I keep having the experience of people I think will make sense not making it. Varoufakis’ estimate of T’s “working” strategy (US #1 via misery for most humans) is something I think it’s probably important to understand. How can I counter it if I don’t understand it? And if I don’t make a little protest somewhere aimed at progressive comment makers, aimed at all the facebookers, aimed at yon mighty intelligentsia…aimed even at my own ignorance…who will ever know that little ole beantime did say the right positions on the right issues were getting obfuscated? Who will ever know?
“In my rare optimistic moments, I imagine an alliance of Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn and our Democracy in Europe Movement, DiEM25, giving the Nationalist International led by Trump a run for its money.”
Nope they’re not making sense. Warner confirming Haspel. Bern implying things about the summit. Other Dems [minus 15] outright condemning it. Russiagate. Very depressing. Hey, in my rare optimistic moments I imagine there’ll be time to find someone who can break down what Varoufakis is saying. Yes, and in such moments l anticipate a day when Democrats maybe can get a handle on Russia, Ukraine, Kagan, and Nuland. When they realize that to beef about something worth beefing over might mean taking a look at emoluments by way of Saudi Arabia…and the war on Yemen in that context. When they get a handle on–> a whole new way of life is needed, and when they get a handle on the fact that jobs will not simply pop up out of nowhere when you hold that Fed interest rate down (and these are the ultra-progressives who think so). Jacking it up won’t enable the new way of life either. Things should be vastly different. Practically speaking, we can’t even put shampoo in a plastic bottle any more. This has contributed to a situation requiring what has sometimes been referred to in the past as…re-tooling. Re-toolling for starters. Richard Barnet wrote a book entitled “The Lean Years,” but whatever progress we make these days…it’ll for sure be made in the context of LEAN. Few get it.