10/7/12

The Mitt Said To Have "Won" The Debate Is a Predatory Jackal and Pathological Liar


Like everyone else I have been trying to make sense of things
I have seen Mitt's bump
Before the first debate came noxious GOP voter suppression efforts
and  noxious GOP lying ads 
funded by deluded billionaires who owe their wealth to the President they hate
These efforts give four percent off the poll gap to Mitt
Given the six point gap Obama needs just to squeak by
we are now under threat
I did not see it that way during the debate
I saw Mitt as a predatory jackal rudely advancing unrestrained
lie after unrestrained bald-faced lie
 But from the subsequent wailing wall at MSNBC to dissembling Right Wing glee
the verdict was Mitt won
Now I know why
Enough Americans believed a man they met only once
Mitt's bald-faced lies were truth to them
They had never known different
It takes little effort to
establish the three points needed to re-achieve an Obama edge
POINT ONE
Reassert the portrait of Mitt set forth before the debate
It's only part of what is true about Mitt
Reveal MORE truth from Gawker and Vanity Fair, etc.
The Right will cry foul but there is just too much there
POINT TWO
Say Mitt was no different in the debate than before it
Only his lies changed
Point to the risks.
Use the lie word
Stop being nice
The American people want Democrats to show backbone
Call the media on such things as assuming that Romney
is doing something great when
he promises them exactly the number of jobs that are
anticipated to be gained no matter who is president
POINT THREE
Refute the argument that Mitt is flexible
(like Reagan)
Today's GOP itself is not the GOP of the Reagan era
It is the child of the Ryan era
The you're on your own era
The screw the middle class forget the poor era
The war on women kill government era
SO
If people want to hold a binary view of Mitt
they are welcome to do so
but we must point out that he would be a governing disaster
and say why

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Not Judging Is The Hardest Thing of All (Amor Fati) - A Quatrain


Amor fati can mean
embrace existence
love your life
love your fate
accept the now
Nietzsche used it many times
to summarize such an attitude
It parses with Peirce's insistence on
continuity
as the basic underlying character
of reality
I link it here
to the familiar and generally ignored
suggestion of Jesus that we not judge
Not to judge is not to permit everything
or suspend one's power of judgment
It is a cautionary advice
Well understood by those attuned to
unintended consequences
vagueness
and such
More such musings throughout this odd complex

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We Are At The End of Oil Sing Praise - A Quatrain

The underlying issue of the current campaign
is the impending end of oil
The forces that would protect the oil economy 
have been dominant for a century
They are evident in the shape of things now
They are the rulers of the GOP
The funders of the PACs
The voices of the right
And from their point of view they are the realists
But their reality is chimera
and their behavior is a sign of their own desperation
Since we are in tune with reality
with the continuity of things
why don't we simply wait for the change to come
The answer lies in a simple truth
It is the values we choose that dictate how reality can emerge
We are all the co-creators of history
As the oil economy grinds to a halt
we act on our values of
tolerance democracy and helpfulness
and on our core value of non-idolatry
to build the new world right under the nose of the old
That is what this blog relates to

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The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community is spot on Cap Tip Andrew


The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community | Living Economies Forum: "The Great Turning makes the case that we humans are a choice making species that at this defining moment faces both the opportunity and the imperative to choose our future as a conscious collective act. We can no longer deny the need nor delay our response. A mounting perfect economic storm is fast approaching. A convergence of climate change, peak oil, and the financial instability inherent in an unbalanced global trading system will bring an unraveling of the corporate-led global economy and a dramatic restructuring of every aspect of modern life.

We cannot avoid the unraveling. We can, however, turn a potentially terminal crisis into an epic opportunity to bring forth a new era of Earth Community grounded in the life-affirming cultural values shared by most all the world’s people and eloquently articulated in the Earth Charter."

'via Blog this'

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