Your problem isn’t books.

And why would the entrenched interests within the Republican/Democratic duopoly consider untoward methods in retaining power that insult principles of a democratic (small d) Constitutional republic?  Perhaps self-interest is a motive—–       –An effort to bar members of Congress from buying and selling stock in public companies is gaining momentum in Washington after a series of revelations that dozens of lawmakers violated financial disclosure requirements, often in ways that suggested they were profiting from advance knowledge of issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Last week, Georgia Senator John Ossoff and Arizona Senator Mark Kelly, both Democrats, introduced the Ban Congressional Stock Trading Act, a proposal that would require members of Congress and their immediate families to place any stock they own into a blind trust, making it impossible for them to trade on knowledge gained through their work on Capitol Hill.–end of openthebooks info–
Enlightening could be diverse views, even if they are broadcast on a Russian media station.  — a Bronx apartment building went on fire earlier this month, killing 17 and injuring many more, a national conversation picked up about low-income housing and tenant rights. New York City’s new mayor initially tried to blame tenants who hadn’t closed the fire door and the people whose space heater may have caused the blaze. Lee Camp takes on this story to expose the true culprit responsible for the tragedy. The corporate media and their developer friends don’t want anybody asking questions like “Why did the tenants need space heaters to stay warm in their apartments?” and “Why wasn’t the fire door up-to-code?” Those are the important questions but you need to rely on Lee Camp and independent journalists to dig into them, and the answers are shocking. Camp also looks into US Covid numbers and the Biden administration’s decision to stop asking hospitals to report statistics.Jaffer Khan joins Camp to explain how some young TikTok content creators have used an ingenious strategy to win big on the stock market. Since Congress refuses to hold its members accountable for using privileged information to invest in the stock market – a crime usually referred to as insider trading – some young investors have started to copy the stock purchases of members of Congress, and it’s working. Finally, the fossil fuel industry has copied a policy from the anti-BDS movement to suppress opposition to their inhumane business practices. Instead of attempting to clean up their act and appeal to the public’s conscience, the fossil fuel industry is pushing policies across the country that would punish people for boycotting them. Anders Lee reports on their outrageous plan.–end of leecamp view—

C-Span is a platform where everyday Americans can voice views on most topics.  —  –JANUARY 22, 2022  | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 01/22/2022

Washington Journal

Will Wright & Pastor Josh Burtram Discusses Their Podcast “Faithful Politics”

Will Wright and Pastor Josh Burtram, co-hosts of the “Faithful Politics Podcast,” discuss their show, described as being for people who “actually enjoy” discussions of politics and religion.–end of c-span info–
9:48AM–caller–paraphrase–has for years entertained himself by asking strangers whether they view others as nice, and found that most did.  The caller said he started this to counter what media told him about his fellow human beings (paraphrase).    
This is a good idea to expand understanding of other people.  Another segment on C-Span is as follows—  — JANUARY 22, 2022 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 01/22/2022

Washington Journal

Tiffany Justice and Nora Pelizzari on Book Bans

Moms for Liberty’s Tina Descovich and National Coalition Against Censorship’s Nora Pelizzari discussed efforts by some parent groups to review and possibly remove books that are considered to have controversial content.The censorship of books seem important to many parents due to influence over their children that parents seem to believe is the right of parents.  The entirety of our society has obviously been influenced and perhaps not for the better, but surely not due to books.  Why is the focus on books rather than advertising, media entertainment, and outright corporate control of the information instilled into children in so many ways?As to our system of education that is occupied by capitalistic ideals, one would say the need to employee both moms and dads to corporate service while the government takes over the education of children is a matter for discussion.  This doesn’t feel pro-family.For millions of the electorate who recognized the turpitude of Establishment Democrats and Republicans, in 2020 Bernie Sanders was the obvious choice—-  –Why is this happening? Why, despite the horrendous Republican record, are Democrats losing support among Latinosyoung people and African Americans? How does it happen that a party that is supposed to stand for working families was rejected by over 75% of White voters without college degrees in the most recent gubernatorial race in Virginia?Democrats cannot ignore these realities and continue traveling down a failed road which will only lead to disaster.–end of portside info–
From the view of another non-duopoly leader—–     –President Joe Biden broke the record for the longest presidential press conference ever – going nearly two hours fielding question after question. He stood that long to prove his stamina and dispel bigoted charges of ageism.How did he do by his own standards?–end of nader info–
How can the Republican/Democratic duopoly buy ads on media to indoctrinate so many in the electorate to vote for the candidates who are influenced by big-money interests over consideration for Oaths of Office?—–   —

‘Time for Citizens United to Go’: US Oligarchs Poured $1.2 Billion Into 2020 Elections

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It is only recently that a vocal so-called voter rights group have calibrated away from a campaign of begging big-money interests to support voter rights.  The indoctrination that big-money interests control individual voter rights is indicative of a dictatorship similar to the Former USSR.  Inability to think through this indoctrination is telling.
It’s okay to open minds away from capitalistic hierarchical Establishment indoctrination—-        –Jan. 13 Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation, Ms. Magazine
Jan. 16 Martin Luther King’s 1950’s ‘Advice for Living’ EBONY Column Parallels Black American Challenges Then and Now, EBONY Magazine
Jan. 20 Is Violence the Last Gasp of the Patriarchy?Ms. Magazine–end of ERA info–

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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!
Along with Climate Change, many people oppose the imperialism of the USA under control of the Republican/Democratic duopoly.  Use of the wealth of our nation should be to enhance quality of life for We The People rather than for imperialism.  Some people vote accordingly.I———————–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. 
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