http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/blocking_the_gates_to_the_temples_of_finance_20110418/ Life for the pharisees of high finance is solely about self-gain. The suffering of the poor is not their concern. The 6 million families thrown out of their homes are not their concern. The tens of millions of pensioners whose retirement savings were wiped out because of the fraud and dishonesty of Wall Street are not their concern. The failure to halt carbon emissions is not their concern. Justice is not their concern. Truth is not their concern. A hungry child is not their concern…………….
Guide To Democracy and Rooting Out the Axis of Evil - for dummies (part two)
Dec.15th 2011 Census data: Half of U.S. poor or low income http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57343397/census-data-half-of-u.s-poor-or-low-income AP} WASHINGTON -Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans -nearly 1 in 2 -have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income
It is Time to rebuild the American Dream and balance the scales with a free science
The Deadliest DEMOCRACY OMISSION
As we are witnessing, the effects of our shallow, scientific definition and applications of Energy, required for human survival, are becoming increasingly deadly. From global warming, pollution, ecological imbalance, to resource wars, famine, poverty……to both individuals and institutions, unknowingly perpetuating continuous development towards a restricting, limiting, strangulating future, based on false and omitted evidence of Reality.
We must demand our institutions of higher learning to honestly seek, research and teach the wonders of an ever greater, expanding reality, and cease merely following directional corporate university research funding, whose sole motive is short term profit, a dangerous lethal trend.
We must not be misled by the masters, the gods of science and Newton's Chair, proclaiming almost all is known, causing many sincere individuals and institutions looking to corn, monkey ladders to space, and other insufficient/inefficient trivia to resolve energy issues.
An example of attempting to create a sustainable prosperity with a crippled knowledge base fostering shrinking development and prosperity:
World watch Report #186: Creating Sustainable Prosperity in the United States: The Need for Innovation and Leadership http://www.worldwatch.org/bookstore/publication/worldwatch-report-186-creating-sustainable-prosperity-united-states-need-innov Summary
The United States finds itself at a critical juncture, as environmental degradation and resource depletion threaten the capacity of the U.S. economy to generate wealth for the indefinite future. The choice is not between the status quo and sustainability. The choice is whether the United States builds sustainable prosperity through prudent choices now or declines into sustained impoverishment because it failed to steward its assets when it had the choice.
In a comparative analysis of sustainability, the United States ranks barely in the top third of nations. Despite growing awareness of the need to build a sustainable national economy, U.S. output continues to be characterized by linear flows of materials, heavy dependence on fossil fuels, disregard for renewable resources, and resource use that is strongly connected to economic growth.
Creating a sustainable U.S. economy will require a thoughtful and strategic set of national, state, and local policies that essentially remake the economic playing field under a new set of principles:
• Renewable resources cannot be consumed faster than they are regenerated.
• Non-renewable resources must be reused or recycled to the greatest extent possible, creating a circular economy.
• Ongoing development should focus less on ever-higher levels of consumption and more on increased quality of life.
• A sense of fairness, especially around wealth distribution, is needed to generate social and economic stability across society.
• Deceleration of population growth will make the creation of a sustainable economy far easier.
Stories by Chris Hedges http://www.alternet.org/authors/5769
Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, is a senior fellow at the Nation Institute. He writes a regular column for TruthDig every Monday. His latest book is Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle.
Occupy Wall Street is a Movement Too Big to Fail Posted on Oct 17, 2011, Source: Truthdig The movement spreading around the United States and the world is simply too big and too radical to be co-opted by political parties or establishment groups.
Why Corporate Elites Should Be Petrified of Occupy Wall Street Posted on Oct 10, 2011, Source: Truthdig The occupation of Wall Street has formed an alternative community that defies the profit-driven hierarchical structures of corporate capitalism.
No Excuses -- Join the Occupy Wall St. Movement or Stand on the Wrong Side of History Posted on Sep 30, 2011, Source: Truthdig Either you obstruct the plundering by the criminal class on Wall Street or become the passive enabler.
How Corporate and Political Forces Have Almost Neutralized All Avenues of Resistance in US Culture Posted on Aug 29, 2011, Source: Truthdig The only commodity our state offers is fear.
Militarized Police: Why Is the FBI Treating Americans Like Enemy Combatants? Posted on Jul 11, 2011, Source: Truthdig - The widening use of militarized police units effectively nullifies the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which prohibits the use of the armed forces for civilian policing.
Lies Become Truths: The Demise of the Newspaper Leaves Americans Dumber, Blinder and Prone to Ideological Manipulation Posted on Jun 27, 2011, Source: Truthdig The loss of print journalism is impoverishing our civil discourse and leaving us less and less connected to the city, the nation and the world around us.
The Corporate State Will Continue its Inexorable Advance Until We're Locked into a Permanent Underclass Posted on Apr 29, 2011, Source: Truthdig
Hedges: We Must Defy the Corporate Monsters Laying Waste to Our World Posted on Apr 18, 2011, Source: Truthdig Once we demand that a society serve the needs of citizens and the ecosystem that sustains life, rather than the needs of the marketplace, we make hope visible.
Our Public Schools Are Churning Out Drones for the Corporate State Posted on Apr 11, 2011, Source: Truthdig Unconscious civilizations become totalitarian wastelands.