We close out 2022 with some reflections on the failing state of America.
We kick off with how Southwest Airlines’ complete meltdown this holiday season is metaphor for our times. Despite billions in bailout funds the company put profits in executive and investor pockets while screwing over its customers and workers.
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We discuss how failing infrastructure in places like Buffalo during the recent winter storms, failures to support houselessness in most American cities and Greg Abbott’s cynical stunt of sending undocumented immigrants to Kamala’s Harris’ front doorstep during Christmas is par for this same course of austerity and culture war. We also discuss how the Democrats continue to undermine progressive movements, the working class and completely fail at strategically outmaneuvering the GOP (the establishment GOP, not Trump).
We also discussed corporate profiteering from the war in Ukraine (while domestic infrastructure crumbles). How some so-called lefists (cough… New Politics..) are no different than NATO liberals pushing a proxy war in Ukraine under the false narrative of “humanitarian intervention” while NATO countries and war profiteers are looking to consolidate power, weaken their enemies and make a buck.
We then discuss the notion of “accompaniment” as we pay homage to recently passed noted historian, attorney and activist Staughton Lynd, and beloved friend, comrade and former director of Rainforest Action Network Rebecca Tarbotton who passed away ten years ago this week.