Sitting on the Moral Cusp of a New Political Epoch for Socioeconomic Transformation - Page Two

This entry continues from here » Sitting on the Moral Cusp of a New Political Epoch for Socioeconomic Transformation - Page One (15 Feb 2019).

» Public Support Means Nothing to Congress Because They are All About the Money

JLaw knows the type of spineless politicians that I am talking about .. the ones who care only about the money.

Public support for a bill means nothing because money means everything to Congress (RepresentUs with JLaw, 27 Feb 2019)

Check out this 12-min video titled » Unbreaking America: A NEW Short Film about Solving the Corruption Crisis (27 Feb 2019).

Public support for a bill's passage means nothing .. because money means everything to Congress.

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» A Total Political System Failure

This is why she says that "We are witnessing a total political system failure in America."

We are witnessing a total political system failure (27 Feb 2019)

Didnt I tell you that we're cooking with plutonium now?

The Super-Rich are the bosses and rulers of our elected representatives, because this is primarily who they serve .. because the Super-Wealthy serve as their employers.

I feel like I am merely stating the obvious here.

» A Crisis of Corruption in Government

I mean, it is glaringly obvious to every American. And congress pretends like this money, that these so called 'contributions' do not influence the decisions that they are supposed to be making on behalf of the American people whom they represent. Puh-leeeze.

We are better at deceiving ourselves than others (at t=1:10)

Gimme a break.

She is exceeding expectations every day. You almost can't believe what you are seeing.

Did you see the way she made short work of Peggy Noonan after the SOTU?

AOC tells Peggy Noonan to go fuck herself after her SOTU comment (5 Feb 2019)

This is how you go to work for the American people. This is how you do it right here.

» Putting the Fear of God into the Older Generation

She is 28 and she is putting the fear of God into the older generation .. people such as actor James Woods (.. who was born in 1947).

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first speech on the House floor as a congresswoman quickly became CSPAN's most-watched video ever (16 Jan 2019).

His generation is on the way out .. even as she speaks. They have had their day in the sun .. and they fucked things up royally.

» The Generation Whose Values have been Warped by the Great Depression

Notice how George W Bush and Donald Trump and James Woods and the average Fox News viewer (age 70) all grew up and spent their formative years in an era where the values of their generation were warped by the effects of the Great Depression.

Dow Jones Industrial Average 1928 to 1954

And also by a World War, which helped to form and mold their severely-warped value-structure.

Line formed outside a soup kitchen during the Great Depression.

It is completely understandable to see how their values would be warped to place money at the top of their value-structure.

Evangelical Pat Robertson knows what I am talking about. (It's people like Pat Robertson who give Christianity a bad name.)

This why billionaires such as Jeffrey Epstein want to hoard their billions .. despite so many who are doing without even their basic needs being met.

Open the Jeffrey Epstein files. All of them. (Wapo 6 March 2019)

Money is the thing that makes billionaires feel safe. They are trusting in and depending on that money to meet their needs .. such as the need for secrecy.

I bet that Jason Hickel knows what I am talking about.

The Divide by Jason Hickel, A Guide to Global Inequality

Nobody complains about socialism when they get their Social Security check in the mail. Bernie knows what I am talking about.

» The Trump/Bush/Cheney/Hillary Generation (Born 1932 to 1957)

A generation is generally considered to be 25 years. (My dad, for example, turned 25 a couple of months after I was born .. while my mom was only 19.)

If you take the mid-1940's as the heart of the Trump/Bush generation (.. who were born only a week apart in neighboring states) .. then their generation would include every American born between roughly mid-1932 to mid-1957.

» Sean is a Shill for the Super-Rich

Here she is responding to a bit by Sean Hannity where she calls attention to the fact that he is acting as a shill for the super-rich (23 Jan 2019).

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is tempted to frame Hannity's shill for the super-rich and put it on her desk (23 Jan 2019).

She is a political ninja and she makes it look easy.

"Go fuck yourself, Sean." This is yet another reason why you are Bad for America.

» The Immorality of a Socioeconomic SYSTEM that Prioritizes Billionaires Over Basic Needs like Health Care and Education for Everybody Else

Speaking of every billionaire being a policy failure .. check out what AOC says here (30 Jan 2019).

AOC the centrist says that a socioeconomic system that permits billionaires to exist amid such economic hardship is immoral and wrong (30 Jan 2019)

Where she says (at t=0:40) that an economic system that allows billionaires to exist amid such widespread economic hardship .. is wrong. It is immoral.

» The Malefactors of Great Wealth Care More About Hoarding their Billions than They Do About the Public Good

I bet that Anand agrees with AOC.

Anand Giridharadas joins Stephanie to discuss the immorality of a socioeconomic SYSTEM that prioritizes Billionaires over things Health Care and Education for the Public Good (12 Feb 2019)

He makes the point that the Malefactors of Great Wealth care more about rigging the SYSTEM to continue hoarding their billions than they do about things like Health Care and Education for the Public Good.

This is why, in the last 40 years, the Top 1% have doubled their share of the nation's income .. from 12 or 13% to 25 or 26%, where we are now.

Economic inequality cartoon

This is also why, in 2017, the Top 1% took 82% of the new wealth created that year .. leaving the rest of us 300 million to fight over the remaining scraps that fell from their table.

I could continue here with statistic after statistic .. but this would just make you feel even more depressed.

I love Stephanie, but I thought she was asking stupid questions .. such as "What role should Billionaires play in helping to lower economic inequality?"

Stephanie asks what roles Billionaires should play in helping to lower economic inequality (12 March 2019)

Duh. I can tell you exactly what role they will be playing. They will you fight you tooth-n-nail every step of the way.

See Howard Schultz or Bill Gates if you have any questions. They will tell you that everything is hunky dory and that nothing should change.

Go ahead and ask them for yourself if you dont belive me. Find me more than a few Billionaires who feels that the Top 1% should have their share of wealth lowered back to 12 or 13% .. like it was 40 years ago. (Hint: it aint gonna happen.)

There were a number of statements that Stephanie made that struck me as missing the mark. Badly missing.

The SYSTEM is designed to work this way. This is exactly how our nation's economic algorithm is designed to operate .. because the ultra-wealthy own our elected officials.

And it's getting worse all the time.

Come on, Steph .. you can do better.

» AOC's Policy Positions have Widespread Support Among the American People

I could not agree more with the things that Anand is saying, and the things that AOC is saying, and the things that JLaw is saying.

Which is why I am citing their comments here. Poll after poll show that an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with them.

Sunny knows what I am talking about (at t=5:00).

Sunny cites an Iowa poll that says AOC's policies have widespread public support (11 March 2019)

It always cracks me up whenever I hear a Republican freaking out because they feel that AOC is so far left ..

» Crazy-Looking Lady Wants Trump for Dicktator

.. when the Party-of-Trump has moved so far right.

Angry psycho lady from Cincinnati wants Trump as dictator (video posted 19 March 2019)

As if they have room to talk about taking extreme positions.

Check out the crazy look in this lady's eyes .. and also the look on the girl's face who is trying to wrestle the microphone away from her.

Angry crazy-looking lady from Cincinnati wants Trump as dictator (video posted 19 March 2019)

This lady needs to lighten the fuck up. She seems possessed .. talking this crazy shit.

I guess we shouldnt be so surprised .. seeing that Trump would like nothing better than to become dictator.

Is President Trump Fascist? by Jason Stanley Yale Philosophy (15 Oct 2018)

Then he can grab all the pussy he likes.

If the Republicans can "primary" a candidate who they view as too moderate .. then so can the Dems.

The political pendulum has swung so far to the right that Republicans are looking to make Trump a dictator. That's as far right as you can go.

» AOC the Centrist Advocates for Policies that Benefit the Broad Majority of Citizens

AOC and her like as simply trying to move the country back to the levels of inequality that we had 40 years ago.

This is why Nick Hanauer calls AOC a "centrist" (at t=6:20) ..

Billionaire Nick Hanauer says AOC is the true Centrist because she advocates for policies that benefit the broad majority of citizens, unlike Howard Schultz (30 Jan 2019)

.. because her policies are designed to benefit the broad majority of citizens .. and not just a handful of super-rich Billionaires .. who already have more money than they know what to do with.

A similar portion of the American people also feel that the Carried Interest tax loophole should be eliminated.

So why does it keep existing year after year? .. despite politicians all claiming publicly that it should be eliminated .. in order to make the tax laws less accommodating to the super-wealthy.

Go ahead and take a wild guess.

At t=8:00 she provides part of the reasoning and rationale behind her opinion and why she feels this way.

She makes this statement to Ta-Nehisi Coates, who is a leading educated voice representing the black experience in America. He is the guy who wrote the piece titled » I'm Not Black, I'm Kanye (7 May 2018).

» On the Cusp of a New Political Epoch

Michelle writes here (15 Feb 2019):

If we are in fact on the cusp of a new political epoch, then a sweeping, idealistic plan for social transformation is not a wild fantasy but a practical necessity.

Where she references Yale political scientist Stephen Skowronek's concept of "political time." Food for thought.

» Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson Says We Need a Moral Awakening

Speaking of our nation sitting on the cusp of a new political epoch .. check out what Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson says here (31 Jan 2019).

Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson says we need a moral awakening (31 Jam 2019)

She is remarkably well spoken. She is able to speak to, and articulate, things that are not easily put into words.

I like her .. even when she's not wearing a pair of red-soled high heels .. which is why I included her on my Quotes page.

She has her shit together .. in an impressive sort of way.

You must admit that she makes a valid and convincing argument. She says things that everybody already knows, but that no one is actually saying.

You almost can't believe your ears that you are hearing somebody say the things that she is saying.

It is another conversation .. but I knew a girl who found Marianne's insights and teachings very helpful .. which is how I became familiar with her.

We spent more than a little time together reading and discussing some of Marianne's books .. including the Course in Miracles, which she widely promoted.

I see her entry into the 2020 presidential race his as a good sign. A promising sign .. because she can speak to things that need being spoken to. Badly needed.

» Tucker Publicly Declares that Women are Extremely Primitive, Basic and Not Hard to Understand

Speaking of needing a moral awakening in our nation .. I wonder what Tucker Carlson thinks about the idea of a woman running for President.

Tucker Carlson publicly says that women are extremely primitive, basic and not hard to understand (30 Oct 2007).

I know this is hard to believe .. that anyone would ever make such a moronic, all-encompassing statement to characterize women in general as "extremely primitive, basic, and not hard to understand" ..

.. but go ahead and listen to Tucker say this for yourself.

What a douche. At any other place he would be fired for saying such offensive and demeaning things. But at Fox he is a hero.

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