The Media Monopoly Legitimized The Trump Version of the Iron Heel (The Iron Heel is cited by George Orwell‘s biographer Michael Shelden as having influenced Orwell’s most famous novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell himself described London as having made “a very remarkable prophecy of the rise of Fascism”, in the book and believed that London’s understanding of the primitive had made him a better prophet “than many better-informed and more logical thinkers. — Wilkileaks)
With the real employment rate at 22.9% many people are dissatisfied by the current economy (see Below), Trump scapegoated Muslims, Blacks, Migrant Workers, and women, as the problem and the obstical to make ‘America Great Again’. (When Muslims, Blacks, Migrant Workers, and women knew their place in a white male segregated society.
The traditional ‘leaders’ of the Trade Unions and Other Social Movements were silent about these economic conditions due to the their allegiance Democratic Party to the 1% These ‘leaders’ never spoke about, the main question — that Capitalism no longer works! Capitalism’s quest for profits has led to large scale pollution, Global Warming, Perpetual Wars, Unemployment, and Mass Poverty — that the very future of humanity is now at stake! Trump got elected due to this lack of leadership.It long overdue for a new leadership Trade Unions and Other Social Movements to arise to break from support capitalism and begin to address the problems of the world working class and oppressed masses today. To build a new world order in harmony with nature!
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. . . An endless, miserable presidential campaign is over — with the most miserable result imaginable. Several readers of Socialist Worker with young children commented late last night on social media that they put their kids to bed with assurances that the monster wouldn’t win — and they dreaded explaining how “It” could happen. We all know how they feel. Donald Trump’s victory exposes how decrepit the U.S. political system has become after decades of two-party oligarchical rule. This is a man with ties to the racist far right, a pathological narcissist who entered the race intending to boost his media brand, and who horrifies and disgusts not just millions of working people, but a majority of the American ruling class. And still he won the election for president of the United States. What a testimonial for the “world’s greatest democracy.”. . . — Socialist Worker editorial on Trump’s victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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America Might Not Deserve Trump, But Dems and Hillary Deserved To Lose President Donald Trump? How did such a thing happen? A competent and purposeful Clinton campaign should have beaten Donald Trump. How did Hillary Clinton and one-percenter Democrats snatch defeat from the jaws of certain victory? by BAR managing editor Bruce A. DixonThe Democratic Debacle – The Day After The GOP won at the polls, but Black, brown and working class Democrats have been taking a beating from their own party for decades. “The Democratic Party has failed to deliver even small net increments of social justice to its base constituencies, always giving away more than it gained, and at times taking the lead in savaging the people.” Hillary Clinton hoped to lead a Government of Ruling Class Consensus — a victory only for the One Percent. by BAR executive editor Glen FordThe Big Split “If Trump is the price we have to pay to defeat Clintonian neoliberalism – so be it.” — Mumia Abu-Jamal Throughout this election I said I didn’t believe Trump wanted to win. And judging from the Podesta emails, the DNC helped engineer the Trump ascension to the Republican nomination. Trump was the only guy (along with Ted Cruz) more repulsive to the public than Hillary Clinton. Which keeps reminding me of Mel Brooks’ The Producers. by John Steppling
American liberals unleashed the Trump monster The earth has been shifting under our feet for a while, but all liberals want to do is desperately cling to the status quo like a life-raft. Middle-class Britons are still hyperventiliating about Brexit, and now middle-class America is trembling at the prospect of Donald Trump in the White House. By Jonathan Cook
Donald Trump’s election proves the high days of liberal capitalism since the fall of the Soviet Union are finally over For all his demagoguery, there was a sense that Trump was often nearer to the issues that concerned voters than Clinton. Here in the Middle East, few are optimistic about the future By Patrick CockburnEnvironment:
Climate change may be escalating so fast it could be ‘game over’, scientists warn New research suggests the Earth’s climate could be more sensitive to greenhouse gases than thought, raising the spectre of an ‘apocalyptic side of bad’ temperature rise of more than 7C within a lifetime By Ian JohnstonSolar-powered Pipe desalinates 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water a year for California Solar power and water desalination are two of the most important things to lock down in the modern age. Produces an endless source of drinking water and electricity is what we need to guide us through the unknowns of a changing climate. This is why an incredible project like The Pipe needs global attention. The machine can generate 10,000 MWh each year and additionally turn 4.5 billion liters (or 1.5 billion gallons) of salt water into drinking water in that time. Ongoing Big Energy Crisis:
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October Annual Payroll Growth Declined to a 42-Month Low
Full-Time Employment Declined by 103,000 (-103,000) in October
October 2016 Unemployment Rates Notched Lower: U.3 at 4.9%, U.6 at 9.5%, ShadowStats-Alternate Rate at 22.9%
Drop in Headline October Unemployment Rate Reflected Unemployed Leaving the Labor Force, Not Getting Jobs
Participation Rate and Employment-to-Population Ratio Declined With Continuing Contractions in Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Activity,
Real Construction Spending Remained Down by 24% (-24%) from Recovering Its Pre-Recession High
Narrowing of Third-Quarter Trade Deficit Due to Short-Lived, Soybean-Export Surge
Collapsing Annual M3 Growth Showed Increasing Flight to Liquidity for Big Money; Growth Soared in the M1 and M2 Subcomponents of M3
Horror and hypocrisy continue as Calais “jungle” cleared On Wednesday 2nd November the last inhabitants of the so-called Calais “Jungle” were moved from the site, drawing the operation to demolish the refugee camp to a close. The camp itself has been reduced to a pile of rubble and ash. The thousands of men, women and children who had endured its unimaginable squalor in the desperate hope of a better life now face the prospect of further fear, indignity, and suffering, including deportation if their applications for asylum are unsuccessful. by Josh HolroydHealth, Science, Education, and Welfare:
There is no longer any basis for support to the reformism and its ‘lesser evil’ politics. Worldwide the capitalist class is socializing their debts — transferring their losses to the working class and the poor. Now they are in frenzy in their search for profits and are stripping the working class and the poor any and all assets. This is what happened historically in the Roman Empire on its way to debt bondage and serfdom.
The only solution for capitalism, at this time is the worldwide application of the Iron Heel, as described by Jack London in his book, The Iron Heel.
The immediate tasks is to build the international opposition of the working class and the oppressed of the world to this international crisis of debt and overproduction. The petty bourgeois leaderships of the working class and the world’s oppressed have no solution to this final crisis of capitalism.
The Iron HeelWe must begin the struggle against the ruling class monopoly of political power. As Frederick Douglass stated: “if there is no struggle there can no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation…want crops with out plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters…. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
Now is the time to reorganize all anti-capitalist forces and fighters for working class emancipation and self-determination for people oppressed by capitalism for the rebuilding of a new revolutionary political organization to organize and build our combined power to overturn capitalism that is, in its death agony, waging war, famine, pestilence, and death, and the globalization of global warming throughout the world.
When we organize our power, we will have the force to stop the corporate thievery! Instead giving ‘bailout’ donations to these modern day robber barons we shall bailout the victims of the modern day Wall Street Robber Barons! — Not a cent to bail out the bankers!
Instead of the socialization of debt, we will expropriate and nationalize the entire banking system under the democratic control of capitalism’s victims, not its agents!
We can then force the ruling classes to open its books so we can determine what has been stolen, hidden in off shore accounts, or squandered at our expense! Make the banks, corporations and the ruling class pay the full price of the crisis — Not the poor and the working class.
Once we organize our power independent of the ruling class we can bring all the troops home now from Iraq, Afghanistan, and every other country where they’re stationed, and instead of spending trillions for war, we can initiate massive public works projects, to rebuild the nation’s inner cities, schools and hospitals and eliminate poverty and unemployment. We can also force a one hundred percent tax on the war industry profiteers!
What is needed is solidarity of the all exploited and oppressed. In the present world, the rights of the capitalists to make a profit are in direct conflict with our basic rights. In this sense, the capitalist system has become a threat to humanity. As the old union song Solidarity stated:
In our hands is placed a power greater than their hoarded gold; Greater than the might of armies, magnified a thousand-fold. We can bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old. Solidarity makes us strong.
Jefferson’s words, that human rights are unalienable, means that these rights can never be superseded. At all points of conflict the rights of humanity to survive must supersede the right of the few to make a profit. The right to a free world is an unalienable human right!
Since the present crisis of capitalism is a global concern, it requires all of humanity to act collectively, in our overall interests for our survival as a species, to correct the problem and to remove the obstacle of capitalism. It requires a society where humanity has social, economic, and political control over the earth. Such a society, a socialist society, is needed to ensure that all decisions affecting the survival of our standard of living are under the democratic control of humankind so that the production of goods will be done for the needs and survival of humanity instead of the production and the destruction of humanity and other species for profit!