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LUMPENPROLETARIAT[Saturday, 6 MAR 2021, 08:03 PST] They will try to control you. But your inner being will be so vibrantly filled with the spirit, that you will be wild and untamed and unbought and unbossed, yet disciplined and peaceful, being peace. Your spirit is indomitable, unassailable. Your soul is bulletproof.

Today’s salient observations:

  • Today is Day 46 of Mr. Biden’s First 100 Days in office.
  • Right-wing extremism is, statistically, the largest terrorist threat in the west.
  • Meanwhile, the military-industrial complex seems to be slowly, but surely, usurping the democratic power of the people. “They know what they’re doing,” said Mr. Drake, at the “Chris Hedges vs Obama NDAA Lawsuit Press Conference“.
  • We must investigate the role of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies in allowing the violence at the DC Capitol on January 6th to escalate for hours, until armed rioters breached the Capitol. We heard Ian Masters on Pacifica Radio‘s Background Briefing this week discussing gaps in the time-line of events, which simply do not add up, unless we conclude incompetence or complicity. And the former seems implausible.
  • In timely fashion, earlier today, Reflection of Passion published Chris Hedges vs Obama NDAA Lawsuit Press Conference“, a video document, which gives us an opportunity to reflect on the lawsuit to Stop the NDAA (Section 1021, authorized under the Obama administration) and the creeping corporate coup de’tat under successive neoliberal governments, perhaps, since the so-called Reagan Revolution, which ushered in the age of neoliberalism. Chris Hedges said, “We have undergone a corporate coup de’tat. There is no check to corporate power.”
  • We can draw a throughline from the Republican Party’s longstanding right-wing agenda to the sieges of January 6th against our republic and against state capitols around the nation, especially against the nation’s DC Capitol Building Complex, which resulted in multiple deaths.
  • With this two-party dictatorship in power, we are all under threat, as is the U.S. Bill of Rights, freedom of speech, freedom of the press. Your author had the privilege of interviewing Alexa O’Brien, an interview, which was published at MediaRoots.org. We heard Pacifica Radio’s Davey D (Hard Knock Radio) interview Alexa O’Brien during the Occupy Wall Street protests and found her analysis to be world class. But, from listening to this press conference, it seems O’Brien was detained by the U.S. state for writing about the government, which could happen to any of us. That is wrong on so many levels, morally, ethically, spiritually. We must all speak out, fearlessly, if we see something wrong or evil, such as this continuity of government and deep state, this culture of corporate greed and corporate-government revolving door enmeshment of capitalist undermining of democratic process.
  • We still have a two-party dictatorship in the USA.
  • Our voting system: one dollar = one vote.
  • The voting system we need: one person = one vote.
  • We need ranked-choice voting because we want our vote to always count.
  • We need proportional representation in the U.S. Congress because we need all of the people’s political perspectives in the nation to be respected.
  • We need to abolish the Senate because it doesn’t represent the people.
  • We need to abolish the Executive office because the position, under the continuity of government of the last four decades of Executives, has become malignant in its usurpation of power from the other two branches of government. We don’t need a “President” (i.e., pseudo-monarch).
  • We need an MMT-based job guarantee program because we cannot afford to let people looking for work not find work. It’s gratuitous economic pain, which only hurts our economy. (cf. Dr. Stephanie Kelton, The Deficit Myth, 2020; cf. edited by Michael J. Murray & Mathew Forstater, The Job Guarantee: Toward True Employment, 2013.)

@LumpenProles, updated at 20:37 PST]


Notes from a working class left perspective…

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

What Do You Know About Love?” by Dwight Yoakam, 2000.

Movin’ On Down the Line” by Raphael Saadiq, 2011.

Life Is… Too Short” by Too $hort, 1989.

Darling Nikki” by Prince and the Revolution, 1984.

Rose Rouge” by St. Germain, 2012.

Right on the Tip of My Tongue” by Brenda and The Tabulations, 1971.

Con La Misma Piedra” by Grupo Limite, 1995.

Midnight Rider” by The Allman Brothers Band.

MindGlitch Keytar TM Theme” by Shabbaz Palaces.

Feels Like Heaven” by Ariel Pink. (A strange bloke, made us laugh at first. Then, he confused us by being sighted at the Siege of January 6th at the DC Capitol. What was he thinking? Observing, like a journo? We know he’s always trying to upset everyone and subvert everything, like his painting project of his art school admin having an orgy. Or is Ariel Pink a Trump loyalist? Or a pro-fascist? If he’s a pro’fascist, we gotta boycott, y’all.)

Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin.

Ain’t We Funkin’ Now” by The Brothers Johnson.

Rainbow ’65 [full version] by Gene Chandler.

09:00 PST,

This store is too boo-zhee…

10:00 PST,

We gon’ try an’ make a frittata this morning…

Voila! We plated the frittata atop a bed of steamed spinach, which we forgot to add. We topped the frittata plate with avocado. Our side dish was herbed smashed roasted red potatoes. Bon appetit!

11:00 PST,

12:00 PST,

14:00 PST,

“I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love” by The Emotions.

Chris Hedges vs Obama NDAA Lawsuit Press Conference” by Reflection of Passion, 6 MAR 2021.

Leave the Door Open” by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, 2021.

18:00 PST,

Smashed Roasted Red Potatoes, gotta drizzle some more olive oil...
Wild salmon and asparagus! Nice!

19:00 PST,

“Bulletproof Soul” by Sade, 1992.

Family” by Maze, 1980.

Soldier of Love” by Sade, 2010.

20:00 PST,

This is for the Lover In You” by Shalamar, 1980.


[6 MAR 2021]

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