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I think this scene from "Network" illustrates Repub thinking


"You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won't have it! Is that clear?! Do you think you've merely stopped a business deal? That is not the case. The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance! You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multi-variate, multi-national dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and sub-atomic and galactic structure of things today! And you have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and You Will Atone!

Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale? You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state - Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable by-laws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale."

Posted by Just_Vote_Dem | Fri Oct 21, 2022, 06:56 PM (5 replies)

Why can't the liberal/left parties in the UK coalesce

to beat the Tories? The Tories will never lose elections the way it is now.
Please correct me if I am mistaken.
Posted by Just_Vote_Dem | Fri Oct 21, 2022, 06:38 AM (25 replies)

Has Everyone Forgotten This Poll Result?

Posted by Just_Vote_Dem | Thu Oct 20, 2022, 07:08 PM (11 replies)

A Positive Message About My Mail-in Vote

In Palm Beach County, FL-

Mailed last Thursday morning very early-when I checked a few days later on the election board website to see if it had been received, it had-on Thursday!

Nice work, US Mail!

Posted by Just_Vote_Dem | Thu Oct 20, 2022, 07:51 AM (3 replies)

I am reminded these days of Timothy Snyder's 20 Lessons

On Fighting Tyranny from the 20th century, especially when I see some who seem to be resigned that the Republicans may win one or both houses this election. No. 1 of the lessons seems appropriate-

1. Do not obey in advance. Most of the power of authoritarianism is freely given. In times like these, individuals think ahead about what a more repressive government will want, and then offer themselves without being asked. A citizen who adapts in this way is teaching power what it can do.

The full list-with short explanations-can be found at:

And I'm sure Mr. Snyder's book can be found at Amazon and many other places online.

Don't give up hope, my friends. GOTV!
Posted by Just_Vote_Dem | Thu Oct 20, 2022, 07:05 AM (8 replies)

"Top Cat" theme running through my head today..

Don't know why, I hardly watched the show when I was a kid LOL


Top Cat!
The most effectual!
Top Cat!
Who's intellectual
Close friends get to call him "T.C.,"
Providing it's with dignity!

Top Cat!
The indisputable leader of the gang.
He's the boss, he's a VIP, he's a championship.
He's the most tip top,
Top Cat.

Yes, he's the chief, he's a king,
But above everything,
He's the most tip top,
Top Cat!

Top Cat!

source: https://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/topcatlyrics.html
Posted by Just_Vote_Dem | Mon Oct 3, 2022, 07:59 PM (15 replies)
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