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Corporate Media Addiction

Posted in Commercial Corporations, Cooperative collaboration, Cooperatives / Communities / Networks / Travels, Critical Commentary of Civilization, Ethics & Morals, Multimedia Communication, news, POB Audio, POB Video, Politics, Sustainability, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2020 by Drogo

Do you have a loved one addicted to corporate media?

There is independent help available. [ SCODcast Audio Recording ]

This article is based on personal left-wing beliefs, supported by recent independent media Youtube channels. My primary premise for choosing channels that reflect my ethics are because it was impossible to find main-stream media support for the popular peace, civil rights, or environmental movements. Now that they are available, and even PBS and NPR are exposing their corporate bias, we have more options to get news and journalism and opinions which are better alternatives. My favorite daily ‘liberal’ media outlets are: Democracy Now!, Democracy At Work, The Ring of Fire, Kyle Kulinski, Humanist Report, Jimmy Dore, Kim Iverson, Redacted Tonight, The Real News, Joe Rogan, the Grayzone, Status Coup, and TYT (The Young Turks). TYT is one of the most influential networks, because they have funded many associates due to strong bold leadership from founder Cenk Uygur; who has also co-created ‘Justice Democrats’ (AOC and ‘The Squad’) and ‘Wolf Pack’ (get money out of politics). Some corporate shows (hosted by progressive liberal comedians like Cavett, Stewart, and Colbert) were able to entertain by pushing boundary issues in the name of getting laughs.

MSNBC, CNN, and other main-stream neo-liberal channels (stations) and newspapers are as saturated as Fox News by corporate propaganda at this point with their war on Bernie Sanders. They have always been centrist leaning for corporate wars, pollution, health-care, but on civil rights at least they were better than Fox; however now they are calling an anti-fascist leader a Nazi, which is obviously absurd. They are blatantly attacking the peace and environmental movements by speaking against our strongest leader. It is sad there is no main-stream outlet for a better future except for Bernie Sanders; but Sanders does represent the totality of liberal alternative visions for a stronger democracy and humanist America. Seeing them react so negatively when a civil rights leader becomes popular, exposes how serious they were about undermining leaders like Sanders from emerging in the first place. As Malcom-X said “The chickens have come home to roost.”

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) central bank said (‘The Green Swan’ paper) that climate-related events could be the source of the next financial crisis. The increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events could trigger non-linear and irreversible financial losses. In turn, the immediate and system-wide transition required to fight climate change could have far-reaching effects potentially affecting every single agent in the economy and every single asset price.

At Davos ‘Wall Street’ banks discussed how climate change alters the conversation around what economic growth can be, and how ‘policy-makers’ should pursue this end. “Debt, inequality and environmental damage are major issues for growth sustainability,” said economists at Deutsche Bank in a note last week. “However, one could argue that the first two are cyclical, whereas the third is potentially structural.” Deutsche Bank adds that, “The problem for the environmental lobby is that a world without economic growth may create a damaging backlash against such climate policies. Nevertheless, the problem with the status quo is that the irreversible damage to our planet will increase.”

Corporate media has been brain-washing most people to think the opposite of the populist reality however, and may help people to continue voting against their own interests for fake candidates that are always the lesser of two evils, rather than a legitimate candidate. It is worth noting that recently in elections their attempts backfire, and voters react by doing the opposite of what corporations want (2016 general and 2020 DNC Primary). The corporate DNC (Democrat Party National Committee) does not even need our over-paid top secret agencies to intervene for the establishment, because they steal the elections for corporations openly and legally in public, and with the help of commercial conditioning they even sway the popular vote. As a reminder to anyone who wants evidence of DNC rigging please reference the 2016 fallout: Jordan Chariton vs Donna Brazile, WV and MI voters chose Bernie unanimously and then voted for Trump, the Hillary Clinton email and DNC server scandal that revealed the rigging, and the DNC lawsuit where they basically stated on record “The DNC is allowed to make decisions that break its own rules, and we will do back-room deals anytime we want for the sake of our rich corporate donors”.

Corporate centrists argue “no reason to try things that will be defeated by republicans, because conservatives have all the power”, but the Obama message of “Yes we can!” is what leads and wins for populist causes (even though his policies were 1980s style republican according to Obama himself). Progress means pushing social boundaries, thus the name “progressive”. So it will be interesting to see how those the conservative corporate democrats (who think they are more practical) behave the more that Bernie wins. Is there a tipping point for many of them with money or social influence, if they have no personal integrity? How much corporate media addicts sell out to corporate interests is an interesting study. I think there is enough support for popular left ideas now to take over the DNC and replace the leaders, and those behind the times will either go to the republicans, as that party reforms after Trump, or get behind the civil rights movements our platform claims. The NEW GREEN DEAL is now a mainstream liberal political policy for implementation; if only corporate power can be checked.

There are a few things we can do to help those loved ones who cannot make the change for themselves, from corporate to independent parties or grassroots collective networks. The first thing is to play alternative forms of media for them; nice recordings of music they like, movies without commercials (Netflix), games, or local or online social groups. Next convince them to cancel their subscription to commercial cable TV and newspapers, at least for a trial period. Show them it is ok to let go of one habit, and replace it with a less destructive and more educational outlet. Finally show them you care by rewarding their cooperation with affection and gifts. Tell them over and over that they are not alone, and you love them.

2020 American Primary Rigging

Posted in Ethics & Morals, Legal / Laws, news, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2020 by Drogo

The biggest threat to American democracy is not Russia or Trump, but the DNC and the electoral college. The DNC primary is rigged so the more DNC candidates do well, they divide the delegates, and their chosen elite Super Delegates can decide against the popular vote, and pick their choice to represent corporate interests. The most important point being that they dismiss the popular vote when it suits their corporate interests. I have heard that the solidly corporate Republicans do not have super delegates; perhaps because they are so authoritarian they do not need to over-ride their own obedient voters (Trump possibly being the exception to the rule). Republican rhetoric is so militant they always fall in line with swift boating and other party talking points without much opposition from within. Where as the DNC is always trying to manage the chaos of liberal activists, which far out-number conservative protesters who do not want change enough to get in the streets usually (thus the name conservative). Although conservatives are also called ‘reactionaries’ to progressives, rebels are usually liberals like our founding fathers in relation to the authority of the UK. Currently the DNC is actively working to defeat Bernie Sanders again, after suppressing his popular vote in 2016. The 2020 DNC primary is set up again to allow them to deny Sanders to run against Trump, despite Sanders clearly being the best candidate to beat Trump for many reasons. Corporate media has been brain-washing most people to think the opposite of the populist reality however, and may help people to continue voting against their own interests for fake candidates that are always the lesser of two evils, rather than a legitimate candidate. The DNC does not even need our over-paid top secret agencies to intervene, because they steal the elections for corporations openly and legally in public, and with the help of commercial conditioning they even sway the popular vote.

note: Rather than blindly believe the New Red Scare lies that our military intelligence and corporate media tells us about peace and environmental candidates; please consider the sources and take time to study the candidates. When you actually study Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard you will find that their seeking to reduce the power of our military industrial complex to wage war, pollute the planet less, and torture folks less, are more likely the reasons that corporate interests have been trying to brain-wash us with billions in corporate media spending.

BERNIE BEATS TRUMP!

Posted in Commercial Corporations, Ethics & Morals, news, Politics, SCOD Online School, Sustainability, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2020 by Drogo

The reasons why Bernie is the only viable candidate to beat Trump, are the reasons why corporations hate Bernie the most. 

Bernie Sanders beats Trump (if Bernie were allowed to run by the DNC and the electoral college and supreme courts did not over-ride popular votes). This thesis statement is based on my ‘SCOD Politics 101’ class I have been teaching for free by sharing my research work since 2016. When Trump won I seriously began studying political-economic history and theory. So to explain my statement to those who have not been attending class because they have been busy with work and watching corporate media, I will discuss my class content and grading policy briefly.

Recent years have been a class on politics 101 for in depth reporting on the DNC by youtube progressive journalists (because the corporate media never did it). I do not mind trying to teach it as a free scod course, because it is exciting to me that more information is available, despite the New Red Scare. If you still believe that the DNC cares about beating Trump with a candidate who will reduce war, pollution, and corruption you are not paying attention and comments that support corporate candidates will get an F. Corporate candidates who are like Trump in greed but are more polite fail, because they cannot beat Trump and offer no significant change. Would most people be a better president than Trump? Yes, but the DNC is paid about the same as republicans by corporations to not resist substantially, because they are complicit with war crimes and national and planetary theft. I was giving out D’s for those not caught up about the depth of DNC corruption for the last decade, but now those who turn in late papers with no references to corporate rigging will get Fs. Does this mean that we need to reform our 2-party system with mass popular movements to change the power structures? Yes, voting for the lesser of 2 evils has almost no effect on Climate Change, pollution, corruption, or wars. Corporations prefer Trump over every other candidate, and most importantly Bernie Sanders (who happens to be the only one who can beat Trump if allowed to run against him, and if the popular vote was allowed to count). Our secret agencies and military intelligence have a much larger budget and more control over our system than Russia (see New Red Scare).

Our Pentagon is aware that Climate Change is real and they include it in their operational priorities. However they will continue to wage endless war for corporations who fund them. This is one of the main problems of our current global empire, with bases in other countries and a larger budget than all of them combined. To get a good grade in ‘SCOD Politics 101’, one needs to directly address the existential corporate threats to democracy, our environment, and the history of civilization with substantial critique. Apathetic or defensive apologies for corporate corruption no longer allow for a passing grade in the basics of American politics, because it is not objective or scholarly to deny planetary science regarding our environment. For those attending and doing their own homework too, thank you and keep up the good work!!

Facebook Audio Recording of this Essay [goes into more detail]

Shop as usual Putin puppets! (joke based on the false narrative of the New Red Scare)

 

Bernie Sanders Populism

Posted in jobs, news, Politics, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2019 by Drogo

There are reasons why Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America, and has been supported consistently for years. There are reasons why Trump almost got as many votes as Hillary Clinton. Just like in the Bible, one of these populist prophets for change is real, and the other is false. The way to distinguish them is their record; in other words what they actually do. Sometimes when Trump actually does some good things he said he would do, it is more by accident of self-interest rather than ideology. For example when Trump started to reduce the Cold War with North Korea, it seemed more to be about how he related to another boss who he was sympathetic to; rather than actually wanting peace over profit. Regardless both Sanders and Trump are smeared when they do things that hurt corporate profit, as part of the New Red Scare.

The Sanders and Trump debate will be the best debate in a century (if corporations cannot stop the population from making it happen). Sanders and Trump are well matched verbally, and clearly it would be like ‘Good Cop vs Bad Cop’; both representing the authority of the Federal State, but one wants to give to you and the other wants to take from you. Neither will be reducing taxes on the poor, or give us a UBI, which is sad; but there are plenty of other things to talk about regarding why they are popular and what they actually do offer.

1 in 10 Bernie Sander’s primary voters, voted for Trump because they hated Hillary Clinton. 12 percent of people who voted for Bernie Sanders, in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries voted for President Trump in the general election. That bi-party appeal that Bernie has, is less due to foreign interests (despite the New Red Scare) and more to do with popular working class issues. The New Cold War that Trump has declared with the revival of nuclear tensions, clearly shows how misguided New Red Scare (Russia-gate) conspiracy theorists or Trump voters were. Bernie has a better chance of winning this time, and that scares corporate centrists on both sides of the 2-party MIC.

Blue-collar working class states voted for Bernie (Michigan and every county in WV) according to the results of the 2016 presidential primary. While this shows how fickle people can be, it means 2 things regarding the election. Voters can be tricked into voting against their own self-interests, sure; but more importantly the evidence shows Republican voters will flip more for Bernie than anyone the DNC or corporate media suggests. Populism trumps party labels.

 

 

 

 

 

The New Red Scare – DNC 2019

Posted in Commercial Corporations, Legal / Laws, news, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2019 by Drogo

The new Red Scare in America is not being pushed by the Republicans who did so last time (headed by McCarthy). The new foreign agent propaganda was spread by Hillary’s DNC. The corporate lies are aimed at environmentalists and peace-activists that would never vote for corporate sell-outs, and would rather vote Green Party, Independent, or stay home in protest. Jill Stein visited Russia along with many other politicians, because politicians often travel to other countries and try to network with allies and even meet with enemies; but the DNC started a rumor that somehow Stein had more Russian power than the Clintons who did millions of dollars worth of deals with Russians. The DNC propaganda story is that somehow through vague propaganda, without actually hacking votes, Russia won the election for Trump and also controls the Green Party. Hillary Clinton actually tried again to push this narrative herself on CNN, by smearing Tulsi Gabbard (veteran active duty military officer and Congressional Representative for Hawaii) and Jill Stein as ‘Russian assets’ (or agents). There is less evidence to even make those claims, than there would be evidence to charge Clinton with foreign influence. Part of the reason to accuse others, can be to distract attention from the truth about Clinton and DNC crimes. Russia is not even claiming to be Communist anymore (as if it ever was, and not totalitarian state capitalism), it is Capitalist like us, and does business with rich plutocrats like the Clintons and Trumps all the time.

Since Hillary’s DNC basically declared propaganda war on progressives, it is only fair that we defend ourselves and our “purity tests” aka ethics. Does anyone out there have a memory of at least one person reading one of Hillary Clinton’s emails (it may have been with other DNC emails like Podesta’s) that said she wanted to push the “Russia story” long before her DNC actually did? It may have said something like “Perhaps we should use the ‘Russia narrative’ against them”, suggesting that they push propaganda about Russia before they started smearing Jill Stein, and before Russia-Gate. I have had one other person say they remember hearing that too, but have not heard reference about since after the new Red Scare by the DNC began. If you know anything about her early reference to their propaganda plan, please comment below.

To be clear about far-left progressive politics, we are clearly not funded by foreign governments more than Corporate Centrists are (who do international business deals constantly); and without our voices and boycotts of the 2-party system there would be no environmental or peace activist action in politics. Without us the USA would become more militant and the overton window would shift further far-right into neo-nazi authoritarianism (totalitarian with a much bigger budget than Russia combined with the rest of the world). The CIA and all law enforcement in the USA tends to allow far-right terrorism historically, from nazis before and after WW2 to the KKK and mass shooters; policy makers justify this because white power nationalism fights against marxism and worker unions. I am personally unaware of any foreign money influencing us, but all evidence points in the other direction that those with more money and power are corrupted and supporting terrorism to fund totalitarianism (perpetual MIC war).

Jill Stein has defended herself against these attacks by submitting evidence to Congress. Stein even saved her receipts and submitted them to the feds, so her trip was basically like how Dad and I visited Russia, as a self-funded trip to represent and learn; as many travelers do. After years of studying Green Party politics there is no evidence that our leaders on the far-left are more influenced by foreigners than Corporate politicians are, in fact the evidence shows the opposite. The Clintons and Trumps have met with Putin and other dictators like Trump far more due to their power and influence on the world stage, and corporate centrists are paid off by international business money regularly.

‘The Young Turks’ (TYT) (alternative left-wing media company) has been promoting their ‘Wolf Pack’ group to get money out of politics in the DNC, because lobbyists have allowed politicians to be more of an actual terror threat to citizens, both foreign and domestic. The TYT ‘Justice Democrats’ group has supported progressive grass-roots politicians like Bernie Sanders (Democratic-Socialist), AOC, and many others. Overall, 40 percent of voters are Democrats, 29 percent are Republicans, and 28 percent are independents, according to a report from the ‘University of Virginia’s Center for Politics’ (2018). It would not be so hard for a Democrat to win if the DNC didn’t betray their voter base, because voters would turn out in over-whelming numbers and win most races. Why? Because there are millions more registered Democrats, than Republicans. A popular candidate attracts independents too. It is the job of the politician to win US over by representing us.

“Half the country did not vote last time, that is not my fault or Russia’s.” – Susan Sarandon

“2019 National Security Budget request of $716 billion, $686 billion of which is for the Department of Defense budget.” – DoD Website

[ Democratic-Socialist Video of Progressive Democrats vs Republican Corporatists)

[ Audio recording of this essay ]

The New Red Scare is a weak ploy, considering actual budgets and motives.

For every one Russian spy there are 100 US agents ready to interrogate, torture, and tell you who you are allowed to vote for in the 2-party Corporate System.

Corporate politicians meet with Putin all the time btw.

How many times has Hillary met with Putin? Is Putin a Hillary puppet??

 

 

Income, Health, Peace

Posted in Ethics & Morals, jobs, Medical, Politics, Sustainability, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2019 by Drogo

SCOD Political Points – Income, Health, and Peace

These 3 political topics are connected.

INCOME – is the way in Capitalism that most people in the world sustain payment of bills for the basics of life (food, water, shelter), whether by employed work (jobs), market earnings, sales price pay, or grants for being who you are and a living human. Inadequate income leads to zero savings, debt, and homelessness; unless another economic sub-system solves that problem of modern life. Jobs require good health, otherwise people will not be able to do the job well, so they will not even be hired, or eventually be fired. Social Security is worth expanding into Universal Basic Income (UBI).

 

HEALTH –  includes Environmental Health and therefore Ecology. Health Care services require income, even if the money is to pay taxes which go to a public system. Maintaining a person’s healthy body depends on how dangerous their environment is, and how much stress they have (both of those factors are peace related). Prevention and early treatment can reduce health problems and bills. However if people live long enough, they will eventually have health problems which can be eased by medicines and doctors and nurses.

 

PEACE – means peace of mind and physical non-violence in larger proportion to war or disturbance, for more happiness and love. Peace of mind or psychological health depends on enough income to feel that responsibilities can be met, and physical health (of course). Many of us feel that although death may bring ultimate peace, some aspects of life can too when we reduce fighting and promote more tranquility.

 

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The Truth About the Green Party

Posted in Ethics & Morals, Politics, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2019 by Drogo

Regarding the main-stream corporate propaganda lies –

Despite corporate conspiracy theories, the Green Party does not like Putin or other terrible leaders like Trump. Hillary and every corporate politician was up the ass of corporations and Putin lackeys more than Stein was, which actually makes sense because Putin is Capitalist and his associates did business with Trump and Clintons. The example that comes to mind is the uranium deal, but im sure with international business there are plenty other examples. Jill Stein never even met with Putin, but did attend a well covered diner that other leaders were invited to for diplomacy. Corporate politicians would be way more influenced by Putin’s corruption than Jill Stein for Gaia’s sake.

It is by default that RT and Aljazeera (sp?) other foreign media outlets allow non-corporate American opinions more than main-stream US corporate media does. I have been studying this for years. Our own government tends to label environmentalists as extreme terrorists, and corporations have no interest in supporting us, because the Capitalist economy is not green enough yet. If Green Party people were biased for people or groups it would be environmentalists and naturalists.

As a member of the green party who has been studying active environmental leaders in our movement, I have never found ANY true evidence that we are unpatriotic or take support from foreign leaders. From what i can tell, our budget and foreign influence are both very small. Our influence on the 2016 election was smaller than those liberals who voted for Trump or wrote in Bernie, or stayed home because the system is so rigged in favor of the two party system. Some of us even voted for the hope and change of Obama. We wanted the first female president to be Jill Stein, not a corporate tool.

Regarding the Russia-gate hysteria conspiracy theories pushed by Clinton (see Wikileaks emails which were real where she said “Let’s push the Russia story”), and the corporate DNC and media (Maddow), that is covered in essays about that distraction from the real reasons that Hillary Clinton could not beat Trump, and how the DNC rigged the primary. That whole distraction, which wasted hours of my research time, was ended by the FBI report on Trump and Russian “meddling”; which concluded that the only evidence of foreign influence on our elections was feeble propaganda that does not compare to our own efforts to over-throw other governments.

Concerning real democracy and the right to vote for more than 2 choices, that is covered in essays about civil rights and popular vote elections. Do parties have a few bad apples? Sure, but I am sure that most environmentalists and Green Party members do not agree with the Unabomber or other terrorists, or wanna-be dictators like Trump or Putin anywhere. Would I take Green-Peace money to run for office? Sure. Peace-out.

– Drogo H.F. Empedocles