Ok, my thoughts....
Our government was set up to not rely on one person to change things, unlike the monarchy from which they had split. Movements to change things in
favor of the 99% must be outside of government, pushing those we elect to change.
The “Silent Majority” who relied on one person for change in 1980, ushered in a decades long era where the push for change would take place within
politics. Unlike the noisy activism of the 1960s and 1970s outside of government, “real American”/Christian activism was going to be clean, neat,
and tidy. Elect moral men to lead the country, submit to govt as the Bible said to do (don’t question those you elect) and all would be well. What
these good citizens got in return, unfortunately, was a government left open to corporate takeover. Corporate money was increasingly thrown at
politicians, especially those who espoused a belief that corporations knew best and govt had to get out of their way.
It is unfortunate that the Tea Party Movement became subsumed into a political party. What started out as a movement against bailouts turned into a
movement of moneymaking enterprises and directed by corporate shills and by politicians on whom corporations would rain down money for further
elections and favors for when their terms were up.
No, people like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders should not be elected POTUS, with the expectations that they will save us, but, instead, citizens
need to heed what they have to say and demand it of the politicians they do elect. If the congressperson you elected did not join in with those that
crossed the aisle to vote no on the bank bailout in the budget, then ask why. Question authority. (and if their answer sounds like it was crafted by a
corporate lobbyist, tell him/her to go back and try harder)
What would be extremely helpful to the country is if these two are on the campaign trail and part of a Presidential debate, where voters could be
exposed to their ideas. (Bernie would throw his hat in if only to have a national audience for his ideas.)
Six areas where your elected leaders can and need to join together….
The 6 Principles of the New Populism (and the
It took decades to get to this point. Change will not happen overnight. If the current corporatism were a disease, it would be more akin to ebola in
Africa rather than a common American cold. The middle class was caused to hemorrhage its wealth (one of the old definitions of middle class was its
ability to save) and was greatly weakened and left to die.
Unless we fight together, we will die together. Since I'm a lot older than most of you young posters and closer to the end of my Life, it's up to you
young people to live change and fight for change. I'll be gone, but you'll still be here. You have to decide your future and fight for it. Game
over... for the corporatists!
edit on 14-12-2014 by desert because: split last paragraph