Ideas and tools for local-community solidarity and strength as relates to lifestyle including financial issues—
King Charles may be sufficiently aware to “feel the weight of history”. This is good news.
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.
Considering the happy profits captured by Pentagon contractors reported in the commondreams link below, a thoughtful person will weigh this good fortune against the resulting human deaths that are inevitable in war zones, lost opportunities for upgrading of lifestyle for American citizens rather than producing war machines, and use of the US military personnel as placeholders who have figuratively tread water for the length of time of their service when meaningful activities could have been supported instead.
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.
Different news stories taken separately tell a different tale when compared with each other. Indoctrination of the public into ostensible teams supports reports about similar authoritarianism from said nations, rather than focusing on the overarching corruption in the systems of both.
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.
Some fragments of institutionalized religion seem to be about the business of diminishing the position of women. One has long been impressed with the story of Hildegard von Bingen and the legacy she has left the world. One has considered it fortunate that she was never challenged by institutionalized hierarchy as a witch, which was the fate of so many women throughout history.
The C-Span guest speaking about immigration, said (paraphrase) we all know America needs more low-income workers. Apparently the US is not sufficiently near to our traditional standards of slavery as yet.
Patriarchy expects enabling from others——
War is a perfect reason for government to suspend democracy.
While the USA is experiencing rising chaotic episodes that too often include violence, we could discuss whether a leveling of prosperity could short-circuit aggressive tendencies.
It’s like they think we can’t see them.