The title of this post is based on a hashtag used by folks wanting to destroy capitalism. Even though I have never used the hashtag, I recognize that capitalism has been, is now, and always will be an engine of oppression. I further realize that the destruction of capitalism is necessary for America to even think about addressing issues of equity, police brutality, ableism, racism, poverty, a lack of health care, a healthy environment, and all the things where America has led the world to failure.
The verdict for this episode is: coronavirus has shown why Biden is a terrible candidate.
In this episode I discuss a number of the ways coronavirus has shown the weakness of Biden’s proposals and the failures of his record.
Obviously, no one imagined how life would be today two months ago.
The verdict for this episode is: none of the plans proposed in Congress are good enough.
In this episode, I discuss ways to get government assistance to those most needing it during the pandemic. Specifically, I address getting cash to people who really need it, health care for everyone, rent and mortgage relief, student loan assistance, and more.
The verdict for this episode is: mean tweets are not the story!
In this episode, I use my own story of not having health insurance, being unable to pay for regular heat, and being on SNAP to show how the media’s focus on tweets demonstrates their elitist privilege.
Eugene Debs is the most famous American socialist. He ran for president several times around the beginning of the 20th century as a socialist. Around 1912, the Socialist Party had hundreds-of-thousands of members nationwide. Several mayors were elected under the Socialist Party banner and Debs got hundreds-of-thousands of votes during his runs for the presidency.
Eugene V. Debs Speaks is a collection of his speeches.
The verdict for this episode is: Medicare-for-all is the only option.
In this episode, I demonstrate how the health care plans of Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg will fail the American public.
The verdict for this episode is: we don’t have universal health care because we choose not to have universal health care.
In this episode, I discuss how the politicians and media owned by corporations lie about the cost of Medicare For All.
The verdict for this episode is: the public option for health care will not allow people to keep their private health insurance.
In this episode, I discuss why claims that people would be able to keep their private health insurance if a public option was added allowing them to buy into Medicare are false.
For those who don’t know, political dog whistles are things said that seemingly mean one thing but which are meant to communicate a hidden meaning to those who understand the language. In the Democratic primary, we are inundated with the political dog whistles of reasonability and sensibility. As you will see, the corporate-run media and their beloved bought and paid for centrist candidates use the dog whistles of reasonability and sensibility to ensure old white people they have their backs.