“Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”
Abraham Lincoln, First Annual Message, December 3 1861
They don’t make US presidents like that anymore. These days the Republicans have such whacko candidates – Sarah Palin destroyed any chance John McCain had of winning the presidency; Dubya was a dumb-ass (although he had a smarter team around him) and Trump is a lunatic. Luckily for the US ruling class they have two parties, so they have people like Obama and Hillary Clinton to do their dirty work when the Republicans present lunatics. But it’s a bit odd that the US is still on top when other capitalist ruling classes have much more able bourgeois politicians to run the show.
Meanwhile, in New Zealand we have our share of oddballs. With Colin Craig of the Christian conservative right-wing suing New Zealand’s most offensive rightwing blogger Cameron Slater the circus show will be on the road very soon.
And for an extra serving of cringe just read this from Hone Harawira:
OPEN LETTER TO BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , 30 July 2015
Hey hey, mah bruddah!!
Heard you were able to get back to your dad’s turangawaewae last week. Mean … hope you had a good catch up with the whanau. Read the rest of this entry »