WE’LL HOLD YOUR COAT
A reason some people trust the Green Party is the ability and willingness to discuss differences of opinion on topics crucial to our political system and our foreign affairs.
Howie Hawkins look-back on 2022, including January 6, Covid, and Ukraine.
#GreenSocailist Notes, Episode 105
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Should Russia bomb Ukraine?….probably not. Should China take over Taiwan?……let’s say no. But some people question the “we’ll hold your coat” approach to challenging major nuclear powers by the USA.
https://popularresistance.org/state-department-approves-180-million-arms-sale-for-taiwan/ –The State Department on Wednesday approved a potential $180 million arms sale for Taiwan amid heightened tensions with China over US support for the island.
The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said the deal was for vehicle-launched Volcano anti-tank munition-laying systems and related equipment. The primary contractors for the deal are Northrop Grumman and Oshkosh Corporation.
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A Short History Of Neo-Nazism In Ukraine In Response To NewsGuard’s Charge That Consortium News Published False Content About Its Extent.
The U.S. relationship with Ukrainian fascists began after the Second World War. During the war, units of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-B) took part in the Holocaust, killing at least 100,000 Jews and Poles. Mykola Lebed, a top aide to Stepan Bandera, the leader of the fascist OUN-B, was recruited by the C.I.A. after the war, according to a 2010 study by the U.S. National Archives.
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For a long history of political action in Ukraine, one may read the following—-https://www.amazon.com/Gates-Europe-History-Ukraine/dp/0465094864#:~:text=Situated%20between%20Central%20Europe%2C%20Russia,Reich%20and%20the%20Soviet%20Union.
Some people view the gyrations in Ukraine as being different from what it has been over millennia, as being exceptional by the drawing in of the USA. Read the history of Ukraine and decide for yourself.
Howie Hawkins describes as incorrect “definitions from the left” about the “proxy war with Russia” as being wrong headed, when US military leaders and political leaders have called the US intervention a proxy war with Russia. AS they say, when they tell you who they are, believe them. A serious discussion on this topic is important and hasn’t as yet happened, except via the Green Party.
The book referenced above reveals the use of religion in politics that was used in the region of current-day Ukraine, but that has in FACT been used to promote imperialism and capitalism around the globe. That is a reason to recognize the similarities globally. — https://portside.org/2022-12-31/jan-6-report-downplays-role-christian-nationalism?utm_source=portside-general&utm_medium=email –In an effort to fill in what they say are critical gaps in the U.S. House select committee’s report on the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, faith leaders are pushing the corporate media and the American public to confront the role Christian nationalism played in the insurrection, warning that ignoring the link could make similar violence more likely in the future.
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A first right-wing capitalist piece of propaganda that has bitten the dust is the “Trickle-Down Theory” sanctified by Idol Reagan. Another in the ongoing revelation as lies in the phrase “leave it to the private sector”. —– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93mJcG1gAF0 —
Airport Chaos, Layoffs Amid Record Profits, the End Stage of Deregulated Airlines
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By the way, “free markets” have nothing to do with capitalism. Capitalism is socialism for business.
One watched this Winter Solstice time of quiet, reflection, and peace from the sanctity of one’s home, blessedly with functioning grid for a change, as so many fellow Americans threw their bodies into the turmoil and cancellation of air travel. One hopes the marketing genius who inculcated seasonal air travel upon Americans, received an employee of the month award.
Speaking of Christian nationalism, has anyone heard of free will?
An untried new normal could be Corporate Charter Revocation that was supported by The Founders, according to the system of the time, that seemed to support democracy over capitalism.
****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!