WHAT PART OF DREAMS IS REALITY?
Heard on a Bill Moyers discussion years ago—paraphrase—–governments don’t do democracy, people do democracy.
Is the political refrain that government is running democracy, another bait-and-switch? Is this is depraved as may be helicopter parents?
While government runs its game, some people are simply “getting on with it”—–
https://twitter.com/robintransition/status/1563229463059390470 –One of the beautiful things about Transition Streets is that we can just get on with it. We don’t need anyone’s permission. In this time of the cost-of-living crisis, what can we do in our communities, to help reduce their energy and water use? http://bit.ly/betterstreetsahead… #Totnes RT
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C-Span hosted a discussion of the value of a college education. Listening to many of those who hold a degree from institutions of higher learning, along with the incredible level of college debt in the USA, logic informs that this is the latest status symbol. Like much in the USA, Establishment intent on predatory profiteering, indoctrinated youngsters into an attitude that is more symbolic than real.
Many voters voted for President, Howie Hawkins who has real policy ideas rather than symbolic, and so was overlooked by many of the status-oriented types. And so those who see spending money as the path to wealth, are indeed included among those indoctrinated and exploited by capitalistic hierarchical Establishment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cwJmRjzZzQ –Streamed live 20 hours ago Howie Hawkins, Green/Socialist 2020 Presidential Nominee will talk about current events and take viewer questions!
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Interesting but not surprising was a C-Span caller who shared his story of dropping out of high school to work in the family business and eventually earning a few bucks by lending money to potential college goers at high rates of interest. And so it goes.
Speaking of getting real, here’s some thoughts about water, of which we consist, it is reported, of 80%.——https://madmimi.com/p/4d2f741?pact=31282-169148102-12747276216-31f0f8b22e0acd46ded49972c8efa837576ec9b5 —
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Too many have ignored the Earth into danger. Is this not reality?
Popularresistance may suggest our so-called reality as inevitable when it is nothing but the predictable result of our actions. Sort of like borrowing money you can’t pay back. Or writing a check your a_s can’t cash.
From popularresistance—–https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/285ic2eei1?e=1b0a9c0541 —
The Terrifying Research Nuclear Powers Don’t Want You To See
Teachers Suspect Mayor Tried To Fire Them For Opposing New Scrapyard
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On the topic of accepting reality as fed to one by Establishment, comes to mind mythology. This is a topic that is personally fascinating. A case can be made that mythology dives below the physical manifestation of humanity, and into the deeper levels that can only be suspected by dreams or maybe meditation. Not having tried this path, one hears a shortcut is use of hallucinatory drugs.
So what does this have to do with reality and mythology? Religion seems to be a mythological attempt to explain pieces of universal inspiration that seems to suggest the Oneness of something. Said Oneness is a mystery. But what an excellent use of mysterious inspiration by hierarchical Establishment to control others. And so begins institutionalized religion/governance.
Mythology seems to be pre-propagandized universal inspiration. Much of mythology is written down. Most of this was written by half of the population. Some women have tried to understand said universal inspiration from the perspective of half of the population not representative of the other half. I doubt that I’m alone.
Retirement provides the time to explore even seemingly irrelevant books. Apparently being of a “certain age”, one missed out on a fad enjoyed by many girls in the subject of Mermaids. Believing that a book about Mermaids would be visually entertaining due to the artwork but intellectually superficial as pertains to mythology, the following book proved me wrong—-https://greystonebooks.com/products/a-mermaids-tale
This read brings to mind the importance in literary circles of The Odyssey that includes sirens. Anyone who holds this as an important example of quasi mythology, may be capable of entertaining the same on the topic of Mermaids as written by a woman who relates such inspiration to the inner depths of women.
As they say, women aren’t just short men. Revealed was the inner workings of some women, if anyone cares.
The point one is attempting to make is that our political and physical lives are deteriorating and a reason may be the one-sided, coercive, and often violent view from only one direction.
Specialization provides the greatest return in one facet of a topic, while ignoring perhaps equally important matters that are crucial to the whole. We could say this is the foundation of the depravity within which we live today.
An example is our educational system. Centralization has long diluted the educational system for the benefit of hierarchy.. Too many children shipped into an aggregate and controlled by the ideas of too few hasn’t given us well-educated graduates. The coup-de-grace seems to be the idiotic but thoroughly predictable “bail out” of uneducated people saddled with absurd debt and with an inability or intelligence to pay back what they owe.
Not to mention the terrible fear from some parents and children due to lack of safety in centralized settings.
And so it seems some parents are considering home schooling. Could an answer be a modern and sophisticated type of the one-room schoolhouse? Indoctrination that modern-day educational systems are better seems to fly in the face of the depth and breadth of knowledge and ability of said systems, as compared to the reality of the system of today. This seems worth discussing.
How does this relate to mythology? Not much; but it does speak to the need for greater diversity in that which we label as information. Just as some women can find little in mythology to which to relate, the same could be said about our capitalistic hierarchical Establishment.
https://twitter.com/DollyParton/status/1563904506697498635 –I know I’m not dumb, and I also know I’m not blonde!
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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.