Is American Democracy Dying

Has our Constitution expired?

(A Follow On Piece To This Previous Post is coming soon. Reading This Piece Fresh In Your Mind, Will make the follow on click right in place.)

Many now believe an Elite mob controls most of the money in the US and use the money for power, political power. A large majority of Americans don’thave trust in America’s major Institutions. Congress, the President, Education, The Media, and Large Corporations. The gulf between the wealthy and the other 90 % of Americans is staggering.

Our Media is owned by Five major corporations, 90% of the information provided to us is from these Five corporations. It has become so obvious that the Liberal, Progressive, and Anti-Trump Agenda is promoted 24/7 by these Five. Usually using the same narrative on every issue. Journalism has been replaced by entertainment for advertising money. Thus, our ability to make informed decisions has hoodwinked all of us.

Since this Power and Control is greatest on congress, we expect no laws coming forth to control it.

We must break the dominance of the top 10%, by breaking up their monopolies, resulting in targeted lobbying and resulting in the control and corruption of our congress. We cannot depend on our existing institutions, especially congress to make any substantial remedy for America bound, Kidnapped, and Extorted by the Elite.

Campaign Finance law and rules must-be totally shredded, and replaced with democracy protection, and a new People Campaign finance.

We need a New Constitutional Convention, to update our constitution to reflect the lessons we’ve learned in the last 200+ years. To strengthen our Democracy. Protect us from Oligarchs, and an encroaching; Plutocrat government.

Not a redistribution of wealth, or to kill incentives, nor reduce investments. If the Elite think this is so, too bad, we need to reclaim democracy and end the Plutocracy creep with all their advantages, and privilege, they have woven into this American abomination.

It’s not white privilege, it’s aristocratic privilege. America’s wage earners and middle classes are all being pushed back from the table.

Consider; John Biden’s son, Hunter, as a typical Aristocrat. Given the advantages of a Yale education, Naval Reserve officer, joined a major law firm, then he was mysteriously chosen to be on the board of an Ukraine Oil company, who was expected to get a windfall of prosperity, as America had assured them assistance to vastly increase their oil production after Russia had recently cut them off.

Then his firm, somehow landed a 1 1/2 Billion dollar account in a Chinese bank, controlled by the Chinese government. Just three weeks after Joe Biden visited China, representing the US Government. Hunter was on their board also, with an estimated $500,000 share in the fund being set up. John Kerry’s stepson was also a board member. The good ole boys are now the aristocracy.

The Aristocracy class, with their families have a clear advantage. Also a clear advantage for corruption, graft, and disloyalty. Free, and protected from criminal suspensions or called out by media or party. This is privilege!

The following polls and data will help you see the seriousness of America’s slide. I fully expect the Elite, with their Power and Money domination, if not checked will move quickly further, tightening control on populace opinions, a pretense to increase restriction of out freedoms, and virtual slavery of the wage class, through the 90% of Americans.

Power Corrupts. Then Corrupts more. Corruption spreads like am invisible plague. We may see the rise of,

“BIG MOTHER – 2024”.

“America Is Living James Madison’s Nightmare

 The Founders designed a government that would resist mob rule. They didn’t anticipate how strong the mob could become.” (JEFFREY ROSEN  OCTOBER 2018 ISSUE  IS DEMOCRACY DYING)
 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/10/james-madison-mob-rule/568351/
  
 [The above article read in completeness, is very thoughtful and informative. It will really shoot adrenaline in your brain to think about Democracy today, I recommend reading this instead of my blog if you had to choose. (Jim Kirk-Wiggins). The above article is part of a series “Is Democracy Dying.” https://www.theatlantic.com/projects/is-democracy-dying/] 

“Poll: Majority of Americans dissatisfied with U.S.politics, doubt divisions will improve soon

The newly released [October 2018) survey found that morethan 8 in 10 Americans think the country is greatly divided about importantvalues. Just 20 percent of Americans say they think the country will becomeless divided over the next few years, and 39 percent think things will getworse. A strong majority of Americans, 77 percent, say they are dissatisfiedwith the state of politics in the country.” *

*( By — Juana Summers, Associated Press PBS News Hour Politics Oct25, 2018 12:15 PM EDT) “

Video by:  politizanehttps://www.youtube.com/user/politizane/communitye

How Unequal We Are: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About The Wealthiest One Percent Of Americans

Wealth Distribution in America:

  • The top 1% own 42% of the wealth in America. The bottom 80% own 7% of the Nations wealth.
  • Or the top 20% of Americans own 93% of the wealth in America.
  • Or the top 10% of Americans own 80% of the wealth in America
  • The Top 1 Percent Of Americans Own Half Of The Country’s Stocks, Bonds, And Mutual Funds:
  • The Top 1 Percent Of Americans Have Only 5 Percent Of The Nation’s Personal Debt:

[How Unequal We Are: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About The Wealthiest One Percent Of Americans https://thinkprogress.org/how-unequal-we-are-the-top-5-facts-you-should-know-about-the-wealthiest-one-percent-of-americans-a1d36a0f10f6/ via @thinkprogress].

Americans confidence in institutions to shape policies that benefit the United states. [Overall]

  • Congress 36%
  • White-house 49%
  • Media 36%
  • FBI 58%
  • Academia 43%
  • Large Corporations 37%

(November 15, 2018 | By Karl Friedhoff) ֨

“It is not just that the one tenth of 1% owns more wealth than the bottom 90%. They don’t put their wealth underneath their mattresses, right. They use that wealth to perpetrate, perpetuate their power. And they do that politically” –

@BernieSanders http://bit.ly/2AXU8jh

HOW TO CALL A CONSTITUION CONVENSION

The familiar part of Article V of the Constitution states thatCongress, with the two-thirds approval of both the House and the Senate, canpropose amendments to the Constitution, subject to ratification bythree-fourths of the states. But there is a second path: “on the applicationof the legislatures” of two-thirds of the states, Congress “shall call a conventionfor proposing amendments,” the amendments being subject to ratification bythree-fourths of the states.

The polarization of America almost 50/50, lack of ourcongress to work together, Violent and provocative speech by Congress and thePresident. The inability to get true and timely information from our media, whohas also turned up the rhetoric. They have all been irresponsible and blind tothe danger they are putting our democracy in. All of this could, and I believewill lead to great violence in America. Possibly a revolution of some scope.

It can start with two-thirds of the state legislatures. Bypassing our current political swamp, media betrayal, and the Elites. But the Elites will not go down without a fight, so this most be a populous and grass roots effort. We need respected and well-known leaders, unencumbered by politics or Elitist. Who are you! Where are you! Here the call of our forefathers! God bless America.

By James Kirk-Wiggins, October 13, 2019, Liberti Press

The Globalization Of America

I am a man of peace and never recommend violence

Again due to the tragic events by Nancy Pelosi, The Global Elites, and Media Oligarchs will continue their attempt at a regime change in America.

I feel impelled to respond, and divert from my sites mission. However, America has been a true light to the world, and since 2016, it can only be described as the darkest evil placing its growing shadow over our land.

Certainly our courageous, Commander and Chief, and his beautiful family may be expected to become weary and discouraged. But they have showed nothing but strength and courage.

We must lift them up in our prayers, organized speeches, and peaceful nation wide protest. We need a grass roots movement with financial support as the Zombies got from Soros and World wide Globalist.

Stand up for America, against this symbol of the whore of Babylon and the Anti-Christ. Stand up for our President and America.

Trump impeachment is a disgrace to American democracy. It is so obviously a blatant political move, supported by the 5 Elite owned media corporations. The destroyers of the truth and diverse, and opposing views. A FREE PRESS!

The Zombie media continues to follow the pack toward chaos, lies, and an agenda the pinochle media spews and likely isn’t privy to the circle of Power.

Corrupted and bought politicians, dependent on campaign contributions as a calfs, directed focus on his mother’s teats describes our legislators.

Clinton Legacy

The cabal of media oligarchs turned a blind eye to; Clinton selling 90% of US uranium to Russian owned company. Whose CEO of the company is good friends with Clinton’s, who often used his private Jet. He also was connected to the Clinton Foundation and a heavy donor.

Joe Biden’s legacy

The media fat capitalist also ignored, Biden’s threat to withhold a billion dollars of US aid, if his son, who was under scrutiny, and a board member of the very company being investigated by the Ukraine AG wasn’t fired immediately.

The two year investigation by the then Attorney General of Ukraine, would be required to be fired to secure the aid package.

No explanation has been given. What was Biden’s son doing on a Ukraine corporations board, how was he hired, paid, and what was his qualifications.

It just so happens that Ukraine was one of the two European nations Obama assigned Biden to assist, counsel, and observe. Is it a coincidence his son was hired by a Ukraine company?

An offer Ukraine could not refuse, “fire the AG investigating my sons company, or I, Joe Biden. am personally going to see you do not get the $Billion aid from the US. Tell me by 6 PM or the deal is off.

Quid pro quo so obvious somebody who just watched Judge Judy would get it. Nepotism, corruption, immoral, a gangster move and total shame for America and her reputation.

Hillary’s Legacy

While sect of State, HRC was in Russia negotiating with the Oligarchs in the development of a Russian Silicon Valley, with 25 US High Tech companies who all but two contributed heavily to the Clinton Foundation.

Bill was making speeches in Russia for $1 million.

The Pentagon was uncomfortable with the possible military use of our technology being given away. No coverage of this either.

This was never on the media, never investigated. Soros and Global Elites are making a move to force US support of Globalism.

HRC was heavily supported and would have started the process. Trump trashed their plans and a global conspiracy has tried to remove him since 2016.

Hillary Clinton received 75% more in campaign contributions than Trump. She had serious medical problems, fainted often, and was unhinged in temper and outburst, told by those who knew her. She still took beating from Donald Trump, say it again, Trump whipped her arse.

Our national sovereignty is at stake. This has all been a coup attempt by Global Elites, Soros, Obama, Clinton’s, Nancy Pelosi, and certain EU nations.

Germany is likely spearheading the EU support, continuing their long tradition of Power madness and chaos addiction. Nazism and White supremacy scum are on a fast track rise in Rhineland.

Patriotic America Legacy

US patriots must stand against this attack on America, Trump, and democracy,

The dark corrupt plague on America must be met and sanitized.

This is a world war, and a clear and present danger to the American people. You will become impoverished slaves of the Global Elites, who will strip away our natural resources.

Just as these same families of imperialist did to the entire continent of Africa, a continent pushed away from hope of future prosperity.

America will become a depleted skeleton, a historical footnote. A sunken Atlantis, never to rise again.

This metamorphosis to a Plutarch Government, will put their iron boots down on the middle class, poor, and everyone not of their anointing.

I am a man of peace and never recommend violence.

Jim Kirk-Wiggins September 26, 2019. (Revised Oct 8, 2019)

God save America.

The Trump Doctrine

The US World Police


The Kurds have been faithful and resourceful allies in Afghanistan, Northern Iraq, and Syria. Many US Special Forces and Commanders will likely feel wrath at our abandoning the Kurds.

The President’s announcement of bringing home the troops from Syria will undoubtedly leave the Kurds, at Turkey’s “National Interest”, or possibly genocide.
However, our longest war in the Mideast, needs a fresh look and hard choices.


By James Kirk-Wiggins, October 8, 2019

If it looks like a Duck, …..

Joe and Hunter Biden, Ukraine, China; all a coincidence

Biden accuses the following stories as typical Trump dirty tricks. Look for yourself.

CSPAN Transcript of Inteview: You Tube

And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t.

So they said they had — they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to — or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said — I said, call him. I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.


The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton (Fox News) Billions of dollars transferred to Hunter Biden’s firm per Steve Hilton. Hunter Biden on the board of a company who sold spyware face recognition Software for China to clamp down on descendants.

Peter Schweizer @peterschweizer

My piece in the @NYTimesOpEd today on the Bidens: “Congress can and should conduct an inquiry to determine whether anything illegal occurred.”

“As vice president, Joe Biden served as point person on American policy toward China and Ukraine. In both instances, his son Hunter, a businessman, landed deals he was apparently unqualified to score save for one thing: his father,” Schweizer also wrote.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/09/opinion/what-hunter-biden-did-was-legal-and-thats-the-problem.html …

He was attempting to control corruption. That’s why he wanted them to fire the prosector, Biden suggested. Biden says we’re holding back the Billion dollar loan guarantee’s if you don’t fire the prosecutor before I leave in six hours. They fired the prosecutor.

Question: Was he motivated by trying to control or reduce Ukraine Corruption, by threatening to withhold the Billion dollar loan guarantee unless they fire the alleged corrupt state prosecutor?

In 2014 Ukraine rioted over corruption. Joe Biden wen to Ukraine to help control the corruption.

Three weeks later Biden’s son if offered a job on the board of directors of Burisma which was under investigation for corruption, and paid Hunter Biden’s firm over one million dollars a year. No charges have been brought against Burisma. Same month Joe Biden announced his candidacy for President, Hunter Biden resigned from Burisma. Hunter was recently discharged from the Navy reserves for testing positive for Cocaine. Had no known experience in natural gas or Ukraine.

In Dec. 2013 Biden visits China and by his side is his son hunter. Two weeks later Hunters firm created an investment fund with the bank of china, controlled by the government of China. They hoped to earn 1.5 Billion dollars, Hunter still plays a roll in the fund and his stake is about $500,000.

Wikileaks Podesta Emails

New York Times, “Joe Biden, his son and the case against a Ukrainian oligarch,” by James Risen: “When Vice President Biden traveled to Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday for a series of meetings with the country’s leaders, one of the issues on his agenda was to encourage a more aggressive fight against Ukraine’s rampant corruption and stronger efforts to rein in the power of its oligarchs. But the credibility of the vice president’s anticorruption message may have been undermined by the association of his son, Hunter Biden, with one of Ukraine’s largest natural gas companies, Burisma Holdings, and with its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, who was Ukraine’s ecology minister under former President Viktor F. Yanukovych before he was forced into exile. Hunter Biden, 45, a former Washington lobbyist, joined the Burisma board in April 2014. … Geoffrey Pyatt went on to call for an investigation into ‘the misconduct’ of the prosecutors who wrote the letters. In his speech, the ambassador did not mention Hunter Biden’s connection to Burisma. But Edward C. Chow, who follows Ukrainian policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the involvement of the vice president’s son with Mr. Zlochevsky’s firm undermined the Obama administration’s anticorruption message in Ukraine.”

THE GUARDIAN – MAY 14, 2014

I get it: he likes to keep busy. He has even found the time to join the board of a gas company called Burisma Holdings Ltd.

Never heard of it. Perhaps that’s because it’s a Ukrainian gas company; Ukraine’s largest private gas producer, in fact. He’s taking charge of the company’s legal unit.

Isn’t that a bit fishy? Why do you say that?

Because he’s the vice-president’s son! That’s a coincidence. “This is totally based on merit,” said Burisma’s chairman, Alan Apter.

He doesn’t sound very Ukrainian. He’s American, as is the other new board member, Devon Archer.

Who? Devon Archer, who works with Hunter Biden at Rosemont Seneca partners, which is half owned by Rosemont Capital, a private equity firm founded by Archer and Christopher Heinz.

Who? Christopher Heinz … John Kerry’s stepson.

I think Putin’s propaganda people can take a long weekend; their work is being done for them. What do you mean?

Hasn’t Joe Biden pledged to help Ukraine become more energy independent in the wake of its troubles with Russia? Well, yes.

And isn’t Burisma, as a domestic producer, well positioned to profit from rising gas prices caused by the conflict? Possibly, but Hunter Biden is a salaried board member, not an investor. According to anonymous sources in the Wall Street Journal, neither Rosemont Seneca nor Rosemont Capital has made any financial investment in Burisma.

So it’s not fishy at all? No one’s saying that.

THE GUARDIAN – MAY 14, 2014

There certainly is a lot of circumstances and opportunities for corruption by Biden’s son, Hunter Biden and Joe Biden’s involvement. The coincidences are extraordinary, surely an ethical and savvy politician would have seen the danger and would have avoided in semblance of impropriety. Joe Biden did not. If he’s not complicit in a quid pro quo in Ukraine or China he didn’t use good judgment in allowing his son to get million dollar deals on his coattails.

Coincidence:

For an old spy and codebreaker like myself, nothing in the world happens by coincidence. (Malcolm Nance)

Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys. (Emma Bull)
A common complaint about stories that include excessive coincidence is that the story is ‘unrealistic.’ (Jane Lindskold)

I don’t believe in coincidence. (Juliette Binoche)

[Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/coincidence-quotes%5D

Some people do believe in Coincidence, but in their narrative or face you always see a smile or an eye blink. I’ll just conclude as I started; IF IT LOOKS LIKE A DUCK, WALKS LIKE A DUCK, QUACKS LIKE A DUCK,  IT MUST BE A DUKE.

By Jim Kirk-Wiggins, October 10, 2019. Liberti Press.


Follow The Money

The American Plutocracy

Below are a lot of figures of who’s on first and who’s outfield. I called America a Plutocracy; a government ran by the rich. Money and Power are often the same. These are the Elites who control our political parties, our representatives and senators, the PACS, the organizations and corporations. Thus they control who get’s elected and the elected if they want re-election. This must all be stripped away. All of it. PACS Gone. Organizations and Corporation donors gone, donations to parties, and parties and other candidates’ donations. All that should remain is individual donors and a severe limit on this.

This is the only way to break up the Plutocracy from controlling our government. If congress cannot fix their own house we should tear their house down. Vote everyone out. No incumbents. Just say NO!

The next thing to strip this Elite shadow government or Plutocracy is severe Anti-Trust legislation. No exceptions. Including Media, Energy, Banks, Transportation, every privately-owned organization. It’s happened in the past with the railroads, Standard Oil, and Bell Telephone come to mind. If we want to get our country back this as a minimum must be done. This is not negotiable in a democracy or a representative republic.

If you haven’t noticed the Elite controlling our nation, then you aren’t paying attention. Of course the media is controlling the information you get, and the Plutocracy is trying to keep you occupied with “bread and circuses” (Fat and Happy or a diversion)

I’m not calling for storming the capital, anarchy, Bernie Sanders Socialism, or Marxism. I’m calling for Democracy Now!

Look over the numbers, and see what you see.

By Jim Kirk-Wiggins, October 6, 2019.

Congressional Basic Salaries (doesn’t include office furniture, healthcare, home state office etc.) *

(The salary of Members of Congress has been frozen since 2009)

House of Representatives *

The Members’ Representational Allowance (MRA): Supporting Personnel, Office Expenses, Travel to the District, and Mail for Members of the House. (the MRA may not be used to defray any personal or campaign-related expenses.)

2017 MRAs ranged from $1,251,177 to $1,433,709, with an average of $1,315,523.

Congressional Base Salary (2009)

Speaker of the House $223,500 per annum

Majority and Minority Leaders $193,400 per annum

All other Representatives (including Delegates and Resident Commissioner From Puerto Rico) $174,000 per annum

Committee member employee’s: House 172K to 168K.


Senate *

The Senators’ Official Personnel and Office Expense Account (SOPOEA): Supporting Personnel, Office Expenses, and Mail for U.S. Senators. (may not to be used to defray any personal, political, or campaign-related expenses.) (FY 2018)

a range of $3,192,760 to $5,052,317. 24 The average allowance is $3,467,971.

Senator’s base Salary (2009)

President pro tempore $193,400 per annum

Majority and Minority Leaders $193,400 per annum (2009)

All other Senators $174,000 per annum

Committee member employee’s 171K to 169k (2009)

*[Congressional Research Service

(2019). Senate.gov. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from https://www.senate.gov/CRSpubs/9c14ec69-c4e4-4bd8-8953-f73daa1640e4.pdf


House candidates who won in 2012 raked in an average of $1,689,580 in campaign contributions. *

Senate candidates each raised an average of $10,476,451. *

*How much does it cost to win a seat in Congress? If you have to ask…. (2019). MSNBC. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/how-much-does-it-cost-win-seat-congre
 Top Candidates Receiving Donations
Bernie Sanders (D) $46,178,832
Doug Jones (D) $28,645,796
Elizabeth Warren (D) $35,527,781
Kamala Harris (D) $24,832,245
Tammy Baldwin (D) $30,297,308
Pat Toomey (R) $25,772,712
Debbie Stabenow (D) $17,009,106
Rick Scott (R) $85,344,985
Charles E Schumer (D) $18,305,798
Bernie Sanders (D) $46,178,832
Marco Rubio (R) $19,784,746
Jacky Rosen (D) $26,246,447
Rob Portman (R) $23,059,293
Tim Kaine (D) $20,843,557
Ron Johnson (R) $17,790,901
Maggie Hassan (D) $20,277,620
Kirsten Gillibrand (D) $34,166,184
Tammy Duckworth (D) $19,062,247
Ted Cruz (R) $43,552,966
Catherine Cortez Masto (D) $22,150,030
Bob Casey (D) $20,230,312
Sherrod Brown (D) $26,685,539
Mike Braun (R) $18,584,856

 

*Large Versus Small Individual Donations. (2019). OpenSecrets. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from https://www.opensecrets.org/elections-overview/large-vs-small-donations?cycle=2020&type=A


Top Individual Contributors

Politics, T. (2019). Top Individual Contributors: All Federal Contributions | OpenSecretsOpensecrets.org. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from https://www.opensecrets.org/overview/topindivs.php

(Follow link Very Large Number of Individual Donors, Interesting however)

 

Top Organizational Contributors

1 Bloomberg LP $95,892,625 $754,231 $95,138,394
2 Fahr LLC $73,100,331 $317,619 $72,782,712
3 Las Vegas Sands $62,359,400 $734,400 $61,625,000
4 Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse Treatment & Research $61,388,300 $263,300 $61,125,000
5 Carpenters & Joiners Union $42,029,479 $2,814,155 $39,215,324
6 Service Employees International Union $41,474,545 $2,464,138 $39,010,407
7 Uline Inc $39,717,011 $1,980,043 $37,736,968
8 Laborers Union $31,875,363 $3,170,597 $28,704,766
9 American Federation of Teachers $31,090,948 $3,215,086 $27,875,862
10 Senate Majority PAC $29,379,217 $4,300 $29,374,917
11 Paloma Partners $27,697,200 $3,117,200 $24,580,000
12 Environment America $27,397,171 $85,171 $27,312,000
13 American Action Network $26,566,362 $3,513 $26,562,849
14 Senate Leadership Fund $24,221,940 $9,400 $24,212,540
15 National Education Assn $20,723,106 $2,805,328 $17,917,778
16 Republican Governors Assn $20,685,250 $250 $20,685,000
17 Soros Fund Management $20,251,221 $1,045,335 $19,205,886
18 League of Conservation Voters $19,693,651 $3,231,723 $16,461,928
19 Citadel LLC $19,604,380 $1,202,880 $18,401,500
20 One Nation $18,550,000 $0 $18,550,000
21 National Assn of Realtors $17,322,883 $4,952,440 $12,370,443
22 Euclidean Capital $16,391,900 $1,191,900 $15,200,000
23 Renaissance Technologies $15,768,764 $4,448,414 $11,320,350
24 Blackstone Group $15,602,036 $2,746,086 $12,855,950
25 America Votes $14,734,726 $3,584 $14,731,142
26 Microsoft Corp $14,107,059 $5,404,166 $8,702,893
27 American Federation of State/Cnty/Munic Employees $14,094,569 $2,852,928 $11,241,641
28 Amazon.com $13,626,791 $3,356,941 $10,269,850
29 NextGen Climate Action $12,897,357 $1,850 $12,895,507
30 Newsweb Corp $12,688,124 $1,127,024 $11,561,100
31 House Majority PAC $12,351,527 $3,325 $12,348,202
32 Koch Industries $12,102,359 $4,406,499 $7,695,860
33 Operating Engineers Union $11,008,412 $3,777,433 $7,230,979
34 United Food & Commercial Workers Union $10,804,591 $2,044,518 $8,760,073
35 Democratic Governors Assn $10,729,496 $141,933 $10,587,563
36 Club for Growth $10,317,840 $3,568,331 $6,749,509
37 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $10,280,989 $4,431,078 $5,849,911
38 Action Now Initiative $9,878,025 $25 $9,878,000
39 Marcus & Millichap $9,688,457 $1,187,957 $8,500,500
40 Simon Youth Foundation $9,654,560 $2,368,535 $7,286,025
41 EMILY’s List $9,427,340 $5,715,245 $3,712,095
42 Charles Schwab Corp $9,283,327 $2,928,093 $6,355,234
43 Bain Capital $8,985,728 $1,993,478 $6,992,250
44 AT&T Inc $8,202,979 $7,631,093 $571,886
45 Alphabet Inc $8,201,449 $7,321,779 $879,670
46 American Bridge 21st Century $8,114,623 $2,498 $8,112,125
47 Communications Workers of America $8,014,502 $1,871,126 $6,143,376
48 Bernard Marcus Family Foundation $7,994,268 $1,479,668 $6,514,600
49 Susquehanna International Group $7,730,148 $349,513 $7,380,635
50 Mountaire Corp $7,564,752 $899,752 $6,665,000
51 United Steelworkers $7,509,877 $796,262 $6,713,615

Politics, T. (2019). Top Organization Contributors: All Federal Contributions | OpenSecretsOpensecrets.org. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from https://www.opensecrets.org/overview/toporgs.php

 

  Receipts 2017-2018

ActBlue $1,261,994,020
Senate Majority PAC $164,210,171
Congressional Leadership Fund $157,809,212
Senate Leadership Fund $130,711,576
EMILY’s List $110,152,068
House Majority PAC $95,686,237
Service Employees International Union $81,378,447
Independence USA PAC $65,188,915
NextGen Climate Action $64,454,572
Priorities USA Action $43,482,095
America First $39,002,821
Laborers Union $35,530,297
New Republican PAC $34,185,976
End Citizens United $33,098,237
National Assn of Realtors $32,334,959
Moveon.org $31,761,203
League of Conservation Voters $31,571,416
Club for Growth $29,545,163
RGA Right Direction $26,156,088
American Federation of State/Cnty/Munic Employees $24,886,228

Voting For Democrats

My grandmother, from Savannah Georgia, always voted Democrat. Any conversation always led back to The Great Depression.

I ask my dad, who was a loyal member of a national Trade Union. His response was simply; The Democrats are for the working man, Republicans look after the rich.

Wasn’t President Lincoln a Republican?

From a Member of the Obama Coalition

Obama is a racist without a doubt If he believes this, to feel Trump was somehow connected to election of a black president followed by election of a white President? Is this Obama’s view.

Obama’s disappointing performance as the first Black President, certainly hurt Hillary’s campaign.

What is so amazing is many Americans automatically vote Democrat, when it’s so obvious their vote is taken for granted and with no benefit received.

From elder white southerners who’s families were staunch democrats since Franklin Roosevelt.

Trade unionists who have seen their plants close, from trade agreements supported by the Democratic Party.

With our media information 90% supporting the Democrat party, it’s unlikely for Americans to know the truth. A early warning on this from our founding fathers.

Finally, the election of America’s first Black President, which I initially supported. And after 8 years to see Black America has greater, unemployment, lower wages, no prison, or effort for police education and reform.

Look around at the Black communities in most American largest cities. Are they better off after 8 years from a Black Democrat President. He was always more Democrat than black.

It’s time that many Americans rethink, those who vote straight democrat every election as if they had no choice.

You have a choice, it will be difficult to become an informed voter with most media obviously practically part of the Democratic Party.

And any conflicting opinions labeled as right wingers, racist, or Nazi’s.

Quit being the Democratic parties door mat. Make them earn your vote or vote for someone else or boycott the vote.

Jim Kirk-Wiggins (c) October 1, 2019


DO WE NEED A NEW AMERICAN REVOLUTION

*Forget A Civil War, We need A New American Revolution Washington Post, May 29, 2018, by John Ferling

This was an editorial by the Washington Post, over a year ago. I was of course suspicious by that alone. However, it appears almost on target.

Before the American revolution the English representatives were hereditary or despotic. Keeping the same elite aristocracy as the major representatives for all the people.

The middle tier, farmers, labors were very under represented. As the cost for a seat in the USA costs $1 million to $10 million. With SUPER PACS and major donations coming from the wealthy Elite. Who through their purse strings actually control congress.

Thus we have the same Oligarchs as pre- revolution England.

Our congress has become so polarized, set in a time loop of continuous, intrigue, looking for corruption everywhere but in their own house. Thus they are polarized, paralyzed, tigers chasing their own tales.

The English and some US constitutional writers, fear of a too powerful executive branch over the legislative branch is a fact, because the legislature is truly the Circus in America’s government, not Donald Trump.

Another similarity with resistance to English rule was perpetual war. The latest period of wars in the Mideast – Desert Storm 1990, Invasion of Afghanistan 2001, Invasion of Iraq 2004. You could say the troops on the ground and terrorism recruiting as a result, has created a 19 year war, unless you consider state sponsored terrorism beginning in 1990. Thus a 30 year war.

As an afterthought, consider reading Jack London’s “Iron Heal” published one 1904. He did write other books than about dogs. “The Call of the Wild “ was likely one of the first books that got me hooked on reading, no matter how much of a juvenile delinquent I became, I always read.

I don’t necessarily agree we need a revolution, but our government needs to be grabbed by the collar and given a good shaking.

The anger, frustration, politicians destabilizing, and the polarization may actually cause a revolution or a period of nationwide violence with devastating results. Someone or some many, need to start showing restraint and consider doing what’s best for all Americans, and our democracy.

By James Kirk-Wiggins, (c) September 30, 2019.

*For Get A Civil War, We Need A new American Revolution

THE AMERICAN VIOLENCE EXPLAINED

AMERICAN MILITARISM: BIRTH OF A NATION

As the website name implies, we’re interested in promoting peace. However, I don’t think most Americans are aware how violent oriented we’ve become or think about it.

It’s like the metaphor; “how to boil a frog”. Briefly if you aren’t aware of this story; You put the frog in in pot on the stove in water temperature comfortable for the frog so he doesn’t jump out. Then you slowly raise the temperature so the frog doesn’t notice, next thing you know you have boiled frog.

(This is a metaphor, please for the sake of frogs, don’t do this at home.)

The growth of American violence has increased in the new millennium rapidly. Our early history in the colonial America’s wilderness, Indians, lawlessness, isolation and numerous wars put us on an early violent birth.

List_of_wars_involving_the_United_States

America has seemed to accept war routinely, since there has only been 21 years of peace since out beginning.

War has always seemed fearful certainly to our population, but with the threat of thermal nuclear war, the spread of countries with weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the apparent unpredictability of some international leaders has turned the water temperature significantly up.

We were soldiers. (Many of us are or have been soldiers or veterans.) LIVING AMERICAN VETERANS 21,065,561 09/30/2017 (VA.GOV 04/19) The projected active duty end strength in the armed forces for FY 2017 was 1,281,900 people, with an additional 801,200 people in the seven reserve components. (GOOGLE SEARCH PAGE SUMMARY, 05/17)

Our National Priority appears to be Military Strength.Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, March 4, 2016) 2% is spent on infrastructure, 3% on Education, 2% on Science and Medical research, 10% on safety net programs. $600 Billion is military spending.

Military Spending in the United States. In fiscal year 2015, military spending is projected to account for 54 percent of all federal discretionary spending, a total of $598.5 billion. (GOOGLE SEARCH PAGE SUMMARY, 05/17) LIST OF US DEFENSE CONTRACTORS

The above data isn’t intended to complain about our priorities, but rather to see what Americans have come to accept as the status quo, and how many Americans have been directly touched by the violence of war.

(Thus increasing our pot temperature. This frog is getting hot.)

But why do Americans accept our leaders war mentality, ok US security mentality, and the lopsided priorities of our tax dollars on the military.

The large number of veterans surely didn’t come back and say; “hot damn, that was fun, war is the bomb.” Some did, but I think most believe they served their country honorably, and war is not a good thing. I salute veterans,

I am a Vietnam veteran, and I’m proud of our veterans and soldiers. Yet, I believe war is not a good thing. Yet we keep repeating it. Remember 93% of the time since America’s birth we’ve been at some form of war.

Not all were large conflicts, look at the link above. One thing that stood out to me, was the years we were at war or invaded Mexico since 1846 was 35 years. Wow, they should maybe consider building that wall for their protection.

PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION FOR WAR As many as 97% of US kids age 12-17 play video games…. More than half of the top 50 video games contain violence. Violent video games have been blamed for school shootings, bullying, and violence towards women. (PROCON.ORG, 06/03/16)

By age 18, a U.S. youth will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence. American Psychiatric Association –(PARENTAL TELEVISION COUNSIL)

Blood video games

American sports become more violent every year. Wrestling looks brutal, MMA fighting is brutal. Watch a MMA match fight and the below video and enough said.

MMA Fighters

Continue reading “THE AMERICAN VIOLENCE EXPLAINED”

Bread and Circuses

The following is off topic for this blog. Yet, it may be worth considering or it may be worth rejecting like UFO’s.

The Elite and Shadow government give us bread and circuses to keep us content and controlled. (something, as extravagant entertainment, offered as an expedient means of pacifying discontent or diverting attention from a source of grievance.)


Consider what is the bread and circuses of 2019. It is definitely of greater complexity and diversity than when it was first scratched in Ancient Rome.


Don’t eat the bread or go to the circuses. Possible suspects for now, is politics, candidates, democracy, entertainment, and opposition media; such as MSNBC and FOX. Both being bread or circuses for their respective prey.


Live simply, analyze everything cheap or free, and not of your own unpredictable choice.

Think outside, the outside and conclude the un-obvious, beyond the fringe. Look content from consumption.

Paranoia is an artificial barrier. Set your mind free. (I am taking my meds.)

The above picture shows the success of Rome’s attempt to pacify their citizens with Bread and Circus’s. (Colosseum’s, Gladiator’s, etc. ) They fell from foreign invasions, as Rome weakened from the corruption of the elite and the government the elite corrupted. Their failure to inspire and strengthen their citizens as they stunted their personal growth, blocked exceptionalism, induced a lazy, unmotivated, and produced content citizens to mediocrity.

An added factor in America’s Elite Revolution is chaos, anger, division, hate, polarization, and total information and entertainment control.

Left, Right, Socialism, Fascism, Racism, and an overflow of immigrants, are not movements. They are chaos and control.

There are not many wise, honest, strong, and fearless men and women in America today to turn this revolution that began many years ago. I’d be totally surprised to see one such leader in America to confront this.

I’m not a prophet and speak from history not inspiration. Awaken America, it’s our only hope.

A Christian in the World

Greetings, In my previous Blog entry, “We Fall Down, We Get Up”, I wrote much on “The World”. About our place in it, and the traps and snares, in it for Christians. In this Blog I’m merely going to back up much of what I said with scripture.

I think this may have the benefit to hit home a bit more, and not sound like I was just giving you my opinion. Maybe you want to study this a few scriptures at a time, and consider, meditate on, your actions, and implementation of in your life as an authentic Christian as Wheat and not  a Tare.

Key Passages: Concerning Believers and the World.

John 3:17 “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

John 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

1 John 5:5 Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

1 John 5:4-5 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith. Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God For it is written, “He is THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE IN THEIR CRAFTINESS”; [Those who mock, and jeer at Christians, at you, are shown to be foolish before God]

John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. [Our recognition of worldliness in others and ourselves.]

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.

Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.

2 Corinthians 6:17 “Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord. “AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you.

2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us. [Our fellowship with tares that grow with the wheat, is warned against. Otherwise, we may be persuaded their conduct is acceptable for believers. This is often very difficult to do.]

The World Revealed

Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.

1 John 5:19 We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Believers and the world

John 15:18-19 “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.

Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Matthew 10:22 “You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.

2 Corinthians 4:18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

Matthew 13:38 and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;

Matthew 13:39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.

Matthew 13:35 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES; I WILL UTTER THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.”

1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.[When we will God is not near, through faith we know he is always with us.]

Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;

1 John 3:13 Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you.

John 15:19 “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.

  • John 17:16
  • John 16:33

Nonbelievers and the world

1 John 4:5 They are from the world; therefore, they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them.

2 Peter 3:3-5 Know this first, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,

  • Matthew 13:49

Christ and the world

Galatians 1:4 who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

John 15:19 “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.

John 12:46 “I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.

John 9:5 “While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” [This is also our relationship to the world]

  • 1 Timothy 6:7
  • 1 John 2:2
  • John 16:28
  • Galatians 1:4
  • 1 John 4:14
  • John 1:10

God and the world

1 John 2:15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 John 4:9 By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.

John 3:31 “He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth He who comes from heaven is above all.

John 17:15 “I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. [Why do you think Christ didn’t want believers to be taken out of the world at this time?]

1 John 4:4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

1 John 4:17 By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.

John 17:23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.

The Apostles

1 Corinthians 4:9 For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. [Their faith even through torture, and crucifixion reveals their faith as an example for us.]

Romans 10:18 But I say, surely they have never heard, have they? Indeed they have; “THEIR VOICE HAS GONE OUT INTO ALL THE EARTH, AND THEIR WORDS TO THE ENDS OF THE WORLD.”

[The many verses above from the New Testament, are mostly spoken by Christ. It is clearly presented what our relationship should be with the world of non-believer, our attitude and conduct in the world, what the world is and represents to us. You may wish to go and again read the last blog, now that you have a firm understanding of THE WORLD. The deceiver tries to blind us of the reality of the world, and it sometimes seems the church is not teaching truly a key part of the Christians life.]

By James Kirk-Wiggins, September 19, 2019

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