I am not reposting the video I am commenting on. You can find it on YouTube and find the video there by the title "Glenn Greenwald Exposes RFK Jr / Jimmy Dore & Chris Hedges REACT to Cornel West's Green Party Run" or by going to The Vanguard's YouTube channel.
The Vanguard is two White boys named Zac and Gavin. Boys. Not men. I don't believe that their sacks have even dropped. Gavin is the one more prone to being calm. Zac's the hysterical one who is always shrieking and yelling.
Both are big supporters of con artist Marianne Williamson. In fact, like most of her supporters, they attended her wedding. Zac's gift was probably crotch-less, lace, pink panties -- probably a pair of his own, I doubt he went shopping.
I hope Zac and Gavin realize how much their little tantrums harm their candidate.
Today, they had a tantrum about Robert F. Kennedy Jr. If you have missed it, Robert F. Kennedy is in double digits in terms of support. Marianne can't get that high. No one likes her. No one wanted her in 2020. No one wants her today.
I am not supporting Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Anyone here for the first time, let me tell you I'm a Green. I'm not supporting any Democrat. Well, I'll support Cedric. He's a Democrat -- and he's also my husband. But in terms of politicians, I am not supporting any Democrat.
And let me go off on something else real quick.
The Vanguard boyz are supporting Marianne. They want her to get the nomination for the Democratic Party.
Is that why they're promoting Cornel West for the Green Party nomination? To support Marianne? On the off chance that she gets the nomination, they want to be sure that she doesn't have any real competition? I am sick of non-Greens pimping who our candidate should be. And, as an African-American woman, let me be clear I don't need a Stepin' Fetchit stereotype like 'Brother' Cornel West. He needs to sit his gap-toothed and scraggy ass on down.
He's a snake oil salesman that's an embarrassing stereotype and that's why White people worship him.
The Black community was tired of Cornel long before he did his 2008 speaking tour against Barack Obama. Please grasp that tour cost Tavis Smiley his spot on The Tom Joyner Show. That's what the Black community thinks of Cornel.
White people love him because he's such an Amos and Andy stereotype. Most of us find him embarrassing -- like the 'uncle' hanging around your grandma's house that's not an uncle but was friends with your actual uncle 20 years ago and can't keep a job now so he's always sponging off your grandma, saying he'll help by sweeping the porch and, say, does she have anything on the stove, he's a little hungry.
Back to The Vanguard boyz.
So to promote Marianne in their latest, Zac decides to attack RFK Jr. Not only attack him but mock the way he speaks. From ABC News in 2009:
Do you remember when Donald Trump mocked the disabled/challenged reporter? That was outrageous. It's just as outrageous for Zac to mock RFK Jr.'s speaking voice. It's like when that hideous Bully Boy Bush thought it was funny to mock Karla Faye Tucker.
That's who Zac is now -- the bastard child of Donald Trump and Bully Boy Bush.
Zac went too far today. It was not just his yelling -- who thinks that is the way to talk on camera to your audience? He's a bully.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
Friday, June 16, 2023. Julian Assange is closer than ever to be brought to the US where he'd face a kangaroo court and be imprisoned for life, is self-censorship something we need to protest -- has it really come to that, we've checked off everything else, Cornel West is out of touch, Chris Hedges lies as a journalist and will probably get away with it as everyone looks the other way, all that and Barbra Streisand.
A grim picture of the US and Britain's legacy in Iraq has been revealed in a massive leak of American military documents that detail torture, summary executions and war crimes.
Almost 400,000 secret US army field reports have been passed to the Guardian and a number of other international media organisations via the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.
The electronic archive is believed to emanate from the same dissident US army intelligence analyst who earlier this year is alleged to have leaked a smaller tranche of 90,000 logs chronicling bloody encounters and civilian killings in the Afghan war.
The new logs detail how:
• US authorities failed to investigate hundreds of reports of abuse, torture, rape and even murder by Iraqi police and soldiers whose conduct appears to be systematic and normally unpunished.
• A US helicopter gunship involved in a notorious Baghdad incident had previously killed Iraqi insurgents after they tried to surrender.
• More than 15,000 civilians died in previously unknown incidents. US and UK officials have insisted that no official record of civilian casualties exists but the logs record 66,081 non-combatant deaths out of a total of 109,000 fatalities.
The numerous reports of detainee abuse, often supported by medical evidence, describe prisoners shackled, blindfolded and hung by wrists or ankles, and subjected to whipping, punching, kicking or electric shocks. Six reports end with a detainee's apparent deat
The Biden administration has been saying all the right things lately about respecting a free and vigorous press, after four years of relentless media-bashing and legal assaults under Donald Trump.
The attorney general, Merrick Garland, has even put in place expanded protections for journalists this fall, saying that “a free and independent press is vital to the functioning of our democracy”.
But the biggest test of Biden’s commitment remains imprisoned in a jail cell in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been held since 2019 while facing prosecution in the United States under the Espionage Act, a century-old statute that has never been used before for publishing classified information.
Whether the US justice department continues to pursue the Trump-era charges against the notorious leaker, whose group put out secret information on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay, American diplomacy and internal Democratic politics before the 2016 election, will go a long way toward determining whether the current administration intends to make good on its pledges to protect the press.
Now Biden is facing a re-energized push, both inside the United States and overseas, to drop Assange’s protracted prosecution.
Russia’s trumped-up “espionage” charges against Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich for his newsgathering activities mirror those brought against Julian for his newsgathering and publishing. The last US reporter to be prosecuted by Russia for “espionage” was Nicholas Daniloff in 1986. The playbook did not originate in America, but America has sunk to Soviet standards and revived it. It won’t stop there. That is why the Assange case is the greatest threat to press freedom worldwide.
Julian’s US accusers use “espionage” as shorthand for “journalism”. They do not allege that Julian was acting on behalf of—or colluding with—any foreign power. The WikiLeaks publications expose the killing of tens of thousands of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan; document evidence of torture and assassination squads; and reveal at least one potential war crime involving the slaughter of Reuters employees in Baghdad. The facts of the case are well-known and uncontested: the source, Chelsea Manning, was a US army whistleblower who acted on her conscience. She was sentenced to 35 years. The sentence was commuted by Barack Obama on his last day in office.
Julian acted for the public’s benefit, and he is accused—of conspiracy to publish, and of receiving, obtaining, possessing and communicating “national defence” information—under a statute from 1917. The classification system was only invented 35 years after that law was written. There is no US “Official Secrets Act”. “National defence” information is whatever the US government says it is.
The video above has a little bit of a discussion of the interview that we included last time where BLACK POWER MEDIA interviewed Cornel West. The video below is Renee Johnstone sharing her take on the interview.
Why that is, you'll have to ask yourself. I don't know you. And seriously doubt that I'd want to at this point.
In the burning heat
Hanging on the edge of destruction, oh
You can't stop the pain of your children crying out in your head
Oh, they always said that the living would envy the dead
Why didn't he?