The Morning Mix, for July 29, 2011 - 8:00am
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Perhaps you will be able to help everyone to think differently.
The continued erosion of government services - the transfer of money to the rich - is being done without any public awareness. Two examples - scientific study of space is being shifted from NASA to private enterprisers who have to be "incentivized". Second - the U. S Post Office is closing rural offices, laying off personnel and transferring their work to private franchiser and
FedEx. The privatization is done at a higher cost to the user of the postal service. And businesses could be charged more for their subsidized bulk mailings. But this is not a sexy issue. Thank you.
Almost forgot - look at BlackWater and Brown and Root.
Bob Marley sang, "Why can't we roam this open country? / Oh, why can't we be what we want to be? / We want to be free..." ["Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Road Block)"]
Project Censored and The Morning Mix is the most progressive morning show KPFA has ever had, or at least that I've heard in the last few decades. Thank you KPFA and KPFA supporters! "Let's push things forward," to quote The Streets.
The commons was never meaningfully addressed by the previous morning show, so I thank you all for persevering despite the old morning show faction's distortions and deceptions trying to cling to the time-slot to further their Wellstone Democrat agenda with their corrupt CWA union, fallacious KPFA "worker" website, and complicit pundits.
Regarding the commons, one suggestion difficult to air, beyond "old fashioned organizing," is to critique current organizing efforts and, particularly, large organizations and unions that are afraid or unwilling to address this issue in their ideological presentations and strategies. Too often they insist on confining us within the language of "private property." If you already participate in a social justice organization, raise the principle of the commons with them if they haven't already incorporated it into their agenda. The same goes for political parties to which one may subscribe. If the political party you support doesn't support or promote the principle of the commons, ask yourself and them, "why not?"
Also, I always wondered why the past morning show's labor reports with David Bacon never really questioned the monopolistic two corporate party political paradigm, nor ever seriously questioned the large unions that refuse to seriously stand up for their members or workers in general. This is likely because David Bacon and the past morning show broadcasters are Democrats, shield that corporate party, and, therefore, hold back from unbridled truth-telling. Steve Zeltzer's labor reports are a refreshing and courageous effort toward lifting the veil of mystification behind the most unsung issue in public radio--labor.
Thanks again Project Censored and KPFA supporters and listeners. Three cheers for KPFA!
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