US Soldier: “The Real Terrorist Was Me And The Real Terrorism Is This Occupation” (4:39)

Here is a real hero, a speaker of the truth in a world made up of and run by powerful and monstrous liars!

Patterns and Perspectives

Voices from the Margins

Carol A. Hand

Where we stand at any given moment affects what we see. It’s a simple common sense maxim that we often lose sight of in our everyday lives. If I look at my garden closely, I see all of the things that I didn’t plant (“weeds”) crowding out the things I had deliberately placed.

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Photo: Peonies and Weeds – August 2015

If my vantage point is a little distance, the “weeds” are less visible, but because the plants have grown so densely and tall, I can only see the plants that are closest to me.

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Photo: Flower Gardens – August 2015

It is only when I have a distant vantage point above that I am able to see larger patterns.

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Photo: Gardens – September 2015

Although we can see the patterns from above, we lose the details that help us tend the gardens to keep them healthy.
Our lives…

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Are You a Prol?

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Labor Day Demonstration against child labor – 1909

So if “class warfare” actually breaks out (we’re not talking about beheading rich folks …. yet!) with what “class” do you identify?

Are you “middle class, upper middle-class, lower class?” These are categories we love to use and always see in the lapdog corporate media.  Now and then some super rich person will talk of our “classless” society but no one believes that tripe anymore.

So which class?  These categories are based on how much you make and how much you consume. They assume you work. You have a job. for if you are “lower” or “middle” class you cannot stay home and live on accumulated wealth or on income generated by others working for you. Yet rarely are such folks characterized as “workers”.

The broad categories of class are better defined by your relationship to the process of the production of…

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