about being liberal or conservative anymore y'all. That is a hype offered by the fascist whores who want to confuse the people with lies while they turn this country into an aristocratic police state. Some people will say anything to attain power and money. There is no such thing as the Liberal Media, but the Corporate media is very real.
We humans like to create "ism" words that describe philosophical understandings of the larger cosmos, or human interaction network. Capitalism is one such word. However most people who use the word (which is true of many words) do not really understand what the word means because they do not understand the economic concept of "Capital". Then there is also the issue of partisan misunderstanding because people attach their own meanings to words in order to create a favorable world view.
The word “Capital” means the accumulated knowledge or machinery from prior generations. So the word “Capitalism” means the economic development or “property of” accumulating knowledge and machinery from previous generations. That’s it. Hence making this word some sort of philosophical paradigm that is a natural phenomenon — as opposed to socialism, nationalism, communism, centrism, liberalism, conservatism, etc. — is ridiculous. All these ism’s merely describe the human experience. They exist because they have relevance. They are not banners or mantras behind which we gather to shout out a holy sacrament or morality laden banter.
Socialism is when you share the proceeds of a common endeavor. Nationalism is when you act out of some love of country. Communism is when the common effort is directed by some common bureaucracy. Centrism is when you strive for the middle ground of policy choices. Liberalism is when you have a larger range of policy choices, or you are willing to make changes. Conservatism is when you want to conserve the efforts of the past, or you are hesitant and skeptical of change.
Saturday, 18 January 2020 at 12h 55m 18s
God Bless Nancy Pelosi
I am so proud of my representative in the House, Nancy Pelosi. God bless this woman.
Saturday, 18 January 2020 at 12h 42m 37s
Our dysfunctional style of food production is killing the bees
Click here for an insightful look at how renting bee hives out to almond plantations in the Central Valley of California is killing the bees.
All so that you, the consumer, can continue to drink Almond milk under a delusion that it is healther than just drinking water and grass fed organically raised cream. Which honestly is almost impossible to find because of the pasteurization, enabling the unhealthy production of cow's milk. Goat's milk is easier to trust, because goat's are more difficult to industrialize. Or at least that's what I think the difference is at the moment.
How about constricting the "milk" you want to drink to say coffee, or don't drink it at all. We are the only animal that drinks the milk that other species create to feed their newborns.
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at 19h 58m 22s
The purpose of dis-information and propaganda is to create a normative environment. When you see something or hear something repeatedly over a long enough period of time, your thoughts will intermingle with the sights and sounds in ways you cannot assume are uninfluenced by the bombardment. Letting something into your brain makes a thought space. Your brain is independent of your self-awareness — assuming you are self-aware at all — so your thought process gets tweaked. Which is why those who are not self-aware are the most vulnerable to propaganda.
Hence: if you imbibe an outlet like Facebook that refuses to stop the influences of the most obvious propaganda, you will subject yourself to streams of propaganda. Ever wonder why you get friend requests from people you don’t know who seem to have box cutter pages? The Russians aren’t the only one’s in this ballgame btw.
Which is why I completely stopped posting and interacting with Facebook 2 years ago. I get an email when people post, and that means when my musician friends (or family or friends) post I can decide if I want to read the specific post — rather than scrolling down a news feed and inadvertently imbibing something contrived.
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 19h 46m 17s
Gut biology from Science
I have not watched this yet, but anything from the University of California Television is not only worthwhile, but substantive. So I'll check this out over the coming weekend.
Your body has more bacteria within and on your skin (and mouth) than you have cells. So we have evolved to take advantage of the bacteria that live in our Large intestine. The aggregation of various micro-organisms that take root in our bodies is called the "microbiome".
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 19h 17m 2s
Hookworms in rural Alabama
Here is Thom Hartman, a long time radio host since before the year 2000. Here he discusses how the poor maintenance problems of sewage pipes is causing raw sewage to manifest in the soil, which promotes outbreaks of various pathogens. In rural Alabama, it is currently hookworm.
I suppose this is how we "Make America Great Again."