The label of American can be used to include many more people than those residing in the USA, but to use this definition to exclude US citizens seems interesting.
Mitch McConnell needs to define his notion of “American” for us—-
https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1484011826358759427 –For anyone who wants the clip. Here it is. Minority Leader McConnell says the quiet part out loud. twitter.com/pabloreports/s…–end of twitter info–
McConnell, if indeed he spoke these words and they weren’t dubbed in, expresses the privilege of patriarchy that they are the prototype of an American.
And speaking of Americans—–https://twitter.com/LakotaMan1/status/1483545587043606532 –The stories and history I share with you are not meant to elicit guilt or shame or even sympathy from anyone. I share Native history because it’s U.S. history, and it’s evidently so shocking and abhorrent, to some people (Republicans) — they are pretending — it never happened.–end of twitteer info–
America — which prides itself on its ostensible religious freedoms, ball and chained this Lakota wicasa wakan (holy man) in 1880 — for practicing his spirituality.–end of twitter info–
Unless everyone is free, nobody is free.
Not sure whether one wished to share a philosophical governance discussion that would be received by too many Americans as another tiresome argument about the USA vs. Russian systems, the above links tipped the scale toward sharing in a nation that apparently is weak on diversity tolerance—–https://socialistproject.ca/2022/01/lenins-socialism-from-the-perspective-of-the-future/#more –Most scholars agree that Soviet development has to be cut up into different periods based on economic-political criteria. The three periods following the October Revolution were the following: “market economy” that characterized the period until spring-summer 1918, the war communism of 1918–1920, and the “state capitalism” of the New Economic Policy (NEP) from March 1921 onward. These periods shaped Lenin’s thought. At this point we need a short digression on the history of socialist history.–end of socialistporject info–
Since it is human to fear what we don’t understand, we could attempt understanding.
One would prefer to expand on principles of the US Constitution rather than to embrace as “our system”, any of communism, capitalism, or socialism. In FACT, as one understands it, which understanding may be limited, the origin of ideas for our US Constitution comes to a large degree from Indigenous Americans.
https://www.pbs.org/native-america/blogs/native-voices/how-the-iroquois-great-law-of-peace-shaped-us-democracy/ –The Iroquois Confederacy, founded by the Great Peacemaker in 11421, is the oldest living participatory democracy on earth2. In 1988, the U.S. Senate paid tribute with a resolution3 that said, “The confederation of the original 13 colonies into one republic was inﬂuenced by the political system developed by the Iroquois Confederacy, as were many of the democratic principles which were incorporated into the constitution itself.”–end of pbs info–
As one understands, both the US Constitution and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy are focused on a social order rather than economic hierarchy. Since so many so-called Americans erroneously see government as being run like a business, the topic of socialism, capitalism, and communism may be relevant within our limited consideration of who we are. A more perfect union seems to have been abandoned for cash.
And so, to interject another economic model such as discussed in the socialistproject seems timely.
Again, one prefers expanding on principles of the US Constitution. First we could ask our so-called leaders to define the labels they attach to US citizens.
Received from lakotalaw—-On Aug. 26, 1963, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. As you know, his powerful oratory laid out a vision of unification, calling for civil and economic rights and an end to racism. And yet, we still have a long way to go before his dream can become a reality.On Monday, as we celebrated Martin Luther King Day, the Lakota People’s Law Project joined the Indigenous Peoples Movement (IPM) and Warrior Women Project to host an online panel discussion titled “Are We Fulfilling the Dream?” You can find the entire roundtable on our social channels, and we’ve also cut together a shorter video with some highlights for you here. –As a mixed-race Black and Yamassee woman, I’m proud to work not only for Lakota Law but also for my tribe as its Cultural and Government Liaison. I am also an IPM coalition member, and as such, I’m embedded every day in the movements for Indigenous sovereignty and Black liberation.Sadly, many in this land are still working overtime to protect and propagate systemic exploitation. Just yesterday, the U.S. Senate met to debate a pair of voting rights bills — the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act — which would implement voting protections especially helpful to People of Color. But conservative lawmakers are refusing to support these bills, leading to calls among liberals for filibuster reform so that a simple majority could pass them. Indeed, the filibuster is an antidemocratic institution; at a minimum it should be partially set aside to allow civil rights legislation, such as voting rights bills, to be passed by simple majority. At this critical moment, we can’t lose more ground in our battle for equity and justice. If we don’t stand for democracy now, we may never have the chance again. If you haven’t yet done so, you can use Lakota Law’s Action Center to write to your senators and tell them to safeguard the future of our democracy by reforming the filibuster and passing both voting rights bills! Please watch and share our discussion, and take action to create a more inclusive future. We can still fulfill the dream shared by MLK and John Lewis. We can let freedom ring from every mountainside. But we must act as one for the benefit of all.
Shonabish — thank you for standing for justice and equality!
Social Media Coordinator
Lakota People’s Law Project–end of lakotalaw info–
How does one differentiate seditionists? Perhaps by who makes campaign contributions, one asks—- https://www.nationofchange.org/2022/01/19/corporate-seditionists-are-no-better-than-the-seditionists-who-attacked-the-capitol/ –A report published last week by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington shows that over the past year, 717 companies and industry groups have donated more than $18m to 143 of those seditious lawmakers. Businesses that pledged to stop or pause their donations have given nearly $2.4m directly to their campaigns or political action committees.But there’s a deeper issue here. The whole question of whether corporations do or don’t bankroll the seditionist caucus is a distraction from a more basic problem.The tsunami of money now flowing from corporations into the swamp of American politics is larger than ever. And this money—bankrolling almost all politicians and financing attacks on their opponents—is undermining American democracy as much as did the 147 seditionist members of Congress. Maybe more.–end of nationofchange info–
These characters as descrived in the following link were placed into positions of power by voters—-https://www.ecowatch.com/florida-senators-anti-solar-bill.html –Sunshine State senators on Tuesday advanced a utility-backed bill to restrict residents’ ability to install solar panels on their homes.
The bill, which would alter net metering rates so as to make installing solar panels less financially viable for Florida residents, is backed by Florida Power & Light (which wants to own all solar generation) and is sponsored by Republican State Sen. Jennifer Bradley (who received $10,000 PAC contribution from FPL’s parent company a month before she filed a bill nearly identical to text given to her by an FPL lobbyist).–end of ecowatch info–
If laws can be passed that undermine human rights and environmental rights for profiteering, laws can be passed to support environmental rights and human rights. Another reason I love NYS——https://www.ecowatch.com/sustainable-fashion-law-new-york.html –“As a global fashion and business capital of the world, New York State has a moral responsibility to serve as a leader in mitigating the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry,” said State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, co-sponsor of the bill. Biaggi also noted that the law would make the state a leader in holding the fashion industry accountable and that the law would prioritize “labor, human rights, and environmental protections.”–end of ecowatch info–
America’s Lawyer makes the point that, although Reagan officiated the jailing of 800 individuals in the S&L scam, little has been done similar. He opines this has less to do with the questionable AG process than about censorship on crimes by the politically-influenced-corporate-owned MSM—-Listen in for yourself to reports that are documented, according to America’s Lawyer. At the least, you can receive fodder for your personal searches to ensure veracity. A Free Press should provide this research, but short of that…..https://www.rt.com/shows/americas-lawyer/
We deserve better. https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud–LEAGUE REFUSES TO “HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD”