Month: December 2021
The guest of Russell Brand seems to make the connection between the sacred which must be eternal, and attempts by political ideology that attempts to own the same.
The print by Carl Larsson caught attention because it is the same as one in my stairwell. Depiction of home seems the inspiration; and how can one be a fulfilled person without this foundation? Life is art and is the substance and purview of each.
This morning C-Span hosted a conversation that seemed to migrate back to voting rights and voter cognizance. Cognizance seems more imperiled than rights, one may say. Little is mentioned about the erroneous “2-Party system” about which one constantly hears, and also little is discussed about Citizens United which is the Supreme Court decision that permits money to buy politicians which appears to be corruption. We should avoid the appearance of corruption in our political process, or we are not following the model of a democratic (small d) Constitutional republic.
We can start by ensuring the health of our river system around the globe. Respect for this fundamental natural system will enhance the life of people and wildlife.
Honesty can reduce tension. A first step is to acknowledge FACTS. This starts us down the road to maturity.
Come to think of it, the message from both Charles Dickens and Karl Marx are indeed similar. If one hasn’t read The Communist Manifesto, a reason may be the ongoing Red Scare warnings from Establishment. Charles Dickens as yet has not been so vilified by capitalists.
Some people have noticed a use of the public educational system in a common-core style that is used to produce enthusiastic consumers and compliant workers for our capitalistic system. An educational system dedicated to producing self-reliant, informed, and active citizens capable of self governing would be better suited to our democratic (small d) Constitutional republic. Aside from civic issues surrounding this modern type of education is the effect on families. Something has changed dramatically over decades that is manifesting uncomfortably today. A local system very recently seems to consider a new normal of inviting parents back into the educational system. Since law enforcement stationed in schools doesn’t seem to work, parents may be the last resort.
The earned attention on Federal politics comes at the cost of attention taken away from local politics. Many actions of local politicians are so scattered and under reported and seldom seriously challenged as to support a quasi fiefdom. The work of local politicians should be to promote the interests of a majority of residents within their district. Many examples abound, for example in the Southern Tier of NYS, of promotion of big-money interests at the expense of local residents. Draining money from local communities and toward interests outside of our region is poor governance.
Indoctrination that a so-called free market is the best system by which to provide opportunity for the most people can be questioned. This has been the co-option by capitalistic hierarchical Establishment that has taken this concept and twisted it into a Pyramid Scheme economy. Now would be a great time to reconsider control by those who may have tendencies toward self-promotion rather than to maintaining a livable planet including human rights and rights of nature.
The topic this morning on C-Span probably effects most people in the USA. The disappearance of so-called middle class jobs happened after chain stores had obliterated locally owned small businesses. Any politician who couldn’t connect the dots didn’t deserve to be in office due to ignorance. But that so many politicians have become wealthy during this era seems to confirm corruption. The worship of Reagan, then Obama, then Trump, seems to be the story of withering compliance and enabling by the general public.
Will bureaucrats and politicians use the 2nd Amendment to quell the 1st Amendment?—
At the risk of “stating the obvious” which in the mind of some people is a FACT, in our oligarchy we have the choice of supporting this anomaly of government by either carrying a burdensome national debt or by each individual carrying debilitating personal debt. Another option is to challenge obscene wealth, fraud, and corruption.
C-Span hosted a number of relevant topics this morning that relate to a majority of the public. One topic is use of law enforcement to ostensibly tax poverty using policies that persecute by law, people with a lesser ability to pay fines and fees.
One is charmed to hear so much from talking heads on state-influenced-corporate-owned MSM and wonders what took so long. The topic of democracy has so often been interlinked erroneously to hierarchical capitalism that one looks forward to the spectacle of capitalistic hierarchical MSM dancing on the head of the pin of this topic. So far its quite entertaining. It should boost the flagging ratings of MSM.
Discussion on C-Span this morning presented diverse perspectives. At 9:00AM a caller (paraphrase) spoke to the lack of attention from our government for Senior citizens and handicapped people. A feature of capitalism is “running government like a business”. This on a continuum becomes organized crime. The Pyramid-Scheme economy is a prerequisite to capitalism that caters to hierarchy by exploitation of human resources (people) and natural resources (environment). Senior citizens and physically-challenged people are not always a solicited part of the workforce. In FACT in a civilized society they would be honored members. In capitalism they are not respected.