STORIES THEY TELL US
Questions can be as important as answers to establish reality about topics that most of us haven’t absorbed.
https://aeon.co/essays/states-have-a-moral-responsibility-to-settle-their-debts?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=93c7b83dd7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_09_12_11_42&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-93c7b83dd7-70464341 –The individual people who perpetrated these acts are in most cases long dead, but the states and organisations remain.
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Can a nation obsessed with money think of anything else?—
https://lpeproject.org/blog/the-economic-style-as-red-scare-legacy/ —This post is part of a symposium on Beth Popp Berman’s Thinking Like an Economist: How Efficiency Replaced Equality in U.S. Public Policy.
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The health care system in the USA is still predatory and sub-par as compared to that of most similar nations. Are cancer moonshot speeches a distraction?-
Citizens of Dunn County, Wisconsin, have a plan to place national, publicly-funded health care for everyone on their November 8th county ballot. In June and July at meetings of the County Board of Supervisors, many spoke of a broken health care system and their proposal to fix it. After the third meeting, the Board voted unanimously to put the following question on the ballot:
“Shall Congress and the President of the United States enact into law the creation of a publicly financed, non-profit, national health insurance program that would fully cover medical care costs for all Americans?”–end of portside info–
Journalist demand that the Mirotvorets Website be classifies as a terrorist organization and closed down
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https://portside.org/2022-09-12/ukraines-tale-two-colonizations?utm_source=portside-general&utm_medium=email –As Luca Celada of il manifesto writes, “the ‘conversion’ to capitalism has followed the usual pattern: a class of oligarchs and a narrow elite have enriched themselves disproportionately by despoiling the public sector with the complicity of the political class.” Moreover, financial assistance from the West has always been “strongly tied to reforms that Ukraine was required to implement, all under the banner of fiscal restraint and austerity,” further immiserating much of the population. Such is the legacy of the capitalist West’s engagement with post-independence Ukraine.
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C-Span aired a meeting of the Financial Technology presentation this week — https://www.c-span.org/organization/?140475/Financial-Technology-Association —
The topic was institutionalized technological gadgets for the use of low-income families as an answer to poverty. An audience member asked the reason they didn’t simply raise the income of low-wage workers. The institutional representatives shared (paraphrase) that that wasn’t in their purview……..no doubt.
Et tu -, Democracy, NOW! ? – https://www.democracynow.org/2022/9/12/queen_elizabeth_dead_british_colonialism_africa?utm_source=Democracy+Now%21&utm_campaign=81cc980440-Daily_Digest_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fa2346a853-81cc980440-191783145
Rome is said to have invaded the British Isles around 43 AD with an end result of “conquering” the Indigenous Tribes. Eventually the British Isles adopted the attributes of their conquerors, with a taste for imperialism and succeeded in colonizing other innocent nations. One such was North America. Talk about monarchy dissolution recently on MSM conveniently ignore this, presumably due to the American Revolution that seems to be the excuse to ignore the FACT of ignoring Native Americans. Love of freedom is also an excuse for the USA to explain involvement in a proxy war with Russia to resist an imperialism in Russia toward Ukraine, that Russia explains as resistance to historical imperialism by other nations.
The same style of story telling can be seen by the government toward We The People. Funding can be exponential to support imperialistic propensities.while American neighborhoods go begging. So-called assistance to families is more nearly funding to enable poverty-stricken family members to be capable of reaching their employment to fulfill their obligation for poverty wages. Actual funding that puts dollars into the pockets of parents is sparse. FACTually, a wage commensurate with the ability for 1 wage earner to sustain a family in dignity is preferable.
Most wars use nationalistic jingo to sell to the public, as needing to react to some enemy. More FACTually wars seem typically to be class-based.
Sep 3, 2022 This week Howie will be broadcasting from the Socialism 2022 conference in Chicago and is joined by Ukranian socialist and political economist Yuliya Yurchenko!–end of howiehawkins info—
Many people confidentally voted for Howie Hawkins for President in the last 2 elections, in order to retain integrity.
****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.