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We Won't Be Alone -- At This Moment, We Are The Sole Reason Our Ancestors Existed

When I worry about this country, when I only hold a rock before the lion who might tear it all apart, I watch this for the courage story it tells me.

From Speilberg's Amistad.

The Two-Level Wrecking Of America And The Global Threat -- Chomsky

The wrecking crew are the GOP. Their job is to ystematically dismantle government that benefits Americans so that global corporatists can take over this landbase area of the North American continent.

This generation has to decide whether organized human existence is going to continue.

What threatens Humanity is climate change and nuclear war.

Nationalism vs. Globalism -- The New Political Divide -- Controlled Disruptions Help Humanity

Yes, we know Trump is the bane of this constitutional republic's existence. We're caught up in ridding our government of the dragnet of corruption that's captured it and much of our imagination.

That doesn't mean we can ignore movements going on around us.

We can also think ahead. Millennials and millions of our fellow humans pay attention to the things Harari tells them, right now, and so should we older voters and partisan politicos.

I've read Yuval Harari's Sapiens and Homo Deus, and believe that he gives us all perspectives on past regional and national systems -- like nationalism, patriotism and other isms -- that we can feel are being disrupted by humans' attempts to solve what are really global problems.

Nothing Trump does is helping humanity.

If our own partisan politics guide us well in adopting global policies, our politics should help us all to adopt policies that promote our good and welfare at home.

We can't just react. We need to have a proactive outlook, build a political outlook that enables our party to support new projects to solve global problems that come with global disruptions like climate change, AI, ecology, and human health.

Any arguments against this presentation, I hope, will be accompanied by sources and good reads.

The presentation starts at the 2:50 mark.

The Democratic Wedge Issue Must Be Grass Warfare ... THE High Priority For Mr. Perez

... or we lose Millennials to Republicans who smell The Money.

"... We need to ... turn potheads into single issue voters, too ...

Nobody's really coming for your guns, but Jeff Sessions really does want to take away your pot, for which there is no protection from the Second Amendment ... being against guns is not a lifestyle, but guns is a lifestyle, weed is a lifestyle..."

Data Analytica at TED Talks 2016

On September 19, 2016, Alexander Nix strode onstage at the Concordia Annual Summit in Manhattan, a highbrow TED-meets-Davos confab.

He was a featured speaker alongside Madeleine Albright, Warren Buffett, David Petraeus, and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

Wired magazine had recently named him one of its “25 Geniuses Who Are Creating the Future of Business.”


Clearly the Cruz campaign is over now, but what I can tell you is that of the two candidates left in this election, one of them is using these technologies, and it’s going to be very interesting to see how they impact the next seven weeks.

Caught between the British rock and the Russian hard place, now, aren't we.

Sung at March For Our Lives -- Vic Mensa, "We Could Be Free"

We could be free
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
One thing I believe, I could learn
To see my enemy as my brother
Then we could be free, truly
And love could wash away all the sorrows
I'm not afraid to bleed, if it means
We'll make a better today, not tomorrow

One day I dream of telling my momma
"You ain't gotta work no more"
Same for my father, born in Ghana
Down on that dirt road floor
As far as he came I can't complain
But pain is so subjective
Spend so much time countin' issues
I forget to count my blessings

Watch my cousins back at home
Getting water out a well
While I watched my brother stacking stone
Whippin' water by the scale
Tryna' get a mill' on the other side
They ain't got a meal, we don't recognize we in heaven
So we think we live in hell
It's been getting kinda hard to tell, but

Sometimes I wake up and I look up in the sky
Asking why I'm alive when the realest niggas die
But my pride won't let me give up Lord, as hard as I try
In those times I try to remember

That we could be free
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
One thing I believe, if I could learn
To see my enemy as my brother
Then we could be free, truly
And love could wash away all the sorrows
I'm not afraid to bleed, if it means
We'll make a better today, not tomorrow

Love (yeah) love (yeah)
Love, we'll make a better day, not tomorrow

I don't want to wait for the afterlife
I don't want a vigil by candlelight
I don't want to be the new sacrifice
I don't want to turn into a poltergeist

Be a ghost at night full of broken dreams
Momma cryin' at an open casket
Cold as ice in a suit, three-piece
All dressed up for Sunday masses

Pastors said put faith in God
But faith alone can't make things right
Fuck is you to patronize somebody's son who daddy died?
Why they flood Baton Rouge?
Why the city singing Alton's blues?
Why, why, why, why?
I feel like Jadakiss every time I watch the news
What the fuck I got to lose?
So I'm down to bleed if it means things improve

You fools, saying "all lives matter"
But it's black lives you refuse include
Blocked from the polls, locked in the hood
Trying to stop you from voting and stop you from growing
And cops keep blowing and blowing
Keep black people rocking the cotton they don't want you to own but

Sometimes I wake up and I look up in the sky
Asking why I survived all the days that I could have died
Who am I in my place to contemplate suicide?
In those times I try to remember

That we could be free, truly
If we'd only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
One thing I believe, I could learn
To see my enemy as my brother
Then we could be free, you and me
And love could wash away all the sorrows
I'm not afraid to bleed
If it makes a better day than tomorrow
Cause only…

Love (tells somebody)
Love (to make my enemy my brother)
Love (whoa whoa whoa whoa)
Make a better today, not tomorrow

Whoa, yeah
Whoa, yeah
Oh oh oh, yeah

From SPLC: How U.S. Tech Companies Support Hate

While Facebook has been a playground for international hostile entities, domestic hate groups have also been allowed to spread their hate with the help of other U.S. tech industries.

When it comes to building a better future through technology, we need to note how U.S. tech companies are showing themselves to be as much a part of the problem as they are the solution.

You can also find this SPLC report and its eye opening charts on Facebook.


Democrats, Meet Andrew Yang

We need a bigger bench, fellow Democrats. We need to fire up American imagination.

Andrew Yang has given plenty of Ted Talks, if anyone wants to see how a Millennial looks at this country's future.

We need to look to a future that ends our familiar suffering.

My son, who runs his own IT business with an employee payroll in New Mexico, would appreciate this guy's ideas and leadership.

Andrew Yang Is Running For President In The Democratic Party

Pretty cool. I'm attracted to him. He knows how to assemble an administration as smart as that of cyber-savvy countries like China and Russia.

I can't help but think that we need a government full of people smarter than us, not richer.


Koch-Putin Non-Linear Warfare

I. Non-linear warfare is a good way to describe the disruptions to our country. Adam Curtis' 2014 documentary on Non-Linear Warfare directs our attention toward what Putin began. Russian cyberwar operatives call it hybrid warfare -- unorthodox, non-military takeovers of others' assets.

Thanks to Nancy MacLean's Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America (2017, recent National Book Award finalist) we learn of 20th Century civil rights hater and ‘rational racist,’ James M. Buchanan and his program with Fred Koch's boys, Charles and David, to get rid of pesky democratic majority rule.

Trump is now the post-bipartisan player who steps forward to take credit for what's been in the works for decades.

Behind the fake presidency curtain, you'll see that ...

The Charles Koch-James M. Buchanan network has grown three times more operatives on its payroll than the entire Republican party in 2015.

The Koch-Buchanan network operates out of the Mercator Center’s Institute for Humane Studies, at George Mason University, Arlington, VA. The institute still promotes ‘rational racism’ and the Austrian economics spread by members of the Mount Pelerin Society of Europe. Buchanan's training schools, fed by Koch money, create foundations, think tanks for their operatives, who also work in statehouses and universities across fifty states.

The Koch network goal: to establish minority rule over the majority. Think white ruled South Africa before Nelson Mandela.

Koch himself has admitted that his ‘revolution" would not have gotten as far as it has today if his network had been transparent. So it has taken on layers of aliases.

II. In the absence of all the FBI's evidence of Washington's failure to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution, below is a list of what the Kochs' non-linear warfare (money, academics, politics) looks like so far.

For 40 years (and since Buchanan's death in 2013) the Koch network has put forward politicians and academics to run its stealth program, instead:

1. Use James M. Buchanan's "political economy" philosophy (developed as racist cover against the Civil Rights Act) -- a minority and women dominance/exclusion ideology. Then get financial backers, Fred Koch's boys, Charles and David Koch, whose billions pay a national army of radical operatives to run think tanks, university curricula, campaigns, rallies;

2. Convince the public that the billionaire class is being exploited by the "moocher" majority of Americans, so they all should demand tax “reform” and eliminate almost all government but the military;

3. Put Citizens United to work:
Buy governments, state and federal; then impose ALEC legal templates from the Koch toolbox, to write bills to privatize anything, end women's reproductive rights, defund public schools, smash union contracts and bargaining.
ALEC builds Koch's "proxy army" (usually not lawyers themselves) to be the elite minority who rule the majority in America.
ALEC is wholly paid for by Charles Koch's State Policy Network.

4. Strip, at federal levels, Americans' benefits — education, health care; privatize Social Security and Medicare.

5. Manipulate citizens to criminalize each other, fight against each other's bias confirmation "bubbles, crisis-drive everyone to doubt and hate government; call for white nationalism and race war, foment random mass murders. Putin's hybrid (the Russian version of "non-linear warfare) cyberwar troll farms get to help for at least the last three years.

6. Privatize the Post Office, every public institution and national park; increase all fees for their use, “close” due to “lack of use."

7. Deregulate all government oversight on national land, assets, infrastructure, business; gut the State Department, EPA and the rest of government.

8. Suppress the voter rolls of all fifty states by gerrymander, voter roll purges, and disallow voter ID's, arrest or prison records; then do Crosscheck, electronic machine or server tampering. Use Russian troll farm interference to hack servers, campaign databases, create fake political organizations and rallies.

9. Buy the means of media production to character assassinate Democratic party opponents, promote distraction, deflection, wealth, strong man ideologies and religions.

10. Put in place billionaire minority rule --
first, rewrite the US Constitution through a convention to make minority rule ironclad; then run this country for billionaires, since for them, capitalism IS liberty.

The current Koch-GOP network are, literally, a fifth column, according to Nancy MacLean. Now we learn more of their external help from Putin and the Kremlin. To the Koch or Putin networks -- call them cabals, mafia, whatever -- unrestrained capitalism IS freedom. But. They only want liberty for their billionaire oligarchs and elites. Which is why DACA can get kicked out, but Russian oligarch anchor babies get dual passports through a hush-hush program enabled by Trump hotels in Miami.

The Koch and Putin networks don't care WHO rules; they want to change THE rules.

The Koch-Putin endgame is to turn all of America into poor versions of Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Kansas -- a petro-colonial state with infrastructure.

If Americans don't like it, tough. The Ukrainians, Middle East and Eastern Europeans didn't like it, either.

Ask the Kochs. Ask Putin. Americans brought this on their own degenerate, undeserving selves -- blacks, Latinos, women, whites, anyone who expects help from government -- because they are the WEAK. Putin operatives technologically facilitate 'identity' conflict drama, now using Trump and the NRA.

Anyone who resists them -- the young, leakers, resisters, Al Franken, Democratic Party donors, the FBI -- is The Enemy.

III. M. Buchanan wrote Chile's constitutional rule that required a super-majority -- 2/3 -- vote for any new laws. Chile acquired a “locks and bolts” constitution that enabled the capitalist junta's rule.

Watch for media reports of ‘revolutionary reform' —
"constitutional reforms" (stripping old civil rights out)
"modernization," (privatization and purges in education, media),
"self financing," (everyone provides for his/her own medical, schooling, retirement) -- while you are told to rejoice in your restored individual "freedoms" to own weapons, consume, produce, save and invest.

If you get even a whiff of talk about our Constitution that changes "checks and balances," to "locks and bolts” against majority voting, it is sponsored by the Kochs, enabled by Putin, no matter who else the ‘front’ men are.

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