NOT ATTACHED TO REALITY ENOUGH
On this cherished Thanksgiving Day, diverse views of the celebration and/or day of mourning, as the case may be, have floated through the world of media. Most people possibly acknowledge this day in which we pause to give thanks for what we have, as a peaceful remembrance of grace. To consider the many facets of acknowledgment of reality is one way to celebrate Thanksgiving. We must be aware that history is written by the winners and more currently by the profiteers. Those who mention a Utopian society or the necessity of maintaining a clean and healthy environment, or who advocate for respect for animals, are often labeled as being Pollyanna-ish. In FACT the indoctrination that the current system of capitalism is the best for the most people has been proven to be false; so perhaps capitalistic hierarchical Establishment needs to acknowledge their views are Pollyanna-ish. Why must one view be labeled as Pollyanna-ish, that hasn’t been tried, and so hasn’t failed, while the system that was tried and has failed is projected as valid?
“Hang On… It’s A TRAP!!!” This Is TERRIFYING
The system in place pre-USA seemed to function as well as the system brought from foreign shores and inflicted as better—https://www.wbng.com/2021/11/25/tribes-mourn-thanksgiving-no-reason-celebrate/ –“We Native people have no reason to celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims,” said Kisha James, a member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag and Oglala Lakota tribes and the granddaughter of Wamsutta Frank James, the event’s founder.“We want to educate people so that they understand the stories we all learned in school about the first Thanksgiving are nothing but lies. Wampanoag and other Indigenous people have certainly not lived happily ever after since the arrival of the Pilgrims,” James said.–end of wbng info–
A current book of interest is The Enemy Within by John Demos. This moderate view of witch hunts inform that perhaps between 50,000 to 100,000 people were executed as witches in Europe, but perhaps the number is double that, who knows, the book informs? Predominantly these people were women. Feminist books have said the number executed was in the millions, but conservative estimates reject this number. That any were executed as witches is a travesty, by the way. The book states the large number of witch trials were in the Netherlands.C-Span hosted a discussion about Thanksgiving — NOVEMBER 25, 2021 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 11/25/2021
Melanie Kirkpatrick Discusses Her Book “Thanksgiving”
Author and Hudson Institute senior fellow Melanie Kirkpatrick discusses her book “Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the–end of c-span info–A caller reminded we could be thankful for the values brought to the shores of the USA by pilgrims, mentioning Bradford for some reason, who was from Holland. It’s complicated, as one must ask whose values are those so imagined?
We can learn much, if we listen, about a better way of living in dignity.https://www.eenews.net/articles/rights-of-nature-tribal-case-may-upend-pipeline-law/ –“This law may be the tool of the future for Indian tribes,” said Frank Bibeau, a tribal attorney for Honor the Earth, who is representing White Earth in the lawsuit against Minnesota. He is also a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, which incorporates six bands, including White Earth.”We have an independent set of rights and ability to make laws,” he said. “And we have a territory that we have a right to defend.”White Earth sued the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in tribal courtearlier this year after the state agency approved Enbridge’s use of up to 5 billion gallonsof water to replace a 340-mile section of the Line 3 oil pipeline. The project is now completed.The challenge asserts that the state’s permit contributed to reduced water levels, in violation of the rights of wild rice — or manoomin — that White Earth codified in 2018.Minnesota’s appeal of the White Earth lawsuit gives a federal court a chance to start to sink its teeth into the band’s rights of nature claim.–end of organicconsumers info–
NY anti-fracking advocates are only too aware of so-called regulatory agencies that rubber stamp projects for corporations that are harmful to local communities and our environment.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujny1ZTvI4I&t=713s — FERC protests
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKjaogdw5fQ — The FERC Rubber Stamp Song
Regulatory capture is another legislated deflection by which the posture of government regulating commercial exploitation of the environment for profit that in actuality is a rubber stamp and provides the legalize behind which commercial interests can be protected when “the inevitable accident” occurs. (If it is inevitable it isn’t an accident)
Deflection seems the manner by which budgets are passed with massive controversy, over funds allocated to the public that is a red-herring behind which unimaginable wealth of the nation is transferred to The Military-Industrial Complex—-https://socialistproject.ca/2021/11/conversion-of-arms-industry/#more –In September, the House of Representatives passed legislation authorizing an astonishing $778-billion 2022 Pentagon budget. That’s a $37-billion boost from the year before, and more than twice the per annum size of the $3.5-trillion reconciliation bill that has become the center of a storm of Beltway scrutiny. But because it was for the Pentagon, rather than the people, few even batted an eye.
About half of this exorbitant sum is destined to go directly to corporations in the lucrative defense contracting industry.–end of socialistproject info–
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We have much work to do.
We deserve better. https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud–LEAGUE REFUSES TO “HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD”