The Putrescent Core of Capitalism

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After 16 years of no such thing, I finally managed to go on a vacation intended to heal my deteriorated body and relax my strained mood. A cheap last-minute deal of a flight and low-cost room in a hostel had to do. On our trip, my accompanying family member and I got into a talk with another vacationer. He turned out to have been robbed on his vacation. We invited him to a warm meal which brightened his day having had to live on cheap loaves of bread for a week.   Continue reading “The Putrescent Core of Capitalism”

Our Two Class Society

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Essentially, Americans are split into two groups: the privileged and the underprivileged. The privileged range from the super-rich god kings, through the rich, the upper middle class, and maybe still the middle-middle class (depending on where you draw the line). The underprivileged include the lower middle class and the rarely ever mentioned underclass.   Continue reading “Our Two Class Society”

Political Awakening Video Weekend 09-09-2018 (18 videos)

This weekend compilation of enlightening videos once again enriches our understanding to survive and change our warped and rigged world:

  1. Socialist Ideas (Bernie)
  2. Democracy Without Power Peddlers (Chris Hedges et al.)
  3. System Critique (Ralph Nader et al.)
  4. Capitalism/Corp. State (Thom Hartmann, Jimmy Dore, et al.)
  5. Worker-Squeezing & Corporate Propaganda War (Mike Papantonio)
  6. Healthcare Issues (Jesse V., Brigida S., Ralph Nader, Rosemary Gibson)
  7. The R&D-Takedown of a Government for the People (Jimmy Dore et al.)
  8. Corruption in America (Thom Hartmann)
  9. Capitalist Culture (Lee Camp et al.)
  10. Rule Change Attempts (Bernie Sanders)
  11. Public Brainwash, Censorship, Media War (Abby Martin & Jimmy Dore)
  12. Dem’s Fake Resistance re Fed. Judges & Kavanaugh (Mike Figueredo)
  13. Bernie Setting the Bar (Mike Figueredo)

 

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Living to Live

The green-blooded moneycrats who rule us, think life is all about money. Well, it is not. That’s why they ruin our lives. Let’s take a look at people who have turned their back on the the corrupt system and hear what they have to tell:

Human connections and interactions count much more in human happiness than material things:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Route 66: Free living and liberty at a rural commune “)

Comment: In my imagination I would love to live in such a commune (except for my physical handicaps and the gross hunt for squirrels who I see neither as nasty tree rats nor tasty morsels). It would be so much better not having to fight over incomes and savings with my neighbors but rather support one other, be fellows and friends rather than desperate strugglers pitted against each other by a system that is set up to do so.   Continue reading “Living to Live”

We Need a Considerate Compassionate Culture

All day, every day, I meet people with virtual blinders on. Last week, in order to help out desperate family members against government reprisals (the details are private) I accepted a menial job in a sweatshop for which I am totally overqualified in terms of education and professional experience but physically underqualified due to bad health. The task is to de-staple, de-eyelet, de-booklet thousands of paper sheets each day to make them scannable. The papers are banking files. It’s unbelievable how many inches of papers are put together for a single person’s single credit by bank clerks many of whom also plaster them with countless staples, metal eyelets, and so forth only for other people to get paid a minimum wage to remove all those troublesome metal pieces again prior to digital scanning. The hand-breaking job reminds me of the movie scene of two guys digging and tossing the dirt into each other’s holes. This dumb job is quite symbolic of the socio-economic system of today in which we modern humans waste away our lifetimes.

One of my colleagues told a local bank branch director that his workers place way too many staples and such on their paperwork requiring a lot of work to remove them again. The director’s only response was laughter. Rather than musing about instructing his clerks not to waste so much time and metal that only raises the banks’ costs for scan preparation he just laughed.   Continue reading “We Need a Considerate Compassionate Culture”

Living for Whom?

Someone said that since life is so painfully short, it’s a shame to waste it being a supporting character in someone else’s story. That’s exactly how so much of my life has felt: working myself to the bone to make others rich and get nothing to show for myself in the end. Each time things were looking up, another big corporate move or Wall Street crash ended my blossoming career, had me use up my savings until I finally found a new foothold, and the cycle repeated. Now, as I am getting old, all I can see having achieved is making the rich richer and sliding ever deeper into poverty myself. Is it any wonder that I have come to question the system that has so cursed me from the cradle to the grave that all my many skills and talents and hard work left me and so many others in the ditch? What was I born for? To be a mere supporting character in a few privileged folks’ story?

How is that to be a life worth living? Working just to survive is not a life worth living. What’s the point of working yourself to the bone and suffering endlessly? How can any of the rich ‘elite’ condemning others to such a non-life live with themselves if they aren’t complete psychopaths (which I suspect most of them are) or totally ignorant of the conditions under which so many of us must subsist thanks to a rigged system which lifts up the rich and dunks the rest of us? Maybe, instead of writing these posts which hardly anyone knows about and reads, I should post a sign on this planet: Don’t get born here!

What are your prospects on Earth when a majority just hopes to get by and a minority wants to outstrip everyone else and gets to do so because the majority is so busy surviving and so trusting of authority that they let them do it? How can you live a life worth living in such a world?

That’s right: the only way is to be born into privilege and be part of the callous 1%.

Then, again, there is one alternative: the many of us waking up to the nature of the warped system in which we live and putting our shoulder to the wheel to change it.

Join us fighters for a good world to live in if you haven’t done so, yet. Wake up your fellow dream walkers. Share the waking voices of this site and other sites with all your friends and family. Become a patron if you can afford to and – again – ask those in your circles to do the same. At the very least keep reading the articles and watching the videos here. They are meant to wake up and rally the many for a world in which we can all live proper lives.

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P.S.: Since the path to a good world includes making government serve its people, here is a pretty good read you might want to check out (on how non-serving of the people our government currently is): Government of the People, by the People, for the People. NOT. (warning, this article seems to be posted on a libertarian site, thus only criticizing government but not offering a solution, and I may have merely breezed through it rather than read it word for word back when I noted it down as a good read… so take this recommendation with a grain of salt… I see good critiques made in it though when I check)

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