Category: Politics

The Internet is ours

I literally just finished watching a documentary on Netflix called "Killswitch."  The basic coverage was on Aaron Swartz and Edward Snowden and how they took on the some of the most powerful interests in different areas.  Aaron was involved with copyright and Edward, well, we all know what he did.  I'm left thinking that I've … Continue reading The Internet is ours

Call to Action: Electoral College Reform

This isn't the first time I've complained about the Electoral College (EC) on this blog. It's an old idea that has endured the test of time and survived into the modern era where we have had at least two elections now that produced a victor that didn't win the popular vote. There are two ideas … Continue reading Call to Action: Electoral College Reform

Listen to understand, then speak to be understood

I'm not a typical American, at least that is how I think of myself. Politically, I generally lean left and support socialist views, however have an open enough mind to recognize that no one "group" is completely correct in their policies or agendas. My approach is to see the problem for what it is without … Continue reading Listen to understand, then speak to be understood

Chris Hedges | The Mafia State

Good comparison of Wall Street as the parasite of our economy.

Rise Up Times

 These profits are counted as economic growth. But this is a fiction, a sleight of hand, like unemployment statistics or the consumer price index, used to mask the speculative shell game.

By Chris Hedges  Truthdig  December 4, 2016

Mr. Fish

Systems of governance that are seized by a tiny cabal become mafia states. The early years—Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton in the United States—are marked by promises that the pillage will benefit everyone. The later years—George W. Bush and Barack Obama—are marked by declarations that things are getting better even though they are getting worse. The final years—Donald Trump—see the lunatic trolls, hedge fund parasites, con artists, conspiracy theorists and criminals drop all pretense and carry out an orgy of looting and corruption.

The rich never have enough. The more they get, the more they want. It is a disease. CEOs demand and receive pay that is…

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Government of the people

Having read the weekends blogs I follow, I'm reminded of the fact that its likely most Americans have not taken the time to read the Declaration of Independence or the United States Constitution and Amendments (Bill of Rights). Having read both of them multiple times, I took the time again to read them just now … Continue reading Government of the people

Standing Rock DAPL Protesting

Here is a classic example of people coming together and protesting the unchecked and unregulated greed that drives corporations to ever larger annual profits. The entire pipeline is largely complete except for the 1-mile stretch that would tunnel under Lake Oahe and threaten sacred lands. I'm incredibly impressed with the fact that over 2,100 Veterans … Continue reading Standing Rock DAPL Protesting

Labels don’t help anyone

A liberal is defined as: open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values A moderate is defined as: professing or characterized by political or social beliefs that are not extreme A conservative is defined as: holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to … Continue reading Labels don’t help anyone