Cortés, private property & greed

In the first pages of Matthew Restall’s history,”When Montezuma Met Cortéz,” the author reports how Spanish invaders reacted when they first saw Tenochititlan (Mexico City) on a fateful day in 1519.

According to Restall, the “conquistadors” were astonished by the beauty and grandeur of Tenochtitlan—so amazed that many thought they were dreaming. Diego de Ordaz, the first person from the Old World to actually see this “other new world” described “great settlements and towers and a sea, and in the middle of it, a city very grandly built.” Ordaz was so amazed by what he’d seen that it appeared to have caused him “fear and astonishment.”

Cortez was different story. Though also blown away by the marvels he saw, “Cortez imagined how perfect such a city could be, were it saved just for Spaniards. It’s location on an island in a lake was noteworthy not just for making the place ‘very beautiful’…but because it could allow the conquistadors to create a segregated urban environment—with Spaniards living ‘separate from the natives, because a stretch of water comes between us.'”

Even before the invasion of the New World by the European Powers, the belief that gold and brute force gives those who control both the right to do whatever they want with no regard for anyone but themselves—that notion was well established among the ruling classes. In fact the “right” to “buy” or seize whatever one has the MEANS to take, including land, labor power and resources—that doctrine, the so-called “right” to private property, REMAINS the fundamental basis of nearly every constitution, court, political and economic system in the world, including ours.

Trump Cabal Vs. Koch Cartel

Billionaires make a grab for everything in sight before the whole damn thing comes crashing down. There’s so much looting that the fascists get into a street fight over who is truly in power. Even the mob truce negotiated between the Koch Bros and Trump — settled by putting Pence on the ticket — no longer holds. Trump tweets Kochs are “a joke” and Kochs — not playing, still steaming after the Don had David tossed from his West Palm Beach golf course — now are turning the screws even while one coughs up blood.

Trump’s animal farm

Trump tried to change the subject again today and avoid the latest scandal. He slaughtered the truth and offered red meat to racists by lumping undocumented immigrants from El Salvador with gang members that he said were “animals.”

Clearly the most violent “animals” that are in the US right now are the neofascists that support the Trump Caliphate — the billionaires that, with taxpayer money, bully entire nations with nuclear weapons, “smart” bombs, submarines, and aircraft carries armed with jet fighters and sidewinder missiles.

The gangbangers in Mara Salvatrucha that Trump howls about (MS 13), are criminal elements and one of the reasons so many people from El Salvador are seeking asylum in the US. Trump and his little piggies — like Attorney General Jeff Sessions — say they will arrest people fleeing the violence in Central America and México and put them in jail. In fact Sessions and Trump proudly announce that they will separate families if they try to come to the US. and take children away from their mothers.

Who are the real animals here? It’s the Trump Caliphate and the right-wing corporate media — you know the folks that just gave themselves a HUGE tax cut while dramatically increasing the budget for the military industrial complex. They roll around in the dirty money they steal and squeal, demanding more and more slop.

Trump LOVES to threaten small nations, saying he will rain down fire and fury on the people of North Korea if they don’t do what he says!

Who is the animal on that farm?

Meanwhile the neofascists in Congress are already saying the nation’s budget is way too big after they lined their pockets with the money of hard working people. The solution? Paul Ryan, republiKlan speaker of the House and other avid supporters of the mad tea party declare the budget they passed is busted, and they need to cut cut cut! But where? They want to cut Medicare, Social Security and agencies that protect the rights of workers and the environment.

It’s a wild wild world. And it’s just a matter of time before the pigs rut and the chickens come home to roost.

What a Latin American without papers could say…

There are many dishonest politicians and right wing groups who try to blame Latinos without papers for everything that is wrong in this country. They call us “illegals” as a way to make us sound like criminals that don’t belong here.

My friends, here’s the truth: Rich people in the United States INVITED us to come here. That’s right! It seemed strange since many of us are Mexicans and our ancestors have lived here for centuries. In fact when you consider our indigenous roots, we have a history that goes back to the beginning of time.

And there’s another important fact that you should know: The United States military seized most of the Southwest from Mexico back in 1848—and they took it ILLEGALLY.

Places like Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, and, well New México used to be a part of México—a very large part. You know that, right? Did our ancestors one day decide, “Hey, we should just give all this land to the gringos. What are we going to do with it, anyway?”

No, my friends: Half of México was illegally taken by force after an invasion by the US military that ended in 1848.

Ulysses S. Grant, who actually fought in that war, denounced it “as one of the most unjust ever waged,” while condemning it as “a conspiracy to acquire territory out of which slave states might be formed for the American Union.” The greatest US president, Abraham Lincoln, was a member of Congress when the military invaded México. He declared that war “unconstitutional” and bitterly criticized the illegal US military invasion.

See there’s that word being used honestly: “illegal.” It is a word that has much power when used by freedom loving people, though it can also be a weapon to spawn hatred when wielded by demagogues.

But let’s not quarrel about such things. History doesn’t seem to matter to many people: It gets in the way of their opinions.

For the past forty years or so, folks have come to the US to work from all OVER Latin America—México, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

And most of the workers from those nations were invited, too. Did they get an invitation in the mail? No. But rich people ran Spanish language ads in our countries inviting us to come and work in the US. That’s right! Then when we arrived, the wealthy greeted us with open arms and said, “Welcome! Work hard and you will succeed!”

And we DID work hard—ten, twelve, fourteen hours a day, six or seven days a week, doing backbreaking labor. At the end of the workweek, the rich would ask: “Are there more like you who need work?”

“What do you mean, ‘like you?'” we asked.

“You know—Mexican—or whatever… Tell them to come! There are PLENTY of jobs! And you could even become RICH one day if you work hard enough!”

So others came. And there were jobs—LOTS of them. And we worked very hard, though we were paid less for our labor than people who had papers.

Do you know what happened next? We were blamed for lowering wages! Can you believe that? It’s such a crazy idea. Do you think we said, “Hey, Mr. Bossman, we insist on being paid less than North Americans. After all we are just Mexicans—or, as you say, ‘whatever.'”

The obvious fact is we were paid what rich people wanted to pay us. If we complained to the boss, it always went something like this: “You no-ah like-ah the pay? Okay I call immigration, you go hasta la bye bye.”

Still most of the rich people who hired us LOVED us. As one of my white co-workers would say, “what’s not to love?”

So others came. And there WERE jobs. Lots of them.

Rich people trusted us—they trusted us to come into their beautiful homes to care for their children. And we did! We bathed their infants and comforted them when they were sick; we held their children’s hands and took them to school; we cooked for them, fed them, washed them—heck, let’s face it, we RAISED them. We did everything we were asked to do. And often they said, “Why, you are like a part of our family!”

Except one thing: We were not. We were not even a part of their country, much less their family…

Still they trusted us to plant seeds, to grow and tend crops, to harvest their fruit and vegetables; they trusted us to raise and care for their livestock, to butcher their cattle and pigs and chickens, to package them and ship them to their warehouses and stores. They trusted us to work in their kitchens and restaurants and prepare their meals while they sat back and relaxed, smiling like kings, complimenting our work ethic.

They trusted us to bring food to their table, to wash their dishes, to clean their kitchens and their bathrooms and bedrooms, to do their laundry and polish their silver and china.

And we have done that—and much more. We have done the really hard and difficult jobs—spreading boiling hot tar over roofs we made in the heat of summer, building and paving roadways, digging ditches, tearing down houses thick with asbestos and other stuff that can kill you—without any protection, not even a mask.

We have tended the gardens of the wealthy, built and painted their homes, polished their tile floors and antique furniture, washed and waxed their expensive cars, guarded their property, cared for their parents and grandparents.

Would they hire a criminal to do those things? Of course not! Yet that’s what some of them say. They say we are “criminals.” Why? Again they say we came here “illegally.”

We suffered great hardships to come here, crossing continents and seas, deserts and mountains, hunted down like animals as we tried to cross a border that you can cross anytime you want.

And here’s something important that I hope you will think about: we came to the United States of North America because in OUR countries, when we tried to change things, well, there you were.

Well not you EXACTLY, but your government—the Army, the Marines, the CIA. Though acting on behalf of the US billionaire class, the armed invaders cynically claimed they represented “democracy!”

The simple truth is that since the proclamation of the Monroe Doctrine, every time our nations tried to solve our OWN problems in a manner that did not meet the approval of big North American banks and corporations, U.S. military advisers have been sent, blockades and economic sanctions imposed, economies demolished, coup d’états staged, and troops dispatched. And all of these things were ILLEGAL.

Oh. Sorry. I said no history.

Yet if you think about it, if the US government left our countries alone, most of us never would have had to leave our homes and come here in the FIRST place. And yet to this day the US military industrial complex STILL interferes in our affairs: They STILL use all their dirty tricks to weaken our labor unions and political organizations, to topple our governments and put people in power that THEY control.

The fact is the US government has directly interfered in our countries for almost two hundred years—and not just by trying to sway an election but by actually OVERTHROWING our governments. They sponsored coups in Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, and most recently in Honduras (to name just a few examples); sent in troops and occupied Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Grenada, Cuba, Panama. If you looked at history you might think that the US owned México since they invaded there MANY times. In fact there is not one country in Latin America that has escaped the direct, brutal, ILLEGAL interference of the US billionaire class!

There I go again, talking about history.

Still I am curious about how some people use words. After all what is legal one day is illegal the next. Slavery was legal once. Sometimes I think some people would like to see slavery be “legal” again. As it is the way most undocumented workers are treated in the US is very much like apartheid.

Yet one thing I have learned after working here all these years is that MOST of the working folks in this country are GOOD people. The problem is that some believe what evil people tell them—even if it makes no sense. Sadly many have fallen under the influence of the hateful propaganda constantly pushed by fascist billionaires in the newspapers, radio and television networks that they own—like Fox News, for example.

What do these very rich right-wing people want? They want to become even wealthier! They want to have MORE political power, to gain complete and total control over what everyone does, believes and even THINKS. And to achieve that, right-wing billionaires like the Koch Brothers want to divide the working class—they want us to fight each other for the crumbs.

You see if working people DID unite, if we got organized and together demanded our rights, the rich would at the LEAST have to pay good wages and make sure we ALL received quality medical. If workers joined hands—White, Black, Latino, Asian, ALL of us— we could ALL gain access to good and affordable housing; we could ALL breathe clean air and drink good water, build more schools and parks and clean up toxic dumps. We could stop ALL those endless terrible wars! Heck there’s a million things we could do! But instead the billionaires, especially fascists like the Koch Brothers, they will do what they can to keep us fighting against each other.

That is the reason the billionaires try to blame immigrants without papers for each and every problem, especially the problems that THEY created. Think about it: a billionaire has over a thousand million dollars. Why did Trump—himself a right-wing billionaire—push for a huge tax cut for these extremely wealthy people? Did he do it because they might use that money to create jobs? Where ARE those jobs? Driving a taxi, delivering packages for the richest man in the world, flipping burgers, is that his idea of a good job? And now right wing politicians are saying there’s not enough money for Medicare, for Social Security, to build new roads and clean up toxic dumps. Where did the money go? To tax cuts for the rich!

See how it works?

Yet as long as Trump and other fascists can keep working people blaming each other for the lack of good paying jobs, affordable housing, the soaring cost of medical care, well then the rich need not worry. They can continue to make billions of dollars off of our hard labor so they can live like kings, have fleets of their own personal jet planes, huge estates, even sprinkle gold dust on their caviar. As long as we fight one another, the rich can continue to buy elections, spy on all of us, send working people off to fight endless wars fought for oil, fought so the billionaires can control other nations and their resources, sell more bombers and missiles and guns. Meanwhile, they sell us spam.

There is a way to make things better, my friends. And that is for working people to unite and organize. But first we must overcome all the things that divide us. We must together fight for what is best for all working people, fight the racists and others that promote hatred, and join together as sisters and brothers. If working people join together and organize, we can change things in this country and around the world! It’s not as difficult as it sounds, brothers and sisters. But we must start somewhere, sometime. Why not today?

State of the Union 2018

A blood red moon in ellipse warned of a clear and present danger.

Earlier a madman mimicked Mussolini, chin thrust high, eyes slit tight, nuclear bombast on a frightful night, half the audience bombed on Koch.

Before the Bund rally began Gollum announced his precious Master then escorted him down the aisle eyeing potential assassins, ready to pounce if any dared draw too near. The fear of plague, ghastly death and bad numbers kept most out of reach. The sulfurous lord was in the Right element, and as he preached chawed on Brutus and Cassius, who writhed behind him in painful delight at the prospect of the apocalypse. Judas was praised to high heaven and blown a kiss that night.

Before the morning star rose the moon bled red then faded from sight, the earth soon bathed by the sun’s warm light. And among the living and those brave enough to fight, the Word began to rise, righteous people in their millions chanting: “Organize!”

Learning from Wisconsin

Today’s New York Times published a photograph of Mad Tea Party favorite Guvnor Scott Walker signing legislation designed to further undermine the workers movement in Wisconsin. In the photo, Walker is surrounded by other neo-fascists who are as solemn—yet happy—as Klansmen at a cross burning.
When the right-wing launched the first stage of their attack Public Sector unions in Wisconsin, back in February 2011, militant workers raced to Madison, ready and willing to shut the capital down. At one point as many as 100,000 trade unionists protested what was euphemistically called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair bill,” one that would dramatically undermine the power of public employee unions by stripping them of the right to collective bargaining. Yes that was the “Budget Repair bill,” an assault against Labor. And looking back, clearly the Fix was In.
Leading Democrats made a few calls and convinced the most powerful public employee labor leaders that they needed to recall Guvnor Walker and everything would be fine! “Go home!” they told the workers as tens of thousands demonstrated and camped out, occupying the capital building for weeks, workers more than ready to exercise their democratic rights and resist the attacks!
“Go home!” the so-called “leaders” said, “get out your checkbook, send money to us and we’ll go toe-to-toe in an election campaign and recall that SOB Walker!”
So the workers went home. They went home and walked precincts, circulated petitions, and, at the urging of their “leaders” (and many who meant well) used precious union resources to fight what was essentially a media battle against billionaires who had set the trap—neocons and neo-fascists recently set free by the Supreme Court—men like the Koch brothers, who had been waiting for the moment for decades, wicked scheming reactionaries released like crazed criminals, now able to spend as much money as they wanted on election campaigns where they knew they could prevail.
It was the first round in a fight where the rich set the rules. The workers didn’t have a chance.
If the people and their unions had organized and sticked to their guns, the unions of government employees could have prevailed, and it would have been very unlikely that Walker and his sponsors, the Koch brothers, could have turned the tide so dramatically  that Wisconsin would become an anti-union “right to work” state. What’s more, if the workers had exercised their power, if unions across the state — including in the private sector — had joined together in solidarity, Guvner Scott Walker would not be a leading candidate for the RepubliKlan nomination for president.
MORE ABOUT A GENERAL STRIKE
The general strike is a powerful weapon but one that should only be used when the workers are tightly organized, when they are ready to act, and, of course, when it is truly appropriate. All these conditions existed in Wisconsin back in February, 2011.
Instead the thousands of workers who were organized, who were ready and willing to act, who had on their own initiative gathered to fight for the rights of their union brothers and sisters who were under attack—instead they were sent home and told to recall the Govnor, to vote for the democrats and everything would be just fine.
Now here we are in 2015, and Labor has taken additional blows to the head— and not only in Wisconsin, but in Michigan! Yes Michigan, the birthplace of industrial unionism, the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1937, where the CIO was launched in a big way. Wisconsin and Michigan were bastions of the trade union movement in the United States. In just four short years, the RepubliKlan changed that. Or did they?
Not so fast Koch brothers!  Back Off Mad Tea Party! Step back crazed reactionaries!
We’ve been beat up before and, unlike you rich folks in your mansions, on your yachts,  flying around in your private jets, we are tough as nails.
Oh we know you have a physical trainer and your own personal gym! We know you are armed to the teeth!
Yes you slapped us in the face, you rubbed our nose in shit, you did just about everything you could to undermine our confidence. But we’re awake now, and we understand that despite all the talk about democracy we can now see exactly where we stand. And we stand with each other, with our class brothers and sisters, all nationalities, male and female, with papers and without; we will gather ourselves together and we will rekindle the fight for our rights. We will do ever so much more than that: we will knock you off your pedestals
And so brothers and sisters, what do we need to do now?
We need to call in the troops all across the nation and rebuild the Trade Union Movement from the grassroots up. Sure let’s use social media and all tools that will help. But we have to get back to basics and not rely on any one tool, thinking that somehow if there is a great website and we send out enough tweets and emails that will by itself build a mighty movement. Sure, we need to use social media. But more than anything, we need to rebuild our unions from the shop floor up, organizing inside, from the company gates, going from one worker’s home to another, using other proven tools such as house meetings, organizing around concrete issues, forming trade union organizations where we can all learn our history, develop our strategy and tactics, link up with other brothers and sisters that want fundamental social and economic change.
And we need to create a vibrant new working class culture, one with music, literature, new magazines and newspapers, online AND the old-fashioned type you can hand to someone at work, in your neighborhood. And for those of us that are union members, we need to get very active in our locals: go to meetings, form militant caucuses, and begin the long arduous task of rebuilding the labor movement.
And let’s begin by defining what that means: We are not “the middle class.” That’s a bullshit term used by politicians and others that attempt to hide our true class identity. We are the multi-national working class. Power to the People.

Marion Smith

Marion Smith — a funny, charismatic, talented and beautiful woman, honest to a fault and a founding member of the Voodoo Vamps — would have been 87 years old May 27.

Marion was the life of the party. Yet she never knew what she had or who she was. How could she? As a lonely young mother stuck at home all day and night, her husband working long hours, doctors wrote her endless prescriptions for tranquilizers, amphetamines, sleeping pills and other drugs — as they did many unhappy working class women back then.

Among many talents Marion was a natural born artist. Pushed by her third husband — an arrogant businessman who felt she lacked sophistication — she took up oil painting. Though she had no experience and little training, Marion created several lovely landscapes.

Presented by her third husband as a trophy wife at a bourgeois cocktail party, an aristocratic woman in firs and pearls approached her, martini in hand, wearing an expression that Marion described this way: “She sneered as if she had a shit mustache.” The aristocrat looked Marion over and then said, “Oh, I understand you paint. What sort of work do you do?” “Bathrooms, living rooms, hallways, mostly,” she replied, much to bourgeois woman’s chagrin. Two years later, husband three left Marion; he took every penny she had and much more.

After one more failed marriage Marion decided she didn’t need a husband. She lived alone the rest of her years, happy to see her friends — Vivian, Marylyn, Ron, and her two adult boys, though they lived five hundred miles away. She dearly loved her two sons, daughter-in-law, María, and her two darling grandchildren.

Marion tried to be happy her entire life. Maybe she tried too hard.

I was at her bedside when she died. It was an agonizing, drawn-out death. After battling to breathe for several hours, Marion took one long difficult breath, opened her eyes wide and gazed skyward with a sublime, radiant expression, as if she was gazing into the grandeur of heaven itself — though I could see nothing there.

I love you, mom, I said. Then Death slipped in beneath the door and took her away.

International Worker’s Day (May Day)

International Worker’s Day (May Day) is observed around the world. Though it was born in the U.S.A., the corporate media has convinced many folk in the U.S. that May Day originated in Russia.

What follows is the true history of MAY DAY as best i can relate it:

On May 1st, 1886, 80,000 workers in Chicago joined a parade in support of the movement for the Eight-Hour Day.

The wealthy and powerful owners of industry seethed in anger at the sight. They made plans.

Prior to the success of the Eight Hour Day Movement and hard-won efforts at union organizing, many workers were forced to labor as long as 18-hours a day, six or seven days a week, just to make a living.

As part of a national effort to win the Eight Hour Day, workers went on strike at the McCormick Reaper Plant in Chicago. On May 3rd, police attacked and killed four striking workers on the picket line there.

The next day, May 4th, a rally was organized to protest the police attack and murders. The rally was held at Haymarket Square, also in Chicago. Near the end of the meeting, as it began to rain and folks began to head home, nearly 200 rifle-carrying policemen attacked the dwindling crowd.

Someone — name unknown to this day — set off a bomb; police panicked and started shooting. Four workers were killed as were seven policemen, all but one from gunshot wounds.

The ruling millionaire class and their henchmen in the press blamed eight labor organizers for the melee, though many of the accused were nowhere near the site that day.

Martial law was declared around the nation. Union and other radical labor leaders were hunted down, newspapers closed, homes searched without warrants. In Chicago, eight men — all labor leaders — were arrested and blamed for the death of the policemen at Haymarket Square.

During the sham trial, The Chicago Tribune offered to pay jurors if they found the men guilty. The Haymarket Eight, as they were known, were all convicted, seven sentenced to death.

Labor leaders George Engel, Adolph Fischer, Albert Parsons and August Spies were all hanged on November 11, 1887.

Louis Lingg, a member of the Haymarket Eight, also sentenced to death , died in jail the day before his comrades. Prison officials claimed he blew his head off with a dynamite cap.

After world-wide pressure, and a petition filed by Clarence Darrow, on June 1893, Gov. John Altgeld pardoned the other three accused men. He also declared that the trial against all eight labor leaders was rigged from day one.

At a meeting in Paris of the First International in July 1889, labor delegates from many parts of the world declared that May First — May Day — would be set aside in memory of the Haymarket Martyrs and to celebrate the international unity of the working class.

 

Standing Rock

It’s terribly sad — and infuriating — to see what the government did at Standing Rock after all the great work people did there, suffering through a bitter winter and now a brutal defeat. Sometimes progressives have no choice but to withdraw, to temporarily retreat from a battle. When we lose a fight — as the movement will many more times before things really change — we need to summarize what happened, why, and draw lessons from our efforts (for example, the government represents the billionaire class and not the people); to develop new tactics given the neofascist reality (organize and unite all who can be united to fight fascism); to learn what other successful progressive movements have done (study history and revolutionary political theory); regroup and prepare for a long difficult struggle knowing now very clearly who our friends are, who are our enemies, and what we need to do to be victorious. It will happen, brothers and sisters, if we learn from our experiences, from history, and organize!

 

Real Fake News

The New York Times recently ran an extensive piece that claimed to prove Putin and the Ruskies interfered in the U.S. general election on behalf of soon-to-be-anointed Führer, Donald Trump. 

Predictably the Times didn’t prove anything except that it has an axe to grind. 

Now leading members of the “Democratic” Party such as, well, Hillary Clinton are saying, “You See? It was all Putin’s fault!” that she lost the election. In fact Clinton, Inc. had a helluva lot to do with why folks will soon have to see Der Führer Trump’s racist, adrenaline-stretched face on TV every single day, with the title “President of the United States” beneath it. 

If that isn’t depressing enough, now Clinton, Inc., and their comrades in the billionaire class are asking: “Why is it that there’s no more talk about Benghazi, Hillary’s emails, speeches to the billionaire class, etc.?” Why? Because that was all “FAKE NEWS” they declare!

WELL Hillary may NOT have tried to paper-over details about the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, as claimed by the RepubliKlan, but as Secretary of State, she did play a huge role in developing U.S. policy there. And what was that policy? To interfere in the internal affairs of Libya — and in a much more direct and decisive manner than just hacking emails.

What exactly did the U.S. do in Libya? They helped NATO bomb the hell out of it, for starters. The CIA also provided intelligence to the so-called “rebels” there — you know, the “democratic” forces. That “intelligence” allowed them to locate the on-the-run head of state, Mumamar Gaddafi. U.S. allies then beat and tortured Gaddafi, and finally, with brutal barbarism, jammed a knife into his rectum. 

Ah yes: Democracy in action.

And all the red white and blue details are displayed in vivid color on your “smart” phone. So is a video of then-Secretary of State Clinton gloating after Gaddafi’s murder. “We came, we saw, he died!” she declared, erupting in exuberant celebration like a gambler whose team just kicked the winning field goal, eyeballs nearly popping out of her head.

Days later, the Times and other corporate media began yet another transparent propaganda campaign, declaring their outrage — OUTRAGE!  that Russia or ANY foreign power would DARE interfere in American  elections! 

Ironically buried in that same story is an admission that the U.S. has “attempted” to rig elections in other nations. 

That’s putting it mildly! 

One need not look far back into history to recollect that the U.S. supported the coup that overthrew the democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya.  The spokesperson who announced the U.S. policy supporting the coup was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who argued the Honduran military was “following the law” when they arrested Zelaya — still in his pajamas — and spirited him out of the country. 

Hacked emails, Russia, fake news, look over there! Did you see that? What’s up with the Kardashians? 

Focus, brothers and sisters! 

What DID those “hacked” emails show, anyway? 

They revealed that the Democratic National Committee (The DNC), which is the general staff of the “Democratic” Party, interfered in the US electoral system. And what exactly did they do? The DNC did their darn best to undermine the campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. 

The Times piece reported that Debbie Wassermann Schultz, the former head of the DNC, was forced to resign DUE to the very same hacked emails. Those darned Ruskies!

Why exactly did Debbie Wasserman Schultz step down? Because the hacked emails, which the TIMES admitted (by omission) were Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s ACTUAL EMAILS — showed that Debbie Wassermann Schultz — yes, her — and the DNC INTERFERED in the Democratic primaries on behalf of Hillary Clinton! 

Even more astonishing, during the primary season, the DNC and Clinton, Inc. used their connections to encourage the corporate media to promote Donald Trump. That’s right! When CNN, MSNBC and others cut to “LIVE” Trump events, they did it in part because the Clintons thought Trump would be the easiest candidate for Hillary to beat. So we can thank Clinton, Inc., and their operatives for setting the stage for victory of Donald Trump.

If the “Democrats” had only fully embraced democratic institutions and let them work freely it is very likely that Bernie Sanders would have been the nominee of the that  Party — and if that had happened, the corporate media would be busy attacking President-elect Sanders rather than blaming the Russians for hacking DNC emails. 

Conclusion: 

“FAKE” news comes from many different sources. The New York Times should know: They published false claims by the Bush Administration that Iraq and Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. As a result, the U.S. invaded Iraq, destroyed much of it, killed hundreds of thousands of their citizens AND sent brave American soldiers to their deaths. The war also wrecked the lives of those who survived. 

The US invasion of a sovereign state — the State of Iraq — also unleashed a new force in the Middle East, one that both President Obama and the soon-to-be Führer, Donald Trump, declare must be destroyed. The “democratic” forces that “liberated” Iraq let the genie out of the bottle, settling loose ISIS/ISIL, otherwise known as the Islamic State.