Complexity is built into the system to enable control. Meanwhile, a few dedicated high-value principles are all that is really needed. But where would corruption hide?
https://twitter.com/tutticontenti/status/1597854212888858624 –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. set a noble goal for all people — love and respect animals.
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From treehugger — https://www.treehugger.com/noise-pollution-maps-nightmare-feast-senses-6833018?hid=4246be665c7c525806e26d15079d974213d256e7&did=879397-20221130&utm_campaign=treehugger-&utm_source=treehugger&utm_medium=email&utm_content=113022&cid=879397&mid=103286211050&lctg=196461004 —-As acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton once said, noise pollution creates dumb environments.
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From popularresistance and commondreams — https://popularresistance.org/because-publishing-is-not-a-crime-major-newspapers-push-us-to-drop-assange-charges/ —
Press freedom organizations have vocally warned that Assange’s prosecution would pose a threat to journalists the world over, a message that the five newspapers echoed in their letter Monday.
“This indictment sets a dangerous precedent, and threatens to undermine America’s First Amendment and the freedom of the press,” the letter reads. “Obtaining and disclosing sensitive information when necessary in the public interest is a core part of the daily work of journalists. If that work is criminalized, our public discourse and our democracies are made significantly weaker.”–end of commondreams info–
From MRonline — https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=2833cdb99b&u=36ce609ae68971b4f060ad9c7&id=192463a88d —
On the development of China’s environmental policies towards an ecological civilization
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Are You Tired of a Toxic Workforce and Culture?
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C-Span hosted a call-in discussion about the threats of railway strikes. Fifty years ago even he lowliest jobs generally included paid sick days. Reagan undermined the autonomy of unions when he mandated an end to airport-union strikes. This feels like a beginning to attacks on rights of workers that continued over decades and that includes sending US jobs overseas and destroying US manufacturing.
Reagan instituted several erroneous policies that have come back to bite us; but no more so than Clinton, The Bushes, Obama, and Trump. Could Citizens United be a motivating factor?
One feels compelled to mention along with these attacks on rights of workers, the unavailability is a travesty, of a 1-payer comprehensive public health care system that would be more transparent, less expensive, and inclusive, for US citizens.
A C-Span caller mentioned RR CEO’s who may be involved in streamlining the workforce. The RR industry isn’t alone. Ultimately, the reason to tolerate undercutting rights of workers include stock market performance. The US economy isn’t restricted to stock market performance, but the money so generated has been used by big-money campaign donors to buy politicians who will undermine human rights, environmental rights, and worker rights.
And, that much of the public demands continued stock market increase, which isn’t reasonable, it would seem that some of us who are worried about rights of workers, nonetheless expect the benefits from violations of workers rights. Should we discuss this?
Complexity is built into systems for control by hierarchy. In other words, it is the working of dictatorship.
We an do better.
These FACTS are glaringly obvious, as to seem trivial to mention. Yet these are the FACTS by which the US lives, and so seems relevant.
****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!