Sunday, October 17, 2021

Where are all those Coveted Jobs that Immigrants are coming here to Steal?

"You can't have a nation wide worker shortage and claim immigrants for stealing the jobs at the same time."

Immigrants arrive here willing to do any kind of work they can get, even hauling the chicken shit out from under the cages in wheel barrels for factory farms. Do you think the US citizens really want to do that, when they won't even work in restaurants due to the insulating wages?

Why shouldn't the U.S. let immigrants do more of the work that U.S. Citizens are refusing to do? The immigrants are most certainly capable. They just can't get the proper documents. But if they could get the documents, it would qualify them for public assistance, because they wouldn't be getting paid a living wage. That's the problem. The US doesn't want anybody getting public assistance for doing essential jobs that don't pay a living wage, ESPECIALLY the immigrants.

Yet if it will help corporations make bigger profits, leadership always votes for public assistance that will help corporate employees. But not without insulting and shame the workers for needing to make ends meet, of course. Why don't people resent the CEOs and shareholders, whose corporations benefit from the public assistance that helps keep the wages low and profits high? Why play a blame the victim game?

The real reason for keeping immigrants out of the US is to prevent them from becoming citizens and voting, because immigrants tend to vote democratic. Our prisons are full of non-violent "criminals" who would vote democratic, too.

Monday, October 11, 2021

They Don't Care About You

I am not opposed to people getting wealthy, being wealthy, or staying wealthy. It just needs to be done responsibly, respectfully, and consciously. But unfettered capitalistic greed that could care less who or what it exploits and harms needs to be curtailed. I know many rich people who care deeply about others. Some say they would be happy to pay more taxes, if it were required of them, and they know it should be.

How and why did the freedom to pursue happiness come to include a right to damage the environment and exploit other human beings, turning them into wage slaves? We have more legislation in place protecting corporations, than people. We have a Supreme Court that has ruled corporations are people. We have a congress that worships the wealthy while blaming and punishing the poor.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

The Big Tech Hearings

As I watch the congressional hearings about the activites of Google and Facebook, I am appalled. These people pretending to be the leaders of the country didn't prevent industry from polluting the planet. They haven't protect Taxpayers from inflation, poverty wages, medical malpractice, nor insurance scams that rip off harworking Americans and essentially kill them. It didn't stop net neutrality. And now it wants to interrogate tech executives as if it understand that they are doing.

They haven't protected anyone against pharmaceutical drug companies. They let the FDA take away perfectly good and effective home remedies that would help people manage and get rid of conditions the AMA refuses to cure because it would rather perform surgery and doctor people to death. It has forbidden people from having access to plants that expand consciousness in a political war on drugs to suppress the vote by incarceration. It has destroyed families and increased suffering by prohibiting the best pain medicine nature has ever evolved, the opiates.

It has done nothing to prevent big business from breaking unions, while allowing the police unions to protect racist cops who routinely humiliate, torture, unfairly target and kill (mainly) people of color. It has created homelessness, enabled a billionaire class to emerge, and instead of requiring them to pay their fair share of taxes, they are now beginning to pollute space for financial gain.

The elected officials aren't smart enough to govern. All they know how to do is argue with each other, restrict freedom, interfere with progress, protect the rich, grow the government, legislate for monopolies and self-righteous religious zealots who wish to control others, allowing religion to commit atrocities in the name of God or Satan. Government allows circumcision, declares war on behalf of oil companies that want the natural resources of other countries, then abandons the people in those countries who have helped the US, leaving women and children behind to be enslaved, once it has impoverished the nations it temporarily conquers.

This country is a hopeless mess. The experiment failed. We might as well play TAPS, stop deluding ourselves, and kiss freedom goodbye. It is long gone. All hope of true Democracy died with MLK and JFK. We are walking a Green Mile. Our sadistic prison guards quickly eliminate any would-be-good public servants, who dare try and protect the people as if they could, as quickly as they get elected. Lasting long in the poison environment of the congress that has been created requires corruption. And this, was Sophie's Choice.