Have you ever found yourself surrounded by masked rioters being chased by flag-waving patriots and thought, I’ve seen this movie before? – David Rovics (folk singer born in New York).
Just prior to the inauguration of Democrat ‘sleepy’ Joe Biden as President, outgoing President Trump caused a stir in Washington by rallying disaffected people to storm the Capitol building, the seat of government in the United States. Scottish socialist, George Galloway, talks about the hypocrisy of United States liberals responsible for many an attempt at regime change in other parts of the world.
He describes how big social-media monopolies manipulate people – by “Big Al Gorith”!!
We reproduce part of David Rovics letter here first published in Dissident Voice, an “internet newsletter dedicated to challenging the distortions and lies of the corporate press and the privileged classes it serves” [https://dissidentvoice.org ]. Not sure of David Rovic’s class analysis. For example, just because you live in the same type of house in Portland, have the same landlord as workers does not necessarily qualify you for being working class. But then David lives in Portland and may have better insights that we do from afar.
An Open Letter to Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys (cc: Antifa)
I think about so many of the rallies when I’ve seen you guys around, and I don’t want to judge too much by appearances, but to me you look mostly like members of the working class. Some of you might be rich, I don’t know, but I’d be willing to bet that at least 99% of you aren’t. Many of you are military veterans, which is also true of no small number of those among the ranks of the groups you oppose.
Being members of the working class living in the Portland area, as so many of you are, and as I and most of my friends are, I’ll bet there are a whole lot of things we have in common.
I’ll bet half of us live in the same sorts of two-story, wooden, grey, Class C apartment complexes that you can see lining most of the major roads in most of the neighborhoods of both Portland and across the river in Vancouver. I’ll bet many of us have the same landlord, in the form of an investment group, such as Prime or Randall. I’ll bet our apartment complexes are managed by the same stingy management company, such as CTL. And I’ll bet your rent also doubled over the past ten years, and this development has caused you great consternation, made you angry, made you want to find solutions.
Oh, and did you happen to notice that during the time your rent doubled, Obama was in the White House? Hard not to notice coincidences like that…
January 7th, 2021