C-Span hosted a call=in discussion about the tech giant leaders and Congress. Following was a C-Span discussion about whether Americans are religious. Some people recognize a connection.
Imperialism is the story of oligarchs. These privileged exploiters hide behind government policy that is enabled by their campaign donations and lobbies. They ‘splain their worth to the public as philanthropists; after robbing humanity and nature of the value of both.
As a child of the ’60’s, one has little to no confidence in militarized law enforcement. While most of us “studied” The Teapot Dome Affair in school, the depth and breadth of that scandal probably was glossed over so as to wall the essence away from student understanding.
Debates have become quite artificial and set up as a stage for Establishment. We need a debate with candidates who have different ideas aside from capitalistic Establishment. Debates are as structured as are elections due to corruption and money in the process. Politicians must have the ability to defend their policies in the presence of fellow candidates. Currently we have nothing but a reality show maintained for entertainment rather than informational value.
C-Span aired a discussion about civil rights. This is a topic that isn’t spoken of frequently, oddly enough.
Due to inferior education about history in the USA, overlooked and misunderstood seems the opposite relationship between “The Red Faction” and fascism. MSM upheld by commerce/state has worked over decades to cloud the FACT that in WWII Russia and the USA were allies.
Eminent Domain when corporations own politicians, take on a different meaning.
NY hasn’t as yet challenged our uniquely heavy-handed jerrymandering, or equitable inclusion of 3rd-Party candidates that currently face absurd standards for inclusion. The Republican/Democratic duopoly acts as a dictatorship in enacting laws to maintain their monopoly on elections that should never be in the hands of political Party corporations, but should be in the hands of the electorate.
Judging from calls to C-Span recently, it would seem a growing number of Americans are noticing that any presumption about US democracy or freedom is instead a dictatorship by the Republican/Democratic duopoly.
Theories of democracy rather than practice of democracy seems the bait-and-switch of hierarchy. Hierarchy, please recall, would naturally oppose democratic practice.
This phrase is attributed to Ron Finley who (paraphrase) says growing your own food is like printing your own money.
One is grateful for reminders of the reality of the era of the ’70’s that can be characterized by involvement in social issues by young people. The issues eventually were captured into political camps for campaign purposes, as subtly as the young people were strained off to the service of those who could be suspected as being the perpetrators of the problems in he first place. Earth Day seems a great time to consider the underlying malevolence beneath the entirety.
C-Span generally hosts public call-in sessions in which people can speak to their personal topics of interests. These are the most interesting call-in sessions, in one person’s opinion. This morning a caller at about 9:20AM, on the topic of Trans sports people in women’s sports events, suggested Trans men’s teams and Trans women’s teams as being most fair. Another type of sports event could be a blended Trans men and Trans Women teams as being appropriate, if it is presumed that it is appropriate for women’s teams to be mandated to host Trans participants.
Is it only a war if the destruction is against foreign governments, or does it include humanity and nature as the targets?
A time existed when posing this question would have felt uncomfortable. That ship has sailed.