Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Out of Words


Recently I've found it difficult to blog. Rather than reading news stories in the evening I find myself gravitating to Reddit, only to spend an hour looking at videos of animals.

Actually, the number and variety of animal videos gives me hope because it means people are still connected to eco-systems beyond our digital ones.

Still, I can feel myself turning away from the looming train crash that is this nation.

Inequality has reached levels not seen in the US since the 1930s, as recently addressed by a special UN rapporteur on poverty:
Trump's 'cruel' measures pushing US inequality to dangerous level, UN warns (2018, June 1). The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/01/us-inequality-donald-trump-cruel-measures-un

Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur who acts as a watchdog on extreme poverty around the world, has issued a withering critique of the state of America today. Trump is steering the country towards a “dramatic change of direction” that is rewarding the rich and punishing the poor by blocking access even to the most meager necessities.
Trump, the Koch brothers and other allied neoconservatives are planning on "purifying the nation" by expelling immigrants, cutting social welfare for the growing numbers of impoverished citizens, and building up the state's surveillance and repressive apparatuses.

There is no pretense of sustainability. Every resource that can be freed for exploitation is targeted.

The inevitable (metaphoric) train crash could be precipitated by a trade war or it could be some other sort of Black Swan event, but the trajectory is clear and it is frightening.

I find it hard to watch and the lesson I learned from past crises examined at this blog - the 2007-2008 financial crisis, the BP oil spill, and the Fukushima crisis - is that each new crisis leads to another step down.

I want to turn away. I know I shouldn't.



20 comments:

  1. Do what you have to do Majia. Hope u r ok. Hard to hang on. Adopt a lynx or coyote. Or just try to help em. U do not have to blog anymore. U r a good person. Thanx forcaring.

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  2. This is the kinda trash u c on the inet now. zero truth
    It is all that is left on enenews. Deep state Spook trump trolls
    Enenews was once a good thing. No wonder admin walked away. Evil that knows no bounds.

    Cecalli Helper
    Cecalli Helper
    @Cecalli_Helper
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    Exhibiting the power of propaganda... cult-like mass hysteria... according to somebody's poll...
    zerohedge
    @zerohedge
    One-Third Of Voters Think Civil War "Likely Soon" While 59% Say Anti-Trump Liberals Will Resort To Violence (link: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-27/31-voters-say-civil-war-likely-soon-while-59-think-anti-trump-liberals-will-resort) zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-2…
    Cecalli Helper
    Cecalli Helper
    @Cecalli_Helper

    Utter bullshit. Of cource the fascist fuks that love trump thrive on such Blatantly stupid and violent, propaganda.

    What are the antitrump liberals, this subtrash from zero truth is talking about? People who watch cnn and support shumer? Them mean old neoliberals are goona throw spitballs at alex jones in civil war till he crys uncle. They is so uncivilized.

    What are liberals? Most are the posh idiots, who are the second awful part of the corporate mirage of democracy and there are not so many of them. They are also really republicans and afraid of their own shadows. Maybe cecalli helper is a cia trump spook who knows. So much shit nowadays. Gotta wonder by the kind of company it keeps

    https://mobile.twitter.com/zerohedge/status/1012115873119834117

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    @zerohedge
    One-Third Of Voters Think Civil War "Likely Soon" While 59% Say Anti-Trump Liberals Will Resort To Violence

    One-Third Of Voters Think Civil War "Likely Soon" While 59% Say Anti-Trump Liberals Will Resort To...
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    Market Musings
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    Well those six are dead in the first 5 minutes of any conflict.
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    The Known Unknowns
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    That's just a recruitment poster.
    They're running with a liberal "ex-Men" theme.
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    Mr. KanehBis Rex
    Mr. KanehBis Rex
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    The smartest move right now for liberals is to #WALKAWAY from the #farleft radicals.
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    EthericNomo
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    @Etheric0x
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    Truth
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    John Wick
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    @TrumpSelfFunds
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    Replying to @zerohedge
    The liberal version of the Navy SEALS
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    Tara Sophia
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    @TabletopGirls
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    Replying to @zerohedge and @MrNamelessOne
    Honestly I don't think the pu$$ies have it in them. They will just keep throwing hissy fits on Twitter until they have an aneurysm.
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    That's MISTER Alexander, friend!
    That's MISTER Alexander, friend!
    @MrNamelessOne
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    I dunno. They'll be like a locust army at first but when the big guns come out they'll be running like chickenshits.
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    D Greco
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    A majority of Americans don't know the name of the Vice President.
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    Fabian Carrazana ����
    Fabian Carrazana ����
    @SSGCarrazana
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    Somebody better tell them this is not a video game.
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    Sandro Carvalho
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    The hard truth is that men are with the President and boys oppose him.
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    EthericNomo
    EthericNomo
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    This isn't a video game kids....
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    joe blow
    joe blow
    @FUBAR_CITIZEN
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    Replying to @zerohedge
    Bring it on
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    ode mevol
    ode mevol
    @odemevol13
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    Replying to @zerohedge and @getongab

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    Zee
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    @Drukenwizard
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    Oh look, civil war cosplay!
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    Triptoe
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    The left will incite violence, yes. It’s our job not to fall for it. Don’t use guns unless you absolutely have to.



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  3. cecalli_helper "a cia trump spook" ... that's hilarious. it appears that somebody didn't understand cecalli's comment. seems apparent that the meaning was the poll results don't reflect reality, that it's one group's mangled view to incite more division and violence.

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    1. I have two good friends in nicaragua. What the neoconservative set up in ukraine is the same. Even down to the paid snipers. Same cia gameplan as in chile, in honduras guatemala. You and yur spook cia friends can fuck off. Soon there will be refugees from nicaragua. You hate democracy. You suck the life out of the world. So despicable. https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/05/10/is-the-u-s-meddling-in-nicaragua/

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    2. How much do they pay ya? What is yur cut?

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    3. Cecalli Helper
      @Cecalli_Helper
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      Another failed case of installing an unpopular government that fails the people. So, now, that failed government must be 'removed.' Practical US tactics/history.
      8:23 PM · Jun 5, 2018
      Spike Molina
      Spike Molina
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      The people of Nicaragua with the support of the international community will remove this cancer called Ortega, Nicaraguans will defeat this traitor
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      Cecalli Helper
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      I look forward to that day! Nicaragua can be a safe and prosperous country.

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    4. Curious that I'm being harassed and slandered in Majia's space, by an anonymous poster. Come out from behind that veil - address me directly. You obviously know where to find me in twitter. For the record, I have no ties to the CIA or any government spooks. Though, I came across a few in Costa Rica.

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    5. Your motives about nicaragua are dishonest. You back another american coup in nicaragua. You are not a nicaraguan citizen. You do not live in the USA or nicaragua. A coup after the most recent, hideous american backed coup in honduras. The honduran coup, displaced democratically elected leader. It spawned mass migration by refugees.

      As to you being slandered. If you do not recieve monetary compensation for your posting on twitter, why should you care?

      The honduras coup helped precipitate the current mess here in america, with immigrant children. Do you care? You do not live here.

      Who do you think you are? You post whatever you please on twitter. You do it irregardless of the ramifications. If someone calls you out, you call them trolls and, selfrighteously continue. No accountability.
      You have harrassed and slandered plenty of people.
      Promoting the awful propaganda, you did about what is happening in nicaragua, exposed one of your serious lapses of integrity.
      American meddling, in latin america has, caused mass deaths, untold disruption and an ongoing push of refugees northward.

      Pushing the propaganda, you pushed has probably effected  lives and cost lives. Do you have a conscience? It makes one wonder,  why there are people, who post relentlessly on twitter.

      You pose as a righteous nuclear activists, and then come off with such blantantly, skewed political posts in conjuction with politically motivated sites like this.

      The awful  zero hedge  post, promoting violence against young people in america, was a hit piece. A hit piece, based on lies and propaganda memes. It was coordinated by racist thugs and it is horrendous. Good that you are against that at least.

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    7. Your claims are entirely false. I don't back another US coup in Nicaragua - I back the removal of the corrupt and murderous Ortega/Murillo regime.

      I back the people of Nicaragua. I have lived in Nicaragua and have friends there. In fact I volunteered my time and skills to help Nicaraguans while I lived there and after I left.

      Most people care about being slandered regardless of their income source(s). I don't receive income or goods for services requested by anyone. It matters to me that some anonymous chicken spreads lies about me.

      Apparently you haven't noticed that there are hundreds of millions of twitter accounts - most of whom tweet whatever they want without regard to the ramifications. You must have missed that I tweeted opposing views on events in Nicaragua.

      When people call me out? No, when people act like trolls under the cover of anonymity I do block them and call them trolls. I gather that I have blocked you. You shouldn't expect any less for crappy behavior.

      The fact is that people were being killed by Ortega's thugs before I tweeted. My tweets had no impact on the fact that Ortega employed murderers to kill Nicaraguans.

      It's easy for you to make unverified claims while hiding your identity. You need to stop slandering me.

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    8. Political troll. I have lived in nicaragua too. Your blatantly disingenuous posting is exposed. You need to stop threatening and lying. You are a terrible self righteous troll. The worse kind. I have no respect for you. No conscience.

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    10. What threats, what lies? Getting the feeling you are in the Ortega/Murillo camp. By the way, I don't need or desire your respect. You need to stop slandering me.

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    11. You are a self-righteous political troll. I am not in any ortega camp political troll and propagandist. If you are not cia fine. Ittle way to prove it anyway. If you care about what you say you do, stop political trolling. You have said you can barely read. There is no accountability on twitter. Endless refugees pouring into america is a terrible problem. You are a very self-righteous prtentious creature. Too bad

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    12. Watching you run out of fuel is interesting. You have nothing of value to say... your claims about me are false... and, it sounds like you have a miserable life.

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    13. Life is not a debate contest. It is not who can twitter the most garbage, contest. Sounds like you have a miserable life. You have no concience. I never had any fuel. That was not why i posted. Too bad have fun posting on twitter all day little girl

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    14. http://theantimedia.com/immigrant-toddlers-federal-court/?utm_source=The+Anti-Media+Newsletter&utm_campaign=24e787a9a6-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_177e8c8195-24e787a9a6-25597313

      This is one of the sickest things i have ever seen. It is what america is now.Immigrant Toddlers Ordered to Appear in Federal Court Alone


      June 28, 2018 at 11:21 pm
      Written by Elliott Gabriel

      (MPN) — Immigrant children as young as three years old are being forced to hold their own in deportation proceedings in federal court, judges have reported, further confirming how the cruelties of the U.S. immigrant enforcement regime have been largely unhindered by the local and global controversy it’s provoked.


      The practice began under former President Barack Obama, but has widened under President Trump to encompass an ever-larger group of youth — who are often toddlers, unable to understand the dire circumstances that they’re in.

      Speaking to Texas Tribune, Immigrant Defenders Law Center in Los Angeles executive director Lindsay Toczylowski said:

      “We were representing a 3-year-old in court recently who had been separated from the parents. And the child — in the middle of the hearing — started climbing up on the table … It really highlighted the absurdity of what we’re doing with these kids.”

      Continuing, she noted that the children are scarcely able to put into words the conditions – frequently violent – that force the families to leave their homes and make the treacherous journey to the north:

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  4. Here is an article linked by a commentator here that captures where I think we are:
    https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/06/22/none-of-us-are-free-one-of-us-is-chained/

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  5. Life is not a debate contest. It is noy who can twitter the most garbage, contest. Sounds like you have a miserable life. You have no concience. Too bad

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    1. Above comment directed at c helper comments

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