Tag: life

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

PEOPLE FLEEING CAPITALISM

C-Span hosted a discussion about immigrants at the Southern Border, and within these discussions one will hear the phrase “people fleeing communism”.   As one who recognizes communism and capitalism to be opposite sides of the coin of hierarchical privilege, we could look at both sides of this topic.  Otherwise indoctrination seems to be the point.

https://popularresistance.org/decolonizing-the-mind/       –Yet anyone who questions the monarchy’s role as part of the western axis of domination is rarely given access to media, making it difficult to be free of propaganda that is used to elicit fealty to monarchs, presidents and the people and institutions who empower them. From childhood we are taught that invaders of other nations, enslavers, and colonizers are worthy of respect and admiration. Centuries of criminality are passed off as benign and we are admonished to remember that the criminals in question were “products of their time” and are to be thought of with fond reverence.

–end of popularresistance ifo–

From popularreistance  —  https://popularresistance.org/sanctions-wont-stop-latin-american-leaders-from-dialoguing-with-us-workers/   —

Participants in the activity include movement leaders from labor and tenant unions, progressive and religious organizations, intellectuals, and native New Yorkers who are looking to learn from leaders in socialist nations. 

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From popularresistance info–https://popularresistance.org/a-socialist-take-on-the-womens-march-convention/   —  The form of “intersectionality” promoted by non-profits conveniently forgets that we live in a capitalist system that profits from all forms of oppression. While rhetorically they claim to unite our struggles, in reality they’ve kept these struggles separate in the streets; the unity of our struggles is manifested for them at the polls and in the Democratic Party.

A feminism that wants to grasp our problems at the root should understand that all systems of oppression are currently inscribed within capitalism — and capitalism is a system that profits from all of our oppression. It’s a system that can only run due to the exploitation of workers — with the most exploited sectors being workers who are Black, Brown, and from the global South — for the profit of the very few.

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From popularesistance  —  https://popularresistance.org/mining-mafias-ruin-livelihoods-of-farmers-and-pastorals-spread-terror/   –Hence as much of the mining involves illegality, criminals and gangsters have come to the fore, earning millions in a short time and securing the collusion of politicians and police as well. –end of popularresistance info–

From earthjustice  —  https://earthjustice.org/features/nepa?utm_source=crm&utm_medium=email&utm_term=newsletter&utm_campaign=220918_ForTheRecord_September2022&utm_content=ReadMore&curation=newsletter&emci=4848454d-b633-ed11-ae83-281878b83d8a&emdi=14c3d1e8-5937-ed11-ae83-281878b83d8a&ceid=1816532  –But backroom negotiations involving Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia could gut NEPA on behalf of oil and gas companies that find community voice inconvenient. The “dirty permitting side-deal” would allow industry to fast-track fossil fuel projects while sidelining communities, producing more pollution, and ignoring the reality of the climate crisis.

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A railroad strike would promote an immediate spike in inflation.  Here’s a thought…..reports recently suggest the social security COLA won’t be as respectable as was once assumed because “inflation is moderating”.  One has always been a bit ambivalent about unions because they seem to be another set-up for just another hierarchical cronyism.  If we really supported a free market, unions would be irrelevant.  All of these details aren’t lost on politicians, industry and union leaders.  A cynical person might believe the darling railroad-strike aversion put into place in the last hours, was kicking the can down the road long enough to sneak through a lower COLA for social security for elder Americans.

https://mronline.org/2022/09/17/while-rail-unions-meet-with-biden-to-avert-strike-500-railroaders-attend-meeting-to-organize-rank-and-file-opposition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=while-rail-unions-meet-with-biden-to-avert-strike-500-railroaders-attend-meeting-to-organize-rank-and-file-opposition&mc_cid=e724f61cb4&mc_eid=2833cdb99b    —The White House was determined to reach a deal before the deadline to spare congressional Democrats the optics of passing legislation to try to crush a strike only weeks before critical midterm elections.

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Indoctrination begins very early in life.

From Ralph Nader—https://mailchi.mp/nader/liberating-tweens-from-corporate-tentacles-5o9o9d3keo?e=cfd1bea9b5  —

In recent decades, the open floodgates of direct marketing of anything and everything to kids has become a half-trillion-dollar annual business. Every mode of seduction, manufactured peer group pressure and minute psychological profiling is delivered by highly-paid promoters, packagers and influencers.

Claire has long believed that if you have low expectations for Tweens, they will oblige you, but if you have high expectations, they will surprise you. Her book offers suggestions that encourage communing with nature, enrich family discussions, appreciate the wisdom of the ancients, and to use proverbs to extend the ability of children to concentrate.

To obtain You Are Your Own Best Teacher! go to inspiringtweens.com. It makes an important gift, for Tweens, parents and local libraries

.–end of ralphnader info–CLAIRE NADER is a political scientist and author recognized for her work on the impact of science on society.

PETITION to sign if you wish   —    https://civicshout.com/p/overturn-citizens-united-and-pass-the-disclose-act?link_id=2&can_id=193d62b237484a25dee2367907a4dd04&source=email-petition-overturn-citizens-united-7&email_referrer=email_1667285&email_subject=petition-overturn-citizens-united                       —NO ONE should have an outsized say in our democracy due to the size of their wallet – and political spending should be transparent.

  That is why I'm calling on Congress to pass the DISCLOSE Act -- and also to overturn the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision – to fight back against this country's Big Money problem. read more

MAGIC OF INFLATION

C-Span asked the question this morning, “can the government get inflation under control”.   A better question could be the reason the Trump Administration began the trajectory of snow-balling inflation.  read more

MEANINGLESS WORK

Everyone gets to decide for themselves if activities filling their day have meaning.  This is an interesting topic and possibly not considered enough by many of us.  Awareness seems a component and slowing down may be one technique toward that end.

Another reason I love NYS—-https://bcpeaceaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/war-merchant-resistors-flyer-local.pdf        –September 9th at 11 AM Join Broome County Veterans for Peace and other peace groups to expose Lockheed Martin & BAE SystemsWeapons System

 Workers Demand Life-improving Jobs. There is No Dignity in War Work!

–end of bcpeaceaction info—–The Southern Tier of NYS has been a hotbed of citizen responsibility; often in spite of politicians and bureaucrats.  

From nativeorganizing.org —PETITIONS to sign if you wish  — 

These two pieces of legislation would advance the Tribal management of public lands and improve the protection of sacred and cultural sites. They are set to go into a congressional committee hearing this month.<link href=’https://actionnetwork.org/css/style-embed-v3.css’ rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’ /><script —

Protect sacred places and our cultural ways of life.
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The carousel of absurdity includes governmental negligence in ignoring the plight of US citizens such as exist in Jackson, Mississippi while so-called protecting democracy in Ukraine, and pro-capitalist D&R duopoly promotion of imperialism against local communities in foreign nations.  To begin to raise voices against this tyranny, one may sign the petitions below, if one is so inclined—–

From RAN.org  —  The Consumer Goods Forum exists to help corporations like Procter & Gamble, Mondelēz and Nestlé reduce their negative environmental and human rights impacts. Sounds good, right?

What’s not good is when the Consumer Goods Forum turns a blind eye to corporate members who engage in violence against Indigenous peoples. We plan to corner the Consumer Goods Forum at NYC Climate Week later this month and demand accountability for violence against Indigenous peoples — please lend us your signature.

Consumer Goods Forum member Asia Pulp and Paper has used physical violence, intimidation and food crop destruction to displace several Indigenous and traditional communities like the Sakai People and Lubuk Mandarsah from their land  in Indonesia. This company has one of the worst human rights track records.

When we told the Consumer Goods Forum about Asia Pulp and Paper’s acts of violence, they ignored us — help us shout it this time.

It’s simply inexcusable for the Consumer Goods Forum to allow its members to use the forum in bad faith, as a way to greenwash serious environmental and human rights violations.

Help us demand at NYC Climate Week that the Consumer Goods Forum adopt a policy of zero-tolerance toward corporate members who use violence.—end of RAN.org info—

From gatewaygreens—–https://mailchi.mp/6ba354a3a4d1/green-party-of-st-louis-meeting-wed-april-19-2017-recent-and-future-elections-6160777?e=d624642c9f   —


Webinar at 7:30 pm CT, Wed, Sept 14, 2022
Please take a look at the Green Social Thought website: http://www.greensocialthought.org/

Its focus is: “Produce less. Distribute it fairly. Create a greener world for all   read more

SO MUCH TO LEARN


To remain locked within a box of indoctrination is simply too boring and a waste of a perfectly good life.  What can I learn from others? read more

WHY IS LIFE EXPECTANCY DROPPING?

In a nation where the life expectancy continues to drop and water is unavailable to growing numbers of people, we might question funding of foreign wars that seems beneficial to American oligarchs but at the cost of US citizens. read more

OCCUPY YOUR LIFE


Democracy means each individual respect their own life, and says so. read more

ESTABLISHMENT WAGONS HITCHED TO COMMUNITY STARS

Hierarchical Establishment types may have begun to notice the success when locally-supportive people work plans for lifestyle that are logical, effective, and fair.  Sensible would be a change away from the depravity of capitalistic process toward more people-friendly systems.  Instead it feels like Establishment is attempting to hitch their wagon to the stars of local community.  read more

SERIOUS ABOUT NATURAL RIGHTS

If manufacturing and industry is the goal, we’re possibly on the right track.  If the goal is viable life on Earth, a few changes are in order.  Natural rights encompass people and nature, because we are of The Creator, in whatever way each imagines Her/Him, It, or Cause-And-Effect. read more

DILEMMA

Liz Cheney has acted as a supporter of democracy to an extent that caused personal harm to her, and she is anti-Choice and possibly pro-capitalist.  This seems to imply that a politician who is probably pro-capitalist, has valued democracy over hierarchical privilege. read more

THE ECONOMY, STUPID?

Biden ‘splains “core inflation” to America, in which the inflation rate is 0%, considering the price of somethings went up while the price of other things went down.  For example, cheaper are diamonds, yachts, foreign boarding schools, and high-end vehicles.  Unfortunately food, gasoline, day care, housing, health care  and family vehicles are priced out of availability for the average consumer.   (This isn’t necessarily a quote but more nearly a paraphrase dripping with sarcasm…and yes the use of sarcasm implies derision) read more

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. read more

EARTH BECOMES FLATTER

In a system of competitive capitalism, to slow down is anathema, but what if that is the way to understand life— read more

CHOICE


The reason the following is the dismal state of governance in the USA is best explained by understanding this follows the model of dictatorship as profiting capitalists who are in the ascendancy in what is best defined as fascism, in one person’s view.  Discuss this with your Representatives of The People, if you wish.  The topic could be about diminishing choice for We The People.

https://twitter.com/AndrewYang/status/1544334661416996864   –31 flavors of ice cream, hundreds of tv channels, 330 million people, 2 political parties.

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A reason some people support 3rd-Party participation in political campaigns is that both of the duopoly Democratic and Republican are mouthpieces for capitalistic hierarchical Establishment and with Citizens United it can be mentioned that money is more of a motivating factor to these political corporations than is policy.   

https://portside.org/2022-07-05/senate-urged-block-bidens-pro-privatization-nominee-social-security-board?utm_source=portside-general&utm_medium=email    ———

Defenders of Social Security on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to block President Joe Biden’s little-noticed nomination of Andrew Biggs—an American Enterprise Institute senior fellow with a history of supporting Social Security privatization—to serve on the independent and bipartisan Social Security Advisory Board.–end of portside info–

Appearances suggest money has been the motivating factor for each of the political corporate participants.  –https://moguldom.com/298458/cornel-west-takes-off-on-jim-clyburn-for-being-owned-and-pimped-by-big-pharma-industry/

Toward the end of this discussion you can read about the censorship that seems apparent from political Parties that have taken control of Presidential debates from The League of Women Voters that in the past provided diversity.  Not only is censorship a problem kept in place by efforts of the R&D duopoly, but ballot access is also nearly impossible for many 3rd-Party candidates.    

https://peoplesparty.org/were-suing-florida-for-ballot-access/ –The Democrats and Republicans together have hurled this country into crushing inflation, mass homelessness, endless war, and growing authoritarianism. Every American has the right to vote against the establishment parties and for third party candidates who don’t answer to their billionaire donors. But in state after state, the increasingly unpopular corporate parties are trying to entrench their advantage with laws meant to suppress third parties and deny millions of Americans the right to vote for them.

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From Gatewaygreens, we are buoyed by vision that is simply unavailable anywhere else, in one person’s view, as pertains to political Parties  —  https://mailchi.mp/0c71123ff7bc/green-party-of-st-louis-meeting-wed-april-19-2017-recent-and-future-elections-6096781?e=d624642c9f–

The Digital World’s Real World Impact on the Environment  read more