Sunday, November 30, 2014

On race after Brown murder

"All men are created equal" trumpets the Declaration of Independence. Yet we do not treat 'the others' as equals. We are in dire competition with all for the necessities of life. We have inherent fear that 'the others' will take our possessions, rape our wives, and make slaves of our children. We fear it because it has and is happening everyday in this world. It is part of 'Nature', despite Steven Pinker and his 'Better Angels'. And to maintain power the political and propaganda minded use that fear to support their 'power base'. Divide and keep them ignorant so they don't have any power, don't deserve any power, and that they don't have it or deserve it because the powerful point them to 'the others' as the cause of their powerlessness. Politics pure and simple. Race, class, nationality, education achievement, intelligence, geographical location, religion, sexual appetites, even favorite foods: all are sources of personal pride and self-aggrandizement and degradation of the 'others'. The black race has been enslaved, freed, kept uneducated, separated from whites, hung and set on fire in their own back yards, hated, feared, by educated and uneducated whites since the beginning of history. Yet we fought a political fight for 80 years and a civil war for 4 years, at the cost of 600,000 lives, to stop slavery. Brown vs. School Board and then Dr. King helped equality. We know, deep down, 'All men are equal' but we choose to not believe it. We need to work and educate, and love.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Response to article about ignorance of Senators.

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All my life I was told managers don't need to know how to do what their workers do, only get them to do it. It's part of the "dumbing down" generations. Most congressmen don't know which end of the screw driver goes in the hand. So why should they understand Cosmology, Evolution, Energy and Entropy. They obviously haven't read Shakespeare, Gibbon, or any philosophy either. Their job is to spend 4 trillion dollars a year. Their backers tell them how to, if they wish to keep the backing, and they do it very well, thank you. The fact that our underpaid educators don't educate is right in line with our underpaid Representatives don't Represent, us. The corruption of our Representatives, before they can even run for office and sell it, is systemic. We have made a virtue out of it. It gives us something to whine about. Of course the easy fix of changing the Constitution and becoming an Actual Democracy gets pooh hoohed, mocked, laughed at, denigrated in every possible way. But as a sworn member of the 'lunatic fringe' I know we will soon begin campaigning to have the people vote directly on the laws, the Executives, and the Judges. Its our only salvation, save revolution, and we will never do that because the means of Amending the Constitution is solid, used, and soon to be used again. End this failed Republic by finally making the U.S. the first Actual Democracy in the world. Replace the hope for freedom and equality with your votes for them. See & join.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Post 2014 Election remark to NT

As the commercial says,"Everybody knows that." The government is broken. The Representatives don't represent the people, they represent the rich and powerful. The representatives are not bad people. We have a bad form of government: we vote for law makers but need, to vote for laws.  Neither our voices nor our votes count. Until we make this nation an Actual Democracy, where the people debate and vote directly for the laws under which they live we will be ignored, ruled, and used to serve the ends our Representatives are influenced to choose. This corruption will end only when we remove "The Republic of the United States" and replace it with "the Democracy of the United States". We vote for entertainers on TV. We debate every issue in social media. If we can vote and debate issues we can debate and vote on laws and not representatives to make the laws, to choose our executives, and select the judiciary, "FOR US". Corruption will only end when there is no one who can be corrupted, no one to use the power we give them against us and for special interests. If no one can be influenced to make laws for 'special' people then the laws must be made by 'ALL' the people. The rich and powerful politicians, now ironically called 'Fathers', who wrote the Constitution made sure people did not vote for laws, for Executives, or for Judges.  We must amend the Constitution so we vote directly for laws, the Executives, and judges: see Join it, and support it.