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Capitalism and the prophet motive part 1

 Capitalism and the prophet motive part 1 The prophet motive. Capitalism usurped the work,   Religion captured the communal soul. The communal nature of the contribution of work and the social nature of humans was slowly bent and warped by the authoritarian personalities who atomized (individualized) and restructured the essence of communal living, which is the most natural form of human beings' social behavior. For the most part, the structure remains the same except, and it is a big exception, now all those who have power (authority) over us are totally made-up personages and figures, total authority based, not on respect and ability and desire to serve community, but reliant on the contrived legitimacy of enforced obedience from even more distant and disinterested authorities. Total Strangers, except for whatever knowledge they want us to have about them. I can use the catholic church as my example because im not an expert in the rise of capitalism or the p


Socialism Don't we know yet that power corrupts, absolutely corrupts. Social security. If there is anything that drives capitalists, even liberal capitalists crazy is a pool of money just sitting there in banks and not being used. Thats why since banks were invented, paying a small amount of interest provides all the incentive for the account holder to give power to the bank for every cent to invest, and loan out to others, at much higher interest than what the original account generates. Thats the base for capitalism. Since those early days of banks and loans, indebtedness is the main outcome for those of us at the bottom of the money food chain.   So, you can imagine when the government sponsors a major socialist program such as social security the capitalists are slobbering with envy and avarice. Note the slave labor of children, new york times and truthout. Very disappointing amy, juan, hannah drier, chen. Whose profiting? No questions about wages, no questions about

-FISA-Part 1

Foreign intelligence surveillance act which was set to expire april 19 is extended to 2026. Section 702 allows the government to collect electronic communication of non americans located outside the country without a warrant (which we dont care about right?) however that sometimes results in collection of data on actual, real americans who may have accidenatally or unknowingly brushed up against some un/non american being surveilled. Now being the skeptic i be, im wondering why those countries which are having citizens being spied on by the us arent speaking up or dont care. So, for those who might consider the original FISA act disquieting and its extension in a similar light might be confused though by its bi partisan support but by donald trump's edict to " kill fisa". "What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." Sir walter scott. 1808 scotts play. Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field Fisa passed, fastrak is being exp

The past doesnt last

The past doesnt last, When tomorrow comes, today becomes yesterday's time It can't be a political choice to respect human rights. Greta Thunberg Free will and political choices. The human mind is a simple one. Either it is or it isnt. Is it or isnt it? Dont hold your nose and vote for biden. If youre going to have such a disrespect for yourself and the process, better to just Do it the old way, raise your arms to the sky and pray, let their god sort it out, then prepare yourself for whatever comes along, which is what we have to do anyway. 30 years from the rwandan genocide that wasnt declared genocide until it was over and bill clinton finally called it genocide. Will biden realize israel is not the same israel of the david vs arab goliath of 1967? The age of heroes is over, thank god for that. Put all the superheroes weapons behind, the good intentions, the gestures of faith, hope and charity beneath you, the sacrifices for nothing believers in Christ

America's Frankenstein

We believe that the futuRe is connected to sci-fi but in reality, its our beloved frankenstein from the past that rules the future. American frankenstein. As a literary person i recognize that what america churns out as historical pablum for not only common people's consumption but also for its intellectuals is regurgitated cud, one thing becomes another without changing its composition.   Take the classic novel, frankenstein, written by mary shelley on a holiday lark. A good representation of 19th century ideas of socialistic/capitalistic struggles of the period. Believe me, it is not a monster story as hollywood would have us believe. It is a srory of a historical monster called unfettered capital ( money) and the way it runs amok if left to its own devices. Not much more complicated than that. Frankenstein started as a metaphor for all the control freaks, whether it be individuals or nations, who turned and continue to turn social constructs, such as education, economy

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The language

The language In the modern world, and to me that means the world as formed from the rise of western european and us into dominance. Does a man who commits rape get to define "rape?". Does a nation get to define genocide? Does a dictator get to define freedom? If not, then why is there no certain definitions. The israel hamas war has once again demonstrated that outside the actual physical atrocity of war is the war of words. Language is all we have as humans to use in explaining our actions, and those explanations are weighed against what we describe as the truth, and full circle jerk fashion, that truth is the judicious dissection of the language compared to what happened according to witnesses and what they have to say about it. Truth no longer comes from the reliance of a persons own conscience. The saying that there are no guilty people in prison or there is no violence in war outside of self defense. America committed atrocities and genocide in america, vietnam