The irresponsible and authoritarian refrain over several decades has been to “run government like a business”. Aside from the obvious FACT that this is organized crime, this is a system that mirrors principles of communism and capitalism.
The best we can say is it is oligarchy.
Several thoughts that support this opine.–
*Palestine, Ohio is currently the poster reference to pollution by industry of the general public that if done by, for example, Russia or China within a local US community, would lead to war
*Said pollution of people and environment has happened across the nation by a plethora of industries
*A happy coincidence originated in said polluting of America in the increase in disease that supported the for-profit medical industry
*Today’s “news” topic is the budget
*Many people site medicare and social security as the drag on America
*Other people recognize that “globalizing” US manufacturing and jobs to foreign nations has profited private business as they can employ quasi-slave labor with no social security contributions
*When US wages are at poverty level and corporations benefit by reduced contributions byway of this globalized shift, some people recognize this as corruption and a direct undermining of a social contract of social security and the Earned Benefits that have been renamed entitlements
*This renaming is a monumental bait-and-switch
*People who have earned degrees in finance seem complicit in their silence on this topic
*A recent law passed in NYS in which farm laborers will receive overtime after 40 hours has raised an interesting topic
*Some politicians are sufficiently suspicious of this new law as to seem inclined toward a 21st-century type of slavery
*The entirety of this system is a legalized system to transfer the wealth of the nation from the 100% to the 1%
Capitalism is accomplishing more efficiently that which communism could not.
Here’s a hint to politicians who can’t figure out how “workers” can be treated like human beings rather than slaves, in order to capture profit. — https://popularresistance.org/inside-vio-me-greeces-only-worker-managed-factory/ —
It Has Operated For Over Ten Years.
“Our message to the worldwide proletariat is clear. We are shouting, ‘Workers, you can do without bosses.’”
In 2011, workers at the Vio.Me factory in Thessaloniki, Greece, stopped receiving wages. Management and owners abandoned the facility shortly afterward. Instead of dispersing, the workers of Vio.Me held an assembly and voted to take over management of the factory themselves. Over the past decade, they’ve kept the factory running, jointly determining production decisions through democratic procedures, and sharing in the profits. Although their former bosses and the Greek state have attempted to auction off the land and evict them, the workers have held on with the power of solidarity from their community, and workers across Greece and the wider world.
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Some people believe a number of nations are more democratic than is the USA. — https://popularresistance.org/amlo-says-mexico-is-more-democratic-than-oligarch-run-usa/ —
“There is more democracy today in Mexico than in the United States”, López Obrador said, “because here the people govern, and there the oligarchy govern”.
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One once heard a “run government like a business” advocate say “there’s nothing that money can’t fix”. This is a topic for discussion.
Bill Gates’s Most AWKWARD Interview EVER!!!
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From MRonline — https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=2833cdb99b&u=36ce609ae68971b4f060ad9c7&id=125f15aa40 —
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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—–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!