This Is What Democratic Party Propaganda Looks Like

Above Photo: Ben Garrison

Note: A sit-in on the Capitol Hill steps seemed to happen organically when “civil rights icon” Rep. John Lewis and Wall Street’s own Sen. Corey Booker sat on the steps and did a livestream about the terrible senate healthcare proposal put forward by the Republican leadership. Then, others started to join them — how exciting! — then more. Even Democratic leader Sen. Chuck Schumer joined the “sit-in”. Wow — something was really happening. MoveOn’s leader was there to promote it — as it happened — what a coincidence, he just happened to be walking by! Then, Occupy Democrats, another Democratic Party propaganda site, promoted it on social media. Some unknown journal, the Washington Journal, did an article about the whole thing “reporting” that the event was “something remarkable” and how it gave them faith in democracy. When you look at the about us page of the Washington Journal there is nothing to identify who they are, no biographies of reporters, nothing about their funding but they do say “In an age of fake news, we are a trusted source with a track-record of honesty and integrity.” Well that is reassuring.

Usually Democratic Party propaganda is more sophisticated than this but even smart people fell for this propaganda ploy.  Other examples: New front groups like Indivisible are created after the election with resources on how to stop Trump’s agenda and incredible nationwide organizing capability from out of nowhere, or the myth that a massive Women’s March is planned because of a Facebook post by one woman resulting in hundreds of thousands coming to DC.

We know many people who are working with local Indivisible groups; some are becoming active for the first time. Many are getting a lot out of the protests. We are pleased to see people violating Indivisible’s guidance to only go negative on Trump and not put forward positive solutions, such as advocating for improved Medicare for all. Many Indivisible “Protect the ACA” events have turned into improved Medicare for all rallies.

We also know that many people really enjoyed participating in the Women’s March after Trump’s inauguration; that it was a very positive experience for them. So, we are not saying do not participate but we do think it is important to realize that a march of hundreds of thousands of people was not because of one Facebook message generating a massive response. This event was organized by a massive organization and it was not a coincidence that many Democratic Party elected officials were on stage. This was an anti-Trump, pro-Democratic Party event.

People should know the truth that giant rallies are not spontaneous. They take a lot of time to plan and organize. We need to point out when Democrats create fake resistance events — where Hillary Clinton can even say she is a member of the resistance. We need to make fun of it and laugh at it knowing it is all designed to mislead us, focus our attention on Trump and not focus on the deeper system-wide political problems including the neo-liberal, Wall Street and war Democrats who are at the center of the many problems the country faces — including healthcare. And, we need to realize our job is to build a mass, transformative movement that is independent of both Wall Street funded parties. Transformative change needs to challenge the system; and that means also challenging the Democrats.

Then, there is Resistance Summer which the Democrats describe in this poorly designed marketing video. Eleanor Goldfield explains the fraud of the Democrats’ Resistance Summer by reviewing the history of the Democratic Party and how they mimic and undermine real people’s movements. KZ

Something Remarkable Just Happened On The Capitol Steps In Response To Trumpcare

It began with two Democratic legislators, both deeply concerned about the threat from the Republicans’ Trumpcare bill, sitting on the steps of the Capitol — Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative John Lewis (D-GA), the Civil Rights legend himself. What began as a conversation shared on Facebook grew organically into a powerful moment of truth.

Ben Winkler of MoveOn.org happened to be walking by in the early moments and chronicled the evening as the crowd and emotion swelled.

I’ll let Ben’s words speak for themselves, but this should serve as a reminder that despite everything there are genuinely good people working passionately to make Americans’ lives better, and magic can happen when a concerned citizenry gets involved.

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