LOOK BEHIND THE CURTAIN
One is under informed about the details of the following story about Brazil to analyze the contents. But where one finds symptoms it is logical to look for a disease. We know democracy is diminishing at an alarming rate around the globe ad most markedly in the supposed bastion of democracy called the USA. Hierarchy are gaining wealth at the expense of the majority of humanity and this is explained by “running government like a business”. Climate Change is too obvious to be denied by any other than the most dedicated environmental exploiters. Climate Change is a price paid by Earth and humanity to promote hierarchical Establishment financial interests.
So while one isn’t directly informed about the FACTS as laid out in the following link, and having watched MSM work its part in hierarchical Establishment propaganda spread, the story makes sense.https://popularresistance.org/pbs-and-bbc-team-up-to-misinform-about-brazils-bolsonaro/ –Because of this history, and because Brazil is a hard country to explain concisely, I was weary to learn that the British and US state-affiliated media outlets BBC and PBS had co-released a documentary about Jair Bolsonaro only a few weeks before this year’s Brazilian presidential election (10/2–30/22). It didn’t fail to disappoint.
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So what else goes on behind the scenes about which MSM is careful to avoid? A cynical perspective about the avoided railroad strike comes to mind. This agreement is between industry, union leaders, and the government that is reported to have left unfilled the demands of many railroad workers. A railroad-worker strike is reported as having catastrophic impact on inflation.
Coincidentally in August news report revealed a commensurately fair social security COLA to the exorbitant inflation rate. However predictions have been modified as “inflation has come down”. A railroad strike would have ostensibly ensured a continued rise in inflation. And so this was averted during meetings between industry, union leaders, and government to avoid a strike without actually addressing railroad workers concerns.
This would be a good time to reiterate the FACT that inflation seemed to begin when the Trump tariff was enacted. The Trump tariff coincided with the Trump tax cut for the wealthy, effectively paying for this transfer of wealth to the wealthy. A tariff placed on foreign products when Establishment forced American manufacturing overseas for the benefit of commercial interests, makes enactment of a tariff on products that can originate from nowhere other than foreign nations, seems like a direct and nasty tax on he US public.
But getting back to the railroad strike—– https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Press-Release–Rank—File-Group-Urges-Mass-Picketing-Wednesday.html?soid=1116509035139&aid=S09TGp6vmt8 —Date: September 19th, 2022
For Immediate Release
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While not party to organizing the Wednesday actions, Railroad Workers United (RWU) supports these types of efforts and encourages all rail workers to take part in the events at rail terminals where planned. According to RWU General Secretary Jason Doering, “Neither the unions nor RWU is officially sponsoring this day of action. It appears to be part of a spontaneous uprising of working railroaders around the country who wish to voice their discontent with the treatment they received from the Class One rail carriers.”–end of myemail info–
Feelings about unions are tepid by some people who have considered the relationship between union leaders, government, and industry, in contrast to relationship to workers. This is a reason some people have wondered about the efficacy of such business models as worker-owned companies. Yet little to nothing are investigated about such models from MSM.
And so most people can only imagine about what goes on behind the curtain. Media controlled by an industry/governmental presentation seems unconcerned with such research.
From MRonline— https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=2833cdb99b&u=36ce609ae68971b4f060ad9c7&id=13c2ecab39 —
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In a nation known for separation of church and state, sometimes it doesn’t feel that way—-
https://wildhunt.org/2022/09/banned-books-include-regular-list-of-witchcraft-titles.html –However, the banning of books that discuss minority religions and spiritual practices or generally “the Occult” are on the list as well. Of the books challenged in the study period, 64 titles (4%) include characters and stories that reflect religious minorities, such as Jewish, Muslim and other faith traditions.
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Religious chauvinism often supports natural devastation for profit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=DNY7zPHpRWA&fbclid=IwAR3hUvxWnsDI-nSNNYDyWEQ-XiOLJW2SUEBAw_NmwVd1axrljwMIMSz4rsE —
Awareness Video – Protect Thacker Pass Against Lithium Mining
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One trusts the famous Indigenous care of tradition and nature is incorporated into this success story.—-
Another reason I love NYS— The Oneida Indian Nation recently announced two of its largest financial reinvestments in two decades with multi-year projects that will include a 65,000-square-foot community and cultural center complex in the Oneida Neighborhoods as well as an expansion at Turning Stone Resort Casino that will continue the growth of tourism within the region, generate millions of dollars in spending with local businesses, and create hundreds of new jobs.
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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.