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Existential Reality Layers

Posted in Commercial Corporations, Critical Commentary of Civilization, Politics, Sustainability with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2020 by Drogo

Lee Camp’s Existential Layers of Reality

(Corporate media rules are not to explore further than level 1)

Layer 1: Surface Appearance

Layer 2: Corporate Oligarchs always win

Layer 3: Global Capitalist Ecological Destruction

Layer 4: What is money? What are countries? What is property?

Layer 5: What is existence? (hint matter=energy)

Problems With Biden

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , on November 19, 2020 by Drogo

Biden is one of the most corporate DNC Democrats, and therefore corrupted by crony capitalism as a politician. Biden is also psycho-creepy and mentally deranged because of his social and political behavior. Biden is the highest level of corporate sales-man, like Trump. Biden also has recently shown signs of cognitive decline in his final years.

Biden lied about his resume credentials multiple times, and stole speeches from other politicians, and was exposed by corporate media because his claims were so extremely false. Biden later admitted that he was wrong. Biden wrote ‘The Crime Bill’ which helped to create the prison industrial complex which nationally has the largest population of prisoners in the whole world.

Biden is largely responsible for our wars in the middle-east, as many of his corporate cronies are war mongers as corporate centrists. Biden gave war speeches to our troops under Obama. Biden made Delaware a tax haven for credit card companies.

2020 Presidential Race – Obama and other DNC corporate leaders and operatives could not beat Bernie Sanders when they ran multiple candidates against him, because he was more popular than all of them. It was not until after Iowa (Shadow App) and South Carolina that they conspired to drop all the corporate puppet candidates except for Biden, to consolidate all the corporate candidate support under one. They allowed Warren to remain running against Sanders to draw populist progressive votes from him. Sanders never fought hard against Biden because he considers him a friend, so when confronted by CIA ‘New Red Scare’ threats Sanders gave up (despite being the most popular politician).

Biden frickin picked Richmond, a fossil fuel cabinet rep for director of public engagement for climate change and other things. He literally got paid by fossil fuel companies to pollute for profit. We shall see what this leads to…. good job Sun Rise Movement for calling out Biden on his betrayal on this.

Biden’s 2020 Wall Street Staff:

Ron Klain – Venture Capital

Steve Ricchetti – Big Pharma

Jen Om-Dillon – Big Pharma

Cedric Richmond – Big Oil

Mike McCabe – DuPont

[ more later ]

Trump’s Wall Street Staff

Posted in Politics, Commercial Corporations with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2020 by Drogo

List of Trump’s Wall Street cabinet staff members (2016):

Steve Mnuchin – Goldman Sachs and Soros Fund Management (also unprosecuted by Kamala Harris)

Steve Bannon – Goldman Sachs

Steve Feinberg – CEO of Cerberus

Steve Calk – Federal Savings Bank, Chase Bank, and Bank of America

John Paulson – Bear Stearns & CFR  hedge fund manager

Wilbur Ross – Rothchild Inc.

[ No Trump did not drain the Swamp, he made it his own. ]

Yet this rumor has persisted in liberal and libertarian circles that “Trump has NO wall street connections”. Why is this? It is probable his supporters would buy into his ‘lock her up” and “drain the swamp” propaganda, but why have i heard this also from liberals? Liberals probably believe that since most of his money was from real-estate inheritance and real-estate, that he should not be considered to have anything to do with Wall Street; although Wall Street is clearly entangled and in direct control of major real-estate banking business. Just another confusing issue regarding Trump and our economy which we all know is run by corporations. Well perhaps the conspiracy theories about Russian oligarchs confused liberals into thinking Trump has nothing to do with our stock market, i dont know.

2020 – Trump announcing a troop draw-down from the middle-east is similar to Obama’s yo-yo of the troop levels probably, as Biden may increase them again for corporate profits (oops i mean terror threats).

Tree Slayer

Posted in Ethics & Morals, Nature Studies, Organic Agriculture & Horticulture with tags , , , , on November 1, 2020 by Drogo

Tree Murderer – a story of legal killing

“I have murdered many. I have killed small babies and children with blades and saws, yet they were oddly missed by none. Only when I began using axes and chainsaws on larger adults did people take notice and miss them. My muscles strained and sweat poured as I worked on their destruction. Sometimes I was wounded by accident in my rush to slay and dismantle them. Their deaths began to weigh heavy on my heart, and even I began to obsess over their absence. I had lashed out at their limbs and skins before, but killing them felt very different. Never again would they breathe or feel anything. I am a tree murderer, but I no longer want to kill anymore because their deaths haunt me.”

The lives I took were not protected unless owned as property by someone who allows them to live, as few public codes protect trees on private property. These living beings have no voices and have no legal right to life despite being a part of our ecosystem. It is believed that human capital is anthropocentric and has no choice but to subjugate nature (*believed by theorists from Marx to Greenspan). Is it possible for humans to become ecocentric in harmony with trees? Unless we scientifically find ways to communicate with trees, perhaps we will never recognize their perspective as valid. Lumber, safety, and aesthetics are often reasons for legal mass murder for hire.

Corporate Centrism Fails Most People

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , on October 28, 2020 by Drogo

Neo-libs and neo-cons will continue to fail us. Corporate centrism will keep wall street bailed out while continuing perpetual war, that is the only thing that seems certain regardless of which crony wins in the 2-party system thus far; and if they stop bailing out wall street and people lose their retirement money, the banks will still be ok. It is practical, not pessimistic, to know we must begin voting for who will serve us, rather than continue to give all our wealth to banks, corporations, and the upper class.

Every-time a leader takes power, an eternal count-down clock runs until they leave power. If a leader fails enough, it is the follower’s responsibility to reduce the time until the next follower becomes a leader. The eternal count-down clock is not a one time process, it is perpetual. Democracy best serves the people when people have enough power to at least vote for who they want to increase democracy, not their favorite oligarch. The lesser evil still serves evil.

Our 2-party electoral system is like a glass window; we see other birds smash into it, and we still smash into it because everyone else is doing it and it looks like we could fly through it which seems to make sense because other people think it will work if more birds smash into it. Lemmings are actually smarter than this, despite rumors to the contrary involving a cliff. When being chased however, many animals will run off a cliff with the herd. It is believed prehistoric hunters practiced this mass slaughter system by driving herds off cliffs.

The Green Party is closest to SCOD philosophy, but we should be free to vote for who we want. Ranked choice voting is needed, but we should still vote freely at least in protest until we get it. Many will still vote for their lesser of two evils on both sides, but both sides need to realize they are being beaten by the system. Biden is slightly better than Trump, and will serve corporate interests about as well. Biden is so much worse than Sanders it is pathetic, and even Sanders submits to his corporate endorsement. Things will still be very bad if corporate candidates continue to be elected.

Green New Deal – Howie Hawkins, Green Party 2020

Free Democracy

Posted in Legal / Laws with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2020 by Drogo

Millions of people throw away their votes to war mongers of the corporate 2-party system every election; and millions more do not vote because of this problem. If you tell people they can’t vote for who they want, that is not a free democracy, that is clear obedience to rigging. i wrote an essay to dispute the argument that “we cant vote for who we want until ranked choice” (corporate BS). i disagree on the grounds of the chicken or the egg aspects; i believe both are needed (as with legal and illegal protests) and one of those ways is accessible to all now.

Even corporate media is beginning to admit that corporations are more of a threat than immigrants. There is an episode of Hill Rising where a People’s Action rural organizer explains how many Trump voters were tricked but now realize that corporations are more to blame for their economic losses than immigrants. It is still rare for voters to resist corporate control, but it is starting to happen more as grassroots rhetoric develops.

3rd Party Votes are real votes that represent people who want a real democracy. People need to stop suggesting that the 2-party system owns our votes and 3rd party just distracts. If more people could get past that brainwashing and vote 3rd party then we would have a healthy democracy. Trump did not win at all because people voted 3rd party, 3rd party voters voted for who they wanted which was NOT Trump or Trump-Light. Many who would prefer Trump over Hillary voted Libertarian and their vote represents what they want more than Trump does.

“About the Impeachment of Trump; lawyers have identified 12 impeachable offenses, and the two chosen by the DNC were the least criminal of those. The only reason for omission is because to use the other crimes implicates the DNC of guilt as well.” – Chris Hedges

How To Fix Democracy

Professor Mark Blyth says two points about creating stakes for more people to be involved in a better sustained democracy: 1. Create a Social Wealth Fun for economic equilibrium (market stabilization) 2. Create a Carbon New Deal (don’t use the loaded left-wing word Green) [Angrynomics]

Nihilism

Posted in Atheist/Agnostic, Philosophy with tags , , , on October 15, 2020 by Drogo

Nietzsche described Nihilism as a general feeling (zeitgeist) of “nothingness” or hopelessness that exists as a modern problem, to be solved by his dramatic call to self creation and will power. Nihilists are apathetic to ethics, morals, or meaning because they have become the epitome of lost souls due to relativism and atheism’s ‘murder of God’. Many will even say “God never existed anyway, so who cares?”. Nothing matters.

Phases of Nihilism: 1. Nothing has any objective value. 2. Will power requires self delusion. 3. Illusions matter if believed. 4. Ego & Compassion are both illusions. 5. Success sucks. 6. Get over it. 7. Move on. 8. Realizing potential is less important than doing the dishes 9. Expect disappointment 10. Repeat phases as chores, because why not.

Here is an example of Nihilism:

“Our rich leaders have failed us. I feel this dark pit of despair growing under corporate rule. The last time a depression this big happened, the corporate leaders used us to fuel world wars. Winning the wars helped us pull out of the Great Depression, but so did the New Deal which taxed the rich more than they will ever willingly accept again. The rich will fight us to the grave, rather than share the wealth they have hoarded. It will take a worse situation than WW2 and the Great Depression to get us out of this one, and that sickening fact that we are doomed without an extreme catalyst is not good for anyone.”

[more later maybe, maybe not.]

Liquid Propane (HHO)

Posted in Technology - Vehicles, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2020 by Drogo

Tom’s take on Alternative Fuel

With bio-diesel and wood gas… you want to use a carburetor or at most an old school injector setup. While newer injectors are more fuel efficient with the ECU mappings tied to the rest of the engine, that also means they REQUIRE a particular grade of fuel to function optimally.

I like the concept of veggie oil for fuel, but it’s not always practical. Wood gas is completely renewable but requires a reactor to create it. (So do all bio fuels though)

Now… if I were trying to come up with a cleaner, cheaper and more sustainable fuel to reduce waste of internal combustion engines?

My answer would be liquid propane or HHO (“browns gas”) or a combination of both.

HHO can be derived from SEAWATER. It’s literally infinite.

Wait what?!?!?!!  You say? It’s essentially electrically separated water that burns the hydrogen and oxygen in the combustion chambers/cylinders. You can run a car on it.  The problem is a bunch of assholes in the late 90’s and early 2ks gave it a bad rap by making outlandish claims and using mason jars and hardware store stuff to make their generators.. that worked but they way they pitched it was to “save gas, increase mileage”. Catch is they didn’t quite explain HOW, but happily sold books for $100 for people to try it at home culminating in the mythbusters BUSTING it as a mpg extender but agreeing that it did indeed burn.

There are welding tools and small equipment that are sold to “run on water”.  The catch is you need electricity to generate the gas and when it is no longer applied it reverts to water.

I personally experimented with it. Made a cool torch.  Now it’s a cool conversation piece.

It’s SUPER volatile stuff!

– Tom Overbey

Art Challenges Opinions

Posted in Art History, Arts (Design & Performance), Critical Commentary of Civilization, Economics, Ethics & Morals with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2020 by Drogo

Challenging Social Views and Opinions of Art with Art

Views or perspectives in a work of art technically means we use cropping, fore-shortening, and radial lines to create the illusion from an individual point of framed of observation. In life we often use ‘views’ as a metaphor for ‘opinions’. The nature of views is so subjective, one would think society would be able to have more diversity on opinions of conformity and other artistic issues. Yet society is historically very conservative regarding snobbish upper class tastes. This is in part to protect the social status of the upper class, so they can point to standards of assigned value. Even the modern art movement, which started to rebel against elites deciding what is ‘good’ art, was soon adopted as a trend; valuable because of the price that elites will pay for what they want. The social value of modern art for the lower classes is almost lost today, as even art teachers are hesitant to have ‘low standards’ for ‘fine art’. Fine art is of course elite art which is deemed to have acceptable standards of excellence. Elite art snobs will also go so far as to say that art is not art at all, if it is not fine art. Those that buy their elite definition of art, may be required to do so when they purchase their college degrees and work to pay off loans; in obedience to wealthy clients and bosses.     

Challenging people’s perceptions of Art (or other personal opinions) is rarely rewarding. Usually arguing with someone or mocking their perspective can be disturbing, but is philosophically important for the larger issue of the value of Art to the Humanities and Civilization as a whole. It is necessary to expand tolerance of styles to value the lives of artists, and we are all artists (if we are at all capable of self-expression at least as much as a bower bird or beaver). Art as a common practice of the masses has been devalued by the elite, in order to sell us what we can hear and say, sell us what we can see, and sell us what we can wear; and set all of the standards for those things. This system of empire is how independent tribes were subjugated for taxes and larger wars. True tribal warfare existed without empire, but empires band tribes together for larger wars that never end because they extract resources from the victims. In the case of slavery and low wage immigrants the resources are the workers.

Punishment (hard penalties, control by fear and pain, blacklisting to deny earnings) vs Payment (easy motivation, control by reward and pleasure, rights to allow earnings)

[More later]

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Corporate Party Catch 22

Posted in Commercial Corporations, Legal / Laws with tags , , , , , on October 13, 2020 by Drogo

We have one official party in America, ‘The Corporate Party’; which provides two options – Red (RNC) or Blue (DNC).

“Regardless of who you vote for, a corporate candidate will become president.” – Rock Wheeler

Regarding the ‘Vote Corporate or Be Shamed’ voter shaming that is popular now in what we call our ‘democracy’ – yes even Noam Chomsky can be wrong sometimes, and he later adjusts his positions. Noam Chomsky has survived this long (60 years) as an outspoken liberal because he does not rock his boat on the waters of the system enough to tip it over; he is like Bernie Sanders in this way – while being very liberal and considered radical by corporate media, they both do not threaten corporate power enough to totally lose their status in high society. Sanders explained this as avoiding the ‘Ralph Nader’ model of politics. The Corporate Right will keep giving us criminals to react against with no ranked choice for the freedom of vote; it is a ‘chicken or egg’ stand off. We need both the adult chicken (serious third party) and the egg that it lays (ranked choice voting legislation). The chicken must first get fertilized for the egg to eventually make a new chicken. If significant numbers do not start voting for non-corporate candidates at the highest levels, there will never be enough power to change the law to provide ranked-choice voting nationally. To me the metaphor is clearly there must be a chicken first, to lay the egg. The popular corporate way of thinking is that another animal’s egg must hatch and evolve into a chicken. 

People are starting to question the conventional position on the 2 parties, and as scared as Trump haters (like me) are about nothing changing ‘no matter who’, the corporations are more scared that non-corporate candidates would change things radically regarding the class system. Joy Gray explains that people that keep giving in to the 2-party system will continue to do so, given the model that exists. Successful movements actually include threats to power as well as non-violent martyrdom like MLK. MLK can be used both by the system as idolatry to perpetuate subservience after ‘reforms’, and by rebels who want a legally approved hero. MLK did threaten power as well which legitimized the deeper grievances of the riots, which was why he was assassinated.

‘Keep It Corporate’ means – “Vote Blue no matter who supports a corrupt system that results in Trump” and “Vote Red until the planet is dead.” Trump is literally the end result, the epitome of the 2-party corporate system; the only other option corporate management will ever give us is a Trump-light (Biden); and the differences lessen each election that strategy works.

I get paid by Corporations (Amazon, Tesla, Apple, etc), but i do not work for them; I work with them. This subtle distinction is how I am able to speak out against corporate management, and not be fired. I do business with them and own shares of their companies, which means I actually work with them; but I refuse to let them substantially censor my opinions (popular or not).

Liberal show hosts have been saying “Voting Green Party did not work last time to move the DNC Left.”; but perhaps next time if enough people vote for non-corporate candidates the hosts will say “Snubbing the Green Party last time did not work, now more are ‘throwing away their votes’ towards candidates they prefer (aka voting freely). If only there was a way to get them to vote for candidates they hate.” Nope, whatever corporate party advocates say I am never knowingly voting for a corporate candidate again. The sad thing is that many corporate party advocates claim they hate the corporate parties (tragic irony).

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The Rich Have Been Robbing the Poor

Posted in Commercial Corporations, History, news, Politics, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 17, 2020 by Drogo

The Time magazine article ‘1% Have Taken $50 Trillion From Bottom 90%’ is explained by Graham Elwood [click on link to view]. Nixon took us off the gold standard, and Reagan destroyed unions and deregulated, so the rich were able to get richer than New Deal era robber barons. I also heard that 10% of the rich own 80% of stocks. The two main political parties are owned by corporations (through campaign donors and lobbyists), so they are helping the rich to take our national wealth and pollute more. Trump is simply the climax of this trend.

“The stock market is a reflection of how well the rich are doing.” [- kyle Kulinski]. That definition makes me think that the stock market maybe similar to the magna carta, in that it was a charter for the lesser nobles to have more say in the greater noble monarchy. A pact to declare the vassals have some investment in power [enforcement is another matter]. The modern stock market is sort of the capitalist equivalent, for 10% of the owner class as the vassals. If there were a commercial for a stock market toy, it would say “no regulation required” at the end [brought to you by the Free Market Company]. Without strict regulation, most people are left begging the Crown – “Please sir, might I have some more crumbs?”

Labor Day Notes

Posted in Economics, Ethics & Morals, Events / Celebrations, History, Legal / Laws, Protests / Riots, Services, Sales or Trade with tags , , , , , , , on September 7, 2020 by Drogo

What people seem to miss about LABOR rights is that socialism, communism, and unions are just responses to living within Capitalism, and those labor responses were what inspired Marx. there really is no escaping Markets, they always exist. markets existed in Feudalism. Capitalism is really just rule of the Merchant class. Happy Labor Day!!!

Authority or hierarchy is the perpetual aspect that slaves or people at the bottom will always want to resist. Slave or Labor leaders like Moses, John Brown, or Goldman will always want to rebel against oppressive bosses. ‘Brave New World’ and other utopian examples in fiction are some of the only examples we have where people are so well served by their masters that rebellion is not desired over complacent pleasure.

Party platforms make no sense currently, they have nothing to offer the working class. i think the DNC and GOP should split; and the corporatists form a major combined party (upper class), and labor populists (working class) should form the other. Corporations and our own secret agencies undermine elections on their behalf way more than other countries sabotage us (check which budgets are larger).

Pollution gets worse and worse during perpetual worker vs owner struggles.

Profess What You Do

Posted in Cooperative collaboration, Critical Commentary of Civilization, Ethics & Morals, jobs, Psychology, relationships, Services, Sales or Trade, Society Clubs or Social Groups, Sustainability, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2020 by Drogo

Be professional by being you. 

Professional expectations are over-rated.

A case for ‘Professions’ to mean simply professing what we practice –

 

Volume of work can dictate labels, regardless of haters. Reputation as ‘good or bad’ can be more nebulous as tastes vary widely, compared to the proof of the pudding as being a produced edible product which is at least quite adequate compared to what most people could make. 

 

“He made thousands of shoes, so he was undeniably a shoemaker.” 

“Perhaps but he died penniless, so he was a failed shoemaker.” 

“But he was successful at making shoes, selling them is another matter.”

 

No matter how bad we are at things, certainly many worse things were sold by others of lesser quality, so price cannot be the gauge of a life. Quality does not determine profession if it is what we are professed to do, nor should it if we are allowed a niche market within our means. Professional qualities matter, no doubt, but luck plays a much bigger role than we think, in whether our talents are practiced or realized. Being ‘well-rounded’ does not mean always excelling at everything, it can and should more often mean being well adjusted on average, as in mathematics an ‘average’ is a reasonable means between to unreasonable extremes. 

 

Professional qualities when they exist are not over-rated, but our acceptance of needing to use that term only for good qualities which may be superficial is at least questionable. Professional qualities can mask unethical long term qualities, such as when rich company owners make all the profits while workers are forced on unemployment or worse. Be all you can be, be professional because it is what you do, as well as how you do it. If people do not like you because you were not your best, or not good enough according to them; it is not always the product, it is often the market. Markets are not gods. Customers are not always correct, often they are jerks because people are fickle and change their minds. Trades are about relations, and when they are good exchanges are about equality.

I am not a writer or artist for competition of label, i express myself because i cannot bear being away from imagination for too long. Competition of label is what it is, superficial. Labels are titles we apply to surfaces, for the purposes of artificial classification. ‘Identification’ itself runs much deeper than surface symbols.

 

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Civil War Summary

Posted in Critical Commentary of Civilization, Economics, History, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 4, 2020 by Drogo

Civil War Controversy – Abolition of Slavery vs States Rights 

“Consider for a moment that just over 150 years ago, many Americans didn’t live to see their 40th birthday — and one of the leading causes of death was dysentery.” – a Civil War historian

I consider myself and others who study history passionately, to be historians regardless of whether we get paid to do it or not. Obviously those without much experience could be called ‘amateur’, but as with any field many non-professionals can have profound knowledge. This is import to declare, in order to not censor dialog on controversial topics, and the Civil War is no exception.

Having done some re-enacting, I personally understand how different sides can view the causes of war and the reasons for fighting, ‘differently’ (to put it mildly). Also there are historical complexities of context regarding languages, cultures, and beliefs that are so anachronistic that it is easy to declare we are helpless to truly understand the past. It can be said that on one had it is ‘lazy’ to summarize using our own social psychology of modern ethics, and on the other hand it is also ‘lazy’ or easy to throw up both of our hands and say it is too complicated to label things like ‘slavery’ or ‘murder’.

To honor the Southern attitude regarding the ‘War of Northern Aggression Against States Rights’ (aka the Civil War) I am reading an article arguing that “It’s too easy to assign blame for the Civil War on the South and slavery — and it’s intellectually lazy.” However even they admit “While the issue of slavery was, in fact, a primary concern for the South, the secessionist movement began decades before the Civil War.” So yes all primary concerns about tariffs (taxes) and state legal rights were about their plantation economy, which was dependent on slaves. I agree that summaries can be called lazy, and that wars are more complex than a summary; but summaries are meant to be lazy, or to sum up complexity, which for some might seem unjustly lazy or justly condensed to prudent points which are difficult to reasonably dispute.

[ see Southern historian Charles Dew ]

There are many reasons that individuals go to war as soldiers. It can be fairly argued that most southern soldiers were not fighting for ‘slavery’, but were generally fighting to defend their ‘Confederacy’. However the underlying reason why the two governments went to war was essentially slavery, and the related socio-economic legal aspects of that system. The tariffs were not enough on their own to cause that many bloody battles. Taxes (among other legal and economic issues) were a big reason for the Revolution, but slavery would have been the reason for the Revolution if we had postponed it (see the abolition of slavery in England 1790s). Compromise was made on tariffs, but not slavery.

Taxes and slavery were both class issues, which brings the Revolution, the Civil War, and other American wars uncomfortably into Marxist terms. You don’t have to be a Marxist to understand class struggle, but that is another story…

[ special thanks to Rock Wheeler and Pete Manuel ]

[ more later and see SHOP 2 ]

Corporate Socialist Welfare

Posted in Commercial Corporations, Critical Commentary of Civilization, Ethics & Morals, History, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2020 by Drogo

State funded Corporate Communism or Company Socialism – call it what you want but this is a political-economic label to describe when Capitalist governments give more welfare to big businesses than to citizens. Militaries have always been run as state run communist dictatorships, and companies have too when they are monopolies, because of something called ‘crony capitalism’. Crony capitalism allows government to be corrupted by the largest businesses to a point where they become indistinguishable economically.

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“Who sets the rules for regulators matters. If you care about fairness: Amazon paid $162 million in taxes last year; Walmart (Amazon’s closest competitor) paid $3 BILLION in taxes. How do we have that magnitude of difference? It is financial engineering; what Amazon has done is intentionally reduce ‘profit’ in order to subsidize business tax and go for larger market share. Amazon is anti-competitive since they can print money essentially using internet cloud services, no competitor comes close.” [- Saagar Enjeti] Also Amazon stock shares are worth over $3,000 each, while Walmart stock is only $130.

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Regarding the ‘Vote Corporate or Be Shamed’ voter shaming that is popular now – Noam Chomsky has survived this long as an outspoken liberal because he does not rock his boat on the waters of the system; he is like Bernie Sanders in this way – he does not threaten corporate power enough to totally lose his status in high society. Sanders explained this as avoiding the Ralph Nader model of politics. The Corporate Right will keep giving us criminals to react against with no ranked choice for the freedom of vote; it is a ‘chicken or egg’ stand off. We need both the adult chicken (serious third party) and the egg that it lays (ranked choice voting legislation). The chicken must first get fertilized for the egg to eventually make a new chicken. If significant numbers do not start voting for non-corporate candidates at the highest levels, there will never be enough power to change the law to provide ranked-choice voting nationally. To me the metaphor is clearly there must be a chicken first, to lay the egg. The popular corporate way of thinking is that another animal’s egg must hatch and evolve into a chicken. 

People are starting to question the conventional position on the 2 parties, and as scared as Trump haters (like me) are about nothing changing ‘no matter who’, the corporations are more scared that non-corporate candidates would change things radically regarding the class system. Joy Gray explains that people that keep giving in to the 2-party system will continue to do so, given the model that exists. Successful movements actually include threats to power as well as non-violent martyrdom like MLK. MLK can be used both by the system as idolatry to perpetuate subservience after ‘reforms’, and by rebels who want a legally approved hero. MLK did threaten power as well which legitimized the deeper grievances of the riots, which was why he was assassinated.

Keep It Corporate means – “Vote Blue no matter who supports a corrupt system that results in Trump” and “Vote Red until the planet is dead.” Trump is literally the end result, the epitome of the 2-party corporate system; the only other option corporate management will ever give us is a Trump-light (Biden); and the differences lessen each election that strategy works.

I get paid by Corporations (Amazon, Tesla, Apple, etc), but i do not work for them; I work with them. This subtle distinction is how I am able to speak out against corporate management, and not be fired. I do business with them and own shares of their companies, which means I actually work with them; but I refuse to let them substantially censor my opinions (popular or not).

Liberal show hosts have been saying “Voting Green Party did not work last time to move the DNC Left.”; but perhaps next time if enough people vote for non-corporate candidates the hosts will say “Snubbing the Green Party last time did not work, now more are ‘throwing away their votes’ towards candidates they prefer (aka voting freely). If only there was a way to get them to vote for candidates they hate.” Nope, whatever corporate party advocates say I am never knowingly voting for a corporate candidate again. The sad thing is that many corporate party advocates claim they hate the corporate parties (tragic irony).

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[ more later ]