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Chapter 21 is titled

“The Great American About Face:

“There Was a Time When Kindness Was a Noble Thing; Nightmare Apparent”

of *Culture War, Class War 2022: Truth & Generations*

by Michael Adzema

THREAD… sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #Blue #compassion #MeanSpiritedness

CW22 21/1
“[*Chapter 21 text begins:*] “You don’t know what I’m getting at. But this is the indicator of the gradual change in our country that would be missed by those younger than myself.”

THREAD… wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #Blue #compassion #MeanSpiritedness #FBR #Republicans

CW22 21/2
“I only see this glaring discrepancy because of having lived many years in an America whose values were different, and who thought differently, more compassionately than today.”

READ/DWL BOOK... drive.google.com/file/d/1ySbhcO… #FBR #compassion #Blue #MeanSpiritedness #resist

CW22 21/3
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Chapter 20 is titled

“Only the Game Remains:

“Religion of Capitalism — The Game Is the One Truth Faith; The Game Is to Lie and Manipulate Without Consequence”

of *Culture War, Class War 2022: Truth & Generations*

by Michael Adzema

THREAD… sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur…

CW22 20/1
“[*Chapter 20 text begins:*] ”Well since they believe a loving God would condemn them to endless suffering, don’t see why we can’t convince them their own biggest enemy is to be found in a mirror.”

READ BOOK… wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #Blue #TheGame #bankers #politics

CW22 20/2
“…since they believe a loving God would condemn them to endless suffering, don’t see why we can’t convince them their own biggest enemy is to be found in a mirror.” [What Republicans Wealthies must think about their “deplorable” followers.]”

> drive.google.com/file/d/1ySbhcO…

CW22 20/3
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Die USA sind und bleiben eine Oligarchie. Die US-Amerikaner leben unter der Herrschaft der herrschenden US-Klasse der sehr großen Vermögen.
Die Wahlkampf-Inszenierung alle 2 Jahre und permanente Kriege sollen nur immer wieder davon ablenken.
#Midterms2022 #Republikaner
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Der US/NATO-Stellvertreter-Krieg in der Ukraine gegen Russland geht verloren. Nicht weil den Ukrainer die Waffen ausgehen, sondern die West-Ukrainer und Söldner. Mit einem Sieg der Republikaner kann die US-Regierung ihre Kehrwende im Ukraine-Krieg verkaufen #Midterms2022
und Verhandlungen mit Russland fordern, bevor sie auch noch die West-Ukraine verlieren.
Demokraten und Republikaner unterscheiden sich nur im äußeren Auftreten nach Innen, die einen pseudolinks woke, die anderen konservativ und nationalistisch. #Midterms2022 #Republikaner
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It's time for Marxism 101! We explore how Marx and Engels believed our labor creates value, and how employers exploit that value to create profit.
Check our sources at the end, and like & follow to see the rest of the series.

Today: "What's the Labor Theory of Value?" Labor is an essential part ...
3/10 Labor is the common “social...
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1/29. 📜NEW BRIEF: Today we launch “PASSED THE POINT OF NO RETURN: A Non-Economic #LossAndDamage (#NELD) Explainer” covering what #NELD is, why and how it happens, where it happens, who is most affected, and importantly, how we can respond.

🔗Get it here: lossanddamagecollaboration.org/publication/pa…
2/29. The brief begins with a foreword by @UNFCCC NELs Expert Group Member @IrfanUllahCDO, who highlights that Non-Economic #LossAndDamage has been largely overlooked in climate negotiations and that urgent action is needed to address #NELD happening now e.g. The #PakistanFloods.
3/29. Then @DLodry of @LossDamageYouth shares the powerful story of his lived experience of Non-Economic #LossAndDamage in #Cameroon called "The Tears Of A Village River And Its Population" which tells how climate-intensified #Drought can lead to a loss of #Culture and #Identity.
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Chapter 22, titled, “Better Off Than Fifty Years Ago?

“Rules Made to Benefit the Wealthy Are Now More Important Than Life”

Quotes/Highlights THREAD

Fr *Culture War Class War 2022: Truth & Generations*

by Michael Adzema

(published 10/2022)

sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur…

CW22Q 22/1
Quotes/Highlights THREAD

Fr *Culture War Class War 2022:

*Truth & Generations*

by Michael Adzema

(available on website, as wells as a free pdf file, & on Amazon in print & ebook, as of Oct 2022)

READ &/or dwnld entire BOOK free AT SITE...

wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP

CW22Q 22/2
“[*Quotes/highlights:*] “…these days you have the attitude, ‘A dollar laid is a dollar played’; people’s suffering is irrelevant to the game.” []

READ/DWL BOOK... drive.google.com/file/d/1ySbhcO… #Blue #Midterms #ClassWar #resist #Republicans #taxes #FilthyRich #economics

CW22 22/3
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I asked Jasper.ai, to describe "what my life looks like in the utopia of a republican." #ai #gpt Image
I asked Jasper.ai, to describe "what my life looks like in the utopia of a democrat." #ai #gpt Image
I asked Jasper.ai, to describe "what my life looks like in the utopia of a libertarian." #ai #gpt Image
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Let’s be clear, BJ does *not* have a mandate to govern the UK. The meme comes from the populist plot to divide & create chaos. Incredibly, we are seeing Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine (2007) in action. Our global political-economic-energy system #capitalism has been corrupted.
The UK’s unwritten constitution has the PM as primus inter pares, first among equals. He/She is not elected by popular demand, but in secret ballots in orderly elections. The UK’s constitutional checks & balances are in @HouseofCommons rules & procedures that BJ likes to flout.
So how has our Western version of #capitalism been corrupted? My guess is by the pursuit of money, and the gradual, insidious spread of insider trading in markets, the buying & selling of politicians & policies, and regulatory capture by those being regulated.
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Ch 21, titled, “The Great American About Face:

“There Was a Time When Kindness Was a Noble Thing; Nightmare Apparent”

Quotes/Highlights THREAD

From *Culture War Class War 2022: Truth & Generations*

by Michael Adzema

(published 10/16/2022)

sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur…

CW22Q 21/1
Quotes/Highlights THREAD

From *Culture War Class War 2022:

*Truth & Generations*

by Michael Adzema

(available on website, as wells as a free pdf file, & on Amazon in print & ebook, as of Oct 2022)

READ &/or dwnl entire BOOK free AT SITE... wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP

CW22Q 21/2
[*Quotes/highlights:*] “You don’t know what I’m getting at. Yet this is the indicator of the gradual change in our country that would be missed by those younger than myself.” []

READ/DWL BOOK... drive.google.com/file/d/1ySbhcO… #Midterms #compassion #Blue #MeanSpiritedness

CW22 21/3
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Ch 20, “Only the Game Remains:

“Religion of Capitalism—The Game Is the One Truth Faith; The Game Is to Lie & Manipulate w/out Consequence”

Quotes/Highlights THREAD

Fr *Culture War Class War 2022: Truth & Generations*

by Adzema

(pub 10/22)

sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur…

CW22Q 20/1
Quotes/Highlights THREAD

From *Culture War Class War 2022:

*Truth & Generations*

by Michael Adzema

(available on website, as wells as a free pdf file, & on Amazon in print & ebook, as of Oct 2022)

READ &/or dwnl entire BOOK free AT SITE... wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP

CW22Q 20/2
[*Quotes/highlights:*] “…the Republicans were at one point cornered by justifiable attacks about being backed by special interests, so they concocted this idea that the Democrats were too.” []

THREAD drive.google.com/file/d/1ySbhcO… #Midterms Blue Wave #politics #capitalism

CW22Q 20/3
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October 3-4, 1993: Moscow uprising against U.S./Yeltsin counter-revolution

🧵 on a hidden chapter of working class history
#USSR #Russia #socialism
October 3-4 marks the anniversary of the heroic uprising against #BorisYeltsin’s imperialist-backed attack on the Supreme Soviet in #Moscow. The uprising’s defeat represented the final overturn of socialist relations and the restoration of #capitalism in the USSR.
Several years of counter-revolutionary developments within and without had seriously demoralized the #Soviet working class. Generations of non-combative, revisionist leadership left the Soviet people unprepared to fight back to defend socialism.
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“I am going to fight #capitalism even if it kills me. It is wrong that people like you should be comfortable & well fed while all around you people are starving" - Sylvia Pankhurst.
Like many suffragists she spent time in prison, being arrested 15 times while campaigning for women's rights. Pankhurst was aged 24 when she went to prison for the first time.

Between February 1913 & July 1914 she was arrested eight times, each time being repeatedly force-fed.
She had a close personal relationship with the @UKLabour's Keir Hardie. On 1 November 1913, Pankhurst showed her support in the Dublin Lockout. Members of the WSPU, particularly her sister Christabel, did not agree with her actions, & consequently expelled her from the union.
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Over two decades ago, in a most unjust and technically unsound and illegal decision, @AAI_Official expanded @mlrairport . We warned of disastrous consequences. None listened. All the way to @DGCAIndia , Karnataka High Court and also Supreme Court. /1
This is what happened: bit.ly/3QVkEiO

Despite this disaster, the #airport has turned into a major international hub. And thanks to @narendramodi, it has been gifted to @gautam_adani 's Adani Group. /2
Like several other #ports, airports and public #infrastructure have been.

The lack of #transparency of such transfers notwithstanding, it is now immensely disturbing that Gautam Adani gets to decide and impose #UDF. /3
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📺 Welcome to the 56th episode of the Circular Metabolism Podcast: Forget the Anthropocene, we live in the Capitalocene with Prof. Jason W. Moore (@oikeios ) 📺.

👇Links below Image
🏙️ On today’s episode we will discuss about some more fundamental questions that are looking how capitalism and rationalism has altered our relationship with Nature, which in turn is responsible for current environmental crises.
In other words we will look whether the duality of Nature and Society which we always use as a given to account for resource use and pollution emissions is actually one of the root causes for situation we’re in.
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🧵Let's explore Amber Heard's testimony in full detail. We will use the CARS system, and I will even discuss my own DV relationship to acknowledge my biases throughout. Be warned: It is HEAVY. Take ALL the trigger-warnings. For everything. What you'll read is horrifying, abusive,
racist - it's confronting. I had MULTIPLE panic attacks. I was genuinely triggered by my abuse.
This thread will not be easy.
TW: Racism, r*pe, domestic abuse, abuse, violence, drinking, drugs, et al
Let's begin.
Firstly: What is CARS? And why should you use CARS?
CARS is a credibility checklist used for sourcing in universities. It stands for: Credibility, Accuracy, Reasonableness, Support.
Let's use an example.
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I've written an article for @ExtinctionR that attempts to make sense of the struggles I experience when I try to talk to friends/family about the #climatecrisis. I hope it'll help others so I'm going to summarise it a bit here #mentalhealth rebellion.global/blog/2022/06/0…
Some responses I've had when I talk honestly about climate change. Any of these familiar?!

💩 U need to calm down
💩 You’re catastrophising
💩 Have u considered talking to a therapist about this?
💩 Scientists are human; they don’t know everything

I do not wish to calm down.
Therapist @LindaAspey says in order for humans to get through the day, we've developed all sorts of coping processes to stay feeling safe:

🙈 Distancing
🙈 Intellectualisation
🙈 Deflection
🙈 Disavowal

These apply when someone tries to bring up #climatechange.
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🤮 #Mozilla: the Karen of the internet
... how the f#ck can an organisation have 80 employees and generate $436M - if that doesn't speak volumes then I don't know what does?! #Capitalism #WealthConcentration
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Our #Food and #Water crisis' are rapidly getting worse. Two of the founding necessities for human life and wellbeing are rapidly #collapsing.
In #Kansas thousands of cattle died from the heat and humidity. #WetBulb temperatures hit agricultural production hard.

reuters.com/world/us/heat-…
In #Ethiopia the #drought is so bad that monkeys are attacking children.

independent.co.uk/climate-change…
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Disasters continue to sweep the world. Anthropogenic in nature, exacerbated by #climateCrisis #capitalism and #EcosystemDestruction. The age of disasters is upon us.
#Yellowstone hit by #floods; staff cut off and in short supply.

nps.gov/yell/learn/new…
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"Listening well entails perceiving others as individuals with valuable and credible knowledge of their experience, and engaging in communication that does not discount or distort what is meaningful to both parties. -- Rosa Ritunnano @RRitunnano greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2022/06/10/dai…
A huge Atlantic ocean current is slowing down—if it collapses, La Niña could become the norm for Australia
theconversation.com/a-huge-atlanti…
#ClimateChange, #LaNina, #AtlanticMeridionalOverturningCirculation, #CurrentSlowdown, #GlobalConsequences
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ja. das ist knallhart @murschetg

#NiklasLuhmann verschwendete sein ganzes leben damit, jene unterscheidungen zu killen, welche für #parteinpolitik das lebenselexiert ist:

#gesellschaft als
- gruppen von menschen
- innerhalb von territorien
- ...
zu beschreiben...
@murschetg dass #kapitalismus #capitalism #marktwirtschaft teil von problem ist, scheint bloss nicht klar, weil es kein gegenmodell mehr gibt?

das arabische modell ist inzwischen näher am #hyperkapitalismus, ja?

dubai = do buy (so?)
@murschetg das chinesische modell massenmedial völlig verzerrt und von hinweisen aus der universität völlig unterbelichtet. sensationell dazu: @IsabellaMWeber futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/…
@FutureHpodcast
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Wages, only just back to 2008 levels once you account for inflation, are declining again.

Orthodox economics expected workers to get a better share of the pie during years of low unemployment, but 'free-market' #capitalism isn't working.

Why?

theconversation.com/wages-why-are-…
First, the decline of union power together with the rise in firm power: British workers are not able to collectively demand & secure pay rises via unions - despite profits being up around 60% in real terms in 20 years, compared to growth in workers’ real wages of about 14%.
Second, while recorded unemployment has fallen, the actual level of unemployment is higher: workers on incapacity benefits would be in work if suitable jobs were available, but are not counted in the official unemployment statistics.

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#THREAD

In 1950s USA, legislation barred the teaching of “subversive” doctrines: teachers were forced to take loyalty oaths & were required to teach the “American way” of “free enterprise”.

With the banning of anti-capitalism discussion in schools, are we heading the same way?
Interesting 2020 article by historian Dr Jennifer Luff, who correctly points out that in Britain, anticapitalism wasn’t banned in English classrooms during the cold war – so why is it now?

dur.ac.uk/news/allnews/t…
Each Government shapes the school curriculum, & in 2020, the UK Government explicitly banned from English classrooms materials produced by groups with “extreme political stances”.

Most of these extreme principles – racism, antisemitism & authoritarianism – are uncontroversial.
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What is coming between now and 2035? Climate change: increasingly random and extreme weather, flooding, drought, famine, mass migration, pandemics, social upheaval, institutional collapse, automation, economic collapse, tribalism, authoritarianism, war, and general chaos.
Global warming will continue. Human population continues to increase. War drives a need for "energy independence". Entangled corporations, states, and individuals with direct economic interest in extraction and consumption of fossil fuels will continue to fight for their use.
And there are already feedback loops in play: the warming oceans, the melting ice caps, the thawing permafrost which is releasing trapped methane and CO2, the deforestation both man made and from increased forest fires.
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