A Pyramid Scheme

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https://theintercept.com/2022/07/29/bank-of-america-worker-conditions-worse/ 

How can this be seen as a viable path toward a stable economic future? Focusing on the financial stability of corporations and financial institutions ensures there will always be something out there for people to BUY… but it doesn’t ensure there will be someone out there able to BUY IT.

Our Government goes to great lengths to ensure financial support for producers and manufacturers, but it often overlooks or is indifferent to the financial needs of the American Working Class.

They’ll step in and take action when the price of GAS or OIL starts to skyrocket, whether they actually have an effect on prices or not; but when people start losing their JOBS due to a pandemic… they hesitate. They drag their feet.

They fail to anticipate or understand the knock-on effects of an event like that. The generational trauma that can result from a family losing it all.

Companies and corporations, they have insurance payouts and golden parachutes. When things go SOUTH, they file for bankruptcy and then try it all over again…

Man, wouldn’t that be nice.

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https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/08/07/us/climate-tax-deal-vote 

So, we’re COOL now… right?

See… they’ve been working for the American people all along.

Democrats get shit done! This is the People’s Agenda!

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/climate/trump-paris-agreement-climate.html 

All of it is ‘transitory’… because through all of it, there is no consistency between Administrations. It’s all or nothing. Do or die. What’s done under the leadership of ONE party is immediately undone by the NEXT. And it’s all done in the name of POLITICS.

Our Elected Officials play GAMES… while Americans DIE

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https://www.npr.org/2022/08/02/1115325176/pact-act-veterans-burn-pits-toxins-passes-senate 

Of course they were gonna pass that BILL. C’mon, it’s just POLITICS! They’re not monsters… just Senators. But you see… the problem is though; this is just what we’re able to SEE. Just the TIP. What other practices do they engage in that We, The People, aren’t privileged enough to see?

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If you’re not a fan of the sausage being made, then maybe we should change the way they make the sausage.

Our Right to LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS is not transitory. It’s not an entitlement or a government handout… it’s what makes this Nation GREAT.

It’s not the WARS we’ve won. 
It’s not the GODS we worship.

It’s the UNALIENABLE RIGHTS that we’ve been given by Our Creator; enshrined in Our Constitution and protected by Our Bill of Rights.

These Rights are UNIVERSAL… regardless of the STATE in which you live.

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Because it is SELF-EVIDENT.

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The most PARTISAN among us should not be allowed to dictate to us which of our Basic Human Rights are acceptable… and which ones are not.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/kavanaugh-conundrum-trump-s-fbi-grandstanding-highlights-flaw-bureau-s-ncna911991 

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https://www.snopes.com/news/2022/08/04/fbi-kavanaugh-wray-whitehouse/ 

The laws are written to benefit those at the TOP, while the rest of us must work just to get by. There is no SAFETY NET for the majority of this Nation. If we FALL, we fall. We start back at ZERO and pray we will somehow work our way back UP… Golden Parachutes be damned.

The people at the TOP of the pyramid must remember… it’s a long way DOWN without the support of the people at the BASE.

-JC

 

The Will of the MAJORITY

It’s nothing new. It’s just the same old cliches. It’s the microcosm vs. the macrocosm… as above so below… what’s good for the GOOSE is good for the GANDER.

When serving in an agency or organization that deals with matters of National Security, there’s a strict protocol employees must follow when serious problems arise internally. Dispute resolution, disciplinary actions, incompetence and dereliction, etc… all of them must be resolved in-house, in order to limit exposing classified intelligence.

Superior officers, supervisors, HR’s, IG’s… they can’t just call the local PD and risk exposing someone’s identity, or the details of an ongoing investigation. But conflicts MUST be resolved, because conflicts will arise whenever people, work in close proximity to other people… under extraordinary circumstances.

I think most Americans already understand that, even if they’ve never really given it much thought. Because basically, our government and all of its various entities and agencies are run like a SMALL BUSINESS. A heavily regulated, overly nitpicked, underappreciated small business.

So, that government-mandated, strict protocol… that Standard Operating Procedure… is like a LIFELINE for every employee of the United States Government. It’s the same for our Armed Forces as well.

It’s easy for us to be ignorant of that fact or to just take it for granted that such a system exists. Especially since we rarely hear anything about it.

Because IF there ever was a problem… naturally, someone would SPEAK OUT.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/07/29/jan6-texts-data-security/

And their story keeps changing by the hour.

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There were even HINTS that something serious was going on, starting in the early days of the pandemic.

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/07/politics/anthony-ornato-deputy-chief-of-staff-for-operations

So… what’s the logical conclusion of that government-mandated, strict protocol?

The United States Congress.

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Hear ye! Hear ye!

Let us celebrate the news… PROGRESS in the United States Senate.

Screenshots from MSNBCs ‘Prime’ (7/29/2022)

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All of this could have been done ONE YEAR AGO.

This could have already been helping Americans RIGHT NOW, because they could have voted on it LAST SUMMER… and then moved on to more pressing things.

We can clearly see it… there IS a problem.

It transcends PARTY. It transcends POLITICS. It goes beyond the previous Administration… it goes to the HEART of our government.

It’s a problem that cannot be resolved by political appointees or investigative committees alone. It’s a problem that involves the process by which they are appointed to those positions in the first place. It’s a problem of such magnitude, it requires the attention of every American Citizen…

That is, unless… THIS is the way we want our Government to continue to BE.

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As we gaze upon the Sands of TIME that lie before us, scattered in the aftermath of a fit of adolescent RAGE; what knowledge can we gain from the broken pieces… what lessons can our SHARED HISTORY provide? 

What comes next when the lights are FLASHING RED.

What comes from signals missed and messages unsent.

What price do we PAY when we ignore the warning signs.

Who suffers the most when we give in to LIES.

How many more cycles of BUST and BOOM are we willing to endure before we recognize… the problem lies WITHIN the system. 

It’s not the Legislators that fail us…

It’s the LAWS that have allowed those legislators to SUCCEED. 

Legislators legislate, based on MONEY and the pursuit thereof. To fund their re-election campaigns, to fund their political organizations, and to fund their political PARTIES.

Longevity doesn’t decide who will hold positions of leadership within the two parties. Seniority doesn’t decide who will hold a Committee Chairmanship… it’s money.

Whomever DONATES the most money to the National Party will be given that HONOR. That’s why they constantly FUNDRAISE instead of doing what’s necessary…

Doing what’s necessary might piss off their DONORS.

Our legislative and moral agendas shouldn’t be decided based on MONEY… and neither should our Elected Officials.

-100% Taxpayer Funded Federal Elections

-ONE CITIZEN=ONE VOTE

Remove the corruption, restore HONOR in governance.

Let us UNITE in Common Cause and secure our elections. 

Let us ENSURE that the Will of The MAJORITY of this Blessed Land… always reigns Supreme.

-JC

The Promise of Renewal

What allows the opinion of the MINORITY to rule the day…
It’s nothing more than the appearance of DOUBT.

Another possibility. Alternative facts. That legal grey area… where in one instance, if one person shoots another in the middle of 5th Ave, that person goes to JAIL. But of course… there are some instances where that doesn’t happen.

Because the shooter has a BADGE and LEGAL AUTHORITY.
Those people… they get TIME OFF.

With pay.

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I’m not a Branding Expert. I’m not a Media Guru or a Messaging Consultant.
I’m not an expert, period. Always a student… never the teacher.

But THIS? This is a branding exercise… this is a message.
When you see this, you know what it’s about.

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That didn’t just happen.  That wasn’t an accident. That wasn’t done out of fear for the safety of others. There was no judge. There was no jury.

There was no Enforcement of LAW… just an execution.
No one to hold accountable for their crime, and no one held to account.

Has anyone stopped and considered the consequences of our just carrying on like nothing ever happened? You know, back to business as usual. Nothing to see here! Just move along to the next shiny object…

Never mind that gaping WOUND we’re walking around with… the soft underbelly exposed for all to see.

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Why does our Democracy STILL STAND?

Because there was someone there, to PUSH BACK against the depravity. To uphold Righteous Values. Because evil prevails when men of HONOR stand silent… and this Nation is worthy, of every ounce of effort called for in this moment.

To be SILENT is to be COMPLICIT in Her demise.

Every year we till the fields, in anticipation of the bounty we will receive. With patients and practice, our gifts continue to grow. Our work only rewarded once the harvest is done.

Every year we toil and every SPRING we start anew, but every year brings with it new challenges. In the blink of an eye, our hard work can be washed away or left to whither… all dependent upon the desires of the STORM.

But every year regardless of the outcome… if we CHOOSE to start anew… our fields must be cleared, the remains turned back into the soil. With hope that someday… maybe this year… our bounty and our harvest will only GROW.

I believe in the Promise of Renewal.
I believe in the Infinite Potential of what might BE.

I long for our FUTURE with the same nostalgic passions, that some people harbor for our PAST. Our Better Days may still be ahead of us, but I question embracing a strategy of inaction, as the means of making it come to be. Watching. As TIME passes… just hoping someday, those dreams might become reality.

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It’s one of the fundamental laws that govern our physical reality. The pendulum will swing TRUE… because it must. That energy doesn’t just go away. It remains. It must be released. Like a hammer striking chisel or a sledge raining down destructive blows… that choice is always OURS.

The American People retain the POWER to do BOTH.

-JC

Toward the Future

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And so… here we go again. Paying REPARATIONS to those who have been harmed, by a system that is flawed in its execution, if not flawed at its CORE. Even as we continue to move forward, knowing full well what the problem IS.

The fact that we must continue to pay REPARATIONS… that our system continues to inflict irrevocable HARM… remains unaddressed.

Swept under the rug. SILENCED in the presence of “Good Company”. Because it might be seen as uncouth, or it might make some people uncomfortable.

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One million American Citizens have now died. Needlessly, due to a pandemic.
But never mind all that… everybody back to BRUNCH.

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And why is that the case?

Could it be due to the fact that our insurance structure and our healthcare systems discriminate against certain groups of women more so than men? Or possibly the simple fact that having adequate health insurance requires having a JOB that provides that coverage… and becoming pregnant can jeopardize a woman’s career.

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https://www.brookings.edu/research/is-long-covid-worsening-the-labor-shortage/ 

Our grandchildren will now shoulder the COST of Donald Trump’s ignorance.

Rub some DIRT in it and shake it off, kid… get your HEAD back in the GAME!

Ain’t nobody got TIME for all that. We’re living in the post-COVID world… we’re on to the next plateau. The Democrats are in POWER now and there’s no stopping them… just ask them! They’ll tell you. Compared to their political opponents, they’ve got this election in the BAG!

They’ve passed TWO major pieces of legislation. That’s DOUBLE what the Republicans accomplished under the leadership of Donald J. Trump…

Just imagine what they’ll accomplish NEXT.

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C’mon man, don’t patronize me! It’s just the same response that we’ve seen every other time so far under this Administration… a DOLLAR short and a DAY LATE.

For TWO MONTHS we’ve known this decision was coming. Multinational corporations have created PLANS to implement in the wake of this decision. CEOs and Presidents, who have NO POWER over the decisions made by the Supreme Court, have anticipated and prepared to protect the health and safety of women working for them…

What about the people who actually HOLD POWER in our government?

… if only there were something that could have been done.

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I’m not going to patronize you… I’m spitting mad as well. Not because Roe v. Wade was overturned. Not because the lives of HALF this Nation are seen as somehow LESS THAN EQUAL to the other half…

I’m outraged because the Democratic Party isn’t doing what’s necessary to protect the lives of Women and Girls in the FUTURE. There’s only ONE agenda in 2022 and 2024- EQUALITY. Nothing short of Liberty and Justice for ALL American Citizens is on the ballot this fall.

It sure seems that, no matter how hard we work toward securing our rights, the LEADERSHIP of the Democratic Party remains the SAME.

 

But thank goodness for Senator Joe Manchin though, right? Just imagine where we’d be if we had passed MORE FINANCIAL SUPPORT for working class families.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/manchin-work-requirements-biden-child-tax-credit-sparking-democrat-2021-9 

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra 

… 

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Screenshot from: “Meet the Press” (06/26/2022) NBC News.

Use your VOICE and VOTE.

Yes… that is the plan. The choice is clear.

ONE PARTY wants to roll our rights BACK, while the OTHER PARTY… well, at least they’re not the GOP. Just ask them! They know all about their agenda… but so do the VOTERS.

We already know what it is we are voting AGAINST this November.

What we now need to know is… what will we be voting FOR.

Is it for THIS?

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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2022-election/rep-cuellar-attacked-anti-abortion-stance-opponent-cisneros-texas-demo-rcna27251 

Or is it for THIS?

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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/05/joe-manchin-vote-against-codify-roe-wade-senate 

Or are we voting for this?

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https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/05/house-democrats-infrastructure-vote-wait-megabill-519731 

The People have no confusion about what the problem is… it’s the LEADERSHIP. The Old Guard has lost their way. They’re fighting the same fights they were fighting 50 years ago.

The fight for Roe v. Wade is OVER… and a new fight has now begun. Every right we’ve secured over the course of the entirety of the 20th Century is now on the chopping block with this Supreme Court… and they stand opposed to the Will of The People.

The precedent they’ve used to undo Roe v. Wade… can now be used to put that same precedent in jeopardy.

We must listen to the WORDS of the Supreme Court and ACT.

NOW… while we STILL CAN.

We must give the Court the Constitutional Authority they are looking for.

“The sacred defense of the Reproductive Liberty of ALL People being our Common Duty, the Right of a Woman to Choose shall be protected.”

We must Amend Our Constitution.

-JC

 

It’s Not Just a Theory… It’s The Law.

For every action there is an EQUAL and OPPOSITE reaction. Your mass presses DOWN upon the Earth, and the Earth presses UP upon you with an equal amount of force… it’s what keeps you from falling through the floor.

It’s the basic idea that keeps our BRIDGES standing and our SKYSCRAPERS from sinking into the dirt. A BALANCE of forces.

Equal and opposite to one another… producing and enduring stability.

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Then what’s the POINT of it all?

All the President’s Men, at every step of every investigation, have refused to cooperate. They’ve withheld evidence and refused to show up. They say ONE STORY in public, then go on to tell another one in a court of LAW.

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Who’s to say what the TRUTH is? Who’s to say with any certainty, that laws have been broken?

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Why would any Investigative Body formed by the United States House of Representatives, NOT refer evidence of potential CRIMES to the Department of Justice?

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https://www.npr.org/2018/05/02/607943366/giuliani-says-trump-did-know-about-stormy-daniels-payment

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If we start holding Elected Officials ACCOUNTABLE for their actions… someday, that might come back on to YOU or YOUR PARTY.

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One LIE begets another… where should we draw the LINE? Who’s to say what’s TRUTH and what’s NOT? If the Committee does not refer potential crimes for prosecution, then they are tacitly affirming those actions.

The Committee’s conclusion? January 6th was just Legitimate Political Discourse… no harm, no foul.

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https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-bidens-washington/bill-barr-calls-bullshit-on-trumps-election-lies

And how did it get to this point? How many people had to approve of his actions in order for his plan to succeed? Or did he suddenly WAKE UP one morning and… Lo! and BEHOLD! … just decide that this was the path he wanted to take?

Had he ever attempted to weave a web like this before… or did he just happen to dream all this up one morning, sometime after the 2020 election.

Practice makes perfect.

I still believe in our Rule of Law.

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https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-explains-why-he-refused-answer-muellers-questions-under-oath-msna1242526

Imperfect as it might be…

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https://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/10/22/451012235/clinton-endures-an-11-hour-grilling-before-benghazi-committee

… it’s still better than the alternative.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/06/15/putin-wants-break-silence-navalny-we-cant-let-it-him/

Because there is STILL a chance.

Tomorrow. The sun will RISE, bringing LIGHT to a New Day.

The Wheels of Justice may turn SLOWLY

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https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-2013-letter-from-putin-2018-3

… but they do STILL TURN.

New evidence brings NEW LIGHT…

and we will see things as we’ve never seen them before.

-JC