a reply to: madmac5150
Heres the thing...
Pelosi is part of the machine, and happy to be. Shes fully corporatist, up to her eyeballs in money she did not actually work for, as well as
conflicts of interest pertaining to how that money was generated, and needs to be protested against, her life made difficult, needs to be pressured
out of office, and replaced with someone who is more similar to the regular people of her country, someone who has never had the option of doing
nothing at all, while earning millions of dollars. The governance of a nation must NEVER be undertaken by people who are so far removed from the
regular citizen, that their agendas and their lifestyles are alien to one another. Hers are. While she professes to all the central virtues of a more
left wing idealism, she exemplifies none of them. Where true lefties would only be comfortable with earning vast sums, if they had done enormous
physical labour, she is comfortable with doing nothing, and absorbing money by way of owning things, be they stocks or properties. Where lefties would
be unwilling to gain an advantage unless everyone gained it with them, she is happy to be lifted up without ensuring the tide around her lifts others
People like her have no place in a left aligned organisation, in the same way that Tony Blair had no place within the Labour Party. When your beliefs
and actions match the ideals you claim to uphold, that is legitimate, but neither Pelosi nor anyone similar to her, has any business claiming to
represent anyone. When you occupy the smallest minority in a nation, that minority being "The stinking, filthy rich, the so rich you can only get that
way by sitting on your fat, useless behind while the chips roll in, and avoiding all the tax you can" you cannot, must not, should never consider
yourself fit to occupy a position within its governance, and DEFINITELY not within a party whose perceived alignment is with the left.
Of course, again, American politics is incredibly one dimensional, with what passes for the left having been a truly pathetic entity, as penetrated
by corporatism, and as infected with warhawkery as the right is. It should be expected of the right, because that is literally the entire ethos of
right wing thinking. Hand everything to the corporations, and let the markets deal with it, a sort of money worshiping version of "kill 'em all, and
let God sort 'em out". But its only recently that there have emerged GENUINE advocates for real, lasting and progressive change, most specifically, a
GENUINE alternative view. No longer do the citizens of America have to pick either conservative, or conservative lite. They can pick genuinely left
leaning candidates for positions, who not only say all the right words, but live by them, people who LIVE like lefties, not like Marie Antionette,
pronouncing on the benefits of cake in the face of a starving mob, not like soon to be beheaded monarchs, exclaiming that their divine right is more
essential than notions of right and wrong, but actually living like someone who respects the streets and the people who make THEM, not the stock
market trade floor, or the capitol building, the real centre of life, the real barometer of how well a nation is doing.
To those who say that this was the wrong target... Yeah, perhaps you could be forgiven for thinking that, assuming your eyes have recently been
gouged out and trodden on in a bar fight. But other than that, there is no excuse for not thinking this through a damned sight more than some people
appear to have. The people in the know, know that if the Dems appear to be continuing to rely on these old guard, corporate sponsored faces, the
voters who want an abandonment of the monied few, will abandon the Dems. More importantly, the fact is that the much needed left swing in politics
cannot happen, if there are to be agents acting against it from within, agents of the dollar, rather than agents of the people. People in the know
understand that you can either have a nation for the people, or a nation for the few who control the money in it, but not both, because the interests
of the people are automatically going to be different and detrimental to the interests of the people with the money and the power.
Ocasio-Cortez may be a wildcard, just as likely to talk nonsense as sense, or maybe you think a less favourable ratio would be more appropriate.
However, in going after Pelosi, she has made a canny move, and put those in the Democrat party who are not pulling in the same direction as those on
the streets on notice, that she will highlight their complicity in the plight of the people, she will highlight their participation in the broken
system, she will not allow them to continue to play both princess and evil queen, before the public. I think that is refreshing, to be honest.
edit on 14-11-2018 by TrueBrit because: (no reason given)