Have you heard the USSR Brezhnev joke ….From the book The Gates of Europe…..”But the Soviet economy was in no condition to accelerate anything other than rates of decline…….” ‘We were on the edge of an abyss………but since then we have made a huge step forward’……”
One believes the following book by Tolstoy was banned in Russia. Oligarchs (those who steer public opinion for personal promotion) are similar.
Fear more than reason may support the knee-jerk reaction of hyper funding the Pentagon in order to increase defense capabilities at the same time another recent reminder of inordinate danger looms over the public within the US borders as pertains to an obsolete and flimsy energy grid. The pentagon is purported to have misplaced about $22,000,000,000,000, that’s with a “T”.
A reason one was disappointed about a news blackout locally on an important local issue, is that when We The People are legitimized by court action, this action encourages We The People to act in the interests of our local communities. NYS has a background history of insinuating industrial development quietly before the local community is aware of the intentions, and then ‘splaining away disagreement by saying “well it’s too late now”.
The conversation around paid sick days for railroad workers can spark healthy discussion.
The public has no idea what goes on behind closed doors pertaining to politics. In NYS this was called 3-men-in-a-room politics. Or was it 2-men? Who knows?
World peace is a good way to honor our Veterans and to challenge Climate Change, by the way.
Human rights and natural rights inform our democratic Constitutional republic.
Do we hand over our Constitutional rights too compliantly? As Affirmative Action is discussed by the Supreme Court, is this seriously more important than, for example, free and functional communication among humanity? Indoctrination lends itself to self censorship.
Evidence of intelligence……a 2-way street—–What is the responsibility from humanity to reciprocate?
The rhetoric from Establishment is often to pray for peace. Would we be more in tune with reality to vote for peace?
American small business have been harmed in our capitalistic system that functions like a Pyramid Scheme while “government is run like a business”.
Some people have called for a definition of progress in terms of peace, good health, and equality rather than a progress defined in terms of aggression, exploitation and greed. It is incomprehensible when hearing policies and actions to make work, a progress that uses finite resources in pursuit of infinite growth. How obvious can it be that “trickle down” promotes exactly that definition of progress. In other words, those who follow this line of propaganda are simply whistling past the graveyard.
C-Span hosted a call-in discussion in which at 7:30AM a woman expressed a view (paraphrase) that we need a people’s counsel that approved or disapproved the laws and policies by politicians. If principles in the US Constitution hadn’t been so defiled by institutionalized greed and corruption in the electoral process enforced through Citizens United, our system would be representative in which politicians had as their first concern, We The People.
The more diversity in perspective, the more accurate can be final conclusions. MSM sound-bite reporting, however, is excellent for indoctrination. The public should act accordingly. Media doesn’t necessarily imply a Free Press.