Monthly Archives: November 2016

Neither

Far larger in number than the vote for either candidate are the 99 million eligible voters who abstained from the 2016 election or voted for a third party. This is a measure of social discontent and not of apathy. In other words, while Clinton and Trump received the vote of 26.6 and 25.9 percent of eligible voters, 43.2 percent chose neither.

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see http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/11/12/pers-n12.html

Chairman Mao Says

“There is great chaos under heaven – the situation is excellent.”

Don’t get too caught up in the teeth-gnashing lamentations of mainline Democrats. The election of Trump is, among other things, a rejection of the neoliberal consensus that has dominated the thinking of political elites for 40 years.