Middle Class Politics

admin on November 16th, 2010

For the annotations of a You Tube channel I came across the following equations:  Corporations – Government = Capitalism; Corporations + Government = Fascism; Corporations / Government = Democracy.  The video was condemning corporatism and I suspected we were on the same page, given the last of the three equations.  I still do, but I […]

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admin on November 5th, 2010

There is nothing in the Constitution that requires Supreme Court justices to be lawyers, but they all are.  Many of them over the course of history were corporate lawyers; most came from backgrounds, inherited or acquired, of wealth and power.  Thus it has been so since 1800 when the Supreme Court was first packed by […]

Continue reading about The Imbalance of the Supreme Court

admin on November 3rd, 2010

Since I’m for neither party nor any fixed ideology, the results of the federal election if we discount the Supreme Court (more on that another time) was a desirable balanced split between different centralized factions.  The Senate remained with the Democrats while the House went to the Republicans. Ah, but the President is a Democrat, […]

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admin on November 1st, 2010

Election day is near.  The past week I’ve been leading up to this question of “Why Vote?”  Neither party really preaches a platform of social reponsibility at the individual level.  Both parties want a centralized, paternal system of government; they just want it for different ends and with different degrees of admitting that is what […]

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admin on October 29th, 2010

In my last post I stated that the states rights agrarian is a thing of the past in our party democracy.  Parties can only succeed by concentrating wealth and power to compete against each other in order to promote their (ultimately self) interests.  The function of concentration is best served by the structure of centralization.  […]

Continue reading about Evolution, not Revolution

admin on October 27th, 2010

The 2010 election draws near.  Our mailboxes are stuffed and our phones are ringing.  Every candidate indulges us with promises while the “other candidate” will raise taxes beyond what we earn, raise unemployment to 110% and claim our first borns for indentured servitude (OK, I made some of that up).  What really distinguishes the candidates […]

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admin on October 21st, 2010

Elections have become a menace to society.  Everywhere there are ugly signs.  Everyday there are annoying phone calls.  Every candidate sends me junk stuffing my mailbox.  Add in the sniping, fear-mongering content of if it all (and if you think it’s only the other party doing this, then shame, SHAME on you!), and you have […]

Continue reading about “Signs, Signs, Everywhere the Signs”

admin on October 2nd, 2010

As a follow-up to releasing our new music video I’ve been surfing You Tube.  I originally searched under the category of “Corporate Greed” for videos that had a similar theme as ours.  I eventually got led to “War Profiteering” videos.  I learned something new. Let me emphasize what everyone knows, you can’t believe what every […]

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admin on September 14th, 2010

We interrupt the scheduled “programming” to address the latest headlines.  Congress is debating whether to extend the portion of the Bush tax cuts that benefited the wealthiest segment of society.  Warning:  this opinion will not be about the tax cuts per se, but rather something that now enters my head every time the prospects of […]

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admin on April 15th, 2010

On the face of it, turning Tea Parties into a federation is a good thing from my perspective as a staunch advocate of federation.  However, this movement towards “Federation” actually reinforces my earlier criticisms of the Tea Parties as special interest groups.  It is really akin to putting lipstick on a pig. For those who […]

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