Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dip Some Ivanka Buns In This

The Zapatistas have launched "Fuck Trump" coffee and will use proceeds from its sale to help migrants persecuted by Donald Trump.

The Zapatistas, or Zapatista Army of National Liberation, are self governing Marxist Mayan Indians from Chiapas state in far southern Mexico who made international news and inspired radicals worldwide when they declared war on Mexico on January 1, 1994, the day NAFTA took effect. Yes, they knew back then what Democrats still don't know and won't ever admit to. NAFTA like all these trade treaties was intended to make the rich richer and the poor poorer no matter which country you live in. The Zapatistas surprise revolt won for them semi autonomous status in Mexico and legendary status among radicals and they've been a presence on the Left ever since. They regularly release well thought out communiques including some great stuff on how to think about organizing.

This looks to me like a legitimate source for their coffee but it will cost you.

Meanwhile, Democratic senators are giving all kinds of reasons for why they're not voting for this Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court but none of them will be voting against him because of the dirty way Republicans held that seat open. Republicans are scaring them by threatening to change the senate rules. Democrats should make sure that seat stays open for as long as it takes for Republicans to stop cheating on things like this, on elections, on everything, but they have no balls. Zero. They need to go away and let someone else be the opposition.

That may happen sooner rather than later anyway. Someone posted a photo on social media tonight from a meeting of the New York City chapter of Democratic Socialists of America.

I've written several times lately about how quickly Socialism is growing in popularity in the US. Socialists are getting organized, and unlike Democrats, actually have arguments against conservatism and can put forth different solutions.

When Democrats agree with Republicans on everything but gay marriage and abortion all they can say is that they like gay marriage and abortion. Then they vote with Republicans to cut the budget, to kick kids off Head Start and to prevent seniors from buying medicines from Canada where it wouldn't cost them half their Social Security check.

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