The War at Home

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Published on The Doomstead Diner on December 12, 2020

 

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The War at Home – Rebellion from Scott Noble on Vimeo

This is K-Dog.  With RE having health issues I'm stepping up to help keep the Diner going.  On my own website yesterday I posted a movie.  I'm bringing the video here for you to see.

Many of you know the history of our country is not exactly what we were taught in school.  Howard Zinn's 'A Peoples History of The United States' is a book that describes some of our hidden national history.  Oliver Stone's book with Peter Kuznick 'The Untold History of the United States' is another such book.  'A Renegade History of the United States' by Thaddeus Russell is a third.  The above film carries the tradition of these books forward.  Unless you are a professional historian with an interest in the U.S. labor movement, there will be things in this move you don't know about.  

I have long been a fan of Scott Noble. The film was only released yesterday.  I am on Scott Nobel's mailing list so I found out about his new movie right away.

America is divided, but not like 'never before'. Class struggle in recent decades has been invisible. The riches of progress blurred the dividing line between those who have and those who have not. Yet the structure of American Society has not changed. A small minority continues to control our economy and continues to make all important decisions.

It is common for dissidents to entirely blame our upper class for the oppression of the lower. At the time of the early footage in this film, I agree that was the situation.

I see things differently in our present circumstances. Without making excuses for the tyranny of corporate America people do have power to change things. Voting can bring change. Which is why like the old Soviet Union, America has a one party system. A system owned by our plutocracy. Over time the American Democratic Party became no more than Republican Lite.

Nothing prevents the rise of a new political party. A party that could create a just and fair nation based on principles of equity. A nation capable of dealing with the existential threat of climate change and resource depletion. Problems which no longer loom on the horizon. Problems which have arrived.

Far too many average people imagine themselves as impoverished members of the upper class. Such people dream of the day they will take a place in our plutocracy and exploit their neighbors. Evil is always with us. Unfortunately if justice does not gain serious traction now, if Americans do not re-discover values of truth and trust, misery will ruin America. Poverty and pestilence will dominate our lives with a totality never seen before. I say that with confidence because a species only goes extinct once.

A nation of haves and have-nots will not address existential threat. There is no common interest. That is the reason. If enough money will buy luxury while billions starve, we are in serious trouble.

Single payer health care would be a start. So would a $15 dollar an hour minimum wage. Carbon credits are essential (Fee and Dividend with all proceeds distributed as a UBI). Denial of climate change must end.

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