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Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 26, 2020, 10:30 p.m. EST by GypsyKing (8708)
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Bernie Sanders, with his win in Nevada, has sewn up the lead for the Democratic nomination. Those of us who were willing to back either him, or Warren, depending on which of them got the greater momentum, must now throw their weight fully behind Bernie Sanders! The window in time, in which it remains possible to prevent environmental collapse and geo-political disaster on this planet, is rapidly closing. There is no time for indecision. Those of us who were with the Occupy Movement in 2011 must all feel the sense of urgency fostered by the time already lost.
We must put humanity over profit, the living creatures of this planet over the demands of the human ego for wealth and power and it must happen right now.
Since the political events of 1968, there has been a concerted effort by the rich and powerful to discourage the common people's faith in democracy, by corrupting the American political process. What we need do now is prove them wrong!
We must light on fire for Sanders!!!

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[-] 4 points by GypsyKing (8708) 2 years ago

Well, here it is people! Hitch Occupy to the BLM movement, help to educate around the connections between the two, how the one is linked to the other, and the other is linked to the one and fly!!! I'll be seeing you on the other side.

[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

So what are OWS, BLM & 99% Centered Orgs. - up against?

Just over an hour in total with Bill Moyers will illuminate A LOT!

Six years old but deeply appropriate once again. Please watch.

e tenebris, lux?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

GOP thanking Manchin & Sinema !!!

cave - anguis in herba!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"Manchin's Energy Bill Condemned as 'Kick in the Gut to Climate Justice'"! - by Kenny Stancil:

Note ... “Instead of funding non-polluting alternatives, it throws public money at expensive, unproven technologies that will allow the fossil fuel industry .. to continue poisoning front-line communities and trashing the planet."

ecce homo!

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 year ago

As I've stated previously that the Demonkrapts don't know how to govern even if they get the power, we need to pray for the realization of God's promise that the Earth shall endure forever to compensate for geriatric leadenship. Yellowstone ( the cure which will be much worse than the disease ) is standing by. Recall who had actually put an attempted rapist onto our U.S. Supreme Court: none other than West Virginia's compromise.

Windpower has been profitable in West Virginia at least for decades but geriatric compromise can't see that, probably because of the lobbying money ( or only the corporate LOSERS such as coal and nuclear power industries which couldn't make profits on their own had sought subsidies from the government.) Utility profit there from the wind was "Growin' like a breeze."

Hydrogen is the most produced fuel/industrial chemical as measured by tonnage in the whole world but it is an energy carrier, not an energy source ( in the same vein as rechargeable batteries are an energy carrier, not an energy source. West Virginians { ¿rednecks or hillbillies? } may not be smart enough to know the difference so they are easily hoodwinked. Hydrogen is used on a global industrial scale to make in sequence ammonia, nitric acid, nitrogenous fertilizers, plants, to plant and/or animal proteins which allow about one third of all human beings' survival ( around 2.5-billion people ).

The millennium-long hegemon of China SOLVED this nitrogen-fixing-in-a-reducing-atmosphere into protein problem via water-buffalo shit, flooded anaerobic-environment rice paddies, timely plowed-under-water bean plants ( providing the organic matter to decompose under water to create methane in the anaerobic reducing environment to favor the growth of the nitrogen-fixing anaerobic bacteria in the bean plants' root nodules ), etc. The integrated farming technique of China probably originated with terrace farming in hilly areas and was improved, optimized, and perfected over millennia.

The Chinese immigrants tamed prairie/near deserts ( many deserts do not lack water but actually lack retained persistent water so capable water management is the real issue ) in Peru to create fertile and productive farmland so the Chinese technique had already been proven to be transferable or repatriated to the Incas' homeland as long as water is available ( Peru is next to an ocean providing moisture and has the high Andes mountains to guide the moisture to reach for the coldness of space; once the moisture is cooled to the dew point { i.e. 100% relative humidity at the given temperature; controlling relative humidity well is most important for human health and comfort, food security, peace, prosperity, technological advancement, wealth, inhibiting mold and mildew growth, minimizing electricity expenditure in air conditioning, natural ventilation to minimize indoor toxins, etc.; the MAGICAL number is 44% 《or below to inhibit mildew and preserve wood in humid areas》 for optimal human indoor comfort to me; Singapore understood the importance of this since its independence in 1965 to achieve its remarkable productivity growth, which was NOT REALLY due to its authoritarianism; Hong Kong also achieved similar remarkable productivity growth with air-conditioning but WITHOUT the heavy-duty authoritarianism which most rulers craved for in order to hang on to their power and get more goodies so they tend to promulgate the illusion that relinquishing freedom is great for receiving prosperity; COMFORTABLE workers produce more goods efficiently making possible via trade the myriads of good things necessary for a much higher standard of living; personal solar-powered evaporative air-conditioning via electric-fan-blown water-sprayed cooling can avoid people's being overheated outdoors such as in the U.S. Southwest }, clouds and fogs form and rain soon comes down; in the Incas' time, Peruvians ate maize a.k.a. corn but nowadays they eat much rice, as the Chinese { and China-influenced Asian cultures of the Japanese, Vietnamese, etc. } do.)

North American indigenous peoples grew corn, pumpkin, and bean plants together in symbiosis and this combination fed at least tens of millions of indigenous North American pre-Columbus people in olden times.

Bean plants can fix nitrogen to make proteins to feed people. So can other legumes. Tofu being an emblematic Chinese-culture dish makes much sense ( Chinese seldom eat their water buffaloes because they work as tractors for farmers so a plant-protein-rich food as tofu supplies the calcium and protein which in other parts of the world often come from dairy products; the food which dairy animals eat to make dairy products tend to be able to feed more people than the dairy products so China's ancient culture ate closer to the base of the food pyramid and Chinese became the most numerous people, in the same way that the blue whales eat the very small but numerous and common seafood.)

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

NB: "84 Democrats Sign Letter Demanding Civilian Climate Corps in Reconciliation Bill"!

Your reams & reams of utter drivel & inability to succinctly say what U mean are very annoying!

multum in parvo?!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 1 year ago

Manchin & Sinema are traitors to the people. So is the GOP, of course.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"GOP-Led Voter Suppression Is Being Implemented Step by Step — Just Like Jim Crow"! - by Sasha Abramsky:

e tenebris, lux?!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

"Beware of Anti-Trump Republicans Who Endorse Joe Biden!" ... by William Rivers-Pitt:

caveat emptor ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"The Ruling Elite’s War on Truth", by Chris Hedges:

Please consider that ... "American political leaders display a widening disconnect from reality intended to mask their complicity in the seizure of power by global corporations and billionaires" .. and shudder!

et veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"Too Radical for Harvard? Cornel West on Failed Fight for Tenure, Biden’s First 50 days & more"!

fiat justitia ruat caelum ...

[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

Portentous indeed but The Enemy is within! Inside the MSM!! And RW DNC!!! Want proof? Consider ...

From 1st Link: ''ANTI-SANDERS DEMOCRATS and Michael Bloomberg are raining attacks down on the frontrunner. This week on 'Intercepted' ... As Bloomberg launches a massive attack ad campaign against Sanders ahead of the South Carolina & Super Tuesday primaries, Sanders is now facing a multipronged battle against the most powerful political and economic forces in the country - (&) From Columbia, South Carolina, Rev. Jesse Jackson discusses the red-baiting against Sanders, offers his views on Democratic Socialism - and also suggests that Bloomberg should have run against Donald Trump in The Republican Primary. Rev.Jackson, who won the South Carolina primary in 1984 and 1988, discusses his presidential runs & Joe Biden’s claims of involvement with the civil rights movement.'' + Beware ... Ex-GOP Warren!

THE fundamental realization about RW, reactionary DINOs is that they'd rather tRUMP won, than Bernie did .. as they are all for the existing status quo of Oily/Oli-garchy, Banksters & RW Neocon Warmongers!

The tragedy of US' 99% has been to be 'Boiling Frogs' suffering 'Stockholm Syndrome' - but not for long, as the long awaited 'Mass Awakening' seems to be upon us!! IF DNC fk Bernie - 3rd Party Next Time?!!!

e tenebris, lux?

[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

''Democratic Leaders willing to risk Party Damage to STOP Bernie Sanders''! from

''Interviews with dozens of Democratic Party officials, including 93 superdelegates, found overwhelming opposition to handing Sanders the nomination if he fell short of a majority of delegates.'' Spero meliora!

So of course "Bernie Beats Trump'' all day & everyday & twice on Sunday! BUT the sad truth, is that the Biggest Problem is The Corporate Co-opted & Controlled, Unrepresentative, Nasty, Treacherous, Scum; who are the Democrap Establishment & the DNC dicks, still in thrall to The DLC!! But WTF's that?!!! NB:

at spes non fracta!

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8708) 2 years ago

Indeed, the enemy is within, but they will be defeated. The status quo is through in America. They just don't know it yet.

[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

''IF DNC fk Bernie - 3rd Party Next Time?!!!''

Btw .. could've had that already after 2016!!

per aspera ... respice; adspice; prospice!

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8708) 2 years ago

For some idiotic reason, Americans have never seemed to warm to third parties. I don't know if you're from here, or you've lived here for long, but the sheer intractability - the sedimentary ossification of the American mind is an awesome thing to behold! I know one thing for certain. It takes an avalanche to wake them up, and sometimes that doesn't even do it! It's as if we're mesmerized and in a way we are. We are all mesmerized by this virtual world we live in, so one must be clever and audacious to hope to break into that narcolepsy. But you know all that. Cheers

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

Warren was both GOP & Dem, just like Hellary Rotten Clinton because moving from one to the other is quite easy, when both represent the same Corporate Banker & War Machine & Inherited Wealth Class! Americans aren't idiots but have been Mind Managed to Manufacture Consent for their own servitude & that starts with mis-education & propaganda in schools & colleges & then the Corp. MSM take over.

All other things being equal ... Democracy itself will always tend towards Socialism, when left to its own devices because people will always vote for their own Collective Best Interests & so The 99% folk have to be manipulated into blaming & pointing fingers at each other, in order prevent them uniting & pointing their fingers upwards at the 1% Kapo Class & their 0.01% Oligarchy/Parasite Class Overlords.

Alas, "divide et impera / divide & rule" - is one of the oldest ruling class tricks in the book but these days the access to Social Media means the Billionaire Press/TV Corp. owners can't manipulate The 99% like before. Both US Dems & GOP were born as a '3rd Party' in reaction to the existing status quo btw - and finally on the matter of ex-Republican, Elizabeth Warren - please try to consider:

''A few weeks ago, Warren said she'd never accept Super PAC money. Now, she's got the biggest Super PAC after Trump! This is a stunning reversal from someone who - up until recently - regularly denounced dark money and corruption in politics. After this, how can anyone trust Warren?'' Answer is .. They Can't! By the way, there once was a time when Obama campaigned for Bernie Sanders:

et veritas vos liberabit!

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 2 years ago

The open primaries and caucuses offered by the Democratic Party were just a ruse for dissipating the energy and preventing the formation of an independent third party with similar dispositions. The Democratic Party was by far the more racist party since the time of the Reconstruction after the American Civil War.

White supremacists were largely members of the Democratic Party. The Civil Rights [ and the police riot outside the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago ] Movement, Antiwar Movement, Black Power, etc. forced the allowance of open primaries and caucuses but this is not really genuine, as evidenced by the various candidates ganging up through endorsements against Bernie Sanders who is an Independent ( "not a real Democrat" ). After allowing him to run for the Democratic nomination, the Democratic Party is being disingenuous in rigging against Bernie. Which candidate(s) has(have) the concrete plan(s) for handling the COVID-19 invasion? Rally to Trump Thought, and the U.S.A. is pensed !

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

Bernie must win big so DNC can't steal it from him.

Vote Bernie Sanders tomorrow, 2/29 in South Carolina Primary and on Super Tuesday, Tuesday, 3/3 in the following states:

Alabama Arkansas California Colorado Maine Massachusetts Minnesota North Carolina Oklahoma Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia

Super Tuesday represents 40% of the American population. Do it for Bernie!

IF the DNC steals it from him, it will mark the end of the Democratic Party. 45% of Americans are Independents and along with Sanders' supporters a new third party, a People's Party will emerge.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

''Dr. Cornel West's powerful case for Bernie Sanders'':

verbum satis sapienti ...

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

If you want grandkids, vote for Bernie.

This tweet from the young people over at the Sunrise Movement made me tear up this morning because of the fundamental truth it is telling:

https://twitter.com/sunrisemvmt/status/1236095054718144515

"Dear family, You say you want grandkids.

But our generation’s future doesn’t look stable enough for kids. Not with the climate crisis looming. Not with student debt crushing us.

So here’s the deal. You're only getting grandkids if @BernieSanders wins this primary, not @JoeBiden"

WE REALLY NEED TO LISTEN TO OUR KIDS

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

So was ''Dr. Cornel West's powerful case for Bernie Sanders'' ... anything to do with this?

Both Amy Goodman and Dr. Cornel West seem to think that a political animus is at root here!

"Harvard I think suffers from a kind of self-idolatry & needs to be critical of itself to grow"(CW)

ad iudicium?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 1 year ago

Capitalism rips apart the very ability of human beings to continue the human race, and, yes, Bernie Sanders (along with Jeremy Corbyn in the UK) were both a huge risk to the greedy profit capitalists that don't give a damn about 5 minutes from now so long as they can hoard their money indefinitely.

Regular people suffer and earn so little they can hardly take care of themselves, let along raise a child or children!

Cornel West is even farther to the left than Bernie though he was a staunch Bernie supporter. It's no surprise, then, that Harvard doesn't want him around. Sickening how our "intellectual academics" work so hard to propagate a society that is clearly not the best for mankind.

Cornel West, like my favorite intellectual, Edward Said, does the hard work for one reason and one reason only, for the betterment of society for all people and for the Earth.

I highly recommend this PDF of Said's "Representations of the Intellectual." It's a sort of moral guide to what the purpose and goals of intellectual work should be. Too bad most modern day intellectuals can't be bothered coming close to this.

https://cbs.asu.edu/sites/default/files/PDFS/Said%20Representations%20of%20the%20Intellectual.pdf

Harvard should be ashamed of themselves.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

Re. Said's "Representations of the Intellectual" ... here is a PDF for that lecture he gave:

Re. Dr. Cornel West absoFKNlutely YES that "Harvard should be ashamed of themselves."!

multum in parvo ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 1 year ago

Edward Said on the obligations of the intellectual. He says:

"The central fact for me is, I think, that the intellectual is an individual endowed with a faculty for representing, embodying, articulating a message, a view, an attitude, philosophy or opinion to, as well as for, a public, in public. And this role has an edge to it, and cannot be played without a sense of being someone whose place it is publicly to raise embarrassing questions, to confront orthodoxy and dogma (rather than to produce them), to be someone who cannot easily be co-opted by governments or corporations, and whose raison d’etre is to represent all those people and issues who are routinely forgotten or swept under the rug.

The intellectual does so on the basis of universal principles; that all human beings are entitled to expect decent standards of behaviour concerning freedom and justice from worldly powers or nations, and that deliberate or inadvertent violations of those standards need to be testified against courageously.

Amen. We need more intellectuals like him. RIP.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"When the architects of neoliberalism cobbled together their new economic order at Mont Pelerin, they included a moral vision with it. Co-opting the once Revolutionary Concepts of Universal Human Rights, Neoliberals refashioned the idea of freedom, by tying it fundamentally to the free market, and turning it into a weapon to be used against anticolonial projects all over the world." from ...

respice; adspice; prospice ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 1 year ago

Clearly, intellectuals of the "neoliberal" school do nothing of the sort with regard to what Said outlined as the moral obligations of the intellectual. They are FULLY co-opted by governments and corporations:

From the brilliant article above, "When Neoliberalism Hijacked Human Rights"! by Jeanne Morefield https://jacobinmag.com/2020/01/morals-markets-human-rights-rise-neoliberalism-jessica-whyte :

"This needle-threading agenda produced a litany of torqued ideological equivalences that today amount to neoliberal moral truisms. For instance:

  1. Politics are always violent, but the market is always peaceful.

  2. Freedom is only possible in a market society.

  3. Human dignity and human inequality are not in contradiction.

  4. Totalitarianism and redistribution inevitably go hand in hand.

  5. Imperialism is not the highest stage of capitalism.

The understanding of human rights developed by the MPS thinkers reflected these truisms and are most likely, Whyte argues, what Milton Friedman had in mind in 1992 when he claimed there was “no doubt” that the original purpose of the society was to “promote a classical, liberal philosophy, that is, a free economy, a free society, socially, civilly, and in human rights.”

i.e. Just the opposite of what Edward Said was calling for. Let's hope some day we can reach his ideals....

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"Staten Island Amazon Workers Begin Union Drive - Drawing Lessons From Bessemer"! .. by Candice Bernd:

Consider that tho' "intellectuals of the "neoliberal" school ... are FULLY co-opted by governments and corporations", worse still ... they have infiltrated Govts. and Corps.- with their Rand, Hayek, Friedman inspired RW human hating psychopathology but Resistance Is Fertile & People Are Waking Up Daily! Times'll come again, when the intellect, compassion & wisdom of people Edward Said will be revered.

dum spiro, spero ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

''Amazon paid $0 in taxes on $11 billion in annual profits. But it asks workers to “donate” their paid leave to others who are sick.

''Workers and taxpayers are expected to be generous. Corporate CEOs—even during a pandemic—can be as stingy as they want.''! - from this tweet by Bernie:

The young people of USA are way ahead of their elders & reject their b-s! Now they must vote & exhort dumb boomers to look past their 401ks & ostentatious purchases & to think about .. their own kith & kin!

per aspera ad astra ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

Banks can take the $1200 for debts owed to them in many states.

Massachusetts has ruled against this and is the only state I can find that has ruled this way.

Will journalists investigate and tell us which banks do this so we can remove our accounts from them? Time will tell.

Imagine taking money people need to buy food and medicine with to pay for credit card debt, personal loans, car loans etc. EVIL! Banks are evil!

https://prospect.org/coronavirus/banks-can-grab-stimulus-check-pay-debts/

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/14/beyond-predatory-trump-treasury-department-gives-banks-green-light-seize-1200

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/10/832069794/those-1-200-emergency-payments-are-arriving-and-debt-collectors-may-be-eyeing-th

From NPR: "If debt collectors can find money sitting in a bank account, she says, "they can just grab whatever money is in there, so it's really easy for them to collect their money that way."

OUTRAGEOUS! Get your money out before the banks take it if you owe debt!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

Because "Banks Are Evil!" (& write the laws they are subject to!) taken from your Tweet here:

Will explore your links later. Pls keep up with the very good work - here, there and everywhere!

et fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

We need a rent moratorium nationally, too, because landlords are evil too!

Read this advice to landlords on how they can collect rent during this crisis! Understand how their minds work so you can react to that and do what is best for you and your family.

https://www.realwealthnetwork.com/learn/8-tips-for-collecting-rent-covid-19/

Knowledge is power!

"Nearly a third of 13.4 million US renters, 31%, didn't pay their rent between April 1 and April 5." From:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/09/business/americans-rent-payment-trnd/index.html

People are not paying their rent, not because they don't want to but because they can't. No one wants to live so precariously.

Rent moratorium now!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

''Amazon paid $0 in taxes on $11B in annual profits" ... is the quote from one of your astounding links further up this exchange - that I'm still getting over!!! As such, I'd like to share this important ink:

"Banks can take the $1200 for debts owed to them in many states.'' is another killer quote that I could have quoted, as is ... "Nearly a third of 13.4 million US renters, 31% - didn't pay their rent between April 1 and April 5."!!! This already good thread .. is turning into one we'll refer to in future.

Re."We need a rent moratorium nationally" consider https://strikedebt.org/ because Your Not A Loan!

respice; adspice; prospice!

[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

''Some of the richest people in the US have been at the front of the queue as the government has handed out trillions of dollars to prop up an economy it shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the billionaire class has added $308bn to its wealth in four weeks - even as a record 26 million people lost their jobs.

''According to a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies a progressive think-tank [a link below*] between 18 March and 22 April the wealth of America’s plutocrats grew 10.5%. After the last recession, it took over two years for total billionaire wealth to get back to the levels they enjoyed in 2007.

''Eight of those billionaires have seen their net worth surge by over $1bn each, including the Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos, and his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos; Eric Yuan, founder of Zoom; the former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer; and Elon Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX technocrat.'' - from ...

fiat justitia ruat caelum!

[-] 2 points by agkaiser (2515) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

Conservatives, Libertarians and their billionaire owner/operators have no clue that concentration of wealth is a cancer that is killing the real economy that sustains the human race.

[-] 1 points by elf3 (4203) 2 years ago

Some people believe it is their inherent right to do the wrong thing, as long as there is profit to be made. The problem with libertarians - is you can't make people behave with morality or ethics - so if you wipe away the ability to regulate - presuming some idea that they will do the right thing in spite of the glaring repeated evidence that no they do not - then you have given sociopaths with money carte blanche to hurt others. (On the other hand poor sociopaths who can't hide behind a corporate entity or board generally find themselves in jail for crimes and the harm they cause). Wealthy sociopaths change laws to make murder legal and avoid responsibility for harm by removing themselves directly and employing others to do their dirty work. The ability to swing your fists ends at my nose. So if you pollute water, air, horde resources like oil, and land and having to much wealth is the cause - then that wealth absolutely MUST BE REGULATED. If those with to much wealth are using it to oppress and harm others including to bribe and lobby to change laws to their own benefit so that they receive legislation which allows them to swing their giant fists into our faces - then we MUST REGULATE AND STOP IT. WE MUST REGULATE WEALTH. Those who are too wealthy have proven time and time again they will use that wealth to monopolize markets, harm the public (air, water, pollution), horde resources, REMEMBER EPI-PENS? and all around make life difficult for the ordinary people - we must REGULATE WEALTH. What is more if that they have had more than 30 years to prove that somehow they would fix everything with their de-regulation trickle down philosophy. Everything has become much worse and the INDIVIDUAL has been far more restricted under their policies. DEREGULATION IS A FAILED EXPERIMENT AND AN UTTER DISASTER FOR THE INDIVIDUAL. The wealthy one percent has turned their money into a bureaucratic machine as powerful and corrupt as any Communist Regime in history - I would wager to say it is WORSE - because the hands of multi-national conglomerates have the power to reach their hand of control into every government across the world. While deregulation has turned their wealth into unimaginable gains - they have not used this wealth to do good for the meek of this world. While they focus on rocket ships to the moon - they have not used their gains to make individuals more free or cure the ills of society - but to create fewer and fewer options for survival or upward mobility. Their control of markets and resources and increasing shares have made it impossible for an individual to possibly compete against them. This de-regulation of wealth has proven an utter disaster for the individual. When these powerful entities swing their fists into our faces - we individuals are left with no recourse and no choice but to become cogs in the ever growing corporate bureaucracies and individual crushing machine that seeks to enslave us the same as any corrupt communistic system. Regulation and oversight keep corruption in check as does a free press. Regulation is the enemy of Corruption. Anytime you de-regulate oversight - then corruption blooms - whether in government or in markets, or with resources. Without oversight any system is vulnerable to corruption. And what do we mean by oversight? We mean protecting the rights and freedoms of the individual against systems that may bully or oppress their freedoms - it DOES NOT MEAN ALLOWING THE INDIVIDUAL TO BULLY OR OPRESS THE FREEDOMS AND RIGHTS OF OTHERS. We are meant to work for the benefit and greater good of a few elite one percent who control us - who control our governments - and who limit our choices and options - THIS IS THE OPPOSITE OF FREEDOM IT IS OPRESSION BY ANOTHER NAME (LIBERTARIANISM).

As far as innovation? I see not one iota of innovation coming out of any of these nouveaux riche. Blindness, paralysis, starvation, pollution, cancer, birth defects, poverty, have not only not been solved but increased exponentially - what has any of their wealth brought us but war and misery, less choices, and less beauty. The narcissists of the world literally can not see beyond their own gains to live in the shoes and lives of the average person. Their concierge healthcare, their endless choices, the caged beauty they have for themselves - is out of reach to regular people. They stole the world - and they haven't a clue as they drown on the idea of their own grandiosity in the false meritocracy of their dumb luck and built in silver spoon safety nets - and TIME. Time that has been stolen from our lives, beauty that has been stolen from us - and TAKEN by the rich.

Being rich isn't a crime ...or maybe these days... it is?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

'With Millions Unable to Pay for Housing Next Month, Organizers Plan the Largest Rent Strike in Nearly a Century" ... because it needs repeating! Meanwhile, this

caveat!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

Postive view of socialism climbing in America.

CBS News Poll:

California: 57% positive view of socialism, 45% positive view of capitalism

Texas: 56% positive view of socialism, 37% positive view of capitalism

Who says Sanders can't win!?!

https://twitter.com/People4Bernie/status/1234147561830830080/photo/1

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

Vote out the establishment. Vote for the vision to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and corporations.

40% of Americans can't afford a $1000 emergency. Millions are uninsured. Millions are in student debt. Average pay is a low $27,000. Young people can't afford to have children or buy homes. And, we're heading in the wrong direction. Incremental change is simply not good enough!

We need the visionary, we need Bernie Sanders and the great big giant movement of millions of people behind him to turn this thing around and give us the decent life we all deserve.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

"If Bernie Sanders had simply demonstrated that it is possible to wage a competitive campaign for the presidency without relying on wealthy donors, corporate funders, or secretive PAC money, he would have earned his place in history.

''If all Sanders had to show for his two campaigns for the presidency was the greatest leftward shift in the political discourse since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s second term—putting not just Medicare for All but also the Green New Deal, free public higher education, fair taxation, cancellation of student debt, housing as a human right, universal free child care, and an unwavering critique of the billionaire class firmly onto the political agenda—we would owe him our gratitude.

''If his contribution to the debate on foreign policy never went beyond refusing to endorse trade deals that harm workers, denouncing America’s endless wars, and reasserting Congress’s control over presidential adventurism—and had not also included defying AIPAC and the Israel lobby, reminding Americans that many of those crossing our borders are fleeing dictators sustained by Washington, and maintaining his long-standing rejection of authoritarianism at home or abroad—we would still recognize Sanders as a prophetic figure.

''In this election the fundamental question is also the oldest one: Which side are you on? The Nation is on the side of hope, not fear. We’re on the side of radical change, not retrenchment and retreat. We are proud and excited to stand with the movements that have brought us to this moment and made this amazing, terrifying, exhilarating, and empowering campaign possible. And we are proud to endorse Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist with a program realistic and radical enough to meet the test of our time, for president of the United States.''

dum spiro, spero ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

Sanders is a prophetic figure and how he's pushed the Democratic Party to the left is a victory unto itself but he's also continued the work of Occupy in awakening class consciousness in America.

I agree fully with that article in The Nation. The man deserves our utmost respect. Too bad the establishment and MSM can't give it to him. If they did, he'd be the next President without a doubt.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

Yes, Bernie "deserves our utmost respect. Too bad the establishment and MSM can't give it to him. If they did, he'd be the next President without a doubt'' but then also realize the truths here:

multum in parvo ...

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

Not Me Us. Bernie Sanders has created and inspired a movement that will continue. And, it's especially important now that we're in the times of coronavirus.

We're literally fighting for our lives now. The failures of capitalism have been laid bare in this pandemic. Only socialist policies with checks on capitalism will pull us through!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

Note "The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism"! by Henry A.Giroux:

Yes ... "The failures of capitalism have been laid bare in this pandemic. Only socialist policies with checks on capitalism will pull us through" so the selfish psychopathy of The 1% must be taken on!

et veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

What will be the new normal? Post COVID19 surely there will be more automation as this article fears:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/30/coronavirus-disruption-automation

With more automation, and we're already doing it right, what will happen to workers? We're meeting on Zoom, taking classes, teaching classes, working from home, all online during this pandemic which is less than 2 months old. We've learned how to shop more online, even getting some groceries that way. What will the world look like post COVID19?

Certainly, the need for a Basic Universal Income has never been stronger. But, a basic income isn't something that a government ruling us under neoliberal ideology is likely to ever bestow upon us.

We will have to fight for it and in the end overturn this evil ideology that has created policies that have ripped away our social contract as well as having mind managed the masses of people to go along with it even though it is against their best interests.

From https://truthout.org/articles/the-covid-19-pandemic-is-exposing-the-plague-of-neoliberalism/

"Americans live in an age when neoliberalism wages war on the public and inequality is recast as a virtue. This age supports notions of individual responsibility that tear up social solidarities in devastating ways. This is a historical moment that puts a premium on competitive attitudes and unchecked individualism, and allows the market to become a template for structuring all social relations. The social contract has been all but eliminated while notions of the public good, social obligations and democratic forms of solidarity are under attack. This is a form of gangster capitalism that speaks only in the market-based language of profits, privatization and commercial exchange. It also legitimates the language of isolation, deprivation, human suffering and death."

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

"Virus Triggers Capitalist Crash!" by Prof. R.D.Wolff:

"Why capitalism - especially in US - failed to prepare for or cope with a virus thereby enabling it to trigger another crash of capitalism."

multum in parvo ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

Colossal failure of U.S. capitalism to prepare for this viral pandemic according to Prof. Wolff.

What we need now is job sharing, shorter work weeks, environmental protection, universal basic income, universal healthcare, equality in education, housing and food access and investment in infrastructure.

We need a society run democratically by and for the people, not corporations and the wealthy.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

"Treasury sent more than 1m CoronaVirus stimulus payments to dead people, congressional watchdog finds!" by Erica Werner:

Why? How? Because the old and dead are more likely to be RW reactionary GOP voters?! Holy Fk!

verum ex absurdo?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

Second Stimulus Payment Now! We need ongoing monthly payments to sustain the people who have lost their jobs, especially.

32 million Americans missed their rent or mortgage on July 1.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/08/32-percent-of-us-households-missed-their-july-housing-payments.html

More than 51 million Americans have filed for unemployment.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/More-than-50-million-have-filed-for-unemployment-15412510.php

If we aren't going to lock down all together, as a nation, and end this pandemic, then the government has a responsibility to ensure that people have housing and food, at a minimum, healthcare too!

We need regular payments and medicare for all, now!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

35 mill have not received their stimulus checks! Yet they sent 1 million to dead people. Unreal!

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/08/35-million-stimulus-checks-havent-been-sent-out-who-is-waiting-for-money.html

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 2 years ago

Most families are socialist. Ein Volk, ein Land, eine Kultur.

Someone fetches the water to fill the cisterns, including the annexed one of Grandma's. Someone takes out the garbage. Someone empties the filled-up chamber pot...

Someone pulls down the pants to spank the buttocks of the one who talks with prejudice or hasn't fulfilled one's duty. The shimmering rainbow-colored slipper was "the golden apple of strife" unless one understands what "innocent until proven guilty" means and insists upon it as Mom demands. Otherwise, Mom spanks.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8306) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

Biden hasn't been as bad as I feared.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8306) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Are you back? I haven't been here in awhile...

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 2 years ago

Welcome back, we're still here despite its being awfully quiet for a long while { at least for me }. When there's not even any echo, one knows through echo-location that it's a truly vast void.

Due to the Black votes in the South, Sanders is a lost cause. The Demonkrapts just won't have anyone from outside of the party to become the party's nominee although they clearly espouse that they will. The U.S.A. will also be a lost cause, no matter which major party's candidate wins because Moscow Progress stands in the way.

The best thing we can hope for ( war stimulates economies a lot ) is to destroy and strike out in a Hot War against Redfuckgina, the culprit of this pandemic. Russia holds the leash over the President due to the loans so not much will happen with Russia except Europe may well be overrun but the Europeans don't really care about their freedom anyways having enjoyed it for so long that it's being taken for granted.

Germans claimed that they traded with the U.S.S.R. so it collapsed because of their ingenuity so they are going to rush in and trade with Redfuckgina so it collapses--absolutely delusional but Germans know best, right? Fartvergnügen. As for Nuclear Non-Proliferation, when Redfuckgina collapses, the DPRK will undoubtedly collapse, too. The ROK can easily assimilate the North Koreans in the aftermath.

Despite the pandemic, the U.S. can easily lead a global coalition to slay the Red Dragon, as St. George did. There's no escape from this confrontation on Spaceship Earth ( Dad was taught this lesson: you can sweat, you can starve, you can thirst, you can plead, you can run away from the War of the Atlantic, you can bleed, you can grow a unicorn horn, you can cry mommy, you can pretend to be Samson, you can run all the way to the other side of the Earth, but there is NO escape, because war had eight legs to catch up with him running on only two ! It was "light on fire" alright after he'd turned around to face the Pacific War. Pax Americana.

There are three-step policies: engagement, containment, and interment. Engagement with Redfuckgina ( Clinton, Biden, Bush, ...) has clearly failed to calm its violent expansionist ideology. Containment is being breached by the fraternization with Germany et al. The third step is what the U.S. must prepare for and undertake because it's the best option left after the other ones have largely failed.

In wartime, we rally around our Commander-in-Chief and back him up with the full might and power of the U.S.A. Never forget that.

A significant segment of our population don't vote because of the machinations rigging the parties' nominating processes. Examine how Sanders still got nowhere even after winning huge number of primary votes multiple times ( but the DNC rigged his access to the debates and voters via biased scheduling to non-prime times after being bribed.) I don't really care for a known corporatist like Biden who sold out the working class of the U.S.A. I'm concerned that we'll get years more of Moonlight Sonata BidingTime Joe, not being ardent to carry Medicare-for-all through. I like his having a moderate stance of not banning private-employer-provided health insurance altogether, unlike Sanders but laundering medical care money for private overlords is the same old Demonkrapts' fucking shit. Of course, the funding is a moot point for the U.S. because we have already come up with many trillions of dollars recently, haven't we? All of that hoopla about "we can't afford Medicare-for-all" was just the Retardicans retarding the non-wealthy people from getting their basic government-funded medical care instead of the great Trumpcare.

Socialists tend to apply government control too far. There are things best done at large scales and ones best done at individualized customized scales. Emergency medical care is best done at the universal single-payer governmental level because everyone needs that at times and it's usually not a good time to haggle over who pays for what when the patients need to be stabilized first. The excessive-cost problem hasn't been ended just by foisting it on the government which must also spend resources wisely or we'll get sooner or later those very famous and spectacular, as well as very infamous socialist failures. In Hong Kong where I was born, both the British ruling government and the mainland Chinese government which claimed most of Hong Kong inhabitants as Chinese nationals were socialist so they could eventually agree upon pursuing socialized medicine ( the British weren't always enthusiastic about building up its Crown Colony in public health but they had learnt in a very hard way that diseases observed no political boundaries--there were cholera, malaria, typhus, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc. which didn't allow the British any colonial-overlord privileged exemptions.) Hong Kong has privatized medical practices, too, in line with its generally very capitalistic economic model, so socialized medicine wasn't forced upon anyone.

This peculiar coexistence of free-wheeling -isms or the lack thereof was manifested in the extreme in the Kowloon Walled City which in a certain sense was the freest place in all of Hong Kong. It became so densely populated because it's really under the control of the nonexistent anymore Qing Dynasty with which the British signed a treaty to respect the stationing of Qing troops in this military outpost, in fact a garrison town with the governing authority gone for good. The British were afraid of triggering mainland China's ire by messing with it and mainland China couldn't reach it without crossing the Qing-leased-to-the-British British-controlled territories. It became whatever the people who lived in it wanted to make it--truly a utopian/dystopian apex of frontier towns born of ultimate deregulation or self governance. It was highly attractive to people with special wants ( Mom wanted to get the freshest killed live chicken--I was astounded by my trip with her, wow ! ) despite its being buzzed by the airplanes very loudly every few minutes. We went there for food and others went there for sex and illegal outside-of-it drugs ( both the British and the mainland Chinese have laws to control these but not in this garrison city.) Yep, human beings when truly left to their own device want food and sex, as evidenced by this free city.

Peace is to be largely built upon this foundation of satisfying people's need for food and want of sex, subject to societal restraints and resource constraints such as how many eggplants or penises are at hand or how many pomegranates or vaginas are available. The natural sex ratio is near one male to one female so societies aiming for this ratio tend to have less resource conflict. I'm not alarmed by the homosexuals because their being missing from reproduction no longer poses a great threat to most societies' continuance.

Kowloon Walled City was the kernel in which this bubbling stew of sovereignty, diseases, governance, and nationalities by birthplace or by parental nationalities were cooked up. It was the weirdest, most bizarre, and densest populated place I've ever known !!! Mom and I went there to buy a live chicken from a rooftop shop to serve up to my spiritual godfather and our ancestors' spirits. While the chicken's neck was bent back, plucked bare of feathers, throat cut, drained of blood, and stuffed into a bucket of tar/dark-colored goo to have its feathers be plucked later, a humongous airplane flew over our heads so low, close-by, and loud that it seared into my memory forever "bloody loud, roaring Mother of the slain chicken?" but it was perfectly normal there as it was right under the airplanes' slow-down-to-land flight path to Kai Tak Airport. As a young kid, I always wondered about what that white-but-painted-with-orange-rectangles "checkerboard" on the hill was. It was the most important feature, on the hill@3:05. @4:19, the chipped-away hillside which was exploded punctually like clockwork chiming near/at noontime ( my "go home for lunch" signal ) provided the granite for extending the runway to 10,000 feet to accommodate a Boeing-747 jumbo jet on which I flew away from Hong Kong. In the following video, the hill appears as being very dark-colored at the center of the view @2:57. The light-colored white-and-orange "checkerboard" moved leftward across the view to appear @3:23 on the left side of the view just before disappearing out of view. It helps the airplanes to do the precise 47° tight right turn before landing aligned, on the runway, hopefully safely.

Biden is highly problematic. At least with Trump's wildcard quality, we have a chance for both boom and bust. I hope that like the Pacific War, it'll be a ka { (in ancient Egypt) the supposed spiritual part of an individual human being or god, which survived (with the soul) after death and could reside in a statue of the person.} riding-a-rocket's boom up { and fall down } as ordered !

The rapid devaluation of the U.S. dollar doesn't affect our domestic economy much because most of it ( perhaps 80-90% ) doesn't even depend upon import or export. It tends to boost the fortunes of the exporting companies during an economic downturn, so it's great for creating domestic export-related jobs. Incidentally, it also depreciates Redfuckgina's holdings in U.S. Treasury Obligations, precisely what we all need--the deleveraging of the power to manipulate the U.S. dollar which arose from the curse of the chimera called Chimerica.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8306) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I know it's been awhile, but I have gotten through some of this, I fear your isolation is affect your insanity, this appears at first glance to be coherent so I will come back to it when I have more time, but in a nutshell yes Biden is "problematic" for me this is because I am old, not as old as Biden, but old enough that I will not see any real change, not with the billionaire banks accounts being protected and single payer on the veto list, so I have to do for the world what I have done for my body and just accept that some things will not get "better" at least not for me...don't get me wrong I'll still vote, I ain't dead yet..but hey on a brighter note The Squad grows with every election..

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

"Trump Wanted Less Testing Because ... Jared Kushner said - It Would Spook Wall Street!''

Note .. ''The president's son-in-law was reportedly behind the decision to emphasize less testing.''

radix omnium malorum est cupiditas!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

Worst government at worst time. An anti-science President during a pandemic in an election year. Could it be worse? I'm not sure.

From truthout:

“Jared [Kushner] had been arguing that testing too many people, or ordering too many ventilators, would spook the markets and so we just shouldn’t do it,” the source alleged. “That advice worked far more powerfully on him than what the scientists were saying. He thinks they always exaggerate.”

So, economy in an election year is very important and this is what they attempted to preserve. I'd say it's quite backfired on them with 36 million Americans now unemployed. The stock market continues to hang on basically because it's a morally corrupt faux indicator of anything but rich people hanging onto their wealth for dear life and at the expense of everyone else. Sickening!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

"As Trump Golfed & Downplayed COVID, US Death Count Pushed Past 100,000" by Chris Walker:

Yes " The stock market continues to hang on basically because it's a morally corrupt faux indicator of anything but rich people hanging onto their wealth for dear life and at the expense of everyone else." And "Sickening" is exactly what it is! Btw, have you ANY idea - what the idiot below is talking about?!

fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

60% of Covid death count due to delayed response by U.S. government.

From truthout:

"Some researchers have said that, had Trump actually taken a more careful approach at that time — including pushing for social distancing measures on or near the same dates he made those latter comments — we would have had fewer deaths from the disease than we see now, with one estimate suggesting as much as 60 percent of the total death count at this time might be attributable, in part, to the delayed response from the Trump administration."

It's taking upwards of 11 days to get Covid test results in some states, SC being one of them. Hard to imagine this not being caused by the failure of the government to use the War Powers Act to force the production of needed equipment. What a s--tshow this has turned out to be for America.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

"Trump’s Decision to Block COVID Aid to Hard-Hit States Will Cost 4 Million Jobs" by Igor Derysh:

Ten days to two weeks to get a COVID19 test result, just obviates the test and is criminally incompetent!

spero meliora ...

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23620) 2 years ago

This is just cruelty, really.

"Without federal aid, states will be forced to drastically slash government jobs, which include police, hospital workers, teachers, firefighters, and emergency responders. For all of Trump and McConnell’s warnings about Democrats seeking to “defund the police,” the Republican refusal to help cash-strapped states and cities would quite literally defund the police, and other key services."

And, it's politicized cruelty, withholding funds from states that don't match Trumps politics. November can't come soon enough.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"If Trump had followed Vietnam’s lead on COVID ... US would Have Fewer Than 100 Dead"! - by C.J. Polychroniou:

q.e.d.!

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23620) 1 year ago

Vietnam: 95 mill pop, only 100 dead from Covid. Wow!

"I am certainly no expert for assessing how long it is likely to take to bring COVID-19 under control in the U.S., or assessing the likelihood that it could remain as a public health threat indefinitely. But in the event that we are faced with a virus that we cannot adequately control, even through universal vaccinations, then I would say it is time to start learning from Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, and — in a great historic irony — maybe especially Vietnam about how to create a public health system that minimizes the spread of the illness. Step one would be to establish Medicare for All, so that every U.S. resident has access to good-quality health care, without having to fear financial ruin should they get sick with COVID or anything else. Creating something resembling a minimally effective public health system through Medicare for All would, in turn, enable us in the U.S. to advance a sustainable recovery on the foundation of a Green New Deal."

From: https://truthout.org/articles/if-trump-had-followed-vietnams-lead-on-covid-us-would-have-fewer-than-100-dead/

Thanks for that great piece. No better argument for Medicare For All. Any politician that speaks against it is a fraud.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"Trump's re–election strategy is torn from white supremacist playbooks" .. by Jean Guerrero:

Note ... "Trump and Stephen Miller want to stoke panic about antiracist activists, even though white supremacists are the real threat to Americans."

Now also consider that the main reason Americans don't have Universal Healthcare, is down to the very deep racism of too many Conservative white people, who hate the idea of sharing anything with anyone, let alone their taxes helping to pay for Healthcare For Black People too. There's an actual old GOP plan to push this. It's called "The Southern Strategy" & COVID19 is now exacerbating these dark RW forces!

caveat emptor!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 1 year ago

Fascist Trump is soon out. Neoliberal Joe is in.

The fight continues for progressive policies for the people, not just in America, but all over the world.

We will not accept the crumbs.

Never give up!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

Yes we can "Call Trump’s Tactics What They Are: Fascist"! by John Nichols:

multum in parvo...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23620) 1 year ago

Sore loser, Trump is holding a rally in DC on Jan. 6th to protest the election.

They have zero proof of election fraud.

The only election problems we actually have in America is voter suppression.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2021/01/01/trump-offers-new-details-on-wild-rally-to-protest-election-results-and-dc-authorities-are-gearing-up-for-it/?sh=261c0e4a6d2f

Fascist Trump, like a good fascist, is even encouraging violence at the rally.

https://www.businessinsider.com/ex-pence-aide-olivia-troye-fears-violence-january-trump-rally-2020-12

Can't get rid of this maniac soon enough....

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"Trump will soon leave office. But all the ingredients of homegrown Fascism remain"! - by Dale Maharidge:

Nothing about how tRUMP came to be and how that constituency that voted & rioted for him has gone away. The Solution, may not be to simply revile them but to show them they too live in this thing that is the USA's $0C!ETY & that anti-social thinking is selfish & self defeating for The 99% + 1%. M4A and a mass COVID19 CoronaVirus Vaccine roll out, utilising USA's much vaunted & bloated Military Machine and then starting with Bernie Sanders' ideas .. is The Way. An engaged & educated electorate will win!

per aspera ad astra ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"The mob attacks on the Capitol are not so much 'unprecedented' as they are consistent with America’s history of white backlash to racial equality and white entitlement to political, economic &, social control."

e tenebris, lux?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"Bernie Sanders warns Democrats they will get obliterated if they don’t put forward a substantial progressive agenda." from ...

ad iudicium?


11th Jan. EDIT: Fk only knows what the idiot below is spewing, but if anyone worx it out, do let me know!

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 year ago

White supremacy ( signifying slave ownership and racial domination ) is on display here for the whole world to see. The U.S. fought and conquered the Confederate States of America in the U.S. Civil War 1860-1865. The African Slaves were freed in the process by the Republicans but by the time of the close-call 1876 Election, in order to gain presidential power, Republicans agreed to sell out "the Negroes" and stopped the Reconstruction of the defeated slave-owning South thus allowing racial segregation and discrimination to persist for centuries. The Slaves and their descendants have ever since been relegated to be subject to continued systemic racial discrimination and oppression.

Despite slavery having been written into the U.S. Constitution, this overt insurrection which might belong to 1860 is anachronistic for 2021.

As far as Trump the "instigator of the insurrection" is concerned, he is not an expert [at governance] ( he reverted to campaigning again only a few months into his so-called administration becoming a partisan again rather than the President of the entire United States of America; if he had wanted to stay as a partisan, he should stop campaigning because the purpose of an election is to elevate the winner to a larger and more encompassing dominion; he behaved a bit like Mao Zedong who reverted to perpetual revolution because that was the only one-shot trick known to him and he couldn't change gears -- basically a monolingual prick in "doing" his so-called governance which was actually partisan campaigning to foment domestic terrorism ) but White[male for a patriarchy], thus qualifying him as a well-paid figurehead ( he got paid not from his actual presidential salary of zero dollars but a lot more than the allotted presidential salary of 400,000 US$ through his privately owned businesses linked to the U.S. Government; a single golfing trip of his cost far more than the allotted annual salary he had graciously refused to accept from the U.S. taxpayers.) Coming originally from Hong Kong, a British ( and Empire's last { willed so [to be reabsorbed in 1997] by Red China despite British attempt in 1956-1957 to let Hong Kong go free } one "East of Suez" ) Crown Colony, I knew that and most people probably did, too: two patriarchal testicles although well endowed with [seedy] gametes are insufficient; it takes an erect balding head under a fluffy squirrel-tail cover to deliver GOOPy gayness.

Recall how the Republicans were whining about Obama's golfing but they didn't complain of Trump's far more frequent golfing trips from Washington D.C. to Florida and back with Secret Service security detail, to spend time at his Mar-A-Lago resort business so that the U.S. taxpayers paid millions US$ to his business every few weeks. Obama was "Black" but Trump is White, actually Orange, not quite the new Black yet but.. Sochi on the Black Sea beckons with Russian Orthodox Bromance near Crime-ia.

My Mom's chamber pot overflow punishment rule was to assign guilt to the one who last triggered the deluge because of one's ability to estimate how much would be deposited there. Intentionally over-depositing made one guilty. As my Dad had answered the U.S. call to [help] fix postwar Japan, Russia which pissed last with its golden deluge should fix Syria so Syria's war-displaced people may go home ( if home is still there or they still wish to return.)

There are many wealthy Arab states close to Syria with shared cultures so people ask why Syrian asylum seekers had to risk so much including their families and lives to reach for far faraway, very cold, and culturally different "infidel" northern Europe to become refugees there, hopefully.

Where's the Ummah? Where's the Islamic pillar of Charity for fellow Arabs? Is the engagement in common jihad the only time when the Ummah counts?

Generally speaking, local full integration of refugees is preferable to reversing their migration ( the Middle East has been tumultuous for years since "the Arab Spring" of 2011 therefore many asylum seekers have been widely dispersed and some have already found new [refuge] abodes.) "Live and let live" often makes sense ( modern transportation is very capable of shipping Lebensraum worldwide--this is why monetary donations can help meet an area's emergency needs quickly by marshaling monetary/trading supply-chain system's global cooperation; this is also why monetary meltdowns are terrible for most non-self-sufficient countries; it's good to be self-sufficient but to become wealthy, trade is highly desirable { unless a country is already so vast and diverse in resources and capabilities that most trade can be internal rather than external,} especially for natural-resource-poor but well-connected-in-communication-airport-harbor places such as my birthplace Hong Kong, now one of the wealthiest cities or countries with the world's densest billionaires-per-capita collection of US$ net-worth billionaires { Manhattan Island is another such "you'll starve with no trading, due to almost no locally-grown-in-Manhattan food" place with many bridges and tunnels and probably the world's densest millionaires-per-capita collection of US$ net-worth millionaires; yep, China with Hong Kong has a far more severe wealth inequality social problem than the U.S. with New York which includes Manhattan Island in the same way that Hong Kong includes Hong Kong Island--why does an island at a river estuary always figure so prominently in the great cities of the world ? founding a [river]water-supplied settlement on an island or an artificial one called a castle surrounded by a moat increased military security which is a very significant expenditure in the times with 》kriegen durch Kriege《 ethos, even to this very day; all small countries which had solved this security problem tended to grow very wealthy and often happy "by beating swords into plow/ploughshare;" the U.S. is the continental-sized but culturally fairly provincial "small" island nation, formerly happy but fallen down due to GOOPy gayness 中國式香港《過日子》 just-getting-by-with-neither-imagination-nor-fecundity-but-tax-breaks-for-the-rich-and-deficit-spending-to-placate-the-poor policies; imagine how much more of various resources will become available by having no military expenditure ! neither millions nor billions but trillions of US$ worth of resources will be freed up year after year worldwide; that's why the rough edges of Nationalism are injurious and multinational organizations helping to foster peaceful resolution of conflicts are vitally important for achieving prosperity: just look at how far Beirut with its 1960s' "streets [figuratively] paved with gold" has fallen since the bombings of the U.N. peacekeeping force caused U.N. to withdraw or Iraq also with bombings forcing U.N. to withdraw; who is behind supporting the bombings in Iraq and Beirut ? it doesn't take much higher intelligence to understand that fighting leads to much destruction and hardship for most neighbors but there are alien "Reptilians" occupying positions of power living among Earthlings; } in these days, the locale in which information service is actually created has become less important so most places with a high-speed internet connection can engage in global trade of virtual goods which can be made physical at the places of actual usage. ) Home is [only] "where the heart is." Corollary: nonnomadic heartless people never have a home.

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 year ago

We don't fire people. We move them on to better opportunities, now that Jeffrey Epstein's enterprise is defunct. Trump still has a bosom buddy in charge of his future "real estate" in the D.P.R.K. so he doesn't have to do those tiny little holes on his golf courses or "fly" on "the Lolita Express" anymore. His bosom buddy has a beehive available for his pleasure. Trump may even invite Winnie the Pooh to enjoy the honey together.

A voyage of ten thousand miles starts with becoming a Ducktator. Good fuck and bon voyage to visit bosom buddy's "Satisfactory Group." It's U.S. (Belausan) Nazional Pride at stake here ! My Dad was right about the importance of putting on/grooming in this special order: ironed and starched shirt, socks next - to preserve ironed creases on trousers, trousers, buffed to mirror-shiny shoes, face the frontal-full-body mirror, tie, hair (comb if any "squirrel-tail fluff" is left but it's still okay if there's none as long as in-bed performance compensates, for females understand testosterone's frontal-hairline-lifting and hair-balding effect, ) and blazer.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"Trump Has Radicalized His Supporters. Deradicalizing Them Will Be Very Hard."...(Democracy Now!)

In reply to your 'wall o'shit' (GF) above, which I & probably anyone else, can't read but do spew away!

respice, adspice, prospice ...

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 2 years ago

Looking good--right on track for a butt-spanking by my Mom. It's government being "run like a business," with human lives being auctioned off. In the bygone days of searching for the postulated-to-exist but still missing "elementary particles," or quantum fields of the Standard Model@31:40, Scientific American had speculated that bare bottom might be naked charm.

I was so sick of speed-eating { it's a drawback from having an immature adolescent Big Brother with a competitive mouth; we went head-to-head pecking at pounds of "gourmet" fried sugary-soy-sauce-glazed chicken butts heaped upon a big bowl set atop the seat of the wooden chair newly painted by Dad, who had once shoveled coal "sweating out pigshit" to escape from Kriegsmarine's U-boat wolf pack to no avail, but the icy-cold North Atlantic seawater hadn't gotten to his torpedoed sinking ship's boiler to explode it before a U-boat evacuated the crew, thus preventing his connecting with the sharks--his coming home with much money, I believe that it was to make up for his previously interrupted support, was likely why Mom felt flush enough with it to indulge us, the two not particularly mature kids but my Big Brother should have known better to exercise moderation as a high-school/secondary-school student than I, a kindergartener !「少吃多滋味,多吃壞肚皮。」《Dad also installed a gated door outside of our home's existing door for better ventilation when we kept the existing door open and used the gated door alone by itself》; there is such a thing as "too much of a so-called good thing !!!" moderation of desires is preferable for having no future regrets } the extremely fatty chicken butts that afterwards for more than a decade, just the mere thought of them gave me nausea { I suspect that it might have damaged my liver and given me the strands of white hair on my kindergartener's head } but I wonder about Kentucky-Fried-Chickens' chicken butts. It's a whole new ballgame, isn't it?

To the old dinosaurs, a competition is a zero-sum game so one must strive for "win, win, win." To the wide-eyed ones, cooperation usually turns out to be a positive-sum game so without doing much hard work at all, most still come out with "win, win, win," albeit by different amounts. If one can control one's jealousy about "exploitation," one tends to become better off than being all "independent."

Manhattan is such a place of "exploitation," where I had seen the biggest street rat ( at least a foot long in its very fat body alone, excluding its tail ) east of "The Mississippi" literally ( NO! it was absolutely not a beaver because I had run into a beaver before with its flattened tail near a culver ) in a Midtown evening and rats with "family values" in a subway station { poor things, to where did CoViD-19-induced subway garbage/rubbish reduction and consequent hunger evict Nicky's greatly extended family? oh, say, can't you see? by your mind's aware eye, this West 23rd Street, A and C trains' subway station, was in days of abundance, graced by many food courts, above the ground in.. truly the land of the free? } and yet ( or because ) people flock to Manhattan en masse daily year after year ( it's where fond dreams are made real or broken but one often gets a shocking "shakedown" for real, not just from a parking ticket, a broken-in car with goods stolen from the trunk/boot, a windshield wiper ripped off from a car, and maybe even "a total eclipse of the heart"--both urban desert and urban jungle in the mind do coexist in the same spacetime; it's why the better-off and wealthier folks tend to have a countryside place of retreat for both mental and physical "decompression." )

The current SARS_CoV-2 pandemic is actually a clarion call for everyone to exercise independence { which does not preclude cooperation } but many people dislike that because they miss their being { "exploited" or } better off in a mutually dependent relationship with other people. Cooperation was, is, and will be the hallmark of humanity achieving the great scales of murmuration.

If we look at the relatively brief decades-long history of semiconductors, germanium is superior to silicon in its switching speed being faster as well as its current-gain being higher in a transistor but why is silicon so dominant in most of the semiconductor industry? Silicon works well with its easily produced glass-like highly insulating complementary partner--silicon dioxide--but germanium dioxide conducts electricity so it's not opposite or complementary enough.

The foundation of most human societies is the family. That's because of the fundamental human societal needs to provide for nurturing ( e.g. food ) and reproduction ( e.g. sex ) in a cooperative { the most successful way of surviving in complementarity comes from cooperation, not competition alone } unit with heterogeneous and complementary parts. Satisfying peoples' needs for being well-fed and well-fucked does go a significantly long way towards making people happy. The sequence for improving peoples' lives is: clean air, clean water, clean food, and clean living ( why? clean air is required for clean water--we had acid rain from the sky killing most living things in our lakes and ponds in decades past until a cap-and-trade public policy mobilized industries; clean water is required for clean food because we grow our food with water so poisoned water makes poisoned food; clean food is required for clean living because eating poisoned food will make poisoned living; for example, eating leaded food creates aggression in primates { tetraethyl-lead in leaded automobile fuels correlated much with urban violent crimes so we are probably less violent now than in the 1970s because lead had been phased out of automobile fuels; maybe we should go farther and phase out lead in our drinking water nationwide, lead in electronics' solder, and lead in automobile batteries--we no longer sweeten our wines by setting them in lead vessels as the well-known-to-be-violent ancient Romans did; we use zinc-white instead of lead-white in artists' paint; lead is bad news all around so we wised up and phased them out over the millennia; lead is bad because its chemistry resembles calcium and our bodies mistake lead for calcium and [mis]use it for the many important functions that calcium is used for; most Americans are feeding lead to our children and ourselves every day }; eating organic-mercury-poisoned food creates neural-damaged primates.) They are mostly achievable by individual combined with governmental efforts. Trumpanzee is so fucked up because it breathes clean air, drinks clean water, and eats clean food with its anus, and spits out the shit from its mouth in its so-called clean living. It's top-oriented. ( Or a very wise national treasure kid would say, "It's NOT even anal !" Yeah, quality starts with the fundamentals--as I have learnt from the bidét at a wedding-banquet venue; now I just try to emulate its cleaning action on my de-lined no-wrinkles "bottom-line" of Wall Street.)

Actually things could be worse when the hitherto-shielded-by-the-coastal-states inland states light up gloriously red with test-confirmed SARS_CoV-2 cases and CoViD-19 deaths. Most people in the entire world don't have any existing bodily defense against this virus because it is novel, never been seen before, and probably never existed ( until the favorable conditions for creating it have been maintained for a while as retroviruses, i.e. RNA viruses, mutate much more than DNA viruses but getting the correct permutations to unlock a human cell isn't quite easy; the experiment to reproduce Shakespeare's work via the random linkage of alphabets without using the mass parallelism of directed evolution failed rather spectacularly.)

We are fortunate that we haven't got widespread riots yet ( maybe the vast stockpile of ammunition on mobile platforms procured by FEMA has acted as a deterrent up to now.) "Mission Accomplished."

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

How about U deal with a reply to this ...

So never mind your endless schizoid HORSE$H!T above (that no one is reading btw) will U reply here?

doltus maximus - temet nosce!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

''Trump Says Lost Jobs “Will All Be Back” Very Soon but Economists Disagree!'' by Chris Waker:

multum in parvo!

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2515) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

Death, despair and Nixon: 1968 was the worst year of the century. As you said, it was the turning point in the rise of conservative/libertarianism. I lost hope and would soon drop out for 15 years. Bernie and others have helped to rekindle the stubborn resolve to know change. And dark as it is at the moment ...

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2515) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

H. was a centrist puke like Joe. WTFU! Dems. U need to make a hard left turn now!