Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Radical groups active in Vermont

This year, Republican candidates like Jack Williams and Brook Paige weren’t the only ones worried about left-wing radicalism creeping into Vermont’s politics. Independent-minded voters, such as David LaPlante of Springfield, expressed alarm over what they saw during the just-ended 2018 political campaign.

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  1. Please, let's not confuse the meaning of words. Vermonter who refer to themselves as socialist are not the same as Nazis and you should be ashamed to make such a claim... talk about fear mongering at its' best. Socialism is embedded in our American democracy. Most of us agree that social security, medicare, public schools, public roads, etc... are a good thing. I am for them 100%, so call me and the majority of Americans socialist.

    You would be correct in making a correlation between the nationalists that support Trump and Nazis.

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    1. Absolutely right, 3:25. "Of the people, by the people, and for the people" is a textbook definition of socialism. Ameriica has been a "socialist" nation since its founding. What we are witnessing on the right nowadays is the grave danger we should all fear. Forget political labels for a moment, and look at the methods and mentality of Trump and many of his supporters. Undermining the rule of law, attacks on the free press, demonizing, "otherizing," violence against opponents and critics, etc. We are in perilous times, and we must all stand against those who would deprive us of our rights, our freedoms, and our peace and security. "We the People" have just re-taken the People's House, and now is time to use it.

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  2. chuck gregory11/7/18, 4:20 PM

    Underlying right-wing radicalism is the screw job done to American workers since the '70's. Too many in the Democratic Party align with the neoliberal Republican Party and insist that only increased productivity and emphasis on STEM education will "rescue" the American worker.

    The fact is, productivity has always increased since the '70's, but wage increases which should have matched it, stayed flat. The neoliberal drive to make the wealthy yet more wealthy has crushed and angered Americans. Not given a voice in Congress-- save for people like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, they are inclined to join any movement that gives the finger to their oppressors-- Congress.

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    1. What happened to the Democratic Party in the 70's? Gay rights, abortion, and gun control. They abandoned the American working class, and threw their energy behind a radical cultural agenda. Foolishly, the working class voted for Reagan, and the wholesale destruction of the working middle class began. Yes, both political parties are responsible. We are being held hostage by both sides. The elites are winning the culture war, while we kill each other fighting it.

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    2. chuck gregory11/8/18, 11:31 AM

      Amen, 11:15!!! Under Clinton, the Dems drank the neoliberal Kool-Aid and joined the Republicans in promoting government for profit (of the private sector). The working class, education, health care and infrastructure maintenance got thrown under the bus. We are pretty much living Gore Vidal's observation, "In America there is one political party, the Property Party. It has two wings-- Democratic and Republican."

      Michael Moore has been trying to change that, but he's fat and dresses sloppily.

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    3. It may have continued under Clinton, but it started in the 80's, under Reagan and Bush. All the GOP had to do was stick to the mantra that the private sector could do everything better than government. They finally wore the Dems down, and they caved in. The destruction of organized labor effectively de-funded the Democratic Party, forcing them to feed at the same corporate trough the GOP does. By the 90's, it was over. I'll give the Clintons credit for one thing; at least they balanced the federal budget and started paying down the national debt. Too bad that didn't last under W. Bush. I've been saying this for decades now; all the Democratic Party has to do in order to attract the majority of Americans, is back off of the culture war and return to being the party of labor. We'll see if they do.

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  3. It's not even 24 hours since the mid terms and trump is showing his true colors, a brown spot aginst a white moon.

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    1. Trump only has until Jan. 1 to do as much damage to Mueller and his investigation as he can. Jeff Sessions is the first domino. The only question remaining is whether the Senate GOP will honor their Constitutional obligation, or cover for Trump. This will get worse before it gets better. It will be Trump vs. Democracy. Only one will survive.

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    2. It takes a real prick to bash the politicians whom were in your party and defeated because they did not want to be "embraced " and kiss the feet of the superior leader. Within the second sentence that is what our dicktator did.

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  4. chuck gregory11/7/18, 7:51 PM

    Trump has to head off any congressional demand to see his tax returns.

    So to create a diversion, either he will fire Rosenstein or Rosenstein will fire Mueller. When one of those happens, we can let our opinion be known by assembling downtown.

    If the news of the firing comes out before noon, the assembly will happen at 5 PM that day. If the news breaks after noon, it will happen at noon the following day. All are invited.

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    1. I'm sure Mr. Trump will be shaking in his boots when he hears about the BIG assembly in downtown Springfield.
      Don't you think it's time to give your "left of Bernie" rhetoric a rest? People like you haven't stopped attacking Trump since the day he was elected, and the attacks have been filled with far more hate than anything he has ever said.
      The election results should indicate to you that the president hasn't lost a step. Yes, the Democrats regained the House; not an unusual occurrence in the first midterm (under Obama, the Dems lost far more seats in his first midterm) but the Republicans actually increased their margin in the Senate.
      Blue wave? More like a blue trickle.

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    2. 10:18 - You sound like Anonymous Roger. Roger have you gone completely anonymous? Trump is deplorable in so many regards and you are one of his pawns. Don't get pissed off at the major majority of Vermonters' that disagree with you, move to a new trailer park in real Trump country and be free. BTW - You forgot to call us all socialists for wanting better lives for a Vermonters.

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    3. Good Post 10:18, There is no other state in the Country that has so many Socialist Bernie followers and Trump Haters. They live and breathe Hate for Trump, which in theory is a polar opposite of what Bernie and his Troops should stand for as they hang out on the streets of Springfield with their 10 year old cardboard Crayola covered signs saying nothing.
      On a side note, Muller has found nothing if he had we would know, Sessions never had the B-lls to do anything that is why Trump as him to step down, he lost respect for he because as Attorney General of the USA, we want someone with a backbone, soft spoken Jeff Sessions was the opposite.

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    4. The President hasn't lost a step? He nearly fell to pieces at the press conference! He's scared to death! Even if he were able to get rid of Mueller, the House will pick up the investigation, and he can't fire them! Trump should resign now, and save himself the embarrassment of being thrown out!

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  5. "This is going to get ugly, no matter what." https://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/what-happens-if-mueller-is-out.html

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    1. Now that is a Far Left Wing Blog full of Hate!

      And of course asking for Money to Run His or Her Anonymous Blog, Hand Outs Hand Outs Hand Out!

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  6. Trump is challenging over 200 years of democracy. Very sad to see! The blind following the blind. When I pass are car with a Trump sticker (usually a rusting junk) it always seems (anecdotally of course) to look like an angry white man driving.

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    1. You're probably just seeing Roger. He drives around a lot.

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  7. Just Imagine if these Radicals had lost the Election Completely, hard to Comprehend. WOW!

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  8. chuck gregory11/8/18, 8:20 AM

    Those who oppose Trump's attack on the Mueller investigation are invited to gather for fifteen minutes at 5 PM today on Main Street. It will be dark, but some torches will be available.

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  9. If everyone could Ride Your Bicycles in you can have a Parade. Then Bernie can make it a Holiday every year after on 11-8 every year Call it Radical Nut Job Day!

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    1. In Internet slang, a troll (/troʊl, trɒl/) is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses[2] and normalizing tangential discussion,[3] whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.

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  10. Lock your doors,the rapists, drug dealers and criminals are only 600 miles away .

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  11. chuck gregory11/8/18, 6:48 PM

    Nah, now that their base has been fooled sufficiently for the elections, they're taking the "caravan" out of the spotlight. Two weeks from now, you won't hear a thing about it.

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  12. Well now we know who the less than 1% are!

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