Here’s a great idea Mr. President:
You know the people whose ancestors come from “sh*thole countries”? Well, for some reason, they are protesting against the police repeatedly singling them out for brutal treatment, often ending in death.
So here is what you can do to get their vote:
First, we’ll gas all those peaceful protesters standing in front of the White House, so you can come out of hiding in your bunker and look tough.
You’ll be able to criticize the governors who don’t hide in bunkers for not being tough, while you refuse to support them financially, even at no cost to anyone.
Then, we can clear a path for you to stride dramatically in front of all your bootlickers. You won’t wear a mask, and so neither will your bootlickers, while every truthful non-bootlicker advises Americans to wear masks..
(“Hey, who is that one tall woman back there wearing a mask?”)
Don’t worry, Mr. President, you can fire her this afternoon.
Then, you can stand in front of a church you’ve never attended, holding a book you’ve never read, and give a speech you didn’t write and barely can read, telling how much you support the protesters you just gassed.
And, here’s the good part.
You can end your speech by blasting Democrats, Obama, Hillary, governors, mayors, Mexicans, blacks, the gays, the media, the one or two Fox newscasters who tell the truth, peaceful protesters, “the radical left,” antifa (being careful not to mention the radical right, white supremacists and boogaloo), and you can finish it off by telling the camera we all should work together and how you have been making America great, again.
Then back to the safety of your bunker for more tweeting.
That should make you popular among the “religious” right.
Does that work for you, Mr. President?
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.
The most important problems in economics involve:
- Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
- Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”
Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:
Ten Steps To Prosperity:
2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
3. Social Security for all or a reverse income tax
4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
5. Salary for attending school
6. Eliminate federal taxes on business
7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually.
8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
9. Federal ownership of all banks
10.Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9%
The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.
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He is above all, a hesitating, wavering maker of indecision.
And he is not even a bigot, because bigotry requires some measure of direction and focus, neither of which are held by the befuddled Trump. His weakness is manipulated by amorals like Sean Hannity and Limbaugh who play Trump’s fragile ego with fake adulation and applause for their own power-trip purposes.
No, Trump is solely a psychopath, a man who views the entire universe in his own, hand-held mirror.
It is all he sees, all he knows, all he cares about.
And this is how Trump makes America great again. Even China (China!!) criticizes our departure from democracy.
Trump really wants to take America back, all right. All the way to the Dark Ages, it seems.
I was thinking about a great idea that you may want to write an article about, Rodger. As long as we are on the subject of race relations in America, it is about the intersection between Monetary Sovereignty, Gap Psychology, and the idea (which I support) of reparations to African-Americans for slavery and Jim Crow.
A very easy way to pay such reparations without costing anyone anything is for the Monetarily Sovereign federal government to simply pay it via money creation, and used in a number of ways.
And without taxing (mostly working-class) white folks to pay for it, which would generate unnecessary resentment and anger and only make race relations worse in this country. And without appealing to any equating of white privilege with a sort of original sin either. And especially when combined with the Ten Steps, this idea is literally the easiest way for America to begin healing from its rather checkered past (and present).
Let the healing begin!
Despite the fact that it would cost no one anything, I suspect the pushback would be substantial.
First, those who do not receive payments would complain, “Why them; what about me? My people suffered plenty from bigotry.” That would include just about every racial, national, sexual, and religious group in America (We have been very good at bigotry over the years).
Second, the question becomes, “How much.” Either it would be too little (“Is that all I get after all those years of slavery.”) Or it would be too much, which would cause even further outrage.
Third, there is the concept of “buying off.” (“Do you really think you can buy my forgiveness by paying me?”)
I suspect that reparations for one group would cause far more bitterness and divisiveness than we already have. I would prefer that the Ten Steps be applied to everyone, equally.
It would certainly have to be in addition to, not instead of, the Ten Steps applied equally to everyone. Without those Ten Steps, you are correct that it would just cause more divisiveness and bitterness. Too many people see life as a zero-sum game, and Gap Psychology of course remains rife.
One famous cautionary tale involves pilot no-strings-attached money transfer projects (similar to UBI or EB) in Africa. In cases where only women got it but the men were left out, it certainly provided more bang for the buck in that women spent and invested the free money much more wisely than men did in other studies.
And it certainly boosted female empowerment, which is generally a very good thing. But that came with a serious downside: the men became zealously jealous and resentful when only women got it, and felt both redundant and desperate, and that poisoned gender relations to the point where male violence against women increased significantly.
Meanwhile, pilot money transfers in which both genders received free money equally resulted in community empowerment and reduced poverty overall, minus the adverse effects of leaving men out. A rising tide really does lift all boats, provided than none of the boats are unduly anchored to the bottom.
As social creatures, Gap Psychology is an intrinsic part of human nature. That is why relatively privileged folks (white, male, middle to upper class, straight, able-bodied, etc.) are so loath to give up their privilege, particularly if it is framed as a sacrifice or zero-sum game.
But we know that it need not be this way at all. It does not need to be us against them, but instead can be ALL of us if we would only get over our zero-sum delusion of artificial scarcity (and of course, stop the oligarch from creating artificial scarcity in the first place).