Thursday, October 13, 2011
All right, I'm getting serious now! I've fiddle faddled around too long. I've put off writing about social and political issues that mean a lot to me. Now I'm ready. The name of my blog will stay the same, because in a way some of these issues will be coming out of deep ravines inside me, words I've pretty much kept down, and which I'll continue keeping down in my personal living space. I will be trying to get out to events around about, and I will keep writing to representatives and anywhere else I can make my voice heard. Here is my first example, posted this morning on FaceBook: Capitalism (the free market) has been pushed upon us by those who've fattened upon it. One sign that it is collapsing, of course, is the current economic failure. Even so, we're still being told -- get government out of the way and let the "private sector" do what it is supposed to do, make jobs. Oh, yeah? Umm, the private sector has BEEN in the driver's seat for [lo these] many years. Where are the jobs? Freedom and liberty come when government "regulations" assure all the people are treated equally and have access to the benefits of "the market" and who benefit from the resources of our planet. Capitalism has plundered the planet and oppressed people all over the world. Do we need trade among people and nations? Of course. But it has to be done by institutions accountable to the people through government, and, as Abe Lincoln said, so that "Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth."