(that’s the castle, in the photo, in Denmark where Shakespeare set Hamlet)
The American “left” is dead, thanks entirely to the American “left” itself, which over the last 3 decades has been morbidly depressed, and in the last year, first became totally unrecognizable as itself, and then committed suicide. I absolutely agree with everything Max Blumenthal says here:
(I’ll add a transcript when it comes up on YouTube)
Here’s what the American left should focus on, in opposition to it, not in total support of it like today’s Democratic Party https://www.rt.com/op-edge/395709-yugoslavia-libya-syria-us-empire/ (by Neil Clark)
The American “left” is consumed now with, as Max Blumenthal says (video above):
“pushing corporate trade, pushing permanent war… the Democrats should have responded to Trump with a big narrative, against permanent war, and for economic equality. Instead they’re pushing Russia scandal mongering non-stop. It’s subsumed all of the progressive grassroots movements I believed in, and, it’s basically buried the left, in a militaristic narrative, that ambitious figures, like Jamie Ranskin, are advancing. Mark my words Tucker, when Trump is gone, this narrative will be repurposed by the political establishment to attack the left and anyone on the left … who steps out of line on the issues of permanent war, corporate free trade, things like will be painted as Russia puppets, so this is very dangerous, and people who are progressive who are falling into it need to know what the long term consequences of this cynical narrative are.”
Seemingly well-intentioned people are falling into it. I copy a discussion from Facebook, a glimpse at what people think.
The premise now underlying “russia collusion” (as it’s evolved into its latest current state) is that US presidential candidates should isolate themselves from information about political opponents if the information is provided by people who are not US citizens. Such an idea has nothing to do with the reality of politics, law, business, human relations generally, nor the protections of free association and speech, as they are (and that we expect and rely on), have been, or could be (in a free society). The Robert Parry article gives some history https://consortiumnews.com/…/forgetting-the-dirty-dossier-…/ Jonathan Turley comments on fundamental implications for law https://jonathanturley.org/…/the-media-rorschach-test-and-…/