Direction and control by hierarchy are supported by homogenizing culture into a malleable and sterile unit.
Questions can be as important as answers to establish reality about topics that most of us haven’t absorbed.
The US media is commercial with an overriding mission of selling product, not journalism.
Rape of the Earth’s resources to convince consumers they need things they never knew about or that they needed, seems inane—
Dictatorship is easier when perception is taken as reality.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 —
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.
,,,,,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.
Success is the carrot in capitalism with competition suggested as a virtue. What has this ideal created in our modern world?
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.