This is a short blog post just to point out something we should be all disgusted about. This just popped up in my news feed. People, what the Republican orthodoxy and Democratic timidity are doing to ALL Americans is no joke or should have no ideological context. It is simply evil. It is multigenerational theft that is enriching a very few. Are we not tired of seeing these types of stories?
I have stopped blaming the superwealthy. They are pathological selfish hoarders without the ability to acknowledge their societal damage. But it is their wards, the ones that protect the status quo, the ones that misinform, the ones that are their enforcers, the ones that are the interface to most, the ones that like crabs keep everyone in their place, who we must start holding accountable. If you cannot get to the root remember the pipeline. It can be even more effective.
During wars one of the most important tasks is resupply. So the military makes sure the pipeline becomes ineffective in that mission. There are many ways to accomplish this within the confines of current law if we empower people to have the necessary resolve.
Here is a clarion call for activists. It is now time to change strategies. Cancer will do what cancer does. Just like some drugs stop the supply of blood to kill cancer we must find an effective way in a congruent fashion to handle the Plutocracy. After all, it is they who run our government and manufacture their evil deeds.
The Republican Political Orthodoxy
Alaska defunds scholarships for thousands of university students ahead of fall semester
Sian Gonzales found out he would no longer be receiving the almost $5,000 he has been awarded annually from the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) on July 9 — a month and a half shy of the first day of classes for his junior year at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
Gonzales, 21, didn’t lose the scholarship money because his grades slipped or because he violated any school rules; instead, Gonzales and 2,500 other students in Alaska lost the scholarship because the state is no longer funding it.
“I’m scared,” Gonzales, a nursing student, told NBC News. Raised in Juneau, Gonzales decided to stay in Alaska for college in large part because of the APS, and even worked toward earning the scholarship during high school.
“Alaska is in dire need of nurses. After I graduate, I want to use my skills to help my people here in Alaska. I want to stay in Alaska” Gonzales said. And that's exactly what the APS was created to do.
The APS began awarding students money in 2012 to encourage bright high school seniors to stay in their home state for higher education and prevent a brain drain. The program has specific qualifications for students to be eligible, and some students, like Gonzales, spend their high school years taking certain classes, maintaining a high GPA, and studying to get good SAT or ACT scores in order to qualify. Gonzales is in Level 1, which means he gets $4,755 per year from the APS. The state also offered two other levels of the scholarship worth either $3,566 and $2,378 per year.
Now, that’s gone, and he’s left wondering how to fill the significant financial gap in such a short amount of time.
Every time you hear about tax cuts or austerity, it is you who are affected. They take from the many to give to the few.