Not sure where to preserve this for later reading, but it is a story of how the James McGill Buchanan & the Libertarian Kochs manipulated the US to where we are today.
I wasn't aware of the depth of deceit. But reading it, all makes absolute sense once you know the players.
Its quite a read.
From Article, 2018
Meet the Hidden Architect Behind America's Racist Economics
James McGill Buchanan is a name you will rarely hear unless youve taken several classes in economics. And if the Tennessee-born Nobel laureate were alive today, it would suit him just fine that most well-informed journalists, liberal politicians, and even many economics students have little understanding of his work.
The reason? Duke historian Nancy MacLean contends that his philosophy is so stark that even young libertarian acolytes are only introduced to it after they have accepted the relatively sunny perspective of Ayn Rand. (Yes, you read that correctly).
If Americans really knew what Buchanan thought and promoted, and how destructively his vision is manifesting under their noses, it would dawn on them how close the country is to a transformation most would not even want to imagine, much less accept.
That is a dangerous blind spot
In 1965 the economist launched a center dedicated to his theories at the University of Virginia, which later relocated to George Mason University. MacLean describes how he trained thinkers to push back against the Brown v. Board of Education decision to desegregate Americas public schools and to challenge the constitutional perspectives and federal policy that enabled it. She notes, that he took care to use economic and political precepts, rather than overtly racial arguments, to make his case, which nonetheless gave cover to racists who knew that spelling out their prejudices would alienate the country.
Buchanan wanted a private governing elite of corporate power that was wholly released from public accountability.
Suppressing voting, changing legislative processes so that a normal majority could no longer prevail, sowing public distrust of government institutions all these were tactics toward the goal. But the Holy Grail was the Constitution: alter it and you could increase and secure the power of the wealthy in a way that no politician could ever challenge.
Gravy Train to Oligarchy
MacLean explains that Virginias white elite and the pro-corporate president of the University of Virginia, Colgate Darden, who had married into the DuPont family, found Buchanans ideas to be spot on.
And on to the Kochs....
Here' the gist of the article:
Citations, sources, links, factchecks.
Whether ya like it or not.
If our corrupt Media did half the sourcing, factchecking, & reporting of critical issues that these people do, we'd have saved our SC from RW christofacsism.
The loss of ROE v Wade
Expansion of Gun Rights
School carnage run amok
Human & civil rights on the brink of collapse to bring about the new American fascist regime .
WE wouldn't be staring into the abyss had MSM done half this research, sourcing & reporting, when the fate of the US Democracy was in the hands of one woman who's warnings were flat out ignored.
They chose to 24/7 promo the showhorses over the workhorse. For profit & celebrity fame.
Truth is, the power of our Supreme Court, our 5th circuit, was the biggest elephant in the room. The one that was completely silenced, omitted from Media discussion.
This brilliant brave group has had it right all along.
And they've wisely sourced, cited, & documented it all.
No wonder Waleed & Max & Marins are sending in the troll cult to silence them
That's what history tells us about those who stood up to finally tell the fking truth.
It is this way throughout history. Against tyrants, killers, theives & organized crime & back door saboteurs.
Every bit of their research is documented, sourced, screenshotted, cited & linked.
Rage on now that those who set out to harm are exposed.
Its the story repeated throughout history.
Of nations under siege, from outside or from within its own boundries of a free Democracy.
Much gratitude to those who sound the alarm.
Any gender, any race, any religion, age,....
As for their repeated insertion of AIPAC as the reason for all their ills, it's not a secret they are organized by raging antisemites.
Their backstory tells the truth of who they are & what they want.
The one single theme running thru all their Pacs & Super PACS is antisemitism & its been there from the beginning.
So that's the side they won't outright tell. The rest is a ruse.
When those who organized their many anti-Democratic groups tell you who they are, pay attention.
This is who contributes to the rise of antisemitisn
It isn't even a secret anymore.
They just admit it with evey slogan they speak.
Hamas is supported by Iran. Iran is supported by Russia.
Hamas is the bomb thrower that will never allow for peace in the region.
For every step foward towards possible peace, Hamas will show up & assure that will never hapen.
No one should welcome terrorist Hamas. Unlesss their agenda is the spread of antisemitusm & the end of Israel & the Jewish people. The Jewish State.
They have organized that agenda here in our political system as well & AIPAC is the most repeated word they cite.
There's a reason for this.
This is from their own acct. In their own words.
The Dem Party is supoosed to embrace this?
You quote the anti-Democratic Intercept.
The Intercept is hardly a Democratic friendly media source.
This derrogatory AIPAC assertion is predictable by their own political history.
Don't bring this fight if you don't want the truth to be told as well.
Did Brother Luke tell Chris what big impactful words to say to drive home that bullseye on Maloney campaign?
Egregarious Political Malpractice.
Hayes needs to be fired.
When Hayes sounds the "it's not fair" call for targeting a long standing Democrat, he is out of bounds.
This is not up to a fking overpaid news hack to declare his bias.& start the media denouncing degradation of our Democrat.
Neither Maloney nor Jones had a say in the redistricting. And Hayes has less than zero .
Hayes should report the news & leave his well known biased influence opinion out of it.
This isn't his call.
When his brother Luke shops his anti-Democratic campaign business thru Chris's show for a free & broad media reach, MSNBS should fire Hayes just as CNN fired Chris Cuomo for trading info with his brother.
Hayes needs to be reported for cronyism in promoting his Brother's candidates.
Luke Hayes should buy ad time like everyone else. That's quite the scam they're running.
To see it be handed away so carelessly & so swiftly by the unthinking & selfish minded is devastating, for those lives committed to bringing it about, & to those who will never know of such rights but in the stories passed down over time.
What it was like pre 2022, when women could decide in private, which health & reproductive choices would be best for their lifstyle
And that women of pre2022, actually had such a choice.
Imagine a grama or mom today telling their grown daughter what women's healthcare was like when they were her age.
Or simply pre 2022.
How did this not become as big a rally cry in 2016 as we see it is today.
Where were all these women when their power & voices were needed.
I'm stunned by that fact alone.
Did they take that torch so carelessly for granted? All these voices today? Where were they when we needed them.
I want to look at them all & ask, How could you do this?
The story of womens struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights. Gloria Steinem
Inspired Illustration, FEMINISM AT WORK, Pays Tribute To Pioneers Who Moved Womens History Forward
WYSKMARCH 10, 2015
Meet The 12 Women Of Feminism At Work
I have this Feminism at Work print. I bought early in the 2016 campaign.
On behalf of our hope for final equality under law, by our 1st woman President Hillary Clinton.
Her life legacy was literally women & human rights above all else.
We were within a few steps of proudly carrying that torch of all women before us, on to it's final home & set as the law of the land.
They spit at her face. They threw dollar bills as her car passed by their hate protests.
The cheered the politician who called Planned Parenthood 'Establishment'.
They degraded the very woman who carried that long lifted torch into the future for all girls forevermore.
How could these women we hear today, calling loudly as they now demand the very same sacred Rights they so casually handed away, as they stood so loudly against us in 2016.
How could they do this?
A billboard is grabbing drivers' attentions along Interstate 55. It reads, Welcome to Illinois, where you can get a safe, legal abortion. The Hope Clinic for Women, out of Granite City, put it up.
Meet the woman behind the abortion resistance being run from an Illinois farm
More info or to donate
Where there's Choice, there's Hope.
Hope Clinic is committed to providing the highest quality medical and emotional abortion care with dignity and compassion.
And once again, a hardy FUCK YOU goes out to the Anti-Clinton coalition of 2016 who let Trump nominate 6 judges to this court, making it the graveyard of humanity that it's become.
Mark Joseph Stern
The 5th Circuit just dismantled the SEC's power to enforce securities law. This decision is beyond radical. It is nihilistic.
"Burn it all down!" , they screechd
1. Umm. You called Plannerd Parenthood "Establishment"
Now you come here as some new wanna-be icon of women's rights?
Where were you.
He trashed her name, her lifetime mandate of women's rights, her worth.
Now here he stands, Roe is lost. Decades of long hard fought women & human rights were ignored, mocked diminished & never spoken when it was all on the line & warnings sounded.
Planned Parenthood is 'Establishment', he stated.
Ignored the warnings. Never spoke about it.
Now its a useful campaign propaganda tool.
"Send Money cuz we're fighting for you!"
"Planned Parenthood is ESTABLISHMENT"
His words then, and he should repeat that handy campaign slogan now again.
Why not now?
"The same people who oppose virtually every effort to improve life for children & their mothers- Sanders"
That was You bernie.
You never spoke a word about the matter until now, when it was too late.
"Planned Parenthood is Establishment", your words.
Repeat those words now. Why not?
Say it now bernie.
4.Briahna Joy Gray. You hired her.
Just a reminder.
BJG went on to work on the Bernie campaign after she helped Stein lose the Hillary SC, to Trump.
Talk about fucking hubris, man. Just absolutely no shame. And she did it again in 2020.
These rights & the Supreme Court didn't matter then apparently, because you never spoke up about it. In fact you hired onto your next campaignas Press Sec, the same one who stated "the SC doesn't matter". Bjg, Jill Stein's 2016 campaign mgr.
"Planned Parenthood is Establishment" ~bernie
"The Supreme Court doesn't matter", bjg
Say it again louder now, bernie.
This is now part of the history that brought our Rights to this point of no return.
What did you do for us when we needed you.
Say those roaring campaign words again today Mr Sanders.
5 This you bernie?
Sure was important enough then, for you to want it published. You were that proud of it.
Face it. You have never considered the dignity & rights of women to be of any importance until now.
When have you ever been a voice for us?
But you dragged thru the dirt, the one voice we had.
Just as you dragged women in your infamous writings at age 30.
When that same woman you degraded, began her lifes journey working in the south for children's rights to healthcare, women's rights to their own autonomy & their reproductive health care & on to the world stage in Bejing.
We all see what you've done for us.
Not a damned thing.
"Planned Parenthood is Establiiushment"
Say it now again.
The following is a transcript of Sam Jones' January 20, 2014 reading of Hillary Clinton's Womens Rights Are Human Rights speech, as part of Amalia Picas Now, Speak! installation. Sam Jones is a member of the Museum's Teen Arts Council.
Transcript: Hillary Clinton's Women's Rights Are Human Rights
Sam Jones Reading:
SAM JONES: If women have a chance to work and earn as full and equal partners in society, their families will flourish. And when families flourish, communities and nations do as well. That is why every woman, every man, every child, every family, and every nation on this planet does have a stake in the discussion that takes place here.
Over the past 25 years, I've worked persistently on issues relating to women and children and families. Over the past two and a half years, I've had the opportunity to learn more about the challenges facing women in my own country and around the world. I have met new mothers in Indonesia, who come together regularly in their village to discuss nutrition, family planning, and baby care. I have met working parents in Denmark, who talk about the comfort they feel in knowing that their children can be cared for and safe and nurtured in after-school centers. Ive met women in South Africa, who helped lead the struggle to end apartheid and are now helping to build anew democracy.
I have met with the leading women of my own hemisphere, who are working every day to promote literacy and better health care for children in their countries. I've met women in India and Bangladesh, who are taking out small loans to buy milk cows or rickshaws or thread in order to create a livelihood for themselves and their families. I've met the doctors and nurses in Belarus and Ukraine, who are trying to keep children alive in the aftermath of Chernobyl.
The great challenge of this gathering is to give voice to women everywhere whose experiences go noticed, whose words go unheard. Women comprise more than half the world's population, 70% of the world's poor, and 2/3 of those who are not taught to read and write. We are the primary caretaker for most of the world's children and elderly. Yet, much of the work we do is not valued by economists, not by historians, not by popular culture, and not by government leaders.
At this very moment, as we sit here, women around the world are giving birth, raising children, cooking meals, washing clothes, cleaning houses, planting crops, working on assembly lines, running companies, and running countries. Women are also dying from diseases that should have been prevented or treated. They're watching their children succumb to malnutrition caused by poverty and economic deprivation. They're being denied the right to go to school by their own fathers and brothers. They're being forced into prostitution. And they are being barred from bank lending offices and banned from the ballot box.
Those of us who have the opportunity to be here, have the responsibility to speak for those who cannot. As an American, I want to speak for those women in my own country-- women who are raising children under minimum wage, women who can't afford health care or child care, women whose lives are threatened by violence, including violence in their own homes. I want to speak up for mothers who are fighting for good schools, safe neighborhoods, clean air, and clean airwaves-- for older women, some of them widows, who find that after raising their families, their skills and life experience are not valued in the marketplace-- for women who are working all night as nurses, hotel clerks, or fast food chefs, so that they can be at home during the day with their children-- and for women everywhere, who simply don't have time to do everything they are called upon to do each and every day.
Speaking to you today, I speak for them-- just as each of us speaks for women around the world who are denied the chance to go to school, or see a doctor, or own property, or have a say about the direction of their lives, simply because they are women. The truth is that most women around the world work both inside and outside the home, usually by necessity. We need to understand there is no one formula for how women should lead our lives. That is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves a chance to realize her own God-given potential.
But we must recognize that women will never gain full dignity until their human rights are respected and protected. Tragically, women are most often the ones whose human rights are violated. Even now, in the late20th century, the rape of women continues to be used as an instrument of armed conflict. Women and children make up a large majority of the world's refugees. And when women are excluded from the political process, they become even more vulnerable to abuse.
I believe that now, on the eve of a new millennium, it's time to break the silence. It's time for us to say here, for the world to hear, that it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights. These abuses have continued because, for too long, the history of women has been a history of silence. Even today, there are those who are trying to silence our words. But the voices of this gathering must be heard loudly and clearly.
It is a violation of human rights when babies are denied food, or drowned, or suffocated, or their spines broken, simply because they are born girls. It is a violation of human rights when women and girls are sold into the slavery of prostitution for human greed. And the kinds of reasons that are used to justify this practice should no longer be tolerated. It is a violation of human rights when women are doused with gasoline and set on fire and burned to death because their marriage dowries are deemed too small. It is a violation of human rights when a leading cause of death worldwide among women ages 14 to 44 is the violence they are subjected to in their own homes by their own relatives. Finally, it is a violation of human rights when women are denied the right to plan their own families, and that includes being forced to have abortions, or being sterilized against their will.
If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women's rights, and womens rights are human rights, once and for all.
Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely and the right to be heard. Let me be clear. Freedom means the right of people to assemble, organize, and debate openly. It means respecting the views of those who may disagree with the views of their governments. It means not taking citizens away from their loved ones and jailing them, mistreating them, or denying them their freedom or dignity because of the peaceful expression of their ideas and opinions.
In my country, we recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of women's suffrage. It took 150 years after the signing of our Declaration of Independence for women to win the right to vote. It took 72 years of organized struggle before that happened, on the part of many courageous women and men. It was one of America's most divisive philosophical wars. But it was a bloodless war. Suffrage was achieved without a shot being fired.
But we've also been remembered, in V-J Day observances last weekend, of the good that comes when men and women join together to combat the forces of tyranny and to build a better world. We have seen peace prevail inmost places for a half century. We have avoided another World War.
But we have not solved older, deeply rooted problems that continue to diminish the potential of half the world's population.
Now, it is the time to act on behalf of women everywhere. If we take bold steps to better the lives of women, we will be taking bold steps to better the lives of children and families too. Families rely on mothers and wives for emotional support and care. Families rely on women for labor in the home. And, increasingly, families rely on women for income needed to raise healthy children and care for other relatives. As long as discrimination and inequities remain so commonplace everywhere in the world, as long as girls and women are valued less, fed less, fed last, overworked, underpaid, and not schooled, subjected to violence in and outside their homes, the potential of the human family to create a peaceful, prosperous world will not be realized.
Let this conference be our, and the world's, call to action. Let us heed that call, so we can create a world in which every woman is treated with respect and dignity, every boy and girl is loved and cared for equally, and every family has a hope of a strong and stable future. That is the work before you. That is the work before all of us, who have a vision of the world we want to see for our children and our grandchildren.
The time is now. We must move beyond rhetoric. We must move beyond recognition of problems to working together, to have the common efforts to build that common ground we hope to see. God's blessing on you, your work, and all who will benefit from it. Godspeed, and thank you very much.
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