NATIONALIZE RISK AND PRIVATIZE PROFIT
Somehow it feels like corruption when activists are charged under RICO laws, while corporate so-called accident risk is nationalized and profits are privatized.
Some people suspect capitalism on a continuum becomes organized crime.
Atlanta, Georgia – Community organizations involved in the ongoing campaign to defend the South River Forest outside Atlanta, Georgia and ‘Stop Cop City’ say state prosecutors are planning on releasing indictments in the coming weeks charging them as a “criminal organization” under RICO statutes.–end of popularresistance info–
C-Span today is informative as ever. At about 10:10AM Rashida Tlaib spoke for a few minutes—–https://tlaib.house.gov/
Tlaib–paraphrase–Energy consumers plugged into DTE have experienced a grid outage for 7 days due to weather, as DTE uses profits for shareholders and high-priced corporate salaries rather than equipment upgrades.
Tlaib–paraphrase–Palestine, Ohio railroad contamination waste was shipped to her district, resulting in protest from Tlaib constituents.
Calls for FEMA assistance in the Palestine, Ohio train derailment raises questions about nationalizing of risk from corporations while privatizing profits.
Tlaib seems to raise this question as regards to her district.
Another topic on C-Span was about forgiving of student debt. Several thoughts—
*Consistency and The Founders established availability of bankruptcy for those unable or unwilling to pay debt
*Bankruptcy is a transparent process that gives those in debt a second chance while publicly proclaiming their situation and availing debtors of a breathing space to re-establish credibility
*Student debt that can avail of bankruptcy would put the onus upon lending institutions and educational institutions that profit from college debt, rather than upon the public
*Bankruptcy is equally available to all debtors, not those chosen for relief by Establishment.
The student debt dilemma seems to be nationalization of risk and privatization of profit.
Many people have worked toward health and fair process, not the least of which has been in NYS and notably Walter Hang—-
New York’s Shale Fracking Prohibition Law Has a Loophole That Potentially Makes it 100% Ineffective
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Some of the public are aware of a simmering public/private predatory stalking by big-money interests of human resources (people) and natural resources (environment) that may contribute to the much-reported poor mental health of citizens in the USA.
Mr. Hang reminds fractivists that we must remain “super vigilant”. Hyper vigilance is a characteristic of people who have been traumatized, such as PTSD experiencers (sic).
And from another NYRAD’er — What’s not to trust? — https://www.facebook.com/billhuston/posts/pfbid02VhFWuUxie9YUU9uJgyNxwr6WaS2eANqFfjF5t2Jk4U55vnengW6mUSQ2CBzeyhHhl —
Saguaro… 5 Bars!
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From popularresistance — https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/popular-resistance-daily-digest-liw3q03dir?e=1b0a9c0541 —
One Philly Neighborhood Fights Gentrification — Block By Block
No2NATO: New Efforts To Free Britain From NATO
Study: West Is Out Of Touch With Rest Of World Politically
Poisoning America For Profit: A Brief History Of Norfolk Southern’s Greed
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Do we have the vision and courage for change?—
From MRonline –https://mronline.org/2023/02/27/how-degrowth-can-help-reduce-global-conflict/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-degrowth-can-help-reduce-global-conflict&mc_cid=2015495105&mc_eid=2833cdb99b —
It should be noted that degrowth is not a zero-sum game where those in the Global North would be “worse off” than before. In fact, life would be much better for the global majority, whether you live in the United States or Ecuador. While it can’t be denied that degrowth would allow us to avert ecological breakdown, the types of policies and provisioning systems at the heart of the degrowth program would put a special emphasis on wellbeing and sustainability in all countries. In a degrowth transition, as opposed to the “grow or die” ethos of modern economics, all people would have access to life’s necessities: healthcare, education, housing, energy, internet—what some call a “social guarantee.”17 Moreover, people would work less and have more free time to enjoy friends, family, and nature; people would buy less consumer goods since these items would have repair mandates; people’s health would improve due to less pollution from fossil fuels and more plant-based diets as well. There is a bevy of research demonstrating how we can collectively live better lives than we do now while reducing our use of energy and materials.18
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Some people believe hierarchical Establishment are quite aware of the control-abilities of keeping humanity on gerbil wheels of fear, despair, and activity to the end of generating profits for said hierarchical Establishment.
“Your imagination has to arrive first, and soon your life will follow.”
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