Is Conventional Warfare A Thing Of The Past?

As someone who studies war but in international relations it is called conflict management and resolution…I am always looking at our reactions to situations that require an armed response……in other words….the use of our military.

With all this War on Terror do we still have a military that will fight and win in a conventional war? Or is a conventional war ………what the Hell is conventional warfare?

Good question…..and yes the professor has an answer……

Conventional warfare is a form of warfare conducted by using conventional military weapons and battlefield tactics between two or more states in open confrontation. The forces on each side are well-defined, and fight using weapons that primarily target the opposing army. It is normally fought using conventional weapons, and not with chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons. The general purpose of conventional warfare is to weaken or destroy the opponent’s military force, thereby negating its ability to engage in conventional warfare. In forcing capitulation, however, one or both sides may eventually resort to unconventional warfare tactics.

But wait….not to be confused with non-conventional warfare……huh?

A broad spectrum of military andparamilitary operations, normally of long duration, predominantlyconducted through, with, or by indigenous or surrogate forces whoare organized, trained, equipped,supported, and directed in varyingdegrees by an external source. It includes, but is not limited to,guerrilla warfare, subversion,sabotage, intelligence activities,and unconventional assistedrecovery.

With all the problems with international terrorism is it possible that conventional warfare is outdated?

And yes…there is an answer to that $64 question…..

Numerous voices have claimed that the day of conventional war is over. For years, these voices have predicted that “war amongst the people,” or “hybrid war,” or “gray zone operations,” or “distributed security missions,” are the new face of war. But conventional war—however it may be changing—may not be as dead as some believe. Danger is already emerging from the confluence of several unfolding trends.

Source: Conventional Warfare: Not Dead Yet | RealClearDefense

I realize that this subject means very little to most….but those days are quickly coming to an end.

A conventional war means a logistic nightmare….too many moving pieces these days….but the answer to this is small unit ops…..the special forces.

Our new president will try to avoid a conventional war by fighting terrorism……with the least amount of individuals as possible…..but why?

Reports from earlier this monththat Pentagon has been increasing deployments of special forces around the Middle East and Africa appears to be continuing apace, with the most recent reports suggesting that President Trump has expanded the deployments into Central Africa, and is continuing the policy across the region.

The use of small-scale special forces as an alternative to larger deployments of regular combat soldiers became popular in the Obama Administration as a way to keep official troop levels comparatively low while getting into more and more military operations around the world.

A small unit op is easier to hide than an all out invasion……while a conventional war is NOT out of the question, especially fighting terrorism, it will be less likely for the funding can be pulled from the “Black Budget” and NO accountability is the key….you see a small amount of causalities is easier to hide than massive losses….small losses can be sent to page 4 of the paper where big losses will be front page news.

But military planners are thinking to the future……with Russia and China flexing their muscles……

Today, military planners focus intensely on countering Russian revanchism in Europe and containing Chinese expansionism in Asia. After more than a decade and a half of fighting “small wars” In Iraq and Afghanistan and conducting counterterrorism strikes in many more countries, our national security focus and increasingly prevailingwisdomsuggest the international system may be returning to an era of great power war.

Despite predictions to the contrary great power conflict will not dominate global security issues in the twenty-first century. Wars between great powers have steadily declined since WWII with the influence of nuclear weapons upon the international system, a trend that pre-dates American hegemony and argues against unipolarity as the sole causal factor. However, while great power war is unlikely to emerge in the near future, war itself will remain a constant feature of the international system. Instead of large-scale, inter-state conflicts, though, the prevalent form of conflict for the foreseeable future will be civil wars. Nationalism, or even fragmented and atomized derivative identities, will be the driving factor behind these conflicts, manifesting principally as insurgencies.

Source: Balancing Force Modernization and the Most Likely Future Wars We’ll Be Fighting | RealClearDefense

There are two schools here…..but does it really matter?

A war by any other name is still a war.

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KHALI MASOOD ! / Salmann Rushdie.,/REFORMATION OF ISLAM

Thursday’s ‘ Car Ramming Attack ‘ in Westminster London and the terrorist involved is just the ‘ Tip of the Iceberg ‘

KHALI MASOOD ! / Salmann Rushdie.,/REFORMATION OF ISLAM

Thursday’s ‘ Car Ramming Attack ‘ in Westminster London and the terrorist involved is just the ‘ Tip of the Iceberg ‘ 

KHALI MASOOD ! / Salmann Rushdie.,/REFORMATION OF ISLAM

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Khalid Masood this muslim terrorist carried out yesterday Mar.22:2017: the vicious terrorist attack in Westminster in the heart of London injured a number of people and killing five. 

This Islamist turned London upside down in one foul swoop … 

Unless The European and civilized countries t stop the flower and love ideology and understand the core of Islamic teaching which is hate toward the non Muslims and the believe that Muslims are supreme to the other that noobody is equal to a Muslim. 

Muslims must understand all people are Equal , all people have the same rights and freedom.Unless this become a reality Muslim fanatic will keep killing innocent people because their Allah allows them to kill and go To Allaha’s home and get rewarded with beautiful girls to have non stop pleasure and sex..

SALMANN RUSHDI ANOTHER PAKISTANI MUSLIM WHO KNEW WHAT ISLAM IS , WHO KNEW THE POISON IN ISLAM ,RUSHDIE WANTED TO CHANGE ISLAM NO ONE TOOK HIM SERIOUS .HE LIVES IN HIDING BECAUSE EVERY MUSLIM LIKE MASOOD WANTS TO KILL HIM BELIEVING THAT RUSHDIE INSULTED ISLAM.

UNLESS MUSLIMS REFORM ISLAM AND ERADICATE ISLAMIC HATE AND INEQUALITY TERRORISM WILL BE PART OF THIS ISLAMIC VIOLENCE MENTALITY…

TERRORISM IS A UNIVERSAL PLAGUE AVERY ONE MUST ADMIT THIS REALITY AND FIRMLY FIGHT IT. 

LACK OF INTELLIGENCE IS THE GREATEST DANGER FOR THE HUMAN RACE. JALAL MICHAEL SABBAGH

Britain and the European Union countries opened their border to invite Muslim Immigrants and refugees without knowing anything about Islam hateful , blood thirsty ideology. 

The liberals in Europe wanted a MULTI CULTURE societies now they are paying a heavy price for their ignorance.

MUSLIMS WERE DEFEATED IN 1668 ON SEPTEMBER 11 WERE DEFEATED AND CRUSHED WHEN THEY WANTED TO INVADE EUROPE THROUGH VIENNA THEIR 200,000 SOLDIER ARMY WAS CRUSHED BY THE SMALL AUSTRIAN AND POLISH ARMIES..MUSLIMS NOW THEY WANT TO INVADE EUROPE WITH IMMIGRANTS , VIOLENCE, TERRORISM.WAKE UP IDIOTS LIBERALS.

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America Needs A Good Strong A.R.M.

The voting is over and there is something that I wanted to share……I waited before posting this because I was a afraid that too much would be read into the subject…….

By now every American that is not in a coma knows the slogan…”Make America Great Again” right?

Bernie’s run for the presidency has started a bit of a revolution….he has shown that a campaign can be run without the massive amounts of cash from the influence seekers….though there is still some doubt that he could have ever won the nomination without the “fat cats” in his corner.

Let’s be clear….when one hears the term used….revolution….the thoughts immediately track to guns, bombs and violence….that has been the case in some situations….but revolution basically means “change“. Change…that magical thing that ALL Americans claim they are searching for….but they keep giving the reins of power to the same sorts election after election….and that change is still as elisive as it has been for decades.

If you want to make America great again then it is time for an A.R.M. (American Revolutionary Movement)……a movement for real change….we Americans have had about enough rhetoric and doublespeak…..time to get up off their butts.

It has only just begun….now there must be a plan to continue the work started in this election…..do not allow the movement to die…..the way we did in the 70’s……you want change? Then be willing to work for it.

A new American Revolution is possible….but only if you want a change in the way things are done in this country.

We need to revive the radicals in this country…all great leap forward for this society came from the work of so-called radicals…..fair labor laws, overtime pay, healthcare…..etc.

Today we’re going to discuss the political radicalism that gripped especially young people, African Americans, in this country a few decades ago, in the 1960s and the 1970s, and what happened to it. Where did it go? How was it repressed? Why has that militancy, especially in our system of what Sheldon Wolin calls inverted totalitarianism and this corporate coup d’etas that we have undergone, why isn’t it being expressed within the wider society?

And with me to discuss that is the great civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart, who was disbarred because of her activism, standing up to power for three decades, caught up in the war on terror, but who has spent her life defending the poor and the marginalized, who wept in court when one of her clients, Omar Abdel-Rahman, the sheikh, was barred from presenting a credible defense, and is everything a lawyer should be.

Source: Chris Hedges | Days of Revolt: The Return of the Radical | Rise Up Times

There was a chance when Bernie announced the formation of “Our Revolution“…..but for me it fell well short of what is needed….

Lila Garrett here to report on Our Revolution. The concept of “Our Revolution” Left Something Out yours and mine, was the one started by Bernie Sanders who almost got us out of the government by-for-and-of the 1% into government of, by, and for the people. Democracy I believe it’s called. It’s been so long since we had one, it’s hard to remember exactly. But it had to do with one person, one vote, no gerrymandering districts to manipulate that vote, no phony identification requirement to make that vote, no hiding polling places so it’s impossible to find them, and no having to be a billionaire to get in the game. (Thanks a lot, Citizens United.)

Bernie Sanders in his campaign called that change a “revolution” and he won 22 states and 46% of the committed delegates doing it. To the victor belongs the spoils, and while Hillary went around the country collecting those spoils….megabucks from the millionaires & billionaires…we all sat around biting our nails, nervously wondering when the revolution to give us our country back would start.

Source: “Our Revolution” Left Something Out – LA Progressive

But if the word revolutionary turns you off then how about a progressive party?

Time for a real masses party……

We need to build the institutions that will make us great again…..

Politics is a game of fear. Those who do not have the ability to make power elites afraid do not succeed. All of the movements that opened up the democratic space in America—the abolitionists, the suffragists, the labor movement, the communists, the socialists, the anarchists and the civil rights movement—developed a critical mass and militancy that forced the centers of power to respond. The platitudes about justice, equality and democracy are just that. Only when power becomes worried about its survival does it react. Appealing to its better nature is useless. It doesn’t have one.

We once had within our capitalist democracy liberal institutions—the press, labor unions, third political parties, civic and church groups, public broadcasting, well-funded public universities and a liberal wing of the Democratic Party—that were capable of responding to outside pressure from movements. They did so imperfectly. They provided only enough reforms to save the capitalist system from widespread unrest or, with the breakdown of capitalism in the 1930s, from revolution. They never addressed white supremacy and institutional racism or the cruelty that is endemic to capitalism. But they had the ability to address and ameliorate the suffering of working men and women.

Source: Building the Institutions for Revolt | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

To reiterate…..the needs of Americans is dire…….time for a strong A.R.M.

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George Soros’s Democracy Wrecking Ball In Croatia – Condemned!

Croatian National Ethics Tribunal Saturday 11 February 2017 Photo: Oscar Sarunic

Croatian National Ethics Tribunal
Saturday 11 February 2017
Photo: Oscar Sarunic

In July 2016 the globally influential financial analysts Zerohedge claimed George Soros “singlehandedly created the European refugee crisis”; Breitbart news said Soros’s funding of Black Lives Matter was part of an agenda to swing the US presidential election; and popular US radio host Alex Jones says “Soros is behind the Muslim takeover of the West”. In August 2016, hackers thought to be linked to the Russian government found thousands of documents from Soros’s foundation’s servers and put them online, the year prior to that Russian state prosecutor found that Soros’ Open Society fund was not desirable in Russia because it reportedly represented a threat to the national security and constitutional order in Russia. Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has recently ousted all Soros’ non-government organisations because, it was said, they serve global capitalism and are seeking political correctness at the expense of national interests. US President Donald Trump has accused Soros of being part of “a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.”

George Soros Photo: Bloomberg NE WP

George Soros
Photo: Bloomberg NE WP

As the world turns to the right more and more, Soros and his Open Society network of organisations are increasingly under the watchful eyes of political and economic analysts with view to unraveling the complex mesh of damage it has done particularly to the transition into democracy and independence in former communist countries. We remember – he was credited with goals to help countries transition into democracy from communism, but it appears that was a sinister mask and disguise. As the analyses and moves to distance Soros from influencing non-government organisations with money it is to be expected that all moves of such distancing will be attributed to some hatred or conspiracy theories by the left. But the fact remains that the conservative side of politics has “smelled a rat” in Soros’ operations and the rat is real!

And so, there are a series of reasons why Croatia still, after a quarter of a century since it began its path to democracy and independence, suffers chokingly from communist mindset and habits. While the high-profile politicians on the left (former communists of Yugoslavia) received a great deal of attention in Croatia as it proceeded to secede from Yugoslavia, get rid of communism and develop a full democracy mirrored on Western democracy, people tend to forget that they were only able to push and maintain their anti-Croatian national agenda because the society had money injected into it to do so. One of the major sources for that money: radical leftist billionaire George Soros, who is single-handedly funding many of the left’s projects that concentrated on a good part of civil society playing a part in stifling the transition from communism. He has also wielded influence upon Croatian governments to fund organisations that push his agenda.

George Soros, the ardent supporter under whose patronage grew pro-liberal associations and societies in the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe; his so-called Open Society operates in over 50 countries throughout the world, by rule and no exception its impetus is on destruction and the weakening of the conservative or the patriotic side of politics. Soros is said to come from an anti-Semitic Jewish family. “My mother was quite anti-Semitic, and ashamed of being Jewish,” Soros said in an interview with The New Yorker (2010). “Given the culture in which one lived, being Jewish was a clear-cut stigma, disadvantage, a handicap-and, therefore, there was always the desire to transcend it, to escape it.” Soros later said in an interview with US 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft that he did not feel any remorse “about confiscating property from Jews as a teenager.” No wonder all the former communists or their supporters love Soros in Croatia – many still live in WWII and post-WWII confiscated/nationalised properties.

George Soros, or better said – his money, has been present in Croatia since 1993, when he (mainly due to the support he received from Croatia’s two former presidents, anti-Tudjman operators, anti Croatian independence operators, Stjepan Mesic and Ivo Josipovic) founded his Open Society branch there, under the guise that it’s important “to study the ways in which the existing system would push through so that it may be possible to act from within.” He had said that his goal was to topple “Franjo Tudjman’s dictatorship!” As years passed many associations and organisations were founded as part of civil society of non-government organisations. According to Kamenjar portal, out of 1400 associations formed in Croatia the strongest ones among them were the ones in the business of acting against the sovereignty of Croatia: Croatian Open Society, Croatian Helsinki Committee, Croatian Legal Centre, Centre for Peace Studies, GONG, B.A.B.E., Rekom, Platforma 112, Documenta (leader of which, Vesna Terselic, was personally ethically convicted by the Croatian National Ethics Tribunal for treason).

Prof. Zvonimir Separovic President Croatian National Ethics Tribunal Saturday 11 February 2017 Photo: Oskar Sarunic

Prof. Zvonimir Separovic
President Croatian National Ethics Tribunal
Saturday 11 February 2017
Photo: Oskar Sarunic

In the literary sense of the word they are destroyers. The are the opponents of the sovereignty of the Croatian state,” said Prof. Zvonimir Separovic, president of the Croatian National Ethics Tribunal in his summation on Saturday 11 February 2017, emphasising and paraphrasing Blessed Alojzije Stepinac that enormous effort is needed in order to sustain our sensitive, vulnerable Croatia and the lasting victim that Croatian people are. He added that Stepinac himself was a victim. Established in 2014 the Croatian National Ethics Tribunal is made up of distinguished Croatian intellectuals whose aim is and has been to examine ethically the behaviour of individuals and the operations of some institutions.

On Saturday 11 February 2017 the Croatian National Ethics Tribunal (members: Zvonimir Separovic, Nikola Debelic, Josip Pecaric, Josip Jurcevic, Nevenka Nekic, Zorica Greguric and Zdravko Tomac) held its public meeting in Zagreb at which George Soros was declared persona non grata. In its conclusions the Tribunal said the following:

1. Ban George Soros’ and his organisations’ work in Croatia and declare George Soros a persona non grata in Croatia.
2. We need to examine the financing of the civil society in Croatia and place under strict control all form of financial assistance from abroad.
3. We propose to the government of Croatia and to the Croatian Parliament to pass a law on control of financing of non-government organisations, along with banning finances from overseas if the organisations are used for subversive aims against Croatia’s sovereignty and interests.
4. The meeting especially emphasised that it was essential to: condemn practices of hatred against Croatia especially in the media, to prevent the implementation of (Serbia’s) SANU Memoranum II that has the aim of destabilising Croatia, to protect the dignity of supreme authorities, Church and values in Croatia, to condemn corruption in Croatia, e.g. at HAVC (Croatian Audiovisual Centre), to protect our citizens before the court in the Hague.
Well done Croatian National Ethics Tribunal and keeping pressing on! Ina Vukic

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National Security By The Numbers

My concern with foreign policy and for national security I see major holes in the Trump program…..so far that is….there is a chance that this will become less noticeable with time in office…

As this drama plays out….right now there is posturing within the Trump admin over national security but I believe that they are focusing on minor issues and letting major ones fall away into the abyss of stupid…..stupid is a strong word….maybe I should use incompetency in its place.

The American Conservative has written about the very subject I am writing on today……

The Trump administration’s proposed budget would actually weaken the agencies responsible for securing the country:

The Trump administration wants to gut the Coast Guard and make deep cuts in airport and rail security to help pay for its crackdown on illegal immigration, according to internal budget documents reviewed by POLITICO — a move that lawmakers and security experts say defies logic if the White House is serious about defending against terrorism and keeping out undocumented foreigners.

Source: Trump’s Empty National Security Posturing | The American Conservative

We cannot provide the nation with security by limiting that duties of the State department…..

I believe that if we want a secure nation then the discussion about national security should move to be more public…..that is within reason….I realize there are some issues that need to be behind closed doors….but a more public discussion would keep the people in the loop and become more transparent…..something presidents and candidates have all stated to be of the utmost importance….

President Trump has proposed a Department of Defense spending increase of $54 billion, or over 10 percent above the current Fiscal Year 2017 budget. The offsets for the increased defense spending have not been specifically identified other than coming from “greater savings and efficiencies across the federal government.” While the debate rages as to the wisdom and benefit of such a federal spending rebalancing, a fundamental question remains: what is the national security strategy that supports this reallocation of resources?

So far, President Trump has spoken publicly about defense priorities only in broad terms. He has said the U.S. military should project strength, not aggression, and that it should avoid unnecessary foreign interventions and focus on defeating terrorist groups. He has suggested U.S. allies should assume a fair share of the cost of their defense. In remarks March 2 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, he said the additional funding is necessary to pay for more ships, aircraft and other equipment, greater force levels and enhanced cyber capabilities.

Source: A More Public National Security Strategy Discussion | RealClearDefense

So far Trump is doubling down of the state of permanent war for the US……at least for the foreseeable future……Trump’s recent major speech to Congress shows the doubling down part of which I write…..

Andrew Bacevich comments on Trump’s address to Congress:

For U.S. military leaders, for the national security apparatus as a whole, for defense contractors, and for the Congress itself, Trump was the bearer of good news. As commander-in-chief, he will observe the agreement forged by his immediate predecessors: When it comes to war and basic U.S. national security policy, there will be no accountability and no awkward questions.

There will be no inquiry into the misjudgments and failures that have saddled future generations with a six-trillion-dollar bill. There will be no postmortem. Except at the most trivial level, there will be no learning. There will, however, be more war.

Source: Trump and Our State of Permanent War | The American Conservative

Our state of permanent war will remain the focal point of the Trump admin for now…..expansion into other parts of the world are looking like an inevitability….

Then there is the “famous” wall of the Trump dream machine……to build this stupid idea Trump is willing to sacrifice homeland security……he is proposing cuts that could effect our very security…..

The Trump administration, searching for money to build the president’s planned multibillion-dollar border wall and crack down on illegal immigration, is weighing significant cuts to the Coast Guard, the Transportation Security Administration and other agencies focused on national security threats, according to a draft plan.

The proposal, drawn up by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), also would slash the budget of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which provides disaster relief after hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters. The Coast Guard’s $9.1 billion budget in 2017 would be cut 14 percent to about $7.8 billion, while the TSA and FEMA budgets would be reduced about 11 percent each to $4.5 billion and $3.6 billion, respectively.

Source: To fund border wall, Trump administration weighs cuts to Coast Guard, airport security – The Washington Post

The American people need to be part of this conversation….as it is the only ones with input are the ones that make the most wealth off of war….and that will continue….no matter who is president.

US national security is about to take a hit for some moronic dream.

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I Was a Teenage Socialist

Personally, I think that is a capital idea for a title for an RKO feature film….right? (I knew I could get a movie reference in if I just tried)…but I am sure that if we let the major studios film it it would be along the lines of “Reefer Madness“.

I guess this post is my admission to my torrid past. I learned socialism early in life…..my grandfather was a syndicalist (a better description would be a councilist)….that is he thought union organization was the key to good government (that is very simple and not completely accurate but for this post will do)………he showed me how councils would replace this stupidity that we called elections…….they would go from neighborhood to city to state to regional to national…….the representives would be elected by the people of the region and on up the ladder to Washington.

At an early age my grandfather gave me three books…..Paine’s “Commonsense“, Luxemburg’s “Revolution and Reform” and “Prison Notebooks” by Gramsci…..they meant very little until age 14…I began to understand what their words really stood for…..

By high school I was that “commie” kid…..the one that their parents warned their daughters about……because I was that kid I was not as popular as you would think with the ladies…..or the guys for that matter (but that was less important)……..I was singled out any time something even remotely political was done at school……like a sit in (yep that one was me)……a rally against the separation of the few blacks students (that one is one someone else did….but I got the tag)…….these were just a few of the “problems” that the school admin was having…..and the “commie ” kid had to take the rap…….it was that way through the 12thgrade…….when I graduated I was told that there would be NO political statements made during the ceremony (they had not needed to say that for I wanted away from the a/holes and was willing to give my views a rest to get out)………….

Then came the military….there were few problems…..other than I read Giap’s book….”People’s Army People’s War” and Mao’s “Little Red Book“……..and others……but as far as any name calling…….there was none……because I was well read my comrades started calling me…..Professor………the name has stuck over the years….

Then after the military came my time at university and anti-war and social justice activism……..and because of that the title of commie returned……used extensively by people who could not spell commie on a bet……at this juncture I was a full blown socialist….a member of the Socialist Party……and union activist. I returned to my Councilist upbringing…..writing to voice my views……

About here after university I went to work for a Spanish newspaper as an analyst/researcher in the Middle East. Once there I saw socialistic policies at work in many of the countries……here I am talking about how it effected the people not some silly dogma crap……..many of the people had education from pre-K through 12…….health care from cradle to grave………affordable housing……food prices down……all this made me see that people could endure a lot if the burden of fighting a economic system was lifted from their shoulders…..the experience strengthened my socialist beliefs…….

This is when I started writing……a lot……..subject matter was putting the welfare of the population over some random bullshit like a political system……first there is the age old question….what is socialism?

Warning….it is not what they want you to believe it is……

Socialism is actually a regulated form of capitalism. The imposed regulations ensure that those placed in positions of trust, those who oversee and manage the work, equitably distributes the profits produced by the workforce. A progressive tax system is used to regulate that distribution; so……..yes, socialism does redistribute wealth. (A very simple definition)

Then there is the other piece of manure they would have you believe…..social ownership….

Social ownership may refer to cooperative enterprises, common ownership, state ownership, citizen ownership of equity, or any combination of these. As one can see, socialism can take on many different forms depending on how the society chooses to define “social ownership.” Regardless of what definition of “social ownership” is being used, the goal is the same – an equitable distribution of the profits among every worker who helped in the production of those profits.

Sorry if that craps on your beliefs….but it is just that simple…..

I have spent a lifetime fighting for the working people….trying to get them to see what is being done to them….in their name…..it has not been easy but slowly people are starting to see all those predictions I made in my youth were not some made up bullshit because I had nothing else to do…..the people have been crapped on for decades……and finally eyes are beginning to open.

So yes...I was a teenage socialist…now I am just an old fart with a hard on for capitalism, inequality and injustice.

But I can take heart…..since Trump was elected the new leader the interest in socialism has climbed…..

For the American left, 2016 proved to be a year with a cruel twist ending. In the first few months, a self-
described democratic socialist by the name of Bernie Sanders mounted a surprisingly successful primary challenge to the Democratic Party’s presumed and eventual presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. By the end of 2016, however, not only had Sanders lost the primary race, but Clinton had been defeated in the general election by a billionaire who dressed his xenophobic and plutocratic ambitions in the garb of class resentment.

Source: Socialism’s Return | The Nation

Plus Millennials are more interested in socialism which could be the tonic that revives the political ideology…….

A recent Reason-Rupe survey found that a majority of Americans under 30 have a more favorable view of socialism than of capitalism. Gallup finds that almost 70 percent of young Americans are ready to vote for a “socialist” president. So it has come as no surprise that 70 to 80 percent of young Americans have been voting for Bernie Sanders, the self-declared democratic socialist. Some pundits have been eager to denounce such surveys as momentary aberrations, stemming from the economic crash, or due to lack of knowledge on the part of millennials about the authoritarianism they say is the inevitable result of socialism. They were too young to have been around for Stalin and Mao, they didn’t experience the Cold War, they don’t know to be grateful to capitalism for saving them from global tyranny. The critics dismiss the millennials’ political leanings by repeating Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan’s mantra, “There is no alternative” (TINA), which prompted the extreme form of capitalism we now know as neoliberalism.

Source: The Millennial Generation Is a Perfect Fit for Socialism | Alternet

And this information……

Source: More Americans joining socialist groups under Trump | USA | Al Jazeera

All this is much needed good news for an old radial like myself…..time for socialism to return to its place in politics…..and political debate.

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