My whole problem with the American ‘Libertarianism’…
1, I wholeheartedly agree, that we should be as ‘free’ as possible, without affecting others’ ‘freedoms’.. (women’s right to their bodies.. LGBTQ absolute freedoms. etc.)
2- But, , Hey, We live by choice, by birth, in the USA>. governed by this tricky CONSTITUTION. and BILL OF RIGHTS..which limits FEDERAL rights, has the two chambers of Representatives…the THREE branches of Gov’t, supposedly
as a failsafe and “Checks and Balances’…?
These two concepts/realities BUMP heads, REAL HARD on daily basis.
My questions are chiefly:,
If we choose to live in this ‘Democracy’ (not quite that any longer, let’s get real.. this was taken from us, pretty gradually, from the beginning of the 20th Century and massively the last 30-40 years.
By Both ‘Parties’.. and why ARE THERE ONLY TWO PARTIES AND IN NATIONAL CONTESTS/VOTING… THE TWO ‘PARTIES’ FOR REASONS UNKNOWN….HAVE CONTROL OVER WHO GETS TO VOTE FOR THEIR TWO HANDPICKED CANDIDATES…
Case: in NY the State Democratic corporate Establishment..keeps people from voting on their choice, if they DARE to be registered as anything else but Democrats.. and control how early or late, if you ARE registered as a DEM.
(Thus, i am involved as are many of my colleagues/Progressives, in a fight to win, Immediately registration as age, ?, and same day registration..and that’s just in the DEMOCRATIC NYS party.
Hey, folks, reminder:. OUR FIRST PRESIDENT, WASHINGTON DESPISED THE CONCEPT OF ‘PARTIES’ …and,
ALERT!.. PARTIES DO NOT APPEAR IN NOR DO THEY HAVE ANY ‘POWER’ FROM THE CONSTITUTION AS IT IS.
So, the latter questions both the ‘establishment’ as it is…(we really don’t pay much attention to our Rights by Constitution), and promotes concepts of ‘freedom to choose’…etc.. and also promotes our ‘freedoms’ guaranteed in the Constitution and that thing, called the BILL OF RIGHTS.. Geez, that fuzzy, archaic SECOND AMENDMENT, misunderstood and misinterpreted..today…
Will I we ever come to terms with all this? our personal freedoms vs. our Constitutional Rights and DUTIES.?
Lastly, though I cherish our RIGHT to Revolution… spoken of by not only JEFFERSON, but by our first president GEORGE WASHINGTON.. as the Right to revolt or rebel?…didn’t always go as planned… I suggest, learning some hidden. or untaught history.. THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES ..ETC.
(my purpose here as names are read in downtown Manhattan today, is to remember not just Americans died on that day. Just found this blog entry and it will correctly show some perspective.. my only reason for showing this today.)
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Thomas Frank, author of ‘What’s the Matter with Kansas?”
Newer, better book, ‘….indicting the DNS, the Clintons, the Democratic party, current…and the entire Neo Liberal way of life.. so to speak..
One of the quotes….”“When the left party in a system severs its bonds to working people—when it dedicates itself to the concerns of a particular slice of high-achieving affluent people—issues of work and income inequality will inevitably fade from its list of concerns.” ….
I was in a heated conversation or not? or just a question someone asked.. ‘Are we /you Hopeful’… well, I don’t really believe that Trump supporters are ‘hopeful’. .they firstly, ‘mostly’ deluded.. or their decision making has recently been ‘delustional’.. but that said, that’s many are in my own family and that’s difficult.
On to my rant… In answer to ….’are you hopeful?’….. Title? (Jimi Hendrix). well, I just wanted to get everyone’s attention…”
“In answer to someone’s post on FB: ‘Are you hopeful”?
We’re all worried, or we’re not human, or we’re narcissists, psychopaths or worse, or President..point is, we have no choice but to drudge on. Some of us will fight for what’s left to fight …of the Constitution.. Bill of rights..our health care, environments, everyone’s civil and human rights, to save what we can of mother earth, the climate..probably we’re doomed as for planet sustainability, our survival in doubt, an all due to the oligarchs, worldwide fascist capitalism, out of of control, we as serfs or slaves, what you will can only hope to have some say with our votes. Geez…parties, no parties, don’t give a damn… Looking for people who wish to go FORWARD I.e. PROGRESS. Eventually if we, and other nations if we survive climate change. This backwardness will reverse, because it will fail. Both parties are dead, broken, useless, have no interest in People, Done for now. Bernie, Corbyn, give some hope or direction. But is it all too late. My imaginary useless idiot rant!!!
This Blog mentions a great list of reasonings for having Sanctuary cities…I am presenting this with others in testimony to the City Poughkeepsie, NY, my birthplace, this May 1.
There’s an entire underclass of people living among us.
These are people like you or me who have no choice but to do the most menial jobs for meager pay under the table. And when reality-TV-stars-turned-politicians like Donald Trump come around offering to solve all our problems with magic, you know who they blame for everything? THEM!
They’re illegal immigrants. They had the gumption to flee countries with worse economies than ours for the privilege of being our construction workers, housekeepers, gardeners and janitors. They are the fruit and vegetable pickers and the restaurant workers putting food on our tables.
They don’t collect social security, they don’t have health benefits or retirement plans and employers can pay them less than minimum wage. Heck! We can do almost whatever we want to them because who are they going to complain to – the police? If they do anything to get…
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