I saw this piece some time ago and let it go. However, having run into ignorant and shortsighted thinking and behavior again this week (some even aimed at me, a lot more at others), I now decided to showcase this video which talks about people acting politically from a position of ignorance who thereby shoot themselves (and their fellows) in the foot:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Man Shocked To Learn He’s Been Bashing His Own Health Care”)
So, unless you want to shoot yourself and innocent bystanders in the foot, don’t allow yourself to be ignorant or shortsighted. The same warning goes for those who apply sectarian thinking, so they regard as deplorable spoilers all those who share their goals but run with a different crowd which seeks to achieve these goals with a different tactic. It’s impossible to know beforehand which tactic will work (so, until we have hindsight we are in a position of at least some ignorance); and success may even require multiple tactics. Therefore, we should never view or treat our allies as foes or insist we discard a potential card we have up our sleeves.
Since the last election cycle, the establishment’s manipulation efforts have been in overdrive. I hope you manage to resist their brainwashing. A brief review: Continue reading
For anybody who missed it, this month, Rep. Rick Nolan (MN) reintroduced the We the People Amendment in Congress to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
Move to Amend, which seems to be the driving force behind this effort, describes itself as a coalition of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals committed to ending corporate rule. They make it quick and easy to petition our members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor H.J.R. 48, the We the People Amendment:
A related interview from Apr. 28, 2015:
As I reported two days ago, the state house of “representatives” in South Dakota this Tuesday voted that their corruption is sacrosanct and the will of the voters, who passed an anti-corruption ballot initiative to keep their politicians honest, counts for nothing. In the article I called for a barrage of phone calls of these malfeasant politicians’ offices. My reach is sadly far too small, but I don’t seem to have been the only one spreading the news and calling to action on social media. And so, today, Represent.Us sent out a message that a wave of national attention, local outrage, and – yes – a deluge with calls from angry voters has given these goons pause. They have delayed the repeal vote, apparently for five days.
Let’s hope we can protect this precedent of a successful ballot initiative against our establishment politicians’ outrageous corruption.
For once I can feel like I may have had a tiny positive impact (and I am glad others had a lot more). I hope you can feel that way, too. 😉
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This week has had a flurry of important news each of which I’d love to write about individually. Since this blog is not how I make my living (very sadly), I can’t write a post for each of them nor provide supportive links (aside from a Democracy Now video down below which mentions many). Still, for those who read my posts and likewise are very short of time, here is a news summary of some of the most time sensitive: Continue reading