SUPERFLUOUS STANDARD OF VIOLENCE
We might consider, while contemplating increasing poor mental health in the USA of individuals, the inane state of capitalistic hierarchical Establishment aggression and violence in its varied forms.
HR5 has been discussed by the R&D Duopoly. The topic is parental involvement in education of children.
20 YEARS OF WEALTH TRANSFER
Apparently this is the 20th anniversary of the “War in Iraq”. Many callers to C-Span expressed belated regrets for this anomaly of a military action by the USA. Better late than never. Many people were vehement in condemnation of this ill-fated military self-indulgence in the time and place. We also remember the media frenzy over “freedom fries” and “supporting our President”. Too bad our Presidents don’t support We The People.
FRONT-ROW SEAT FOR THE PEANUT GALLERY
Some people have had a front-row seat from the peanut gallery to the financial inanity in the USA over decades. Here’s a scenario
CAPITALISTIC USE OF THE FEMININE
A remembrance of Pat Schroeder on CBS Nightly report yesterday mentioned that she was appointed to a Commission but needed to share the seat with a male associate due to her status as 1/2 a person in that time and place. Some women remember those days. We may return to them. Meanwhile too often it feels like the women who endured those places and times are expected to “just get over it”. And so a road to a return to that time is paved.
Have you heard the USSR Brezhnev joke ….From the book The Gates of Europe…..”But the Soviet economy was in no condition to accelerate anything other than rates of decline…….” ‘We were on the edge of an abyss………but since then we have made a huge step forward’……”
We need to remember reality, especially on the meaning of capital. Here are a few topics toward that end.
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?–
GENERATORS OR STADIUMS?
An important and ignored topic is the negligence from elected officials and bureaucrats toward the local community members in the USA. Some politicians seem to cater to the whims of big-money interests using the deflection of the importance of the economy. The so-called economy envisioned by these bureaucrats and elected officials seem to be limited to the transfer of the wealth of the nation from the 100% to the 1%.
DEMOCRATIZING THE ECONOMY
As long as we’re going to fixate on the economy rather than principles of our democratic Constitutional republic, we could start by democratizing the economy.
IS HEALTH POSSIBLE IN CAPITALISM?
The conversation around paid sick days for railroad workers can spark healthy discussion.
FREE MARKETS AND US AMNESIA
On this small-business Saturday, free market concepts should be important. In the USA, corporate-owned politicians have put into place laws and policies that significantly undermine local sole proprietorship in favor of chain store privilege.
DEMAND FREE MARKETS
Breathtaking is any presumption that attack on nature can be perpetrated without an accompanying attack on humanity. This is emblematic of hierarchical Establishment indoctrination that has urged humanity to identify with corporations rather than nature.
WHEN COMPETITION IS AMONG CONSUMERS
The topic of the awkward Trump tariff has roiled in one’s mind for some time, and it is mystifying that few others notice this albatross around the neck of the US public. Typically a tariff is imposed in order to balance American imports and exports to enhance exports over imports to accomplish the end of cash flowing into the USA rather than out of the USA. The US governing body duopoly of Democrats and Republicans have collaborated over years to send manufacturing and jobs overseas. And so to place a tax upon imports accomplishes nothing other than further taxing the US consumer. One has heard bureaucrats ‘splain away the Trump tariff by saying it was implemented for geo-political reasons. This charmingly snarky ‘splanation is typical of the jargon that passes for news these days. And too many of the public smiles and nods and says “oh, okay”.