{"181985":{"id":"181985","parent":"0","time":"1606064408","url":"http:\/\/www.strategic-culture.org\/news\/2020\/11\/22\/msm-already-helping-next-administration-hide-corruption-under-diversity-banner\/","category":"USA","title":"Msm Already Helping Next Administration Hide Corruption Under 'Diversity' Banner","image":"","hub":"newsnet","url-explicit":"msm-already-helping-next-administration-hide-corruption-under-diversity-banner","admin":"newsnet","views":"47","priority":"3","length":"6136","lang":"en","content":"\u003Cp\u003E\u003Ci\u003ECaitlin JOHNSTON\u003C\/i\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EThere has never been a better time to be a woman, minority or member of the LGBT community who works in the DC establishment and thinks the poor should be made into pet food.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Ci\u003EThe New York Times\u003C\/i\u003E has \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/archive.is\/tuXXE\"\u003Epublished an article\u003C\/a\u003E titled \"Could Limiting Corporate Candidates Hurt Biden's Diversity Push?\", for the benefit of all those normal everyday readers who've been lying awake at night wondering if limiting corporate candidates might hurt Biden's diversity push.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EThe article's authors warn against the nonexistent, completely imaginary threat of the next presidential administration rejecting corporatists for cabinet positions to appease the Democratic Party's progressive wing, claiming that doing so would be \"narrowing the candidate pool\" in a way that hurts \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.msnbc.com\/politicsnation\/watch\/biden-my-administration-will-look-like-america-several-women-of-color-being-considered-for-vp-82947653575\"\u003EBiden's stated aim\u003C\/a\u003E of creating an administration that is as diverse as America. Because apparently executive positions in the corporate and financial sector are the only place you can find ethnic minorities in America.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\"Groups from the far left throw out edicts, but these don't reflect the realities of the American experience or inequality, the racial wealth gap, and may prove counterproductive to diversify the administration and to implement policies that work for all Americans,\" NYT is told by a member of the influential DC lobbying firm Mehlman Castagnetti.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"twit track\" id=\"1329841338649518085\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"nbp\"\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_card_davidsirota_');\" class=\"popbt\" title=\"@davidsirota\"\u003EDavid Sirota\u003C\/a\u003E \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/davidsirota\/status\/1329841338649518085\" class=\"small\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-chain\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E 20\/11\/2020 18:37:37\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_call_1329841338649518085_rpl');\" title=\"answers\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-dialog\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Cspan id=\"fav1329841338649518085\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-heart\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E1114\u003C\/span\u003E\u003Cspan id=\"rtw1329841338649518085\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-repost\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E229\u003C\/span\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-users\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E 228433\/2961\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('1329841338649518085_app___twit_recache_1329841338649518085');\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-reload\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"tog_jb('yndtwt49518085_yandex,calltw___1329841338649518085_fr-en','yndtwt49518085_twit,playtxt___1329841338649518085','bt731979')\" id=\"bt731979\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-language\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca href=\"plug\/twit\/1329841338649518085\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-url\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"panel\"\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\"yndtwt49518085\"\u003EThe New York Times just published an article insinuating that the government can only find qualified people of color on Wall Street, but not elsewhere \u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Ci\u003EThe New York Times\u003C\/i\u003E is warning of the pressing danger of the Biden administration conceding too much to \"the far left\" at a time when progressive politicians have reportedly already been \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.independent.co.uk\/news\/world\/americas\/us-election-2020\/bernie-sanders-elizabeth-warren-biden-cabinet-b1721241.html\"\u003Eruled out as candidates for cabinet positions\u003C\/a\u003E due to concerns of appearing to be too far left, and when members of the Biden camp are already waving off demands from progressives using the phrase \"\u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.politico.com\/newsletters\/transition-playbook\/2020\/11\/19\/is-the-left-wing-overplaying-its-hand-490948\"\u003Ewe don't negotiate with terrorists\u003C\/a\u003E\".\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Ci\u003EVox\u003C\/i\u003E has also put out an article celebrating diversity without regard to policies or behavior titled \"\u003Ca href=\"http:\/\/archive.is\/aZuHE\"\u003EPresident-elect Joe Biden's transition team is one of the most diverse ever\u003C\/a\u003E\", subtitled \"Biden wants his administration to 'look like America.'His transition team is a start.\"\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\"Thus far, 46 percent of Biden's transition staff are people of color and 41 percent of senior staff are people of color,\" Vox reports. \"More than half of the transition staff - 52 percent - are women, and 53 percent of senior staff are women.\"\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EMeanwhile exactly zero percent of them oppose war, nuclear brinkmanship, starvation sanctions and imperialism. Zero percent oppose US oligarchy or its sociopathic intelligence agencies. Zero percent support universal healthcare or redistributing the nation's immense wealth to end poverty in the United States. Zero percent support ending the drug war, ending the prison-industrial complex, ending the US police state, ending mass surveillance. Zero percent oppose Israeli apartheid, oppose internet censorship, oppose mass media propaganda via US plutocracy.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EReal diversity in any government is of course important. But what you don't see \u003Ci\u003EVox\u003C\/i\u003E reporting on is the fact that Biden's transition and advisory teams are packed to the gills with \u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_call_1326387797347930114_tweet');\" class=\"txtx\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-tw\" style=\"font-size:16px;\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E corporate cronies\u003C\/a\u003E and \u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_call_1329281459207680001_tweet');\" class=\"txtx\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-tw\" style=\"font-size:16px;\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E war whores\u003C\/a\u003E, and that the women he's eyeing for key foreign policy positions are \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/caitlinjohnstone.substack.com\/p\/biden-will-have-the-most-diverse\"\u003Eas murderous and depraved\u003C\/a\u003E as any man anywhere on earth. They might be diverse in gender, skin color and sexual orientation, but in terms of bloodshed, exploitation and oppression they couldn't be more homogeneous. They are all devout acolytes of the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/caitlinjohnstone.com\/2020\/11\/21\/new-york-times-job-listing-shows-how-western-propaganda-operates\"\u003Emurderous, imperialist, oligarchic religion\u003C\/a\u003E that is the mainstream consensus of the US political\/media class.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"twit track\" id=\"1329996699197169665\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"nbp\"\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_card_CDekki_');\" class=\"popbt\" title=\"@CDekki\"\u003EChristopher Dekki ن\u003C\/a\u003E \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/CDekki\/status\/1329996699197169665\" class=\"small\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-chain\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E 21\/11\/2020 04:54:57\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_call_1329970367541121026_thread');\" title=\"parents\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-topo\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_call_1329996699197169665_mnt');\" title=\"caitoz\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-oversight\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_call_1329996699197169665_rpl');\" title=\"answers\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-dialog\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Cspan id=\"fav1329996699197169665\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-heart\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E10\u003C\/span\u003E\u003Cspan id=\"rtw1329996699197169665\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-repost\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-users\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E 1509\/2337\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('1329996699197169665_app___twit_recache_1329996699197169665');\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-reload\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"tog_jb('yndtwt97169665_yandex,calltw___1329996699197169665_fr-und','yndtwt97169665_twit,playtxt___1329996699197169665','bt732471')\" id=\"bt732471\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-language\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca href=\"plug\/twit\/1329996699197169665\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-url\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"panel\"\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\"yndtwt97169665\"\u003E \u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cp\u003EBut that's all you're ever going to get out of the Democratic establishment. Taking away power from the warmongers and plutocrats in any way, shape or form has been completely ruled out as a possibility, so all they have to offer in terms of \"progress\" is giving prominent positions to those few women, minorities and LGBT individuals who happen to be fine with choking people to death with neoliberal austerity at home and dropping cluster munitions on children abroad. That's what \"progress\" looks like in a power establishment that is built on a foundation of violence, oppression and theft.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EAnd of course the people who will be hurt worst by it are members of those very same marginalized communities you're supposed to get excited about being elevated to Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy or whatever under the Biden administration. They are hurt by the austerity policies, they are hurt by the authoritarian police state policies, they are hurt by the fact that they're the ones getting bombs dropped on them overseas, and they are hurt by the fact that there is still so very far to go in terms of racial and sexual equality yet the thrust toward getting there is being diverted into a pussyhat parade for Susan Rice as Secretary of State.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EThe most influential news reporting should be that which holds power to account and draws attention to its most malignant aspects. Instead it is actively facilitating the most malignant aspects of power and hiding them under the banner of \"diversity\".\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/caityjohnstone.medium.com\/msm-already-helping-next-administration-hide-corruption-under-diversity-banner-d4724b0d825f\"\u003Ecaityjohnstone.medium.com\u003C\/a\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Ca href=\"http:\/\/www.strategic-culture.org\/news\/2020\/11\/22\/msm-already-helping-next-administration-hide-corruption-under-diversity-banner\/\"\u003Estrategic-culture.org\u003C\/a\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E"}}