There are these two distinctly different ideologies at odds in the Americas today.
One places all people at the center by providing affordable housing, affordable education, health care for all, a diverse economy which includes government-sponsored programs to give opportunities to artists and other people who are left out of “free market” economies, holds actual elections, has respect for nature and desires a government which includes people from all walks of life with everyone being given a voice.
The other places bank accounts of wealthy people at the center, prevents the vast majority of people from having a say in government, wages war on voting rights, promotes a caste system based on appearance and economic status, expects a large percentage of the population to die in poverty (including children), considers compassion a weakness and greed a positive trait, encourages people to take what they can get when they can get it regardless of who is hurt in the process, promotes violence against citizens of sovereign nations on foreign and domestic soil, poisons the air, soil & water of the entire planet and calls it progress, considers women inferior to men, promotes animal abuse for profit, encourages destruction of the environment, protects free speech when the subject is hate toward non-white people yet condemns free speech for free thinking people who hold opinions that differ from those of the dominant culture…
Need I continue?
The viciously predatory “leaders” of the United States of Corporations are interfering in the domestic dealings of Venezuela, a country in the process of creating a new constitution – which is an attempt to guarantee that democracy be allowed to flourish. (It may not be perfect, but it is an attempt at fairness and justice). The people of this South American nation realize that a true democracy needs to update its constitution to keep up with changes in the world as well as to rethink who might not be able to fully enjoy the fruits of the current system as these changes occur. Needs change. People must evolve to keep up with the rulers attempts to retain control over the masses.
Corporate manipulators constantly adapt their methods to continue to rape and pillage the working class (as well as government coffers). They adapt by manipulating language and spreading disinformation through the media. They conform their techniques to the changing attitudes of society. This is very easy to do when you own virtually the entire media in a country – the way it is in the U.S. They make sure that elections are corporate-sponsored events in which the biggest spender is almost guaranteed to win. They purchase media time to control the flow of information and presto! The corporate lapdog (or whore depending on niceties of language) is sitting pretty in a government position where they can divert resources that belong to “we the people” into the pockets of greedy business executives who often already have more money than they can spend. These pathetic, fake politicians are literally owned by their corporate overlords.
That this puts families in the streets, compromises the health of the entire nation, causes infrastructure to fall apart, destroys free speech, increases poverty across the nation, increases violence through desperation which increases crime (and therefore profits of the prison industrial complex), breaks apart families, breaks down the educational system, breeds apathy and complacency…
… never seems to become an important part of the discussion. The Capitalist Indoctrination Process has no room for compassion. It doesn’t have a tangible value to sociopaths. It can’t be added to the infamous “bottom line” in the corporate ledger.
All of which increases ignorance which increases hate and intolerance and the entire thing feeds on itself like a sick, twisted circle of cannibalistic barbarism.
I could continue with details, but this isn’t a news outlet. I merely write about observations I make and never know just what I will write about until I’m doing it. Yes, this is a blog about my opinions. Yet, I educate people much more efficiently than mainstream media sources. I provide information with my opinions, they obediently put people in formation.
The following is a link to a video by Abby Martin. She spent time in Venezuela and gives us a much more realistic idea of what is happening there than the corporate prostitutes many of us watch reverentially every night: