For two years. At the nation's median salary of $36,000, for all 8 million unemployed.
How is the majority in that Congress not fairly charged with being just a protective barrier for the dinosaur corporate hegemony class?
Collectively the US has failed to recognize the opportunity driven by the inevitable reality of our time. Even more importantly, my every reader needs to be reminded that we are each on this planet, at this time, in these lives to participate in constructing the solution that can bring to all human society a peace and culture of successful worldwide collaboration. We are each here to share in the gifts of that opportunity, if we will only face the task of honesty that we are called to by it.
The miracle grade quality of human technology has made it possible to let go of the pervasive and counter-productive practices of war, conflict, and competition that so have dominated all human history. In the past those vibrations in practice were necessary to human survival. Today they prevent that. We must be the solution, rather than destroying ourselves as we mis-use the gifts of technology by building bigger and more destructive weapons systems instead to doing exactly the opposite.
Why can we collectively not succeed at the admonition finally produced by the Second World War? Do the words, "Never again" have any real meaning?
The unavoidable end of war and all war consciousness culture is both inevitable and necessary to all humanity. Those who refuse to respect the obligation to yield to peace and put away all the ways of war in favor of building the structures, commitments, and permanent funding for a cohesive and coherent worldwide peace are only holding back a majority that has now long ago derived support for facing the challenges we all know of tolerance, forgiveness, and respect for diversity.
Along our way we do not need to homogenize according to the dictates of those who are currently raping the planet by further fueling a failed steroidal juggernaut of trite consumption. We need to more fully respect the opportunity of industrial-grade localism, with trade around the world where trade of that kind is necessary, not merely convenient for profiteers.
Wake up please. The clock is ticking for us all.