9/11 AND NATIONAL SECURITY
We The People are spending too much time catering to and cleaning up after oligarchs. One area about which this is true seems to be energy production, where the air is sucked out of the room by fossil fuel industries. Support of a dirty and obsolete industry for the sake of nostalgia and inertia feels dangerous. Consider a few new ideas.—-
Looking for cheap, he chose aluminum for one electrode, calling it “the most abundant metal on Earth… no different from the foil at the supermarket.” For the other electrode, he selected another cheap material, sulfur, which he said is “often a waste product from processes such as petroleum refining.” A common salt was picked for the electrolyte.–end of treehugger info–
C-Span was informative as usual this morning. A random caller touched upon the idea of a renewable and sustainable source of energy production. She suggested use of an hourglass with a generator between using sand that would be turned over upon emptying of the top bulb.
And what about another thought added to this that our over abundance of plastic could be ground into a sand consistency and used within these hourglasses rather than sand.
Maybe the pride of developing complicated systems is the stumbling block to success pertaining to energy production. In other words, complication in a system can guarantee employment for a few people while a less complicated system is achievable, cheaper, cleaner, and less expensive. But that may be the drawback. Specialization ensures secrets that are salable.
https://popularresistance.org/the-community-solution-to-the-climate-crisis/ –Climate chaos is here right now. It’s not something off in the future like fast food restaurants selling bug patties, emotionally fulfilling sex with robots, or a lab-created dinosaur accidentally getting loose in a shopping mall. New floods, wildfires, and droughts hit communities around the world everyday but the most obvious solutions to this crisis are rarely even discussed.
So what can be done?
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As one who believes Climate Change is the most dire national security risk for the USA, one also believes defense is important. This means defense of the US Homeland, not imperialism to “protect American interests overseas” which seems to translate into protecting oligarchical business interests and of course, golf courses.
So how can national security be enhanced immediately, and without bombing another nation?
As another 9/11 anniversary approaches, several thoughts arise—–
*The 9/11 atrocity didn’t arrive out of nowhere, and advance warnings happened including the explosion in the basement of the World Trade Center
*Since the 9/11 attack, the USA has been spared another of this magnitude on our Homeland
*One is not rosy-scenario-ed about the CIA or FBI, but one suspects they have something to do with our security since that time
*Of interest has been the Heritage-Foundation-inspired appointments of young players into positions of authority and responsibility
*This is logical from a depraved perspective because young people have myopic views from time to time due to innocence, and can be inspired by….let’s say flattery
*Mentioning again that one has no misconceptions about the FBI or the CIA, one also is deeply aware of the safety within the USA since 9/11
*This safety has not come about by accident, and someone somewhere has done their job
*As one who was 50 years of age on 9/11, one would be amused if it weren’t so deadly serious, to watch a youngster who conceivably still had training wheels on her bicycle, so-called protecting the Executive Branch at the peril of national security that since 9/11 has proved its worth
Also not lost on some people is that the Executive Branch during 9/11 was Republican, as is the supporters of an Executive-Branch Top-Secret document hoarder in his country club. Obvious is that the safety realized by the US Homeland since 9/11 may have been the result of the FBI and CIA. Not that we shouldn’t keep and eye on them, too. But one notices the Republican involvement, and from what direction the danger was permitted.
From MRonline — https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=2833cdb99b&u=36ce609ae68971b4f060ad9c7&id=b4a8843c49 —
We need a new “Church Committee” to curb massive intelligence agency criminality ranging from illegal surveillance to torture and assassination—(We The People deserve accountability from all branches of government)
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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.