Tag: people

QUESTION STATUS QUO

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. read more

CLIMATE CHANGE, HURRICANE, AND WAR

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. read more

CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS

Breathtakingly simplistic and snide.   And these are our leaders. read more

INCOHERENT LEADERSHIP

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. read more

LOOK BEHIND THE CURTAIN

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. read more

PEOPLE FLEEING CAPITALISM

C-Span hosted a discussion about immigrants at the Southern Border, and within these discussions one will hear the phrase “people fleeing communism”.   As one who recognizes communism and capitalism to be opposite sides of the coin of hierarchical privilege, we could look at both sides of this topic.  Otherwise indoctrination seems to be the point.

https://popularresistance.org/decolonizing-the-mind/       –Yet anyone who questions the monarchy’s role as part of the western axis of domination is rarely given access to media, making it difficult to be free of propaganda that is used to elicit fealty to monarchs, presidents and the people and institutions who empower them. From childhood we are taught that invaders of other nations, enslavers, and colonizers are worthy of respect and admiration. Centuries of criminality are passed off as benign and we are admonished to remember that the criminals in question were “products of their time” and are to be thought of with fond reverence.

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From popularreistance  —  https://popularresistance.org/sanctions-wont-stop-latin-american-leaders-from-dialoguing-with-us-workers/   —

Participants in the activity include movement leaders from labor and tenant unions, progressive and religious organizations, intellectuals, and native New Yorkers who are looking to learn from leaders in socialist nations. 

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From popularresistance info–https://popularresistance.org/a-socialist-take-on-the-womens-march-convention/   —  The form of “intersectionality” promoted by non-profits conveniently forgets that we live in a capitalist system that profits from all forms of oppression. While rhetorically they claim to unite our struggles, in reality they’ve kept these struggles separate in the streets; the unity of our struggles is manifested for them at the polls and in the Democratic Party.

A feminism that wants to grasp our problems at the root should understand that all systems of oppression are currently inscribed within capitalism — and capitalism is a system that profits from all of our oppression. It’s a system that can only run due to the exploitation of workers — with the most exploited sectors being workers who are Black, Brown, and from the global South — for the profit of the very few.

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From popularesistance  —  https://popularresistance.org/mining-mafias-ruin-livelihoods-of-farmers-and-pastorals-spread-terror/   –Hence as much of the mining involves illegality, criminals and gangsters have come to the fore, earning millions in a short time and securing the collusion of politicians and police as well. –end of popularresistance info–

From earthjustice  —  https://earthjustice.org/features/nepa?utm_source=crm&utm_medium=email&utm_term=newsletter&utm_campaign=220918_ForTheRecord_September2022&utm_content=ReadMore&curation=newsletter&emci=4848454d-b633-ed11-ae83-281878b83d8a&emdi=14c3d1e8-5937-ed11-ae83-281878b83d8a&ceid=1816532  –But backroom negotiations involving Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia could gut NEPA on behalf of oil and gas companies that find community voice inconvenient. The “dirty permitting side-deal” would allow industry to fast-track fossil fuel projects while sidelining communities, producing more pollution, and ignoring the reality of the climate crisis.

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A railroad strike would promote an immediate spike in inflation.  Here’s a thought…..reports recently suggest the social security COLA won’t be as respectable as was once assumed because “inflation is moderating”.  One has always been a bit ambivalent about unions because they seem to be another set-up for just another hierarchical cronyism.  If we really supported a free market, unions would be irrelevant.  All of these details aren’t lost on politicians, industry and union leaders.  A cynical person might believe the darling railroad-strike aversion put into place in the last hours, was kicking the can down the road long enough to sneak through a lower COLA for social security for elder Americans.

https://mronline.org/2022/09/17/while-rail-unions-meet-with-biden-to-avert-strike-500-railroaders-attend-meeting-to-organize-rank-and-file-opposition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=while-rail-unions-meet-with-biden-to-avert-strike-500-railroaders-attend-meeting-to-organize-rank-and-file-opposition&mc_cid=e724f61cb4&mc_eid=2833cdb99b    —The White House was determined to reach a deal before the deadline to spare congressional Democrats the optics of passing legislation to try to crush a strike only weeks before critical midterm elections.

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Indoctrination begins very early in life.

From Ralph Nader—https://mailchi.mp/nader/liberating-tweens-from-corporate-tentacles-5o9o9d3keo?e=cfd1bea9b5  —

In recent decades, the open floodgates of direct marketing of anything and everything to kids has become a half-trillion-dollar annual business. Every mode of seduction, manufactured peer group pressure and minute psychological profiling is delivered by highly-paid promoters, packagers and influencers.

Claire has long believed that if you have low expectations for Tweens, they will oblige you, but if you have high expectations, they will surprise you. Her book offers suggestions that encourage communing with nature, enrich family discussions, appreciate the wisdom of the ancients, and to use proverbs to extend the ability of children to concentrate.

To obtain You Are Your Own Best Teacher! go to inspiringtweens.com. It makes an important gift, for Tweens, parents and local libraries

.–end of ralphnader info–CLAIRE NADER is a political scientist and author recognized for her work on the impact of science on society.

PETITION to sign if you wish   —    https://civicshout.com/p/overturn-citizens-united-and-pass-the-disclose-act?link_id=2&can_id=193d62b237484a25dee2367907a4dd04&source=email-petition-overturn-citizens-united-7&email_referrer=email_1667285&email_subject=petition-overturn-citizens-united                       —NO ONE should have an outsized say in our democracy due to the size of their wallet – and political spending should be transparent.

  That is why I'm calling on Congress to pass the DISCLOSE Act -- and also to overturn the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision – to fight back against this country's Big Money problem. read more

STORIES THEY TELL US

Questions can be as important as answers to establish reality about topics that most of us haven’t absorbed. read more

9/11 AND NATIONAL SECURITY

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.—- read more

ARE MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES THE SAME AS CASH FOR THE POOR?

Transfer of the wealth of the nation has proceeded over decades under the guise of democracy that is the current euphemism for capitalism. read more

WHY IS LIFE EXPECTANCY DROPPING?

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. read more

ESTABLISHMENT WAGONS HITCHED TO COMMUNITY STARS

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.  read more

WEIRD NATION

A realistic look at ourselves needs a strong dose of comedy.  Views that are totally bogus are given too much credence without humor. read more

WHAT PART OF DREAMS IS REALITY?


Heard on a Bill Moyers discussion years ago—paraphrase—–governments don’t do democracy, people do democracy.
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PREDATORY INFLATION


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. read more

SHIP OF FOOLS


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. read more