November 2o & 21, 2021
Daniel J Arthur
It is a vicious circle that Big Money has been responsible for creating and enhancing in American politics. They ramp up the taking of money in their welfare for the Big Money insider scheme and reduce their taxes, while eroding the gains of the humble income generating American families. They also, in their unbridled enthusiasm for greed, harm all systems that are important for a good life from the environment to healthcare to human rights.
Many, many Americans, if not all, suffer from trauma. It has only become more likely with recent causes of trauma like the pandemic, social media misinformation and personality cults. We have plenty of intergenerational trauma from world wars, colonization and genocide against peoples like the Jews, Armenians and Native Americans, major social trauma from systemic racism, discrimination of all kinds and the like, and many other traumas people experience from physical harm of all kinds, relative depravation and so much more.
Who knows this? Many educated Americans. Who takes advantage of this? Big Money. Using their big money in insidious ways, Big Money has sown much divisive misinformation that parses away the American Spirit and replaces it with irrational support of leaders riding the wave of discord created by them. The Big Money political data scientists and technicians know how to use trauma to separate people from their desire to be decent and reasonable. Generating enough fear from stimulating a righteous sense of hatred, envy and racism does the job.
Big Money has gone for broke, not in the riches sense, but in the political sense. They have made American people skeptical enough of decent and reasonable governmental measures to try to hijack the nation away from democracy. They want and think they can control an autocratic nation. It’s not right. Don’t let them do it. Vote to be caring and kind.
To be clear, immigration is in no way the cause of climate change issues including global warming. Immigration is a direct reaction to climate change issues. People need to find safe places to live.
November 9, 2021
Daniel J Arthur
Which political party in the United States of America has been cultivating the vote of fringe hate and racist groups? The Republicans. Not the Democrats. Why? Does it matter? It should be enough to know this that you would not support the GOP, Republicans, at all under its current leadership.
The why has do to with the naked goal of at any cost having tax breaks for the rich, continued exploitation of the market failures in our economic system and gaining more power to get more welfare for the rich. They need the votes. Divide and conquer is a big part of their playbook. More like parse and conquer. Don’t fall for it.
We need to be protecting and caring for all Americans, which means to do things that are more than fair. Black lives matter, etc. Be more than fair, and be decent and reasonable. Let’s make things better for all. Eliminate discrimination as much as possible.
November 7, 2021
Daniel J Arthur
For many years the people of the United States of America have had the best healthcare system in the world, but they have not been able to use it very well unless they were wealthy or connected, especially when young. Most of the rest of the countries with very decent healthcare allow and encourage ready access to healthcare with no to little cost.
What does it cost in the USA? Basically, it will cost you your life for not getting proper care (as many decide due to the high cost), or, if you do decide to get help, you will sometimes quickly and other times very slowly lose all of your wealth as the healthcare system will deplete most if not all of your assets.
Remember I am an independent politically. Who is trying to improve healthcare and who is undermining coverage for the benefit of the 1%? The Democrats have been trying for many, many years to improve healthcare access for non-wealthy Americans. They have clawed and scraped together the best legislation they could despite the cynical opposition by the Republicans and some “conservative” Democrats.
Don’t be fooled by the Republican efforts to divide and conquer. Of course Democrats are not perfect; however, they are the only party at present who will improve healthcare for you, and maybe someday our regular taxes will pay for most of our healthcare and our descendants will gain some wealth through inheritance like we would like.
One note of importance – the Republicans are also trying to control a woman’s healthcare decisions when pregnant. This is absurd, and should not be supported. A woman’s right to choose her own healthcare options is of paramount importance. The Democrats will not do this as far as I know.
November 6, 2021
by Daniel J Arthur
I have no current political affiliation. I have been a Republican. I have been a Democrat. I have been independent. Right now, as an independent, I heavily favor the Democrats. Why?
Just because they are willing to address global warming from climate change is enough, as the Republicans (GOP) are not. The present and future generations cannot afford to inherit an environmental disaster created by you. It is a real serious problem. And, addressing it should help us to mitigate if not solve numerous other environmental problems. I want that for me and for future generations.
My next post will address numerous other important issues to consider. Don’t worry, I don’t think of the Democrats as perfect, just much preferable.