HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
The Democratic/Republican duopoly seems to use political Parties in a way that presupposes democracy in action at the same time interests of the public, both in the USA and in foreign nations, are ignored. Warnings from President George Washington are also ignored by politicians, commercial interests, and corporate-owned-politically-influenced MSM on the topic of political Parties
—-https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=15 –In his farewell Presidential address, George Washington advised American citizens to view themselves as a cohesive unit and avoid political parties and issued a special warning to be wary of attachments and entanglements with other nations. … In foreign affairs, he warned against long-term alliances with other nations.–end of ourdocuments info–
How are we doing?–*American citizens must view themselves as a cohesive unit —FAILED*Avoid political parties —FAILED*Beware of attachments and entanglements with other nations —FAILED*Foreign affairs shouldn’t be encumbered with long-term alliances with other nations —-FAILED
Ask your Representatives about their turpitude on these topics. Better yet, vote accordingly.
Human rights and environmental rights are of We The People—-https://hightowerlowdown.org/article/give-nature-a-seat-at-the-governing-table-rights-of-nature/ —Nature. It’s a simple idea: Rather than continuing to rely on the corporate- controlled, business-as-usual model of environmental regulation, why not grant self-protective rights of law to our invaluable natural systems? In a 1972 article, University of Southern California law professor Christopher Stone first pushed this straightforward and profound idea into public discussion by “seriously proposing that we give legal rights to forests, oceans, rivers, and other so-called ‘natural objects’ in the environment–indeed, to the natural environment as a whole.”–end of hightowerlowdown info–
The epitome of local-community excellence may be Indigenous People, who have been true to their principles over millennia — https://popularresistance.org/climate-change-navajo-nation-faces-drought-fire-flooding/ — Ben worries about how the ongoing drought fueled by climate change will affect local farmers and ranchers. Pauly Denetclaw for Indian Country Today.–end of popularresistance info–
Colonization and economic globalism may be the story of exploitation by outsiders of local-community members who bear the pain and risk in order that hierarchy can enrich themselves and wield power. This system is rampant in 2022.
Meanwhile, consider the policies toward which The Representatives of The People put their influence, and notice connections—
Connection 1–The cadre of people clutching their pearls over a change from fossil fuels to renewable energy seem to ignore that fossil fuel industries in the USA seem unpatriotic as they sell their product to foreign nations; most probably where most of US jobs were moved. This seems indicative of oligarchy rather than adherence to precepts in the US Constitution.https://baytobaynews.com/stories/commentary-lng-exporting-is-on-the-brink-in-nj-port-proposal,67842?fbclid=IwAR35aCpNQjBUl53rMoES_RPOz_3nVbeFBMYm73NBqNDLUEBXi7tqxA24tS8 –The ships would pass many Delaware communities, including Wilmington, dense populations in New Castle County, bay-shore beaches, coastal wildlife areas and fishery hubs, and under bridges, exposing all irreplaceable assets to the danger of their hazardous cargo. Dubbed “bomb ships,” each of the marine vessels is said to carry the explosive energy equal to approximately 69 Hiroshima atomic bombs.–end of baytobaynews info–
Connection 2—https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/russian-pipeline-faces-big-hurdles-amid-ukraine-tensions-81888764 –The U.S. has stressed targeting Nord Stream 2 as a way to counter any new Russian military move against Ukraine, and the project already faces legal and bureaucratic hurdles. As European and U.S. leaders confer on how to deal with Russia’s pressure on Ukraine, persistent political objections — particularly from EU members like Poland — add another challenge to one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s key projects.–end of abcnews info–
Connection 4—-One can challenge the concept that the Democrats and Republicans are completely divided as is suggested in the following link. The 2-Party system is a flimsy lie that deflects from the 1-Party that is Capitalism that rules. That a majority of both Republicans and Democrats voted to increase the budget for the Pentagon is emblematic of loyalty to big-money interests by the 2 branches of the Capitalistic Party — https://newpol.org/increased-u-s-military-spending-means-more-militarism-imperialism-and-war/ –The U.S. Congress is completely divided, Republicans versus Democrats. Except when it comes to the military. Bills for working people can’t be passed. But there’s always money for the generals and the arms-makers.–end of newpot info–
Be aware of the vote of your Representative—https://clerk.house.gov/Votes/2021293 —
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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.
Connection 5–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–
Connection 6—https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=116&session=2&vote=00140 —
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–
NYS politicians were unanimous in spending taxpayer money on the military. Democrats and Republicans acted in accord.
Leaked documents and public records reveal a troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access pipeline.——end of theintercept info–
Public/Private doesn’t bode well for local communities. The original treatment of corporations was far different from the Pyramid Scheme style of justice experienced in 2022–https://reclaimdemocracy.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/hidden_corporate_history.pdf –Today, corporations wield immense power over our government, public lands, even our schools. But this was not the intent of our country’s founders. In 1776 we declared our independence not only from British rule, but also from the corporations of England that controlled trade and extracted wealth from the U.S. (and other) colonies. Thus, in the early days of our country, we only allowed corporations to be chartered (licensed to operate) to serve explicitly as a tool to gather investment and disperse financial liability in order to provide public goods, such as construction of roads, bridges or canals.–end of recaimdemocracy info–Environmental-safety advocates seem also hidden in plain sight as a blackout about serious and ongoing protection of local communities by local-community members is ignored by both of politicians and media.https://theintercept.com/2022/01/08/pipeline-protesters-prosecutions-felony/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20Intercept%20Newsletter –When the oil company Enbridge sought to build its Line 3 pipeline through northern Minnesota, it faced opposition from Indigenous-led water protectors. The company moved to coordinate with local police as they cracked down on the resistance.–end of theintercept info–The American anomaly of “crack down” on “activists” by law enforcement needs to be explained as pertains to principles of the US Constitution.
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.carluccio/posts/4749416651807884 –All hands on deck! The decision to build a new gas plant in Newark could come as soon as Thursday! https://actionnetwork.org/…/take-action-to-stop… Please take action to stop this environmental injustice!–end of facebook info–PETITION to sign if you wish—-https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-ferc-to-stop-the-williams-pipeline-in-the-nynj-harbor?source=direct_link&&link_id=0&can_id=ce3597039a2169fe3b439406d1da29b7&email_referrer=email_1129633&email_subject=dont-let-nese-come-back-sign-and-comment
We deserve better. https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud–LEAGUE REFUSES TO “HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD”