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The New Congress: The Absurd Arena – Useful Idiots Discussion Board
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“Arms dealers over Americans.
Millionaires over minimum wage.
Power over the people.”
Brooklyn’s own Hakeem Jeffries, in an embarrassing attempt to show how clever he is, read an acrostic poem to kick off the new Congress. This legislature, Jeffries will proudly announce, is the most diverse Congress ever to crush the American working class.
As the Dems, with the help of Republicans (different corporations, same class), use this new Congress to continue to sacrifice American and Ukrainian lives to enrich themselves, to steal from workers and nurses, to punish students, to lie to us through state-media like Fox and MSNBC, we watch (helplessly?) as millions of Americans go to absurd length to support and defend the corporate rulers. And worse, ignore seemingly all logic and profess that Jeffries’ substance-less rap was good. With constant news like this, it can be hard to stay positive.
Disclaimer for this next question: I mean it much less melodramatically than it sounds.
For those of you who haven’t given up on it all, what’s the hope that keeps you going?
For those who have, what’s next?
I want to hear your thoughts on all the nonsense. But remember, this is the absurd arena, which means you can talk about anything you want: Hakeem Jeffries’ weird poem, the craziest classified files in Biden’s cabinets, McCarthy’s sad win, your hope for the future, the next book Wilson should read (need recs), or the monster under your bed that tells you it’s your duty to vote.
As usual, the best comments and questions will be read on the show. Here’s the prompt:
What hopes can we look to for the future of politics? Is there a way out of the corporate hole? What other alliterations would fit into Jeffries’ rap?
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