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Opinion, Politics, Progressives, Thoughts, YearOfThePeople2020

Debt Of Gratitude

I owe @BernieSanders a debt of gratitude (or maybe a kick in the nuts) for making me believe that real change is possible. Before the 2016 election I, like a lot of people had been trained to think that, It is what it is & we’re powerless to change it.

He’s done more to change our country & the Democratic Party for the better than nearly all other politicians combined. All that aside, he is not the only Progressive & I feel that some folks are missing his message of #NotMeUs.

We are lucky to have both Bernie & @EWarren kicking ass leading up to the 2020 election. To all of those who are guilty of screeching, Only Bernie, do us all a favor & rethink your actions.

Opinion, Politics, Thoughts

Good Mourning

Upon waking this morning the 1st thing I hear on the news is “taps” playing for #DDay75. Tears immediately began flowing, not only for those who died 75yrs ago but, for all the soldiers who are still dying today & for what? We’ve allowed our politicians to twist one of our most basic instincts to protect, into something monstrous & disgusting. Knowing what we know now, we mustn’t allow it to continue. Though we may be many generations away from peace, we must start the process today.

Bail Reform, Climate, Healthcare, Opinion, Progressives, Thoughts, tytlive, Workers Rights, YearOfThePeople2020

The Movie Brazil (1985) And What It Got Right

#ThursdayThoughts While watching The Young Turks segment today regarding the treatment of workers at Amazon, I was reminded of the movie classic, Brazil (1985), directed and co-written by Terry Gilliam. The film centers on Sam Lowry, a man trying to find a woman who appears in his dreams while he is working in a mind-numbing job and living in a small apartment, set in a consumer-driven dystopian world in which there is an over-reliance on poorly maintained (and rather whimsical) machines. Brazil’s satire of bureaucratic, totalitarian government is reminiscent of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Thinking about the movie with today’s realities and concerns that so many of us face, healthcare, workers rights/treatment, criminal reform and governments monitoring their civilians. Pair that with our always-on, connected lives, moving closer to an ever automated future. Seems a pretty accurate portrait of today. If you’ve never seen it or even if you have, check it out. The video below is by Georg Rockall-Schmidt titled: How Brazil Got Its Sci-Fi Dystopia Right