Category Archives: Hannah’s views

“incel”

Had to look up the word by which a number of the shooters are being identified. It is short for involuntary celibacy. One has to wonder which part they object to—-the celibacy or that it is involuntary.
It is suggested that these people are looking for love. One wonders if they realize that love is not something one finds. Love is a commitment, an act of will, not an emotion that arises out of the hormones. Love is something one does.

Yes, so it is.

Trump does not incite. He validates attitudes which falsely assign blame where it does not belong and lets the real perps off the hook. If our natural resources are depleted or polluted and the currency is misappropriated, that is Congress’ fault, regardless of partisan affiliation. When Trump implied that the corporations were at fault, he lied, as did Obama and Sanders before him. Now when he assigns fault to migrants because the Capitolians need corporations to support their retention in office, the fault is assigned to migrants whose access to the voting booth is minimal, unless all their relatives overcome their fears and go to the polls.

Blaming someone else is the do-nothing triangulator’s constant/conservative/self-protective mode.
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On superficial optics.

Most predatory creatures are triggered by motion. Which is why holding very still is an effective survival strategy for most prey. Humans, perhaps because they have color more useful than merely distinguishing between light and dark, hardly register motion at all. So, they do not register change. Perhaps that is why “appearances are deceiving.” Things are not the same from one second to the next, but because the change is not perceived, people conclude they have been deceived. Continue reading

Recipe for perpetual servitude

Served up in the name of greatness.

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Context for the Okefenokee kerfuffle

‘Tis a vicious circle. By denying states and communities adequate funds to pay for necessary services, Congress is forcing communities to sell off their birthright and let nature be despoiled by corporate extractors who then transfer their profits to other venues. It is a lose lose proposition and the evidence is the accumulation of money in a few coffers. The accumulation of money is not the motivation; it is the disguise and the visible result. The motivation is to acquire something for nothing (theft), the predator’s mode, surreptitiously. Money makes it possible to hide what is going on, even as it makes visible the results.

Deripaska in Kentucky

$200 million out of $1.3 billion is about 17%. So far, not a penny of the promised investment has been turned over. The project is a campaign ploy, an exercise in getting free press and a promise of employment that never materializes.
Given that McConnell is one of the leaders of Congress and Congress is in charge of the distribution of dollars, if McConnell wanted to help Kentucky, he would send the dollars directly instead of having them funneled through Wall Street and Moscow banks and “investment vehicles.” Fact is that so far not one shovel of dirt has been turned at the proposed site for the aluminum mill, which is likely to be just as polluting as a paper mill.
Why have industries not had enough dollars to clean up their operations? Because Congress has been rationing the distribution of the currency to reward those who “control” the voters (unions or corporate paymasters) who keep them in power. By officially severing the connection between currency and gold, Richard Nixon inadvertently released power lust on Capitol Hill. At first they tried to stem the flow of dollars with price controls. When that did not work, Wall Street was deployed with gigantic interest rates, but that constricted themselves. So then Congress hit on privatization whereby the currency for public works would be funneled through “private” contractors that would take a cut for themselves and keep the workforce in line.
How does that work? Come election time, the contractor (highway, military, energy, heavy industry) invites the incumbent to the factory floor to let everybody know who controls the strings on the legislative floor. They used to call it pork. They used to talk about enterprise being suckled at the public teat. But now, in the era of PC we talk about “public/private partnerships” and pretend nobody is being exploited.
Also, the party of no is expert at promoting things (laws, regulations, trade agreements, rights, investments) that ultimately go nowhere. That is because they are all for show. One of the latest scams is to artificially inflate the value of land (by proposing to mine it or build something obnoxious or tout a foreign buyer) and then get some suckers to buy them out. That worked for Florida Power with the Santa Fe swamp forty years ago.
Finally, how come Manafort’s connection to McCain’s International Republican Institute at whose Moscow office Manafort met Kilimnick has never been explored. Has the IRI taken over the subversive mission of USAID?