Thursday, March 09, 2017

Marxist theory of history from my Senator

I heard Senator Al Franken talking about the confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch on WCCO today, and it was interesting (but infuriating) to hear his reasons for being against Gorsuch; more or less that the Supreme Court was, in his opinion, in favor of corporations instead of workers.

Now of course, this is interesting for starters because the Constitution says nothing whatsoever about the rights of corporations vs. those of workers, but rather provides that Congress can do things to ensure uniform rules for bankruptcy and interstate commerce.  So Franken is for starters positing a role for the Supreme Court nowhere suggested in the Constitution.  If he doesn't like federal law regarding corporations and trade unions, he has only himself to blame, really.  He's also stating very clearly that he is all for judicial activism as long as his side is calling the shots in how the Constitution will be twisted.

But more importantly, notice as well that he's more or less trying to set the entrepreneurial class--the corporations or bourgeoisie if you will--against the working class or proletariat.  In other words, Franken is for all practical purposes a Communist, something that he's been hinting at ever since he was the "Church Lady" "Stuart Smalley" (H/T Sue) on Saturday Night Live, and something he started shouting with his books.   Long past time for Minnesotans to wake up to who our junior senator really is.

3 comments:

Emmett McAuliffe said...

My "fondest" memories of Al Franken are the 1996 republican convention. He was a reporter for Comedy Central. Phyllis Schlafly was having her annual Eagles luncheon. Franken stood outside the venue and stuck microphones and cameras in the faces of the mostly elderly ladies entering the venue, asking them sexual questions like. "do you ever have wet dreams? What are they about??".

Bike Bubba said...

The sad thing is that Franken's fans think that kind of thing is funny.

I am hoping my favorite memory of Franken will be him in cuffs and an orange jumpsuit. All the votes to put him in in 2008 didn't just happen to work out in his favor, I dare say.

Sue Eppard said...

I am enjoying your blog; we seem to be rather like-minded.
Note: Dana Carvey was the church lady. Franken's most memorable SNL character was Stuart Smalley, and gosh darn it, people liked him.