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Thread: The Freedom to Enslave: A Right Wing Fundamental
[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 5 hours ago

lets see - white land owning males?? doesn't sound like a freedom loving democratic republic to me?

Thread: The Freedom to Enslave: A Right Wing Fundamental
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1719) from Fredericksburg, TX 23 hours ago

The right wing represents the American Counter Revolution to destroy political freedom in our democratic republic in support of the neo-feudal Tory traitors who rule from their Wall St. castles.

all true and I am sure the book is good and interesting. the fact is that while this "new age" might be somewhat extreme it is nothing new or hidden. my boy noam has been pointing out what the "masters of mankind" have been saying and doing since fdr and before. all mostly on the front pages of the "liberal" ny times!

Thread: How did America get here?
[-] 1 points by grapes (4920) 1 day ago

Man heeft ding schist: https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-threatens-shut-briefing-questions-transgender-policy-shift-200649506.html

Teardrop Park is the most beautiful little park at the glans penis(the extremely sensitive security area near 200 West Street "Libertine" "In Gold We Trust") of Man heeft ding Island. Schist is the Man heeft ding bedrock(Peeter) built into the beautiful macro-landscaping sculpture of the wailing wall(Jeesus is coming here! Umm, is Hee still violent?). There is a multi-storey-long slide for the children skidding into a sandpit. Very very fun fun fun!

Here is my simple six-word downunder(like Australia's ;) fix for the severely inbred Retard-I-Can'ts' 7-year-long struggle with medical insurance constipation: "Medicare age limit no longer applies." Enema!

"It's the spirit of love. It's the spirit of connection".

"It(perhaps a strangely behaving lousy-metal metal known as a semiconductor) isn't perfect - but the beauty 'lies' in the imperfections." Having been invented on West Street of Man heeft ding Island after the magic mushrooms had bloomed, the Transistor(not the Cisistor from the Cesspool in the Pounding-Laundry) saved many peoples from abject poverty who believed in the blossoms. "Care about others..."

Thread: I support the Truth Party.
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 day ago

''Why Are the Danes So Happy? Because Their Economy Makes Sense'', by George Lakey:

per aspera ad astra ...

''A Despot in Disguise: One Man's Mission to Rip Up Democracy'' more on James McGill Buchanan

multum in parvo ...

''It's the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century. To read Nancy MacLean's new book, ''Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America'', is to see what was previously invisible.

''The history professor's work on the subject began by accident. In 2013 she stumbled across a deserted clapboard house on the campus of George Mason University in Virginia. It was stuffed with the unsorted archives of a man who had died that year whose name is probably unfamiliar to you: James McGill Buchanan. She says the first thing she picked up was a stack of confidential letters concerning millions of dollars transferred to the university by the billionaire Charles Koch.

''Her discoveries in that house of horrors reveal how Buchanan, in collaboration with business tycoons and the institutes they founded, developed a hidden program for suppressing democracy on behalf of the very rich. The program is now reshaping politics, and not just in the US.'' - from ...

fiat lux ...

Thread: How did America get here?
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 days ago

More on James McGill Buchanan ...

e tenebris ...

Thread: No Nostalgia - Giorgio Gaber
[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 days ago

It is always darkest before dawn, comrade. Take heart; your dreams are not yours alone. Also fyi ...

To Resist Is To Exist. Solidarity.

Thread: No Nostalgia - Giorgio Gaber
[-] 2 points by agkaiser (1719) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 days ago

My dreams aren't dead yet. I'm 71 and suspect they'll outlive me. I do see how dark it is today.

Thread: Writing "Traitor Trump"
[-] 1 points by grapes (4920) 4 days ago

Although "Orange is the new Black," DON'T EVER self-downgrade one's citizenship unless one wants to feel how the darker-skinned folks experience every single day of their lives.The World is watching - there's no need to attract more attention to become a 'suspect' citizen! The U.S.A. rule is "Innocent until proven Guilty."

Thread: Writing "Traitor Trump"
[-] 1 points by grapes (4920) 6 days ago

Our President is exploring pardoning himself with a presidential pardon. There is Nothing for him to pardon if he is not found Guilty first.

It smells like a preemptive attempt through a leak by close staffer(s) of the President to block the potential legal consequence of Special Counsel Mueller's investigation.

The President boasted before that he could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue and his followers would still love him(e.g., not to impeach him through Congress after he has pardoned himself). Yes, we'll see if he is above the Law of the Land. There's a very fundamental reason why fat-ass Texassssss is still in our Union. It's where the Texas Instruments reside down under the Hog. Do you hear the transistors' pulsing waves of electrons? Have they already been "straightened out" to cis or are they still a little bit trans? Cisfer resistor, cisistor, was the great patentable elect-ronic invention of the GOOP!

Due to mu-ronic diverticulitis, the non-PP Cis-ACA is in rect-al cisit. Listen.

Thread: Writing "Traitor Trump"
[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 6 days ago

''Trump Team, ALEC, Koch Industries Debate Gerrymandering the US Senate in Denver'', by Mary Bottari and David Armiak:

spero meliora ...

Thread: Don't worry so much about Trump.
[-] 3 points by ImNotMe (1488) 6 days ago

''Pardon Me? Trump Gives an Interview and Hell Breaks Loose'', by William Rivers Pitt:

ecce homo ...

''Naomi Klein & Jeremy Corbyn Discuss How to Get the World We Want'':

dum spiro, spero ...

Thread: Tories
[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 6 days ago

The word ''Tory'' by the way, comes from a Gaelic root word for ..'bandit/robber'!

Thanx for another excellent forum-post & in compliment to Thom Hartmann,see:

per aspera ad astra ...

Thread: Controlling the Narrative
[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 6 days ago

Naomi Klein is getting ever stronger in her analysis. Thanx for a very effective excerpt & in compliment consider:

multum in parvo ...

Thread: Stick together stronger together
[-] 3 points by ImNotMe (1488) 6 days ago

''The Powell Memo'', is at the heart and root of Oligarchic Crapitalism in U$A & deserves continuous reprise and consideration, imo. Ergo, I append this link:

Your interesting link starts with: ''Progressives are stumped. They keep asking the same two questions over and over again on social media, TV, and radio:

  • 1. Why don’t Trump supporters turn against Trump even though he is doing things that hurt them (like taking away their health care)?

  • 2. Why do Republicans hate the Affordable Care Act and why are they so transparently acting to give wealthy people a tax break by making health care unaffordable?

''Here is the short answer: All politics is moral. Supporting Trump, and gutting public health care resources in order to provide tax cuts for the wealthy, fits perfectly within the strict conservative moral worldview, which is hierarchical in nature. Voters don’t vote their self-interest. They vote their values.

''The longer answer requires a deeper explanation. Let’s start with the place where all ideas and questions originate: the brain''!


While I could agree with much of the article, there was at least one omission in that years & years of Lee Atwater's "Southern Strategy" type - Bat Shit Crazy, GOP & RWNJ, GOP-Lite Dem thinking and deep propaganda; has rendered a shocking number of White Folk in U$A - willing to vote like Turkeys Voting For Thanksgiving and willing to forego what all other modern nations have (eg. Universal Health Care) .. just because the thought of people of colour {and especially African-Americans) may gain too, is so Deeply Unpalatable to them! Add to that, ''programmed false consciousness''; a reality of broken democracy; Mass Voter Suppression & Gerrymandering - and basically we're all faced with a de facto Fascism in USA!! HOWEVER .. there is hope because despite all that I said, Bernie Sanders won 23 States & had to be cheated out of the Dem Nomination, via DWS, DNC and their b-s ''Super Delegate'' system BUT it's clear to one and all, that Bernie v tRUMP .. would & could, have only gone one way!!!

TY for your kind words gsw. Solidarity in The Struggle For Freedom, of which OWS & Bernie are parts.

pax, amor et lux - hic, nunc et semper!

Thread: Trust Fund Perfidy
[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 6 days ago

"Debunking Libertarian Myths" .. was a series of three OWS forum-posts done by sff80 from Norway, which really do warrant being remembered here at this or any time, as does he:

Thanx for excerpting that fine article by Mark Karlin. Such pieces do deserve wide readership in a time when The 99% in U$A need to discover the roots of their Oligarchic Corporate Tyranny. Ergo 3rd Link^.

fiat lux ...

Thread: Excess Money
[-] 1 points by grapes (4920) 1 week ago

Divestiture of railroad ownership to allow forming a few transcontinental pathways from existing or newly built railroads can make long distance railroad train travel much faster. There should be at least four transcontinental pathways, two for the southern and two for the northern route, one for passengers and the other for freight with the for-passengers one taking the straightest path to allow for future upgrades to higher speed trains.

The for-freight one should be optimized for minimal energy usage within the constraint of the grade climbable by a train, longer paths being acceptable if energy expenditures can be lowered by running the trains at higher gear ratios. The defunct Walmart Big Boxes should all be connected to the freight railways through streamlined intermodal transportation so that they can function as distribution centers where the commutation of goods and foods vertically and locally grown occur(some former Walmart employees will be redeployed) and sent to the local towns' residents.

There should be a wheel-hub transfer center at the most defended central heartland area of the continental United States, such as somewhere near Denver where NORAD is close to there. The railways' general connectivity can emulate a spider web's hub-and-spoke structure's because the spiders had to optimize their usage of silk(made of valuable proteins) relative to their insect-catching surface area. That will reduce the need for air travel when oil becomes scarce, too expensive, or both.

The non-existence of supersonic civilian air traffic shows that fast travel is not energetically favorable or environmentally tolerable unless it's well controlled and confined. The Autobahn's and our Interstate System show that as well.

Thread: Excess Money
[-] 1 points by grapes (4920) 1 week ago

I love the power of the 'id'. That is where motivations, deprivations, emotions, depravities, etc. all come from. It's the 'dirt' where the down-to-earth genius of America lies, in harnessing it for the greater good(via the transcendence from the 'lotus seed'), essentially what makes life itself possible. Our water and sewerage system makes a great city functional. I am no "salesman" on Madison Avenue but I know that Canal Street had been named appropriately in the olden days before the East River was used instead.

Cholera had ravaged New York City, too, before the 'id' conquered it. My father's Enlightenment since World War II was that the common folks in the U.S.A. lived rather well - there were central heating(or in some cases air conditioning or both) in private homes and running Hot water, even in public toilets! I am proud of my Oval Office in the People's Temple. I am very devout so I go to worship there more often than a Muslim's everyday prayings. Day after day, I duly make my offerings(sometimes with Trumpian tweets and grunts, H1-B sari!).

Thread: Excess Money
[-] 1 points by grapes (4920) 1 week ago

Much of the suburban and rural U.S. is not "walkable." There will be much resistance from landowners to give up private land for public pavements. It will be like the situation of getting the very windy upper Midwest's windpower to Chicago's power grid. It makes No sense until it becomes required. Then people will gripe about why it hasn't been done beforehand.

If FDR had not prepared for WWII Years before it happened, Germany might have conquered the Americas.

Thread: Tories
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1719) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 week ago

It may not be too late but it won't be easy. So keep on keepin' on.

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