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The Passing Of Old Women Who've Led Admirable Lives.

We live in a large retirement community here in Orange County California. Once strong, healthy, remarkable old women die in our village quite regularly, no fanfare, just attended to by such family and friends as the have left.

So, the “Queen’s” death? May she Rest In Peace. I offer up the same respect I do to the ending of my neighbors journey’s on destiny’s road. No more no less.

That said, the pomp, the wasteful opulence, the remaining silliness of monarchy and its ongoing schmooze with Oligarchs is at least an embarrassment. This ceremonial celebration of stacking one group of humans over, and obviously above, all others is the very root system of the hundreds of forms of racial, social, and caste structures flourishing today.

Power to the people, peace to all. Happy Labor Day.

When the people are disobedient
The people on top lose their power.—Howard Zinn

When a union goes on strike
The people on top lose their power—Howard Zinn

When the soldiers put down their arms
The war mongers lose their power.

Every war is a war on children—Howard Zinn
War cannot be humanized, it must be abolished—Albert Einstein

Union Strong, People Power. HAPPY LABOR DAY EVERYONE

Toxic, Bible usage responsible for widespread christofascist hotspots nationwide.

No film or news at 11. No comprehensive coverage on corporate censored news, ever.

Government remains silent on causes of mental illness epidemic, seems content to grapple with symptoms only, nationally and state by state.

Consequences to date: drastic depletion of freedoms amongst minorities consisting of as many as 50% of US population. Many smaller groups equally effected while cross membership in oppressed groups is widespread.

What will our next generations do?

What will children and next generations do when our money is useless? What will our children and next generations do when how to find water and grow food are again humans’ most treasured abilities?

Teach children in school how to survive. Begin now.

If we’re going to ignore climate Catastrophe, at least let’s give our kids, and grandkids, and next generations a chance.

And. Let’s be honest with them for a while. Tell them we don’t teach them to be self sufficient because we need dependent workers and soldiers and not independent beings. The rich want to remain rich, and they do that by keeping you in debt to themselves.

Tell our children we don’t stop school slaughter because arms manufactures are making billions, and that money is more important than their lives.

And, when our children ask, let’s tell them that previous generation’s, and our generation’s, pursuit of gold and power led to this existential quagmire they face. And, let us not lie to them that we are sorry, because our lack of action since we’ve know better proves that we are not.

So, let’s begin right now and at least teach our children how to survive. And, we might want to get started asap.

Second Amendment

The 2nd amendment is a diseased, misrepresented, malignant, vestigial structure being manipulated by greedy arms manufacturers, hate driven toxic masculinity, and corrupt politicians. Repeal it now. Replace it with the necessary measures to stop the slaughter. Periodic slaughter of our children is not an acceptable price to pay for some archaic, irrelevant bits and phrases written for flintlock owners. What Say You?

Working man blues attention: every Republican President since IKE.

To 🐝 or not to be...

The Lottery

Americans are living in a kind of Twilight Zone, a random lottery with all of our names in the rolling barrel, musical chairs of the absurd. And, when the music stops, when the Reaper’s hand withdraws numbers from the barrel, people are shot to death.

Stranger yet, our laws and minds have been twisted in such a way that this is acceptable.

What can be done?

We are a violent people with a violent past. Our modern society is built upon the murderous brutality of slave labor and the genocide of millions of indigenous people.

We oppress our poor, often with violence, and have been involved in wars and ”police actions” regularly since becoming a nation. Indifference, ignorance, and misunderstood—misplaced patriotism allows violence racketeers to charge forward and warmonger their way to riches.

There is a rotten core element in our national psyche which will have to be delt with eventually, and nobody knows exactly how to approach it.

America! We're slaughtering one another.

The second amendment is a diseased, vestigial structure which is devouring our most vulnerable citizens by the thousands every year. The number one cause of death in children is now gun violence.

Guns’ mayhem and death symbolize how violent of a nation we are, and, with one of our political parties firmly supporting chaos, hate, fascism, and distribution of the machines of human slaughter, the future looks bleak for our next generations who always pay the highest price for irresponsible, wanton social calamity.

Yet, Americans will not be inconvenienced. Neither the slaughter of our children, threats to voting rights and the human rights of huge portions of society, or the real threat of extinction as a species, moves us from our comfort zones.
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