I ask that you indulge, as my health wanes, the need I feel to repost an old OP
More and more people are becoming aware of how screwed the 99% are with little help to be expected from anyone on the political horizon, no matter the party.
In a constitutionally and systemically created “two party country”, we have allowed the one time “party of the people” to devolve into a co-conspirator that would have us all as slave labor feeding the wealthy, a country where those that have nothing to contribute to the wealth of the few are left to perish as useless eaters. A country where bloody empire for the profit of of an out of control military industry and a thriving new mercenary industry are gorged on the blood of those that are no threat to us in any military sense. A modern form of feudalism that is developing before our eyes, becoming further entrenched, and will destroy our children’s lives and livelihoods (our own as well of course but it is the children I feel will inherit the worst of it) no matter which party is in control, many feel one party is more in favor of such dystopian achievements than the other, yet I find they simply play off each other, taking turns, each party doing what it does best to achieve this neo-feudalism.
The modern Republicans are a blunt instrument and it’s damage resembles smash the skull and grab the wallet and as such are often seen and fought as the more obvious oppressors, but the modern Democrats are just as dangerous with their stealth pick pocket and feigned “hero act” as they achieve via soft lies and barely hidden agreement and dry powder submissions the very same goals often unachievable under blunt force, stolen softly without a fight by using the trust of the “marks” to accomplish their part. It took a Democrat to destroy welfare and fully establish corporate “trade” agreements with the support of those they were destroying, pass race related crime bills that imprisoned half a generation of fathers leaving their children alone in single parent homes and destined for poverty and few alternatives to survive beyond black market economic endeavors ensuring yet more incarceration, there are many more examples seldom discussed. of an unspoken alliance unknown to too many on the watered down American left, a lesson many may never learn is that both parties are more allied behind closed doors than progressives are unified in open or private. Neither party works for the 99%, they work for the same corporate interests that fund them both instead.
Without a party to protect us from the unwavering desire of some to recreate this nation as a neo-feudal fascism, it’s rebirth will continue unabated on it’s course toward the neo-feudal goal.
The 99% are beginning to see that they are on their own now against the purchased post-partisanship that will lead us to that goal faster or slower, but on the same course, ever rightward ever more cruel and ever more a threat to their well being and happiness.
We are almost there and there appears to be nothing to stop it.
I blame us that are on the front of liberal thought for allowing our party to so easily be taken over by the republican castaways that dare claim to be more than what they are, purchased lackeys of the wealthy elite.
I blame myself for allowing myself to be used for decades as shamelessly as any poverty stricken GOP member that would support and vote for what is demonstrably against their best interests and the interests of over 99% of the citizens of this country.
I blame the party faithful for so easily adopting and even cheering well known and deeply damaging right wing policy simply because they follow the party line (policies that they are well educated about and once fought against).
I blame the party itself for being so easily bought and co-opted by the policies of the Heritage Foundation and The Chamber of Commerce simply for a pittance in campaign contributions. Without a party to oppose the neo-feudalists, what is left to stop them?
Many may still be sleeping, but the awakening has begun!
Some dreamers have awakened! Many no longer follow the mcpravda media and are seeing with their own newly opened eyes as their lives and livelihoods fall apart all around them while the billionaires capture all the wealth created by the work and effort of those that see themselves falling either from middle class into the working poor, or from the poor to the desperately impoverished. while at the same time witnessing the once solid safety nets put into place to keep them safe and fed, free from the horrid conditions of more Dickensian times being ripped to shreds little by little before their eyes, with both parties complicit in their destruction.
One need look no farther than a Republican stump speech or the more cleverly hidden common goals of the new Democrats that have become Vichy collaborators that hide their plans in the open to destroy those safeguards against complete hopelessness by perusing the chapters of the PPI or Third Way sites where they scheme with the (john Birch Society Transformed) Republican party to not only recreate the gilded age (which they have already done) – But to surpass it via the now global neo-liberalism and its trade deals to the bottom, it’s austerity, it’s privatization of all the nations commons, it’s near enslavement of all the world’s workers, and it’s desired complete destruction of any semblance of a middle class in an insane attempt to create the wealthiest class ever, which will create the poorest population conceivable.
The new generations are fully awake however and are beginning to feel their power and the power of unity that will in time destroy the depravities and horrors of completely unchecked Capitalism via revolution. The question becomes when and how at this point, the people united win!!! Once after a depression a man and his political revolution saved us from the very same plan at this very same stage, by mixing Socialism with Capitalism and regulating it and thereby defanging the beast of it’s venom.
His name was Franklin D. Roosevelt. WE that are awake, those that are awakening, and those of a younger generation not polluted by propaganda must either unite again in a similar political revolution, or else they WILL succeed with their Dickensian utopia until such a time as a different sort of Revolution occurs – one involving a great deal of blood, death, and in the end a victor that may or may not be any better than the ruling elite that it defeats, that is, if it defeats it at all the first go around.
For the sake of us all, I hope we make the better choice for all of humanity as this is history unfolding before us, and history almost always ends up with the bloody revolution. However unlike in the past, we are facing an Extinction level event that threatens many of the lifeforms on the planet including humanity itself and so we lack the luxury of time and blood soaked streets and the turmoil that follows such ever recurring events before things settle and we begin to repair the damage being done to the biosphere that supports us.
Not to be an alarmist, but the alarm has already sounded and we not only need to fight and win a political revolution to defeat the plutocrats, we must restore balance and sanity again, and we must somehow do so quickly lest we fall past the point where reparation is still possible.
We must unite as well and stop being divided by minor differences within our species (in truth there is only one human race regardless of melanin content, shape of eye, differences in sex organs, or varying sexualities decided at birth), we must awaken from such meaningless differences if we are to survive – we absolutely must unify and do so quickly.
There is no more time to play history’s games of the wealthy siphoning everything until a revolution occurs, or indulge in racism, sexism, or any other ism.
For time is too short and not only must the quality of life of the struggling and ever more impoverished masses be resolved, but unity must happen or not only will the impoverished continue to grow ever more hungry, but the entire human race will cease to exist.
We have run out of time to play the DNC and RNC games and fully awaken not only to live well, but to live at all.
The Younger generation has begun to glean this and so must we all, and unfortunately time is so short that such grand goals with such high stakes must begin by winning unpurchased representatives in each and every election cycle from now on. Our political revolution has nothing to do with parties (unless or until a new unpurchased one is formed) and so the letter or lack of one does not matter, only the individuals vetted run, and voted for. It has unfortunately been made so unnecessarily difficult by the pure short sighted ridiculous greed of people like the Clintons, their “Third Way” and the Republicans. Yet our children need us to fight with them now more than ever.
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“We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust. We must dissent from a nation that has buried its head in the sand, waiting in vain for the needs of its poor, its elderly, and its sick to disappear and just blow away. We must dissent from a government that has left its young without jobs, education or hope. We must dissent from the poverty of vision and the absence of moral leadership. We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.” Thurgood Marshall
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