May 15, 2018

2 + 2 = 5

Political parties gangs want us to believe that 2+2 = 5. They want us to believe that they are different from each other. But when they win an election succeed in taking over the turf, their policies all look eerily similar. Why?

"It isn’t nations and governments pulling the strings of real power in the world, it’s a class of plutocrats who aren’t ultimately answerable to any government. 
This class of plutocrats uses governments like Israel, the US, the UK, and the KSA to advance its agendas to exploit, loot and plunder the rest of humanity."
- Caitlin Johnstone

So any gang I can vote for supports infinite growth, consumerism, fossil fuel subsidies, perpetual war, Israel's slaughter of peaceful Palestinian protesters, and worst of all, the plutocrats. Why don't I have better choices?

“When a plutocracy is disguised as a democracy, the system is beyond corrupt.” 
- Suzy Kassem

It seems like the takeover is near complete. But not all is lost. We can fight back, and show we care, by living more self-sufficient, simple, and local lifestyles. 

The more we immerse ourselves in our own lives and communities, the less we are financially supporting (and condoning the actions of) the exploiters, looters and plunderers. 

Anything else is pretending what isn't true - that our governments work for the people, and that you can have everything you want without all the grief it causes.

2 + 2 = 4, and a local simplicity is the way on our finite planet. 


  1. AnonymousMay 16, 2018

    Ghassan Kanafani, the famed Palestinian author, wrote in the short story “Return to Haifa,” (I highly recommend reading it) the following: “These old catchwords are worn out, these mathematical equations are full of cheating. First you say that our mistakes justify your mistakes, then you say that one wrong doesn’t absolve another. You use the first logic to justify your presence, and the second to avoid the punishment your presence here deserves. It seems to me you greatly enjoy this strange game. Here again, you’re trying to fashion a race horse out of our weakness and mount its back....I know that one day you’ll realize that the greatest crime any human being can commit, whoever he may be, is to believe even for one moment that the weakness and mistakes of others give him the right to exist at their expense and justify his own mistakes and crimes.”
    It astounds me that in the world today it is justified to kill unarmed Palestinians and black people and immigrants despite the “strange game” those delivering the blows have created in the first place. Kanafani was right...lets hope the lesson is learned soon by all!

  2. Y'all are so bang on on this one...I hope the pendulum swings back to something like a Renaissance and soon.


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