Thursday, January 28, 2010

THE ETERNAL BATTLE

"We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace-business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering. They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt, October 31, 1936.


WHY WE DO, WHAT WE DO

Some days I question weather one person or a group of people can truly change the world. I question why I keep posting these blogs. I wonder why I keep calling my Senators, why I engage people in public?

THE ETERNAL BATTLE

ORGANIZED MONEY V. ORGANIZED PEOPLE

Sometimes it seems all irrelevant, especially when The Supreme Court rules corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money in influence elections. I started this post with the goal of explaining why people pursue careers in public service. But I cannot, I know people have felt pain and suffering themselves and want other people not to experience these things.

IT TRULY TAKES A VILLAGE

I remember laughing at seemingly childish statements like, It takes a village. I remember cracking jokes about about their hippy values. When did I realize it truly takes a community, not just to raise a child but to protect everything important in our society. I want to put my finger on it so I can tell other people! But I cannot! My experiences created the person I am, if another person led my life, would they have the same values and goals? We do not know. So we push the facts and let the rationale being decide for themselves. But when the facts are obscured the person is at a disadvantage. If this person thinks the network they are watching is FAIR AND BALANCED. This is much like blaming the victim instead of the abuser. We must have sympathy for the people who cannot get past their anger and fear. In order to win their opinion we cannot condensed, we must act like Jesus and love them unconditionally, they are the ones being used and abused, they are the victim.

Community organizers talk about organized money and organized people. This is the battle that has been fought since humans came out of the caves and into civilizations. The powerful, well funded and well connected will always have an advantage, but they will never have what communities have, invested people affected by the problem and motivated to change. We also have the numbers, we only have to get those numbers motivated and engaged to take on the challenged their community faces. People think this is a new fight, but its as old as humanity. Thats why I am so hopeful, this is another step in humanities struggle to get it right. We are on the right path, we need more bodies, but not just bodies for the sake of numbers,. We need leaders who can connect with communities and keep those relationships in their communities.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

State Of The Union: FukD?


There are a few prisms you can view our state of the union. The way I am feeling, I cannot look through the optimistic view. I want to believe the country is on the right track. Democrats hold The Presidency, and both houses, the stimulus is being spent, but it seems much more can be done. The President has let his opposition define the narrative of his Presidency. Tonight he has the opportunity re tell the story of how we got here, who is to blame and where we are going from here. He needs to declare war on corporations and their minions serving in congress calling themselves Republicans. But it is not just on the other side of the aisle, they are within our own ranks and will be defeated. Senator Ben Nelson is one of these masters of disguise. The President cannot pussy foot around the issues and ask for bipartisanship or comprise. The opposition and a few in your own party has proven to be unwilling to work for the country.


“Brand Obama is about being happy consumers. We are entertained. We feel hopeful. We like our president. We believe he is like us. But like all branded products spun out from the manipulative world of corporate advertising, this product is duping us into doing and supporting a lot of things that are not in our interest.”--

Andy Stern, SEIU President has the right tone when describing corporate friendly legislatures, “TERRIOSTS.” Which is a suiting term for these Benedict Arnold's, they have destroyed our country and will continue to erode any progress The President makes. The message needs to include corporation friendly policies lead to unequal societies. America has became an unequal society. Simply rich got richer and the poor got poorer. The President needs to explicitly say the Republican, corporate friendly removal of regulations brought us this economic disaster and the way to move forward is to start trust busting, and break up the monopolies the transnational corporations have on each and every aspect of our lives. I know this is expecting a lot, like telling the truth when you are suppose to but have everything to gain if you lie and deceive.

Purposing a SPENDING FREEZE has been called disastrous and compared to Hubert Hoover policy of corporate voluntarism. Thats right, Hoover asked corporations to volunteer to help create jobs. Obviously not included in the freeze is the ANY OF THE PENTAGON BUDGET! Veteran Affairs, social security, Medicare and medic-ad.

“Barack Obama is a brand. And the Obama brand is designed to make us feel good about our government while corporate overlords loot the Treasury, armies of corporate lobbyists grease the palms of our elected officials, our corporate media diverts us with gossip and trivia, and our imperial wars expand in the Middle East. Brand Obama is about being happy consumers. We are entertained. We feel hopeful. We like our president.”-- Chris Hedges Alter NET

It might becoming clear my crazy friends who believe in the Builder Berg group and the New World Order are not so crazy. Their corporate power has been consolidated to an all powerful corporatcy who can buy whole legislatures and the Presidency. With the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, I am tending to lean in thinking all our President have been controlled by a handful of wealthy families and their corporations.

For the time being, I am still hopeful that Barack Obama truly is a statesmen and has the country best interests in the for front of his decision making process. Either way, the Presidency is only one branch of our Republic. Social change movements do not come with out challenges, protests and feathers being ruffled. Progressives have been too bitchy, whiny and not focused on organizing around issues that matter to our democracy. Tonight is a reset, an opportunity to refocus the message, remind the country who got us here and how our President will lead us out. The President needs to play the fear card here, cause it is more than real, our country is at stake. The President needs to focus the populist rage on his opposition and use this rage to build a true progressive movement.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

THE REVOLUTION: A DECELERATION OF WAR

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini


On Thursday January 21, 2010 the United States Supreme Court declared war against Americans. On the moment of hearing the news Americans have declared war against fascism and those wishing to impose their rule on these United States. The Supreme Court was hearing the United Citizens v Federal Elections Commission. United Citizens is a corporate funded group who wants keep their Corporatocracy imposed on America. Average Americans have been put in a position where they are at the mercy of the Corporatocracy by the Supreme Court. The highest court in the land, the institution above all institutions where politics mean nothing and court precedent means everything. The fascist scream and yelled ACTIVIST JUDGES when democrats tried to appoint justices who follow case precedent.


America has a long history of oppression. From the destroying of the Native Americans to Slavery and the robber baron tycoons. Maybe America is entering its final stage of oppressing everybody in the country. The sad thing about this, we should of (some did) see this coming. This was not only years in planning but generations worth of Corporate controlled government. If your in America, look around you. Ask who and where did this keyboard come from? Look at your shopping malls. When I visit places miles apart from each other, why are there the same stores in different malls. Why is there a Macdonald's at freeway exit instead of independently owned and operated and DIFFRENTLY BRANDED operations. While driving along our freeways and visiting shopping centers count how many interdependently owned non franchised operations. Pick any industry and it contains consolidation to the point where there is no free market. When a government does not restrict corporations, the market is made by the corporations, with nothing but profit in mind. The market becomes the wild wild west. The government is there to protect its citizens from businesses who want to make the most money at any cost.

LOOK AT OUR FUCKING MEDIA!!!

How many hands hold the information that our democracy depends on? 3 maybe 5? How many conflicts of interest there are when a media company owns many companies?

"Instead of redesigning the factory farm to suit the animals, they are redesigning the animal to suit the factory farm."--presidential speech writer Matthew Scully

BE A STATESMEN

Study the villains! Push our heroes! Tell each and every person you know and encounter, this is not a political argument, our lives and democracy depends on it. The supreme court decision is not a partisan issue. Progressive organizations and statesmen are asking for a constitutional amendment! !NOT GONNA HAPPEN! Asking state legislatures which are already bought by the fascist are not going to approve this! This is a way to heavy of a lift! This petition is not enough and will be too little too late! The only liberal talker or journalist thats has talked about impeaching these justices is KAREL. This justices over reached need to be impeached. They need to START THE PROCESS OF INPEACHMET for each of the five justices who ruled in favor of a FASCIST STATE.

THIS A DECLARATION OF WAR AND WILL BE ACTED UPON AS SUCH.

Our fascist opponents will use their hoards of media power and manipulation to minimize us and point the finger at us, calling us big government democrats. The Republican National Committee sent out a fake census. They will use any trick to help their cause. People will be under counted if they think this census is the real one. This gets at the heart of democracy because if we do not know how many students we have how can we determine how many teachers we need. The fascists want us under staffed, over worked and focus on anything expect public policy. Our overload of information plays into their hands, a low information voter, is how what they want you to be. Over loaded with information about the latest celebrity adultery, sports anything to distract you from their looting of our Democracy. This is awake up call, a call to action a call to non-violent protests. WAKE UP OR BE TRAMPLED UPON!!


That is the present reality. Expecting Obama to be FDR was politically unrealistic. And complaining that he isn't doesn't move anything forward.”--George Lakoff, TruthOut.com