PROFESSIONALISM OR DICTATORSHIP
A new normal is in place in the USA about which youngsters are oblivious. Professional designation is the smokescreen for dictatorial control. Education indoctrinates into capitalism rather than teaches democracy.
Autonomy is antithetical in this system. Hubris about holding a degree from an institution of higher learning seems the balm for lifelong indebtedness for achieving that degree, that ultimately ensures servitude to the system of capitalism in which abject obedience is the price.
Cal Thomas mentions his introduction into the work world about 50 years ago. That is similar to one’s own, relating to time frame. It was a time when anyone could indeed write their own ticket, and the price wasn’t debt, but rather dedicated work and self discipline.
Today neither of those attributes seem in demand as much as seems to be the signature of a person to indenture of one’s being to capitalistic hierarchy. Most disturbing is the arrogance with which said debtors presume to display pride in such obeisance to Establishment.
Cal Thomas makes good points on the topic of loss of local news. One may say it isn’t only the loss of local news that is a tragedy and a danger to democracy, it is the censorship of Free Press and indeed Free Speech. Since the Supreme Court decided money is speech, and supported Citizens United, oligarchy has reigned. Our politicians are bought and paid for.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?528498-4/cal-thomas-career-journalism&live= — JUNE 4, 2023 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 06/04/2023
Cal Thomas on His Career in Journalism
Syndicated Columnist Cal Thomas discussed his book highlighting his 50-year career in journalism.
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One suspects the politics of Cal Thomas are different from one’s own, and that’s fine. The similarity is remembering 50-years ago, in a time when so-called professionalism hadn’t as yet been superimposed over dictatorship, and presented as sophistication. One is sad to watch youngsters equate professional meaner with dictatorship. They are not the same, although they probably both are about hierarchy. We need to understand the difference.
The spokespeople for the Democratic/Republican duopoly seem to have agreed that ultimately We The People will, as in the past, for the 2024 Presidential election, “hold our noses and vote for the least abominable candidate”. And so the seals (voters) have been trained by the duopoly middlemen. These middlemen have indoctrinated again, that in the Democratic race, “no other viable candidate exists”. This is propaganda and a tool of control. This is a lie.https://www.c-span.org/event/?528498/washington-journal-06042023&live –:00 AM EDT
B.J. Martino and Joe Caiazzo on Campaign 2024 and Political News of the Day
Republican pollster B.J. Martino and Democratic strategist Joe Caiazzo discussed Campaign 2024 and political news of the day.
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C-Span–7:17AM–caller–paraphrase–The private military contractors working under LLC’s with off-shore accounts are unaccountable and taking advantage of bloated defense spending.. (This is the business model of running government like a business that was so troubling in the Clinton State Department/Clinton Foundation collaboration smoke screen of abuse.)
Laws have been passed, such as the relatively new LLC, by lawmakers working for big-money campaign donors and American oligarchs rather than for We The People. Presumption of a type of professionalism that masks dictatorship, could be a matter for discussion.
C-Span–8:30AM–caller–paraphrase–Republicans fall in line because Trump has the goods on them. (One has mentioned this in the past, and who may be documenting this “goods on them” other than a magazine crony of Trump known for sniffing out scandal about celebrities and politicians? Handy for Trump. Why else are so many Republicans on their knees, as has suggested Trump about several?)
About Socialism, if you must need an ism to explain your position—-
#GreenSocialist Notes, Episode 128
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Bernie Sanders self-defines as a Socialist. — https://www.commondreams.org/news/immoral-inequality-bernie-sanders —
When 3 Men Richer Than 165 Million People, Sanders Says Working Class Must ‘Come Together’
Big-money special interests “want to divide us up,” said the indepedent senator at a living wage rally in South Carolina, “and we are determined to bring working people together.”
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Two reasons exist that 73-year-old women don’t get especially exercised about losing abortion rights. One is the obvious, the other is we’ve all ready dealt with this when reproduction was relevant. But what is a problem for 73-year-old women is the misogyny related to this authoritarian presumption from those unable to give birth. That is a reason one has railed over the white-wash insinuated against women in 2020 from Democratic-campaign strategists which is misogyny light in place of having the backbone to simply use the “B” word. If you’re going to be a misogynist, don’t go light, boys. It’s noticeable.
Millions of US Women at Risk After ‘Regressive’ Attack on Abortion Rights by Supreme Court: UN Experts
Abortion bans in 14 U.S. states since the 2022 Dobbs decision “have made abortion services largely inaccessible and denied women and girls their fundamental human rights to comprehensive healthcare including sexual and reproductive health.”
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Meanwhile, oligarchical money laundering goes on. —
https://www.rt.com/russia/577421-kiev-demand-billion-weapons-west/ –Ukraine needs dozens of US-made Patriot air defense system batteries if it hopes to protect its infrastructure and troops on the battlefield against Russian air superiority, President Vladimir Zelensky told the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) in an interview published on Saturday. The total cost of his demand exceeds the amount of money Washington has already spent on military assistance for Kiev.
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Well, so who is surprised?—-https://www.rt.com/news/577427-western-weapons-ukraine-raid-russia/ —
Military equipment and small arms provided by several NATO nations, including the US, ended up in the hands of militants who launched a cross-border raid into Russia’s Belgorod region in May, the Washington Post reported on Saturday, citing sources linked to US intelligence.
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From MRonline– https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=2833cdb99b&u=36ce609ae68971b4f060ad9c7&id=5cf7e358cd —
Class and nation in the conflict in Ukraine
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From popularresistance — https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/popular-resistance-daily-digest-22l1ast7oj?e=1b0a9c0541 —
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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—-