*to Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

A woman who should be president.

Senator Warren, who'll never be allowed to be.  Howard Dean wasn't either.  Hell, though Warren just proved financial regulation saved major American banks from collapse from '33 through the early eighties (and through WWII) the video of her saying so was pulled from MSNBC.  But it's below, for now.  Watch it quick.  You don't think it was just one twat at MSNBC disappearing this, do you?  How cute of you if you do.  I bet you also think critics of American power, with evidence behind them, crash into a lot of trees by themselves (R.I.P. Michael Hastings).

Pursuant to the first comment I got, below, I did minimal research on Warren (the Wikipedia link on her name, above...).  I think it's to her credit that she's no 'socialist', though I come further to the left than that.  It seems she's what we used to have and call 'Red Tories' in Canada, before they got swept into the 'dustbin of history' by the Neo-Cons who took over their party; she is a capitalist who understands that capitalism operates best when it acknowledges it relies on a healthy society.
There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. ... You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.


  1. The power of the presidency never belongs to one person, but to those who can afford to build the most electable candidate... It is worth people's time, though, to look into Ms. Warren's background though. Nice posting.