01.17.21

The Oligarchs’ Parties Will Never Choose the Side of Software Freedom Because Free Software Cannot Bribe Officials

Posted in Bill Gates, Free/Libre Software, Microsoft at 7:34 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Trump-Biden Comparison: Serves the rich, funded by oligarchs, crude and fascistic, polite on the surface

Summary: The tough reality is that next week’s (or this coming week’s, depending on what Sunday counts as) inauguration ceremony is partly symbolic as all the same and important issues remain largely untouched, for corporations control almost everything of significance

THE inauguration of president-elect Biden is only 2 days away. 4 years of a fascistic narcissist were truly exhausting, but the “lesser evil” is still problematic. We wrote about half a dozen articles to explain why (and for the record, we did encourage readers to vote against Donald Trump).

“The American Green Party or a candidate like Sanders wouldn’t have gone in that direction; that’s why both are being undermined every 4 years.”At the moment we’re at a cusp of a change of power or handover of leadership. In reality, however, the same oligarchs remain in control of everything that’s important, policies included. Some things never really change and aren’t meant to change; that’s why candidates like Sanders get undermined at numerous levels.

In the days of the Obama administration (“hope” era) we maintained this wiki page about interference by Ballmer and Gates. The same things happened under Trump (e.g. favours to Gates, bailout money for Microsoft).

Howie Hawkins vs. Joe Biden on Software freedom: Small and community-funded, Oversized, obsessed with $We hope that by the end of the week it’ll be possible to chastise a President Biden without being shallowly accused of being “pro-Trump” or something along those lines.

Mr. Biden was never a liberal, certainly not when he pushed through the unpatriotic USA PATRIOT Act. At the moment there’s an overt push to ban protests, not only using COVID-19 as a pretext. Hours ago an associate told me that “the coup attempt is now being whitewashed as a “riot” instead by most of the media. That has changed during the last day or so.”

This may seem like a threat to the US alone; but actually US laws tend to spread, by precedence (in the name of hegemony).

I told my associate that right now the GOP itself (coup plotter) is trying to pass new laws against protests, which are lawful and protected by the Constitution. That’s according to news reports which we’ve already put in Daily Links.

My associate noted that “the concerns have been that they will abuse this like the twin towers attack was abused to jam through the PATRIOT Act. They probably have something worse on the shelf ready to go.”

“Maybe in the name of ‘harmonisation’,” I told the associate, “post-Brexit UK will also ban protests in any form… to keep the “plebs” away from the “private property” of vaccine profiteers and people who control the whole freight/logistics, monopolising the market remotely.”

“Harmonization is often used like that,” the associate responded.

Don’t underestimate the harms the so-called ‘neoliberals’ can cause not only in their own countries. The American Green Party or a candidate like Sanders wouldn’t have gone in that direction; that’s why both are being undermined every 4 years.

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