IS DESPAIR THE GOAL?
Considering the happy profits captured by Pentagon contractors reported in the commondreams link below, a thoughtful person will weigh this good fortune against the resulting human deaths that are inevitable in war zones, lost opportunities for upgrading of lifestyle for American citizens rather than producing war machines, and use of the US military personnel as placeholders who have figuratively tread water for the length of time of their service when meaningful activities could have been supported instead.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/08/09/pentagon-contractors-afghanistan-pocketed-108-billion-over-20-years?utm_source=daily_newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter –Pentagon contractors operating in Afghanistan over the past two decades raked in nearly $108 billion—funds that “were distributed and spent with a significant lack of transparency,” according to a report published Tuesday.
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But enough about Afghanistan which is old news. Now The Military-Industrial Complex moves on to the Ukraine. Sweden and Finland are being sucked into the NATO vortex. These Socialist nations are sufficiently rich to pick up their share of the cost of world domination, but probably won’t. Finland and Sweden seems predictably destined to continue to treat their own citizens in a civilized manner by continuing to support universal health care, for example, unlike the USA that seems to be on a mission of arms manufacture and dispersal.
One wonders whether this Ukraine funding is approaching the amount the US has spent on the Trump enclave in their position as most favored entitlists.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zytc-L-QehM –Aug 7, 2022 Mis-information and dis-information. Who should be responsible for deciding what truth we’re told?… We should leave that up to the Government, shouldn’t we? #misinformation #disinformation #government
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Is information, not to say mis, at the bottom of the FBI worries over Trump-holding classified information.
How Activism Labour Defies Capitalism
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From MRonline –https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=2833cdb99b&u=36ce609ae68971b4f060ad9c7&id=e8e2422453 —
Call for solidarity after FBI raids African People’s Socialist Party and Uhuru movement
U.S.-China chip war continues
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One is also disappointed in the lackluster Debutant Ball roll out for a new 3rd Party. (Finally a political Party as dumb as America, to quote a predictably-censored Lee Camp)
Brand New 3rd Party Already A Catastrophe
Aug 8, 2022 Democrat and Republican back-benchers have a new idea for tricking voters to stay within the tight confines of the US’s war hungry, capitalist political system. They’re going to make a new party with fresh ideas like occupying the middle-ground between the DNC’s neoliberal chicanery and the GOP’s religious fundamentalism. Can you believe that they’re finally breaking the two-party system?
Well they aren’t. This week on “The Most Censored News” Lee Camp exposes Andrew Yang’s new Forward Party as another vehicle for corporate power in the US.—-end of leecamp info—–
Here’s an idea for a 3rd Party……..let’s nominate Bernie Sanders, Liz Cheney, Nina Turner, and Howie Hawkins to head up a political Party destined to at least propose workable policies with a flare for courage, transparency and integrity. I’d vote for that.
****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.