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Perhaps Trump is just not so canny in furthering his own personal financial 
interests as Obama (and HRC). But does that represent a crisis of the ruling 

The greatest threat to the international bourgeoisie (represented in the White 
House particularly by Gary Cohn) seems today to be populism/‘economic 
nationalism’ (represented in the White House by Steve Bannon). 

We certainly should be considering the implications of that.  Regards, Carl

> On May 10, 2017, at 10:15 PM, John Reimann <1999wild...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know if Carl read the article I sent or is just responding in 
> general, but I most definitely did not mention that the Comey firing was an 
> assault on "democracy", nor did I mention anthing about Russian hacking the 
> election. I did mention Trump's financial ties to Russian 
> investors/oligarchs/mobsters, and this is simply a matter of record. It's 
> well established. And I did say that Trump is using the executive branch of 
> the US government to further his own personal financial interests at the 
> expense of the global interests of the mainstream of the US capitalist class. 
> Why are we supposed to care?
> Try this: If the enemy is in crisis, shouldn't we be aware of it and consider 
> its implications?
> John Reimann
> On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 2:41 PM, Carl G. Estabrook <galli...@illinois.edu 
> <mailto:galli...@illinois.edu>> wrote:
> [John Steppling] I keep reading postings about how Trump firing the head of 
> the FBI is an assault on democracy, or the American way of life, or 
> something. The front page of the Huffington Post is hysterical with cries for 
> the need to investigate Russian hacking. I have had three friends (sic) 
> refuse to discuss this with me when I questioned their sanity in believing 
> the russian hacking narrative. Not argue it...but refuse to argue it. Not 
> one, but three. There is no evidence of anything out of the ordinary here. If 
> there were, trust me we would have heard about it by now.
> So what I take from this is that the white establishment....to which the 
> aforementioned friends belong, really, is in crises. If Obama had fired the 
> head of the FBI what would the reaction have been? (the answer is nothing.)
> But how is the US/Saudi assault on a defenceless Yemen not an assault on 
> Democracy? I mean congress didn't authorize it did they? Or how is the orgy 
> of state murder in Arkansas...including the suppression of new evidence that 
> might have exonerated one of the men executed.....how is that not an assault 
> on Democracy? How is the illegal assassination of Qadaffi not an assault on 
> Democracy or the coup orchestrated by Clinton as secretary of state in 
> Ukraine not an assault on Democracy? How is the coup in Honduras or the 
> current attacks on Venezuela not ....well...you get the idea. How is the war 
> on Syria.....and it is ON SYRIA.....how is that not cause for outrage? None 
> of these things matter to liberal America. Dead Arab 
> children....pshaw...can't be bothered. The execution of mentally impaired 
> men, from the underclass, denied adequate representation....meh, cant be 
> bothered. BUT....but when Trump fires the head of a notoriously corrupt organ 
> of surveillance and arrest and worse.....an organization founded to quell 
> dissent and rid the nation of commies and minority troublemakers......how am 
> I supposed to care exactly?…
> > On May 10, 2017, at 3:37 PM, John Reimann via Marxism 
> > <marxism@lists.csbs.utah.edu <mailto:marxism@lists.csbs.utah.edu>> wrote:
> >
> > Make no mistake, President Trump's firing of FBI director John Comey
> > represents a crisis for the US capitalist class. It's one more indication
> > that it cannot control the executive wing of its government. Trump claims
> > that he fired Comey because of the latter's handling of the investigation
> > of Hillary Clinton and his lack of repentence over this. However, just days
> > before the firing it's reported that Comey had asked for additional funds
> > to investigate alleged Russian meddling into the US elections. Such an
> > election would inevitably have opened up the financial ties between Trump
> > and Russian investors and outright mobsters.
> >
> > https://oaklandsocialist.com/2017/05/10/comey-fired-us-a-failing-state/ 
> > <https://oaklandsocialist.com/2017/05/10/comey-fired-us-a-failing-state/>
> >
> > John Reimann
> >
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