Sue The States


First let's agree that I, or any person living in the U.S.A., can not go off and live in the woods. Where can you go? Is there adequate food and water sources? Is the spot I picked legally owned by someone? Probably. Are there laws against living off the land? Again, is there a place with adequate food and water sources? What if someone wants to join me?

I think you get the point that we can't freely go off and live somewhere as we could at the time of the writing of the constitution and the founding of this country.

Totally different economic system and mindset.

Today money is required. Money is required in order to exist in this country. Back at the time of the constitution is was not required to exist in this country.

But things changed as some acquired power. Money bought all the land not reserved by government.

Money became a requirement for existence. The hunter/gatherer lifestyle was abolished in this country (along with most of the Native Americans btw).

Therefore, any State that deprives me of a living wage deprives me of my right to exist. The 14th amendment of the Constitution is supposed to protect against this ". . . nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. . .".

The State deprives me because it allows an economic system to exist that does not provide a living wage for many jobs.

A wage law that provides enough income for food, clothing, and shelter is required to remedy this atrocity.

Make any sense?

I'm sure legal minds can poke holes in this but I'm hoping some young legal minds get inspired by this.

Next,

Where are all the rich humanitarians? The Bill Gates, Oprah, Warren Buffett, Drake, Jayz, Amazon guy, Steve Harvey, Doug Benson, Tom Hanks, on and on.

They could fund and set up a legal defense fund to file suit and hit every State at once. Or maybe the threat would be enough to get Congress to act.

Solve the food, clothing, and shelter problem people. A living wage makes a good start.

Commenting


unsplash-logo Jon Flobrant

Hey, I've been looking at Disqus comments and making a comment or two. Starting a discussion or two. It's been great. It makes me think and engages my thinking with others.

I'll make some comment and get a response starting off with something similar in meaning to "Jane, you ignorant slut" (you youngsters can query it).

It's cool. Because, so far, I find people are trying to communicate. And, with my limited exposure to it all, most people are relatively polite and respectful. Well. The Religion channel does have a lot of baiting going on.

But anyway, I find the current state of knowledge to be too broad and deep when paired with my limited ability to articulate (and pontificate). It's the way of civilization. Academia, science, technology, just creates more and more paths of wonder and corresponding categorizing, labeling, and investigating. You can't know everything.

Not to mention that I find writing to be too confining sometimes. In the sense that I don't want to proof read and edit. If I do that, I always find something wrong. I fix that and then I find something else, then, wait, that doesn't read right, omg.

If I do it the way I'm supposed to, it winds up reading like some dry essay or something. And it took me forever to produce what with all the rewriting and trying to make it perfect.

And don't get me started on 'trigger warnings' and 'offensive terms'. I can't keep up. But I must say that because my intention is not to offend, these concepts force me to explore what people are saying about it. They require me to take into consideration the thoughts and feelings of people who may be far removed from me culturally, politically, etc.

Isn't that a wonderful concept? Consideration.

Everybody is Woke?


unsplash-logo Nitish Kadam

I've about come to the conclusion that most people are "woke" to the real problem but just want to ignore it. People on both sides of the political spectrum know it in their heart I think. It is the ultimate definition of cognitive dissonance.

Civilization. It contains the seed from which our problems arise. It is a way of thinking that is not in the spirit of cooperation. The only cooperation is that which furthers your time on the wage slave treadmill. People in business cooperate. Their guide is the dollar and value for the shareholder. Nothing else is considered except that it impacts their value. That is why secrecy abounds.

We think that their is no other way. We think that violence and hierarchical control is part of who we are; it is in our very being.

And so we are trapped. Civilization destroys everything we know but what can we do? We have gotten so smart that we know 'God' doesn't exist as we have defined it throughout the last 2000 years or so.

Ever hear about that another word for problems are opportunities? Business loves it. We should use it.

We ought to be smart enough to know that something is missing. Something that we can feel at times but it is usually too fleeting. We talk about love and the heart but we also wonder what it means to love at times. By virtue of our citizenry and our role in civilization we are responsible for all the pain and heartbreak and death and destruction caused by our way of life.

And we know it. And we hate it. And we have to keep working to make that money that we need to survive. To survive.

You have to have money to exist.

That is where we should start our internal discovery.

And, what is it that is missing. The missing component is there but we have silenced it. It interferes with the frame of mind required for civilization to continue. Hence, cognitive dissonance on a massive existential scale.

Discover yourself. Meditate. Pray. Study indigenous thought, especially Native American thought.