Brian Dropping #67
Hope? No, not Obama’s lying, deceitful hope put out there to sucker the electorate, but honest-to-goodness
1- Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person ever to be awarded The Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts on behalf of women’s rights in Pakistan. She was wounded by the Taliban, but at seventeen years of age, has shown enormous courage in the face of threatened violence. She is also quoted as saying that Socialism is the only solution. Perhaps in awarding her the prize the Nobel Committee is trying to atone for giving the peace prize to perhaps the least deserving recipient in recent history – President Barak Obomber.
2- Then there’s Seattle’s City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant another professed Socialist, elected by the will of the people to oppose the agenda of the oligarchs.
3- The mass demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri in support of justice for Michael Brown, gunned down by a white police officer two months ago, even though, according to witnesses he had his hands up. The aquittal of the murderer of Travon Martin seems to have unleashed a spate of similar murders.
4- Vermont’s GMO labeling law – a victory for people’s right to know what’s in their food, and a blow against Monsanto and the American Grocers Association and their extortionate threats to sue the state.
5- The movement in New Mexico to establish a State Bank by, of and for the people, to replicate the North Dakota State Bank in existence for one hundred years. It is a gob of spit in the eye of Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan and Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs and the other gangster bankers.
6- The Organization of American States Summit refusing to knuckle under to the psychotic U.S. opposition to including Cuba. These Latin American states have had enough bullying from the Gringos up north who have bled Latin America dry for three hundred years.
7- The re-election for a third term of Aymara indian, Evo Morales, as President of Bolivia with over sixty percent of the vote. He has significantly cut poverty, nationalized the oil and gas industries and empowered indigenous peoples.
8- The mass protests for democracy in Hong Kong despite police brutality. We U.S. citizens can only hope we can enough folks off their asses to do the same here for the cause of democracy, rather than the pitiful sham we call the electoral system.
9- The extraordinarily brave whistle-blowers like Silkwood, Manning, Snowden, Drake, Greenwald, Kiriakou, Ellsberg, Assange and many others who refused to go along to get along, and were hounded by the running dogs of capitalism.
10- The four sane members of The U.S. Supreme Court – Guinsberg, Sotomayor, Breyer and Kagan who continue to counter the certifiably insane majority of Roberts, Alito, Thomas, Scalia (an especially serious case) and Kennedy.