POLITICAL JOURNALISM: “Society Is In Decay – When the Worst is First and the Best is Last” / Ralph Nader ☮

Ralph Nader

By Ralph Nader
May 29, 2019

Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those who pollute our planet and bankrupt defenseless families, make millions more. Wells Fargo executives are cases in point. The vastly overpaid CEO of General Electric left his teetering company in shambles. In 2019, Boeing’s CEO got a bonus (despite the Lion Air Flight 610 737 Max 8 crash in 2018). Just days before a second deadly 737 Max 8 crash in Ethiopia.

This disparity is on full display in my profession. Public interest lawyers and public defenders, who fight daily for a more just and lawful society, are paid modest salaries. On the other hand, the most well compensated lawyers are corporate lawyers who regularly aid and abet corporate crime, fraud, and abuse. Many corporate lawyers line their pockets by shielding the powerful violators from accountability under the rule of law.

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PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Dr. Jill Stein Has a Departing Gift For Trump and Clinton” / The Humanist Report / Mike Figueredo ☮

The election might be over now, but the Green Party’s presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, left Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with one last departing gift before ending her campaign. It’s great.

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Rachel Maddow Blames Third-Party Voters for Trump Victory” / The Humanist Report / Mike Figueredo ☮

Rachel Maddow couldn’t understand why the months of pro-Clinton propaganda failed to get her candidate into the White House. Rather than realizing that Americans just simply don’t like the Clintons, she decided to blame democracy itself and shamed third-party voters, implying they’re culpable for Trump’s victory. Shameful.

GREEN PARTY: “Dr. Jill Stein Responds to The Daily Beast’s Smear Attempt—Crushes Them!” / The Humanist Report / Mike Figueredo ☮

The Daily Beast, a pseudo-journalism outlet owned by IAC (a company in which Chelsea Clinton is a board member of) attempted to smear Jill Stein, and it backfired horribly for them. Jill Stein responded to their pathetic attempt to frame her as a hypocrite by pointing out their own hypocrisy, and undisclosed conflict-of-interest to Clinton’s campaign.

GREEN PARTY: “Bill Maher and Sarah Silverman Condescendingly Wag Their Fingers at BernieOrBust Voters” / The Humanist Report / Mike Figueredo ☮

In a segment on ‘Real Time with Bill Maher,’ Bill had Sarah Silverman on to belittle #BernieOrBust voters some more by condescendingly wagging their fingers at them for voting third-party and implying that they’re uninformed. It seems like they don’t get why we’re angry with the DNC and Hillary Clinton, so we explain it to them in this segment.

GREEN PARTY: “Definitive Proof Ralph Nader Didn’t Cost Al Gore the Election” / “Al Gore Betrayed Blacks, Progressives and America, Not Ralph Rader” / Jimmy Dore / *MUST WATCH* ☮

The erroneous claim that Ralph Nader cost Al Gore the 2000 election is frequently cited to discredit voting for a 3rd party candidate. It’s nonsense. Here’s why.

Black voters in Florida were purged from voter rolls by the tens of thousands, handing the White House to George Bush. In a sad moment in American History, highlighted in Michael Moore’s Farenheit 911, members of the Congressional Black Caucus rose to voice their opposition but Gore as President of the Senate told them to sit down and shut up, even scoring some cheap laughs.