Tag: freedom

INFLATION = PRICE GOUGING

The worry of inflation would feel more easily handled if it was addressed as price gouging or monopoly, for which laws are in place.  When it is labeled as inflation, the predatory behavior can be hidden behind the curtain of the wizard.  This is one reason one is charmed by the adorable presumption as discussed on C-Span this week, that ubiquitous monitoring of the US public for anxiety should become commonplace.  A better policy would be for competent governance that doesn’t undermine Americans and contribute to anxiety. read more

NATURAL CULTURE RIGHTS

Direction and control by hierarchy are supported by homogenizing culture into a malleable and sterile unit.  read more

STORIES THEY TELL US

Questions can be as important as answers to establish reality about topics that most of us haven’t absorbed. read more

CHOOSE PEACE


The US media is commercial with an overriding mission of selling product, not journalism.  read more

FREEDOM FROM THE ADMAN

Rape of the Earth’s resources to convince consumers they need things they never knew about or that they needed, seems inane— read more

PERCEPTION DEVOID OF REALITY

Dictatorship is easier when perception is taken as reality. read more

DEFINE WEIRD

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. read more

FREEDOM AND SAFETY


If one may use artistic license, it seems to be an especially Trumpian-style of hubris in the phrase “it takes a good man with a gun to stop a bad man with a gun”.  First we need to recognize the “good man”.  Would that be one who attracts admiration by denigrating women and talking about grabbing them?  Next one must accept the premise that “good men with guns” aren’t as frightened of “bad men with guns” as may be, for example, 10-year-old girls. read more

DEFINE HEALTH

Definitions are vital, or we don’t know what we’re talking about.  Discussion about health may be laughable as for example, disease perpetuation for profit is labeled health care.  Who needs censorship when double talk will do? read more

EST. CHAUVINISM

Similar to the history of Jesus, the Establishment interpretation of the ideas of The Founders are quite different from what can be understood by reading their words.  Not only The Founders had a diverse and sophisticated view of government, but also what in 2022 could be called “influencers” also could be eye-opening.  For example, having heard but never read the ideas of Thomas Paine, who is said to have influenced views for liberty, to read his ideas is fascinating and heartening.   read more

PERSPECTIVE IS THE SUNSHINE

First, universal perspective

https://twitter.com/ThornCoyle/status/1502660476202741761    –When you meet the Buddha on the road, scratch its little head.—end of twitter info–
From popularresistance info–https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/152k2cy4yo?e=1b0a9c0541     — read more

STRIVING FOR FREEDOM

The USA has presumed capitalism as “our system”, rather than regard for principles of a democratic (small d) Constitutional republic.  Capitalism has a goal of profit.  Profit in the USA means money.  People who have no money and are attempting survival under capitalism do not have freedom. read more

DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE GIANT SUCKING SOUND?

,,,,,or who was Ross Perot.  But before we get to that, we would do well to remember that where we were in 1992, was far different from where we are in 2022.  The politicians who had been in power in between have much to answer for.  The deepest tragedy is that youngsters of 2022 don’t know they live in a far different world as pertains to economic opportunity and in FACT freedom and liberty.  For those who remember, the difference is dismal.  Even counting in the inflation of bygone days, anyone with any self-motivation was able to secure with dignity, a respectable lifestyle.  In 2022, that is much harder. read more

SAD SUCCESS

Success is the carrot in capitalism with competition suggested as a virtue.  What has this ideal created in our modern world? read more

WHO ENACTS DEMOCRACY?


If democracy is backsliding in the USA as is reported, a reason may be the hierarchical indoctrination of We The People into compliance to authority.  We are repeatedly reminded that the USA “isn’t a democracy”, we are a Constitutional republic.  Of interest is the FACT that governments don’t do democracy, people do democracy, as heard on a Bill Moyers conversation.  Our public educational system has been tortured into a training to be compliant consumers and economic units in a system that panders to the 1%.  This seems tyrannical. read more