Month: May 2022
If one may use artistic license, it seems to be an especially Trumpian-style of hubris in the phrase “it takes a good man with a gun to stop a bad man with a gun”. First we need to recognize the “good man”. Would that be one who attracts admiration by denigrating women and talking about grabbing them? Next one must accept the premise that “good men with guns” aren’t as frightened of “bad men with guns” as may be, for example, 10-year-old girls.
What we focus on becomes our reality. And so it would be easy to believe the only reality is hierarchical Establishment. They may be simply the loudest. Some may be so busy actually doing things, as to be uninterested in self-promotion. Or like the dolphin, working their wonders in their own world, but nonetheless exceptional examples of works of The Creator in whatever way one sees He, She, It, or Cause-And-Effect.
As we’re reassessing the exceptionalism of modern-day America, we might benefit from acknowledging cultures that have been around longer.
We probably could challenge the flamboyant statement heard too often of “a good man with a gun is the only thing that will stop a bad man with a gun”. Apparently not. It seems that, predictably, 50-year-old men are as frightened of a bad man with a gun, as are 10-year-old girls. I surely would be.
On 5/26/2022 and aired on The PBS NewsHour was an interview about the shooting in Texas, between a PBS host and a mental health “professional”. The question from the host related to a query as to the reason that predominantly the shooters are young males. The professional answered in typical psycho babble but without touching on an answer to the question.
Climate Change has not diminished or become less dangerous and deadly for humanity. So where’s the news coverage about a healthy environment and means by which to secure this fundamental right?
We could recognize the strength and integrity of local communities. This is the reality that must be challenged by hierarchy in order for hierarchical Establishment to mount supremacy and promote their own interests.
Ongoing emails from an organization that says it is working for voting rights calls into question the anomaly of reasoning that voters must approach big-money interests and commercial interests in order to secure the voting rights that seem fundamental to our democratic (small d) Constitutional republic. This begs the question as to whether said voting-rights organizations are simply ignorant on the topic of civil rights, or are they a front group for fascism.
Definitions are vital, or we don’t know what we’re talking about. Discussion about health may be laughable as for example, disease perpetuation for profit is labeled health care. Who needs censorship when double talk will do?
US taxpayers are funding too many in Ukraine who identify as fascists, according to reports. Fascism seems to be governance so intimately controlled by big-money interests and commercial interests as to exclude participation by the general public. In the USA, one views government as uncomfortably close to this system. The USA is sending $40,000,000,000 (with a B) to support this system in the Ukraine, after also helping to fund Davos, the world economic forum. Meanwhile, many in the US public go begging.
Anyone who has been a consumer for 50 years or more is aware of the reality of planned obsolescence. We surely have a throw-away society with consumers indoctrinated into expectations of products that are cheap, superficial, often useless, and manufactured for short-term use in order to encourage repurchase on an ongoing treadmill. Our landfills are testimonies to progress based on greed, exploitation and privilege rather than progress based on good health, equality, and peace.
The problem with lying is you need to remember those lies. When you speak truth, it’s easier. The same crowd who lied us into attacking Iraq are now vociferous in promoting military action and economic sanctions against Russia. Does anyone see a pattern?
FACTually speaking, the USA could be viewed as dangerously militaristic and aggressive by some people.
Capitalism on a continuum feels too similar to organized crime. This raises ideas of money laundering. We could stand a discussion of the reason this is not the FACT.
The capitalistic hierarchical Establishment political sound bite that “we must protect American interests overseas and spread democracy around the world”, could be taken seriously if the US-citizen interests were first protected at home, and if Americans enjoyed democratic liberty. In FACT, US foreign policy feels to be protection of oligarch interests around the globe with disregard to global local communities. Imperialism seems to be a fascist proclivity. We The People are left in the dust.