Saturday, August 4, 2018

What Makes Us Worse

Though still drowsy, I really woke up this morning on hearing Ari Melber saying that we might find out when Barack Obama learned about the Russian attack that installed his successor in the presidency.   It is certainly going to determine how his legacy should be judged in history, whether or not he protected and defended the country against what has happened or if he knowingly did little to sound an alarm that didn't go off.  If, as I suspect, we learn that he knew a lot more a lot earlier and didn't sound that alarm, I'm going to wonder what part the thinking he learned at Harvard Law played in that.   I think it's where he learned how to personally get ahead by making nice with Republicans and shafting Democrats, or, rather liberals.  It is reported that's how he became the president of the Harvard Law Review.  I doubt it's the only bad habit he learned at the university that made the clownish, incompetent, professional liar, Sean Spicer an honored Fellow along with so many others who should have been on trial for everything from political corruption to crimes against humanity over the years.   I really have to say that, with few exceptions here and there, I really don't like Harvard, much.  Nor Columbia, where he got his undergrad degree.  I don't like the Ivys much, nor the may-as-well-be Ivy class of institution.  They are training grounds for crooks and thugs like the "liberals" who want to get their buddy Brett Kavanaugh's ass on the Supreme Court Bench, just as so many testified in favor of other thugs like Alito.  Such liberals are liars. 

I'm not writing a full piece today, having corrected a few things in yesterday's post, I want to keep it at the top of the page.  I think it gets to the central issue in how American democracy was killed, largely through the efforts of people who went to Harvard with others from Yale and Stanford and the other elite training grounds of the servants of oligarchy today.  That line of training stretches back to the legendary founding, Princeton seems to have produced more of them than the others that were around back then, producing the major voice for slave-holders, James Madison.  What would become Columbia University trained his partner in preventing egalitarian democracy and equal justice, representing the northern financier class, Alexander Hamilton. 

I don't think we can ever save democracy without changing the Constitution that is full of dangerous features that prevent democracy.  The billionaire crooks and their thugs have gotten too good at exploiting its weaknesses through computer technology.  And those were intentionally put there for the use of the posterity of the slave holders and the financier class, the American millionaires and billionaires of today, their servants on the Supreme Court and those they gull the American People into electing through lies of the kind yesterday's post was all about.   That's why I write about this so often.  I think egalitarian democracy and justice are too important to just figure people want their TV and movie stories and that we should just figure the plebs want to be deceived as we preen in our pretense that knowing that as we do nothing, make no effort at all,  marks us as their superiors.  It doesn't. That makes us worse. 


  1. Obama knew, but didn't want to play the role of Comey: i.e., seen as a spoiler. Besides, the election was underway. Complaining about interference before the fact (during, say, primaries) is practically paranoia. Obama wanted Congress to back him, so the government spoke as one (as it should), but McConnell refused.

    Again, if Obama knew even earlier, he's still in the same box: sound the alarm and be damned for interference, or tell McConnell who still responds "That's fine with me."

    1. Obama had the obligation to take that heat, he was the one who chose to run for president and to take the office. It might have been unprecedented but that's the nature of emergencies.

      I think Obama's greatest weakness was what served him so well in his prep-Ivy years, his total devotion to conventions of the ruling class. It's why he was such a sucker for the right, only really exerting himself when it was a question of his own career. I see him as being totally typical of his class.