HOW DO WE LEARN?
A functioning journalist working within the framework of principles of a Free Press could easily debunk Russian propaganda with an interview with Ukrainian Alexsey Arestovich.
https://www.rt.com/russia/569995-zelensky-aide-arestovich-resigns/ –A high-profile adviser to President Vladimir Zelensky has tendered his resignation, having admitted live on air that Ukrainian forces had shot down a Russian missile over the city of Dnepr before it reportedly landed on an apartment block, killing dozens. The remark has landed Aleksey Arestovich in hot water, as commenters claimed he was blaming the Ukrainian military for the deaths.
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MSM talking heads must admit themselves, if they are intellectually honest, that they are performance artists rather than journalists. Guidance of the public into the fold of capitalistic-hierarchical control helps to avoid such questions as were raised on C-Span today—-https://www.c-span.org/video/?525242-4/washington-journal-kent-lassman-discusses-house-gops-economic-policy-goals-commitment-america –JANUARY 17, 2023 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 01/17/2023
Kent Lassman on House Republican Economic Policy Goals in “Commitment to America”
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Kent Lassman patiently ‘splained on air the reason that Social Security Earned Benefits for which workers paid over decades have magically become “entitlements”. Remember that the Social Security Earned Benefit contributions that were a cost of doing business in the USA, was curtailed when corporations sent US jobs to foreign nations. Loss of US jobs that pay living wages resulted in reduction of Social Security funding from both employers and employees. This was good for “the economy” that has come to be seen as the stock market, but is bad for America and workers.
Kent Lasserman also ‘splained the reason that corporate regulations need to be reduced, and that regulations are the framework used by government/corporations for dangerous business practice to avoid liabilitty as long as the corporation maintained the standard of the regulation. This is true. Also regulations are burdensome. In conjunction with reduction of regulations could be a return to the system apparently supported by The Founders, of Corporate Charter Revocation. The change away from this system is highly questionable. Considered in the context of survival of humanity and environment, Corporate Charter Revocation is a discussion that is timely. — https://digitalcommons.law.seattleu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1574&context=sjsj&sei –In his famous treatise, The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith, an economist and friend of some of America’s early leaders, was highly critical of corporations for this very reason. The pretense that corporations are necessary for the better government of the trade is without any foundation. The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman, is not that of his corporation, but that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence. An exclusive corporation necessarily weakens the force of his discipline.29 Smith was opposed to corporations because he believed they interfered with the “invisible hand” of the free market:
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Precious is the rhetoric that insists that capitalism is about free markets. If you believe that, you’ll believe anything. Capitalism seems to use the same methods of hierarchical control as does communism. We might better try principles of a democratic (small d) Constitutional republic.
Consider the Preamble to the Constitution—-“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America…”
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And they say it’s not rigged…….https://portside.org/2023-01-16/richest-1-people-amassed-almost-two-thirds-new-wealth-created-last-two-years-oxfam-says?utm_source=portside-general&utm_medium=email –Over the last two years, the richest 1% of people have accumulated close to two-thirds of all new wealth created around the world, a new report from Oxfam says.A total of $42 trillion in new wealth has been created since 2020, with $26 trillion, or 63%, of that being amassed by the top 1% of the ultra-rich, according to the report. The remaining 99% of the global population collected just $16 trillion of new wealth, the global poverty charity says.
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Some people suspect The Military-Industrial Complex is the global police force being used to protect the interests of big-money interests around the world as surely as is the case within the USA.
Some people say forgotten, some people say white-washed. Ask your local Democratic-Base representatives about their take…..
https://popularresistance.org/the-forgotten-socialist-history-of-martin-luther-king-jr/ –In 1952 a 23-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a love letter to Coretta Scott. Along with coos of affection and apologies for his hasty handwriting, he described his feelings not just toward his future wife, but also toward America’s economic system. “I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic,” he admitted to his then-girlfriend, concluding that “capitalism has outlived its usefulness.”
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Americans owe it to ourselves to better understand the history, within which we are entangling. Here is a good start to dispelling ignorance.—
Situated between Central Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, Ukraine was shaped by the empires that used it as a strategic gateway between East and West—from the Roman and Ottoman empires to the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. For centuries, Ukraine has been a meeting place of various cultures.
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As we opine over Ukraine, what about Hawaii?—
Dr Cornel West speaks on imperialism and the occupation of Hawaiʻi
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