The News is What is Not in the News

One of the biggest news stories these days is everything that doesn't make the mainstream news headlines. The threats to ecological systems and the environment in general; The massive and unwarranted disparity in wealth between the rich and poor; The mindless enabling of a wasteful military industrial complex that seems to be bent on sowing the seeds of destruction, etc.

We hear stories of corruption occasionally, but these stories are not linked to each other. The overall patterns of corruption and abuse of power are not clarified and held up for public scrutiny. It's the job of the press to connect the dots.

One way to clean up the problems in our political system would be to provide mandatory and full public funding for elections. This would eliminate the unfair advantage of candidates who are more friendly with the financial-elite than with the public at large.

A photo to share (in contrast):
Pink and White

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Aldo Leopold: "We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

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