Reference to capitalism when one could as well have used the label tyranny is based on a society that is obsessed with money as a measure of normal.
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.
Questions can be as important as answers to establish reality about topics that most of us haven’t absorbed.
Heard on a Bill Moyers discussion years ago—paraphrase—–governments don’t do democracy, people do democracy.
The story of several oligarchs pulling strings behind the scenes obscures the more relevant story of institutionalized hierarchical process that feels too similar to a Pyramid Scheme economy. Fascism may more nearly be the correct definition since the system is held in place less by persuasion and more by laws.
C-Span hosted a discussion this morning on the topic of ranked choice voting. The benefits of choice using ranked choice are entering the thought process of more voters, and may one suggest due to efforts by 3rd-Party voices. The D&R duopoly haven’t spread information about ranked choice voting benefits to voters for obvious reasons of control that underwrites the authoritarian character of the duopoly. This also raises the topic of the influence of 3rd-Party voices that may have been censored by regulations from the R&D duopoly, that have still managed to censor said voices off of ballots and away from debates, but but which 3rd- Parties nonetheless have broken through to some of the electorate by nothing more than moral authority.
Lee Camp speaks of the delicacy with which capitalistic hierarchical Establishment avoids using the word capitalism, as the public begins to awaken to the reality that capitalism isn’t synonymous with democracy. Capitalism is an economy theory. Monetary systems are useful when We The People feel encumbered with hauling around a cow to trade for a barrel of apples, for example. Capitalism is a perfectly valid system of economy. In contrast, capitalism as a governing principle, in other places and times, were more honestly called fascism, communism, or perhaps dictatorship.
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This morning at about 9:03AM the host of C-Span made the odd assertion that Americans were “okay” with US military global occupation of foreign nations including the 70-year occupation of the Korean DMZ. Some people have continually mentioned the unprincipled imperialism by the USA, including the Monroe Doctrine and the Doctrine of Discovery that seems to have been used in spirit if not in documented FACT to excuse American aggression into foreign nations. This type of nonchalant and incorrect assertion seems to maintain indoctrination of the US public away from investigation or consideration of the warning by President George Washington to stay out of foreign nation affairs in order to best protect US national security interests. The warning by President George Washington might also diminish the paranoia and fear around the globe of other nations.
The money to run government must come from somewhere. Citizens United seems an apt system in which Pyramid Schemes thrive.
To set the stage logically, consider what the commons mean to humanity and nature; along with a presumption by hierarchy that they are the subject of life on Earth and that humanity and nature are the objects to be exploited as human resources and natural resources. We also may wish to consider bribery and the use of the blanket explanation of “national security”.
Or in carefree and endearing terms of commercial governance, fun with words.
News reports suggest that Obamacare/ACA must be addressed, speaking to subsidies for increasing premiums for the public. This is universal health care but inclusive of retaining and rewarding middlemen. That we are frightened of universal health care because it is socialism, seems a definition of inanity. ACA/Obamacare appears to be a desultory and complicated type of disease care that retains privatization and pays off middlemen as the health care for people deteriorates and becomes un-affordable.
Media reports to the public what media wants the public to believe. Does anyone still believe the USA enjoys a Free Press rather than a corporate-owned-state-influenced media? Combine this view with hierarchical capitalism in which Speech is confused with money, Add on the unusual approach to democracy defined as “running government like a business” that feels similar to organized crime on a continuum of which end the USA may be approaching, and questions may come to mind.
C-Span hosted discussions from the general public that are more pertinent to reality than most of anything heard from our so-called leaders.
The good news about the state of governance in the USA is that more of the electorate is beginning to pay attention and question those who are in power.