fiscal cliff explained in simple terms, and mmt-pp response to the fake crisis

fiscal cliff explained in simple terms, and mmt-pp response to the fake crisis

This is an excellent post from University of Missouri’s professor Randall Wray explaining in a nutshell what the fiscal cliff we’re facing is all about. Good read

http://www.economonitor.com/lrwray/2012/11/14/fiscal-cliff-and-the-media/

an epiphany

Ride, ride my see-saw,

Take this place
On this trip
Just for me.

Ride, take a free ride,
Take my place
Have my seat
It’s for free.

I worked like a slave for years,
Sweat so hard just to end my fears.
Not to end my life a poor man,
But by now, I know I should have run.

Run, run my last race,
Take my place
Have this number
Of mine.

Run, run like a fire,
Don’t you run in
In the lanes
Run for time.

Left school with a first class pass,
Started work but as second class.
School taught one and one is two.
But right now, that answer just ain’t true.

Ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah

My world is spinning around,
Everything is lost that I found.
People run, come ride with me,
Let’s find another place that’s free.

Ride, ride my see-saw,
Take this place
On this trip
Just for me.

Ride, take a free ride,
Take my place
Have my seat
It’s for free.

Ride, my see-saw.
Ride, ride, ride, my see-saw.
Ride, my see-saw…


What if, in our efforts to move our countrymen from apathy to activism we used music to do so? What would it look like? This strategy I mean. Maybe we can start our writing on our blogs like this; “Required…. listen before reading”

What if we, the 99% could dance and sing our way to freedom and our ideals of a fair and equitable society? Music moves the soul like no other medium I think. Music causes us to dance and smile and  to feel warm and good inside. It sparks energy in us. What if we could somehow take the lyrics of a good song and integrate it to our societies woe’s and inequality and maybe somehow show each and every one of us that even though we see such injustices being perpetrated against us that we have the spirit of truth on our side which causes us to move with emotion to action and fervent dialogue about these injustices. Politically speaking, this song brings to mind the journey I have undertaken from being a progressive to a populist.

Left school with a first class pass,
Started work but as second class.                                   started out progressive and found them to be
School taught one and one is two.                                   ineffective for making real change
But right now, that answer just ain’t true.

The road we should take as the 99%, should not be one of the progressive stance but as a populist. Meaning in short; Progressives say to themselves I will work with what our current two-party system has given me and try to make it better by advocating the progressives strategy for change. I’ll work with what you give me in other words. Whereas the populist idea of political action is; We reject outright your basic assumptions of governance and have our own ideals to put forth in a form of a platform that speaks to our ideals. We the people tell you, our government officials how we will be governed. Don’t misconstrue this point. We are not anarchist here. We believe in government, and when we hear government for the people and by the people, we take that seriously. This in my best estimate should be the populist platform

1) monetary policy (mmt-pp) modern monetary policy and public purpose to be more specific

2) campaign finance reform

3) undo corporate person hood

Have hope my fellow countrymen, not in a very good orator, but in ourselves, and talk about these things among us so that we may share our see saw.

Activism

Following up on my earlier blog entry, a simple act of wearing a yellow banner around yourself and placing one in between your car door hinges tells everyone you subscribe to and believe in the two questions; 1) It is a perversion of law and social justice to regard corporations as people who have the same 1st amendment rights as human flesh and blood people as we. 2) Get the money out of politics pass a constitutional amendment that gives us fair elections we may also add end the federal reserve banking system that has such a stranglehold on our economy. I’ll be posting a video on you tube showing the patriots how simple this is to do.   

the visible protest

It is a most difficult thing for a group of  people to come together, and agree on economic and social justice. In essence it’s like asking someone to stop being an individual and become a member of an association, or to identify with that. It is a philosophical quest we set out to do when we say this or that is unjust or unfair in society.I agree with Dylan Ratigan when he said days ago, we have to 1st occupy ourselves in order to form a more clear picture of what we believe what is fair and unfair in society. Namely I believe what we have to ask ourselves is what makes ourselves right when we speak of these things. I believe we should all go to our scriptures to answer that question. The books and scripture our fellow human beings use in this en devour will be varied, but non the less it is a question that is important in our quest for truth and justice in our society. Recently it has been reported that the unions came out in support of the occupy movement, this is consistent with their philosophy. It is of my opinion that the only difference between a worker in a non union shop and a worker in a union shop is the non union shop is not organized. For what both aspire to, is the same, which is social and economic justice. What if you can’t make it to occupy whatever city because of your job or home responsibilities, but still feel the same way about what they are protesting? How can you support them in  a visible manner? I believe I have an idea that might help you do that. It will not be difficult at all and it will accomplish the desired effect of being supportive. Why not tie a ribbon around your body like a banner yellow i color and do the same to your car as your driving down the road. In this way your telling the community you live in you are of the same mind and are in agreement with the movement. I would go just a bit further though and put a more specific   point to your support. I say in the wearing a yellow ribbon around yourself and in placing one in your car where it’s visible your are saying two most important things about our current political situation. First by wearing the ribbon your saying you disagree with the supreme court decision years ago that corporations enjoy the same 1st amendment rights as you and I as flesh and blood people do. And second you agree with more than 85% of our population that money has so corrupted our government officials you are in agreement to pass a constitutional amendment to get the money out of politics. Visible support for these two most fundamental questions are the beginning of a much needed political movement normal everyday Americans need to do to get started in fixing our countries problems and woes.