A definition of insanity is to continue to do the same thing while expecting different results.  C-Span  hosted a discussion about electoral reform, while basing the discussion on reliance to corporate political Party duopoly control, rather than on control by We The People.

Many political candidates run for public office against the headwinds of Establishment insinuation.  This doesn’t reflect democracy.

https://twitter.com/VoteGreyBull/status/1548440245510688768          –Could you help this indigenous candidate get 100 more followers today? I’m running for U.S. House here in the belly of the beast (Wyoming) taking on big settler fossil fuel oligarchs!

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This book reminds that the past can warn those who have the awakening to notice..

Incidentally reading the following—-https://www.davidgrann.com/book/killers-of-the-flower-moon/—In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. 

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The infamous Teapot Dome Scandal may have reached over decades unabated and hushed into a system known as “running government like a business”.

https://www.history.com/topics/roaring-twenties/teapot-dome-scandal      –In 1920, Warren G. Harding, a senator and Ohio newspaper publisher, won a long-shot bid for the White House with the financial backing of oilmen who were promised oil-friendly cabinet picks in return. As Laton McCartney wrote in his book The Teapot Dome Scandal, How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country, the back-slapping Harding was a consummate “go along to get along man.”

–end of history info–

https://www.c-span.org/video/?521672-4/washington-journal-tim-stewart-discusses-oil-gas-production-us   —

JULY 18, 2022  | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 07/18/2022

Washington Journal

Tim Stewart on Oil and Gas Production in U.S.

U.S. Oil and Gas Association’s Tim Stewart talked about oil production in the U.S. and criticism of the industry by the Biden administration.

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Must we continue to pretend that corruption and greed aren’t deeply rooted in the US government?

Have we lost the ability to recognize corruption?  Or possibly our notion of democracy is the ability to elbow one’s self into access to the feeding trough.

https://popular.info/p/the-billionaires-buying-the-midterm?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email   —

The billionaires buying the midterm elections

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https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/tq8twbqim4?e=1b0a9c0541     —

Lumumba’s Politics Are What Really Need To Return

Ghost Stories Of Capitalism: Watching The Shutters Of Austerity Close

Argentina And Mexico Increase Commercial Ties With Cuba

Biden The Warmonger Gets Played By The Saudis

Evo Morales: UK Role In Coup That Ousted Him

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Ongoing war stance from the USA is a reason austerity is demanded from We The People, to protect “American interests overseas”, which are interests of oligarchs.

https://countercurrents.org/2022/07/ukraine-update-west-can-not-sustain-prolonged-conflict-in-ukraine-says-pentagon-supplier/  –The West does not have the stockpiles of weapons needed to sustain a prolonged military campaign in Ukraine or elsewhere, the CEO of one of the Pentagon’s main defense contractors has warned.

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Indoctrination of a public into accepting a lifestyle that feels suicidal (Climate Change and highway carnage, as examples) that results in transfer of the wealth of the nation from the 100% to the 1% is a topic that needs debate.  —  https://www.treehugger.com/car-free-vacation-spots-teach-livable-communities-5525908?utm_campaign=treehugger&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=28408972&utm_term=           —

What Car-Free Vacation Spots Can Teach Us About Livable Communities

The good, the bad, and the inequitable.

–end of treehugger info–

The title of the following Russell Brand conversation with Vandana Shiva is “(Proof) We Are Screwed”, and is curiously in opposition to the tone of the message.  The only “screwing” is presented as self.  In other words, one can be their own worst enemy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCKtwqtdctM              —

[PROOF] We Are Screwed Jul 15, 2022 This week I spoke with Vandana Shiva about the current global protests, such as the Dutch farmers, and the historical push to curb the production of healthy clean food in place of more profitable GMO produce. #junkfood #bigfood #diseases


Third Parties continue to be censored out of voice, along with a predominance of US voters.

When US elections are run by political Parties, democracy doesn’t feel honored.

****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.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ7kn2-GEmM       —

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.———————–We can do better———-

That “we are a 2-Party system” is a fabrication of the Republican/Democratic duopoly and spread by MSM.  In FACT the majority of voters aren’t either registered Democratic or Republican.  The censorship about this info must be envied by bureaucrats of the Former USSR and their simplistic style of 1-Party elections.  
Regardless of which character sits in the Oval Office, We The People have work to do to maintain principles of our democratic (small d) Constitutional republic.  Several items to challenge—*We need the integrity of ranked-choice voting so voters won’t feel compelled to “hold your nose and vote”*Censored debates must be stopped.  The Democratic/Republican duopoly pretends to legitimate debates in what is nothing other than another campaign show.  Independent debates run by uninterested sponsors such as The League of Women Voters, must be restored.  (Access www.debates.org to understand the extent of duopoly control).  The so-called Debate Commission is a corporation to promote the Democratic corporation and Republican corporation, not to inform We The People*Challenge and stop gerrymandering that is a trick especially of the Republican branch of the duopoly.*Stop voter suppression by political Parties, and especially confront and stop Party suppression, which is the over-arching approach to voter suppression.  Party suppression seems to have been the responsibility of the Democratic corporation*Promote by law ranked-choice voting, so we won’t be told again, by D&R duopoly, to “hold your nose and vote”If these issues are handled, our next elections can be honorable. *******************************************************************https://news.gallup.com/poll/15370/party-affiliation.aspx—-Political Party affiliation of voters.
    https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud–LEAGUE REFUSES TO “HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD”

WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FROM FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE–end of lwv info–Murray Bookchin, who founded social ecology, a theory that strongly influenced early Green Socialist thought, strongly advocated the discussion and study group as the first step of any revolutionary movement. A group of individuals meets to expand their knowledge of radical thought and form a radical intellectual community; through the give and take of discussion, can eventually form ideas for next steps in organizing and political activity. According to Bookchin, study groups help create solidarity and a shared language — with a shared coherent vision — for building a mass, organizing, political movement!
Along with Climate Change, many people oppose the imperialism of the USA under control of the Republican/Democratic duopoly.  Use of the wealth of our nation should be to enhance quality of life for We The People rather than for imperialism.  Some people vote accordingly.I———————–

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