They Want to Take It All

The rich aren’t Americans. They live in Richville, Anywhere. They travel in their nifty little planes or yachts or chauffeur driven sports cars to homes on mountain tops or shores. Servants cook and clean and baby sit for them. They barely notice the cost.
How did they get to be so wealthy and how do they maintain it? There is a history of theft. It started with slavery in the US after chasing and killing the natives. It went on from there and has never stopped. For example, they used near-to-slave Chinese labor to build a railroad across the US. Today, the US has wars all over the world. The US propaganda machine tells us that the US is trying to bring democracy to other lands by getting rid of their evil leaders. This do-good scheme is a pretense to get our tax money.
We are funding attacking foreign leaders and nations with tax money which drops to zero. Forget the lies folks. People in the war industry make a lot of money which pays for their extravagant lives. They produce and we pay for their war toys. They steal the natural resources from the attacked nations and now are coming to steal from you.
The Corona Virus set us up for mega theft. With businesses and schools closed everywhere, no money coming in to pay rent and mortgage, to pay workers during closure. Citizens are in increasingly victimized positions. Under the press of Covid 19, Congress gave the needy, that’s us, a Care package which we were happy to hear about. But no, forget your expectations. Its trillion plus went to mega corporations including holiday ships and air lines, next to nothing to small shop owners and schools and hospitals; and closed restaurants to pay their waiters, and have something to start again when the virus is less virulent or medically controlled.
What will we the common people have then? Some say we should be hopeful, But hope for change coming from the same governing people is uncalled for. They have already shown their hand. The government which gave our money to the wealthiest, has nothing left for us. Shops will remain closed until the rich ones buy what they like. Care money given to them covers the purchase price. Do the rich feel bad about their take-over? They are like horses wearing blinders to keep from getting frightened by approaching cars. The rich ones have different kinds of blinders. Their eyes are on the money.
We need to act as a group. all of us together, regardless of any kind of subdivision. Letters and calls have no power. We need to get out on the street. Cops will arrest some until they join us as another underclass. We need to start a third party or more. The Democrats and Republicans call each other names and then vote for the same betrayal We need to stop being pleased with crumbs as AOC said before she voted (hand raised no official count to be noted and announced) to give our money to the rich. Betsy DeVos wants to close all public schools and set up Christian schools and charters. We need to reject crumbs and to stop worshiping the rich. They are thieves whose hands are in our pockets. Do not fall for our so-called impoverished government. Money can be printed. Vote for 3rd party candidates (or a forth or fifth… who says two is the right number?) Choose those who agree with you about a need for public care. Vote for someone whose behavior supports their words. Nothing less . See what they did before they ran for office. Do not fall for lies again.

The DNC Wants to Lose the Presidency

The DNC does not want to win the presidential election. That is why they are doing everything to stop Bernie Sanders from winning, the one candidate who is a lifelong liberal who wants free colleges, Medicare for all, money spent on social goods and justice, a man who wants to get out of the US endless wars around the globe, a Jew!  

They want to run people who are on the side of the wealthy, who regardless of what they say (mostly lies) or avoiding the issues of a real national income and universal voting, of affordable education and medical care and …. These people will be totally be rejected by the poor, most blacks and browns, most people with an un-payable college debt, most people with health issues not covered due to preexisting conditions and co pays and deductions. These unpopular candidates, one of which will be chosen to run for president in place of the only popular candidate, will drive people into non-voting or re-electing Trump as an act of rage.

Recognize that this herd of millionaires and billionaires or hoped-for millionaires who are running the election, will be financially rewarded if Trump is elected and will lose if it is Bernie. There  it is folks. Those rich folk who are running things are not there for most of us

They cry, they shriek he cannot win. But he is already winning now. Their local stooge for blacks at the DNC says the blacks will not vote for Bernie but they are already moving  towards him and what he offers. They say he is too old but plenty of them are quite old and showing it. They point to his recent heart attack. But what about our current president’s time in a hospital, his overweight, his funny hand held at an angle. What about his heart?

So why do they not want this man, this winner to run for them. It is very obvious if you allow yourself to see which DNC Democrats are on the corporate payroll. They are paid via Citizen’s United and every other way to put money in their hands  if they do what corporations wants. And what they want and need the most at this time is war.

Bernie does not want war. The corporations want war until the whole world goes up in flames from global warming, until there is not another place to bomb. If Bernie wins there will be a huge fight in congress. He and the few anti war people against the rest. But at least and for the first time, the differences will be mentioned. This Centrist man, a caring human being is only standing for what most of the world wants: free schooling, free health care, air to breathe and food to eat, parks that are surviving not full of dead trees and dying animals. A beautiful place.

But in the United States, place where only prisons are our number one job, our tax money pays for tanks and bombs and missiles. The DNC is afraid Bernie will win and their corporate filled Christmas stocking will be empty. The DNC recently thought of a new way to stop him. It added the requirement that the candidate be a good Democrat.

Snap your fingers he’s out of the race.

And then, all the needy people will not bother to vote. Not any other Democrat will win. We get Trump again which secretly fill all the DNC wishes. More war. More money to the banks. Fewer  social services. The one percent takes over. People die of illness that could be cured if there is medicine to treat them. Democracy dies.

Homelessness

Alice set herself up on a lively avenue next to a health food store. For a while, the local store workers brought her food and drink. She was out there through most extremely bad weather, rain and snow and serious cold. She had a rainproof tarp for her mattress and minor possessions and when needed for herself. She sat in a chair most of the day warning people with baby carriages and dogs not to step in a hole in the pavement. She created a happy vibe. She told me she could not get into “trans” housing because it only went up to age 25. What are the trans homeless to do at 26?

Then the store owners began to complain about her being there, particularly under their awning during the rain. They thought a homeless person perched on the edge of the sidewalk would bring their profits down. The store owner and his assistant took Alice around the corner and then down that block to “discuss” things. They said it was too fancy a street for a homeless squat. Alice realized that the discussion was a scam because of how far they walked and ran back to find her mattress gone. Luckily, the next day, she found another mattress thrown out on that adjacent street and rescued it. 

The American unhoused and barely housed population is sinking into deeper trouble every day. About 40 percent live from paycheck to paycheck. Trouble with their car’s generator and they and their family are out on the street. Why is this happening in the richest country in the world, in our so-called democracy? The government no longer serves the poor. It does not use taxes to take care of people in a homeless state or teetering into poverty. The rich in power babble an up by your bootstrap myth created by those who largely inherited their wealth.

Democrats running for office rarely or never use the word poor let alone homeless when they are campaigning. It is thought that such mention will keep them from being elected. Mayor Peter said that he was the only candidate on stage in a Democratic debate who was not a millionaire or billionaire. What he did not say and did not apologize for is being on millionaires and billionaire payroll. If elected, he will do what his donors want. He is a candidate for sale. Candidates sell themselves because our elections are so expensive. There is no limit on what is spent by those who have or are given money.

We have a new class of people. those who pay for candidates to run and then obey them. They are called the “donor” class. Donors want to build houses for the very rich like themselves. They pay off neighborhood planners to put their high cost buildings in the best spots. Poor kids get asthma from breathing truck fumes and effluent gases from incinerator sites. Trucks and incineration plants do not occur in fancy neighborhoods.   

In places like Denmark, called the world’s happiest country. they are erecting villages of small, single room houses so that formerly homeless residents live there and form a village. In the US, people on the street and in need of housing are arrested or sent away. We have scattered homeless people in tents or shelters made of plastic and rags.

What can we do about it? Call everyone who is running for office. Tell them to create inexpensive or free “living spaces” in old and new buildings. Tell them to build one room houses a la Denmark with our tax money. Make it illegal for candidates to accept money from the donors so that candidates then are in debt. A true democracy would give every candidate the same amount to spend on a brief campaign and allow no other money. Once candidates are supported this way, people will run for office from all classes and religions and colors and sexual orientations, people coming from everywhere to create a secure life for everyone.

Trump May Be Impeached.

The impeachment hearings are just a distraction from what is really going on. Every time Trump does some new anti-social, anti-decent, anti-climate, anti-human action like dropping out of the Paris Climate talks, the true actors, the robbers, the ones who are making things happen in their favor, can act  behind the scenes which makes them happy. They are pleased with Trump’s latest attention getting bruhaha. It is like the clown within a circus who distracts the audience by sweeping up saw dust while the workers are setting up props for the next act.

Trump got elected by saying that he represented the workers, poor folk and then gave millions of dollars to the very rich. Now Congress including the Democrats, including Nancy Pulosi and Chuck Schumer, renewed the Patriot Act, a way to corner anyone who is out of line. Now food stamps for the poor are on the firing line. But who notices this wave of stealing when the news babbles about impeachment!

Greedy Democrat try to distinguish themselves from greedy Republicans, by screaming about outside danger. Rachel Maddow, a daily internet news reporter at the cost of 30,000 dollars per show, talks about the encroachment of Russia. However in Court, she recently admitted that the Russia threat was only her fantasy and people do not take it seriously. But they do. She is a Russia-gate person. She said that Trump is in Putin’s pocket. She said that Russia stole our election.  

She is well paid to be a Democratic shill. Why do the Democrats need this? This is another get you distracted game. Get everyone flustered and worried about Russia, and they will not notice that most of the Democrats have no more intention of supporting the middle class and poor than do the Republicans.

The pay off for this distracting real and made-up news is that Congress can vote to spend our tax money the way they want, with tax breaks for their corporate “donors” means bosses and paybacks to themselves. The money goes to the military attacking the world to fight “terrorism.” The distracted public ignores that we receive little or nothing. Trump gave billionaires huge tax breaks. We lack funds to save our schools, to pay for Medicare, to remove pollution, to preserve our parks. Not a cent. But our attention has been taken away from our mounting poverty by excitement about Trump’s latest faux pas.

War consumes money. At a recent accounting which was forced-on the military, they could not account for vanishing millions. They had never thought to discuss the huge stacks of cash sent to Afghanistan seemingly blown away in the wind. Hypnotized by the impeachment imbroglio and distracted by the Russia threat, no one in the “public” is yelling about the money not available to the schools and medical treatment as a social right and  care for the elderly and stopping pollution and saving life on earth. .

We need to wake up to reality and get out in the street to protest.

Every Day A New Horror

I feel as if a monster has its jaws around Mother Earth and is chewing. Yesterday, I learned that Trump was making it possible for corporations, factory farms, professional polluters of all sorts, earth murderers, to dump their poisonous trash into our rivers, lakes, oceans, into what we drink and where non-human animals live. Even the ocean is polluted.

Why, why does this self-centered, vain, applause-seeking man, President #45 seek the destruction of everything that sustains life? Many say that he is merely a petulant child, a tantrum ridden 3-year old, who does not know what he is doing. Is there some kind of relief for us to see him as infantile, oblivious to consequences of his actions which hurl us towards extinction?

I have been thinking of this peculiar kind of forgiveness and can no longer allow it to “white out” my submission. I think that #45 knows full well the harm his anti-control allowances permit. He knows that his rules or their lack permit every kind of rape of Mother Earth. He enjoys the power he has over life.

 I think that feeling the world disintegrate beneath his feet stimulates him to grab ever more of what he can.  He is riding the train of destruction, cowboy hat waving in the air. Even his uncontrollable sexuality has women forced into submission. About beautiful women, #45 says, “I touch their pussy” and they give in. It is all about rape and power. A powerful way to suppress a woman’s freedom is through rape. The woman is “taken.” It has nothing to do with love regardless of what the rapist says.

We are dependent on Mother Earth for life. A vanquished Mother Earth lets us fall into non-existence. Trump @ co. jails helpless immigrants who are corralled at our border. He separates child from parent which is a form of slow death for them both. We as onlookers are horrified and then forget. We hide our heads in the sand and do the ostrich act. Hannah Arendt spoke of Germans going about their business in sight of concentration camps with smoke billowing from flesh eating fires, “She called it “the banality of evil.”

We, citizens accepting helplessness, vote for congressmen who are owned by polluting corporations and will do nothing to sustain life. We are in an emergency. Our lives are on the line. We have-to be in the streets about it. We cannot allow dumping into our creeks and rivers. We cannot allow pollution in our food and in our sky. We cannot allow children corralled at the border to be put in cages .  We cannot allow the extraction of coal, oil, gas, create endlessly polluting nuclear reactors to make big money, so that those dancing on the deck of the Titanic have a very good band. We cannot give away our lives.

­­The Trump EPA Will Not Protect You

                                               

Trump selected as the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) leader), Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist. Wheeler and now Trump deny the serious consequences of burning coal. You know: “clean coal.” Now Wheeler has a far greater field of human health to spoil with his greed-based focus. EPA is supposed to test any product accused of causing sickness. Wheeler decided to stop testing reported dangerous sick-makers unless the identity of the person claiming sickness is revealed. Most people feeling sick due to product contamination will not accept such an invasion of their privacy, especially in a nation that attacks “truth tellers.” By refusing to test the product, Wheeler saves the contaminating business a lot of money.

Our president is removing environmental rules and restraints everywhere and as soon as he can. He quit the Paris Climate Accord whose focus is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Trump avoids or cancels relationships with many friendly European nations. He stated you can always get a new friend. He thinks that scientists are out to “get him.” He is in sync with emerging oligarchs as members of the same take-it-all gang. He acts as if he is one of super rich. I think his claim to be a billionaire has to do with hiding his tax returns which likely show a lot of illegal activity as well as a gross-exaggeration.

Trump and his extract all you can from Mother Earth cronies seem to think they can survive a climate disaster locked off from all those dying around them. Hence his love for fences. He raves about the need for a southern fence to keep out the starving southern population of climate escaping immigrants. He calls them criminal. Separates them from their children who will never recover to punish these people  for coming here; also Muslims, blacks, women, the list of undesirables who will hurt him goes on and on.

He claims that “climate change” is a Chinese hoax but secretly believes it. That is why he protects his Scotch golf course from a rising sea level. Who are his supporters? Followers are mostly poor Christians who turn their eyes away from biblical definitions of goodness when they choose him. They focus on his being against abortion. We know he has had at least one sex partner who aborted their child. His religious followers say that he is like a child just learning the rules. Some give into hysterical adulation by calling Trump “god” which he happily endorses. Seeing the one who robs you as a god helps you avoid the pain of a seeing yourself as his victim.  

Trump lives in the world of money. He only asks of most decisions, will this make me money. This includes digging for oil and cutting trees in national parks. He sees enemies as those who would interfere with his intent to plunder. He rejects those who want to end oil extraction. He applauds the pipes that carry Canada’s dirty “Tar Sands” oil to the coast. These pipes constantly break flooding huge areas of wetlands.

As Naomi Klein, the great environmentalist and writer said, we need to make a change of all things related to burning carbon and we need to do it now. We need public transportation everywhere, free education; buildings powered by sun and wind and earth. War is a great polluter. We need to spend money on survival. If we all act together, we can do this. There is no other place to go.

Don’t Be a Child Again


The world is crumbling around us. Drought out west and Africa. Burning heat inland, oceans rising due to ice melt to bury islands. Desert over vast areas where we once grew what we eat. City dwellers with a supermarket on every corner do not want to believe that starvation is on the way. They have two days worth of food in the fridge.

People who are beginning to panic in the face of environmental catastrophe are electing tyrants whose words are said to lull them into complacency and surrender. They are becoming children with tough parents again.

Hurricanes due to hot air rising, destroy Puerto Rico, take roofs and plants and trees and water and stock. Insects are killed by our chemical sprays so that birds have nothing to eat and are disappearing. Polar bears are tossed off melting ice bergs to drown. Ocean warming stops water moving from cold beneath to hot on the top which keeps the Gulf Stream moving. If there is no more cold bottom and top hot, the gulf stream may stop moving to keep our land temperate. Will it be fire or ice that wipes us out if we keep living and polluting as we do?

Kids who do not turn away from reality are gathering together and making demands from governing bodies who make promises soon forgotten. Congressional old timers, largely on corporate payrolls, do not think of using a different source of energy.

Trump wants to chop down the trees in the National Tongass in Alaska, the US’s largest forest, to open all of it to digging for oil. Trump has already replaced most of the EPA with people who are forest choppers and oil well diggers so there is no restraint. Trump is all impulse and no planning. He fires anyone who might disagree.

Bolsonaro, the new president of Brazil, is burning down the Amazon, the lungs of the world, opening it up for mining and farming. Does he know the danger of what he is doing. He treats world wide upset and condemnation as western interference. He hints he can be bribed by westerners who so much want the forest left intact.

How about Duterte, president of the Philippines? He uses eliminating drug use as an excuse for large scale murder of the poor. He gets people to turn in to him non-drug users, ordinary farmers to keep their own lives from Duterte’s killing spree. I would say he likes to kill.

Youth is alarmed and straight forward about the danger. The world we are creating is the one they will have to live in. Not so many adults. They say it will not happen to us. They say science will save us and hide their heads in the sand. They regress to childhood state of mind looking for a protective parent.

For our survival, for decency and respect of mother earth. we need to come back to an adult state of mind and find people to band with to decide what we need to do. We need to join hands and stand against the fossil fuel industry. We need to not obey false leaders who take our money for personal profit and put nothing into survival.