27 comments on “The Padded Doctor’s Office

  1. Cool poem, RD.
    Money is the vehicle for AGENCY in a world comprised of a series of heirarchacal relationships based on power. As individuals, and in various groupings, we can exert agency that circumvents that power, but we can’t change the INSTITUTIONAL injustice until we change (probably overthrow) the institutional foundations of the global system.
    I’ve missed you – nice to ‘see’ you again!’
    Peace,
    Claire

      • This is not an answer.

        You say ‘if they don’t have it’… what is it? Talking about debt as represented by paper is all very well, but I want to understand what is behind the paper and how the natural resources (land, mineral, human) have become the paper, and where ARE those resources, who makes a living off those…. because I don’t right now, I am not an economist.

        If you understand – share it. If not – why bring it up and then close off the discussion by a metaphysical answer? For me certainly wealth is not measured by money or lack of, but for many it may be.

        This is not the answer, Dr O.

        • ok, me thinks you missed the target…I never said or implied money is the answer….this beyond a rhetorical question…the gist was how can so many be made to believe money is the answer and be held hostage by an anemia of, what we both agree, is the non-answer…peace

          • OK, better. “Held hostage by a piece of paper”… see, that clarifies it now, or else people will run into discussions of ‘money distribution’, instead of asking what actuallly gives meaning to life besides money.

            Thank you, Sir.

  2. and the tops dare to accuse any public of not having budgeting skills. Always turning to the streets to take their incompetence’s off on. The guy on the top commenting list should join them. They are hiring.

      • Ignorance is the what not who. Being a USA citizen appreciating democracy and having traveled in other countries like you have, and experienced first hand the hate of this country which is really against the ignorant here, those that THINK they know what democracy is, really pisses me off. Upset when I see this in my country and I actually left my life to defend them really pisses me off.

        These enemies we are fighting for or did are here while the vets like us went elsewhere, they embarrass us all in every public they can. I and millions of vets suffer a permanent service related disability for these people that know nothing of true democracy.

        Thank me a veteran, for serving this country while they spew this crap I and millions of others have paid for with permanent disabilities. Upset puts it very lightly.

        Veterans with their legs, arms, and other body parts gone. Some their sanity and some constantly battling to keep it while these idiots simply say “Thank you” and continue with their public ignorance killing everything we lost in ourselves for. It makes it all useless and nothing to support again.

        Well to those that do say thank you for serving us the only real gift and thank you is start appreciating true democracy the US constitution that we fought and lost parts of us for instead of telling us with their non verbal communication it was all for nothing.

        Not degrading it with ignorance then justifying all to us that suffered and paid dearly with” I can just do whatever I want to” and that is what democracy means.

        If that is what it truly means, then the veteran is owed more then they got. All that statement of “I can do what I want is democracy” shows is a complete lack of respect for all the veterans have paid for. A huge, constant, F–Off. We don’t care.

        They should have been the grunts that paid with limb, the real criminals of democracy.

        UPSET? Thanks for letting me outlet here.

        • now let’s be fair…Democracy, in its purity, idealism is one thing…but in reality, democracy is used to deceive people in making sacrifices based on falsehoods, lies…there were never weapons of mass destruction…military is used by the banks to destroy countries to steal resources..so when people criticize Democracy, it is not so much they hate democratic principles…but what they see on the surface, symbolizing Democracy…peace

          • You are right. However I wasn’t criticizing that they hate democracy principles, they simply refuse that they don’t know them at all. I understand they only see what is on top, but their refusal to look at the reality is what UPSETS me. Your commented has refused to see any of it before from me. Maybe you being a man will help more men. Since more men left body parts and some sanity for them more then the women did.

            At the top UN level citizens in other countries appreciate and fight for democracy more then the citizens of this country ever did. At the top the USA is the global sign, model for Democracy. This is used in all countries. When our flag appears it obviously meant more to others citizens then it did to our own.

            Would you like a promotion to the top ranks at the UN level for more understanding of this? You may be able to help veterans here.

            • I will send somebody. You and 1 other would be great to start a top worldwide group to help veterans in all countries understand each and those that are not veterans. You should hear in the next 2-4 months. Don’t get scared if a World Court judge working with the Global Good office contacts you. It is not from the UN. You would be helping that judicial level a lot too.

            • Then you are going to love the New World Power coming in. That is what it is all about. You will go far.

  3. You’re on target. We don’t really need “money”. But if we must have it, never give control to the “private” sector. Money, banks and the monetary system should be public.

    Fiat money isn’t really the problem. It’s the private issuing of it and the usury, which that allows.

    A Resource Based Economy would be a hallmark of a true civilisation. Humans have never been civilised.

    • So you don’t want to be a private business owner? The bailouts with all tax money already made it all public. “Humans have never been civilized” Guess you are not one?

      Do you understand that tax money us the public money/treasury and any that get it as bailout then becomes public property? What about public treasury the federal reserve do you understand correctly?

      If it is all public then it is Soviet Red. Communism, Liberal, or Socialism. Another USA citizen promoting democracy? What a joke.

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