Here in an excellent essay is a fact based assessment of American society. It is a very unhappy story and, if we don’t reverse it by flushing the present Congress out of office in 2014 and 2016, within another decade the country will be unrecognizable. Only the citizens of America can stop the conversion of the country from a democratic republic to an fascist oligarchy. It is entirely up to us. Personally I think the Red value, Blue value split is g! oing to become wider and wider.
Bill Moyers: “That Sound You Hear Is the Shredding of the Social Contract”
BILL MOYERS – Mother Jones
Uruguay is a socially progressive country that gets almost no attention from corporate media, but that is doing some interesting things with social policy, the latest being the creation of a legal Marijuana industry, like wine making. Heading the government is a former “terrorist” who, to my mind, is the most interesting head of state in this hemisphere.
Uruguay’s President José Mujica: No Palace, No Motorcade, no Frills
JONATHAN WATTS – The Guardian (U.K.)
Here is where the extraordinary move by Uruguay to create a proper Marijuana business and regulation model now stands. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out. I think it is going to be very successful, which is to say, it will just disappear into the background of life like gay marriage. Essentially, a non-issue if addressed sensibly and fairly.
Uruguay to Legalize Marijuana, Senate Says
DARIO KLEIN, CATHERINE E. SHOICHET and RAFAEL ROMO – CNN