DICTATORSHIP OR DEMOCRACY?
Some people have pointed out that “we are not a democracy”, we are a Constitutional republic. Neither are we a dictatorship, but our Constitutional republic feels currently to function as a dictatorship based on bribes.
SUPPRESSION OR EXHIBITION?
Puritanical America is functioning predictably. Sexual preoccupation seems mirrored in political characteristics as one watches a reclusive Biden who says he won’t debate and hasn’t been accessible to questions directly from the general public who is expected according to dictation from the Democratic/Republican duopoly, to run against an exhibitionist-style Trump on the topic of campaigning. Suggestive is the same exhibition/repression as applies, for example, to Trans matters.
CODIFY NATURAL RIGHTS
Do we have to say it? Codify natural rights.
Have we spent too much energy on economic interests and not enough on natural rights and the application in a democratic Constitutional Republic? — https://billofrightsinstitute.org/resources/principles-and-virtues –Drawn from an examination of human nature, these principles and virtues shape the American republic with ordered liberty and help form the conscience of the nation. Together, the principles and virtues bind a diverse, self-governing people together in communities and promote a healthy civil society. The continuation of the American experiment in self-government requires we know and understand these principles and practice these virtues.
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The need to codify natural rights seem to follow growing violations of natural rights by some.
Just a thought….conflict of interest is often predicated on greed and power.
We can consider different ways to view life. — https://thenaturalhistorymuseum.org/events/unfence-the-future/?link_id=0&can_id=193d62b237484a25dee2367907a4dd04&source=email-unfence-the-future-taking-down-fortress-conservation-and-its-enduring-legacy&email_referrer=email_1857901&email_subject=unfence-the-future-taking-down-fortress-conservation-and-its-enduring-legacy –In the history of conservation, the logic of fencing was institutionalized in what critics call “fortress conservation,” a project of drawing boundaries between designated wilderness areas and their outsides, expelling perceived threats to ecological balance–from Indigenous Peoples, to predator species. In the process, habitats have been fragmented, and lifeworlds devastated.WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
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C-Span hosted a discussion this morning about HR5, and a caller spoke of codifying parental rights. Some people see parental rights as a natural right associated with liberty, to the same extent that some people hold as a natural right a woman’s control of her own body.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”…preamble to the US Constitution
That codification of actions of personal liberty seems to be the response to violations of human rights and natural rights. The rights of children should be protected unassociated with political ideology.
Kelisa Wing is free to write books transparently expressing her thoughts, if she wishes. Use of a taxpayer-funded position in promoting her personal work is the topic for question. Would an educator sincere in intentions to ensure honesty in history curriculum use her position to self-promote? Capitalistic hierarchical Establishment has accomplished too well it’s apparent intention of superimposing capitalism in place of democracy. They are not the same and may be contradictory to each other.https://openthebooks.substack.com/p/military-stonewalling-on-controversial –However, we filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain her contract, salary, job description, and any conflict-of-interest paperwork she’d completed. The government produced a heavily redacted offer letter and job description. For example, the agency even redacted her name from the offer letter out of “privacy.”
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The good points articulated by Ms. Wing are shadowed by conflict of interest. But then the entire political body at this point is pretty much tainted by the corruption buoyed by Citizens United.
Teaching of the basics such as reading, writing, and rithmatic (sic) is actually less glorious but more useful in permitting each individual to learn how to think rather than what to think. This gives the tools to support personal journeys.
By the way, to partner with the Pentagon hearkens back to the notion of strange bedfellows. If you want to be taken seriously on the topic of human and natural rights……..
The work of authority should be to ensure barriers are removed on that journey for everyone, not just for some.
A governmental response would be to guard against violation of human rights and environmental rights, for a start.
The standard by which we measure ourselves needn’t be patriarchal. — https://mronline.org/2023/03/24/you-strike-the-women-you-strike-the-rock-you-will-be-crushed-the-twelfth-newsletter-2023/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=you-strike-the-women-you-strike-the-rock-you-will-be-crushed-the-twelfth-newsletter-2023&mc_cid=30b53ca844&mc_eid=2833cdb99b — Within hours, Western governments and central banks secured billions of dollars to bail out the financial system. This crisis could not be allowed to escalate.
Other serious developments in the world might be called a crisis, but they do not elicit the kind of urgent response undertaken by Western governments to shore up their banking system. Three years ago, Oxfam released a report that found that the ‘world’s 22 richest men have more wealth than all the women in Africa’.–end of mronline info–
War crimes happen in military actions. —
https://popularresistance.org/20-years-after-iraq-corporate-media-defends-us-war-crimes/ –United States troops began the invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003 under the direction of president George W. Bush. The death toll estimates for Iraqi civilians vary between 275,000 and 654,000 as a direct result of warfare, with one study estimating as many as 1 million deaths . If even the lowest figure is correct, the U.S. committed a horrific war crime, a deliberate attack on a civilian population.
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From Remaloeb and included in appreciation for acknowledgement of real value. — https://www.facebook.com/rema.loeb/posts/pfbid02k3tCCwffHJZrvtFop2iDdW1twkN3Rjf9VbHqrwR9ZayeV1tUWWtCSJFpasDty8cMl —
These trees are the oldest living thing on earth. The information that scientists learned from studying them led to adjustment of carbon dating procedures. –end of tweet —
From gatewaygreens — https://mailchi.mp/730ddc72bab7/green-party-of-st-louis-meeting-wed-april-19-2017-recent-and-future-elections-6231429?e=d624642c9f —
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ADS AS EDUCATION
C-Span hosted Fairplay guest Josh Golin. Mr. Golin expressed interest in supporting online use by children that is free of advertising (paraphrase).
COMPLIANCE TO A RIGGED SYSTEM REQUIRED
One listened to portions of the US Conference of Mayors discussion as aired on C-Span
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?
WHAT THEY DO, NOT WHAT THEY SAY
Does anyone believe the Establishment-imposed sanctions by elite US politicians do harm to any other than poor people? This includes the poor people of the USA as sanctions circle back onto the US public byway of high fuel prices and especially byway of, for example, the Trump tariff that was sold as an imposition upon China but is in FACT a tax on products manufactured outside of the USA and sold to the US public, when manufacturing has been outlawed in the USA by bad trade agreements inflicted by politicians at the behest of their corporate campaign donors promoted by Citizens United. The collaboration center for negotiation of such laws as have imposed inflation (price gouging) on the US public, may be found at www.alec.org.
VOTE FOR PEACE
The rhetoric from Establishment is often to pray for peace. Would we be more in tune with reality to vote for peace?
A DEVELOPED COUNTRY
Would a developed country actually have such chaos as does the USA?
SHIP OF FOOLS
To provide relief to targets of predatory debt and educational institutions, mirrors similar approaches by government to the disease-care industry. In both scenarios the middleman is protected at the expense of the targets and byway of politicians bought into public “service” via Citizens United who are deft at maintaining the structure which is capitalistic hierarchical Establishment that in another place and time could be called dictatorship, and that has little to do with free market principles.
WHEN RHETORIC BECOMES OBVIOUS
C-Span touched on several topics today, one being welfare as we know it. Hierarchical rhetoric is taking on a tediously nonsensical tone, some people think.
CLIMATE CHANGE AND CHOICE
Disingenuous Conservatives who hypocritically attack Choice which is an innate human right of women as apparent by biology from The Creator (you can’t challenge FACTS) would better build a society that enhances the life of women and children, if said Conservatives wish to cut down on abortions, rather than forcing women through a filter of patriarchal control that implies human rights violations, with said violations based on the mechanics as preordained by The Creator.
LANGUAGE CAN ENTRAP…CONSIDER CHOICE
Conservatives are proposing a society that supports pregnant women to replace Choice. The concept feels like another distraction away from cultural recognition of the humanity of women. Intrinsic control of one’s own body is a human right of women as much as for men. This control is of The Creator in whatever way each understands He/She/Cause-and-Effect. This human right by women can be wielded surrepticiously or in dignified privacy.
SAD STATE OF DEMOCRACY
As one who thought Kaepernick was a hero before it became a fad, this will happily be retweeted. Is it inappropriate to say the following about this fad?—
It’s like oligarchs bear no responsibility in a society called open, where the 1% can “pocket $1.1 billion” and then express disdain for the “closed society” of other nations.