Monday, September 18, 2023
Everyone now accepts the obvious plutocracy of 1% ownership of our society in the U.S.A.
(what happens when the homeless realize they can level the playing field and just burn it all down?)
The U.S. is not a democracy, it is a Plutocracy. 1% control the politics.
Friday, September 15, 2023
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Sunday, August 27, 2023
The only real choice is GREEN PARTY: https://www.gp.org/platform
Vote for Marianne Williamson: https://marianne2024.com/
Sunday, August 20, 2023
Friday, August 11, 2023
This shows the consequences of the problem that I was trying to fix 12 years ago before the cancer progressed.
Corporate Dems have reacted, rather than acting, to the insane right wing by compromising their former values.
We now use the very tools of fascism, hard and soft power, to silence those who we should be united with, because we let the right become an existential threat.
Matt Taibbi, an American Hero, agreed with me about Bernie Sanders and fought the good fight. Now the Corporate Dems attack him because he speaks truth to power.
We don't have journalists like this anymore, Ted Koppel was the last investigative journalist I trusted. Millennials today don't even remember him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Koppel
Saturday, August 5, 2023
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Friday, May 26, 2023
"We have a broken society, unable to protect the most vulnerable among us." UVALDE ONE YEAR LATER: Nearly ZERO Consequences For Cops | Breaking Points https://youtu.be/ihPK9hU9V0A via Krystal Ball
Friday, May 5, 2023
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Sunday, January 29, 2023
The Declassification Engine: What History Reveals About America's Top Secrets by Matthew Connelly
Every day, thousands of new secrets are created by the United States government. What is all this secrecy really for? And whom does it benefit?
“A brilliant, deeply unsettling look at the history and inner workings of ‘the dark state'.... At a time when federal agencies are increasingly classifying or destroying documents with historical significance, this book could not be more important.” —Eric Schlosser, New York Times best-selling author of Command and Control
Before World War II, transparent government was a proud tradition in the United States. In all but the most serious of circumstances, classification, covert operations, and spying were considered deeply un-American. But after the war, the power to decide what could be kept secret proved too tempting to give up. Since then, we have radically departed from that open tradition, allowing intelligence agencies, black sites, and classified laboratories to grow unchecked. Officials insist that only secrecy can keep us safe, but its true costs have gone unacknowledged for too long.
Using the latest techniques in data science, historian Matthew Connelly analyzes a vast trove of state secrets to unearth not only what the government really does not want us to know but also why they don’t want us to know it. Culling this research and carefully examining a series of pivotal moments in recent history, from Pearl Harbor to drone warfare, Connelly sheds light on the drivers of state secrecy—especially incompetence and criminality—and how rampant overclassification makes it impossible to protect truly vital information.
What results is an astonishing study of power: of the greed it enables, of the negligence it protects, and of what we lose as citizens when our leaders cannot be held to account. A crucial examination of the self-defeating nature of secrecy and the dire state of our nation’s archives, The Declassification Engine is a powerful reminder of the importance of preserving the past so that we may secure our future.