First we might wish to understand those we determine are “the other”.
C-Span hosted interesting comments today.
FEBRUARY 27, 2023 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 02/27/2023
Dave Levinthal on Congress and Ethics Violations
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9:05AM–guest Dave Levinthal from The Raw Story–paraphrase—spoke to the anomaly of Citizens United and campaign donations.
(If money in politics that buys politicians…aka bribery…..is the lectern from which US politicians preach to the rest of the world, veracity must be tentative at best.)
9:10AM–caller–paraphrase–Who oversees the ethics of legislators?
(The overseeing is the responsibility of voters if voters weren’t bedazzled by their team-sport participation in Team Red and Team Blue, as comprises the guise of the Democratic/Republican duopoly, which seems to be the American version of the 1-Party system that is the Capitalist Party, similar to that of the Former USSR that is the Communist Party.)
In other words, political characters in the USA seem to function as dictators above the law that they make.
9:25AM–caller–paraphrase–We have term limits; it’s called voting.
Some people see the Primary electoral system in which Team Blue or Team Red chooses the candidate regardless of the wishes of voters, as the prelude to an equally silly General election campaign orchestrated by Team Red media or Team Blue media.
With a growing recognition of this system, an ongoing state of war seems to be the deflection required for control voters.
The lost words –In 2007 the Oxford Junior Dictionary removed the word acorn from its print edition. Also the words blackberry, otter, willow, bluebell, and newt. Fifty such ‘nature words’ were eliminated and replaced by words like broadband, MP3 player, and chatroom.
|The enchanted boyGardening to save half the worldA girl in the garden of EdenPlant blindness—The inability to register plants in one’s environment or to see the importance of the plant world are two of the symptoms of plant blindness. One study found that Americans can identify over 1,000 corporate logos on sight, but fewer than 10 plants.|
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From organicconsumers — https://organicconsumers.org/organic-bytes-newsletter-793-grassroots-rising/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=OB+793+Sunday&utm_content=OB+793+Sunday —
DC Protest Against the War
BOYCOTT BIG MEAT
Americans Want Food Subsidies for People, Not GMO Feed for Factory Farms
The Collapse and Rebirth of the Peace Movement
The Organic Sector Must Respond to the Public Desire for Regeneration
MILLIONS AGAINST MONSANTO
No Legal Basis for US to Dispute Mexico’s GMO Corn Ban
America is a Failed State Run by Psychopaths
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Oh SH*T, Something TERRIFYING Is Happening
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From MRonline — https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=2833cdb99b&u=36ce609ae68971b4f060ad9c7&id=97eeaa34a8 —
Russia and China draw ‘red lines’ on their borders; U.S. draws them on the other side of the Planet
Corrupt Mexican drug czar “had a very close relationship for many years with U.S. intelligence,” says Mexican security analyst
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From popularresistance — https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/popular-resistance-daily-digest-ic4j5mqd78?e=1b0a9c0541 —
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Our ideas about “the other” can be very subjective. — https://www.facebook.com/billhuston/posts/pfbid02EUcd5XCBZWqh9PsCp2Dp9brFqxqcB3vjtkccxQ6Dd9sW6TpBZCQHvuTjfRnAuuMyl —
I’ve always known this in my heart but wonder why people are so up in arms about ‘eating ze bugs’ when they already do. It’s just a case of not making the connection I guess.
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Jimmy Dore RAGES Against War Machine At DC Peace Rally
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The Green Party is indeed divided on the topic of arming Ukraine. The Green Party offers an opportunity to attempt differing views that are ostensibly censored in the USA of 2023.
#GreenSocialist Notes, Episode 113
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Casual expression about “our enemy” Russia are open to discussion. For example–
*A referral to the Orthodox religion in Russia that was associated with the Tsar (Establishment regardless of character holding the position) was also the religion of a preponderance of the Russian population
*Since the Russian leader being spoken of was Putin, reference to Orthodox religion and the Tsar seemed irrelevant
*Putin was KGB which was decidedly a part of communist USSR, and that seemed to officially negate the above connection to the Tsar
*Reference to Russian bureaucratic Establishment prejudice against what have been called “indigenous Siberians” is FACTual without being clear
*In the USA, Indigenous people were also treated badly but by imperialist colonizers invading the homeland of Native people
*In Russia, Indigenous Siberian tribes were and probably are mistreated by Russia bureaucratic Establishment, but to presuppose that Russian bureaucratic Establishment is anything other than Indigenous is incorrect
*American chauvinism seems to see power as non-Indigenous, when the point in Russian action may be hyper-protection of their personal Indigenous rights
In other words, that bureaucratic Establishment in the USA is predominately non-Indigenous, does not mean that Russians in their own homeland aren’t Indigenous. This is an absurdity to so believe, and raises questions about the depth of American view of others, which may be a mile wide and an inch deep.
At the same time Russia is noted as being “our enemy”, some people still find value in hearing the self-definition from everyone. A movie is just a movie, but judging from the view many people own about America based upon movies, to give the same respect of self-definition to others only seems right.https://www.rt.com/russia/572071-odyssey-of-savior-kiselyov/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=push_notifications&utm_campaign=push_notifications —
The Righteous: Smash hit movie tells the story of a Russian who saved hundreds of Jews from Nazi Germany’s holocaust
More than 2,000 descendants of people who were saved by Nikolay Kiselyov’s small guerrilla detachment live all over the world today
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