Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Clinton, Congo, and Corporate America Rape: The Neo-Frat Boy Corporate State Redux

-Clinton, Congo, and Corporate America Rape-

Our last hope is to step outside of the two-party system and build movements that defy the Democrats and the Republicans. If we fail to do this, we will continue to undergo a corporate coup d’etat in slow motion that will end in feudalism.”

-Chris Hedges

Can Hillary Stop Congo Rape AND Corporate Rape of Middle Class Americans?

Two articles this week neatly converge on the subject of rape including Hillary Clinton's Congo (DRC) visit and most notably, Chris Hedge's excellent assessment: Nader Was Right: Liberals Are Going Nowhere With Obama in his interview with the man who should be president:

Our task is to build movements that can act as a counterweight to the corporate rape of America. We must opt out of the mainstream. We must articulate and stand behind a viable and uncompromising socialism, one that is firmly and unequivocally on the side of working men and women.”

Who are the political and corporate elites behind the Neo-Frat Boy Corporate State? As MSM media and MSM blogs chew up bandwidth over Hillary's Congo (DRC) trip where she visciously and oh-so-brutally browbeat a defenseless male Congolese student who asked her about her husband's thoughts here, many, such as yours truly, are questioning the non-story elements in the SOS's reaction to the student:

"My husband is not secretary of state, I am," she snapped. "If you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion," she said. "I am not going to be channeling my husband."

Was Hillary 'snippy'? When was being no-holds-barred assertive by a woman ever considered anything less than snippy? Would this virtual non-story even have legs if she were male? Although the sexist framing of this story after the fact is arguably newsworthy, the fact that Hillary was on an anti-rape mission to the Congo to commit $17 million in aid relief while she simultaneously promotes the rape of white collar American jobs on behalf of corporate America and India Inc. is forcing citizens of all political stripes to ask why the SOS hasn't committed to taking care of the People's business at home.

Hillary the humanitarian? Not unlike resurrecting Harvey Keitel's memorable, underworld role as Victor The Cleaner in Point of No Return, leave it to the New York Times to make sure today that the world precisely knows that Hillary was visiting the Congo to exclusively and selflessly broker $17 million of humanitarian aid to Congo rape victims. As everyone knows, the USA loves people - especially its own! Even if it can't inspire its elitist political class to deep-six the insurance lobby and enact Single Payer or to stop selling off our jobs to India.

An excellent study published by the Project 2049 Institute entitled China and Congo's Coltan Connection shines a light on the estimated $24 trillion dollar Congo (DRC) mineral market. The NY Times article did not, however, discuss that the Congo (DRC) is embraced in a struggle between China and the U.S. over control of the country's lucrative mineral and coltan reserves. What is causing the rape of Congo women? Project 2049 responds:

Efforts to reduce demand for conflict materials through supply chain transparency are crucial steps towards ending the cycle of violence supported by mineral profits.”

One of the greatest things about being an American is to know that at least, in theory, we are supposed to be the world's Star of the Sea when it comes to humanitarian rights. And at one time, yours truly could also say that one of the best parts about being a Democrat was that I was a member of a party who cared about our neighbors. Sadly, this is no longer true of the Democrats, as it has morphed into the I Got Mine one-stop-cult club for disillusioned, dumbed-down elitist wannabes and mandarins tethered to the trough. This is why I say that I did not leave the Democratic party, it left me in support of Ralph Nader.

Corporate rape of America's middle class. Further, Hillary unfortunately has a track record of less than humanitarian efforts here in this country towards her fellow Americans, as she is a leading supporter and facilitator of outsourcing and insourcing American white collar jobs to India. It is disappointing to know that Hillary's indelible carbon footprint is all over the death of millions of American white collar workers' lives, as she profitably presides over handing American jobs to Indian businessmen - which she publicly and proudly shrugs off as “friendly competition.” Where is the humanity as Hillary sits at a table with a "Heal Africa" sign on it while she promotes American job outsourcing? (Coltan, btw, is a big, big ingredient that major technology manufacturers need in order to produce laptops and other fun gadgets that make the tech lobby go around.)

Rather than the MSM media (and their sycophant so-called “progressive” MSM blog teatfeeders) focusing on her role in the systematic rape of millions of white collar American jobs by corporate and political insiders, Democrats have to now wonder what exactly they got with their wasted Democratic vote. For too long, Democratic rank and file voters have hidden behind the illusion that there is no alternative to the GOP.

Chris Hedges recently reached Ralph Nader at his family home, and boldly and accurately declared “We owe Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney and the Green Party an apology” here:

The Democrats have been doing this to us since Bill Clinton. It is the same old merry-go-round, only with Obama branding. And if we have not learned by now that the system is broken, that as citizens we do not matter to our political elite, that we live in a corporate state where our welfare and our interests are irrelevant, we are in serious trouble. Our last hope is to step outside of the two-party system and build movements that defy the Democrats and the Republicans. If we fail to do this, we will continue to undergo a corporate coup d’etat in slow motion that will end in feudalism.”

Mr. Nader knows the Democratic party has been sold out, but the “base” is comprised of its own version of “teabaggy” mandarins who, at the bottom, are comfortable spewing hate-monger sentiments while on the dole and the at the top, hypocritical elitists who care nothing about the dreadful upper-middle or the non-portfolio working class that has been broken by the back-room dealing politicos:

How many times have their employers threatened them with going abroad? How many times have they threatened the workers with outsourcing? The polls on job insecurity are record-high by those who have employment. And the liberal intelligentsia have failed them. They [the intellectuals] have bought into carping and making lecture fees as the senior fellow at the institute of so-and-so. Look at the top 50 intelligentsia—not one of them supported our campaign, not one of them has urged for street action and marches.”

The working class is being plunged into desperation that will soon rival the misery endured by the working class in China and India. And the Democratic Party, including Obama, is a willing accomplice.”

It's also disappointing that the smart and otherwise talented former NY state Senator turned SOS Hillary would sell us out. The Democratic party has let liberals down, and yet I know a number of people who were once Republicans who came out in support of Ralph Nader, also. What does this mean? It means the One Party of Big Money has flagrantly turned against people from both parties and they are starting to get the hint that


So where is the collective will to unite against these elitist and greedy blowhards from BOTH parties? There are bottom feeders on both sides, Dem and Repub – whose intelligence levels are compromised by and/or equal to the number of digits on their extremities. The task is to unite, not divide at the middle class economic level by saying “No” to offshoring/insourcing our jobs. If the Internet has proved anything, it is that the MSM and in particular, its dull-normal MSM blog teetfeeders provide nothing in the way of uniting people to improve their own lives. Right here. But our leaders continue to see the corporate Cash Cow of Indian Outsourcing as their personal piggy banks:

They [administration leaders] don’t see the distinction between public power and corporate power,” Nader said. “This is their time in history to reassert public values represented by workers, consumers, taxpayers and communities. They are creating a jobless recovery, the worst of the worst, with the clear specter of inflation on the horizon. We are heading for deep water.”

It's time for Americans to Heal America.

Thus spake Nader, Hedges, and yours truly.



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Chip Coltan said...

Miss Truthy,
Holding US corporations accountable in DRC is imperative to stop the rape and massacre under Nkunda’s death squads, in the name of ‘restoring democracy’. Clinton is merely fulfilling her goodwill ambassadorship role in DRC where massacres have plagued the region. Do you believe the United States cares about the lives of people or of empire first? A book to read “Merchants of Death: Exposing Corporate Financed Holocaust in Africa”. It has no choice but to expand AFRICOM. China is managing to build infrastructure without harming communities, but the US seeks access to those resources.

2Truthy said...

akau, is it possible you have the wrong website? While LWOH is a menagerie of factfinding truthseekers and other assorted champions of tomfoolery, your intriguing and suspenseful request is nothing short of James Bond - like the NEW one.

So, the Zionist link you supplied...Who the hell is that guy? You? Can you supply more details citing your promise of being "spied on tortured"?

2Truthy said...

Thank you for the book recommendation, Chip.(Coltan! Great name, btw.)It's always about the greedy and increasingly desperate elites to horde resources and exploit human capital. Surely, no one can fault anyone else for helping traumatized victims of resource wars, anywhere. So where is the same compassion at home from these elites?

It's at the very least the height of hypocrisy for this SOS to go there and sit at a table with that "Heal Africa" sign while she so shamelessly has profited from selling out millions of white collar jobs to India. Based on this alone, her credibility is lacking - much less her compassion for her own neighbors. But that's just it - it is much easier for the disillusioned plebes to 'bleed for the poor' they never see than to responsibly work together in their own neighborhoods to improve their socio-economic conditions and raise the level of discourse at home.

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