YIN AND YANG = BALANCE
Some people see value in each of patriarchy and matriarchy when they are in balance and cooperative. Currently and over many centuries, the globe has experienced wildly out-of-balance patriarchy. We can envision better. —
HARM OF CHAUVINISM
American chauvinism that chooses to define the world according to US views seems self-indulgence.
C-Span hosted CSIS Keith Jones this morning on the topic of a diminishing military capability for the USA. An inability to find this on C-Span, the name may be wrong, but one believes it is correct. The CSIS rep discussed military readiness of the USA. He shared that our military equipment is depleted. He went on to worry on air that the Abrams tanks wouldn’t be available to Ukraine immediately, that will be sent by the USA. And then he said that the time frame by which Ukraine would receive the Abrams tanks may
Some people recognize Trump for the deflection that has been his use by the Democratic/Republican duopoly. Meanwhile the real issues that impact the lives of the public go unaddressed.
When the Republican branch of the duopoly are in power they investigate the Democratic branch of the duopoly and vice versa. This is an excellent bi-partisan deflection that keeps in power our 2-Party system and the oligarchy behind it. Meanwhile local-community members around the globe and including the USA are warned we “must sacrifice”
At least questions are being raised. Some of the public are noticing that something fishy is going on.
WHEN TECHNOLOGY WORKS
C-Span isn’t coming in this weekend, as it often reacts when there is a heavy cloud cover. The less technologically-touchy NPR, however, is coming in just fine. All the technology required is to plug the radio into the wall, if our local grid is still functioning. Advertising has ignored the FACT that the more complicated the technology, the less dependable it is. And so do our industry-purchased politicians so ignore. But the money is nice.
WHEN STATE RUNS NEWS
As a 70’s Feminist, skepticism would be the attitude with which to hear the views of an Iranian Ayatollah. But to understand how others view the USA only seems intellectually honest.
OLIGARCHS vs HUMANITY
US incursions around the globe are explained by saying it is “spreading democracy around the world”. Which nation in the last 50 years subjected to US benevolence by military action, is better off? In FACT, the USA is not better off and in FACT has incredible problems that need attention yesterday. These problems are ignored by US oligarchs/politicians. And why are oligarchs and politicians so often one and the same?
Hyperbole is typical in a political campaign but should have become undignified in a leader by the time political office has been reached.
Indoctrination seems to be an ability to pretend to what can be obvious isn’t. This works best, it seems, during group think. Apparently it is soothing to agree with others, even if that requires delusion.
A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME
When government is run like a business the predictable result on a continuum is organized crime or fascism. The USA has a high incarceration rate of its residents, a justice system that seems to be in place to control according to class rather than crime, transfer of wealth from the 100% to the 1%, a policy of sending US jobs overseas that further exacerbates crime issues, and use of the military for aggression rather than defense.
YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER….
BUT YOU CAN’T MAKE IT DRINK…………….
The silver lining behind Democratic Establishment misogyny as campaign strategy has been a spotlight on bird watching. The precious importance of birds that continues with or without misogyny deserves such attention