Saturday, October 1, 2016

Clinton, Trump and Cuba

At the moment the corporate media is attempting to convince people in Florida that Trump illegally conducted business in Cuba. Hillary Clinton herself has pushed this agenda; but, it is untrue and dishonest.

Let's start with this. Hillary Clinton called for lifting the embargo on Cuba as stated in her own book. The fact is that this is not being reported shows just how disingenuous the media is.

The Washington Post - On Cuba, it’s Hillary Clinton versus Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.  The article is from 2014. Maybe the media just has a short memory. Oh, you can search the internet and find many stories that were written at the time. Here is a line from the article, "Every step of the way, we faced vocal opposition from some members of Congress who wanted to keep Cuba in a deep freeze. But I remained convinced that this kind of people-to-people engagement was the best way to encourage reform in Cuba and that it was profoundly in the interests of the United States and the region. This thinking, Clinton wrote, is what led her to ultimately recommend to Obama that he consider lifting the embargo, which he now has called on Congress to do."

As for Trump, there is no evidence that he has ever called for lifting the embargo on Cuba. The so called "business" he conducted was sending down some of his people to Cuba, we do not know the exact reason for the trip; but, it was not illegal and he made NO business arrangements or deals. These things are facts and not innuendo.

Again, the focus should be on the media and not on Clinton or Trump's position on Cuba. The fact is that Obama has already begun lifting the embargo and opening Cuba up to travel. Now, personally I am in favor of ending the Cuban embargo and allowing travel there. If you can trade with Vietnam and China (which by the way just threatened the United States - CNBC - US will pay price for THAAD deployment, Beijing mouthpiece People's Daily says) why can't we trade with Cuba?

The current corporate talking points are not about Cuba, they are just an attempt to get Cuban votes for Hillary and the Democratic party. The disgusting part is that the media is playing along rather than trying to present you with the facts so you can make up your own mind.

Hillary Calls For Gerrymandering.

In the last two days there has been a lot written about how Hillary Clinton dismissed millennials as cellar dwellers. Here is the actual audio.

YouTube - [LEAKED AUDIO] Hillary Clinton Calls Sanders Supporters Basement Dwellers.

What has not been discussed is more important. At 2:32 she says that in order to have a revolution the Democrats have to have control of the senate and the house of representatives. We have had the Democrats in control of both and nothing changed. We have had the Republicans in charge of both and nothing changed. A vote for any establishment candidate means nothing changes. The worst comment she made is at 2:44 she says the way to take back the house is to redistrict in order to give an advantage to Democrats. Another word for redistricting is gerrymandering and it is illegal. Redistricting is just another way of denying people the power of their vote. It is anti-democracy.

Millenials and Clinton

I am going to tell you a secret, Hillary Clinton does not get the youth vote. Nope, millennials do not like her, trust her or believe she will create jobs for them. That last part is the key, millennials know they are getting screwed and they know the status quo does not benefit them. Her response to them is to say that they live in their parents basements (yes, she is actually on tape saying that) or that millennial men are Bernie bros who go to his events just to get women. Wow.

Here is the issue for millennials and it is not college tuition. The issue for millennials is whether or not there will be good jobs for them that they can retire from, that is the new American dream. They don't dream about a three bedroom house with a white picket fence and three children, they dream about a job that lets them live in an apartment by themselves and not need roommates, they dream about being able to promote if they work hard. They dream about having a decent future and being able to retire someday. I don't consider that outrageous or privileged. Hillary is not offering that or even coming up with plans that are aimed at that.

The above is why millennials went for Sanders or Trump; but, not Hillary or Jeb. The media is owned by six multinational corporations and they have never cared for Sanders, millennials or Americans. The millennials were the first to complain about the trade agreements and protest them, they were ridiculed by the media. The millennials were the founders of the Occupy Movement and the media made fun of them. The millennials voted for Sanders and Trump and the media made fun of them.  Tonight I watched both Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert make fun of millennials for not supporting Hillary, yeah, good luck in the ratings long term, they will remember your mocking them. Contrary to what these two idiots think, millennials know they are getting screwed and they are right that Hillary won't even attempt to change that as she is a corporatist. Hey, Meyers, Colbert, you are now officially whores of the corporate media, you know, that thing you used to make fun of until you joined it to make millions. No wonder you side with politicians who have also sold their souls.

By the way, did you know that Hillary had called for a wall to be built between Mexico and the United States? Yep and a very liberal person named Jimmy Dore even posted the video and he intends to vote for Hillary. If you want to see where she said it go to 1:50 into the video, that is the first video of her talking about it, wait a minute and you can see the second one where she actually says a wall.

Remember the real focus in on the media. Lets talk about them a little bit more. Lets start with this video of celebrities telling who you can and cannot vote for, not who they support but who you cannot vote for.

YouTube - IMPORTANT - Save The Day

 There are other people who think they can demand that you vote for someone.

USA Today - USA TODAY's Editorial Board: Trump is 'unfit for the presidency'.  Here is a quote from the article, "Whatever you do, however, resist the siren song of a dangerous demagogue. By all means vote, just not for Donald Trump."

Geez, isn't it nice to have so many celebrities and people in power telling you who you are not allowed to vote for? Now here is the real question, who the hell are these people to say who we can and cannot vote for? Do they not believe in democracy? I do not tell my friends who wish to vote for Hillary that they cannot or attempt to shame them, that is tyrannical behavior. I don't even bother telling people who like Hillary about all of her crimes or flaws.

It is funny how the most "liberal" of us are the most dismissive of millennials, of the young people who will have to live in this country when we die off. Those in power seek to leave them a country where only college graduates have good jobs and few middle class people will be able to afford college. If you don't have connections you will not get an even halfway decent job. That is what millennials are being left with. Oh, I forgot and the people competing for those jobs will be from other countries because the Democratic party believes in open borders today.

Here is the amusing part. The mass media is killing itself because it is alienating it's future viewers, the millennials. It is a shame, when we had a diversified media and news was not entertainment, it thrived. Now that six companies own 90% of our media we only hear the same talking points as are used by the establishment and the young people have noticed. Goodbye heyday of newspapers. Goodbye heyday of broadcast news. Goodbye sensible diversity. Monopolies destroy true freedom of thought and action.