Is it a dictatorship, when transparency to the public is challenged and laws are enacted to benefit the elite while the majority of the public are used to that end?
We need to remember reality, especially on the meaning of capital. Here are a few topics toward that end.
On a MSM Team Red/Blue “show” last night, one heard a “reporter” announce that among “democracies”, the USA was a baby. Not having verified but remembering info from years ago, it seems the USA has the oldest continuous government in the world. This is to the benefit of the USA, if only politicians and bureaucrats could act accordingly.
While monopolies are ignored and price gouging has become a way of life under capitalism, workers are subjected to restraint, scrutiny, and exploitation compatible with hierarchical predatory behavior of big business and corporations. Non-compete agreements are only one example.
Unless we can speak FACTually rather than according to Establishment talking points, reality will allude us.
One believes the following book by Tolstoy was banned in Russia. Oligarchs (those who steer public opinion for personal promotion) are similar.
Most of us are informed, largely byway of media, of the standard to be followed. What if the standard is questionable?
That the phrase treehugger originated byway of followers of Hindu and possibly again byway of followers of Buddhism come as no surprise.
On involvement in Ukraine, US leaders have warned the US public that pain could be felt at home. How is this supportive of the USA and We The People?…..And to what end?–
Bait-and-switch may be a reason some people have labeled as war crimes (remembering that war crime is an oxymoron) Russian targeting of civilian infrastructure in Ukraine that denies to local community members the civil and human right of the dignity of a functional energy grid while accepting a dysfunctional US energy grid by labeling this as free enterprise.
A reason some people trust the Green Party is the ability and willingness to discuss differences of opinion on topics crucial to our political system and our foreign affairs.
Some people recognize Trump for the deflection that has been his use by the Democratic/Republican duopoly. Meanwhile the real issues that impact the lives of the public go unaddressed.
One has immersed oneself in study of historical Christianity due to ignorance on the topic, and wishing to enlighten oneself. The reason is that one seems to live in what is tending toward a Christian theocracy. The take away from historical reading including said info being straight as possible from the horses’ mouths (Josephus and such) supports the following personal views—
Use of the word “forgets” (link below) is extremely diplomatic. Real intellectual gymnastics are needed to ignore NATO intrusion onto the borders of Russia. At the same time one condemns the Russian invasion into Ukraine, childish trust is required to overlook the same from NATO toward Russian security.