The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 9th November 2018

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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2 Comments

  1. RED BUZZARD says:

    Not the mainstream neo-McCarthyist media:

    ‘Trumped by the President: How the Democrats’ Blue Wave turned into a Blue Rinse. By George Galloway’

    https://www.rt.com/op-ed/443469-trump-election-blue-midterm/

    “Whilst the Nancy Pelosi-led Democratic Party understandably talked up their House of Representatives victory, there was no fireworks barge on the East River and no blue wave on which to float it.

    The billions of dollars spent by the suddenly flush Blues yielded a Republican majority in the US Senate (and thus the end of the impeachment threat), the victory of the GOP in the states Trump campaigned in (again), and a Republican Party more beholden to the most reviled president in modern US history.

    The Democrats have learned little from their defeat by Trump in 2016. Their ‘identity politics’ celebration of “the first this, the first that” elected to office in US history will be scant consolation to those whose lives continue to be blighted by the neo-liberal brigand-capitalism of the American ruling class.

    And as someone who lives in a country led by Theresa May, and Margaret Thatcher before her, I can tell you there is nothing necessarily good about electing women. Out of the 101 ‘Blair Babes’ elected in 1997 as women Labour MPs, well over 90 of them voted down the line for the Iraq War (not to mention cuts in benefits for, amongst others, single mothers)…

  2. John W says:

    The sex of a politician has little to do with policy and who is influencing and controlling them out of public sight.

    A balance of gender is a goal in representation but not an imperative.

    Rich and well off candidates if elected have shown to be destructive to social equity.

    https://mic.com/articles/92369/15-powerful-quotes-from-the-world-s-most-humble-president

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/23/mujica-rich-people-politics_n_6036892.html

    “Asked why rich people make bad representatives of poor people, Mujica said: “They tend to view the world through their perspective, which is the perspective of money. Even when operating with good intentions, the perspective they have of the world, of life, of their decisions, is informed by wealth. If we live in a world where the majority is supposed to govern, we have to try to root our perspective in that of the majority, not the minority.”

    The deep systemic damage done to NZ by nine years of NACT, a govt populated by and working for property speculators international, and liberalising an open door immigration, is something we not recover from without revolution and massive pain.

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