American chauvinism that chooses to define the world according to US views seems self-indulgence.
Russell Brand on the Veil Being Lifted on the Corporate Political Establishment
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C-Span shared a clip of someone called J. R. McMaster, Former National Defense fellow in the Trump Administration expressing the following — (paraphrase) — While the USA has been building a strong offensive military, the CCP has been building an even stronger defensive military system. “We” need to catch up.
So apparently the same M-I-C that has misplaced about $22,000,000,000,000 (with a T) of taxpayer funding, is offering their “oops” moment, and reconnoiters to “catch up with” the CCP. Boys and their toys, right?….
Meanwhile American citizens don’t have health care, are paying absorbent prices for drugs from China where corporations can “make them cheaper”, the Climate is killing local community members, the American middle class has been destroyed, our educational system is sub-par, Democratic Base and Republican Base voters have bought into the politician-friendly path of destruction of domestic tranquility, and the list goes on…..
Ironically NATO is openly invading the perimeters of Russia at the same time the CCP has infiltrated into purchasing US farmland and has become a welcome friend to many nations in South America, which is near to the USA.
The problem with the self-indulgence of chauvinism is that the stance can undermine the perpetrator.
From popularresistance– https://popularresistance.org/profiting-off-of-death-and-suffering-is-the-american-way/ –And today, the U.S. arms industry and the U.S. Congress have a reciprocal relationship. Because of this relationship, many members of Congress have grown rich off of war and death.
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Discussion by politicians about the CCP and national security falls flat considering they are those who “globalized” the USA into insecurity.
Chauvinism is also a stance by which others are diminished. We The People can remember our integrity and relevance. –
https://popularresistance.org/covid-19-proved-workers-make-the-world-run-not-the-bosses/ –The start of the COVID-19 pandemic compounded the existing crises of capitalism for workers everywhere. This was most obviously apparent for “frontline” or “essential” workers, who were forced by their need to survive to risk disease, disability, and potential death on a daily basis at their jobs. While lauded in media and culture in the early days of the pandemic, the rewards these workers have actually received have been precarity, damaged health, depressed wages, and for far too many, an early death.
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Green Party advocates have divergence thoughts aboutUkraine.
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A book about the history of Ukraine from an author who self-defined as pro-Ukrainian, will offer food for thought about whether there is a relationship between Russia and Ukraine. Make up your own mind.
https://wcfia.harvard.edu/publications/gates-europe-history-ukraine — 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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To laud European protests predominantly supporting NATO in Ukraine while criticizing the 2/18 anti-war protests in Washington, DC, feels indicative of the FACT that the US is carrying the economic burden of the war between Russia and Ukraine. Should the value of US protection of Europe at the expense of the US be challenged?
Some people in the US would find value in a 1-payer comprehensive public healthcare policy similar to that enjoyed by many Europeans. Perhaps Europe could foot the bill for this in the USA, as the US is “saving Europe”.
We need a consciousness about the casualties in the USA due to a for-profit health care system.
And because it’s not just about people——https://twitter.com/Gabriele_Corno/status/1632305990157598720 —
Playful baby bear seems to dance in the forest–end of twitter info–
****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!