This is a little long.
Does anyone really understand what capitalism is doing to our planet and all of us who inhabit the earth together?
You have a job. You earn what you think is sufficient, yet are always in debt because you always want better.
That's admirable in and of itself, but if you are living paycheck to paycheck with no reserves, you are a victim of capitalism!
The form of capitalism being employed here in the States is literally killing us!
Chemical companies poisoning our land and oceans!
Fossil fuels are destroying our air and our oceans!
Our planet is on it's last legs. The permafrost is thawing, releasing viruses that we have never seen in millions of years. If you think Covid is bad, just wait til you catch one of these little buggers!
Power companies, because of years of the use of coal, are releasing those settling ponds into rivers, killing all life in those rivers and many of the people around them are dying of cancers!
I could go on and on, but you catch my drift?
We are slaves to capitalism and have been conditioned to be that way, because if they can just keep the masses in fear of losing their livelihood, they can steal the shirt off your back and you willingly give it to them.
When 2,095 billionaires own 8 trillion dollars
(that's an 8 followed by 12 0's) you don't stand a chance and it's getting worse. These people control all the resources that keep this planet alive and all means of monetary gains for the average person on this planet. In other words, you and all the rest of us have allowed ourselves to be taken in by these charlatans and there is only one way out, but unfortunately it will never happen. And that is a peaceful revolution of thinking about how we live our lives. I'm talking about a major upheaval in how we deal with each other, instead of just following what you have learned in your early life. We all have biases from our childhood, we are taught what our parents believe and you don't deny your parents views because they are your world. But hopefully you have learned that greed can have deadly consequences, and we are seeing that every day with Corporations that only care about the bottom line. After all, what would an average person know about living in luxury with servants doing your bidding? That, people, is what capitalism is, a few people living high on the hog while 270,000 Americans are no longer here because of greed.
Quite frankly, I am sick and tired of seeing the foolishness of lazy, stupid people and I'm not talking about homeless or unfortunate casualties of the present government. You're lazy because you post anything that fits your narrative yet won't research it first, and you're stupid for doing the same because of a conspiracy theory and believing without facts! I have no idea where this is going, but it doesn't look like a good place.
As always, may peace find it's way to your door.
In 1930 my mother, having been born in 1918 and being 12 years old, was given a Kodak Brownie box camera on the 50th anniversary of Kodak. I still have that camera to this day.
The other day I was gifted with a darkroom setup for developing and printing film. With that setup, I hope to bring that camera back to life.
When I was young, I remember developing film and enjoying it immensely. I would photograph all kinds of events in my life and today I hope to find negatives of my youth in a box of old photos my mother saved. Most of all I hope to find negatives of my grandparents cottages that I lived in on Treasure Island Florida. You can't imagine the thrill that would give me, as I have been unable to find any pictures of those cottages in the past years.
I wish to thank Al and Melody for the possibility of bringing my past back to reality and I will, if possible, show you the results.
My mother gave me that camera to use when I was about 10, as she knew I was interested in photography.
I set up my darkroom in the bathroom and, quite frankly, became good at it. But that was 60+ years ago, so I have some catch-up learning to do.
Onward and upward!
As always, may peace find it's way to your door.
In my many years, I have been adventuresome several times, having spent months at different times on the Appalachian Trail, once for a period of 26 days.
Being a political junkie, I have thought about how I could draw attention to Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff and what I came up with dates back to the 1920's, and that is polesitting..
I thought about raising money for the 2 campaigns by doing just that, polesitting. I'm thinking Atlanta, where it would make the most difference. If I could find sponsors to defray the costs, I would try to do a 3 or 4 week perch on a platform built to give me room to move about, in a limited fashion of course.
Possibly the DSCC or the campaigns, to which I have already contributed to. The importance of this race to myself and my family and many others is critical. I am 73 years old and my spouse is 77 and we are both on Social Security and Medicare. If we lose that, we are in poverty. Also I wish to leave a livable planet to my great grandson.
I have a recognition factor as Walter White of Breaking Bad for the past 7 years, as I was Walter White before Breaking Bad hit the airwaves. I have also been recognized as such by none other than Brian Cranston himself in Tampa years ago during the filming of the Infiltrator movie.
I can very easily carry on a conversation on many subjects, especially politics, having watched and followed politics since the election of Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.
I have been an Independent voter since my early years but I strongly lean Democrat and believe in the values of Democrats.
So I ask anyone who might have an in with someone who can help, I urge you to use it.
Thanks up front.
May peace find it's way to your door.
I don't know about you but I believe that we, as a species, are headed for the trash heap of evolution, never to be seen again.
Yes, we have blown it, big time!
I have said for many years that we would not be taken out by terrorists or war, but that we would be taken out by a virus. I have no way of knowing whether this one is the one or not. But believe it when I say there are others right behind, with the permafrost melting and releasing viruses that have never seen daylight for millions of years. Then what? We all die. Of course I won't be here to see it, but rest assured that it will occur in the not- too-distant future.
Our immune systems are not geared for Covid, much less a newer and deadlier version!
Our hospitals are bursting at the seams with Covid, doctors and nurses working double shifts trying to head off disaster, begging for PPE so they don't contract it and you won't wear a damn piece of cloth on your face! By seeing you without a mask in this time and place, it tells me all I really care to know about you.
You're the ones outside the abortion clinic with no masks on yelling "you can't tell me what I can or cannot do with my body". Yes, I know who you are. I see you everyday somewhere, shouting out your ignorance for the world to see and you think you are doing yourself and us a wonderful thing while children on our southern border languish in cells not knowing if they will ever see their parents again! So again, I say bullshit on republican imperialism and all who drink the Kool-Aid!
Have a nice day and may peace find it's way into your life!
I try very hard to see others views of the world, but try as I might I can't see the basis of the modern day republican's thought processes. They are almost always tied in with their religious beliefs, yet make no sense at all when it comes to behavior towards their fellow humans. I was always told by believers that faith in god meant you acted in a manner consistent with the bible and it's teachings. It has today become a bludgeoning tool by the far-right to get their piece of the pie and to hell with those who may have fallen in the path to a decent life. This is not only unfair to the masses left behind by the greed of republicans and their enablers, but it will eventually lead to the destruction of all American values and living conditions.
If we are to survive as a "UNITED" States of America, we must bring this greed under control, immediately! Unfortunately, the present occupant of the Resolute Desk, upon which Democracy has been held in high esteem for over 250 years, has been degraded to an extent thought impossible just 4 short years ago. Donald tRump may be an anomaly at this point, but should he go unpunished for the crimes against humanity that he has committed, our society as a whole is lost! We will open the floodgates to like actions by more unscrupulous actors in the near future.
I beg all tRump supporters to look within themselves and seek the truth, instead of listening to straight propaganda put out by people with vested interests in keeping the status quo. You as a bottom rung dweller will not gain more, you will lose. It's time to come to grips with your belief system and see it for what it is!
As always, may peace and enlightenment find it's way to your door!
I know this will not make it to the audience I need, but I must say it anyway! Will now be the time when you actually elect decent senators also? Loeffler and Perdue are lining their pockets with your money from insider information about the stock market and the pandemic! This cannot continue, we are broke!
Put your own and the countries interests first for a change. You already did it with Biden/Harris, now you can finish it by electing Warnock and Ossoff.
Please, your fellow citizens implore you to do this for them! We can't fight the virus without the Senate. We can't put our country back on the right track without the Senate!
Elect Warnock and Ossoff and finish what you started!
Please and thank you from all others who have to abide by your decisions!
As always, may Peace find it's way to your door!
Now that we have successfully navigated the election of the Biden/ Harris ticket, we must now turn our attention to the 2 Georgia runoff elections for the Senate. We must eliminate Mitch McConnell's influence as much as we can! By winning these 2 races, he will no longer be Senate Majority Leader.
Therefore I propose starting a fund to help them in their journey, to which I will contribute $10.00 to each candidate through Paypal, with more to be contributed at a later date.
If you believe like I do that we must give Joe Biden a running start to accomplish what must be accomplished, we need to eliminate the biggest roadblock, that being McConnell. He has already stated he will not pass Joe's cabinet members. He has been a thorn in the side of democracy for as many years as he has been in the Senate. It's time to end that reign of terror! I will write again as soon as I set it up and we'll see where it goes. Thanks ahead of time!