Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hidden Slaves, In The Land of Plenty


In the "New America", (courtesy of the GOP) many ordinary people don't only "Grin N Bear" their slavery, they also vote to increase this Fact, not only harming themselves but also destroying the best of what was once known as The Land of Plenty (Now it’s, “The Land of Plenty” for the few, off the backs of the multitudes)...  IMHO: Will it ever change, NO, not until it grows even worse?



EXCERPT from: Poor in the Land of PlentySasha Abramsky’s ‘American Way of Poverty’
“The American Way of Poverty.” Abramsky, a freelance journalist who has written for The Nation, The Atlantic and other publications, regards inequality “as a social control mechanism” supported by financial interests’ belief in “the desirability of oligarchy.” He endorses the notion, popular on the left, that poverty is not just a glitch but a feature of the American system, “a corrosive brew,” he writes, “capable of eating away at the underpinnings of democratic life itself.”
The absence of a strong movement for change is striking, especially given the diversity Abramsky finds as he maps the landscape of poverty. “There are people with no high school education who are poor,” he writes, “but there are also university graduates on food bank lines. There are people who are poor because they have made bad choices, gotten addicted to drugs, burned bridges with friends and family — and then there are people who have never taken a drug in their lives, who have huge social networks, and who still can’t make ends meet.”
The destitute include those “who have never held down a job, and others who hold down multiple, but always low-­paying, jobs, frequently for some of the most powerful corporations on earth.” There are the chronically poor — “children whose only hot meals are what they are given at school” — and the newly poor who have lost the middle-class comfort of “huge suburban houses and expensive cars.”
More Here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/books/review/
sasha-abramskys-american-way-of-poverty.html?
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Man Who Refuses To Hate

The Man Who Refuses To Hate
If only all humans could rise to a level of dignity that's within this one man... We would cease to have wars. Please read the brief article about a doctor who refuses to hate, it will render you to tears. thinkingblue
Ever wonder why Israel and Hamas are playing the same game that kills many and accomplishes little? Why is Israel and Palestine in a continual state of war? What's it all about? Take a moment or two and watch a brief video I found on facebook, (from memberfacebook.com/JewishVoiceforPeace ) perhaps it will help you to understand the dilemma of these two warring states. It helped me understand the “WHY IT ALL BEGAN” but the underlying human hatred that seems to be at the bottom of all the world’s conflicts bewilders me and should baffle the hell out of any thinking person. (Why? Because hate solves nothing and worse it takes away any form of logic.)
It appears, human beings have not evolved (flight or fight mentality) beyond their caveman beginnings and because of that, with the accelerated transformation in technology, (which gives us better and more lethal tools to annihilate each other) we’ve created a losing battle for all, no matter what the philosophical reasoning behind the killing and maiming.
In addition, it’s only going to get worse, probably to the point where NUCLEAR will become the word of the day.
IMHO, no peace talks in the world will stop this... a very sorry outlook for all the new humans entering existence. They will be born into suffering and pain in a world of hate, misery and war.
Yes, cynical, I am but perhaps the message of hope within the following short film will become the destiny of our species, after all, we are the most intelligent animal on Earth. What are we waiting for let’s start using our smarts? 
thinkingblue 

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Men Behind The Scene, of Israel-Hamas Bloody War,

The Men Behind The Scene,
of Israel-Hamas Bloody War,
playing chess with people's lives.
Don't you wonder why Israel and Hamas are playing the same game that kills many and accomplishes little? What's it all about?

Behind the scenes is just your average billionaire, Sheldon Adelson, (just like Rupert Murdoch) stoking the flames of war (via newspaper propaganda) upon the innocent. People, who want only to live, work and raise a family (human instincts), are used in the quest for power by those who have the dollars (billions of them) to twist and reshape reality to fit their own greedy agenda of achieving world dominance over the masses.  The multitudes can’t fight back they can only run and hide to save their families (they are out resourced in everywhichway but loose). The oligarchs like Adelson (and the world's oligarchy leadership) seem to win in the short-run but they can never achieve permanency for long because, I believe, this is not natural and Nature cannot support an abnormal state for long.
I know this sounds too simple but that's my opinion and without a doubt I'm dreaming but it is too damn depressing to think otherwise.
Playing into the hands of Hamas
Israel and Hamas are not equals on the battlefield - not at all, clearly - and when the power to harm or control others is this uneven, it is meaningless to speak about moral symmetry. But as the current onslaught in Gaza unfolds, it is sadly evident that both sides are continuing to respond to real provocations in ways that are not morally right, or even politically smart.
If Hamas thought that lobbing missiles into Israeli civilian neighborhoods was a decent or proportionate response to the grim realities of the occupation, they were wrong. On the other hand, if Israel thinks it can bludgeon the Palestinians into political surrender, or get Hamas - or the Palestinian community at large, for that matter - to acquiesce to military occupation then it, too, is wrong.
There is no military solution to this conflict. Until both sides fully grasp this, the world can expect only continuing violence and vendetta, with civilians on both sides paying the price for leaders who - because of pressure, ambition or hubris - feel that they must do the most damage, fire the last shot or make the most credible threat. Indeed, it is sad, and repellent, to hear military correspondents speak of "teaching a lesson," "increasing pressure," "making a statement," achieving "deterrence," when those they are reporting on are really trying to control the news cycle, or win arguable (and in any case temporary) psychological advantage, by killing, or accepting the deaths of, people at random on the other side.More Here: http://www.haaretz.com/playing into the hands of hamas

Thursday, July 10, 2014

For The Immigrant Children, It's A Fight To Stay Alive

Many of the undocumented children, who cross the borders into the US, die before stepping one foot in America. I can’t help but wonder if the hateful (Tea Party) protesters who stopped the buses full of children in Murrieta Calif. realized just what these kids, who flee their country out of fear, really go through and die for. These angry people act as though the immigrants are on some kind of holiday, I wish they all would watch this NBC Nightly News video and perhaps could, (just a little bit) think again (become human) about their hatred and shed a tear for those they despise out of bigotry.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Supreme Feud - Religion vs. Reality

Supreme Court taking us for a ride back in time.
Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality...
(Bohemian Rhapsody)
Written by Freddie Mercury.
Sung by Freddie Mercury.
OH, it's real life ALL RIGHT but it's based on a fantasy. Hold on to your hats folks… we’re in for the holy roller ride of our lives!
AND IN THIS DAY AND AGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY?
PS: Please wake me when it's over!
MORE HERE:
Ginsburg: 'Radical' Hobby Lobby Ruling May Create 'Havoc'
The Supreme Court justice took on the majority opinion in a biting dissent.
The Supreme Court on Monday weakened Obamacare's controversial contraception mandate, ruling 5-4 that some employers cannot be forced to cover birth control as part of their health insurance plans. The majority opinion, written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, said such a mandate infringes on religious freedom, and therefore can be waived by certain business owners.
But in a blistering, 35-page dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, joined by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, lambasted the majority opinion—delivered by five male justices—as "a decision of startling breadth" that would allow corporations to "opt out of any law … they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs."
The majority view "demands accommodation of a for-profit corporation's religious beliefs no matter the impact that accommodation may have on third parties who do not share the corporation owners' religious faith—in these cases, thousands of women employed by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga or dependents of persons those corporations employ," wrote Ginsburg, a stalwart member of the Court's liberal wing.
She continued: "Persuaded that Congress enacted the (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) to serve a far less radical purpose, and mindful of the havoc the Court's judgment can introduce, I dissent."
Ginsburg's opinion reasons that religious groups exist to serve the explicit interests of their adherents, while for-profit companies serve a fundamentally different purpose. Bucking the majority, Ginsburg sides with the Obama administration's claim that for-profit companies do not possess religious rights under the RFRA.
Granting them such rights, Ginsburg contends, could allow employers to trample over any number of health care needs in the name of religious objection.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

How Dare the Tea Party Use Our American Flag to Spread Hate!

Murrieta Ca. Fourth of July, hateful Tea Party members await the arrival of buses full of immigrant children, to scorn and reject their existence on this planet but to their (bigoted) dismay, the children never showed.
Inquiring minds would like to know WHY progressive demonstrators are brutalized (tazed), pepper sprayed and arrested but the conservative hateful civil disobedience, is seen by authorities as their right thus attributing to Mob Control? I don't know about you but this bewilders me!thinkingblue

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Tea Party Members Stop Buses Full of Immigrant Children

I'll bet EVERY damn ONE of these hateful protesters identifies with the Tea Party... They have no compassion not even for children, they feel no mercy, they have no shame, and I will wager that they brazenly call themselves Christian. I’m sorry but they make me sick…