EARTH BECOMES FLATTER
In a system of competitive capitalism, to slow down is anathema, but what if that is the way to understand life—
https://twitter.com/MarksLarks/status/1544553728451264513 –Life cycle of the blackberry…
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It’s like the geniuses that came up with space tourism weren’t aware of the impact. — https://www.treehugger.com/climate-impact-space-tourism-worse-than-thought-5524814?utm_campaign=treehugger&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=28291277&utm_term= –In the aforementioned earlier post, I noted that firing a few rich people into space had a far lower impact than flying hundreds of thousands of people in airplanes. But in a statement, study co-author Dr. Eloise Marais contradicts this.
“Rocket launches are routinely compared to greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions from the aircraft industry, which we demonstrate in our work is erroneous,” said Marais.
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The same thoughtless and uninformed approach to a so-labeled progress that does more harm than good may be the roll out of the 5G Network. Technology is best used to help humanity rather than enslave and harm it.
Pollution isn’t academic. Pollution effects lives. Climate Change is one thing influenced by pollution.
American Lung Association releases State of the Air Report 2022
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Past and current Executive branches have been manic in promoting globalism. Predictably this undermines diversity in biology as well as culture. How ironic that in the name of diversity, the US electorate puts in power those who are most dedicated in destroying diversity. Trade agreements such as TPP not only promote destruction of said diversity, but undermines human and environmental rights that permits advocacy to protect both. Question your Representatives of The People about this.
The parallels between the warnings from biologists about the loss of biodiversity and from anthropologists about the loss of cultural diversity are striking. In both cases, modernity – or globalisation if you wish – is the key cause of loss. This is a dual track worth pursuing because the main causes of loss in both cases are the same. Additionally, loss of diversity, whether cultural or biological, can be understood as a single phenomenon: the world is becoming flatter, with less complexity and fewer options.–end of aeon info–
Much has been spoken of lately about mental health in the USA, in a system that may be implicated in the same.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/07/07/marx-spinoza-and-the-political-implications-of-contemporary-psychiatry/ –Today, a handful of professors teach their students about Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) and cultural hegemony, however, a century ago, the working class did not need scholars to explain to them how prevailing cultural beliefs are often social constructs implemented by the ruling class through favored institutions so as to maintain domination. Back then, workers immediately got IWW activist Joe Hill’s (1879-1915) song “The Preacher and the Slave” (1911) about how preachers from the “starvation army” attempt to get them to buy the lie: “Work and pray, live on hay. You’ll get pie in the sky when you die.”
If alive today, Hill may well write something along the lines of: “Alienate . . . Medicate. You’ll get pie in the sky with your SSRI.”
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From popularresistance — https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/7vggszcu14?e=1b0a9c0541 —
Women Are Taking Over The US Labor Movement
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Progress can be defined in terms of privilege, greed and exploitation or progress can be defined in terms of good health, peace, and equality, to give 2 examples.
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From organicconsumers — https://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/declaring-independence?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=OB+764&utm_content=OB+764 —
|CROSSING THE RUBICONThe Point of No ReturnREGENERATIVE AGCan Agroecology Solve the Food Crisis?FOOD ADDITIVESToxic Food Chemicals Banned in EU, but OK in the US?|
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****As one who would be perfectly contented to retain the Senate if they adhered to Oaths of Office more than to Citizens United campaign donations, one is interested in a topic raised as to the reason we maintain the US Senate—-
This is a reminder of how much we don’t know. This brings one around to Howie Hawkins, who continues to impress with original thought. We also could acknowledge Hawkins often speaks to censored information.
One such topic about which one would never have even considered, is whether the USA needs The Senate. Apparently The Senate is little other than expensive window dressing, promoting hierarchical interests, and too often placed in positions of power by big-money via Citizens United. But the public gets to fund this curiosity of pompous supremacy. Who knew?
The Democratic Branch of the Republican/Democratic Duopoly are especially functional in voter suppression—–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNbdkuU1edw —#GreenSocialist Notes #76
Howie Hawkins brings up the concept of whether the USA needs the Senate. Apparently according to some people, the Senate isn’t necessary. This brings up the blockage from the Senate of many bills that would benefit We The People. Combined with Citizens United that promotes big-money interest choice of Senators, in which laws are passed that benefit big-money interest rather than We The People, and that We The People support economically, the members of the Senate, this seems a good topic for discussion.
The US Constitution doesn’t seem to sanction elections run by political Parties, and to permit control of political debates by political Parties seems equally corrupt.
Ross Perot in 1992 on NAFTA and the “Giant Sucking Sound”
Centralization is the lifeblood of the R&D duopoly. It’s the way to enforce capitalism onto workers in 2022.
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