C-Span aired a discussion about civil rights.  This is a topic that isn’t spoken of frequently, oddly enough.   —


Washington Journal

Clay Risen on 60th Anniversary of JKF’s Civil Rights Speech

Journalist and author Clay Risen discussed President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 civil rights address and passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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9:45AM–caller–paraphrase–bringing up the topic of civil rights from the ’60’s stirs people up.

(One believes speaking about this topic is important.  Also this can help to remind about such matters as was raised on C-Span that the UAW was active in promoting civil rights.  Institutions of the time seemed more inclined to side with people rather than Establishment, in many instances.  One believes this has changed so that in 2023 institutions can seem to be the enemy of civil rights.  This was predictable due to Citizens United, which is the symbol of greed and exploitation wherein money has been mislabeled as Speech and is used to silence Free Speech by people.  Institutions are no less greedy than can be people, and the active legalization of corruption in elections is no less prevalent in institutions.)

The guest on C-Span at about 9:52AM says he grew up in the ’80’s and wasn’t sufficiently exposed to the history of civil rights.  To those who grew up in the ’50’s and ’60’s and watched the history unfold in real time, this Clay Risen statement feels sad and odd.  It also explains much.

For instances mentioned by Clay Risen is the inclusion in civil rights struggles the women’s movement.  In the ’50’s and ’60’s, civil rights for women were as paltry as for many others.  As one recalls, the enthusiastic involvement by women in the ’70’s was a success story, and was not a gift bestowed by Establishment but a right earned by women.

Civil rights in the time and place were specific to a small group of people.  Consider the types of civil rights violations that were taken for granted—-

*Those not included to said small group of people and especially dependent on race

*Draft of boys into the military to fight a war that benefited the small group of people that one isn’t reluctant to define as capitalistic hierarchy’

*Women who historically have been denied civil rights to outrageous extent and which become intolerable when combined with return of men from war who had been negatively impacted by the horrors to which they were exposed

To have taken for granted the reality of the people of pre-civil rights era is a reason for danger of loss of civil rights.  Also consider the success of the Establishment consisting of said small group of people who have received privilege byway of Citizens United, as one example, and have used that privilege to divide and conquer We The People.

C-Span guest Clay Risen mentioned the Establishment use of the accusation against MLK, Jr. of communism; and in 2023 we hear the same accusations including the accusation of socialism, by capitalistic Establishment that has consistently wielded their privilege against those they wish to subjugate.

Cop City is another example of violation of rights that increase in the USA.  —   –

The politicians don’t care about the people. They don’t work for the people. They work for corporations, the developers, and the police. The Atlanta City Council ignored the largest mass mobilization ever because the corporate-funded Atlanta Police Foundation controls them.

– Kamau Franklin, Community Movement Builders

Atlanta, Georgia is no mecca. The idea that it is a “good for Black people” city is a lie. Atlanta is little more than a glorified plantation where powerful white people give directions to the Black people they choose to be overseers. The power of the latter group is severely limited of course. They can always be counted on to act on behalf of the white power structure they serve.

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Ironic is a Mountain Valley Pipeline protest in D. C. in a Code Purple AQI reality in the Northeast, caused by wildfires promoted by drought in Canada probably related to Climate Change.  The Mountain Pipeline was inexplicably included in the “debt-ceiling negotiation” that was itself a practice in nonsense, and upheld by corporatist Biden in an equally inexplicable. way.   —

Protesters Brave DANGEROUS D.C Air to Kill Biden-Manchin Mountain Valley Pipeline | Status Rewind

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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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