sep 3 2020 20:04 utc | 234

Just so Arby 234
Any perceived political threat would be nutralised. Any threat to there arms industry / looting of the rest of the world, and increasing oppression of American citizens.
They have vast resources to do that, financial, media manopoly plus a brutalised inforcement army of thugs in uniform.
So why are they so scared ?
There scared of the truth.
Scared of the rest of the world, for obveous reasons.
Scared of the numbers involved re American citizens, beginning to wise up to the sheer waist of human and financial resources.
For all there ‘apparent strength’ they know their about to fall.
Better this is done from within. As it’s harder to nuke the opposition !

Posted by: Mark2 | Sep 3 2020 20:44 utc | 235

Posted by: William Gruff | Sep 2 2020 20:43 utc | 175

Thanks for your observations and insight. I am well aware that the media downplay or exaggerate crowd sizes to fit their chosen narratives, but I didn't imagine that this included right-wing protesters (notwithstanding that it seemed obvious to me that Fox et al., were exaggerating BLM vandalism - my bad). While it's somewhat comforting to think that the number of hooligans on both sides is smaller than advertised, none of the current histrionics are of much help in dealing with the very real problems of racial discrimination and police non-accountability, both of which are exacerbated by the rich/poor divide. Eliminating qualified immunity would be a big step in the right direction.

Posted by: farm ecologist | Sep 4 2020 1:06 utc | 236

Posted by: Kevin | Sep 3 2020 15:28 utc | 223

re. Race is a colloquial term for evolutionary lineage.

What a sick, twisted sentiment. You make me puke.

Posted by: farm ecologist | Sep 4 2020 1:20 utc | 237

But then wouldn't "All Lives Matter"?

How could anyone be opposed to all lives mattering?

Posted by: William Gruff | Sep 3 2020 0:46 utc | 200

The meaning of "Black lives matter" is to oppose the idea seemingly held by many that black lives don't matter. It in no way contradicts the sentiment that white lives matter or the one that all lives matter.

You seem to be a pretty smart guy otherwise, and I think you're being willfully obtuse here...

Posted by: farm ecologist | Sep 4 2020 1:39 utc | 238

@vk & @jackrabbit

Race is not invalid at all but actual observable physical realities.

The more you push this lie, the more people will turn again you.

It's as simple as that, corporate elites, government or not, denying reality makes every authority sounds wack, same for the transgender shit.

But fine, keep pushing that lie, make you people easier to combat.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 4 2020 4:58 utc | 239

The meaning of "Black lives matter" is to oppose the idea seemingly held by many that black lives don't matter. It in no way contradicts the sentiment that white lives matter or the one that all lives matter.

You seem to be a pretty smart guy otherwise, and I think you're being willfully obtuse here...

Posted by: farm ecologist | Sep 4 2020 1:39 utc | 238

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On what evidence do you base the claim that "black lives don't matter" is an idea seemingly held by many ?

And who are these "many" that seemingly hold this idea?

Posted by: Contra-Conspiraloon | Sep 4 2020 6:22 utc | 240

"It in no way contradicts the sentiment that white lives matter or the one that all lives matter."


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In the hands of a skillful indoctrinator, the average target not only thinks what the indoctrinator wants him to think... but is altogether positive that he has arrived at his position by independent intellectual exertion

Posted by: Contra-Conspiraloon | Sep 4 2020 7:13 utc | 241

If anyone shouts to you BLACK LIVES MATTER.

Shout back to them WHITE LIVES MATTER (if you are white) and YELLOW LIVES MATTER (if you are yellow) and RED LIVES MATTER (if you are red).

If they say they don't mean white, yellow, red lives don't matter, just say you saying WHITE LIVES MATTER, YELLOW LIVES MATTER and/or RED LIVES MATTER doesn't mean you mean BLACK LIVES DON'T MATTER.

Play that game back at them.

And no, ALL LIVES MATTER is the pussy move. Protect your own.
BLACK LIVES MATTER has the same flaw of feminism, it means exactly what it sounds like.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 5 2020 3:54 utc | 242

When we had our primary here in Wisconsin, many ballots weren't counted because the Post Office here misplaced entire big sacks of ballots. And I really don't think it was any kind of political chicanery, I think it was just the PO not being up to the task of processing all those mail-in ballots. Fortunately, my vote was counted because I got my mail-in ballot early. But after learning about this, I don't think I'll be doing any more voting by mail. I'll just early note at City Hall as I usually do, which shouldn't be a problem pandemic-wise now that face-mask wearing is so widely mandated and accepted. (I regard being anti-mask as a primary and unmistakable sign of being a hopeless moron.) Also, I'm sure the City Clerk's office will have plenty of hand-sanitizer ready to go. I'm less keen on voting on Election Day because so many poll-workers are elderly, and being over 80 is a very high risk-factor for the virus.

Posted by: Mr. Nobody | Sep 9 2020 18:06 utc | 243

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