Pros & Cons, and Professional Cons

President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, recently lost his security clearance.  He was only privy to those highly classified documents for over a year, so what could go wrong?  Anyway, we all know what he was up to: making business deals.

Bet your bottom dollar, Kushner was using his position to leverage new business “arrangements” for himself and his family, which of course includes Trump.

One down, two to go.

And in the “I can’t believe it’s not butter” department, a major gun seller has just decided to stop selling assault rifles.

Pinch me, I’m dreaming.

We all know what this means: it means we need to stop by Dick’s and buy ourselves something nice.

Rest assured the gun nuts will be “up in arms” about this so-called “assault” on their freedom to be insane…so we have to counter their bullshit by planting as many of our own daisies as possible.

Come on!  Let’s be a Dick about it.

The “Sheriff of Nottingham” Party

Republicans exist for one reason: to serve power.  If you do not have power, and you vote for the Republicans, you are digging your own grave.

Some…or even most rank-and-file Republicans have deluded themselves into thinking otherwise…but I’m convinced that most Republicans, especially the big dogs in the political arena, know exactly what they’re doing.

They pick on the poor, and bow to the rich…and that gets them off.

Occasionally there’s a rift in paradise where we’ll see a conflict between one business giant versus another.  In these cases, it’s easy to see which business wields more power, because that’s the business that the GOP will defend with all the pomp and circumstance at their disposal.

Recently, the lieutenant governor of Georgia tweeted this: “I will kill any tax legislation that benefits Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with the NRA,” Cagle tweeted.

Note: this is a government official telling a private business what it should do, and threatening punitive action if his orders are not followed.

What does that remind you of?

Union-Busters Suck

Many if not most Republicans are vehemently opposed to the idea of workers unions.

They say it’s because paying dues is unfair to workers, but we all know that’s a bunch of malarkey.

The truth is that unions are effective.  The truth is that Republicans only care about the upper classes, which happen to be the same people who own corporations, which happen to be the same people in control of wages.

Yes, the people who own corporations “control” the wages.  Wages are not left to the whims of the so-called “free market.”  Prices might be, but not wages.  Corporate America collectively controls the wage indexes, and they do so with a coordinated, yet unofficial, effort.

When corporate America “collectively” does something, they are in effect working as a union.  So what we have is one union, the corporations, against another, the workers.  But most workers have no union, and corporate America is dead set on keeping it that way.

A union is power.  A union is leverage.

And unfortunately, in today’s political climate, a union is a social animal well on its way to extinction.  The masses have been thoroughly brain-washed into thinking that we only deserves the crumbs of wages we’re given by the rich.

If you want to get rich as a laborer, work harder!  If you want to get rich, you must first make some one else richer.

True Leadership is Needed

The left has no real leader at the moment. That is probably the biggest problem we face: no real leadership.

We have no coordination, no action-oriented objectives.

Voting is not enough.  If voting were enough, we wouldn’t be in this mess to begin with.

We have prominent people who are in a position to say what we’re all thinking, and that’s fine, but it won’t accomplish anything.

We need action, and we need coordinated action, and that can only be achieved under the direction of a true leader, or group of leaders working together.

Until that happens, we’ll keep flailing and fighting and…losing to the greedy imbeciles on the right.