July 14, 2014

Toward A Broad-Based Fight for Human Well-Being

Filed under: American Revolution — Russ @ 1:41 am


You want a reform movement? There’s only one possible solution – a broad-based human well-being movement. This means that no matter what your focus, you sign on to support the full roster of policies which would help all groups. Single payer, a guaranteed basic income or at least a greatly raised minimum wage, the rebuilding of public-oriented agricultural investment and support, debt relief, and similar broad-based initiatives.
These are all easily attainable except for purely political obstruction. They would all help the general economic, political, and physical well-being. Anyone who cares about people would join and fight for such a campaign, no ifs, ands, or buts.
This can of course be complementary with whatever your own focus is, and whatever change you’d want beyond this.
But anyone who focuses on some parochial demand, to the exclusion of fighting for the general well-being, is being counterproductive at best. Public writers and politicians who advocate in such a way are criminally trying to sow discord and zero-sum thinking, toward the corporate goal of divide-and-conquer.
Ask of anyone offering any idea: Is this idea for the broad human well-being or does it go along with such a broad struggle? Or is it intended to narrow and constrain the aspirations, the demands, and therefore the possibilities, for humanity.
Happy Bastille Day!



  1. This is a great site! Your in-depth investigative essays about Monsanto and the food industry crisis are exceptional and I forwarded them to Food and Water Watch as corroborating evidence to their public screening of a film on the same subject in West Chester, PA tonight.

    The only problem regarding the fight for human well-being is that we’ve already ruined our habitat and will now go extinct in short order (by 2030 – 2050). There won’t be enough resources to support our profligate ways any longer. This fight is over before it starts as we’ll be witnessing the collapse of industrial civilization soon. Any movement to protect humans needs to first repair the environment we depend on and it’s far too late for that.

    Thanks for being brave enough to at least broach the subject.

    Comment by Tom — July 23, 2014 @ 11:00 am

    • Thanks Tom. How did the screening go? (Sorry it took me so long to reply to this.)

      Comment by Russ — August 1, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

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