that their elected leaders are the source of power, instead, that society
that their elected leaders are the source of power, instead, that society
There are three colors in the American flag, not two. It’s time for a permanent end to the Republican-Democratic, two party dictatorship in the U.S.A.! A third party is needed to counterbalance the other two. At least, if anything, it is needed to represent the center in order to offer balance between the right and left dominator parties.
All voices need to be heard in a supposedly free country. All political parties in the U.S. need to be heard on all the major media, both in print and over the airwaves. Currently, other alternative voices are not heard. Is this the idea of freedom in America? Only the selected voices are allow to speak? I thought there was “Freedom of Speech”. Well, not really, unless you tow the two-party line and even then you have to conform to their idea of freedom of speech.
In Brazil, by no means a perfect country, at all, which needs major, major changes in many, many ways, there is a plurality of parties. Mostly, they are all heard on the major media here. Yes, more than two parties are heard on the airwaves here in Brazil. Surely, there, probably, are too many parties in Brazil, but, at least, there are more than two voices. How can the U.S. say that it is the bastion of “Free Speech” when there are only two voices heard, the Republican and the Democratic who are the only parties allowed to voice their opinions on through the major media. Other voices are not heard accept through the alternative media, but even through the alternative media we don’t hear too many voices accept for the usual suspects, communists and socialist, maybe, once a while, the Green Party. That’s it! So much for variety.
I challenge the U.S. to be the defender and propagator of true freedom of speech.
I, also, challenge Brazil to be, in fact, the defender of all the people of Brazil, all the way up from the favelas to the stratospheric wealthy in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
It’s time Brazil invested in its own happiness and prosperity for ALL, not just for the few. The same goes for the U.S. government. The U.S. needs to be true to its word, written in the Constitution: “. . . to promote the general Welfare . . . to ourselves and and our Posterity, . . . ” (welfare = health, happiness, and good fortune; well-being*). It’s very clear nowadays that many interpret this to mean that the general Welfare is really only for the wealthy, the privileged and the elite as that is who really benefits in the U.S. and this world. It’s clearly seen because, especially, now it has become self-evident. Those who benefit in the U.S. are mostly the few, not the many. I’m not saying that everyone needs be in the stratospheric levels of wealth. I’m just saying that poverty, a creation of humanity, should not even exist! One only needs to observe the natural environment where humans have not infected Mother Nature with its disease of the mind.
There is no such thing as poverty in the natural world!
Even the “worst” places on the planet are rich, rich and abundant in mineral and other forms of wealth. Even a desert, for example, is extremely rich! In silicon, at least!
The PEOPLES of this planet are supposed to be their country. If all are not prosperous, at different levels of economic income, then we truly have a sick country and a sick planet. In my case, two very sick countries. Basically, both the U.S. and Brazil, meaning their systems and their governments, are only interested in three things:
These are the government’s and the system’s Holy Trinity. And I mean holy, such as sacred. These two countries, like most others, are wholly interested in those three things, mainly.
In both of these two countries it is the PEOPLE who need to be the real power, not the elected officials.
If they were, there would be no poverty, only a simple, dignified way of life at the lowest levels. Simplicity with dignity never hurt anyone, poverty, for sure, has, does and always will. Poverty is the failure of the the whole country to take care of itself. Poverty is failure. Poverty is the fallout from a human-created-economic atom / hydrogen bomb.
Mother Nature, by herself, without humanity, is wealth beyond belief. All the creatures, even so-called primitive cultures are rich in their view, in general, except for “civilized” human beings. They know how to create true poverty. They are very, very good at creating that.
Saying these things, I’m not talking about Communism or any form of system that would make everyone equal, especially, in wealth because not everyone is truly equal in abilities and intelligence. However, that said, everyone, as human beings, is truly equal at needing the basics of life, i.e., good housing, good education, good health care, etc., the basics for survival and dignity, especially, DIGNITY. I’m talking about a truly fair and just world where poverty simply does not exist, at all.
POVERTY is violence against the weak, a way to control the masses and the reason for cheap labor to exist in a purely Capitalist world that glorifies the need to give low wages in order to gain much more profitability. That Capitalism has managed to keep slavery alive but in a new form is beyond belief and comprehension. Profit trumps giving workers a dignified, living wage. Capitalism, in its current glorified form, is a purely destructive system, both for people, in general, the workers and for the natural environment.
I’m not in favor of any current system in this world. Capitalism, Communism, and Socialism are the best this world can do. There are many countries doing better than the U.S. but don’t tell that to the U.S. They will deny it. They don’t want to know about anything other than America. I’m speaking in general about the U.S. There are always exceptions to the norm in America but they are not heard. However, any system that creates or allows poverty, for even one person, in this world, is a damaged system. Period, full stop!
There is a quote, very well known, in the Christian Western world which says: “For ye have the poor always with you . . . ” [Matthew 26:11] This quote, in many ways, is used to justify financial poverty, forever, in this world. The world, basically, has interpreted this type of poverty as a natural occurring result of a person’s choice in life.
However, the quote can be interpreted in another way; it can mean poverty of the spirit, poverty of the soul, meaning stinginess, meanspiritedness, and selfishness. There’s plenty of that in this world; enough to go around for everyone.
The way this planet operates in the creation of poverty is the “wonderful” way humanity on this tiny speck of “dust”‘, this tiny virtual “nothingness”, in the vast ocean of outer space. What a great and wonderful place to be! We truly are a “shining example”, a truly “shining city on a hill”. We have all the knowledge possible now to be totally different yet the world continues “shining” with systems based mostly, still, on newer and newer forms of slavery. Slavery is the game of this world.
Our world, our planet, needs an entirely new economic and political system which is truly just and, especially, truly good for everyone, not just the very, very few. If the above scriptural quote continues to be interpreted in its purely economic, financial meaning, then, surely, there will be poverty forever on this planet.
It’s time the world changed and changed now, not tomorrow, but from now on, beginning in 2018.
Governments always change things extremely slowly, especially, when it comes to changing things for the People. However, when it benefits the elected representatives themselves and, especially, when it comes to their own pay increases and benefits, there is virtually no waiting. Also, to help criminal friends of the government, their criminal associates and colleagues and, also, the stratospherically wealthy few on this planet, nothing is impossible! It will happen! It will change! However, when it comes to the People at large, the Governments need to debate, discuss and delay and then delay even more. If the People then cannot withstand their life and then begin to pressure the Government so much so that the Government can’t stand it either, then and only then will the Government have to change in order to prevent any negative consequences. Then, the Governments do something! Only then do Governments change radically.
Real change that benefits everyone always has to come from the bottom up. What is detrimental, for sure, comes from the top down. Governments are not going to do the truly fair and good things for the People, unless, there is some great benefit to the wealthy and powerful. It is not what Governments do, ever! If there is any good to be done there has to be strong strings attached, usually involving more wealth and power for the few. Governments are not to serve the People but make the People serve theirs and the wealthy few’s interests. The wealth and powerful always use the language of Patriotism, God and Country. There may be some exceptions, to this rule. I’m speaking generally about what Governments do and have always done. Rulers, generally, will only do what is fair and just if pressured from below up, never from above down.
Both, Brazil and the U.S.A., need to add to their country’s Constitution the Right to “Freedom From Poverty”. Especially, since both countries are listed as among the top 10 countries rich in natural resources.
Remember, always: Rights are not rights if someone or some government can take them away. They are merely privileges.
“Know yourself and you will know the Gods and the Universe” — The Oracle at Delphi
Note: (February 14, 2018) – I really do think that both in the U.S. and Brazil, everyone, and I mean 100% of the people, should not vote anymore. In Brazil voting is mandatory, whereas, in the U.S., it is not. Usually, only 50%, more or less, depending on the election in the U.S., do not vote. So, in Brazil, because it is mandatory by law, then everyone should just vote for no one, i.e., a blank vote. In the U.S., everyone that votes should not even go to the polls. Let’s see how long the governments would last if that happened. Maybe, they would begin to pay attention, just maybe. I think, at first, they would just turn to violence to solve the problem. I doubt that not voting would do anything anyway. However, it would surely send a clear message that the People just do not care who is in power because whoever is in power is just going to do what they and their criminal friends want anyway. Voting is a useless waste of time in modern life. Governments are a thing of the past, not the bureaucracy part of it but the supposed “leaders” in power are. We know what they want. They want more for themselves and less and less and less for everyone else. It’s getting more and more self-evident.
We now have the technological tools to really make the world democratic where, in reality, all the people rule as one, not a republican system of “leaders”. Sooner or later, Republics will not exist anymore. People, one day, will wake up and realize they do not need representatives because representatives only represent themselves and their criminal organizations. The age of computers and many forms of technology is here now. The future is now. A new world can exist. It’s possible more than ever.
According to Noam Chomsky*
01. Reduce democracy.
02. Shape ideology.
03. Redesign the economy.
04. Shift the burden.
05. Attack solidarity.
06. Run the regulators.
07. Engineer elections.
08. Keep the rabble in line.
09. Manufacture consent.
10. Marginalize the population.
* Noam Chomsky, PhD, M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Of course, Brazil will copy this same scenario for itself, again, as will other nations, too.
This world is really the Planet of the Apes. You don’t think so? Look closer!
The majority of nations copy what the “leading” nations do. This scenario will be no different. Appearances in this world especially, in the world of politics, are deceiving, but behind what we see and who we see in power, the animal mind, humanity’s lowest of low nature, is still at work. In this world, there are so very few true human beings because mostly, the human ape, the animal mind, is still in power and still in control of everything. The vast majority of the People, ordinary, everyday people, of this planet are asleep, under mind control, nescient or just plain unable to “see” the world as it really is. I don’t claim to see it as it really is either but I do know this, or, at least, I can agree with Noam Chomsky in his vision of what he sees about the concentration of wealth and power. The world is not what we think it is or are led to believe that it is. Believing in those in power is our first mistake. People at the level of power far above, not only government but, also, above corporations is what is truly frightening because they are, virtually, untouchable, either in feelings or in caring about humanity as a whole. If you believe they do feel or care then what can I say.
I will say it plainly as I have experienced and have come to know from many great minds like Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Chris Hedges, Howard Zinn, so many other current and living thinkers and philosophers.
This world we were born into is only for the very, very, very, very few who consider themselves above all others because of their vast amounts of wealth which insulate them from the reality of what 98% of this world goes through and what it suffers in the struggle just to survive. This is the way the world has always been since time immemorial. You only have to look back to ancient Egypt, the super power at that time, and then look at all the powers of this planet up to now. Appearances, methods, thinking has all basically changed, of course, except for the one underlying reality that still and may always pervade this world. That is what is called currently as selfishness. The story of selfishness has, basically, always been the same thing, and this that the very few extract the majority of the wealth of this world off the backs of the many who actually do the hard menial and, sometimes, backbreaking tasks, if not, then the jobs that have such stressful workloads that many ages decades older beyond their years after being in the corporate world. What good does it do to work in the super stressful corporate world and then retire terribly ill and spend the rest of what life you may still have in doctor’s office and/or in a hospital with all the concomitant illnesses that go along with a life lived under constant and intense pressure. Those at the apex of power in this world are literally incapable of any feelings for anyone except for those who are similar to them, i.e., those with enormous amounts of wealth who live in a totally different world than the vast majority trying to make it in life from day to day. Our contemporary world has everything to make this a much, much better world but we are always told that a better world is just utopia, it’s non-existent, it cannot be done, it’s a dream, a fantasy. Maybe it is, however, I have my own personal doubts about that.
The world we see is the way of the world. It didn’t just happen. The world we see is the way it has always been, is now and will always be until a GREAT AWAKENING of the mass of people on this planet. Only then, maybe, will real change come if the People awaken and realize how they have been duped, how they have been put to sleep about the vast wealth of this planet and how it has been siphoned off, up to the very, very, very top of this world for only a very few, while the vast majority, literally billions, live from month to month, if they have anything, never knowing if next month there will be a source of income, especially, in this debilitated, shaky world economy now and at this most crucial point in history.
This awakening may never, ever happen because the powers of this world will not let it happen. It will take a virtual miracle if this planet is ever to change, where everyone cares about one another and never ever lets anyone fall by the wayside, not one, at all.
No, but a better world than this? There has to be!
But for now, fasten your seatbelt because the real show is about to begin, in the near future. The near future could be as far away as 10 years but, remember, 10 years is nothing when you really consider it.
While Mr. Trump, as head of the U.S. government, is drawing most of the attention to himself and saying and doing the things that he has now become famous for, in order to shock everyone in the world and to distract most everyone from real important stories, the real, hidden powers of this world, centralized through Washington, D.C., are now working throughout the world in the most incredibly stealthy ways ever known to humankind, with all the best technology that money can buy in this world, so that, behind the scenes, preparations are now underway in order to become ready for the real destructive change that is to come. We are only at the beginning of this “New World” which is just around the corner now. The world is going to be depopulated soon, in ways we will not know about until it is too late to do anything. The world, as we know it, will be destroyed, perhaps, in ways we cannot imagine yet. Many, many economies like Brazil, where I live, will be taken over by the puppets of this New World Order so that these superpowers can extract even more wealth. Also, other countries in the region with tremendous wealth will begin the same process of funneling more wealth to the very top of the pyramid on this planet so that these hidden powers can begin to finance their Machiavellian schemes to prepare the planet where the mass of humanity, who are not going to be needed anymore, because of technology and A.I., will be somehow swept away, like so much trash, into the trash heaps of this world in order for these elite to create their own world, a new world where the population will have been vastly reduced over years or decades. The new planet will then be a planet of only the “elite”, the “select”, the “few” in control of a technological world of “new” types of slaves to serve the new masters and robots to do the heavy work, all controlled from a central source with other sources of control spread throughout the world as backups, just in case of sabotage so the system cannot fail or be destroyed totally.
I, sincerely, hope this is not the case, of what many have foreseen as a possibility. Unless something as big, as what many foresee coming, counterattacks this coming horrible possibility, when it begins, what may happen, will happen, unless the mass of the People of the world rise up and counterattack this so-called New World Order when the change begins to be finalized. This possible future of evil, so great that we cannot even imagine it, will happen unless there are opposing forces to stop it.
This coming possibility will be a totally new way of creating a so-called “better world” where most of us are not needed anymore. Hopefully, we will all have eyes to see this absurd reality, if and when it does come. We must all be vigilant and watchful because what is coming will be something never before seen. The old ways of changing the world have to be done now in a new way. I think this is why most feel that this is the quiet before the “storm”.
Let’s hope it is not!
Like Al Jolson used to say: “You ain’t heard nothing yet!”
The cheerful, happy song below, You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet, came out just prior to the Twenties, which later were to be known as a super, great economic boom in U.S. history. Little did most anyone know that ten years later, on October 29th,1929, the U.S. would suffer one of the greatest economic crashes on Wall Street in history. People severely affected by the crash lost everything and some even killed themselves.
At that time, credit cards didn’t exist like they do now. Many credit cards are extremely easy to get, so many people have multiple credit cards and survive that way. It is a hidden way to live better and maintain the illusion of the American Dream by living on borrowed money through credit cards and paying only the minimum payment necessary, in order to survive.
You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet
Oh boy, you oughta meet her
Oh boy, nobody sweeter
I mean that girlie o’mine,
I’ll say, she’s simply divine!
Oh boy, I wanna tell ya’
My heart is gone!
Maybe this’ll give you some idea
How we carry on
Say, when I call, she takes my hand
But you ain’t heard nothing yet!
And, and in the hall, we act as grand
But you ain’t heard nothing yet!
When we talk about the weather
Then we cuddle close together.
You ain’t heard nothing yet!
She’s got the charms,
Such curvy arms
But you ain’t heard nothing yet!
And I can’t wait
Until that date
When I’m married to my pet.
We’ll have such cute things runnin’ round
Our bungalow you bet!
We’ll first commence
With a picket fence
But you ain’t heard nothing yet!
She’s all I ever wanted
My dreams are always haunted
By this sweet, sweetie of mine!
I’ll say she’s simply divine!
She’s just the sort o’ girlie
You all adore
So I’m gonna tweek my cheek again
Just to make it sore!
When I call, she takes my hand
But you ain’t heard nothing yet!
In her heart, we are good friends
But you, but you ain’t heard nothing yet!
When we talk about the weather
Then we cuddle close together
Oh, you ain’t heard nothing yet!
Oh, she’s got charms
Such curvy arms
Ah-ha-ha-ha, but you ain’t heard nothing yet!
And-and-and when those arms are round my neck,
Believe me, I am set!
And when the lights are turned down low
I hug and kiss my pet
Now she gets sore
If I told you more
But you ain’t heard nothing yet!
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Brother, Can You A Spare A Dime
This song was one of the principle songs that defined what the Depression of the 1930s was like for most working people who, after the Roaring Twenties (1920-1929), with one of the greatest economic booms in American history, were mostly left to beg in the streets. Many Americans, like my stepfather, were left affected by this devastating event for the rest of their lives. My stepfather literally drank and smoked himself to death. He probably, also, had many other problems that I didn’t know about but, for sure, the Depression and what he and his family went through had its effect, not only on him, but on many, many people in the U.S. from that time. Those times were never forgotten by the people who lived through it.
Now in the 2010s, after the Great Recession of 2008, as it is called sometimes, the economy has not really recovered, at all, for about almost twenty years now. For most people in America and in the world the effects of the Great Recession are still being felt. Despite what Wall Street flaunts as a “great market”, especially now with Mr. Trump in power, the mass of people are living from month to month. Since the beginning of this new century, the 21st century, I think it needs, finally, to be call what it truly is. We live in The Great Age of Lies and Deceit. That certainly would be the best way to describe, not only the U.S., but probably much of this wonderful world we live in. Just know that these economic disasters and booms are all created by so-called superior, intelligent people at the very pinnacle of wealth and their so-called power, both economic and influential, in order to take advantage in both types of economies. These superior, intelligent people always come out on top. Always! The rest be damned to suffer what these superior people have created for their own benefit and profit.
Wake up world!
Don’t believe me, do your own research and confirm it for yourself. The world is a game and it is rigged for the benefit of only a very, very, very few. It is what has always been forever among what we call “human beings”.
When people decide to exit, it is their own business and it should be their own decision, alone. For sure, the world can offer to try to convince the person to do otherwise, etc., but, ultimately, everyone should have the right to exit at any time, if they so choose and when they choose to do so. The world doesn’t permit it, perhaps, because many more would leave this world, in a heartbeat, and the population would voluntarily be drastically reduced on its own. Revenues for businesses, governments, and other money-making entities would decline too much and there would be less money for the powerful and the controllers.
Since there is no other way to escape this planet, as we don’t have the technology to be able to do so, we can’t take an intergalactic space ship or we don’t have a way to choose another dimension in order to escape this Prison Planet. We are stuck here, to suffer interminably, until the end when Life chooses the time we go. Suicide, in a painful way, prevents most from doing it or wanting to do it. Therefore, many are stuck here, in order to wait for their turn when Life will remove them at its own designated time, not ours, leaving those who do not want to stay on this planet to undergo tremendous heartbreak and tremendous emotional and mental pain. Such is the world we live in. It’s always about Power & Control in every way imaginable and unimaginable. This is just another piece of the Power & Control matrix puzzle.
The world is all about control and chaos despite what we are told. Chris Hedges, a former journalist for The New York Times, speaks, above, of the reality in The United States.
It’s also true of Brazil and, probably, most everywhere in the world. Leaders do not lead, they take orders from the real Powers of this planet behind all governments and nations. Wake up everyone! We do not really live in a free world. It is a prison planet. We all have owners at the very highest levels behind governments and everything else that exists in this world. There are a very, very few minority who are in control on this planet. The average People, the mass of the population of this world, outnumber them and really have the power but the vast majority do not know a thing about our common reality. Most everyone believes the world just happens to be the way it is because it is just that way. Wake up! We are all under various forms of mind control, one way or another, and we are led to believe we have no power. Just observe the media in all of its forms brainwashing us everyday to remove us from reality. Do you really think you are really free? Do you really think you have control over your own life? Think again. None of us, really, do. None of us are really free on this Prison Planet called Earth! The Earth is perfect. It’s the few in control of humanity and humanity, in general, who have always passively accepted the world we live in. The world is exactly the way it is because we all accept it. Wake up, people, the world can be changed but it will take a mass awakening to change it for the better so that the world works for all of us. Poverty was and continues to be created by the few to control the many. We, the People, can change that. We all need to awaken and then stop electing a criminal few who work for the real Power in this world, the few who think they can own and control us. They do, for now, as long as the People allow the world to be as it is.
Meet John Doe, an ordinary guy who gets involved with an extraordinary newspaper woman. She gets a big idea that will move the whole country.
This film reminds me of exactly what is happening now in 2015, yet, this film was made in 1941. We need a John Doe movement, or something like it, to change America and bring it back to its roots as the founding fathers envisioned how America could and would be, great in ideals, great in humanitarian actions, not like it is today, arrogant, self-righteous, greedy, corrupt, lost and decadent. I’m speaking as a whole because the American Dream is dying for many but there is still hope. Will America awaken and realize its true mission, not to be the absolute power in the world by force and violence, but a light, a light shining on a hill, a beacon along with many other nations of the world so together the nations of the world will help uplift humanity and change the planet forever into a world where all nations and all people in a truly democratic planet will help each other to have a better world to live in that is all of humanity’s dream.
This film is just aching to be remade and shown in theaters all across the world with an updated look and message! If there are any producers out there, have the courage to get this made again, especially, now! This scene will be the money scene that people will pay to see this film updated and renewed on the BIG screen. Occupy was snuffed out but now we need a film that no one would dare to snuff out or even think about it! Where is our courage? I would love to see the powers that be with their knees buckling and trembling just at the thought of their end as so-called “leaders”. Every government in the world should tremble because there are no leaders anymore, perhaps, there never were. Most leaders are in it for what it get them, money! It’s time; the time is now for a revolutionary change of systems of government! Communism didn’t work, Socialism, in general, didn’t work and now Capitalism in so-called democratic nations isn’t working for anyone except for the oligarchy in most of the nations. The People need to let governments know for sure who is boss! We need to speak with our spending power and with numbers!