THIS IS CAPITALISM
Apparently Marjorie Taylor Greene has been denied access to something or other. Whatever her problem, she is barred from a private enterprise outlet. Private enterprise has the right to run their business according to their personal policies. This is the reason employers can mandate, for example, dress codes and masks. Some private corporations even mandate a woman’s health-care coverage access to birth control.
Employers are possibly aware of Free Speech censorship while employed by others. If this isn’t a written hand-book policy, it is surely intimated. Actions outside of the workplace by an employee can also cast a pall upon employment opportunity. Everyone who has worked for a corporations is aware of this FACT.
And so Kevin McCarthy, on the topic of Marjorie Taylor Greene, has cried censorship, apparently overlooking censorship by private corporations is permitted for private corporations, but is seen as dictatorship when the government does the same. Much of corporate advertising seems predicated on opinion and censorship.
Many people have watched with concern the rise of fascism in the USA, that seems buoyed by the erroneous PR campaign that we must “run government like a business”. When the leadership and commerce collaborate to control society, laws are passed that organized crime about which could be proud.
The Republican Party has been known for subservience to commercial interests. Who couldn’t have predicted this result, Mr. McCarthy?
https://portside.org/2022-01-03/fbi-recklessly-misusing-trump-era-espionage-policy-create-climate-fear-among-scientists –Washington, D.C. lawyer Peter Zeidenberg, who has defended some of the accused in the FBI’s China Initiative told The New York Times that “The reason people like Lieber lie is because they are afraid. It’s really sad. They are afraid to answer truthfully, ‘Are you a member of the talent program?’ I’m sure during the Red Scare, people said they were not a member of the Communist Party.”–end of portside info–
The joke on the Republican Party (or is it on the Republican Base) that rather than a smaller government we have a government expanding into the foundation upon which commercial interests stand and proclaim orders—-https://popularresistance.org/how-the-world-went-from-post-politics-to-hyper-politics/ —Today, politics is everywhere – but it hasn’t returned in the way many might have hoped.–end of popularresisance info–
Capitalism that promotes interests of hierarchy over interests of the general public is a reason Americans can’t have nice things—-https://socialistproject.ca/2022/01/free-transit-movement-making-inroads/#more –According to advocates, some 100 jurisdictions around the world are currently experimenting with at least some form of fare-free bus, tram or train service in a bid to ease road congestion, reduce carbon emissions and make life more affordable for the low-income residents who form a sizable portion of the transit-riding population in most cities. They include Tallinn, Estonia, which introduced fare-free transit for registered residents in 2013, and Luxembourg, where riding a bus, tram or train has been free for everyone since March 2020.–end of socialistproject info—
Because the truths of the sacred are often subtle, crass commercialism can too easily superimpose its version of reality that is obscenely loud and intrusive, in place of that which is of The Creator, in any form as imagined by each person as being He, She, It, or Cause and Effect. Good health is possibly the act of being in syncopation with one’s concept of The Creation.https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1049989522234998&id=100016718808890 —
Interesting Fun Fact,One of many reasons I like the “Great Outdoors”.–end of facebook info–The following is the grist of this message—-https://uplift.love/the-power-of-nature-to-heal-depression/ —
Playing in the Dirt
There are actual antidepressant microbes in soil. Mycobacterium vaccae is found in soil, and activates the release of brain serotonin. Serotonin and dopamine are two chemicals that boost our immune system and keep us happy. Both Dopamine and Serotonin are neurotransmitters, chemical messengers in the brain. Dopamine affects your emotions, movements and your sensations of pleasure and pain. In the brain, Serotonin regulates mood, social behaviour, libido, sleep, memory, and learning. Interestingly, 95% of our serotonin is manufactured in the intestines, not the brain; therefore some experts consider serotonin a hormone as well as a neurotransmitter. When you are gardening, M. vaccae is on your skin when you have your bare hands in the soil, you inhale it when you breathe, or it gets into your bloodstream through a little cut perhaps.—-end of message—
Examples of quasi dictatorship seem to grow. Consider use of the American so-called worker who were once considered by our government to be citizens—-https://socialistproject.ca/2022/01/bringing-precarity-home/#more –Women continue to shoulder substantial unpaid care burdens worldwide and this limits their ability to engage in paid economic activity. Additionally, the continued drive to divest from public education systems over several years, or failure in some countries to invest in the first place, has undermined an important component of our care infrastructure. This increases the unpaid care burden on parents, especially women.–end of socialistproject info–
The above link raises valid views about the workplace that is changing rapidly. At the same time the views are valid, they also are disconcerting. An anomaly about socialism for one, is that preoccupation with the workplace seems to be as myopic as is capitalism. In a democratic (small d) Constitutional republic, a wider perspective of life for the citizens seems preferable. Hidden within the socialistproject concepts about work is the educational system in the USA. Several thoughts—*Is the only or even most important function of the citizen to be a worker?*Should our educational system continue as it is today, occupied by capitalistic hierarchy training children into compliance to capitalism as consumers and workers?*Does anyone else notice inordinate interference by the educational system into family autonomy?*Is our educational system being used as a replacement for family authority, including use as a paid babysitting institution to free up parents to be at the beck and call of employers?*Is alienation from a healthy family life interfering with a healthy childhood?
The American family continues to be relegated to 2nd-class citizenship behind commerce, with The Military-Industrial Complex strengthened in order to better protect our oligarchy. The Pentagon does not spend wisely our wealth of our nation, but our Representatives continue to funnel ever more to them—https://popularresistance.org/pentagon-fails-audit-again/ –Think about that for a minute. The US military, which each year sucks up close to half of the nation’s now $1.6-trillion discretionary budget, is a financial black hole! Nobody in the White House Budget Office, the Congressional Armed Services or Budget Committees, the General Accounting Office, or in the Pentagon itself, can say with a straight face how much the Pentagon spends of all the funds it is allocated by Congress each year, where that money gets spent, of even where all the equipment it buys — planes, ammunition, bombs, ships, etc. — are currently.–end of popularresistance info–
Demand explanations from your Representatives of their inane vote to throw good money after bad—-Politicians have no problem spending money as long as it is transferred away from We The People and toward big-money campaign donors, in one person’s view.
Some voters don’t know the name of their Representatives, and how they vote on important matters.
https://countercurrents.org/2021/12/us-congress-approves-massive-770-billion-war-budget/ –By an overwhelming bipartisan margin of 88-11, the US Senate voted Wednesday to approve the largest military budget in history, nearly $770 billion, some $25 billion more than the Biden administration had requested.The legislation passed the House of Representatives last week by a similar bipartisan margin, 363-70, and it now goes to the White House for President Joe Biden’s signature.The bill sets policy for the Pentagon and authorizes countless military programs, ranging from nuclear weapons development to a pay raise of 2.7 percent for military personnel, both uniformed and civilian. Congress must still pass appropriations bills, but in the case of the military these are largely a formality.–end of countercurrents info–
https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1162/vote_116_2_00264.htm —Question: On the Conference Report (Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 6395 )Vote Number: 264Vote Date: December 11, 2020, 12:30 PMRequired For Majority: 1/2Vote Result: Conference Report Agreed toMeasure Number: H.R. 6395 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 )Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea Schumer (D-NY), Yea –end of rollcall info–
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K14Zf6f65Pk –Authoritarianism On The Rise – New Police State!!!!
NYS politicians were unanimous in spending taxpayer money on the military. Democrats and Republicans acted in accord. On the topic of NYS, a few thoughts—-*https://www.syracuse.com/politics/2018/10/howie_hawkins_corners_andrew_cuomo_on_debates_plans_3_in_upstate_ny.html*https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2022/01/04/cuomo-nursing-home-and-sexual-harassment-allegations-timeline/*https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/politics/letitia-james-new-york-governor-campaign/index.html*https://www.localsyr.com/news/your-local-election-hq/judge-tediously-reviews-votes-in-tight-ny-22-race-including-ballots-dropped-off-in-albany-and-queens/*https://www.wbng.com/2022/01/04/prosecutor-drops-groping-charge-against-former-ny-gov-cuomo/If our purported 2-Party system is a FACT, which it is not, it could be excusable if it was a healthy voting promotion, which it is not. We could try using logic and soundness in politics. Politics doesn’t need to be as abysmal as it is.We could try adhering to principles of our democratic (small d) Constitutional republic. We could enhance such adherence using a framework of human rights and environmental rights, that go beyond simple politics,Received from POGO — As patients fell ill with COVID-19 inside hospitals, government oversight fell short:Ethics investigators in Congress increasingly run into walls:Defense contractors bankrolled campaigns of election objectors:The FBI deployed surveillance teams inside Portland protests:EPA official prevented staff from warning public about widely used carcinogenBeneath a COVID vaccine debacle, 30 years of government culpability:Secret Service: Nearly $100B stolen in pandemic relief funds:–end of POGO info–
We deserve better. https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud–LEAGUE REFUSES TO “HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD”