C-Span hosted a discussion this morning on the topic of ranked choice voting. The benefits of choice using ranked choice are entering the thought process of more voters, and may one suggest due to efforts by 3rd-Party voices. The D&R duopoly haven’t spread information about ranked choice voting benefits to voters for obvious reasons of control that underwrites the authoritarian character of the duopoly. This also raises the topic of the influence of 3rd-Party voices that may have been censored by regulations from the R&D duopoly, that have still managed to censor said voices off of ballots and away from debates, but but which 3rd- Parties nonetheless have broken through to some of the electorate by nothing more than moral authority.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wus6WmyNua4 –Streamed live 19 hours ago This week Howie will be broadcasting live from Hartford, CT, where he is petitioning for Michael Oretade, Green for State Senate, District 1! To learn more about Michael’s campaign, volunteer, and donate visit https://mikeforct.org/
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Another discussion may need to be that Citizens United seems less about Free Speech and more about money in politics.
One could say that from intrinsic depravity, portions of the D&R duopoly are losing authority as spokespeople for democracy. Moral authority may be diminished in the duopoly due to the corruption highlighted by money that buys into positions of authority, politicians with loyalty to campaign donors rather than voters, byway of Citizens United.
Perhaps the fallacy of presuming a connection between capitalism and democracy is also beginning to show. Many politicians have championed so-called private/public partnership that can work similar to organized crime, in the view of some people, rather than as competent governance.
Awaiting the beginning of the C-Span call-in discussion that begins at 7:00AM Eastern daylight, one landed momentarily on a discussion on MSNBC about a scandal in Wilkes-Barre called kids for cash. Anyone with a brain and a heart will acknowledge the depravity of for-profit incarceration. So what could go wrong?
https://www.wnep.com/article/news/local/luzerne-county/attorney-kids-for-cash-victims-unlikely-to-see-payout-conahan-ciavarella-federal-court-lawsuit/523-81464417-561a-4550-a42a-6d95f624d523 –“Ultimately, this award is about more than just who gets money and how much. It was really about putting a value on the loss of rights that these children experienced, the harm that they experienced by being incarcerated.
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How can one avoid observing fascism in a governance that is founded upon greed, privilege, and exploitation? After hearing from time to time, the snidely-minded hierarchical minions attempt lighthearted banter by mentioning the WWII phrase about fascism that “at least the trains ran on time”, may have only been too ignorant, and not too evil, to recall the destination of said trains, and the cargo they carried. Those who are bored with history may be unable to make the connection, and so we are forced to tempt the same again.
Perhaps history won’t replay in precisely the same way. Consider the travesty of a Pyramid-Scheme society in 2022 may not be a Holocaust, but may be Climate Change.
Please tolerate a restatement of an important position as expressed by Pence—-
C-Span offers innumerable speeches from bureaucrats and politicians from the 2 dominant and parallel political Parties,and one such speech was by Pence who seems to be running for President in 2024. Interesting was a first portion of the speech from Pence on the topic of resources, that he said a Founder had urged Americans to use for the furtherance of our republic. Not doubting that a Founder may have said this, one was interested in the capitalistic-hierarchical-institutionalized-religious interpretation that followed from Pence. He turned this statement into our God-given right to use the natural resources for our benefit. This is a paraphrase but the words “Gov-given right” and “natural resources” are not.
In other words, the Founder who may have been a Deist as were many of the Founders, according to their own historically documented words, and who may have had in mind such resources as the US Constitution or personal internal fortitude or geographical isolation from capitalistic Europe, was transformed into the position of a Conservative institutionalized religious mouthpiece for Pence. As James Carville has said, anything goes in political campaigns, apparently including FACTS. And so an informed electorate needs to pay attention or be led down the primrose path in rose-colored glasses.
Some people find as a slick commercial campaign, the presumption that natural resources were intended by an anthropomorphic God that has endorsed a political Party as odd and nearly unhinged. And may also promote Climate Change. This is surely a topic for transparent discussion.
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Is it too sensitive in the expression of Pence to recall that natural resources can be exploited for profit, but so can and has been human resources. The 2 resources seem equally exploited by capitalistic hierarchy, and most notably in the USA. Justification by a policy of implied institutionalized religion, promotes authority where there is none, and most especially not moral authority.
From MRonline—-https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=2833cdb99b&u=36ce609ae68971b4f060ad9c7&id=8fb6bcd100 —
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South America may exist uncomfortably alongside North America regarding the importance it places upon local-community autonomy and safety. Political turmoil may be the personification of this stance. Is this turmoil perceived in North America as a growing number of local communities become less influenced by the Establishment -shaming toward neighborhoods by the label of NIMBY?
From LAP — https://www.laprogressive.com/latin-america-2/lithium-power-politics —In late July, a large sinkhole appeared near the town of Tierra Amarilla in Chile’s Copiapó province in the Atacama salt flat. The crater, which has a diameter of more than 100 feet, emerged in one of Chile’s most lucrative regions for copper and lithium extraction. The nearby Candelaria mining complex—80 percent of the property is owned by Canada’s Lundin Mining Corporation and 20 percent is owned by Japan’s Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd. and Sumitomo Corporation—had to halt its operations in the area.
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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. 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.