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Wednesday, November 16, 2022







 

The Winners and Losers Radio Program
9AM Eastern
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022

The Dusty Footed Philosophers 

return LIVE, IN THE RAW to explain it all in a NOT way.

A solid hour of the classic sauce:

Headline Losers: 30K Tech Layoffs

Headline Winners: ...still hunting.

A Poem -- Naomi Shihab Nye

We forget that we are all dead men conversing with dead men.
                                                                  —Jorge Luis Borges

For the first time, on the road north of Tampico,
I felt the life sliding out of me,
a drum in the desert, harder and harder to hear.
I was seven, I lay in the car
watching palm trees swirl a sickening pattern past the glass.
My stomach was a melon split wide inside my skin.

“How do you know if you are going to die?”
I begged my mother.
We had been traveling for days.
With strange confidence she answered,
“When you can no longer make a fist.”

Years later I smile to think of that journey,
the borders we must cross separately,
stamped with our unanswerable woes.
I who did not die, who am still living,
still lying in the backseat behind all my questions,
clenching and opening one small hand.

A. Riddle

The Moon is my father,
the Sea is my mother;
I have a million brothers,
I die when I reach land.

What Happened?


What's Gonna Happen?

A Theme Song

"We're gonna walk to the Water"

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

The Winners and Losers Program (Returns)


 

The Return of the Winners and Losers Radio Program
9AM Eastern
Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022

The Dusty Footed Philosophers

return LIVE, IN THE RAW

(podcast to follow)

to explain it all.

A solid hour of the classic sauce:

A Poem

A. Riddle

What Happened?

What's Gonna Happen?

A Theme Song

[contact host@enlightenradio.org if yr feet feel dusty]




Friday, February 11, 2022

Talkin Socialism: What Do We Mean By Democracy?

  

Saturday, Feb 12, 10 AM Eastern Time
www.enlightenradio.org 

LIVE on Facebook Socialist Economics Group Page



FREDERICK DOUGLASS, “WHAT, TO THE SLAVE, IS THE FOURTH OF JULY”







Friedrich Engels wrote:

Above all, it will establish a democratic constitution, and through this, the direct or indirect dominance of the proletariat.


Lincoln

Welcome, or unwelcome, agreeable, or disagreeable, whether this shall be an entire slave nation, is the issue before us. As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy. 


Lenin


The Scheidemanns and Kautsky's speak about "pure democracy" and "democracy" in general for the purpose of deceiving the people and concealing from them the bourgeois character of present-day democracy. Let the bourgeoisie continue to keep the entire apparatus of state power in their hands, let a handful of exploiters continue to use the former, bourgeois, state machine! Elections held in such circumstances are lauded by the bourgeoisie, for very good reasons, as being "free", "equal", "democratic" and "universal". These words are designed to conceal the truth, to conceal the fact that the means of production and political power remain in the hands of the exploiters, and that therefore real freedom and real equality for the exploited, that is, for the vast majority of the population, are out of the question. It is profitable and indispensable for the bourgeoisie to conceal from the people the bourgeois character of modern democracy, to picture it as democracy in general or "pure democracy", and the Scheidemanns and Kautskys, repeating this, in practice abandon the standpoint of the proletariat and side with the bourgeoisie.



        Rosa Luxemburg


Socialist democracy is not something which begins only in the promised land after the foundations of socialist economy are created; it does not come as some sort of Christmas present for the worthy people who, in the interim, have loyally supported a handful of socialist dictators. Socialist democracy begins simultaneously with the beginnings of the destruction of class rule and of the construction of socialism. It begins at the very moment of the seizure of power by the socialist party. It is the same thing as the dictatorship of the proletariat.

Yes, dictatorship! But this dictatorship consists in the manner of applying democracy, not in its elimination, but in energetic, resolute attacks upon the well-entrenched rights and economic relationships of bourgeois society, without which a socialist transformation cannot be accomplished. But this dictatorship must be the work of the class and not of a little leading minority in the name of the class -- that is, it must proceed step by step out of the active participation of the masses; it must be under their direct influence, subjected to the control of complete public activity; it must arise out of the growing political training of the mass of the people.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Talkin Socialism: Twenty Twenty Two Tactics -- Force BBB Votes, or Go To War

 Saturday, 10 AM Eastern

Live on Enlighten Radio

Live on the Socialist Economics FB Group Page


Few will argue that US democracy, and US-led post WWII world order, are both at a historic crossroads. Biden's progressive, pro worker, pro equality agenda is stalled. An outright fascist leading faction in the Republican party has not been defeated sufficiently to move the country away from multiple threats of disunion. Bernie Sanders says "Hold the Line. Force politicians to be accountable for their stands before the voters.." Others appear to have abandoned that and think relaunching the cold war with Russian and China will win American hearts and minds away from the pandemic and hardship  with bloodletting over NATO seizing Ukraine, or separating Taiwan from China. 

Here is Bernie






Tom Friedman Calls for Escalating Cyber War







Friday, January 14, 2022

Talkin Socialism: the path to socialist Unity, and Power

 


Saturday, January 15, 2020
Live, 10 AM Eastern Time
www.enlightenradio.org
The Socialist Economics FB Group Page


The paths to socialist unity are unique to each nation. 
At the same time, recognizable patterns of capitalist development are universally present.
Social class, nationality, race, gender, economy, history, culture arise differently in each nation, but are all shaped by capitalism and markets with common themes.

Join us for a fresh discussion of some old questions in socialist history.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Talkin Socialism: Projections, Predictions for 2022


Saturday, January 8, 10 AM, Eastern Time
LIVE on www.enlightenradio.org
LIVE Public Video: The FB Socialist Economics Group

The Talkin Socialism Team hosts include, but are not limited to: Carl Davidson, Randy Shannon, Tina Shannon, John Case, James Boyd, John Christensen, Scott Marshall, Larry Bish, Mike Diesel, Patience Wait,..... and many more!