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.     –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—-         –JANUARY 17, 2023  | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 01/17/2023

Washington Journal

Kent Lassman on House Republican Economic Policy Goals in “Commitment to America”

Kent Lassman talked about House Republicans‘ policy proposals to tackle inflation and grow the economy contained in the party’s “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.  —               –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…….                –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…..              –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.—,Reich%20and%20the%20Soviet%20Union.   —

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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****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—–          —#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.       —

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 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. 
*******************************************************************—-Political Party affiliation of voters.–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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