A Few Short Takes on the News, So Far
So far Brett Kavanaugh is still on track to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. We’ve seen protests by the crowds, especially women that don’t want their sovereign rights to their body to be legislated away. We’ve already had lower courts, packed with conservative assholes(judges) that want total totalitarian control of the ‘property’ known as women, whether married or not. So terminating pregnancies is harder to access as states pass arcane laws to limit access and available providers for this right. It IS the 21st century for fucks sake and human population has overran the carrying capacity of Earth.
We also have battles of the ruling classes as whether to remove Trump or not. I don’t think removing him will accomplish a damn thing. It’s the entire political system that needs to be replaced. Individuals matter little when corporate production, profit, and capital are more important than people or their civil rights. Government and big business is an almost seamless entity to ensure production and profitability. And until this quasi fascistic system is dismantled we will continue to watch the world and its peoples be destroyed.
We have White House staff anonymously writing exposes’ on the dysfunction in the administration. Part of the squabbles are of the ruling class’s that want as much as they can get before the inevitable collapse of the economy with civilization shortly thereafter. I call this nonsense the ‘theater if the absurd’, meant to distract and sell books and papers. Unsustainability is now the norm that threatens existence. The rulers don’t care; they somehow magically believe they’ll survive ‘the end of the world’. A magic wand won’t save anyone. There are no coming technological cures to enable the current system to keep operating. No one survives when food or clean water isn’t available, no one. The tartigrades will, though.(Google it)
Then there’s war; the “unknown, unknown”, that could be what shapes to future, if there’s a future to be had in the aftermath. Which is hard to say. War can always change things in ways that haven’t happened before. they can exhaust economies to where money, a faith backed entity, not real, becomes superfluous. A big meteor could turn the lights out like the one that turned dinosaurs into birds and led to primates ruling the lands and seas.
There are other unknowns that could ‘black swan’ our civilization. These are the truly unknowns. If/when they happen we may/may not know they even happened. Until too late, of course.
This is a way of life here in America. It starts with dysfunctional families. Children are raised with a theory conditional of love substituting for actual unconditional affect. The soul is ripped from the child at an early age to help mold them to conform to capitalism’s demands. Competition starts at an early age in a drive to “get ahead”. No wonder bullying is so pervasive. It’s used to separate the mild, weak, peaceful children as weak and stupid. Self esteem at other’s expense. Imagine all the drug corp pharmacologists working together to develop real cures with no profit as a motivator. Communities were how the human social animal evolved, with cooperation instead of competition within the clans and then the tribes. Different tribes had wars but they didn’t lay waste to whole populations or destroy the lands on which provided their sustenance. They didn’t kill women and children either.
Imagine if children were raised to be cherished for what they are instead of what they may do or earn, in the future. The world would be more peaceful. Killing each other for resource ownership need not be how things could be. Most indigenous, non-western-ideology minded peoples didn’t have ownership of property. Yes, I know it’s a pipedream of mine but it could be if only all folks would let it. Maybe in the future if humankind survives civilization’s collapse.
A Last Word
So we have squabbles amongst the rulers of the govt. ‘They’ can’t take Trump out as they did Kennedy in ’63. I was 9 at the time, in third grade. Assassinations by the state are messy and hard to cover up so a soft coup by the CIA and other elements of the intelligence community(IC) are required to be sneakier these days. They use corporate mass media to attack directly and hatch Russian conspiracy theories of election hacking or “collusion”; whatever the fuck that’s supposed to mean. The people deserve Trump and his corporate raiders because they use identity or the irrational ideologies that don’t affect their world view. If he’s removed the successor(s) aren’t any better; they may even be worse because they understand how to get political agendas done.
We deserve better than what we have now. I worked 35 years and paid my taxes so I could survive on Social Security and Medicare. The latest tax scam threatens my existence along with millions more as they will start removing benefits to engorge the greedy. An illness to a middle class person that did save, say $250,000, can wipe that out in one or two major surgeries or illnesses. There has to be political will to affect change, real change that helps people for a better more sustainable society. Otherwise we all suffer as a collapse looms in the near future. And frankly, other than the ‘black swans’ or wild cards, I don’t see that happening anytime soon. Peace, The Ol’ Hippy