Archive for the ‘Moral Values’ Category

From 20th Century Robber Barons to 21st Century Robber Capitalist

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

This video says it all: https: income inequality. The 21st Century Robber Capitalist are as bad or worse that the 20th Century Robber Barons. Anti-trust like Legislation is needed to breakup the Board of Directors oligarchy and to tax unearned inheritances that are perpetuating this income inequality.

So, how did the Robber Capitalist steal from the middle class? First, they instituted 401k pensions and confiscated historical company pension fund contributions. Second, in the 1980’s they stop paying workers for increased productivity and took their productivity revenue gains for themselves. Finally, they stopped paying living wages and benefits. Not providing these leads to increased wealth for the robber capitalist.

The Robber Capitalist miss one central concept of Capitalism, i.e., workers are consumers. Thus as workers make less they consume less. Robber Capitalist threaten capitalism by monopolizing capital. There miss the irony of these circumstances.

Refund (at best), Restitution (at worse) But NOT Wealth Redistribution

Friday, October 5th, 2012

It is ironic that the 1% of Americans who have acquired half the country’s wealth are fighting wealth ‘redistribution’ since it is through revenue redistribution that they acquired their wealth from the other 99%.

Through self serving interlocking business arrangements and manipulations of government regulations, this 1% has (re-)distributed revenues from the middle class to themselves. Thus, the middle class has gotten poorer.

For years increased worker productivity have lead to increased profits. Yet worker income has not kept up and in fact, their benefits have been cut. The executives and investors (i.e., the 1%) have given themselves the vast majorities of revenues from these productivity increases.

In the meantime, “money changers” i.e., bankers and fund managers have given themselves undue incomes from just managing the 99%’s retirement and public institution funds.

So, instead of wealth redistribution it is a “refund” to the masses for their mistakes or restitution for their criminal activity. If the insist on calling it redistribution then they should at least correctly call it re-redistribution.

Are the Republican “Restore America” efforts reactionary and racist?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Republicans who want to defeat President Obama and “Restore America” remember a different America than most of us and history records.

Do they really want to Restore America to a time of segregation when there were “White Only” bathrooms and water fountains?
Do they really want to Restore America to a time when women were second class workers and subjugated by men?
Do they really want to Restore America to a time when economically disadvantage whites and minorities had no hope of advancement or education?

Republican memories and facts are very loosely based on reality and it is scary that they want to Restore America. Most of us are MUCH BETTER OFF than the Republican memory of America.

Call to Action: Lies, Liars, Un-American Republicans and the American Taliban

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Americans are being continuously lied to by the Republicans. They are systematically building lies upon lies to confuse the American voters into believing that they have the answers for the national agenda. They don’t. Ironically, their answers caused American’s problems to start with and they have steadfastly resisted any solutions so they can lessen President Obama’s re-elections prospects. Putting self interests over the interests of all American is Un-American.

Also, Tea Party Members are fascist who see no answers but their own which makes them equivalent to an American Taliban. They are politically militants who want to take power and execute their own minority agenda. Historically, we know this will lead to unprecedented civil strife. Unfortunately, they lack the courage, compassion and connection to see that their obligations to ALL AMERICANS and ALL HUMAN BEINGS supersedes their selfish agendas.

Finally, if Republicans can’t confuse voters to vote for them, then they plan to exclude them. The Voter ID laws in 35 states were put in place to deny traditionally Democratic voters their right to vote. Voter fraud is non-exsisent but instead is the LIE used to disenfranchised voters to steal state and the national election.

Call for Action: Call the Republicans liars to their face at every opportunity. They need to know that people know they are lying. Insist that all elected officials work for what is best for All Americans not just some Americans. Finally be prepared to vote for what is good for American… not for what is good for either the Republicans or Democrats.

God is unknowable therefore…

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Since God is more and less than anyone can imagine, then those who say they speak with or for God either:

1) Conceive a God much more or less than IS,
2) Are Delusional, and/or
3) Are lying to those who listen and probably to themselves.

Since God is unknowable, then the only example of God Christians have is Jesus the Man. Hence, following Jesus’ lessons and acting like he said is the closes to God any human can get. The Jefferson Bible should be the Bible for these Christian lessons.

So, God’s mysticism is too much/little for the human brain to know. Therefore, God’s ethics like those from Jesus is what humans should follow. Unchurched Christians know this. It is time that sects in all Religions acknowledge this and start coming together rather than continuing to splinter in the name of an unknowable God.

A Call for Action Since Tolerance of Republican Policies Equals Passivity to Injustice

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Over the last three decades, Independents and Democrats have been tolerant of Republican policies while the opposite has not been true. However, this tolerance has become passivity to injustices. Passivity to injustice lead to Hitler and other notorious despots to take power in their countries and create internal, regional and international havoc. Likewise, continued passivity to Republican injustices will lead to havoc to the American way of life.

Republican policies in the last three decades has lead to a significant decline of the American Middle Class and worsening of poverty in the USA. Concurrently, the Republican stalwarts, i.e., the top 1%, have greatly enriched themselves by using this same policies. Republicans frame their injustices in terms such as “Job creators”, “death taxes”, breaking unions and the like. These terms obscure their injustices thus preventing effective countering.

It is time for Independents and Democrats to give precedence to their core value of countering injustices over their value of tolerance. It is also time for them to act in unison to prevent the worsening of Republican lead injustices and to reverse them.

The American way of life is in danger of splintering into a new American aristocracy of 1%-ers leading the remaining 99% of serf-like workers. This will cause an American Dark Ages and economic stagnation. If it is not yet “Class Warfare” that the Republican decry, it soon will be.

$1000 Does NOT Create Jobs But It Does Improve the National Deficit

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Republicans are against an extra $1,000 a year tax on those who make over $250,000 per year. They believe it will prevent “Job Creators” from creating jobs. Yet, the Republicans have yet to explain how a Job Creator will create any jobs with an extra $1,000 per year. On the other hand, the extra $1,000 per year in taxes will very significantly decrease the national deficit. It seems like a no brainer but then no one ever claimed the Repbulicans had brains.

Instead of Job Creators, these 1%ers are “Revenue Hoarders.” Hoarding revenue and ludicrously excessive wealth while not paying for the infrastructure that help create their hoards has proven nationally unsustainable. Renouncing US citizenship to avoid paying taxes is treasonous. This also applies to corporations (that are ‘people’) who keep massive revenues off shore in order to avoid paying taxes. Taxes paid for the INFRASTRUCTURE that lead to the 1%ers’ and corporation’s income. Now they don’t want to pay for its upkeep and renewal. It is not only unpatriotic but also selfish!

TAXES is what paid for what the US is today. It is every citizen’s duty and moral obligation to pay their fair share of taxes–no matter the final amount paid. Taxphobia is no excuse for not fulfilling ones moral obligation as a US Citizen.

Republicans are Tax-phobic, Revenue Hoarding, Disconnected and Uncompassionate Cowards

Monday, July 9th, 2012

First, it takes courage to understand others and compromise. The Republican “my way or the highway” way of working with others takes no courage. Thus, the Republicans are cowards since they have been unable to compromise. Their repeal “Obamacare” efforts are prime examples of their persistent cowardly behavior.

Second, they are disconnected in that they only understand themselves and unwilling to connect to others which is required for compromise. This disconnection makes them uncompassionate and wanting to cut others benefits at others costs.

Third, they have hoarded all the increased revenues of the last decade and refuse to pay their fair (progressive) tax rate. In fact, they are tax phobic as if taxes is a religious rather than a political practice.

They would be ludicrous and pitiful if it weren’t for their political status. Instead they are scary. They are scary like a four year child pointing a load gun at you. One cannot know what will happen but it will not be good.

Republicans need to stop being disconnected, uncompassionate, revenue hoarding and tax-phobic cowards and join those of us in our courageous struggle to live life in the now and not in the past.

Marriage is Unconstitutional and Illegal

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

If marriage is ordained by God or its clergy to be between only a man and a woman, then it is unconstitutional. This unconstitutionality is based on the doctrine of the separation of Church and State. No State should codify religious or “sacred” practices.

Marriage between only men and women is illegal because it is the systematic discrimination against gay and lesbian couples. Civil unions are illegal because they are based on the separate but equal doctrines previously deemed unconstitutional.

The solution is to copy many countries throughout the world. These States only licenses and allow Civil Unions no matter the genders of the couples seeking union and only Churches perform marriages. In these countries couples go through two ceremonies–one civil and one religious. In the USA, we could probably agree that a religious Marriage ceremony could fulfill the requirements for a Civil Union. Thus, according to the State all Civil Unions have the same rights. The bases of “sacred” unions is then left to religions. These practices maintain the separation of Church and State.

Finally, the “majority” does not have the right to impose their values on a “minority” by virtue majority vote. The courts have supported the rights of the individual in spite of the majority vote. This was and still is the whole basis of the civil rights movement.

Protected: God Is Not God and You Are Not You

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

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