When one head-of-state promotes the notion of protection from criminal activity of other heads-of-state, does this feel like the icing on the cake of world oligarchical privilege and control? In other words, this seems like a preemptive self-serving maneuver for absolution. One includes in this happy fraternity both sides of the D&R duopoly.
https://www.aol.com/news/former-state-dept-official-wraps-001726618.html –A former top legal adviser to Secretary of State Antony Blinken is criticizing the State Department’s controversial move to recommend that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, otherwise known as MBS, be granted immunity as “head of state,” to shield him from a lawsuit for his role in the brutal 2018 assassination and dismemberment of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.–end of aol info–
What’s up with the educational system that teaches that The American Revolution was promoted by writings of Thomas Paine, while at the same time failing to inform of the principles that promoted The American Revolution as witnessed by the writings of Thomas Paine. Europeans recognized the difference between life in Europe at that time of Thomas Paine that was enormously predatory toward environment and people, and the lifestyle of Native Americans that by the way was also an inspiration for much of the US Constitution, has been ignored to the benefit of hierarchical Establishment and capitalism.
https://www.ushistory.org/Paine/agrarian/agrarian1.htm –To understand what the state of society ought to be, it is necessary to have some idea of the natural and primitive state of man; such as it is at this day among the Indians of North America. There is not, in that state, any of those spectacles of human misery which poverty and want present to our eyes in all the towns and streets in Europe.
Poverty, therefore, is a thing created by that which is called civilized life. It exists not in the natural state. On the other hand, the natural state is without those advantages which flow from agriculture, arts, science and manufactures.
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On the topic of misinformation, one has this morning heard both Trump and DeSantis speak of so-called unfair treatment by the media. The USA doesn’t enjoy a reliable Free Press, but corporate-owned-government-promoted MSM surely placates such characters, along with their duopoly Democratic counterparts, to the detriment of actual news reporting.
The apparent worry by heads-of-state about privilege for worldwide heads-of-state, to protect these characters in wrong doing, seems part-and-parcel of refrain that these privileged people are treated unfairly by media.
While one is aware of such delicate sensibilities, those actually harmed from our capitalistic system, such as nature and the general public, should have the same concern from these metaphorically-emotionally cast-in-iron personalities. You know, the ones who demand absolution from their behavior toward people and nature.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQeNwAVuDbk –Fire Drill Fridays: Honoring Native American Heritage Month
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With respect for efforts by Jane Fonda, assumption that Democratic wins in the mId-term election will make things better, can be taken with a grain of salt. One who hasn’t shone as a responsible politician, in the view of one person, is Marjorie Taylor Greene. Yet consider the following—-https://thehill.com/policy/international/3740834-marjorie-taylor-greene-unveils-resolution-to-audit-ukraine-aid-funds/ –House Republicans critical of U.S. assistance to Ukraine during its war with Russia introduced a privileged resolution on Thursday to audit the funds allocated by Congress.
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If the genuine concern is for the general public of Ukraine, why aren’t we sending blankets and generators rather than military equipment to do further devastation of infrastrucure?
Those Who Struggle To Change The World Know It Well
‘Managed Competition’ With China Or Real Peace?
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Americans continue to believe that democracy and capitalism is the same. We need a discussion on these topics aside from hierarchical-Establishment propaganda.
****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!