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    By Jill Dalton Go back to sleep America.  The election is over.  The “lesser of two evils” or as Glen Ford so aptly labeled him the “more effective
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 16, 2012
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      By Jill Dalton


      Go back to sleep America.  The election is over.  The “lesser of two
      evils” or as Glen Ford so aptly labeled him the “more effective evil”
      has won and all is well with the world.

      You cast your faux fear
      vote for your faux president who was actually selected and installed by
      the corporate powers to serve the corporate police state that’s been put
      into place over the past 30 years and is now accelerating at an
      alarming rate.  The irony is many actually believe their vote matters
      and global warming doesn’t exist and we’re fighting the good wars and
      fracking will save us from peak oil and taking our rights away will keep
      us safe and we’re number one.

      Sure we’re number 1.  Number 1 in
      income inequality, #1 in incarceration rates, #1 in building and
      exporting weapons, #1 in military spending.  In fact, we’re the #1
      terrorist organization on the planet.  Our main exports are: murder,
      torture, death and destruction.  We’ve managed to create terrorists
      where there were none.  Terrorism is like a cancer and when it’s
      attacked it metastases and spreads around the globe.  Our child poverty
      rate is 23.1% second only to Romania.  We rank in the low 20’s in
      science and math scores so go back to sleep America.

      The
      sociopaths have taken over the asylum and are hollowing or harvesting
      our country out from the inside.  Our manufacturing sector has plummeted
      from 70% in the 1960’s to a meager 17% today.  Corporate power, aided
      and abetted by our bought and paid for legislators, are exploiting us
      and destroying the environment in the process.


      I believe these
      white male supremacist hate the feminine and therefore degrade, defeat,
      demean, abuse, rape and pillage Mother Earth every chance they get and
      when she fights back with a Katrina or a Sandy they deny climate
      change.  These male white supremacists treat us human women with the
      same disdain and disrespect.  They are dangerous dinosaurs that have not
      evolved and are running scared.  You only have to look at blowhards
      like O’Reilly or Limbaugh to see the pattern.  But all bullies are
      really cowards, hiding their fear with racism, sexism and vitriol and
      when you stand up to a bully they invariable back down as you’ve exposed
      them for the ugly pathetic little tyrants they are.  Their only power
      lies in our silence and our obedience.


      We know the truth and we
      have the power.  Our Constitution still reads “we the people” not “we
      the corporations.”  It’s up to us to rise up and stand up for our
      rights and our planet.  For our mother earth, women’s rights, economic
      equality, a peaceful world, a peaceful homeland, good food, good schools
      available to all not just the rich, good jobs and healthcare for all. 
      These are basic human rights.
      But we’ve given our power away. 
      We’re no longer citizens we’re consumers.   We’re passive.  We
      vote and
      think we’ve done our civic duty and then go back to sleep till the next
      bogus election comes around complete with its negative attack ads,
      non-issues and corporately sponsored participants.


      Issues are
      never discussed because that would be too dangerous to the corporate
      state and the American people might wake up and ask, "Yeah, why don’t I
      have a good job and healthcare, why can’t my kids get a decent
      education?  Why are we bailing out the bankers and Wall Street and
      foreclosing on homeowners?  Why are we spending trillions on illegal
      wars?  Why are our police forces militarized?  Why is my income the same
      as it was in 1968 while productivity is up and CEO’s are making
      millions?"  Why?  Because the corporate state is about profit and
      control and we’re merely pawns in their game of greed where, to borrow
      from Chris Hedges, “the only word they know is, MORE!”


      They
      ignore our cries.  50% of all Americans are either in or near poverty. 
      Our children go to sleep hungry and homeless but we’re too busy propping
      up a dead system that serves the 1%.  It’s actually much less than the
      1% but no need to split hairs here.  Sure the economy works for them. 
      Their kids go to private schools; they have healthcare, a few nice homes
      and eat non-GMO food so it works for them.

      I received an email
      from an old friend recently and inside was a rant from a woman
      proclaiming how all these poor people are freeloading off Obama’s
      welfare state because they receive food stamps while she, on the other
      hand, has to work very hard at her job and why should they get a free
      ride?

      I wrote back, “Seriously, she’s concerned about a poor
      family of four receiving $70 a week in food stamps?  What about Wall
      Street and the too big to fail banks who’ve been given $16 trillion of
      our taxpayer dollars or 1 trillion a year being spent on illegal wars. 
      What about the tax cuts for the rich and them not paying their fair
      share?”  Seems she’s been indoctrinated, as many have, in the Ayn Rand
      philosophy.  It’s the let’s blame the victim mentality.  Let’s
      point the finger at those who have no power, no voice and can’t fight
      back.


      Her rage is understandable but completely misdirected.  But that’s how the
      corporate propaganda machine works.  And with many Americans no longer
      able to think and merely spouting sound bites and platitudes with no
      real thought process behind them we see how dangerously misguided this
      (it’s every man/woman for themselves) groupthink has become.

      Our
      school systems are being privatized or corporatized, as they issue
      standardized tests so students can parrot back the groupthink because
      people who’re able to think are dangerous to the corporate state.  It’s
      much harder to manipulate and control us when we’re able to process
      their crimes and connect the dots. No matter corporatizing our school
      system will destroy the creativity and ingenuity that Americans are
      known for.
      Join NationofChange today by making a generous tax-deductible contribution
      and take a stand against the status quo.“We the people” have the power
      yet we stand silent to these corporate
      forces and merely obey as our rights are stripped away; our jobs sent
      overseas, our homes foreclosed upon.  We turn a blind eye to Obama’s
      drone attacks, illegal wars, collateral damage, “Kill List,”
      assassinations of American citizens, the signing of the NDAA and H.R.
      347.  And like the Germans in the 1930’s we remain mute to these
      atrocities.


      “First they came for the socialists, and I didn't speak out because I
      wasn't a socialist.
      Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I
      wasn't a trade unionist.
      Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
      Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.”
      Martin Niemöller (1892–1984Go back to sleep America.


      And don’t forget to numb out by watching “Dancing With the Stars,”
      or some
      other mindless reality TV show and fake corporate news that doesn’t deal
      with any real issues just like the campaign and the faux debates
      because remember, “You can’t handle the truth.”  And if all else fails
      we can always entertain ourselves by shopping for cheap stuff made in
      China at Wal-Mart we don’t need as long as we’re distracted and
      preoccupied the powers that be have us right where they want us and will
      continue to loot, murder, plunder and steal.

      And now it’s time to get austerity passed.  It’s time for Obama’s
      grand bargain with the
      Republicans, which he can’t wait to install and we all see how well
      that’s working in Europe with their massive demonstrations.  I believe
      Obama was put into office to do what no Republican could ever get away
      with.  He’s here to tell us they’re cutting Social Security, Medicare
      and Medicaid.


      No one would dare mention all our fiscal problems
      could be rectified by allowing the Bush/Obama tax cuts for the rich to
      expire, reducing the military budget, ending these illegal wars,
      bringing our troops home. Do we really need them in Germany and England
      almost 70 years after WWII?

      Go back to sleep America.

      And
      with the advent of Citizens United both parties have been co-opted by
      big money and are beholding to their corporate puppet masters.

      The Republicans make no bones about it.  They tell us they hate everyone
      who isn’t white, male and rich.  Okay, I don’t like it but at least
      they tell you to your face, “We hate you, we’re stealing your stuff:
      Social
      Security, killing Medicare and Medicaid because we hope you get sick and
      die and we’re giving all your money to our fat, rich billionaire
      friends, we’re killing all entitlements except corporate entitlements,
      we’re looting the treasury and we don’t care what you say.  We’re
      “the
      deciders.” They claim to purport free trade, which is anything but and
      the Ayn Rand philosophy of go f**k yourself.  We’re rugged “I got mine
      so who cares about you” individualist and while we’re at it we’re going
      to drown government in the bathtub as we collect our fat government
      pensions, free healthcare, FEMA help and whatever else the government
      wants to dole out all the while proclaiming how horrible “entitlements”
      are.

      But honestly, I guess I prefer that to the liver lilied
      Democrats who feel the same way about us but lie about it to our faces
      in their Bill Clinton, “I feel your pain” and “this is going to hurt me
      more than it hurts you” bull crap kind of way.  I’d rather know where I
      stand than listen to their sniveling excuses and lies.

      So now it’s time for Obama’s grand bargain.  Obama and the Democrats
      will pretend
      they’ve got our backs and the Republicans will refuse to do anything but
      cry fowl and demand more tax cuts for the rich or “job creators” as
      they’ve falsely renamed them.  If that were true we’d be rolling in new
      jobs.  Then Obama will make his usual pathetic excuses, “Gee sorry,
      kids I tried but the Republicans are just so mean and I have no backbone
      and no negotiating skills and no character and it’s the best I could do
      and can’t we all just get along?"


      “Power concedes nothing
      without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any
      people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure
      of injustice and wrong, which will be imposed upon them, and these will
      continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The
      limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they
      oppress.” 
      Frederick Douglass
      This is why all change is and always has always been brought about by social
      movements.  It's truly up to “we the people” to change things.
       It’s up
      to us to raise holly hell and demand our constitutional rights, demand a
      green sustainable economy, demand single payer for all, demand Social
      Security be protected, demand an end to these illegal wars of
      aggression, demand an end to the bank bailouts, demand the too big to
      fail banks be broken up, demand economic equality, demand decent paying
      jobs, demand an end to torture and prosecuting whistleblowers, demand
      accountability for the bankers and Wall Street crooks as well as the
      Bush/Cheney/Obama criminality.  These men are traitors to the U.S.
      Constitution and should be held accountable and until “we the people”
      demand justice nothing will change.


      I was grateful to see
      Elizabeth Warren won her Senate seat along with other progressive
      candidates such as Alan Grayson, Sherrod Brown, Harkeem Jeffries and
      Tammy Baldwin.  According to Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)
      progressives took 30 seats in all defeating several right wing extremists
      but we cannot rely on them either.  It’s up to us.

      As for Obama my prayer is Americans will wake up and smell the
      corruption.  Our consciousness will be raised and we’ll demand our
      civil liberties back, demand a stop to drone attacks, illegal wars,
      assassinations of American citizens, refuse to be spied on, or illegally
      searched at airports but alas Americans seem to love giving their
      rights away.  The American dream has become a nightmare.
      In Nader's new book:  "17 Solutions,” he assures us, “It’d only
      take 1% of the population to take up their
      civic duty as a hobby to turn this ship around.  It’s easier than you
      think,” he espouses.  "We must organize, attend rallies, occupy local
      congressional offices with specific demands, occupy courtrooms" and
      demand our rights.  It’s up to us to do it.  Stop capitulating at every
      turn.


      We must hold this president accountable.  We’ve put no
      pressure on this guy and he’s run slipshod over the Constitution and us
      and very few seem to notice or care.  By voting for “the lesser evil,”
      (I voted for Jill Stein) the so-called liberals are not only accessories
      to his crimes but have rendered themselves officially irrelevant.  And
      just because you voted for him doesn’t mean he’s got your best interest
      at heart.  It doesn’t matter what he says.  It’s what he does that
      counts.
      The Unions, what’s left of them and, in fact, the entire
      liberal class has sold out.  So forget about them.  They’re a waste of
      time.  Focus on solutions not problems.  Whatever we put our attention
      on multiplies.  Solutions.  Action.  “We the people” have the power
      but
      like Sleeping Beauty we've fallen asleep.  Obama’s no Prince Charming.
       There will be no revivifying kiss.  His power lies in us staying
      asleep.
      Come on.  We’re Americans.  Get it together. It’s up to
      us.  We allowed this insanity to happen by ignoring the truth and now
      it’s time to act before it’s too late.  No more excuses.  No more
      fighting over wedge issues.  The whole point is to keep "we the people"
      distracted and divided, fighting over nonsense so the corporate powers
      can continue to rape, pillage and steal from us. It’s the oldest trick
      in the book.

      “United we stand, divided we fall.”
      Patrick Henry
      If we’re to survive as a species and a country we must come together and
      take back our rights, our dignity and our Constitution.  We only need to
      remember the truth and act.

      Go back to sleep America at your own peril. 

      http://www.nationofchange.org/go-back-sleep-america-1352867840

      Classical economics  is only value-free on its surface.  In actual fact
      it ignores power in the world.  In actual fact it ignores that its
      outcomes ALWAYS hurt the lesser much more than they do the greater. 
      Economics is not just the dismal science, it is the shameful fancy window
      dressing of the exercise of naked power by the rich and the owners against
      the poor and the workers.  It is the condom which makes safe and obscure
      the ways we are screwed.   Wythe Holt 5/21/09
      > 
      >Solidarity is the path as well as the destination of socialism.
      Solidarity grieves when a worker loses his job or sees her pension
      slashed. Solidarity cheers when a union wins middle-class pay. Solidarity
      rejects the greed of insurers as the distributor of healthcare and
      demands single payer for all.  Solidarity smells the rat who divides
      white from black, black from gay, native from newcomer, or America from
      the rest of humanity.  By Phillip Bannowsky
      >



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