Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Shared on April 7ths: open borders, more

Anyone who thinks the only choices are open borders or closed borders is a victim of limited imagination. We need sane borders that do not drive the working class into the race to the bottom that the Koch Brothers dream of.

There is a way to have open borders without hurting the poorest members of the US's working class: Provide #BasicIncome to make up for the lost jobs and lower pay.

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A free press and a commercial press are not the same. A free press needs a right to say what a writer believes is true. A commercial press needs a right to lie.

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Dear internet, please learn to ask, "Who benefits from this?" For the pretentious: the Latin is "Cui bono".

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Dishonest rhetoric: Saying people in a civil war attacked "their own people." No. They attacked the other side.

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From 2016: If Trump's starting the big one, it was good to know you all. We were a species with a lot of promise.

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Sometimes when I'm petting Barnabas, I'm petting the ghosts of all the cats I've loved.

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A "real Democrat" is anyone that Democrats really vote for.

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Commercial media isn't about what's good for us. Commercial media is about what's good for its owners.

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