The Next Level with John Mason – YouTube

(5) The Next Level with John Mason – YouTube

Hello, I have changed the name of my video blog to The Next Level, that is where I want to take serious discussion on current events.

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Today’s Shooting Tragedy

I am appalled and disheartened by the shootings today in Virginia, where a gunman shot at members of Congress, injuring one of them, and the shooting at the UPS facility in San Francisco. Human lives are precious, and we need to sound the alarm for ending the gun violence that plagues the nation.

Unfortunately, some of trump’s partisans are  making political hay out of the shooting in Virginia, during a fun baseball game among Republican Congress-members.  The shooter supposedly took part in the Bernie Sanders campaign, and Sanders himself stood on the Senate floor to express his outrage at this tragedy and to state his opposition to violence. The right-wing media madhouse is raving that Democrats and liberals conspired to terrorize Republicans and trump; they were quick to jump on this tragedy to bash anyone on their left.

I have a fearful thought-might this tragedy be used by the trump regime to repress its opposition, just as Hitler used the burning of the Reichstag to call for emergency power and establish his dictatorship? I wouldn’t put it past trump or his allies, they don’t have the SLIGHT-EST idea of honor or decency.

After The Election

The supporters of Donald Trump have indicated they would not graciously accept that they would lose the election; many have threatened violence and “civil war,” which I seriously doubt they are capable of. They would be, however, capable of localized acts of terror, like trying to destroy houses of worship or murder, on an individualistic basis rather than as part of a conspiracy. With the Internet, however, such terrorists could network ideas and information of events and tactics with each other.

And yes, I called them “terrorists;” self-proclaimed white “Christians” have been terrorists-look at the Klan and the medieval Crusades and the Inquisition.

Trump has been of no help; he had indicated that he may or may not make a concession speech or accept the outcome of the election WHEN he loses. His campaign has been one long trip of narcissism, barroom brags and threats passing as policy statements, assaults real and threatened upon his critics, and, worst of all, his welcoming into  is coalition the most notorious racists and neo-fascists in the nation, bringing h=them back into the political mainstream, giving them a platform to spout from.

After the election, these are the elements who will scream that the election was stolen from them, and who threaten violence; this is the comeuppance of the Republican party, which has worked form before Obama was inaugurated to deny his legitimacy as President, who has fostered the “birthers” like Trump, who thought the “tea party” phenomenon would bring them back into power, but has instead turned on the party establishment. After the election, one fight ends, and another begins; let’s be ready.

Get Out and VOTE!

April 26 will be the day of the primary election in Pennsylvania. I urge everyone within the sound of my blog to get their asses out and VOTE. Your candidate may not win, Lord knows I’ve backed some lost but noble causes, but it will show the political bosses we are paying attention to what goes on in the world.

With that in mind I hereby announce my endorsement for President of the United States-Bernie Sanders. I do NOT swallow the established media line that Hillary Clinton-who started as a Goldwater Girl back in the ’60s, and supports a pro-corporate agenda as bad as the Republicans-owns this or that voting block, or that she has the nomination in the bag just because the party apparatus is on her side.

The only real reason she became a Senator was by being first lady to Bill Clinton, who was as pro-corporate as any Republican Senator-he pushed the North American Free Trade Agreement, which took jobs out of this country, causing massive unemployment for American workers. Plus, after losing the 1994 congressional elections, Clinton hired Dick Morris, a conservative republican political manager, to be his political advisor in moving to the right, so therefore leaving American voters with no real choice in political options.

On the other hand, Bernie Sanders, a Democratic Socialist and proud of it, comes from outside the “two party” apparatus, (which to be is as much part of the government apparatus as the Army), and has a track record of pro-people activism, including work in the Civil Rights movement. Plus, younger people are coming up who have no memory of the Soviet Union, so the “Red Scare” of associating Socialism with Communism won’t work anymore. People are turned off anymore by the “two-party” system, whereby one party does not check or balance the other party, but they have the same corporate paymasters donating to their campaigns.

With the people on the streets, and the artistry going on-the kind of stuff you would not take place in any regular political campaign-it’s not just a campaign, it IS a revolution going on, a serious upheaval, a big change coming on in this country. Be a part of it and vote.

The Election So Far

The “election” of Hillary Clinton last night in New York last night does NOT impress me; it was “won” through the deliberate removal of voters from the rolls, something that would shame the most backward county in Alabama. THIS is how the next President of the most powerful nation in the world will be carried out?

And should we go along with the “lesser of two evils” argument, that if we don’t vote for Hillary, right or wrong, Trump or Cruz will be elected? The entire two party system, really factions of the same ruling elite which does not care a whit about us working and low income people, is rotten with corporate money, and politicians in BOTH parties feel they have to put their hands out for the corporate grease. Politics is more than who runs for what office, it’s about movements for change over a period of time and effort.

DC Mayor Vows To Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization Despite Republican Threats Of Jail

THIS, from the Republican party, the party of “limited fedeeral government” and “we listen to the people.” Unless, of course, it’s a district full of people the Republicans love to bash for political purposes.

DC Mayor Vows To Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization Despite Republican Threats Of Jail

via DC Mayor Vows To Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization Despite Republican Threats Of Jail.

‘Class warfare’: GOP senator attacks Obama’s plan to close tax loopholes for the wealthy

Class warfare? The wealthy and corporations, with their political puppets in office, have waged a sucessful class war on the poor, the middle class, and working people. And it’s this Reeaganomics 3.0 that Hatch is regurgitating-tax cuts for corporations-that brought about the economic catastrophe we have now.

Job creators? It’s the classic blackmail act of corporatist Republicans;  “Do as we, the corporations, say, or we’ll take our factories, AND your jobs, somewheres else.” Well, our politicians swalllowed that line and did their corporate masters’ bidding-and they STILL closed factories in this country and set up their factories in such places as Haiti, Mexaco, and Bangladesh, where the government represses to death efforts of workers to organize, and the enviromental and occupations safety laws are non-existant. HERE, folks has been the result of your beloved “free market, neoliberal” economics.

 

‘Class warfare’: GOP senator attacks Obama’s plan to close tax loopholes for the wealthy

via ‘Class warfare’: GOP senator attacks Obama’s plan to close tax loopholes for the wealthy.