Tuesday, October 18, 2011

We The People

People should not be afraid of their government. 
Governments should be afraid of their people.

I will start with saying that I'm not very political - at all. I have no allegiance to one side or the other, and typically dislike the extremists on either side equally. I have friends that are as liberal as they come, and friends that are as conservative as you could wildly imagine. 

This isn't about left or right.
Republican or Democratic. 
Those are distractors. 

We need to step outside our left and right paradigm.

Culture war identity politics keep us distracted.
We don't talk about what's wrong with the power balance in this country as long as we can continue to argue about abortion, who should be allowed to get married or start wars on teachers.

We mix mortality with politics.
Religion with economy.
And in the process overlook the big picture for pet causes that pull at the heart strings.

We cling to myths about both sides.
The right thinks the left are lazy want-everything-for-nothing or over-educated elites.
The left thinks the right are rich don't-care-about-anyone-but-themselves.

The protests happening around the world is not about what they are for

The relationship between corporations and politicians has perverted democracy. 
We all know it. It's no secret. 

The voices of 
We The People
Have been drowned out by 
We the corporations

With their megaphones to the ear of our politicians 
keeping them strictly in their pockets
buying them off.

Our politicians have been bought with huge corporate campaign donations
which are essentially sponsorships. 
Signed into contracts protecting the best interests of mega corporations.

Corporations are not people.
They do not have the interest of we the people in mind.
Corporations work for their shareholders.
They are legally bound to maximizing profits for them.

"We have to grasp, as Marx and Adam Smith did, that corporations are not concerned with the common good. They exploit, pollute, impoverish, repress, kill and lie to make money. They throw poor families out of homes, let the uninsured die, wage useless wars to make profits, poison and pollute the ecosystem, slash social assistance programs, gut public education, trash the global economy, plunder the U.S. Treasury and crush all popular movements that seek justice for working men and women. They worship money and power."

We need
Get the corporations 
Out of 


We the people of the 
United States Of America


Out of

As long as our politicians are corrupted with money
and our media is orchestrated to pit us
right against left
left against right
only showing what they
think we want to see
or what
they want us to see

Our government should be accountable to it's people
not to it's businesses 

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