Friday, February 2, 2018

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Is Free Thought Becoming Extinct in America?

Have Americans lost their ability to be free thinkers? Is free thought becoming extinct in America? Tribalism is running wild in America today. Moreover, it has become a key component in social control. The goal is to put everybody in a tribe that works to shut down their self-identity. In many ways, it defines a person. 

It might be the Gay/LGBT tribe. It might be the White Supremacist tribe. It could be the Black person tribe. The science tribe. The Politician tribe. Then you have the feminist tribe or the workers tribe. The list of tribes grows every single day it seems.

Tribalism is a dangerous thing. We are all born with our very own unique skills, morality, and experiences that shape the way we think.  We all have our own special way of being creative. We all have our own ideas and we all have special feelings that inspire us. 

If it were not for tribalism people would not be put into these assorted boxes. We would all be who we are. We would see many different perspectives on a spectrum of issues. Progressivism versus Conservatism for example. We should have a society that promotes these individualities which foster diversity. More creativity, more ideas, more free-flowing discourse in our politics. 

However, what we got is a top-down demand to get back into your box fall in line. Will any blue do ring a bell? Get back to your tribe you belong too. Don't step aside from the bounds now or we will chastise you. Color inside the lines no abstract art is allowed. Follow the rules of your tribe or get spanked. 

There are Examples

If your Gay you must be a progressive, you can't be conservative. If you're a scientist you can't believe anything that steps outside your sensibilities and have faith in GOD. These are but a few examples but in every case, you have a set of guidelines that are prescribed and ordered by your peers. Especially in the present with social media, there is ever increasing social pressure to conform to the tribe. If you consider yourself to be progressive, you can't agree with anything Donald Trump does or you will be booted from the group and blocked on Facebook for example. The demand that we all conform to these ever-growing tribes comes from the top. What we have instead of trickle down economics which doesn't work. We have trickled down social engineering which does.

This is all enforced by social pressure. It feeds on every single human being desire to belong. All of us, for the most part, have a desire to be part of something in this world. The fear of being isolated and alone is a strong one. There have been studies conducted by Social Psychologist that social pressure is the most determining factor on what people deem to be true or false. [See Source]
 People will go along with the tribe and the social pressure even if it contradicts what they see or feel. Studies have shown that people will expel direct evidence in front of them with the narratives of the tribe. Tribalism is a very powerful and destructive force working like cancer through the American people and you can see it unfold daily in our public discourse. 

Tribalism is Being Used As A Weapon by The Powers That Be!

It is a weapon for social debasement and engineering. What is the end goal? Social Control. Mostly for political control and it all starts by dividing people. Therefore, politics matters in our view in the House of Public Discourse. Where better than to gain control of a myriad of segments in our society than from controlling elected officials. It has happened before, and therefore history is repeating itself.  

The aftereffect of this is to keep humanity down in its place. The goal is to suppress free thought plain and simple. There has been a concerted effort to dumb down our society to subdue freedom of expression and personal creativity. This is not a coincidence this is by design. Humanity is intentionally being kept down in our box and you better not step out of it.

Mass Corporate Media and other devices are working to create a battlefield of the minds in America and across the globe. These forces work to try and distort our logic and good common sense. It's the largest physiological test ever conducted, and the scope and scale are beyond what the average person can imagine.

The goal is to prevent people from thinking and stepping outside the tribal box. 

However, if anything of value came out of 2016 people are waking up to the corruption and decline of our country much of it due to tribalism. We here in the House of Public Discourse are attempting to assist those in recognizing that we all must look and step outside of these ersatz lines they [ Globalist & Socialist Engineers] have herded us all into. The most dangerous threat to the Global Elitist and political establishments is the American people waking from this voodoo spell of tribalism we have been under for decades now in America. These powers that be are threatened by the true freedom of speech, expression, will, and finally thought.

Free Thought Explained 

The House of Public Discourse would encourage each person to step out of their boxes and explore all that you are capable of being. It's time to cast aside the pangs of " Party Identification" in the realm of politics and start supporting those who promote free public supported healthcare and education. We need to all become public advocates to demand that our elected officials represent the people instead of private special interest. " Free Thinkers" should not cast one vote for a politician who does not support overturning Citizen's United. We should throw out every politician who will not support the doing away with the regime change Imperialist foreign policy. In this writer’s view, I see more and more people awakening but sadly too many still confined to their tribal box. There is no doubt in my mind that the political establishment of both parties and their deep-pocketed paymasters would like to see “Free Thought" become extinct. Let's all help one another and overcome this plan to herd us all up in a tribal box. If not, Free Thought will become extinct in America. While writing this article I was reminded of an old-school Teddy Pendergrass song. Wake Up, Everybody!

Written By: Johnny Hill 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Voices From the House

Remember – treason is about “waging war” against the United States. Treason is about the intent to bring about the downfall of the country.

So far the evidence is that members of the Trump administration are focused on using it (the nation) for their private gains; any collusion (even if proven) would demonstrate the intent to enhance their own positions.

Bringing about the downfall of the nation would NOT be in their interests – and there is no evidence that it is what they are trying to do (it might, however, turn out to be an inadvertent consequence).

Can we stop referring to members of the Trump administration as traitors (people who commit treason)? There are many words/phrases to describe them, so far “treason” isn’t one of them. [Friend of the House-Dennis Freeland]

Friday, December 8, 2017

There Is a Way to Retain the Advantages of Capitalism AND Socialism

There Is a Way to Retain the Advantages of Capitalism AND Socialism.

Ross Garside
Here is my take on what Progressives should be shooting for.
It is neither Socialism, nor Capitalism, nor a blend.
It is about a complimentary, but hard, physical separation of turf.

Capitalism works as a fantastic motivator of "For Profit" activity.
The problem with it is, MANY activities are about Caring, not making money.

The solution is to split all activities into Capitalism and Socialism ones, based on END-MOTIVE.

All activities should be divided into "primarily Profit Motive" (selling things or services that don't involve Caring Motive), therefore regulated-Capitalism run.

And "primarily Caring Motive" (people, environment, etc), therefore Government run.
"Caring Motive" includes the following:

Defense (Yes, that is "caring", and should be internalized to government to the practical extent possible, including non-ubiquitous weapons-making


Health, including Pharma

Preservation of Culture & Nature;

Internal Gov. Functions, including Elections;
Law Making, Interpretation, Incarceration, and Enforcement;

Postal (the only business mandated by the Constitution, for good reason);

Social, including Social Security and at least one 100% government-run national and local media source;

Basic Research (for which no profit motive is immediately apparent);

Standards-setting for all manner of domestic and international business, and commerce; and international relations.

Regulation of Capitalism would occur where conflicts of Profit Motive against Caring Motive occur; e.g. worker rights, pollution, etc.

Other than that, and taxation necessary to fund Caring Motive activity and Government activity, then to the extent possible, Government would be limited to how much it could impinge on Profit Motive activity.
Similarly, Profit End-Motive money would be barred at all levels of government, other than that taxed by the government.
Caring Activity is far more involved than Profit Activity and must be Government run because injecting profit motive into Caring Activities conflicts with Caring's prime motivation, plus it nearly always makes Caring Activities far less efficient, due to profit-greed.
Corruption ALWAYS results from attempts to mix the two.
In a nutshell, it is dividing the making of profit from things (Non-living Objects & non-Social, e.g. luxury, Services) vs. caring about people & environment (Animate Life).

Friday, June 2, 2017

Millions Marching for Medicare 4 All Planned

Millions Marching for Medicare 4 

Millions Marching for Medicare 4 All will soon be reaching out to the basic humanity that resides
March Organizer Dr. Michael Rushnak M.D.
within all of us, a humanity that links all of us together as Americans to form a perfect union.In order to achieve our unalienable right to health for ourselves and for our posterity, every American will need to understand that there is a fundamental self-interest of each one of us to state with absolute clarity and resolve that WE THE PEOPLE will speak with one crystal clear voice to demand from our elected representatives the justice of a fair and non-profit healthcare system. Let us all recognize and accept that our right to health shall not be abridged by any political system. Therefore, be it resolved that in order to secure the blessings of maximal health for every child, woman, and man within the United States of America that WE THE PEOPLE shall march and rally in every State and that WE THE PEOPLE shall accept nothing less than quick passage of a law that establishes the right of every American to choose Medicare for All. [Michael Rushnak, M.D.]


My belief is that Senate Republicans and Trump will not accept the House passed TRUMP NO CARE as was stated a few weeks ago to avoid these negative headlines. For anyone who believes Trump will allow Obamacare to remain the law, with all due respect you are simply wrong since that would be political death for any Republican running in 2018 since they ran on repeal and replacement of Obamacare as their #1 priority.

That leaves Medicare for All sponsored by Representative John Conyers in the House with a potentially viable plan if Republicans are FORCED to go that way. I say forced because only their constituents can demand that their representatives pass Medicare for all.

However, I don't see any national groundswell among Republican voters for Medicare for all but I believe now is the optimal time for a massive march in DC and all across our nation for Medicare for all in July to persuade them that Medicare for all is in their own best interests.

YES--this is the MOMENT!! Let us seize this moment. Two-thirds of Americans want Medicare for all. The politicians are supposed to work for WE THE PEOPLE--not vice versa as we have let them hoodwink us in the past. Those days are over. Progressives will challenge anyone in the way of a Medicare 4 all law. Progressives represent the voice of WE THE PEOPLE--NOT the for-profit corporations that put profit over people. Look, we can do this by marching in the millions to save lives, prevent suffering, and lowering costs of real healthcare. If not us, WHO? if not now, WHEN?

Dr. Rushnak has been a champion for Medicare for All here is an interview with Dr. Rushnak from 2011.

Written By: Dr. Michael Rushnak M.D.

Millions Marching for Medicare 4 All Needs Statewide Volunteers. Please enlist to help this become a nationwide march by signing up on our page HERE

Friday, May 26, 2017

WTF!!! Editorials Aren't Fake News

Fake News Is the New "Bullshit." 

It's really an amazing social experiment! To watch, listen and read the current public discourse in America.  In an era. where conspiracy theories have become mainstream, where the value of a human life is at an all-time low when partisan politics is worse than ever.  

People believing what works for them regardless of the facts. 

Written editorials aren't fake news. Editorials allow one to state the facts from an individuals point of view. When facts arise to collaborate what was theory then the theory becomes factual. 

Reporting these developments as they occur does not make one a conspiracy theorist. But, what history and good common sense have shown is some of these theories have been proven valid it's the House of Public Discourse view its news. 

Moreover, no matter what your gut-feelings might be on an issue research it from both sides----play the devil's advocate. 

Yes, fake news is real. We have been crushed by it. From both the right and left. But, a little old Independent Progressive Journalist writing editorials on the issues of his/her time is not fake news. 

Furthermore, if a little old Independent Progressive Political Organization with a blog can make one stop and think for just one second then we have accomplished our goal when we embarked on this journalistic journey.  Have a great weekend. [Johnny Hill-House of Public Discourse]

Monday, May 22, 2017

War Propaganda an American Tradition!

War Propaganda an American Tradition!

Sandy Schanberg
We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth. [ Sandy Schanberg-Former New York Times Reporter]

War Made Simple 

America's presidents and pundits keep spinning us towards death. Since World War II we have seen an escalation of US military actions across the world. Massive missile strikes and troops station all over the globe. There have been all out wars and countless occupations. 

The public face of the reasons for these military actions has varied. But, the one thing they all have in common is geopolitical interest. These interests are complex and they exist everywhere. These wars for geopolitical interest have risen their ugly faces at different times and different places.
These wars haven't emulated this complexity. Over the last 50 years, the decisions to liberate and use military force has been left up to a group of elite Washington policy makers and the lobbyist and special interest that line their pockets. 

Politicians and Bureaucrats whose rationale for war only comes into the public view after leaks or the declassification of documents. Years after the bombs and been dropped and the dead often innocent citizens have been buried and the troops have come home. 

What our research has found here in the House of Public Discourse is that in our press we get the piss down my back and tell me it's raining version for the reasons for such military actions. We never get the real skinny on the reasons and cost for these imperialistic corporate driven actions. 

What we do get is a water downed easy explanation for the justification of the actions all in the name of peace. Which reminds me of a one-liner from one of the greatest political comedians of our time George Carlin. ''Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.''

What we have not gotten from mainstream corporate owned media, again and again, is crucial information on the real reason for our countries consistent bullying of the affairs of other nations. In fact, what we get is a storyline not intended to inform us but one that's goal is to generate enthusiasm and support for war. 

Walter Cronkite
War Propaganda is a tradition in America. However, it remained in the shadows of American psyche until the fiasco we know as the Vietnam War. As a youth, I remember seeing Walter Cronkite on the evening news and the war causality reports coming on the screen and what I remember most was my family the adults looking at them like they were a score in a football game. I remember thinking even as a nine-year-old why are we fighting this war in Vietnam? I saw the protest going on around the country and when I would ask my parents about this their reply was to stop the spread of Communism. I remember like yesterday asking, why don't those people have a right to choose their form of government like we do? I remember President Johnson's speech saying we were fighting for the principles of self-determination. Saying that the people of South Vietnam had the right to choose their own course. So, our boys were dying over there so that South Vietnam could hold fair elections.

Of Course, I did not see this distortion of the truth as a minor but I do remember having serious reservations about it and how I tended to favor those awful dreaded long-hair hippy freaks as my grandfather would call them.

But what is striking to this writer is how since the Vietnam War how presidents have used this template for lack of a term to sell our nation's military interventions across the world. When you look back on the Vietnam War this model for gaining support has not changed. The names have but the system has not. While there have been differences in these assorted conflicts, our research has found parallels.  

War and conflicts don't just appear out of nowhere. There are foundations and cases to be constructed. And, as we now know often with deception. The Iraq War ring a bell!

The use of propaganda to stir up the masses for support of war isn't new. Leaders all over the world and throughout history have used it[propaganda] to sway their populist often wary of war. The tried and true methods of nationalism, patriotism, and the channeling of anger and fear. In the United States since World War II have used these mechanisms as a prelude to war and occupation many times. 

We are presently seeing this same type of message used by both political parties today. There is this rush to judgment that Russia was the reason for Hillary Clinton's loss in 2016. With little to no evidence and furthermore these proclamations being made by the same people who have lied and distorted facts for over five decades now. George Bush the second had his " Axis of Evil." It's always America the good against the empire of evil. Whether it was then the Soviet Union now Russia, or Al Qaeda, Hamas, and Isis we are the do no evil good guy. It provides the way to legitimize US plans of war and regime change foreign policy.

There always seems to be this comparison of our adversary’s leader to Hitler and other notorious bad actors from history. Never do we get a clear image from our bought and paid for the press so that " We the People" can put these images into proper perspective. The frames we get are always that these leaders are barbarians and now President Trump is not. Right!

It's clear to this writer it is safer and more powerful to just leave the present facts out that paint a different picture than to lie about them. More times than once has our government helped these evil empires and their Hitler-like leaders out with weapons, money, and other essentials when it served our corporate war interest. Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden ring a bell!

This selective form of history backed by fear-based appeals has become an obvious pre-war pattern in America. The claim that America uses its military force with great reluctance is one of the biggest sales scams ever. We always claim some virtuous reasons. Secure freedoms and democracy. This hyperbole on democracy is part of the system to convince people and those distasteful things which must be done. 

Bombing and droning and killing other nations innocent women, children, and citizens are necessary to secure our freedoms and democracy. It's the adage if you repeat something long enough people will believe it. These are all forms of propaganda and they are loathsome and scandalous.

Let's clear something up here. I and I would say most American's want to help other people in other countries who are impoverished. You might not think so by listening to right wing media. But, using these impoverished people as a scapegoat for war when the real reasons are those we mentioned earlier withheld from us is criminal in this writer's view. Syria for example.

Written By: Johnny Hill