Hightower Thursday

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If a political pollster asked whether I consider myself a conservative or a liberal, I’d answer, “No.”

Not to be cute — I have a bit of both in me — but because, like most Americans, my beliefs can’t be squeezed into either of the tidy little boxes that the establishment provides.

I’ve observed that the true political spectrum in our society does not range from right to left, but from top to bottom. This is how America’s economic and political systems really shake out, with each of us located somewhere high or low that spectrum. Right to left is political theory; top to bottom is the reality we actually experience in our lives every day — and the vast majority of Americans know that they’re not even within shouting distance of the moneyed powers that rule from the top of both systems, whether those elites call themselves conservatives or liberals.

For me, the “ism” that best encompasses and addresses this reality is populism. What is it? Essentially, it’s the continuation of America’s democratic revolution. It encompasses and extends the creation of a government that is us. Instead of a “trickle down” approach to public policy, populism is solidly grounded in a “percolate up” philosophy that springs directly from America’s founding principle of the Common Good.

@ COMMON DREAMS

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12 Responses to Hightower Thursday

  1. Den says:

    As a Liberal you are are a target of the redneck right, they believe Liberals are the bane of their primitive existence and should be exterminated along with Jews LGBT’s and Blacks.

    Like the Ultra-conservatives they are, only they should decide who lives or dies, get over yourselves bully boys, you do not get to make that decision, yet.

    Rich boys’ tolerance of bully behavior, being one himself, opens the door to dispensation of intolerance, encouraging the bullies and thugs out there to behave badly.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Will Trumpcare 2.0 pass the Senate?

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Counterclockwise to the Tokyo Seoul in a standard slow 48 minutes. Plenty of little pollinators in my flower filled yard. A black bird with white wing flashes. A dove? Next to a little black bird. 9 others dining at the Tokyo Seoul.

    River down but still plenty of water. The grass islands are in new places and more of such. A rock overflow dam, clearly artificial, had the center boulders moved about 3 meters downstream; the obstruction is now U shaped, not straight across.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Back the short way, Spokane Street and B Street, for a daily total of 80 minutes in the warm sunlight. Hard to credit the prediction of a thunderstorm tomorrow…

      Day 5: 259+80=339 minutes.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    Carol is too busy to Dance with Fools?

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    • Den says:

      She can be found on FB, like me she checks in but as far as I can tell she is one busy woman most of the time.

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  5. Den says:

    88 here, hotsville, crapper done, all was well until hauling the old one out resulted in wrist-to-doorfame contact resulting in, yes, loss of blood, combined with a sub-dermal hematoma the size of a quarter, dammit, I was doing so well too, bandaid applied tears wiped away, the new crapper is pristine with a seat you could sleep on, ahhh.

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  6. Den says:

    Check out the new robot technology:

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  7. Den says:

    First the dinosaurs, then robots, then dinosaur robots, evolution:

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