The Dark Future of the USA

February 2024 Forums General discussion The Dark Future of the USA

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  • #243806
    Anonymous
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    https://www.leftvoice.org/the-debt-ceiling-agreement-is-an-attack-on-the-working-class-and-on-the-planet/

    This is the opinion of another leftist group on the USA debt ceiling agreement. I wonder what is going to be opinion of Noam Chomsky, Andrew Kilman , James Petra and Naomi Klein who were supporting the lesser evil

    The Debt Ceiling Agreement is an Attack on the Working Class and on the Planet.

    Joe Biden and Kevin McCarthy’s deal to raise the debt ceiling is a handout to the military industrial complex and an attack on the working class and the planet. Rather than just raising the debt ceiling, a relatively standard practice that allows the U.S. to pay the bills for spending that already happened, this debt ceiling deal caps discretionary spending on everything but “defense” and fast-tracks the Mountain Valley Pipeline

    After weeks of backdoor negotiation, the deal to finally raise the debt ceiling and avoid a catastrophic default was passed by the House on Wednesday with defections from some Republicans and Democrats — 71 Republicans and 46 Democrats opposed it. The bill then passed the Senate on Thursday evening, only after concerns about inadequate Pentagon funding were quelled with promises that emergency supplemental funds could be negotiated by the Senate at any time in the future. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and much of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party voted against it, arguing against the de-facto cuts to social programs. Biden will sign the agreement in the next few days.

    A default on the U.S. debt would have destabilized the global economy, been a blow to the U.S. economy by downgrading the U.S. credit rating, and would have resulted in the delay of social security and other necessary payments. Both the Democrats and the Republicans have cheered this deal; Biden and the Democrats because the bill averted a default and didn’t cut as much as the Republicans wanted, and the Republicans because a routine procedure became a mechanism to implement austerity.

    #243808
    ALB
    Keymaster

    The US is never really going to default of course. Going to the brink about this has just become part of the US political gane.

    #243822
    Thomas_More
    Participant

    Received this email.

    ” Texas… where elected officials are relying on Winnie the Pooh to teach their kids about active shooters because they don’t have the courage to keep our kids safe.

    Tweet from Gavin Newsom: ‘Winnie the Pooh is now teaching Texas kids about active shooters because the elected officials do not have the courage to keep our kids safe and pass common sense gun safety laws.’

    Texas… where Greg Abbott signed a law to send DNA kits to parents of school children so their bodies can be identified after a shooting.”

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    #243825
    Anonymous
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    The black slaves and the Indians were not allowed to have guns, and the Comancheros who sold guns to the Indian were killed or taking to prison, but white peoples and the Ku Kux Klan were allowed to posses guns and kill the Indian and the blacks, the so called second amendment is a racist law.

    The USA government and the ruling class allow peoples to have guns because they know that they are not going to rebel against the economic system, they are mentally domesticated by the ruling class to defend the interests of the capitalist class

    In Latin America the USA did not allow peoples to have guns ( or books written by Marx and Engels ) because they knew that they were going to rebel against the governments imposed by them, many US marines were sent to crush revolutions and revolts using the pretext of the struggle against soviet communism, and in some places they did not have a communist party, it was illegal to have one

    The drugs dealers have military weapons because they are sold by the US and Russians weapons industry and they are making huge profits, and then they are talking about the war against drugs, but the USA territory is the biggest planter and producer of cannabis.

    Pablo Escobar said: If I have customers I have commodities to sell, and they used him to provide funding and weapons for the Nicaraguan Contras, indirectly Ronald Reagan was a drug and weapons dealer and everything was documented by the journalist Gary Webs,( The Dark Alliance ) coincidentally he killed himself, he got two shots, one was not enough for him

    #243857
    Anonymous
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    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jun/05/cornel-west-2024-presidential-run-announce

    Cornel West announces US presidential campaign with the People’s party
    The 70-year-old activist, intellectual and democratic socialist said on Twitter that he will be a candidate for the 20
    Cornel West, the 70-year-old activist and public intellectual, announced on Monday that he is running for president in the 2024 election as a candidate for the People’s party. West made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter, saying that he had “decided to run for truth and justice”.

    “I come from a tradition where I care about you,” West said. “I care about the quality of your life, I care about whether you have access to a job with a living wage, decent housing, women having control over their bodies, healthcare for all.”

    #243860
    Thomas_More
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    #243877
    Anonymous
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    The US is never really going to default of course. Going to the brink about this has just become part of the US political gane.

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    It is only a political game, the us capitalist class is not going to shoot itself. It is being used in order to cut programs and reforms that were enacted during the new deal and the post war period, and in order to reduce the rate of taxation of the capitalist class. In reality it does prove the SP Case that the burden of taxation falls in the capitalist class

    #243878
    Anonymous
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    Starve the poor, feed the pentagon

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    It is more than that, it allows the US capitalist to produce or extract more surplus value from the workers.

    The army is used in order to defend the interests of the US capitalist class and to fight for its world hegemony.

    The capitalists class wants the workers to stay alive and healthy to work harder at the point of production, that is where our exploitation takes place.

    There is a provision in the new accord which will force many workers to comeback to the point of production to produce profits for the capitalist class, and also there is a shortage of labors in certain sectors of the capitalist economy

    The left-wingers only see it as a military problem, the USA army can have bow and arrow to defend the same interests but the production of modern armaments also produce profits.

    Our problem is the profit system

    #243887
    ZJW
    Participant

    The People’s Party that Movimiento mentions: https://www.peoplesparty.org .

    Along with the Libertarian Party it is part of this left-right coalition against continued US support for the Ukraine side in the war:

    Rage Against the War Machine: ( https://rageagainstwar.com/demands )

    #243910
    Anonymous
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    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/06/10/pxrz-j10.html

    US Justice Department indicts Donald Trump for retaining top secret military documents

    #243998
    Anonymous
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    #244006
    ZJW
    Participant

    According to right-populist T Carlson, Trump is being persecuted because he’s anti-war: https://twitter.com/i/status/1668747661028081664 . (13 minutes)

    ‘Criticise our wars and you are disqualified’.

    #244007
    Anonymous
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    https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-have-bombed-yemen-more-than-bush-and-obama-combined-2020-10

    Trump have bombed Yemen more than Bush and Obama combined

    Donald Trump Is Dropping Bombs at Unprecedented Levels

    Donald Trump is dropping bombs at unprecedented levels

    https://www.2lt.com.au/trump-who-vowed-to-end-wars-has-dropped-more-bombs-than-bush-or-obama/

    Donald Trump who viewed to end wars has dropped more bombs Thant Bush or Obama. Trump dropped one bomb every 12 minutes

    They can fool the fools. There is not one USA president who has been a pacifist. Eugene Debs was incarcerated because he opposed the war. Trumps has not been charged with the real crimes, it was something similar to the impeachment. Criminal law is based on legal and ilegal crime. Al Capone was only charged for tax evasion, otherwise they would have been forced to place everybody in jail including judges, DA, policemen, lawyers, and bank officers

    #244024
    Anonymous
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    The People’s Party that Movimiento mentions: https://www.peoplesparty.org .

    Along with the Libertarian Party it is part of this left-right coalition against continued US support for the Ukraine side in the war:
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    He moved to the Green Party.

    https://www.democracynow.org/2023/6/14/headlines/cornel_west_moves_to_green_party_in_2024_presidential_run

    #244052
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/06/16/ourd-j16.html

    More cuts for the workers and more benefits for the capitalist class. If you select your own butchers you are going to get the proper consequences

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