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Marxism? Socialism? what ism are you?

beaseedforchangestickersGREENIt’s another rant …

So, is anyone else finding it almost amusing to see how easy folks seem to throw out labels to describe the actions comments and stance of candidates of the democratic party in a time when this government is seemingly in a  kleptocracy moment while living a kakistocracy with a wannabe autocratic tendencies… trump, is NOT who folks voted for and the plan to change America was set a while back and it appears or seems Mcconnell and the other republican cronies have been waiting for their chance  …. thing is, no one really wanted the acting gig until the birther grabbed us by the …bleep and while setting all our government agencies on fire, the rule of law, regular order on fire NOW we need to trust the Democratic Party because our morality seems at risk each day in the hands of republicans! This makes you think back to at least POTUS41 … Not too long you’ll get sick but then reality steps in as POC continue to be targeted, police seem triggered, the problem of a certain group of males continue to gain access to guns hurting others and in most cases, themselves and that is a shame. We have more schools on lockdown, several babies have died; there are now lockdown drills, some states have given teachers guns yet, another mass shooting occurs but nothing changes. There was a case of a teacher threatening to shoot her students having just had training… what could go wrong and sadly more unarmed black men and women are dying or dead and so the whole thoughts prayers etc are NOT enough. The idea that an activist is actually run over and some states decide to pass red flag laws but can’t improve background checks are amazingly offensive.   We should all know that even folks belonging to the nra think better background checks are reasonable but the gun industry is very strong and so when its fav pr organization says to jump many rs and most have do … though in this era of trump many many instances of violence have erupted and will be a timeline few will want to remember in the new year of 2020

Remembering the bush timeline aside from the obvious is sad; the guy acted impetuously then drove our economy into a ditch literally while Wall Street’s “creative accounting procedures” finally came to an ugly head. There was once an epic documentary called  House of cards by David Faber on Cnbc. It was a cruel reminder and or an awakening at how greed affects the mind, it was a truthful documentation of the nasty journey our economy took … for whom, by whom and how it (they) brought all of us down with them knowing the Government would pay for it all along … Unfortunately, the current trump unreality show doesn’t look at all like the one we watched shortly after our financial system collapsed because this is a moment in time when the question below isn’t so far fetched …  or worse a dystopian society? 

Are You having an existential crisis?

The existential crisis is something many people may face at one point or another in their lives when the world seems to become less meaningful and purposeful. People may question the inner logic of social systems, of their religion, of everything they have once held true, and they do so while becoming much more conscious of the brevity of life.

What is an existential issue?

quite simply, are issues that have to do with the plight of human existence, with the meaning of life, and what meaning, if any, our lives have.

trump has definitely set off a cause and effect with certain behaviors of human nature … is anyone else questioning their inner selves? hoping trump supporters are!

on what it means to affirm one’s own individual personal  choices and consequences for such choices …and yes in this current hostile environment living an authentic life is important but at risk

If we have to subscribe to labels … idk call me a Marxist who believes in Socialism at this time who also believes in capitalism but only with a lower case c … We need someone who cares, who is socially responsible and who believes the gap between the haves and have none needs to shrink; school me …what can be wrong with caring for all the people of the US … not just the one percent… especially since that one percent has been wheeling and dealing; starting from the house of bush and trickled down to Mainstreet .  You have to admit it is time for a change.

Obama was not a socialist or a Marxist … he was is a centrist, a person whose political opinions are not extreme: a person whose beliefs fall between those of liberals and conservatives … Question is what do trump supporters call him now?


I Know Something You Don’t Know … Alan Grayson

I know something you don’t know, unless you happen to have been a Democratic Member of Congress. I know what happens in the House Democratic Caucus Meetings.

Truth in Action.
Contrary to popular belief among Fox News commentators, we don’t greet each other in those meetings as “Comrade” (although occasionally, the salutations of “Brother” and “Sister” may be heard). We do not begin the meetings with a Pledge of Allegiance to Karl Marx. We do not conduct responsive readings from the Communist Manifesto.

Just as the other side doesn’t auction off tax breaks to special interests in their caucus meetings. At least, I don’t think so. I’ve never been to one of those meetings. But I think that they do that some other way.

The House Democratic Caucus Meetings take place in a somewhat crowded conference room, underground. No natural lighting. And the food I remember most is . . . cold pizza. Maybe that’s the food I remember because I can still taste it.

Anyway, the Leadership establishes the agenda and conducts the meetings. There always is an opportunity at the end for the rank-and-file to speak.

Some Members attend every meeting (the ones who like cold pizza, I guess). Some Members sometimes attend, normally if there is some hot issue that they want to hear about. Some Members never attend. (One Member once told that that he doesn’t attend the caucus meetings because “they don’t listen.” I said, “If you’re here, and everyone else is there, then they can’t hear you.”)

One of my main reasons for attending the House Democratic Caucus meetings is that I was hoping to glimpse something that didn’t happen very often, but was well worth the wait when it did. Something dramatic and vivid and just awesome. Something that I would enjoy at the time, and then think about for days afterward.

A speech by Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., the gentleman from Illinois.

The word “speech” doesn’t do it justice. More like thunder. More like a jackhammer.

A volcanic eruption of truth.

It wasn’t really loud, and it wasn’t long, either. It was just this explosive, overwhelming torrent of thoughts and facts and emotions and principles. It was so powerful that Jesse’s body literally quivered – vibrated – as he spoke.

Each Jesse Jackson, Jr. speech was different, but they were all the same. Whatever words that came out that day, it all came down to this: “For all the people who desperately need our help, let’s do the right thing. Let’s help them.”

In all those meetings, I never heard Jesse Jackson, Jr. ask for anything for himself, or for some special interest, or for some donor. It was always something for the ones whom his father mentioned, in a speech that I remember hearing on July 18, 1984. He always asked for something to help “the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected, and the despised.”

You know. My kind of people.

Jesse Jackson, Jr. faces a primary challenge in Illinois next Tuesday. His challenger is a former Democratic Member of Congress. I want us to help him win.

I will confess to you. I have an entirely selfish motive. I want to be in Congress with Jesse Jackson, Jr. next year, and I want to hear more of those speeches. Someone needs to keep reminding us what it’s all about.

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Alan Grayson

“My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected, and the despised. They are restless and seek relief. They have voted in record numbers. They have invested the faith, hope, and trust that they have in us. The Democratic Party must send them a signal that we care. I pledge my best not to let them down.”

– Rev. Jesse Jackson, “The Rainbow Coalition” (1984).

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