Friday, December 15, 2017

'Tooontime: Not Yet!

credit: Wolverton
The margin of victory in Alabama was unsurprisingly low*, even against an opponent tarred with being a racist pedophile and having a history of segregationism.  The truth is that the Deep South is unreconstructed, and the narcissistic demagogue in power knows how to manipulate the hatreds of white supremacists for political gain: this poor example of a latter day Gov. George Wallace was actually endorsed by the President! That sad fact shows how desperately he needs votes in the Senate for a win on the tax gift to the plutocracy.  Or could his support for Judge Roy Moore be for less cynical reasons? You decide.

credit: M. Streeter, Savannah Morning News
BC Idonawana sez; No little girls sit on his lap!

*He got nearly three-fourths, 72 percent, of the white male vote and nearly two-thirds, 63 percent, of the white female vote. This is what former Times foreign correspondent Chris Hedges says about the nation's political predicament: "The problem is capitalism. And this is the beast we are called to fight and slay. Until that is done, nothing of substance will change…To reduce the political debate, as [Bernie] Sanders and others are doing, to political personalities is political infantilism. We have undergone a corporate coup. [italics added] Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will not reverse this coup. They, like Barack Obama, know where the centers of power lie. They serve these centers of power."