Misleading. Senate Dems passed a dogshit pie-in-the-sky bill with no funding mechanism. Assembly Dems told Senate Dems to figure out how to pay for this.
More evidence of the Democrats lack of care for the people they constantly appeal to. It's time to either cast off their corpse or try to cut out the rot from the inside, and I'm excited about neither: so many people are sold by their "progressive" agenda that I doubt the American left will see the light of day for another fifty years.
I thought the single payer bill passed the CA senate but they didn't pass any measure to fund it?
Solution: run Socialist candidates on the Republican ticket.
I'm not exactly sure why I'm upvoting this, but I am and I don't regret it.
I hated the split the vote argument so much. Like, I don't owe you my loyalty. If you're looking for someone to blame, blame the millions of people who voted for Trump.
I disagree, blaming the rich is exactly the wrong tactic to take with republicans. It's class warfare, there's a great quote I'm too lazy to source that "Americans will never accept socialism because they don't see themselves as poor, but temporarily embarrassed millionaires. The right will never be in favor of an even playing field because they have this idea that wealth is distributed by merit and therefore even if they're not doing well they're better than the poor black people in cities mooching welfare.
You could run a secret socialist candidate as a Republican but you'd have to do it by engaging the elderly alone (which is the vast majority of their base anyway). You never EVER call it socialism or socialist policies. You just reminisce about "the good old days" when people looked out for each other. When people asked not what one's country could do for them but what one could do for one's country. You slowly start inserting socialist policies tying them to the idea of looking out for the elderly because those fuckers will call you a commie if you talk about basic human rights but they'll burn the white house down if someone was about to take away Medicare. You have to introduce universal healthcare as something primarily for those who are juuuust shy of qualifying for medicare, then keep bumping it back until it covers everyone. You introduce policies that make companies in states with a heavy elderly population actually pay their taxes and have it go primarily at first towards things like landscaping or other shit old people love and definitely not on social programs. Then once the elderly states are in favor of tax reform make it a republican issue. You introduce wage caps for CEO's and such under the idea that Jesus said it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Basically socialism could work by tying everything either to "the good old days" when democratic socialism actually began with the great depression and FDR etc. or else by actually talking about Jesus' views on wealth inequality.
Politics is amazing in Britain at the moment. In a matter of weeks we have lurched from impending Tory majority to genuine socialism being popular and a majority supporting seizure of property. This year could be a turning point in British political history.
I agree. It's just a shame it's taken things like the Grenfell fire and terrorist attacks for some people to realise that the constant assault on public services and regulation is bad for society. That's not to take anything away from Jezza and the great campaign that was run by Labour.
14% say it would neither make the country worse nor better. 7% are unsure.
Keep the pressure up British comrades. We still have some cynics to win over.
It always does. Revolutionaries don't make revolutions. Capitalism does.
It's only "tasteless" if you think politics is a game and not something that actually ruins lives and kills people. People who say "don't politicize tragic events" are essentially saying "let these people die in vain and allow future tragedies to be perpetrated."
also worth noting some of the people 'politicising' this are the survivors and residents of similar towerblocks - Grenfell Tower residents storm Kensington Town Hall in angry protest over deadly fire - some of the people who were trying desperately to politicise the disaster before it happened literally died in it, Two women feared dead in Grenfell Tower tragedy were threatened with legal action - after raising...
The voices in the media claiming to speak for these people's memory and urging it's not 'politicised' can fuck right off.
Though I do worry people will see this as an inappropriate use of the tragedy, I agree that this is an important message to send: this was the fault of profiteering capitalists who did not care about the lives of the people who lived in that building.
Like this: https://imgur.com/a/zLme4
Funny part is even the fucking queen turned up, if "security reasons" were at all a concern the fucking royals wouldn't have been there.
I think the security concern is that the Queen had nothing to do with the shitty regulations that (most likely) caused the fire. Whereas Theresa May, as PM and member of the previous Tory government which refused to do anything about, does.
So, you can see why there are plenty of people there who'd happily give May a 'piece of their mind'.
not to mention she cut 10k jobs in firefighter department across the country.
corbyn tried to pass a law that would have prevented this last year, the conservatives basically condemned these people to die. i imagine they're all hiding in fear of the proletariat right now.
Those employees should've simply made the choice to be CEOs.
So, I'm a T-mobile employee. Have been for a few years, feel free to check out my comment history if you want. Basically, we're not being "denied raises". Normally, raises have been given for employees in July and management in February. The bean counters have decided to normalize it, and do all raises on the February schedule. So our scheduled raises are being delayed by about 8 months, but we're being given approximately $1000 worth of stock as compensation.
Obviously I can't speak for all my coworkers, some of them are less than thrilled, but honestly the thousand is more than the raise would earn me over the same time frame, so I'm not too bent out of shape about it.
To be fair, John Leger turned that company from the #4 US cell carrier to, arguably, #2.
And I'm sure he can get it to the #1 spot just as easily on his own too. After all, it's not like he needed anyone else's help to get it where it is today. He just picked himself up by the bootstraps and got to work.
Hey. He worked hard to get where he is, those employees are just lazy
Note: this is actual liberal ideology, not my own personal views
Edit: because of the slew of inbox mail telling me I don't know what I'm talking about (liberals vs conservatives) : Liberalism in most of the socialist and communist subs refers to democratic liberalism, which is both Republicans (conservatives) and Democrats (liberals)
Rojava fills me with hope for the future.
it really is bizarre that our society obsesses over the threat of isis but no one is paying attention that their capital is being invaded as we speak
we shouldn't put one american volunteer above all of the kurdish and arabic natives to the region just because we relate to him more and he has a funny twitter. what he did is brave, but sometimes i worry that we're putting a bit much emphasis on one man who self-admittedly had a pretty boring experience.
again: pisspig is a great guy who did a good thing, but he's just one guy.
We actually need to get one of these posts to /sub/all.
Subreddit of the Day on the date of the UK general election? Cultural Marxism confirmed!
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer
we'll keep the red flag flying here!
Ok.... what's it gonna be today
A healthy influx of new people generally interested in the philosophy and applications of socialism juxtaposed to the present-day material conditions of societies based on capitalist architecture, where productive conversations can be had to explain such tenets.
Alt-right trolls using this to concern-troll and slur spam the sub.
Sir, sir, are you aware of human nature?
did me up some photoshop on one of my favorite quotes. yes, it's been posted before on this sub, but they got his name wrong! and it looked bad!
a e s t h e t i c s will win the revolution
Einstein had an education and didn't work in a cotton field all his life. What a ridiculous thing to say
Aesthetics is the bait, the overwhelming necessity of communism is the hook
On the flipside I feel this way about famous artists who "happened" to have wealthy families/spouses. No shit you got good at painting/drawing/sculpting in a studio you never had to pay for.
Chuck Klosterman's book "But what if we're wrong?" Talks about this a bit. How Reagan screwed the economy but because it FELT like everyone was prosperous, regardless of whether they were or not, he's seen as the savior of the US. It's really weird how separated people's views of him are from his actual policies.
...Reagan screwed the economy but because it FELT like everyone all of us white people were prosperous, regardless of whether they white people were or not, he's seen as the savior of the US US whites. It's really weird how separated people's white people's views of him are from his actual policies.
White guy here, but I just wanted to observe that black Americans have no nostalgia or affection for Reagan. None. It's kind of remarkable, really. They absolutely did not buy into his shit. All his dog-whistling was a big part of that, of course.
Y'know it's bizarre, but years later the only reason people still like Reagan is because of his charisma. I remember growing up, going to history classes, you really didn't hear that much about Reagan other than negotiations with Gorbachev and his ultra-patriotic anti-communism. It's almost as if he hypnotized the nation.
One of his first stops as the candidate in 1980 was at neshoba. Neshoba is most known for the murder of 3 civil rights activists by the Klan, with the knowledge and compliance of law enforcement. He made a stop in nowhere Mississippi to give a speech about "states rights" and defending conservative ideals. This was his second stop after winning the candidacy. He wasn't as subtle as white people wanna believe.