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.       — JUNE 4, 2023 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 06/04/2023

Washington Journal

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.            –: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

–end of greenparty info—-Touches upon AI among other topics relevant to humanity.    By the way, Greens are about humanity and nature. The point is well taken that the danger to nature and humanity isn’t AI, but rather greed.

Bernie Sanders self-defines as a Socialist.  —            —

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.  —  –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?—-              —

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–                 —

Canada is burning. Capitalism stoked the flames

World Health Assembly: The world should be more like Cuba

Class and nation in the conflict in Ukraine

The twilight of freedom

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From popularresistance —           —

Campus Cops Intimidate Graduate Workers In Ann Arbor, Michigan

Attacks On Student Loan Forgiveness Threaten Millions In The US

For Media, Giving In To Debt Limit Blackmail Was Bipartisanship Triumph

Debt Ceiling Hypocrisy: US Boosts Military Budget, Restricts Food Stamps

American Police Are Basically Untouchable; How Did It Get This Bad?

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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—–          —#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.       —

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 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. 
*******************************************************************—-Political Party affiliation of voters.–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!

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