Global Capitalism: the Scourge of Democracy

...Few would argue that the world we live in is unjustly shared. But we also know that the walk towards social and economic justice is arduous and long, only doable in measured steps, not in jolts. Shifts in people's fortunes, where some gain at the expense of others, without a realignment of the societal base, may prove harmful in both the short and the long term. And nothing more appropriate to create these jolts than global capitalism. ...

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Global Capitalism: Definitely Not a Vaccine against Social Injustice

...After centuries of growing enlightenment, and some progress towards social [and economic] justice, we seem to be backpedaling to the ultimate spiritual cure of old: resignation, or maybe hope. If man is incapable of bringing social justice to this world, there's always a "next world." ...

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Making Felons of Immigrants (also posted at Daily Kos)

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill that if enacted could make it a felony to assist an undocumented immigrant, even if such assistance might save their life. Called H.R. 4437, the bill could also have other consequences for the even legal immigrants. This bill will deny legal rights and due process to millions. It has many unjust and terribly punative provisions, detailed below:

·  The bill makes undocumented status a felony. Even minor immigration violations such as accidentally filling out an immigration form improperly could result in an immigrant being classified as a felon. It would permanently bar all undocumented immigrants who are currently in the U.S. from ever being able to apply for citizenship, including 1.6 million children. (more below the fold)

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Truth per Hutchinson, McCain, Lugar, and more

What is truth?  In January of 1999, several United States Senators outdid themselves in calling for `truth' `honesty' and `integrity in the oval office. Anything less would confuse our children and destroy our society.

Here is my second diary from researching the Congressional Records, I have pointed out statements that are so powerful they still reverberate today. As with my first diary, I did not take their statements out of context, or play with quotes to change their meaning.

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