One has shared stories from RT recently, and believes this is considered offensive from some quarters. The presumption would be that said sharing represents affinity toward communism. FACTually speaking the intention is more nearly as a comparison between communism and capitalism, which use tactics and seem to have hierarchical motivation that are alarmingly similar. In other words, the purported fear of communism isn’t so much that people would jump on the communistic bandwagon but that currently-indoctrinated people on the capitalistic bandwagon would recognize themselves in the communist targets.
These ideas have expanded as one continues to read https://wcfia.harvard.edu/publications/gates-europe-history-ukraine —
Ukraine is currently embroiled in a tense fight with Russia to preserve its territorial integrity and political independence. But today’s conflict is only the latest in a long history of battles over Ukraine’s territory and its existence as a sovereign nation. As the award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues in The Gates of Europe, we must examine Ukraine’s past in order to understand its present and future.
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One is currently wading through the times of Stalin and the famine inflicted upon Ukrainians in his attempts to perfect communism and industrialization that is well known byway of the USSR of that time. The deaths of Ukrainians were innumerable.
Forgive one if what comes to the mind of one person, the reported 1,000,000 deaths in the USA due to an epidemic; “handled” by private enterprise and the government against a framework of for-profit medicine practiced in the USA.
Russian excuse for the famine, as read in the book The Gates of Europe, was attempts to perfect their social system. Can a similarity be drawn with the USA?
In other words, communism and capitalism both attempt to hammer the round pegs of humanity and nature into the economic square hole of an artificial hierarchical system.
Can we imagine a system outside of capitalism or communism, both of which are hierarchical. How about, for example, a democratic (small d) Constitutional republic.
From another nyrad stalwart, who knows of what she speaks—–https://www.facebook.com/vera.scroggins/posts/pfbid02X78imqurDyEFdsivi6Ax44AU6HGHFuSzSeTzeuSnwGmJ4ZHqfreCoq865og3F4iJl —
Something to think about.
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The Founders appeared to believe a Free Press was important to support a democracy.
This MLK Day Remember The US Gov Took Out MLK
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In the spirit of partisan polarization of the public for political expediency, government and corporate-owned MSM have worked their magic in erasing notions of the permeable character of the activist movements of the MLK, Jr. time and place. Anti-racism, anti-war, and dare one mention the women’s movement originated from a foundation of human rights and natural rights advocacy.
MLK Anti War & Socialist Speeches Hidden By Corp Media
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One mentions again the book The Gate of Europe, which explains much as to the changing borders over millennia in Eastern Europe along with the confusion over ethnicity from those who originate from that region. This also helps to better understand WWI and WWII, and the nearness to WWIII that has been mentioned from some.
Speaking of communism and capitalism, is Citizens United the missing link?
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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!