On Corporate Money in the Democrat Party

With all the excitement over the recent selection of Tom Perez as the next DNC Chair, the most significant decision as to the direction of the Democrat Party came in the way of the decision to continue the legacy of recently deposed DNC Chair by continuing to receive Corporate money into the DNC itself. Quoting the Huffington Post, Andrea Germanos staff writer for Common Cause, reports:

Democratic National Committee members on Saturday voted down a resolution that would have reinstated former President Barack Obama’s ban on corporate political action committee donations to the party.

Resolution 33, introduced by DNC Vice Chair Christine Pelosi, would also have forbidden “registered, federal corporate lobbyists” from serving as “DNC chair-appointed, at-large members.”

A majority of the 442 eligible DNC members rejected the resolution after roughly a dozen members rose to speak for and against it.”

This decision is quite frankly more disturbing to me than the selection of Corporate friendly Tom Perez over Keith Ellison as the new DNC Chair.

If the Democratic Party is to ever become the Party that represents the Demos instead of the Donors then we are going to have to get rid of Corporate money. Period.

The decision by the DNC to fail to reinstate President Obama’s ban on Corporate bribery (my description) reveals that there are still many at the highest levels of the Democratic Party who still prioritize Corporate money over democratic principles.

Those who voted against Obama’s idea of a ban on Corporate money in the DNC furthermore continue to take lightly just how disenfranchised the Progressive base (roughly half the Party!) among the Democratic Party feel after the shady dealings of the DNC during the Primary of 2016.

President Obama’s ban on Corporate money was instated in 2008 as an effort to cleanse the Democratic Party of Corporate influence, only to be overturned by then DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz just in time for the 2016 Primaries, which as it turned out she affected by favoring one Candidate over another, eventually resulting in her ouster.

The bottom line is that President Obama’s efforts to cleanse the Democrat Party from Corporate influence is unfortunately now history due to:

The Democratic Party! (At the highest levels)

If the new DNC Chair Tom Perez actually wants to unite the Democrat Party (lip service for the moment, but I am more than willing to give our new DNC the opportunity to walk the walk of his own talk); then he needs to use his influence to return the Democrat Party to the principles of President Obama in 2008 instead of continuing the legacy of former DNC Chair Debbie Wassserman Schultz. The future of the Democratic Party as a potential party of the Demos instead of its continued decline into being yet another Party of the Donors is the principle at stake.

This is a “choose ye this day whom ye shall serve” moment for the Democrat Party, and of all Democrats who must make that decision, none is more significant than our new DNC Chair, Mr. Tom Perez.

As for me and my house, we will serve with the wing of the Democrat Party that refuses to accept Corporate money:

justicedemocrats.com

Dear DNC Chair Tom Perez

Dear Tom Perez:

Firstly, congratulations on becoming the DNC Chair.

Secondly, I respectfully suggest that if you intend to actually represent every Democrat that you

a) Publicly acknowledge that the DNC ran a crooked Primary in 2016; and that you

b) Publicly apologize to Bernie Sanders on behalf of the DNC.

I realize that what’s done is done, but I sincerely believe that a public acknowledgment of the corruption within the DNC, and a public apology to Mr Sanders would go a long way toward healing deep wounds and hopefully unite a badly divided Democrat Party.

Finally Mr Perez, I encourage you and beseech you that you begin immediately to encourage and that you insist on the following two things during your tenure as the DNC Chair:

1. No more crooked Primaries, and

2. No more Corporate payoffs.

Again, congratulations.

Dave Henderson
(Davey Lee)
Denison, Texas
Justice Democrat

On Conditioned Totalitarianism and Domestic Terrorism

Conditioned Totalitarianism and Domestic Terrorism is the daily reality of life in the USA. And the older I get, I grow increasingly puzzled by the irrational celebration of such as a superior way of life; or even the complacent tendency to regard such as somehow acceptable or normal.

How can we be supportive of a system which amounts to multilevel exploitation of circumstances, situations, and the most basic of all human needs?

To be forced to the grind as a matter of survival is an unfortunate reality. To be integrated into the machinery of Corporate Totalitarian rule based upon the need to survive is a reality which for the time being, all must seemingly accept and adhere as a matter of practicality.

But to celebrate such as a superior way of life. To even condone such as even acceptable.

Such is irrational.

The reality of the American way of life is that we the working class people sell our services for a percentage of our effort’s worth, in order to enrich the leaches who take the product of our effort and hoard such for their own personal interests. Such is the reality of Capitalism.

And to be forced to the grind as a matter of survival is to be a victim of Domestic Terrorism.

But to accept such a managed arrangement as acceptable?
To laud such a managed arrangement as exemplary?
To celebrate such as a superior way of life?

To be willingly integrated into a managed arrangement whereby one is the victim of exploitation and control, and then to celebrate such a system as a good thing, and to encourage one’s children’s and grand children’s generation to be proud to be so integrated themselves; is it seems to me, the height of irrationality, and the apex of insanity.

I simply do not comprehend how people can be conditioned to support that which goes against our own interests.

Such is irrational, if not insane.

On Predator Capitalists and Decent People

I do not believe in God,
But I do believe in good.
To be kind and compassionate,
I believe we all should.

Predator Capitalists,
Prey on the misery of others.
They exploit circumstances,
And take advantage of our global brothers.

These vultures and vermin,
Are always on the take.
From New Orleans to New Guinea,
Another dollar they want to make.

To hell with Predator Capitalists,
I’ve nothing more to say.
Except to ask this question:
How can decent people look the other way?

On Humanity and The Fundamentals of Socialism

I maintain that most people are actually socialists and simply do not realize such to be the case. The reason being, I believe most people are decent deep down inside.

You ask a person: “Do you believe that every person has a natural right to food, water, shelter, and medical care in time of need?”; then if their answer is “yes”; then that person believes in the fundamental principles of socialism. You ask a person: “Do you believe every person has the right to exploit the circumstances of other people for their own personal profit; even if people, especially children, suffer in the process?”; then if their answer is “no”; then that person does NOT believe in the fundamental principles of Capitalism.

I repeat: I believe that most people are socialists and do not realize it, because I believe most people are decent deep down inside.

The Concept of Society

Any system which fails to alleviate the suffering of people is a system in need of whatever changes are necessary to meet that end. For there is no end to be sought which allows for suffering. There is no principle to promote which allows for suffering. There is no pledge to utter which allows for suffering. There is no god to worship who allows for suffering. The primary objective of any society; whether such is a family, a city, a state, or a nation; is to alleviate suffering at all other costs.

The common good is the primary goal of any society. Any system which seeks the common good; not by mere lip service to the notion, but by effectual accomplishment to that end, is a system worthy of implementation. Any system which allows for anyone to be housed, should see to it that everyone is housed. Any system which allows for anyone to eat, should see to it that no one is hungry. Any system which offers healthcare for anyone, should see to it that there is healthcare for everyone. Any aspect of any system which hinders the effort to house, feed, and care for every single person, is an aspect of the system which should be at the very least modified and revised; and if necessary removed and replaced.

The care of every person is the primary objective of a society.
Anyone who does not grasp that concept, does not understand the concept of society.

Peace to all; prosperity for all; and joy to the world.

Dave Henderson
Denison, Texas