Huck Fillary, Bill Doewanna.

It seems that Brother Bernie has got all those folks who profited handsomely from this bullshit model we call Reaganomics thinking that it’s time to overdrive the propaganda machine into overload.

Ain’t it just a mite curious that we’ve got politricksters and pundits trying to tell us that Americans are not a people with innate revolutionary instincts and that all great social progress has come to us by way of incremental concessions won by politicians? It’s as if they’re telling us to forget our history.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was not an incremental thing. It was divisive, and it wasn’t politically feasible. The civil rights movement made so much noise that the media couldn’t ignore it any more, and when the nation got a look at what was going on they forced the politicians to act. Hillary Clinton knows this. Every American who was alive then knows this.

The New Deal was not really an incremental thing. It was an ongoing project, to be sure, but that First 100 Days was a busy time for FDR’s administration. He had to steamroll over the obstructionist Republicans (and some Democrats) in Congress with the weight of the populist movement that elected him, and then had to stare down the Supreme Court in what could have become a constitutional crisis. Everyone who’s graduated from high school since knows this, too, so surely Hillary Clinton knows it.

I could go on, but if the point’s not made then I’m incapable of making it.

If you lived as an American while those things were happening or were educated in America after they happened, you already know that everything I just wrote about the New Deal and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is true. You might not know of the extreme violence the capitalist industrialists and the governments they’d corrupted used to suppress the labor movement for several decades before the New Deal, but surely Hillary Clinton does. That violence used to suppress the movements for labor and civil rights was the establishment response to just plain old everyday people standing squarely over their own two feet and saying enough is enough, we will be abused and exploited no longer. And the violence did not deter those courageous people, who fought on and eventually won.

Hillary Clinton knows that we are a people of innate revolutionary urges and that we can be counted upon to get uppity when it’s well past time to get uppity. We’ve got a long history of it. Her problem is that her wealth and power come from a system we don’t like very much right now, and her wealthy benefactors who control that system are getting very nervous. So Hillary doesn’t want us getting uppity.

Which is just another way of saying that she wants to keep us down. That seems reason enough to wait a while longer before electing our first female president.

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6 thoughts on “Huck Fillary, Bill Doewanna.

  1. cocosangel

    Unfortunately since I never studied in the US, but have gathered clips here and there about the Civil Rights movement. What you have said has hit the nail.
    And I think the media is doing injustice to Bernie, for not allowing proper coverage to him.

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    1. happierheathen Post author

      In propaganda, what you don’t allow to be said is often far more important than what you say. That’s why the media generates hundreds of thousands of photos of Kim Kardashian’s enormous ass but no mention of the existential threat of stockpiled nuclear weapons or the trillion dollars or so that Obama has budgeted for upgrades of the American stockpile of them.

      I don’t mean that as a denigration of anyone who’s got an enormous ass. I just don’t find those asses at all important.

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  2. whyzat

    People who were educated here SHOULD know those things, but they SHOULD also know that the earth is not flat and that the Egyptian pyramids are not granaries. Hey, am I even more cynical than you are?😲

    Reply
    1. happierheathen Post author

      It may be that we’re about equally clear-eyed. I don’t like to call it cynicism because my distrust is of a small minority and, I believe, well supported by objective analysis of verifiable facts.

      Those who built the pyramids didn’t write on each one what its reason for being was and we don’t know why the tides come and go, okay? That America hating liberal claptrap makes Baby Jesus vomit blood.

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