INFRASTRUCTURE OF TYRANNY
Ideas and tools for local-community solidarity and strength as relates to lifestyle including financial issues—
CHALLENGING CORPORATE CONTROL
BUILDING LOCAL POWER
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From organicconsumers— https://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/bitter-truths-sweet-solutions?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=OB+773&utm_content=OB+773 —
MILLIONS AGAINST MONSANTO
Farming Without Roundup and Herbicide-Drenched GMOs
STOP TOXIC SLUDGE
PFAS-Contaminated Toxic Sludge Distributed as “Organic Compost” or “Natural Biosolids”
Give Ukraine Peace Talks a Chance
SUPPORT OCA, CRL, & RI
OCA: 25 Years of Exposing the Bitter Truth & Offering Up Organic & Regenerative Solutions
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From Mronline — https://mronline.org/2022/09/14/the-road-to-fascism/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-road-to-fascism&mc_cid=7360cda58d&mc_eid=2833cdb99b —As soon as I landed in Rome, I discovered that I was no longer able to access any Russian media whatsoever. Unfortunately, threats by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, that Europe should sever all links with “Russia’s propaganda machine” were taken seriously by the Italian government.
As a journalist, having access to only one side of the Russia-Ukraine war story was a major predicament. How is one to develop a rounded view of such a complex issue when only a one-sided narrative of the war is allowed to be propagated?
Italy’s return to ‘corporatism’ is not entirely unique, considering the political structural changes underway in other ‘liberal’ western societies. The uniqueness of the Italian model, however, cannot be delinked from the country’s own historical conflicts and current political dynamics.
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Consider the racism revealed when people ask, as they have, why are imperialistic nations populated by white people. That is an easy assumption to land upon. But consider a few FACTS–
*Rome invaded the British Isles in 43 AD or so, subjugating the tribes indigenous to that region
*Religion was used to justify the hierarchical society that was imposed.
*Rome still houses the hierarchical institutionalized religious Establishment
*UK absorbed the attributes of imperialism as its own and went on to become an imperialistic success story
*UK colonized North America, where Indigenous people are currently ignored as a reality, possibly due to the convenient excuse of freedom gained by some colonizers in The Revolutionary War
*Like UK, the USA has absorbed the characteristics of imperialism as our own, presenting as another success story, and going on to continue the work of imperialism
*In a guise of institutionalized religion in order to retain power, Rome remains influential, although quietly so
*Apparently as able one is to wield power on presumption of religious Supremacy, one can do the same under the guise of White Supremacy
Maybe we need a discussion about these presumptions and this system.
One doesn’t remember seeing reports on local news channels about this attempt by another hotbed of responsible citizens in our region. — https://www.veteransforpeace.org/who-we-are/member-highlights/2022/09/14/war-merchants-exposure-day?emci=a5e8e164-9e21-ed11-bd6e-281878b83d8a&emdi=8f3b4479-7234-ed11-ae83-281878b83d8a&ceid=10527506 — About forty of us were ushered off the BAE pavement to the sidewalk by security who said they were not employed by BAE. They had shoulder patches identifying themselves as Black Rhino. One of our VFP members from Syracuse, retired attorney Ray VanNostrand, was told to move his right foot forward since part of his heel was on BAE property.
A Black Rhino security guard was asked if any of us would be allowed to enter the BAE facility if the building was burning and people called for help. “Absolutely not, this is private property and you would be trespassing.”
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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.