In the comments over at C&L, where the vid's up, I posted:
To which someone took umbrage (without, of course addressing the substance of my complaint about Brainless Bernies 'bon mot':
Oh, bernie, you illiterate ass, shut the fuck up.
You’re giving socialism a bad name.
These fucks aren’t advocating socialism. Socialism always aims for an egalitarian distribution of resources, wealth and responsibility.
This is sheer, pure Corporatism, whereby the state arm of the corporation preserves the ‘bidness’ arm with whatsoever resources it can appropriate from the commons.
If you’ of all people, are gonna use the term, fucking use it fucking correctly, fuckwit…
To which i was then constrained to reply, as delicately as possible, understanding both teh apparent weakness of the intellect (or comprhension skills, at any rate) with which I was dealing, and that the person was, probably, politically semi-sympathetic:You know, Sanders is one of the few politicians who actually takes an interest in the workers in the field, people like you and me. Why the “fuck” are you going after him with such venom? And btw, the man is hardly illiterate.
Because he’s the only “socialist” in Congress.What a fucking turd-for-brain!
And when he calls Kudlow and his ilk “socialists” too, he tarnishes his own ‘luster’ as well as that of anyone else who takes the principles of ’socialism’ seriously by putting himself–and the rest of us, and it–in the same class as these predatory scum…It’s both stupid and ignorant, and I do NOT know why anyone with a fucking brain would do it…
I mean: What the fuck is he DOING, using the label--socialist--that he wears with apparent pride in his district--and with which I and thousands more identify their political and economic philosophies--to malign Kudlow et al for their bail-out mentality? By calling them "socialists," he actually attacks his own relevance. Doesn't he see that by doing that, he only underwrites the same ANTI-SOCIALIST narrative/rhetoric that has plagued us for a century or more. In his 'ribbing' Kudlow, he buys into the myth that socialism is "something-for-nothing" scheme, nothing than which could be further from the truth. Fuck, Bernie. Just FUCK!
These guys--Kudlow, et al--aren't 'socialists' in any WAY that would be recognized by, say Michael Harrington, the man more or less permanently associated with SPA, albeit hes been deceased for 20 years. (His 1972 book, "Socialism," should b required reading anywhere anybody talks about "market" economies.)
No. Kudlow, et al., are unalloyed Corporatists. They're agents of the CorpoRat State, frantically trying to prevent the dissolution of their cabal, and the revelations that would stream like shit from ruptured septic tank if the breech becomes too big or too enduring.
With "socialist" friends like Babbling Bernie, we do not need opponents...