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Friday, June 27, 2014

PATRIOTISM FOR EVERYONE?


1. Cultural Loyalty is noble and not just a civil obligation. 2. People can identify their patriotism reaching their very souls. 3. Which is why international dispute is not about - who's wrong? 4. But whether ruthlessness is rendered impossible?  

Centuries of diplomatic contest ironed out nations' differences so that theoretically now there are only remnants of rivalries festering in romantic violence in the 21ST Century. Civilized peace and tranquility shattered by hard heartedness? Diplomacy reigns opposing cold calculated zealotryJingoism or Responsible Pride? Leadership perhaps incapable of laughing at themselves? 

O.K. Corral sycophants? Torn nations' wrath? 
Humanity's up to our necks as reasons nation-states enforce character they can't afford? Support the Law!
Cue the band, "Do do what you tell me.""Come on?" 
However, Rebellious Individualism? 

A Person's Sanctity? Do not preclude the honor of citizenship. This past Spring I was privileged to serve a day of United States Federal District Court jury duty. A corralled experience that contradicted my feeling of complete independence. But it's marvelous watching the justice system's impressive apparatus of checks and balances impanel juries. An assembly line of respectful procedure requiring potential jurors have their moment on stage. Seated in the jury box where what you say can and is used to somewhat figure you out. I remembered being nervous questioned by two prior judges in other jurisdictions. Because this last time was a large jury pool and jurors were selected long before my scheduled interrogation. Which was an absolute relief for my preference not to judge. But our supervisor even said where'd they be if they "only considered volunteers?" 

As cordial a process as could be hoped, sitting in the gallery under the gaze of judges' portraits one hopes could close their doors to corruption. Not sacrifice honor. So? Serious scary business, profit and crime. No doubt people need more innocent incentive not to come into contact with direct supervision from the law. There has to be no sense of holiday in criminality? People can't be in their right minds to break the law? The law could be broken less without authoritarianism which is not civilized. Now is it? Soapbox View 

So? Pressed at this time of year for an expression of pride in my country the United States, what happened? What happened that such dignified judicial propriety has such a high price defendants' sentences are exaggerated when they don't agree to a plea? An eye for an eye court costs? Reality? Not that people aren't guilty, it's just people aren't more powerful than states or sufficiently motivated associations of individuals.
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Protecting People is a State's Sovereignty
Justice Is A Heavy Responsibility

So. It is nice governments can patiently and magnanimously judge citizens' interests in courts of law. Because Power is an unwieldy, flexing, reality, and more often than not defense is just pushing back. The best advise of course is to negotiate from a position of power. Gosh wouldn't we all like that oomph at our back? 

Speaking of power, President Putin has shown patient reserve, after sanctions, letting momentum appear to swing, because momentum's always an issue. Especially in this contest over Ukraine and Russia's quest to memorialize their national vigor. A popularly honored world-wide theme, patriotism. Well? Winning is everything? And shame on churches precluding God's/Allah's judgement of mortal sin. Condemn not to not be condemned, I'd speculate. Because tolerance is the one value that shouldn't be overshadowed.

So it's hopeful Ukrainian President Poroshenko’s initially rejected amnesty had legs after all, huh? With more chess chest thrusts to go? Ukraine Signs Trade Agreement With European Union, The New York Times, June 27, 2014. Officials enjoy chess. For governments recent events have gone down downright swift. But whether fogs of conflict ever lift, the general mood of engagement and perpetual victimhood leaves a pallor of haze over everything all over the world. Rationality is symbolic compromise offsetting financial sanctions against Russia. Negotiate. Why Crimea was taken swiftly as an important piece on the board. Sure. It's all about national pride until the money's sliced. Shrewd operation. Good business. But what would be nice, President Putin? Is an independent objective judicial system. True, nothing comes between the business of nation-states. Putin Presses Extension of Cease-Fire in UkraineThe New York Times, June 24, 2014, by Neil MacFarquhar and Andrew Roth.
Litigation For Everybody!

If only a coin toss? Putin is Not a Nationalist, The Moscow Times,  June 24, 2014, by Andrei Tsygankov, highlights the president's blowing in the wind like any other politician. Exactly?

Who likes the sound of an independent Crimea as a solution? Crimea, the next Monaco?
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Dr. Arnold S. Relman dies at 91. 
Health System Critic and twenty-three year editor of the New England Journal of MedicineFrom The New York Times ... On October 23, 1980, Dr. Relman, issued the clarion call that would resound through his career, assailing the American health care system as caring more about money than curing the sick. He called it a "new medical-industrial complex" - a deliberate analogy to president Dwight D. Eisenhower's warning about a "military industrial complex." ...  
According to The Times, Dr. Relman's prescription was a single taxpayer-supported insurance system, like Medicare, to replace hundreds of private, high-overhead insurance companies, which he called "parasites." To control costs, he advocated that doctors be paid a salary rather than a fee for each service performed.

Dr. Relman recognized that his recommendations for repairing the health care system might be politically impossible, but he insisted it was imperative to keep trying. ...
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What might be true? Beyond speculation? Is we all lose when money doesn't circulate. It's a waste locking doctors' lives in financial treadmills. Of course they're smart and digest a lot to advise their patients. But that doesn't mean the system isn't backwards if doctors spend more time not quite being doctors than they're doctors. Sure. Doctors are shrewd and pursued magnificent things for financial incentive. But we're smarter than repetitive slogans and political branding? You'd think?
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Andy Rooney and I.F. Stone?_____________________

THE PATRONAGE SYSTEM?

4. To Mideast Diplomacy Rendering Ruthlessness Impossible.

Friday, August 9, 2013

What’s Worse Is The Claim Two Wrongs Make A Right?

Month 1 of business amnesty, courts released 13 prisoners.

Complete Public Awareness advocate Edward Snowden, is a tolerated pawn given a year's refuge by the Russian State? To at least overtly demonstrate a subtle disdain for American Political Machine attitudes toward the Russian Elite's sovereignty over their own people too. Mind your own business is such a redundant chant that it doesn't have to be publicly repeated again now. Mr. President?

So in all patriotic deference to the false idol, nationalist idolatry, it should be remembered that government, religious and political, as a definition of cultural identity and loyalty has enabled authoritarians to define civil liberty. Downright leading to punishment having nothing to do with protecting a nations' citizens, but replacing legitimate safeguards against violence with the Fear of the State. 
American Plant, Russian Spy 
Funny how in an absurdly unfunny way Americans' predilection for undervaluing Russian patriotism is, when it comes to the United States what politically coerced citizens flock to, to claim identification with the hallmarks of true Patriotism. Superiority not just to Illegal Aliens, but everyone? 

Just look to the picture left as to where people can be politically pointed culturally. Endlessly polished smoke-and-mirrors of not actual intrigue, but fun and games we're allowed in on when it's either easiest to formulate a controlled consensus or at least tally the preferred votes. 

Until events come to actually weighing factors, then it's those that passed the educational barriers, of no doubt certain relevance, and levels of acceptable respectability that privately nurtured publicly give the truly influential more value in access than mere public servants?  
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Honor For Sale?

It is true that in the man pictured right's time, Socialism was logically collectively scapegoated by the bourgeoisie for misappropriating capital from even more profitable channels of economic diversity? As a stern executioner of finally legitimate warmonger tactics against what should have been the final twist toward World War Insanity, it must be true Mr. Churchill's logic is written in stone? 
Yet corporate welfare, the other polished side of the political coin was just a strength and no one's impediment when either way it's just accounting and everyone seems cheated as often enough as not? 

So today the ideal of trickle down has become laws with an ability to gorge or dissolve depending upon how strengthened the strong are as it should be rather than subsidizing the passively opportunity deficient. 

Oh, boo hoo. If I wrote to be agreed with, there'd be nothing else to say?

Fascinating. Do you realize we collectively go day to day hearing logic that's not applied to circumstances because profit can't be realized? Don't kid yourselves.
To Avoid The Taint, Rabid Anti-Communist
Liberal Hubert Horatio Humphrey
Our greatest belittled accomplishments from Socialist Daycare to caring for abandoned animals, society domesticated, to comfortable corporate heads. No eye is off the financial ball. Less hearts actually bleeding because people care, after all? We care with our money as it should be. So everything brought to fruition entrepreneurially, squeezes the right margins for capitalism to reach every beggar in a lazy suit and tie to hopeless vagrant entitled to handouts? Capitalism cleans the streets. Socialism is capitalism. So is it true sycophantic political insiders just spout what gets them paid, without the investment of pure integrity, because the wish to be popular is where money flows from? Capitalism is socialism is capitalism if you asked me? 
CITED C/O NYC's LIONEL
To whatever degree the pictured above point can be regarded, is a loyalty less blinded by the impurities of pure patriotism?
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Bradley - As Confused As Government - Manning?
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Twin Legacies

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Fine Day For A Ceremonial Announcement In The White House Rose Garden

  Politicians generally agree foreigners with advanced degrees are welcome to stay here in the United States of America. Really, this country just can’t be in the business of accepting the world’s huddled masses anymore? Having had enough of being the world’s caretaker was the general subtext behind last Friday’s initially reported heckling of the President by conservative journalist, Neil Munro, of THE DAILY CALLER, who has his own capable explanation of how he shouldn’t have been the story when he only wanted the President to address the issue of American jobs taken by illegal aliens. Mr. Munro, pictured above, credibly states he thought the President was finished speaking when his questions were wedged in.
  No doubt this drama could play out as a testy President, but by the end of Friday it was a burnt out non-story reduced to fizzle on the Internet, perhaps from the liberal media’s impatience with conservative rhetoric. Or reflection of just how important it is for either side to accumulate votes from every opinion.
  The Washington Post reported Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney voiced tacit acceptance but expressed incredulousness at the political move when the nitpicking lack of legislation was arriving at this plateau eventually, anyway. The stakes for wanting to be seen as the good guy are incredibly high.
  So President Obama played this hand as the cards were dealt. The New York Times reported on his rose garden announcement that illegal immigrants who came here as children would not be deported. While however nominal the gesture could be interpreted, this was a Profiles in Courage moment. Now, as they say, see what America decides.
  Wikipedia describes Profiles as a 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography describing acts of bravery and integrity by eight United States Senators. These men, John Quincy AdamsDaniel WebsterThomas Hart BentonSam HoustonEdmund G. RossLucius LamarGeorge NorrisRobert A. Taft sacrificed elections for principals. Right, the President just let some kids off by executive order. Not like something was miraculously shoved through Congress. But is an element of jingoism what patriotism has come to? Because if born here were the requisite, we still might exist as tribes, which as it so happens we do, regardless, so may reflection be why everyone votes as individuals.
Statue Robert A. Taft would build the Israeli West Bank Barrier
 if Martians were on other side.
RIO GRANDE at a calm peaceful tempo.
6/17/2012
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A Fine Day For A Ceremonial Announcement In The 
White House Rose Garden

6/17/2012 concluded: But is an element of jingoism what patriotism has come to? Because if born here were the requisite, we still might exist as tribes, which as it so happens we do, regardless, so may reflection be why everyone votes as individuals.
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  6/17/12 concluded utopianist poppycock. Vote as individuals. Ha! The fact the American Presidential Election's a commercial certainty isn't a surprise. The rhetorical platforms were already a disgraceful betrayal of the public's ability to engage in full scrutiny. The national canvas so focused on products winning, minds get over on the hearts of Americans. The more effective the sycophantic trance, the more reliably repeated fluent spiel. Though legal, or not, ruthless still crosses a line marking the whole planet Absurdistan.
  There's no taking back all the contrivances of cooperation currently manifested all across our extremely broad, but 5th in size planet in just this solar system alone. Where Law and Order is so deified, Presidents, and supposedly, not so much, candidateshangers-onall, relish the righteous parading of voting booth pragmatism as absolution, (Governors Gateway of New Jersey and New York), for a dogmatically penalizing, commercialized, Criminal Enterprise System that supports as much, and more, legalistic ethics twisting as the heinous "criminal acts" themselves as defined as social limits while marijuana laws in particular reflect a subjective prejudice of the most outrageous self-righteous kind. Against the law? Culture War. Strip the façade and Drug Policy Outlawing Subcultures produced violent sport that made justice itself a game where the contests are the only spiritMorality's serious business ran righteousness amok, and ruthless custom has lingered from when generations sharing spoils, spoiled civilizing society, back before more egalitarian measures and methods behind competitive enrichment improved a tad. Yet conspiring individuals left a framework of pseudo-morality bent on artificial rule's addiction to power a Roy Cohn scion could keep bending America's benevolence toward being against ourselves all alone? 
  Everything's competition yes. But portending ruthlessness is a civilized pragmatic fact is power's poisoning that conjures unsolvable wars without adequate effort to full-out approach solutions to people's crises beyond their reach. Kumbaya. Political rhetoric has and does prevent facing issues so what a really safe culture means isn't understood. Terrorists mistakenly distort their means justifying an end. Criminals too. Yet the reasons for responding through war and violence are just revenge. Especially when political propriety and tokenistic anti-political correctness insist war's specific and not just a mere indicator of all-around bad influences. Oh well. C'est la vie as the French don't say. And I don't want to believe God/Allah has to bother with one as people describe(d). But, if the case: TO HECK WITH EVERYONE. How's that for a politically tuned basket?
Mr. Cohn, unidentified third suit, and Mr. Trump

  Stalin doomed Trotsky labelling him "the opportunist." While the moniker's done quite relatively well by both men named in the picture above. Didn't know now what you didn't know then? Life's a competition amongst ruthless scoundrels and you "have to be tough." That's the truth. But where all the pomp and circumstance of dramatic epic proportion points these election seasons is just a show. Because what's at stake is the largest system of ratings points that exist, outside of the world of commercial exchange, among registered voters. Choice is always between one glossy conspiracy or another.
  Well. Speaking of organized, a September 6th Soapbox View subject purportedly colluded with his government's elite to further test practice their nuclear capability underground producing a 5.3 earthquake. When militaristic patriotism's a significant sign of strength any leader would want to play too. Those not strong enough can't portray strength. 
  What will, most likely, might not happen is China testing their military's ability to invade North Korea with surgical precision. Knowing practice is what facilitates the world's experiences at perfecting their chosen martyrdoms. Looking the hero showing enough's enough. It's one thing to distract America as far as the world's strategic balancing of competitive power goes. And a theoretical complete otherwise demonstrating a willingness to recklessly risk damaging the planet by corporate will alone. And make no mistake. Political smoke and mirrors aside, everyone knows states are corporations. Why mince words? Just ask the EU, Apple and Ireland or even especially yourself?
Here ya go. Another dead guy already described how the past should have seen how the present looks.
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