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My Generation One Last Scream on the Way Out


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Sheryl
- 641 days ago - counterpunch.org
Our presidential election is nothing more than a lovers spat between plutocrats who attend each others weddings. The one slight shot we had at changing things, Sanders has died the death of a thousand paper cuts at the hands of the Capeharts of this world



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Sheryl G (363)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 4:09 am
Capehart - mentioned in article:

And Jonathan Capehart, the simpering mediocrity who tried to peddle that bullshit about Bernie Sanders—remember his soon-discredited expose that that “it wasn’t really Sanders” in photos of a ‘60s civil rights demonstration?

What a creepy piece of Clintonesque disinformation; what an ugly, small-minded use of precious air-time: imagine spending your energy, as a black journalist in 2016, trying to smear the only candidate with any history of civil-rights activism.

Why didn’t MSNBC Dan-Rather this guy when his poorly-sourced story was proven a lie?
 

Animae C (514)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 4:35 am
"today’s headlines are drivel, composed by kiss-ass pseudo-journalists in thrall to boring power-figures."
How i love this statement!!!

"...a country suffocating on its own riches could no longer tolerate the starvation of the poor. That the lower-class white kids I grew up with, and the black ghetto kids I did not, and the Native American sons of great lost tribes, weren’t dying in Vietnam “for nothing”: no, much worse! They were dying so that the patrons of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party could enrich themselves even further."

"Chelsea Clinton’s wedding cost $3,000,000– while the single mothers whose pitiful lifeline was cut off by Bill Clinton turn tricks behind dumpsters to feed their kids."

WOW
W.T.G. John Eskow, i really like this guy!!!
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 5:01 am
It's quite telling, and alarming how divorced from everyday ordinary reality some of these characters really are. . . and YET, they claim to speak for the hard working citizens. . .

*EYEROLL*
 

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 5:58 am
Your comment following Darren's only proved Darren's point.

Thank you AniMae for pointing out and highlighting what the author was aiming for. Seems some people are in such a tunnel vision they can't see the forest for the trees.
 

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 6:59 am
For your information.
Harvard Study Ranks USA Worst In West For Fair Elections

U.S. elections scored lower than Argentina, South Africa, Tunisia, and Rwanda — and strikingly lower than even Brazil.....and we know how well those Countries are doing - not.
 

Donna T (0)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 7:11 am
thank you
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 8:48 am
. . . and to add to your observations, Dandelion, all those countries have been hurt by U.S intervention, directly, or indirectly.
 

Dawnie W (250)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 9:07 am
❤️:-))❤️Noted.❤️
❤️ Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕
 

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 9:20 am
Very true, our elections or lack thereof "fair" elections has cast a long shadow over the rest of the world.

Is why it is so important that the American citizen to begin to educate themselves as to what is going on within the system. Some hard questions some real knowledge must be gained and then real action needs to be taken in every State, city and hamlet in this Country.

We must depend that others become aware of their own Country and what is going on as this cancer has indeed spread. Rightly or wrongly however, it is the major economic and military might of the USA that will impact the other Countries so we must depend even on non USA citizens to bring awareness to what takes place - it also helps their Country by doing so.

If we have unfair elections then we are never going to get the people in the government that is needed to stop the corruption and the corporate takeover, that is destroying our environments includes animals and their habitats, as well as protecting the human rights to the most basic of rights of clean water and to life itself. A freedom of people to make their own destiny rather than only what the Corporate wants for them even if that destroys the very human existence along the way.

This article should raised all sorts of red flag - should be viewed with urgency - however it seems to be lost on some.
 

Sheila D (194)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 12:51 pm
Alternating between depression and anger about our election process and am so on the fence about voting for Clinton. Do understand that I can't allow Trump to become President...but Clinton isn't any better, just different. Won't vote for her just because she's female. For some reason I believe that Bernie was our Last Shot at change...doubt very much that we will ever become a Democracy again. Thus my sadness.
 

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 12:55 pm
I have to hope it's darkest before the dawn.

I will not support either Corporate Candidate - my vote is to BUILD UP a Party by voting THE GREEN PARTY
 

Mandi T (392)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 1:06 pm
TY Sheryl
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 1:18 pm
Reshared article and am in sympathy with you and as well in support.
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 1:23 pm
Agree with Darren's comments. Thanks Dandelion
 

Birgit W (160)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 4:37 pm
Excellent article. Thank you very much for sharing Dandelion.
 

Donna G (42)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 5:05 pm
I have a theory as to why Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton. If you watched the endorsement speech, you know that Bernie said a lot more than "I endorse Hillary Clinton." He made it a point to bring up each and every issue that he has campaigned on which he knows Hillary has not supported or has flipped and flopped. You could tell by his body language that he was angry. What did Hillary do? She sat there grimly and gave her nods.

His campaign is not over and won't be until after the convention. He wants all of his supporters to contact the superdelegates in our respective states to tell them that they should vote for Bernie Sanders for President.

The young man in this video explains it: https://youtu.be/Z-4NdhxfOLE

 

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 5:21 pm
Well Bernie Sanders is doing all he can from the position he is in. However I'll still not vote for Hillary. I'm at the point of "show me Democrats" I'm tired of the promised Hope and Change and still see no change so I've lost hope with the Dem's. Yes, some can be pinned on the Republicans but not all, there were things that the Dem's could of done and didn't that tells me they are clearly in the pocket of the Corporate, minus a few of them. I did listen to the video, he put some thought into it.
 

Roslyn M (44)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 5:39 pm
Noted.
 

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 6:00 pm
Thanks Dandelion
 

Julie W (32)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 6:08 pm
Oh, I really like this guy! Good to see he still has fire in the belly. Hey, 66 years old? You still have many years left to write and stir people up. I wish I had that talent, but at nearly 79 I do what I can and stay involved.

I just got a green star, so things must be starting to improve!
 

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 6:17 pm
Well you have spunk as well Julie....appears a lot of us still have a bit of fire.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 6:51 pm
"...here’s looking at you, Hillary Clinton, Reince Priebus,, Tim Kaine, Mike Pence: the spiritual weakness burns right through your pancake make-up..."

Ha! I love it!

"And of course Chris Matthews, still faux-elfin at 71, his hair-dye nearly as bad as Trump’s, who constantly talks just to be saying things, many of which literally don’t make any sense at all—“we’re getting this news fresh off the barrel!” The King of False Equivalence, a man well-paid to play a reasonable Democrat on TV..."

Yep! I've been a honorary member for years of the "Chris Matthews Lost His Marbles" club.

"They say one good thing about getting old is you can speak your mind more freely. I really hope that’s true, Because my generation still has a right, and a duty to speak—no, to scream. Now more than ever. Now louder than ever."

It's true. Go, Johnny, Go!

 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 7:57 pm
Noted. thanks, Dandelion.
Great article! Yes, we're not getting older, we're getting much better. Excellent analysis of the msnbc crowd.
And, I have read some articles by 'seniors' who have been arrested while protesting who state that they are no longer afraid of arrest.......they feel like they have nothing to lose. Now, that's real freedom. Something to look forward to for me......in a very few years.....think I'll start now.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 11:03 pm
Janet R. in case it escaped you, America is a free country, based on conditions. The number one condition is you have cash in your pocket. If you don't, you're severely restricted.

Interesting about how many butterfly credits are awarded to help Animals. So, how many animals are killed in the cross-fire of U.S. invasions, worldwide. . .?
 

Julie W (32)
Monday July 18, 2016, 1:42 am
Nyack and Janet, no-one is saying you shouldn't be here, you have every right. But, like Dandelion, I guess I sometimes wonder why? If animals are your main interest, why bother reading the other articles? There are certain sites, , eg' Natural News' that I avoid because I know I will disagree with the posters there. Just too much right wing hate and aggression. Life is too short to bother arguing with such people.
 

Winn A (179)
Monday July 18, 2016, 6:46 am
Thanks Sheryl - I'm going to do what I can to make sure the republicans are defeated in every election come this November.
 

Winn A (179)
Monday July 18, 2016, 6:48 am
With all the carnage and bloodshed going on in the world I feel like I'm living through the '60's all over again and I have to monitor my intake of news events and do what I can where I can to help those in need, animals and people and my community.
 

Sheryl G (363)
Monday July 18, 2016, 8:15 am
That appears to be YOUR conjecture Nyack. I'm so glad you can read minds.

You know people in support of political issues are also animal lovers too, they tend to realize that who sits in seats of power will have an impact positive or negative towards many issues, includes animals.

I'm not sure why Nyack takes so much time away from the animals as she has stated in several places she isn't even voting. So why does she keep coming onto these threads.

As for Janet, you come on this thread and immediately attack the poster, you either have something to say on the story or you don't. You appear to be the sheepdog here for Nyack. You can certainly vote for the Candidate of your choice no one has said you can't on this thread.

 

Sheryl G (363)
Monday July 18, 2016, 8:17 am
True Winn - people forget I think how violent the 60's were but there was a lot of love as well and progress in some important areas. I guess when there are growing pains within a society that it isn't always pleasant.
 

Julie W (32)
Monday July 18, 2016, 5:39 pm
"To move forward, sometimes you first have to take a step back. Perhaps things are falling apart, so that we can put them back together in ways we've never dreamed of." I don't know who said this, but I feel it is close to the truth.

 

Sheryl G (363)
Monday July 18, 2016, 5:59 pm
Very true, when things are broken we can fix it, and fix it to be better. I'm hopeful at least now enough people are finally speaking out that they are tired of this and are getting more and more involved in stepping up to do something about it.
 

Julie W (32)
Tuesday July 19, 2016, 1:57 am
I've received a few green stars, but can't send them. Clicking on the star takes me to the profile, and won't move on from there, Maybe my computer?
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday July 19, 2016, 2:46 am
No, this is still CARE2.

You cannot send stars to any individual WITHIN a news article. However, if you receive an e-mail/message notification within your inbox, you CAN send that person a star from there.

Anyone in CARE2 bothered by this basic fundamental issue causing everyone headache. . . ?
 

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday July 19, 2016, 5:36 am
I was able today for first time enter the Feedback and Suggestions group and made mention that I can not send a green star off the news thread. I'm also not receiving any butterflies for comments as the block is on solid green all the time with no number. I'll still comment, I know some don't if they don't get a butterfly as we never had butterflies when I first started to use this site, but if it's offered it should work.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday July 19, 2016, 8:41 am
Totally agree. . . I guess I should try and reapply to join Feedback and Suggestions. . .
 

SuSanne P (193)
Tuesday July 19, 2016, 10:45 am
I read Blake’s “London” fifty years ago, and I came to believe that his truths were so self-evident–to coin a phrase–that my generation would act on them. It wasn’t just William Blake; it was Lenny Bruce, it was the “naked lunch” of William Burroughs, it was there uncoded in the lyrics of the Beatles and the Stones. They were all screaming out versions of the same message—that a country suffocating on its own riches could no longer tolerate the starvation of the poor. That the lower-class white kids I grew up with, and the black ghetto kids I did not, and the Native American sons of great lost tribes, weren’t dying in Viet Nam “for nothing”: no, much worse! They were dying so that the patrons of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party could enrich themselves even further.
 

SuSanne P (193)
Tuesday July 19, 2016, 10:48 am
"They say one good thing about getting old is you can speak your mind more freely. I really hope that’s true, Because my generation still has a right, and a duty to speak—no, to scream. Now more than ever. Now louder than ever."
Thank you Dandelion. Of course you know the only reason I like this is because you do :) :) :) Shared on FB.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday July 20, 2016, 12:41 am
Yes. . . the older SOME get, they lose some of their vanity and egoism, and so, just speak from their essential selves, with their compassion for others.

This is why Bernie Sanders and Dr Jill Stein and Noam Chomsky (my personal favorites) ALWAYS make more sense than some wannabe right-winger whining away like a poor stuck record.
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday July 20, 2016, 2:07 am
I don't see anyway to fix the broken US democracy,but a good start wouild be to get rid of "Citizens United".If the 1% can buy an election it sure ain't a democracy.
 

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday July 20, 2016, 3:48 am
Bernie Sanders said Citizens United was going to be a priority for him if he'd been elected into Office of the President. I highly doubt with the Billionaire Trump and the highly paid speaker Hillary by the Corporate will she do it either.
 

M B (62)
Thursday July 21, 2016, 10:39 am
'If you reap what you sow', then why do you (most likely) get that doughnut; oops, Donald ?? Saw him on the news - it's sickening!
TY Sheryl for posting
 

Inge B (202)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 12:19 am
LOVE, PEACE and HAPPINESS.
 
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