Nine CRUCIAL things that will NOT be talked about in tonight’s debate.
1) Money is debt. Every dollar that’s created instantly owes interest on that dollar. So there is by definition never enough money to pay off the debt of simply creating the money supply. This debt exerts economic force that pressures all of us.
2) We don’t need more jobs. We need to understand what jobs are and what is happening to them. Thanks to technological advancements such as mechanization and computing power, most jobs are quickly disappearing. A large percentage of the transportation workforce will be lost soon to self-driving vehicles. Even academic professions are being lost to bots and algorithms. Rather than forcing everyone to work 3 jobs to afford comfortable living conditions, the savings of time and money from automation should go to ALL OF US. We should create a society where we all have more time for our lives and require less time at jobs we hate. But we are so indoctrinated into this system that most of us don’t even realize we’re slaves.
3) Even if all countries were to stick with the Paris Climate Agreement, we would still likely cook the planet and definitely make places like Africa unlivable. This will of course cause mammoth refugee crises which in turn will cause massive armed struggles. None of this is necessary of course. If we cared to do it, we could switch to clean energy very quickly.
4) This Presidential election only matters in small ways. A major Princeton study showed that the US is now an oligarchy and not a democratic republic. The interests of an elite business group is all that matters when it comes to policy decisions. This is how you have something as unpopular as the Trans-Pacific Partnership being jammed down Americans’ throats.
5) The Democratic Primary was rigged and DNC lawyers last week admitted in court that the DNC was in bed with Hillary Clinton – thereby breaking their own bylaws.
6) In the US there is at least $100 trillion in wealth. The UN estimates it would take $30 billion a year to end world hunger. Ending world hunger would be a drop in the bucket and would give us more world security than we’ve ever had. Imagine how beloved any country that ended world hunger would be. Instead we’re leaving it to Bono.
7) Every day the average American takes in between 1,000 and 3,000 ads and brand names. That means we are bombarded with information telling us we are not good enough, not hot enough, not rich enough, not tough enough, not full enough, not quenched enough, not sexy enough, not successful enough. This endless bombardment creates a psychosis in most people. The placebo effect is proven to be incredibly powerful. That’s the effect of your brain to tell you a medicine is working even when it’s not actual medicine. What is the placebo effect other than the power of the brain? Now imagine that instead of being told you were given medicine, you were told you NEED something to be happy? …Well, that’s the reality of those 1,000 ads per day – National psychosis.
8) Even if it’s mentioned neither candidate is proposing to greatly decrease our military spending. We spend trillions on military – more than the following 7 countries COMBINED! And meanwhile we’re told we don’t have enough money for things like public school, health care, social security, food stamps, school lunches?? Bullshit. We have plenty of money if we were to only decrease our massive war machine that bring death and destruction. And even if you ignorantly believe that all our military actions are for good, we STILL spend tons of money on things that are militarily USELESS. There are 2,000 Abrams tanks sitting in the California desert because we KEEP building them EVEN THOUGH the military doesn’t need them!
9) Half of Congress is millionaires. The candidate who spends the most money wins their race 90% of the time. This is the definition of a broken system. And Trump and Hillary – the two least popular candidates to ever run for president – are perfect proof that it is broken. …Along with others, I unveiled the nonpartisan Clean Money Certification last week at CleanMoneyCandidates.org. Unfortunately it’s just getting started. But with your help, one day we will have politicians accountable to the people – not to corporations and billionaires.
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