Here’s the deal…..after a lifetime of self-denying reading space for topics of personal interest, in order to dedicate time and energy to career studies and obligations to our capitalistic system, retirement has offered the lull to read that which is personally enjoyable and interesting.  Nothing being perfect, one grapples with the self-imposed sense of guilt that has been a prerequisite to earning a living over said 45 years.  And now one is listening to politicians who raise their own salaries with the flick of a pen, into law, call retirees welfare recipients.  But the political pay raises may be hard earned due to the work of indoctrinating the public, which can’t be easy work.

https://www.treehugger.com/tsundoku-practice-buying-more-books-you-can-read-4857967?hid=4246be665c7c525806e26d15079d974213d256e7&did=7817009-20221226&utm_source=treehugger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=treehugger-daily_newsletter&utm_content=122622&lctg=4246be665c7c525806e26d15079d974213d256e7          –“Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity.” – A. Edward Newton, author, publisher, and collector of 10,000 books.

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One’s bookshelves seem to be a mirror of one’s own evolution and maturing process.  Topics that when read five years ago and seemed incomprehensible, today may be an inspiring moment of epiphany.  This can be a startling realization that life isn’t a stagnant cesspool, even when improvement so gradual as to be unnoticeable.  One suspects this is realization that isn’t helpful to the control by hierarchical Establishment; and so we have youngsters in debt that they can never repay, for degrees from institutions of higher learning, that are totally devoid of liberal arts education.https://www.treehugger.com/case-rapturous-decluttering-dont-throw-your-books-away-4854309?hid=4246be665c7c525806e26d15079d974213d256e7&did=7817009-20221226&utm_source=treehugger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=treehugger-daily_newsletter&utm_content=122622&lctg=4246be665c7c525806e26d15079d974213d256e7    –Beyond them being a part of my history, I think about what went into each book. Every word, of the millions of words living on my bookshelves, was written with thought; every sentence crafted with intention. My personal library is like a microcosm of humanity, of my own design. A solar system of objects, each with its own story.

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C-Span hosted a discussion this morning with the question to callers to rate the Congress.  A growing number of callers are eschewing their sheepish role of team supporter of either branch of the Democratic/Republican duopoly to voice opinions of recognition of systematic corruption.

C-Span has yet to ask and many callers have not yet connected the dots of corruption and Citizens United.  It takes time to turn an ocean liner.  

Emotional pornography is mentioned.  —

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HeeBPzzKf8  —

The REAL Truth About Christmas

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My Christmas miracle this year was that my electricity stayed on.  Many NY’ers weren’t as fortunate.  

And so the spectacle reported on MSM throughout the Holidays, of stranded travelers standing in airports, seemed especially compelling.  One wondered at a mindset that, as bomb cyclones were forecast, would motivate people to launch their bodies into unique danger to fulfill a Holiday fantasy.   WWJD?  This question wasn’t asked in the media ads.

****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!

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