Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Mike Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Met Gala"

from Mike Flugennock, DC's anarchist cartoonist -

"Met Gala"

It's a story as old as time — or at least as old as the Democratic Party: discover a groundswell of pro-worker, progressive sentiment; find yourselves a fresh, charismatic candidate who does a great job of pretending to be progressive; rope in Left voters to help elect her — at which point she turns around and starts engaging in empty, performative protest and fluffy media talk while she runs cover for the DNC donor class, while the working class is left with less than zero once again.

So it was at the Met Gala in New York City this week. While police brutalized protesters outside the Gala NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Liberals' current reigning Yas Kween, was inside showing the bourgeoisie how bad-assed she was by sporting a message in support of tepid, half-assed reformist Liberal legislation that does absolutely jack to separate the 1% from even the most minute subatomic particle of the obscene wealth they've been hoarding at working-class expense.


"House Democrats' Plan to Tax the Rich Leaves Vast Fortunes Unscathed", Jonathan Weisman and Jim Tankersley in the New York Times, 09.13.2021

"'Billionaires Are Popping Champagne': Progressives Slam House Dems' Tax Plan", Jake Johnson at Common Dreams, 09.13.2021

"Shame, Shame on AOC for Attending Met Gala", Robert Paul Reyes, 09.14.2021

"Outside the Met Gala, Police Arrested Multiple Black Lives Matter Protesters", Marie Solis in Jezebel, 09.14.2021

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