1/ Whatever else happened in this event w @Acosta By Far the most important thing is what happened next. The unadulterated, blatant lie put out by the WH as to what happened & then using that as pretext to make their [idiotic but effective] accusations of "Fake New" and
2/ the far worse provocation of the Press / Media as being the "Enemy of the People". It has always been there, always a trick they have used, but always a bit in the shadows. For some reason they felt emboldened to do it out loud and in the view of everyone.
3/ The audacity of the lie itself, and the certainty they must have felt that they are so well empowered that they do not even need to pretend they are telling the truth is .... not only astonishing - when we thought we could no longer be astonished - but deeply concerning.
@broadbent@HC_Richardson The unspoken, hidden truth about capitalism is that in its global/large mechanisms it becomes a ponzi scheme, where the wealth starts flowing toward the top of the pyramid. Its not as easy see to see in local examples, though it is there. It is why Capitalsim needs a container.
@broadbent@HC_Richardson 1/ One reason why in local examples capitalism works, like the relationship between the trades, say of farmer, mill, baker, mechanic, banker and etc... the functions of a working/thriving local economy, is due to a) the value tends to stay in the community. Ie,
@broadbent@HC_Richardson 2/ That is, the money paid to one business for services or goods (especially goods made within the community) tends to stay in the community. Whereas in a national, or even global versions of Capitalism the money is instantly siphoned out of the community in a one-way flow.
@diaanna78@jaketapper 1/ Not my people.
Until you can address my points, which condemn any/all violence, or threats of violence then you really are missing the point. Badly.
@diaanna78@jaketapper 2/ You seem to think you are scoring a point thinking I or anyone, would leap to the defense of violence because supposedly a "liberal" did it.
You could not be more wrong.
Take that in. All your examples have no affect. They are part of the problem, for sure. But prove nothing.
@diaanna78@jaketapper 3/ Get this, or do not. Its up to you. I have laid it out 2x before.
The atmosphere, the context of violence is being propogated by the President. Its not an accusation. It’s a fact. What is done in that context ultimately reflects back on Trump. Whether you like it or not.
I am thinking of this Saudi murder issue. And of course it is complex, as all these things are, but crazily complicated by the many hidden factors& forces in play that are not being honestly discussed. I suppose we'll find out about them when the books are written years from now.
What seems obvious & apparent is that one of the primary confounding factors is Trump's own personal interest. We have seen how his personal holdings/interests have skewed his policies & outlooks on our countries positions & interests but rarely so plainly, so clearly contorted.
Trump is sometimes mocked as being an idiot. There are valid reasons for that, but I think they are wrong in that they presume he is working for some agreed upon outcome that consistently fails to happen, as if he just cant get it right. The error is here:His goals are different.
@tommy_pane My gut instinct is to go hard at your assertion. I find it, frankly, absurd. But, also curious...As I suppose you find mine, which would start w a basic agreement on Bush&Co, think Obama an very imperfect attempt to correct things, w notable successes & equally notable failures
@tommy_pane While finding Trump a near perfect, or complete, poisen to a system - society - that has become so corrupted (in the large sense) that it can actually bear a Trump and consider such a person/system as he brings to bear as anything like a solution.
@tommy_pane I am not certain that we can find a handle to this discussion in a twitter context. Trump is at best - and I mean At Best - an incompetent who has managed to get himself instantiated into the seat of power like none before him, & is using that seat to enrich himself and others
@RKBower1@RandPaul 1/ I'm just going to arbitrarily stop for awhile. We'll pick it up the next major screw up and go at it again. I think this conversation would be better suited to a salon or something. Twitter posts are frustrating bec I can figure out if you are being dense; are you purposely
@RKBower1@RandPaul 2/ misunderstanding me for the purpose of keeping some provocation going; are you not really reading and understanding my replies to you, perhaps they are too embedded in philosophy & political science that you are unfamiliar with? Whatever it is, in these few posts I have not
@RKBower1@RandPaul 3/ prooffered anything particularly unique or on the edge, yet you seem un-inclined to understand and retort w what seem to me to be nothing but unintelligible non-sequiturs. So..I'll let it rest. I would suggest you read 1984 and other Orwell works ...
@RKBower1 1/ Acknowledging that you're changing the subject (again...a trait of yours) & dodging my question by posing a tangential one, I'll reply.
Just take these two utterances at face value. You seem to think HC is some over the top egregious error. I don't know the context of her
@RKBower1 2/ comments, but assuming she said something that got badly interpreted and/or ripped out of context, I thought she did a reasonable job of explaining the central point. Apparently she said something that allowed he to be accused of wanting to TAKE the coal jobs, when she ...
@RKBower1 3/ Only said, or meant to say, that those jobs were created in a time and context that is moving on, is evaporating, and they will not remain as jobs much longer regardless. That seems an honest response. Compared to Trumps dithering lies it is perfect clarity.
Therein lies the rub. In order to have a free society, one with the ability to grow and expand, you have to be grounded on principles, not law. Now our principles are being violated & there is no law to stop them. Our feckless complicit Congress is unwilling to rise to the moment
1/ This should be worded differently...better. Point is this: Our LAWS ought emerge out of our principles. That is the central idea of a free society. Thus we have the Constitution& more the Bill of Rights as our founding ideas. This is the basis of Rule of Law.
2/ That state is most corrupt whose laws are most numerous. ~Tacitus. Now you hear a call for a laws to stop Trump from profiting from the Presidency along w any number of other violations of norms. Hitherto these were Principles that were respected by the holders of office...