Thursday, May 23, 2019

US Legal System Destroys Brains of Imprisoned Youth!

We should stress this fundamental right, denied by the prison-industrial complex, in our election work re 2020!
'"Healthy psychological brain development is not a privilege for the elite, but is a right for all," says B.J. Casey, a Professor of Psychology at Yale University. She believes that this right is often infringed upon by the U.S. legal system because the U.S. jails more adolescents than any other country, yet doesn't provide opportunities for them to build the skillsnecessary to become a person who functions well in society."None of this addresses the white elephant in the room. When we talk about young people who come into contact with the law or who are transferred to adult courts, a disproportionate number of them are youths of color," she says'.-- SD
In other words, US capitalist society first destroys the brains of these young people and later leaves them either ruined for life or reimprisons them for committing crimes that are the result of this very brain destruction. This is the result of the officially condoned and reinforced institutional racism by which our present capitalist based socio-economic system functions and groups masquerading as patriotic “Christian” Americans (AKA: supporters of MAGA) are used by the 1% ruling class to bolster their power and and control over the 99% of the population. In the upcoming 2020 elections we have a chance to begin to free ourselves of this monstrous system of human degradation by ridding ourselves of its most cancerous and putrid elements (Republicans and conservative Democrats and their corporate masters) we must mobilize the voters to turn out in primaries and the general election to do so.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Trump and the Chemical Poisoning of America

"Chemicals experts outside the industry say the lobbying efforts on TCE demonstrate the strategies that companies with toxic products have used for decades: sowing doubt about toxicology science, stalling regulation and wielding influence with political officials through campaign donations."
This is an important article as it shows 1. The industry is suppressing info about poisonous and cancer causing chemicals killing and sickening the American people; 2. The EPA is full of chemical industry drones appointed by the Trump regime who are subverting regulations to prevent damage to the health and well being of the American people so that toxic chemicals can remain in the environment.
Conclusions that can be drawn from this article are: 1. The Trump regime is at war with science; 2. The Trump regime is a clear and present danger to the health and well being of the American people, including his own suicidal and/or self-harming supporters; 3. Republican and other lawmakers accepting bribes ("campaign contributions") from the chemical industry are betraying their constituents 4. Trump and Pence should be impeached for openly defying their oaths of office and refusing to defend the Constitution which explicitly states the laws and procedures it creates are intended "to promote the general welfare" of "We the American people" -- by subverting the mission of the EPA (and every other regulatory agency set up under the Constitution to promote the general welfare of the American people) Trump/Pence (as well as those supporting them with the exception of the those in the general population who are blameless due to their invincible ignorance) are the greatest threat to American democracy since the slave holding secessionists of the nineteenth century.
As an aside I note that Trump drones in the EPA are also downplaying evidence of the mutation and destruction of fetal life forms (AKA "babies") by chemical toxins in the environment thus showing that their doctrine of "the right to life" does not apply when the capitalist profit motive conflicts with it. The rallying cry of the American people fighting back against the Trump regime in the 2020 elections should be "For the Constitution, Down with Trump, Treason, and Treachery!”
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Messages to the Environmental Protection Agency from lobbyists show tactic of sowing doubt in science, critics say

Monday, May 06, 2019

Congress Fiddles While Planet Burns

We are told Nero fiddled while Rome burned, apocryphal, but we know our Congress is fiddling away on the Mueller Report, insignificant in the grand scheme of things, while capitalism destroys the planet and the US gears up for more war and pollution (Putin doesn't control our elections and Trump is not a mole for the FIS (formerly the KGB). "The biomass of wild mammals has fallen by 82%, natural ecosystems have lost about half their area and a million species are at risk of extinction – all largely as a result of human actions [i.e., the capitalist world market-tr], said the study, compiled over three years by more than 450 scientists and diplomats."

Friday, April 19, 2019

North Korea: Economy Faltering! (Or Is It?)

A real mess of a propaganda article basically reporting the views of “defectors,” “former CIA analysts,” “South Korean sources", and “economists (?)” where a "faltering" economy is due not to being state-run but to outside sanctions placed on it and which also reveals more consumer goods available, sports cars, no diminishment in Kim's ability to rule and finally concludes, after many nasty comments and insinuations, “For now, there is no sign that the economy is reaching a breaking point, according to defectors in touch with their relatives in the North. The prices of rice, corn and fuel remain stable, and the won is holding steady against the American dollar and Chinese renminbi.” A strange type of “faltering” where there is no sign of a breaking point, prices remain stable, and the currency is holding up against those of the US and China. What would successfully holding out against US attempts to sabotage the economy look like?
International sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program have been felt most acutely by the party and military officials who support Kim Jong-un’s totalitarian rule.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Russiagate Myth Expoded!

Now that "this massive investigation simply did not establish any of the conspiracy theories that huge parts of the Democratic Party, the intelligence community and the U.S. media spent years encouraging the public to believe" has been released, even as redacted, I hope it puts "Russiagate" and all the CIA-FBI disinformation campaign against Putin and the Kremlin with regards to collusion to bed.


Robert Mueller Did Not Merely Reject the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theories. He Obliterated Them.Certain facts will never go away no matter how much media elites deny them. That Mueller charged no Americans with election conspiracy crimes is the most fatal.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Capitalism Shortens Lifespan of former East Germans

"The biggest setbacks occurred in East Germany in the aftermath of the German reunification. Here the socioeconomic composition of the population in retirement changed dramatically. The share of men falling into the lowest status group almost doubled from 2005 to 2016." Well, well, capitalism does kill. Poverty does have a negative influence on health and under Communism the socialist state did not allow its population to fall into such low standards that their health and well being  degenerated resulting in early death as there was no such thing as mass unemployment and poorly paid jobs (pay in capitalist and socialist countries can't be directly measured as in socialist countries the state covers health care, determines working conditions, subsidizes housing costs and the cost of food, provides free education for all, etc.). Unfortunately, the communist officialdom was too tight-assed as regards freedom of expression and participatory democracy (top-down control, elections by slates, etc., a common failure left over from Stalinism) and this alienated the working class and left it vulnerable to capitalist propaganda. Many workers in the former socialist countries are now suffering buyers remorse and former tight-assed parties will need to repackage their product to defeat the ultra-right and fascist movements spawned by the re-emergence of capitalism.
Income and social status have an increasing effect on life expectancy in Germany. On average, men with very low retirement pay die five years earlier than those who are much better off. Poverty shortens life.

Monday, April 08, 2019

Pelosi Democrats Out To Rig The Primaries

The bias of the NYT is evident in this passage: "The open hostilities are just the latest in the rising tensions between an experienced party establishment focusing on what is possible in the short run and a group of young liberals chafing at such restraint." Here the progressive Democrats are portrayed as "chafing" at "what is possible." The truth is the Pelosi conservative supporters of monopoly capitalism are trying to shut down the progressives by rigging the Democratic primaries in favor of the conservative incumbents. They have learned nothing from the exposure of the Clinton gang's rigging of the nomination process against Sanders in 2016 which was the main cause of the Trump victory in that millions of disillusioned voters didn't bother to vote in 2016 which allowed Trump to squeak by to victory in the swing states. Pelosi Democrats, wedded to the conservative establishment's traditional bipartisanship, would rather lose elections than see progressives in power.
Liberal Democrats are infuriated by a new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee policy intended to protect centrist incumbents from primary challenges.