I just realized why even whatever-we-call-Democrats-these-days don’t want to get money out of politics. πŸ™‚

It’s because money serves as the lever through which they can foist their decisions upon us using commercials, media time, and advertising, our modern day propaganda machine. It’s not as I used to think naively because they fear that Republicans will still outspend them in some way.

If if we were to remove their ability to spend money on manipulating us then they would have to seize and maintain their power the old-fashioned way which is by offering us ideas and reasons to elect them.

The U.S. deficit hit $984 billion in 2019, soaring during Trump era – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/25/us-deficit-hit-billion-marking-nearly-percent-increase-during-trump-era/

The wealthy (Herr Drumpf et al.) play stupid bigots living in the hinterland like strings, sucking every loose penny from them, and everyone loves it while it’s happening. The greedy parasites leverage whatever power they have to loot the place while decrying their victimization, further inciting the stupid, rural bigots who serve as a shield of cattle to distract and obscure the looting in progress.

Finally, though, the party has to end. When there’s nothing left to loot, the parasites will look elsewhere, which they’ve already done, because they prepared their escape from the looming mess long ago.

What is your plan?

Maybe you could, just an idea, prevent things from getting to that point and choose a different direction, a new direction for America and support honest visionaries who have actual ideas such as Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, The Squad, AOC, Ilhan Omar, etc., people with integrity, who actually are who they claim to be, they back up what they say.

Mississippi’s governor, Phil Bryant, has not read 1984, by George Orwell.

https://twitter.com/PhilBryantMS/status/1186411923413311491

And I say that because, of course, if he had read it then surely he would not be using doublespeak himself now would he? Maybe he failed to grasp that message from the book? Or maybe he was confused about who the good guys were and who the bad guys were?

Which reminds me, and I’m probably repeating myself….

Do you think the people in the filthy and stupid George W. Bush administration can watch Star Wars episodes one through three and not realize that they are the Empire?

Ellen DeGeneres Explained Why She’s Friends With George W. Bush And People Are Really Angry

https://www.buzzfeed.com/elliewoodward/ellen-degeneres-defended-herself-hang-out-george-w-bush

Sorry to get all complicated and stuff but. . . .

Words matter. Terms matter. What we say and how we say it matters a whole lot, assuming of course that you want to convey information and you want other people to understand it. If that were not the case then why bother saying anything?

So in this case, it’s important to define what it means to be friends with someone and I think it also is worth defining what it means to be nice to someone. If what Ellen said is genuine then it would have to hold true that she would have to be friends with Hitler and be nice to Hitler. And I think that is ethically tenable depending on how you define friendship and being nice.

See what I mean?

Personally, I think at the end of the day we have to be able to connect to feelings of love for every single person on Earth in order to have a civil, just, and peaceful society. So I would be okay saying I love George W. Bush, but he’s also a fucking idiot and a war criminal and there’s no fucking way I would choose to spend time with him. If I were to find myself spending time with him I would strive to be civil, respectful, and treat him as a human being, as I would want to be treated. We should all do the same toward each other every day.

I think Ellen’s error is that the way she put it sounded too sickeningly Disney.

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