The teacher for our age. 🙂 We need more of Richard Wolff.
If you pretend to understand or favor a particular economic model, such as capitalism, then you owe it to yourself to watch this video to get a refresher course from Dr. Wolff here to ensure you know what you are voting and talking and shopping about. 🙂 Enjoy, hopefully!
First, you might want to ask yourself what the World Wide Web actually is. If you don’t know then I suggest that you look it up on Wikipedia. It is the greatest invention in communications since that fuck-face Henry Ford started turning human civilization into fascistic trash, a machine whose sole purpose was infinite growth and production and consumption. Well, we’ve done that, and we see how it goes. Now go the fuck to bed, little Nazi.
But anyways . . . ! 🙂 I want to begin this in an illuminating fashion, something that is attractive and pleasant for everyone! Because it is very important that people pay attention to it.
We need to recognize what was accomplished when the Web was devised. And we need to leverage that power. We need to learn that by connecting everyone to everyone else, we become a greater thing. And by that virtue we discover things we hadn’t even thought of discovering.
I’m out of breath now, but I hope that this starts, or continues, a conversation about how important our connectivity is. If we don’t recognize it, we will risk our total demise. We must connect, like it or not, to every living thing around us, if we are to survive this jaunt through the universe.
Some notable tidbits that caught my attention included . . .
- Discussion of evolution and rape and the rise of the jock or alpha-male concept as the epitome of sexual reward, at least for white females (my words)
- . . . I can’t remember other bits right now 🙂
BUT, this all reminds me of Island, by Aldous Huxley, a phenomenal book and arguable guide for human life on Earth. Again, people read the books, or maybe they don’t anymore, that are on the reading list, but they don’t later apply the ideas that they read to their actual lives on Earth. If you aren’t going to apply those ideas to your activities and expectations of life on Earth then why bother reading the books? Just to check a box? People go through our educational system (again, this is a guess because I haven’t been there in a long time and I don’t study the state of the “art”) and fail to apply the meager wisdom and knowledge that intelligent and well-intentioned people managed to wedge into the curriculum and slide past the evangelical idiots who monitor such things. What a waste!!! It is a tragedy. This is how we have neoliberals. This is how we have half-assed voters who think there is a binary system that is bestowed upon us by some agnostic god, a system that we cannot escape from only because we have been trained to fail to imagine a better way forward. Because we have been seduced into thinking that things have been better before, or are great now, so don’t ruin it. But that is a fallacy. Things can get so much better. But you must imagine it first. You must consider it to be a feasible proposition to consider. Otherwise there is nothing but regression. And that’s what we are staring at now.
Too bad there aren’t early ballots for write-ins. Or are there???
 . . . Regardless of whatever bullshit has already been pre-filled on the motherfucking ballot. :-)))
Especially cops, if there are any left after all of this is over. (Because an ideal society doesn’t have any use for cops.)
Violence, if it ever were to need to occur, should only be a response to violence itself. Nothing else justifies it.
Going a step further, the socioeconomic impact of what this victim did to deserve this treatment is vastly surpassed by the damage inflicted by being arrested. In other words, this isn’t something worth arresting someone for.
What a wonderful, beautiful quote. 🙂 👇
You deserve a lover who wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste and the demons that won’t let you sleep. You deserve a lover who makes you feel safe, who can consume this world whole if he walks hand in hand with you; someone who believes that his embraces are a perfect match with your skin. You deserve a lover who wants to dance with you, who goes to paradise every time he looks into your eyes and never gets tired of studying your expressions. You deserve a lover who listens when you sing, who supports you when you feel shame and respects your freedom; who flies with you and isn’t afraid to fall. You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry.
By the way, the featured image is of a friend of mine of whom I think when I read this poem; It is not of the author, Frida Kahlo.
In fact, he is about to start anytime now! 🙂 So you had better prepare yo’ self.
Squatting is very important. It is a functional exercise that builds strength and integrity throughout the body. Without the ability to squat, where would we be? On the floor, that’s where!!!
So practice your squats daily and you will reap the benefits immediately. My squatting practice has made a huge difference in the quality of my daily life. In fact, this has led me to buy . . . The Squatty Potty! Yes, indeed! And it is terrific. And it is a wonderful metaphor for how horribly misguided our stupid Victorian ways were, having grotesquely mutated the image of what life should be like for human beings, living on our heavenly planet Earth.
So, enjoy your daily squatting practice and get yourself a Squatty Potty. That is a great habit to keep your mind off of this COVID-19 party we’ve been surprised (not) by.
Live long and prosper,
I’m not voting for him and I hope you won’t either. Write in the candidate of your choice. Because, clearly, neither party is interested in nominating a candidate worthy of a vote.
Fuck all this.
Apparently things have to really hit rock bottom before enough people wake up. A lot of people have awakened! Obviously! And that’s fantastic! But the dead weight at the other end of the spectrum is still in deep sleep. Well, get ready, because the alarm’s about to go off and you can’t snooze it. 🙂 Go fuck yourself. You’ve held us back for far too long. Enough is enough.
At least ninety percent of women are interested in me primarily for my money, and that includes significant others and spouses.
[2020-03-11 : This is the part that I updated, below this paragraph. 🙂👍⬇️ -Ali]
And just for the record, I don’t blame women themselves for this. It’s the white male capitalist supremacist system that forces women to regard themselves in this way. Sexuality becomes necessarily a commodity rather than a human dynamic as it should be instead.
However, women could choose to rectify this if they were to feel like it. 🙂 We all have choices in life. You can either go with the flow, right or wrong, or you can do your own thing as an independent, free thinking, reasonable human being. Then it becomes your responsibility to either be part of the solution or part of the problem, as it is with virtually every other situation in life.
I’m f****** sick of hearing people talk about their strategies for voting the way that they do. F****** sick of it. That’s not what democracy is about. You look up how the candidates stand on the issues that you care about and then you vote for the candidates that reflect your values. That’s it! Doing anything else is just f****** things up even more. The truth is staring you in the face but you don’t even see it. When Donald Trump gets reelected you’ll get another chance to learn a lesson.
This is a phenomenal presentation by Dr. Richard Wolff on the long-known, glaring flaws of our capitalist system, their dire implications, and, most importantly, humane, enlightened alternatives. This is must-read material for anyone who wants to have an informed perspective on capitalism, Marxism, democracy, freedom . . . pretty much anything, actually.
Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life
Joe Biden’s non-apology to Anita Hill casts long shadow over 2020 run
How willing these idiotic primary voters are to hand over power to this childish fool, Joe Biden. Even after this much exposure his failures and weaknesses keep getting excused and ignored. Well, there really is no use feeling sorry for what people choose to inflict upon themselves, their poor, hapless selves, over and over again. With Trump’s election there seems no logical end to the degree of pain the suffering and ignorant are willing to inflict upon themselves.
But really the blame falls on the socioeconomic system and its philosophy or really the utter lack thereof that allows a democratic electorate to become so ignorant as to their own best interests and how to properly govern themselves as human beings or as a nation.
Check out @JKCorden’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/JKCorden/status/1093634176845139968?s=09
I love her. 💜
If you haven’t already seen this please take a few minutes and do yourself a favor.
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Speaking your voice and reaching out to your elected representatives seemingly could not be any easier than it is right now. Resistbot is a wonderful tool that allows you to painlessly communicate your thoughts, wishes, complaints, congratulations, anything you care to impart, to your elected representatives as well as other institutions, and it also keeps you informed of other important things you might want to know about as a responsible, conscientious citizen of the United States of America.
What a filthy piece of work this was.
I will be exhaustively annotating and updating this post going forward as it seems so important and pregnant with relevance and wisdom for our current situation and likely that for years to come.
Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’
- The Princeton article in question: https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf
- Same story by The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/08/rich-people-rule/
- . . . and Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/major-study-finds-that-the-us-is-an-oligarchy-2014-4
I had a phenomenal time at the Coffin Club this evening and met some wonderful people and had some wonderful conversations and experiences that will probably change the rest of my life . . . which experiences tend to do anyway. 🙂
I lost my phone however! And I hope to recover it tomorrow. 🙂⚰️🙃📱
The Hill: Capitol Police watchdog: Agency failed to respond to ‘long-standing issues’ ahead of riots. https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/547266-capitol-police-watchdog-slams-failure-to-respond-to-long-standing
Man! Seems like there are a lot of good yoga mats out there. Decisions, decisions.
Since moving to Portland, Oregon, from Jackson, Mississippi, several weeks ago, I’ve started eyeing yoga opportunities around town. I’ve seen at least a couple yoga studios that do live yoga classes and I’ve joined two yoga Meetup groups. So, I need a mat! I had a great couple mats in my old life but I had to leave them behind after my bitter ex-wife chased me out of town. 😀
I was glad to see that so many mats are eco-friendly. They mostly seem high-quality also, durable. I guess it comes down to which ones feel the best to that particular person. So you just have to try some out and see which one you like the most. Since I am on a super-tight budget right now I will go for the cheapest good mat.
Learn while you can, folks!
Yeah, clearly this little Nazi is very concerned about the rights of minors. Everything about his demeanor indicates as much.