Federal, State, Municipal governments enable, promote, then enforce extractive multinational corporate investment, lining kleptocrat’s pockets. It’s not just Forbes, WaPo, WSJ using the facade of Trump’s Impeachment to distract from both parties’ liquidation sale of our future. All US media now looks like a parody of RoboCop or Idiocracy? Ohio’s fracked ethane well blowout; basically ignored, along with bipartisan $1T arms funding, trade deals & 1st Amendment dissolution, is just another episode of what’s in store. Whistleblowing will put you in prison. Journalism can get your destitute ass killed?
As Bernie (even Warren!) scares Massa into unleashing their LIE machine, which blogs, aggregators or podcasts will be bought up by the billionaires this election cycle? ProPublica?
$738 billion for to fight the war on terrorism
$0 to fight climate change
"U.S. militarism allows other allies to cut back on their own defense spending. It also raises the U.S. budget deficit and the $22 trillion debt. There is no realistic way to reduce either without cutting defense spending."
**There is no such thing in this country as “Defense Spending,” it’s all offense spending for profits of the arms makers and the oil men, and an attempt to control the World, for profit and power.
**Meanwhile, Australia seems to be the bellwether of Global Warming. Record heat, climbing every day, and most of the country a raging inferno of fire. While tens of thousands of Australians are fighting to save their homes, their lives, the Australian Ruling Class looks for ways to up their sale of coal and oil, while they vacation in other places like Hawaii, waiting for Australia to run out of unburned places.
**Looking at the World picture, I think Mother Nature is here, and totally pissed at what mankind has done to Her Planet. She has nurtured life and growth for millions of years and mankind has succeeded destroying much, if not most, of Her work in the last half century. It won’t take much more increase of heat and mankind will be gone, along with most other living things larger than microbes.
**If She can survive this mess, She will probably let it all lie fallow for a few millions or perhaps a billion years, then She will begin again, hopefully learning from Her mistakes. If She doesn’t make it, then there will just be another burned out rock circling an unimportant sun in an unnamed galaxy.
and, quite soon… ALL our favorite voices will be silenced:
The House is exactly 1/2 of 1/3 of the federal government, unfortunately. You know what isn’t? States. It would be cool to see progressives work to win seats in the coming redistricting year in states throughout the country. That may move local government cleaner directions and help get fairer districts to make changes last. We are going to need to do it anyway given the makeup of the Supreme Court.