THE “C” WORD
Lee Camp speaks of the delicacy with which capitalistic hierarchical Establishment avoids using the word capitalism, as the public begins to awaken to the reality that capitalism isn’t synonymous with democracy. Capitalism is an economy theory. Monetary systems are useful when We The People feel encumbered with hauling around a cow to trade for a barrel of apples, for example. Capitalism is a perfectly valid system of economy. In contrast, capitalism as a governing principle, in other places and times, were more honestly called fascism, communism, or perhaps dictatorship.
From leecamp—-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqzG4HQ03G0 —
Why Can’t They Say It??
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POGO puts out reports reflecting on opinions about the Pentagon, which receives a fearsome amount of taxpayer money. Capitalism used as an economic concept is logical; but when used in governance it transforms into dictatorship, in the view of some people. How is the following about national security more so than about exploitation of the culture of a local neighborhood and environment?
https://www.pogo.org/analysis/2020/01/introducing-the-bunker?utm_source=bunker&utm_medium=email&utm_content=logo&emci=9f14a4f9-991d-ed11-bd6e-281878b83d8a&emdi=f7830ff0-1f1e-ed11-bd6e-281878b83d8a&ceid=42183 –This week in The Bunker: Shortages of generals, transparency, and golf courses; a surplus of predictions on China’s threatened invasion of Taiwan; renaming Army posts; and more.Finally, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., has run into local opposition concerning its proposal to open a golf course. A second golf course. (Suggested new Navy motto: “We can’t double the hulls, but we can double the holes.”)“Opponents fear that an additional 18-hole golf course on the peninsula will destroy important wetlands and forest habitat, pollute the bay and cut off the public’s access to the shore,” the Washington Postreports. “They also worry that the proposal is further along than the Navy will admit and that well-connected Navy veterans and wealthy graduates will have outsize influence in determining whether it gets built.”All these examples highlight too much money and too little humility.
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An excuse may be that military personnel deserve a place to relax in down times from imperialism promoted by capitalism in governance rather than capitalism as a merely economic theory. One begins to worry at military supremacy when it begins to worry Kissinger. — https://mronline.org/2022/08/16/modern-u-s-warmongering-is-scaring-henry-kissinger/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=modern-u-s-warmongering-is-scaring-henry-kissinger –In a new interview with The Wall Street Journal, immortal Hague fugitive Henry Kissinger says the U.S. is acting in a crazy and irrational way that has brought it to the edge of war with Russia and China:
Mr. Kissinger sees today’s world as verging on a dangerous disequilibrium. “We are at the edge of war with Russia and China on issues which we partly created, without any concept of how this is going to end or what it’s supposed to lead to,” he says. Could the U.S. manage the two adversaries by triangulating between them, as during the Nixon years? He offers no simple prescription. “You can’t just now say we’re going to split them off and turn them against each other. All you can do is not to accelerate the tensions and to create options, and for that you have to have some purpose.”
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he Biden administration announced Monday that it would not release any of the $7 billion in Afghanistan’s central bank reserves that are currently in U.S. possession, and pulled out of talks with the Taliban.
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The grandfatherly folksy style of Joe Biden is in contrast to his policies and actions. Biden commented about recent legislative victories this week with a condescending statement that without Jim Clyburn, he wouldn’t be in his position of power. He added that Clyburn’s wife made him endorse Biden for President. (This is a place where Feminists who understand patriarchy need to contemplate a shower). This seemed to reflect the anecdote about the reason the 19th Amendment passed, after a lawmaker’s mother urged him to vote in favor of it. Power and money suggest this isn’t FACTual in the endorsement of Biden, but is a patronizing pat on the head to female voters.https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/26/politics/jim-clyburn-endorses-joe-biden/index.html
One asked the question in 2020 during the Presidential campaign, the reason next to nothing was mentioned about women’s rights and autonomy. Neither Democrats or Republicans mentioned anything about this imminently important topic. Democrats had ample time to codify Roe v. Wade, but didn’t. As some politicians say, there’s no money or campaign value in solving a problem.
The stalwarts of the Democratic Party Establishment, in 2022, glibly reflect on the influence of Jim Clyburn’s wife in endorsing into the Presidency, such patriarchal characters. To some women, this is insulting.
The work of patriarchy has always been about placating others into the role of enabler. This seems to be a natural posture for some women, with all due respect. Those not so disposed are labeled with the “B” word. And so goes the ol’ boys club. That, ladies, may be a reason women’s rights are circling the drain. Hope the pat on the head is worth it.
A problem is that as goes the rights of women, so seems to go the environment, nature, and resulting in Climate Change.
As tragically is the war mongering about which Henry Kissinger speaks. Electorate naivete is not serving us well. This applies to each of the Democratic Base and Republican Base.
C-Span invites interesting views from We The People, and one such comment caught my ear at 7:29AM with the simple suggestion to check out Patrick Wood, so I did.
https://twitter.com/StopTechnocracy?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor –Economic & market forecaster, speaker, author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UQuNzVZK84 –Nov 27, 2020 An excellent extended interview with Patrick Wood recorded a few days ago with James Delingpole (UK), clearly defining Technocracy, the World Economic Forum’s “Great Reset” and the future of Scientific Dictatorship.
The interviewer, James Delingpole is a prolific journalist based in the U.K. and is published in a number of prominent journals, including Breibart (UK). He understands Technocracy in its correct historical context and warns of the coup d’etat taking place with COVID19.
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Another C-Span gem was heard at 7:41AM about the reason Liz Cheney lost her election—–“Simple as that Liz Cheney didn’t get the majority of the votes…..simple as that…..”
In other words, the same reason Trump lost the 2020 Presidential election…….simple as that…….
And by the way, Trump has never won the popular vote……never……simple as that…..
From lakotalaw —–Greetings from Pine Ridge, and I hope your week is off to a great start! In case you missed it over the weekend, I was honored to appear on CNN’s Emmy award-winning program, United Shades of America. I joined other Native activists and community members to assist host W. Kamau Bell in his exploration of our land back movement. We helped him understand and convey the ways that our mission to return sacred lands to Indigenous stewardship relates to our way of life and vision for the future.
You can watch a few clips (including a minute-long segment of my conversation with Kamau) on CNN, right here. Or, to stream the whole thing, you can pay a couple bucks to providers including Apple TV, Amazon Prime, and Google Play. (For Amazon and Google, scroll down to Episode 6.)
This is an important hour of television. I first met Kamau at Standing Rock during the #NoDAPL resistance several years ago. Originally a standup comic — and now an author as well as a host — he’s brilliant and tackles serious issues around race and equity with a unique blend of gravitas and often irreverent humor. His exploration of the land back movement and surrounding issues, including food security and missing and murdered Indigenous women, is both moving and pointed. He even eats some buffalo bile after a hunt at Pine Ridge, which will no doubt give him extra rez cred going forward!
I urge you to watch the whole thing, and in the meantime I’ll give you some additional context. You’re likely already aware of Lakota holy man Black Elk and his prophecy, referenced by young Lakota activists toward the end of the episode. In the late 1800s, Black Elk foretold a time when the seventh generation (that’s us) would rise to unite the peoples of the world under the Sacred Tree of Life, allowing the Earth to become one circle again.
But you may not know the origins of the land back prophecy, which originated with Black Elk’s nephew, Chief Frank Fools Crow. He was a traditionalist and visionary medicine man, an Oglala Lakota civic leader who defended our sovereignty and treaty rights for decades. Many years ago, I became aware of his vision that, to restore the sacred circle referenced by Black Elk, Indigenous lands must be returned to Indigenous hands, so the world can begin to heal.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen movement in that direction. Indigenous activists from Lakota Country and beyond have taken up Chief Fools Crow’s call. Private citizens and organizations have returned pieces of land to their original inhabitants. And even the government has begun to play a part, as we now have Native representation in key leadership positions, including Deb Haaland as head of the Department of the Interior.
But, as you well know, we still have a long way to go. Despite a Supreme Court judgment in our favor in 1980, the Black Hills — our most sacred ground, the origin place of our people — remain, for the most part, out of our control. Many of my people continue to struggle without healthy food to eat, and others go missing without a trace, with no one tasked to help find them. But, thanks to our own sense of community responsibility, supporters like you, and media like this episode of United Shades, I remain optimistic. Our time is now. We are the seventh generation. Together, we can and will heal what’s broken and return the sacred.
Wopila tanka — thank you for watching and supporting the land back movement!
Chase Iron Eyes
Co-Director and Lead Counsel
The Lakota People’s Law Project
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https://twitter.com/ogbonna_collin/status/1559733548021694465 –A reminder from Roger Waters’ “This is Not a Drill” concert.
****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.