Printable PDF Version Back to the Future, Part 1: The last general strike in the US was in Oakland in 1946. That year there were 6 city-wide general strikes, plus nationwide strikes in steel, coal,…
George Orwell’s 1984, is now rising on library bookshelves… Google searches are increasing…some people seem to be concerned. Sinclair Lewis’s 1930’s warning of a ‘Leader’ such as Trump in ‘It Can’t happen here”…is now being quoted, posted all over now….is someone trying to tell us something? while the new ‘Tweet’ President runs the nation by Tweets and Presidential ‘decrees’…(executive orders, legal but when is Enough?)..
“Lock her up,” “Trump that bitch,” “Build a wall,” overheard at a Trump Rally.
“A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic,” George Orwell on mass hate. – “
“From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first,” Donald Trump on America.
“There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party,” George Orwell on loyalty.”
Quotes ; see below.
Six quotes that show 2017 is already George Orwell’s 1984
George Orwell’s 1984 is most popular selling book on Amazon but there was already dystopia in 2017.
I posted this in somewhat different format on Facebook, but an announcement from the White House today, that they are shutting down, the Phone comments and you can only do it online… well…
TODAY, TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
The speech, I believe finally got him assassinated.. (we can’t have a black man speaking out against our wars!)…”Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. against the “triple evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism.”
Please listen on Youtube on the link below..
Roof’s competency took focus in his opening statement today when he told the jury;“The point is I’m not going to lie to you,” Roof said. “There’s nothing wrong with me psychologically.”Roof also made a statement that he felt betrayed. Coupled with things that he wrote in his journal, it paints the idea that Roof’s desire to murder Blacks was influenced by other White Supremacists who he assumed would do the same.
Well, in the age when our newly elected President to be,, communicates NOT with the press, which dutifully would be there for him to speak to them but with the same garbled, meaningless commentary or slurs that he had done for the last year of so, on the road to this national disgrace, but uses the social media (140 character limited) ‘Twitter’ to communicate, if you call it thatk… what can one say, when a young racist white man says, “There’s nothing wrong with me psychologically’.. I am sure there is a psychologist or two to disagree..but I think that whole idea of ‘white supremacy’ is an ILLNESS….which leads to, well, our entire history of violence, nation ‘building’, ? but, mostly, nation destroying, genocide, slavery,and government sanctioned murder.. read on… laugh, but cry..
WE DON’T HAVE DEMOCRACY ANY LONGER.
Rising inequality has been particularly acute in the global center of world capitalism, the United States, and a quick examination of trends there are useful as capitalists elsewhere seek to emulate the new U.S. gilded age. Those at the top of the pyramid are grabbing ever more. The Economist reports:
“Including capital gains, the share of national income going to the richest 1% of Americans has doubled since 1980, from 10% to 20%, roughly where it was a century ago. Even more striking, the share going to the top 0.01%—some 16,000 families with an average income of $24m—has quadrupled, from just over 1% to almost 5%. That is a bigger slice of the national pie than the top 0.01% received 100 years ago.”
A flurry of new reports have provided yet more data demonstrating that inequality is getting worse. All right, this does not qualify as a shock. But it really isn’t your imagination.
The economic crisis, nearly a decade on now, has been global in scope — working people most everywhere continue to suffer while the one percent are doing just fine. One measure of this is wages. A newly released report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development finds that median wages in the OECD’s 35 member countries are still below where they were in 2007. For the bottom 10 percent of wage earners, the news is worse; wages for this bottom decile have declined 3.6 percent since 2007. But wages have risen for the top 10 percent.
The report on wage inequality by the OECD, the club of the world’s advanced capitalist…
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Two things upon my mind and the most important to me… One which I believe even Bernie Sanders (who took it seriously), is the possible ‘Near term Human Extinction’. due to Climate change, and possible extinction of many millions of species and ourselves? (I don’t trust any of the signatories of COP/Paris this past year)..and , Two, secondly, as far as we can enforce, is to fight, for the current, moment, our Constitutional, and Civil rights, in the Bill of Rights.. we have already lost SO many Rights, and are losing, seriously, our Free
dom of Speech, personally and in our so called Media.