Glenn Greenwald: Obama’s anti-press measures ‘are the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration’
And an important thing to recognize is that it wouldn’t really have mattered who was president at that time; the same thing would have happened. Replace Obama with a Clinton, a Bush, Joe Biden — any owned and well-heeled politician that toes the line — the will of the military industrial complex would have been obeyed.
For a change, try electing people based on their bold ideas and principles rather than name recognition and folksiness.
I got a photo and an interview!! 😁
All well-intentioned people need to be courageous enough to confront the fact that our lives, our future, our economies, even our governments, are hamstrung by superstitious beliefs. We are all individually responsible for our own actions. Forget destiny. Forget Heaven. Forget Hell. Imagine if you can bring yourself to do so for a slight millisecond that we can determine what happens with our lives and our societies. One group can go be crazy over there. One group can go be happy over there. One group can go be super productive over there. One group can go fight each other over there. There’s room for that. There’s room for everything. But to think that we are in some pre-arranged scenario is foolish and ficticious. To think so is detrimental to human health and civility. WE decide what happens. So choose for YOURSELF, and please allow me to CHOOSE FOR MYSELF. Pretend that you actually honor the values you claim to respect and represent. Fake it until you make it. That’s good enough for now. Just stop ruining the world because you think you know how it works. You are likely stupid but you can grow out of it. Stupid is as stupid does. Open your eyes and do the right thing. Because there actually are right things. And it’s our job to figure out what those things are and to pass those discoveries along to those that come after us.
Check out @Ahmadinejad1956’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Ahmadinejad1956/status/1097568916497448961?s=09
Our ideas about free speech might need to change unless we become a much more educated electorate. There isn’t enough critical thinking on the part of the audience to compensate for and process the massive amount of deception and lies that are constantly broadcast by our private media.
Check out @BernieSanders’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1059915604767977475?s=09
If a country were truly a democracy then voting day would be a national holiday. It would be a sanctified occasion for sure. To do otherwise would be like being a Christian and not observing Christmas or Easter. 🙂
So let’s just make up our minds and decide if we want to be a democracy or if we do not want to be a democracy. If we’re going to do it let’s do it well, go all in for God’s sake! Otherwise just stop pretending and do something else.
It’s important that we understand what actually goes into making a free, vibrant democracy or else we won’t know how to preserve it and help it flourish. Simply accepting that things are the way they are and they will continue to be that way forever is foolish and childish. It’s important to see that things are always at risk of destruction. Nothing is predetermined. Nothing is permanent. We must strive to preserve what is best about ourselves and to nurture and create more goodness or else other things will spring up as weeds in the garden. Another way of putting it is if you are not part of the solution you’re part of the problem. If you can’t look at your life and see ways that you are actively promoting goodness in the world then you are actually promoting and facilitating negativity.