The King of Bankruptcy

When greed dominates your thinking, you miss seeing the greater picture. The waves of misery your blindness creates will reach your shores and drown you. Comes the issue of low gas or no gas cars. California wants to develop the plans for and then build 50 mpg cars. Cars are a major source of air pollution. More miles to the gallon lead to less exhaust. 50 miles to the gallon an improvement; an electric car releases none.  

Trump doesn’t want California to develop a 50 mpg. car because his car manufacturing pals would have to invest in the design and then have to spend money producing it. He eschews such investment because it costs money. His vision stops at money in the pocket.

What is the consequence of his not improving the US car’s gas usage? 50 mpg cars, electric cars, hybrid cars will sell in other countries. People around the world who are concerned with climate change as well as wanting to save money on gas will buy cars using less gas or no gas and reject the US gas guzzlers. Trump’s restricting this improvement will put his gas guzzling car industries out of business.

This self-designated genius is every day taking our nation deeper into bankruptcy. The huge tax gift to the “uber” rich is a prime example. It leave no money for the rest of us. One needs to make things that other people will buy to create and sustain an economy. Trump’s punishing China with a tax on materials used to create solar collectors led to their increasing their cost beyond the ability of US solar people to buy. So we see the US solar business shrinking. Our country totters on the edge of a pit of bankruptcy and debt.

Who is “45” going to blame for this? He cannot see his mistakes. Vanity is blind.

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The Bankrupt Post Office Scam

Just got a request in the mail from the huge, central Post Office across the park from me in Brooklyn Heights. They are begging for a few hundred dollars to add to what they have already received, to keep the post office from being closed… today!

Closed? What? At all times this post office is crowded with people seeking every kind of postal service. How broke can it be? Post offices are a public service not there to make a profit.

Simple. The greedy government crowd gets financial kick backs from those people/corporations that will assume ownership and make a ton of money from selling stamps and delivering mail, made a recent rule that the post office has to have their retirement funds available for every new employee.

There is not another corporation in this country that acts this way. It is a trap to create bankruptcy and a take over. There is no way for the post office to have that money up front. Private postal services will not be built in out-of-the way places where the population is poor and cannot pay for it, like they can’t pay for medical bills and schools and school supplies. These people will be deprived of a mail service.


Why do the ultra rich want to take over the post office business? Money is a kind of addiction. There is no such thing as having enough of it when you’ve already got a lot. When Trump gave the mega rich billions in tax relief, do you believe for one second that there was any kind of trickle down? The receivers of this money worship a flag featuring dollar signs over the words “give me more.”


Too many people give in to increasing impoverishment. They feel broken and powerless. Having no mail service cuts them off from everyone out there. We need to stand up for the post office. We need take back some of the donated funds from those who need it least. Using money for public services including the post office is what a democratic government does.

Kids Lead the Climate March

Adults speak about environmental problems but are too busy or distracted to do anything about it. Busy includes hanging out, buying stuff, traveling, getting a new car and so forth. It is not until climate disaster is at their back door that they become alerted and usually overwhelmed.

At this time, it is those who do least to pollute that are hardest hit. Drought keeps their crops from growing so they starve. Flood takes their crops and houses and electric lines and water. Hospitals are wrecked by typhoons and under-supplied with drugs. Gangs attack helpless victims for whatever they can get. Then these victims flee to the US border.

Our president who refuses to believe in climate change calls the fleeing victims “enemies”; labels them rapists and gangsters who will harm us. Says the kids who the adults walk with are not their own, only an act to get by our borders. His/our keeping the children in cages away from their parents, from which they will never recover. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) tends to last for life. He does not believe in climate change and takes no blame for the corporate behavior which is destroying life on earth. Trump even spoke of the getting together with his favorite dictator.

Right now I am concerned whether to pay my dues to FEMA should my nearby river once more flood my house and I need FEMA insurance to recover. Trump just promised to take 155 million dollars from FEMA to build more cages for the children or is it to build his wall? I asked my insurance people if they knew about it. The woman said the money was still there and she didn’t want to discuss politics. She is a head in the ground ostrich who knows nothing about the climate.

Greta Thunberg, now a 16 year old activist woke up to the disaster age 8, 9, 10. Her distress turned into a serious depression when she saw no one, including parents and sister doing anything about it. She stayed home from school for more than a year, all the time reading about the climate. So sad, she was relatively mute. Didn’t eat and lost a lot of weight. Then she began to see that she could do something which lifted her spirits. She sat in front of the Swedish Embassy with a sign saying Climate Strike all day for 3 weeks until there was a vote. Then she sat on Fridays. She still does even on the wind powered sail boat coming to the US.

Kids began to hear about her Greta. Some came to sit with her; some began to sit with her around the world.  They tried to talk to their money-hypnotized politicians. More and more kids began to react. Greta warned the frightened politicians that the kid/activists are not going to disappear. She said that the parents are acting like children so the children need to take necessary action. Kids are watching species disappear; learning about people starving and drowning.   

The 9/20’s Climate Crisis march in New York was wonderfully full of all kinds of people, 250,000, but most of all of kids. They had signs that were funny and terrifying. They chanted, “This is what democracy looks like.” Real leaders are emerging, people who know they have everything to lose if they do not stop the environmental landslide.

A mind contained by the idea of getting new things is a way to keep us blind. We cannot buy survival when the air and water is polluted. We all breathe the same air. We cannot survive with the lack of oxygen should we cut down all the trees in the Amazon. We cannot create food the soil does not produce. We cannot push back the rising seas that engulf our cities.

Act to conserve life and stop the industry generated life supporting- train wreck.

Narcissism and Sociopathy The Big Sell Out


What is for sale in this capitalist society? Everything necessary to sustain life. Trees, air, water, animals. The corporate world wants access to whatever it can use. It wants the cheapest way to make their product, to dispose of waste, poisons into what we eat and drink and breathe. It is unconcerned that whales are full of plastic, that animals are dying because what they eat has been wiped out by chemicals or made lethal to them.. “45” offers freedom to his corporate cronies and in return he feels their love.

People who crave adulation go into show business. People who crave power go into politics. “45” by chance went from show business to presidency and now does them both. Because the Democrats thought the much disliked Hillary would walk off with the election, people voted for “45.”

Narcissists think It’s all about me. Their fragile ego needs endless inflation.
Sociopaths have no conscience for the damage that they have done. Their mind does not review their actions. If others blame them for inflicting injury, they call it “false news” or blame someone else for doing it.

Every day another horror is loosed upon the world. Two days ago, restraints on water pollution were removed by “45.” Don’t drink the water. It will kill you. Today, “45” wants to drill for gas and oil in the Arctic Refuge. Some will make a lot of money from this and will love “45” in return. Arctic dwellers and environmentalist beg “45” to spare the Wildlife Refuge. The local tribe, the Guich’in speak of death of the caribou which means the death of their people. We all speak about losing polar bears and foxes and birds and wolves and ….. ourselves.


“45”says that the losses will be small and unimportant. There is no conscience here. “45’s” sons like to kill vanishing species of animals in Africa. They are unhappy about not being allowed to bring back the body as a trophy. “45” may get that law erased.


We need to come alive. We cannot let a few millionaires and billionaires walk off with the spoils while destroying Mother Earth with extraction and with war. Bezos, the richest man in the world pays his workers too little to survive. We buy his goods. We can stop buying.


We need to start fixing or removing what we know is wrong. We need to learn more about the environment, about those people and practices that will destroy it. We cannot get the politicians to join us in our struggle regardless of what they say. They are owned by the corporations which paid the cost of their running for office. Corporate debt controls their actions. Politicians lie about their intentions. If they are on the corporate payroll, they speak only to win our vote. Then back to pleasing their corporate master. We needn’t elect those who want war everywhere and release bombs that destroy the ozone layer. They want money. We want life.

.We need leaders who are free of greed. Like Sweden’s Greta Thunberg, 16 year old whose life is devoted to getting us all to act. It is Greta’s example that got me to write this. It is who she who makes me consider what to do next. Please join us.

Where Are the Birds

I had a wonderful and terrible vacation at my log cabin illegally close to a small river (90 years old before rules about building on a wet lands. The good part was a huge amount of weeding thanks to my putting it off. When I would complete a section, all hot and sweaty, I would put on my swim suit and jump into the river. At first it was quite cold brrrrr coming down from the mountains. I breathed deeply and accepted the feeling. Soon it was just right, paddling in the river upstream seeing the bridge and downstream looking at the meandering river shaded by huge trees. That was the good part.

The bad, terrible part was my bird feeder. It hangs between two trees on a line from which dangle a suit holder, a large mixed grain feeder and a square feeder filled with berries, seeds and grains. Usually it takes a few hours for the birds to find it and then the word is out with an endless series of birds large and small. But not this time! No. Not a single bird was seen, day after day. I had read about the missing food for birds, insects but never put that thought into “my feeder,” Yes. We have Monsanto’d away the bugs as well as making it too hot for them.

No bugs to eat. No birds. What about the whole net of living things? We also are part of it. Every day now I meditate and weep. I apologize for the blindness, the focus on robbing Mother Earth and her denizens, all of them for the profit of a few.

What can I do about this? How to get the greedy ones out of power? I know I and all of us have to recognize time. We have a very few years, possibly as few as ten, to get out of fossil fuels, to stop flying and bombing and polluting and killing. We are all in the same ocean on the same shaky raft. Come together.

A Narcissist Steals and Kills

Narcissists see everything in terms of whether it makes them more powerful and important. The Old Testament was written by a narcissist who created god in his own image. It says that the Earth was given by god to man to take care of. Man interprets this gift as ownership. We own, use, take, destroy. We live in the power of the moment. There is no future in our thinking. Ownership separates the owner from what is owned. There is no family of man.  

Everything is to be used up, ignored or, poisoned if it stands in our way or to earn from our poisoning capacity. Destroying things hurts us less if we remain in the now. Memory is lost. Christina has a photo of a solitary turtle swimming in a pond. I think, how lonely that little fellow is, how sad.

I remember when there were thousands of turtles in the water and frogs perched on the bank waiting to swallow flies. It was so much fun to run to the bank and jump in and to hear splashing all around me. There were so many insects pollinating every blossom, lightning bugs blinking on and off at dusk. There was a chorus of birds at dawn. Not an occasional solitary tweet. 

The mystic businessman who received Earth from god puts earth inside his safe. His banker mentality makes earth a thing to possess, not a living spirit, a Gaia of which he/we all are a part. He creates corporations that sweep up and transform trees, water,plants, animals,coal, oil, man as worker into bucks. Everything has a price. There is no bird song in it. The Old Testament where man owns the earth is a hell hole of destruction. 

We have to give up ownership of life. We need to join the family of animals and plants and life. We need a spiritual connection that does not inflate and separate us. Then we will not want to live in a Mar a Largo at any cost.

Narcissism Is a Plague

Is our society narcissistic? Yes. Many of our leaders have the psychological disorder starting with “45.” We no longer call our fellows “family.” A lot of think of each other as of a certain race, religion, sexual orientation, sex.

But narcissism is more than that, it has to do with how people see us. Do we impress them with car, boat, plane, school, dress, vacation, etc. Who has the most stuff is “best.” Seeking admiration to get status is narcissistic.

But getting a full narcissistic label requires that we only care about ourselves. Other people do not count. Not even our children unless we use them to self-inflate. All that counts is our power and position. Self sits on exhausted and polluted nature like a throne. It jails people who fail to gain status. More people are jailed in the US than anywhere in the world, His army murders people called terrorists for fighting back against thieves or for their share of what they sell.  It labels poor people knocking at our gate as pimps, whores, addicts, intending evil, says they endanger us. Narcissistic leaders with their tales of harm on TV, radios, internet keep us in a state of fear to gain power.  

Some narcissists are obvious scammers. Others become quite skilled at manipulating people. They seem so sincere and heartfelt when they tell you what they plan which frequently is a total lie and cover-up. Both types of narcissists, when insufficiently worshiped, scream at non-believers and beg for attention. When threatened by printed truth they call it “fake news.” Everything they do is a play for adoration and power. When they change their mind about anything, their followers are expected to believe it. Some so much fall for that person’s image that they label their leader a new “Christ.”

Narcissism is on the rise right now. Narcissists take advantage of people’s fear and helplessness to take over. The climate crisis needs a total change in how we energize our lives. This need is ignored by a person who profits from oil, coal, gas from fracking.  

Narcissists are at the base of our climate catastrophe. Changing how we make things means spending money on training and tools. A person blinded by greed does not see actual benefit from a world that respects the environment. He attacks people who have been burned out, flooded, ruined by drought; who a run from drug selling criminals. He blames farmers whose fields of grain and fruit and vegetables are turned to ash by the heat that comes from manufacturing.

He is set on still gaining power from burning carbon -trees and coal and oil and gas. “45” demands money to build a giant wall to keep out immigrants. This has nothing to do with climate change? It is a distraction.

Narcissists are never happy. They try to fill the inner hole with things:  All he does calls for more. His hunger is an addiction. You can only fill inner emptiness with love. He cannot trust closeness anyone who will see the hole. He will consume the world instead.

Do not vote for anyone who makes only paltry phony promises. We can save our earth and all that lives on it.  If we allow the power hungry, endlessly empty narcissists to determine what we allow them to do, it condemns us to extinction.