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.
Some people see the origin of Creation less as a man with a beard and wearing a night gown, standing in the clouds, and more like cause and effect orchestrated by each individual. A C-Span caller the other day said the hurricane was a judgment on Florida for shipping migrants to Martha’s Vineyard.
Breathtakingly simplistic and snide. And these are our leaders.
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.
One is under informed about the details of the following story about Brazil to analyze the contents. But where one finds symptoms it is logical to look for a disease. We know democracy is diminishing at an alarming rate around the globe ad most markedly in the supposed bastion of democracy called the USA. Hierarchy are gaining wealth at the expense of the majority of humanity and this is explained by “running government like a business”. Climate Change is too obvious to be denied by any other than the most dedicated environmental exploiters. Climate Change is a price paid by Earth and humanity to promote hierarchical Establishment financial interests.
Questions can be as important as answers to establish reality about topics that most of us haven’t absorbed.
We The People are spending too much time catering to and cleaning up after oligarchs. One area about which this is true seems to be energy production, where the air is sucked out of the room by fossil fuel industries. Support of a dirty and obsolete industry for the sake of nostalgia and inertia feels dangerous. Consider a few new ideas.—-
Transfer of the wealth of the nation has proceeded over decades under the guise of democracy that is the current euphemism for capitalism.
In a nation where the life expectancy continues to drop and water is unavailable to growing numbers of people, we might question funding of foreign wars that seems beneficial to American oligarchs but at the cost of US citizens.
Hierarchical Establishment types may have begun to notice the success when locally-supportive people work plans for lifestyle that are logical, effective, and fair. Sensible would be a change away from the depravity of capitalistic process toward more people-friendly systems. Instead it feels like Establishment is attempting to hitch their wagon to the stars of local community.
A realistic look at ourselves needs a strong dose of comedy. Views that are totally bogus are given too much credence without humor.
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.
To provide relief to targets of predatory debt and educational institutions, mirrors similar approaches by government to the disease-care industry. In both scenarios the middleman is protected at the expense of the targets and byway of politicians bought into public “service” via Citizens United who are deft at maintaining the structure which is capitalistic hierarchical Establishment that in another place and time could be called dictatorship, and that has little to do with free market principles.