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round-table-conferenceby baldilocks

Read this whole thing, just in case you were still fool­ing your­self about the party of the lit­tle guy.

[T]he emails that really mat­ter are the ones being slowly released by Wik­iLeaks from the hacked account of Hillary Clinton’s cam­paign chair John Podesta. They are last week’s scan­dal in a year run­ning over with scan­dals, but in truth their sig­nif­i­cance goes far beyond mere scan­dal: they are a win­dow into the soul of the Demo­c­ra­tic party and into the dreams and thoughts of the class to whom the party answers.

The class to which I refer is not ris­ing in angry protest; they are by and large pretty sat­is­fied, pretty con­tented. Nobody takes road trips to exotic West Vir­ginia to see what the mem­bers of this class looks like or how they live; on the con­trary, they are the ones for whom such sto­ries are writ­ten. This bunch doesn’t have to make do with a comb-​over TV moun­te­bank for a leader; for this class, the choices are always pretty good, and this year they hap­pen to be excellent.

They are the com­fort­able and well-​educated main­stay of our mod­ern Demo­c­ra­tic party. They are also the grandees of our national media; the archi­tects of our soft­ware; the design­ers of our streets; the high offi­cials of our bank­ing sys­tem; the authors of just about every plan to fix social secu­rity or fine-​tune the Mid­dle East with pre­ci­sion dron­ing. They are, they think, not a class at all but rather the enlight­ened ones, the peo­ple who must be answered to but who need never explain themselves.

Some might say “your party, too.” Yeah, sure. Show your work – if you can. Also, make sure you know which party flag I’m flying.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Jour­nal­ism — -»»>baldilocks

round-table-conferenceby baldilocks

Read this whole thing, just in case you were still fooling yourself about the party of the little guy.

[T]he emails that really matter are the ones being slowly released by WikiLeaks from the hacked account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta. They are last week’s scandal in a year running over with scandals, but in truth their significance goes far beyond mere scandal: they are a window into the soul of the Democratic party and into the dreams and thoughts of the class to whom the party answers.

The class to which I refer is not rising in angry protest; they are by and large pretty satisfied, pretty contented. Nobody takes road trips to exotic West Virginia to see what the members of this class looks like or how they live; on the contrary, they are the ones for whom such stories are written. This bunch doesn’t have to make do with a comb-over TV mountebank for a leader; for this class, the choices are always pretty good, and this year they happen to be excellent.

They are the comfortable and well-educated mainstay of our modern Democratic party. They are also the grandees of our national media; the architects of our software; the designers of our streets; the high officials of our banking system; the authors of just about every plan to fix social security or fine-tune the Middle East with precision droning. They are, they think, not a class at all but rather the enlightened ones, the people who must be answered to but who need never explain themselves.

Some might say “your party, too.” Yeah, sure. Show your work–if you can. Also, make sure you know which party flag I’m flying.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>>baldilocks