Saturday, August 18, 2018

Debunking myths about socialism

Are revealing the truth about it. It cares about people and wants equal opportunity for all. Wait, that sounds like what we associate with democracy and America. Exactly. Socialism is patriotic!

Warren on accountable capitalism

Continuing this post, in this interview Warren discusses her newly proposed Accountable Capitalism Act. Sounds more like democratic socialism to me, a good thing. And maybe a better way to frame it. And talk about authenticity: She has it and she's proved it her entire professional life.

Maher's monologue: Omarosa week

He catches up on her revelations and other news.

Maher: Public image v. authenticity

Maher explores this phenomenon. He shows that many people like Dump because he says what he means, that is, he's authentic. Never mind that his authenticity is deplorable; he's authentic deplorable. So Maher criticizes the politically correct, the image we present to the public, which usually is no where near what we really think and feel.

Hence strong progressives that drop the bullshit centrist imagery and fight like hell for the people are also authentic. They fight in no uncertain terms and tell it like it is and we love it and vote for it. It's the same phenomenon that got Dump elected and he's a bald faced liar of the largest magnitude. Image when all Democrats quit their servile catering to the rich and return to their roots of genuinely fighting for the rest of us. When they are authentic about it like Sanders and Warren they too will once again win elections, because we the people want authentic politicians that are really what they say they are.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Pox's Shep Smith on the Steele dossier

Smith first comments on Brennan getting his security clearance revoked. At 2:15 he said this about the Steele dossier:

"For context, the research in the dossier includes 17 memos produced by the former spy Christopher Steele. They allege misconduct and a conspiracy between members of the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election. Some assertions in the dossier have been confirmed. Other parts are unconfirmed. None of the dossier, to Fox News' knowledge, has been disproven."

Embodied cognition and embodied mindfulness

The podcast is below. The blurb follows:

"Evan Thompson discusses Embodied Cognition, 4E Cognition, and the problems with studying the mechanisms of mindfulness from a brain-only perspective. Evan is a writer and professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He works on the nature of the mind, the self, and human experience by combining cognitive science, philosophy of mind, phenomenology, and cross-cultural philosophy, especially Asian philosophical traditions. Evan holds a thoughtful, critical view in these times of turbulence regarding mindfulness research and methods of delivery, 'Mindfulness is not in the head. Being mindful is an embodied, social practice not a private mental state or special pattern of brain activity. Mindfulness is embodied understanding.'"

The real reason for The Wall

Built by fear of just retribution for our own actions.

Pastor Robert Mueller's indictment song

Amen brother Corden.

Colbert: The free press fights back

Colbert reports on hundreds of news sources fighting back for their Constitutional rights against the fascist bully Dump. As usual Colbert helps us laugh at Dump dumping on our rights.

Senator Warren: The Accountable Capitalism Act

She's proposed this in the Senate. If corporations have the legal rights of personhood then they should be held accountable like a person. This Act would require the biggest corporations (revenue over $1 billion) to have a charter of corporate citizenship. It demands that corps take account of all stakeholders, including customers, employees and their communities. Workers would elect 40% of Board members. Political activity would need 75% of shareholder and 75% of Board approval. It would limit corporate executives ability to sell their stocks to dis disincentivize stock buybacks.

Of course we'll need to elect progressives to Congress, as the corporatists in both Parties will never go for it. It is a good rallying election point though, something that most Americans would support and demand. You can see the proposed Bill here.