Stratfor looks at the power of social media to tilt politics

Summary: New media mark the chapters in the history of politics. Newspaper, radio, TV, and now social media -- each generation of media transformed politics. Those who mastered the new media thrived; those that didn't, failed. Here Stratfor brings in experts to discuss the Arab Spring, Campaign 2016, and what happens next. The Next Front … Continue reading Stratfor looks at the power of social media to tilt politics

Journalists close their eyes as Campaign 2016 reshapes America

Summary: There are many astonishing aspects of Campaign 2016. The resurgence of populism, with slightly fascist overtones. The unabashed racism. The overthrow of the lavishly financed dynasties candidate of the GOP establishment, and the strong insurgency from the Left against the Democratic Party establishment's lavishly financed dynastic candidate. But journalists disinterest in these issues is … Continue reading Journalists close their eyes as Campaign 2016 reshapes America

Hillary runs as a populist because we’re easily fooled. Will we prove her wrong?

Summary: It requires an extraordinary blindness, willful blindness, to believe Hillary's promises and not the expectations of her billionaire backers. Yet the enthusiasm for her among the 90% shows that we have learned nothing during the past 8 years. Stand by for her coronation and, if elected, disappointment.  {1st of 2 posts today.} "I've got … Continue reading Hillary runs as a populist because we’re easily fooled. Will we prove her wrong?

Destroying campaign finance laws, another win for the 1%. Another step to a New America.

Summary: It's fun to read the shocked, shocked reactions to the Supreme Court's latest gutting of the campaign finance laws. The 1% have been gathering wealth, income, and political power for 40 years. What did the Left expect the 1% to once they owned the high ground n every aspect of American society? Like Bruce … Continue reading Destroying campaign finance laws, another win for the 1%. Another step to a New America.