Question narratives of the powerful out loud.
Expose evidence of wrongdoing by the wealthy and well-connected.
Cast doubt on the basic assumptions that cause people to remain trapped in the lose-lose game we call “the economy”.
Teach people how to get along without the goodies the rich use to make us dependent on and controllable by them.
Help average people better understand how incredibly powerful they really are or can be.
Publish that the Emperor is, in fact, quite naked and that his name appears many times in Epstein’s flight log books.
Empower people to keep themselves healthy…
So, let’s say we progressives DO take to the streets and refuse to leave until our demands are met. Can we agree on a list of demands that must be met before we return to the new normal that must be better than the old normal? What do you think of this list?
Please update me if there are more cases of concern/interest or further evidence comes to light. At this point, we don’t know if any of these cases were murders, but with recent #BLM protests, the timing raises suspicion of lynching and some of the victims’ families are saying they don’t believe suicide explanations. It seems further investigation is the only prudent and responsible course.
This is fourth-hand “info”. Normally I wouldn’t even mention it, but… things are getting weirder almost daily and many people are starting to freak out. I want to put this out there JUST to compare notes with others and see what others may have heard about this and related topics. To be clear, the subject of this story is not ACTUAL martial law in the U.S., but the apparent urgency and immediacy of some peoples’ expectations about it and their reported near-term consequent actions.
SUPPOSEDLY, a local (Southern Oregon) family with friends in law enforcement (who may or may not…
The Corona virus pandemic is a crisis and, in every crisis, there is opportunity. As we speak, corporations are planning to ramp up home foreclosures, auto repossessions and bank late payment fees in true disaster-capitalist style. They will do their best to find ways to take advantage of the pandemic and resulting economic slow-down to pad their bottom lines at our expense . Because they can.
But, what if “we the people” choose to take advantage of this crisis to push for the policy changes we need to make our lives more secure, prosperous and healthy? …
There was a time when being a Democrat meant something more than just not being Donald Trump.
There was a time when winning the Nobel Peace Prize meant something more than just not being George W. Bush.
There was a time when Liberal Ideals stood for something more than just not being Ronald Reagan or Richard Nixon.
A time when we held ourselves to the ideal of being a “Great Society” in our treatment of the less fortunate,
A time when we sang protest songs and marched in numbers too big to ignore and demanded an end to senseless wars,
After many years of complaints, South Carolina finally decided to replace their old (2004) touch-screen voting machines with new ES&S voting machines  that produce a paper record (note: not as good as hand-marked paper ballots, but arguably better than unverifiable touchscreen systems)
How are the new machines doing? Perhaps not so well as might be expected.
Washington Post exit poll reporting  shows South Carolina’s primary results broken down by gender. It’s a simple conversion to get the percentages of the total vote for each candidate from the breakdown by gender.
Bernie’s campaign is almost entirely about leveling our society’s playing field so that people who aren’t in the highest income brackets can enjoy equal access to health care and education. Society as a whole, does better when everyone has an opportunity to achieve their full potential and contribute their best potential abilities to our economy. Everyone does better when everyone does better.
Unfortunately we’ve drifted away from that ideal over the past few decades and public policies have now been molded to favor the wealthy with low taxes and, often, subsidies for economic activities that have many negative side effects…
The manufactured home was just one of thousands of random-looking boxes scattered across the high desert as if blown there by the Washoe winds Mark Twain wrote of in “Roughing It”. I paused at the gate with a clear “No Trespassing” sign and called out “Hello!?”. No answer. So I looked around for dogs, and, seeing none, went into the front yard, up to the porch and cautiously knocked on the front door. A dusty-looking older blond woman answered the door.
“Hello, I’m Martin. I’m a volunteer driver for the Bernie Sanders campaign — “
“We’re NOT Interested!” she said…
In October of ought-four, Ben Cohen organized a national tour for his George W. Bush Pants-on-Fire-Mobile. The “rig” consisted of a comfy Crown Vic sedan and a flat bed trailer with a 10 foot tall statue of lyin’ George W. Bush. The pants-flames were simulated with orange triangular flags of nylon flapping in the breeze of an on-board blower powered by a gas generator that also powered an LED scroll-board enumerating many dozens of lies from the Dubya’s first term in office. At that time the sheer number of lies was unquestionably a Presidential all-time record.
Ah, the good-old-days.
Tirelessly advocating the apparently contrarian view that human extinction is worth avoiding.