Abby Martin v John Podesta

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Abby Martin v John Podesta

Postby PhilbertReturns » Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:51 pm

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Re: Abby Martin v John Podesta

Postby BrooklynBilly » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:31 am

Politics whether Democrat or Republican is an easy way to personal enrichment. A few years of government service and you become part of the establishment that takes care of each other. The Clinton coterie is probably the best example of our corrupt political system, all done in the name of the little guy. What a cruel joke on all those fools who actually go to political rallies, cheer for their candidate and expect honest governance.

From today's WSJ, John Podesta's e-mail account.
It's not what you know.
Thomas Frank, writing in the Guardian on Oct. 31:
Then there is the apparent nepotism, the dozens if not hundreds of mundane emails in which petitioners for this or that plum Washington job or high-profile academic appointment politely appeal to [John] Podesta—the ward-heeler of the meritocratic elite—for a solicitous word whispered in the ear of a powerful crony.
This genre of Podesta email, in which people try to arrange jobs for themselves or their kids, points us toward the most fundamental thing we know about the people at the top of this class: their loyalty to one another and the way it overrides everything else. . . . Read these emails and you understand, with a start, that the people at the top tier of American life all know each other. They are all engaged in promoting one another’s careers, constantly.
Everything blurs into everything else in this world. The state department, the banks, Silicon Valley, the nonprofits, the “Global CEO Advisory Firm” that appears to have solicited donations for the Clinton Foundation. Executives here go from foundation to government to thinktank to startup. There are honors. Venture capital. Foundation grants. Endowed chairs. Advanced degrees. For them the door revolves. The friends all succeed. They break every boundary.
But the One Big Boundary remains. Yes, it’s all supposed to be a meritocracy. But if you aren’t part of this happy, prosperous in-group—if you don’t have John Podesta’s email address—you’re out

BTW I did watch the whole thing....sickening.
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Be skeptical of Wikileaks documents

Postby Marie » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:02 am

Anything found on Wikileaks is questionable b/c there is no chain of custody, plus consider the Russian motivation to harm Clinton AND OUR COUNTRY. Electronic alteration is exceedingly easy; so whoever accepts Wikileaks docs without skepticism is opening himself up to disappointment farther on down the line.

PS, to encounter the phrase "meritocratic elites" is screamingly funny -- since it is precisely the exclusive grip on institutions, such as colleges, by the wealthy and well connected which the meritocrats originally challenged, to the horror of traditional elites! The attack on meritocrats by conservatives traces back to the 1950s; do they think we don't remember what pissed elites off so bad in the first place, with the great unwashed invading all their precious sanctum sanctorums? Hurray for college aptitude tests!

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