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Addiction Economics

Multinational corporations drive globalization. These corporations are dependent on oil in various forms in the same way an addict is dependent on their drug. The people who sit atop these corporations are addicted to Power. Money, being the medium of exchange, is the means used to feed both habits. Addicts are gradually killed by their addiction and, particularly in the early stages of the addiction process, are blind to that fact. Recovery from addiction is possible but the addict must become aware of their true situation.

War, Victory, Power and Dispair

I have been resistant to writing about the amplification of organized violence in the Middle East because I don’t see any way of communicating about it that helps shed any light.

Three things are becoming clear to me.

First: The objective of the organizers of group violence, whether state sponsored or organized at a level of organization lower than a state, is never really peace. There objective is always the aggregation of more power. Both sides will claim they are threatened. Both sides will claim the other side started it.

Economic Policy for the Middle Class, Short

 

The way our economy is currently structured, the middle class is continually eroded, while the upper class, economically speaking, is continually enriched. In the long run the middle class needs a dramatic re-structuring of the political system so that government will reflect their needs, as opposed to the current situation where the political system reflects the needs of the upper class. The influence of money on the MSM, politicians, and political parties, has turned a one-person-one-vote democracy ideal into a one-dollar-one-vote cashocracy.

Election Fraud, Democrats Wake Up

 

Democrats, wake up!! The Republicans have been shaping public opinion with lies for the last 20 years and it has worked beautifully for them. Their method is to saturate the the media and repeat the same lies over and over. Eventually everyone just starts assuming that what they say has validity.

Democrats have truth to work with in the facts about Republican election vote stealing behavior. Robert F. Kennedy’s article comes as close to proving the case as possible, use it.

Adam's Hand

Once upon a time, 1776, Adam Smith wrote the Wealth of Nations, creating many of the principals of modern economics, and giving birth to a famous son, The Invisible Hand. Mr. Smith was a Scottish moral philosopher who accomplished his life’s work during the industrial revolution before the invention of, the cotton gin, car, and even the cell phone.

Chain of Command

'When push comes to shove, the Bush Administration is plagued with lack of clarity regarding chain of command. The big issue here isn’t whether Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, or George Bush is in charge and accountable at the executive level or any confusion at the agency level between CIA, NSA, FBI, and Homeland security. The problem is that the Bush administration has gotten confused about the basics; they have forgotten that they work for the American people. The whole point of living in a democracy is that the government works for the people, not the other way around.

Stop Exploiting 911

Memo to all politicians, stop using 911 survivors to honor your self and disgrace your opponent. The political turf battle over who owns the rights to 911 defender of the year should end today.

Jeff Sessions, stop it, Alberto Gonzales, stop it, George Bush, stop it, Republican’s and Democrat’s stop it. President Bush, mentioning 911 in every other sentence doesn’t justify everything you do, or elevate you above the law.

Courage v Daring

There is a difference between courage and daring. Both involve taking a risk that could turn out badly in service of achieving an objective. Daring is often employed in the service of gain. Courage is often employed to right a wrong. When Arlen Specter said the Bush domestic wiretapping program “is in flat violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act” he was practicing courage. When George Bush authorized domestic wiretapping he was practicing daring.

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