Sunday, February 28, 2010

We've Been Had, Folks / Are You Ready To Fight Back ?


The American people have been had by the Oligarchy or Economic Elite and Clinton, Bush and Obama as well as their appointees are all co-conspirators. They all answer to the Business roundtable whereas mainstream America's needs are seemingly irrelevant ~ from unwanted wars to true healthcare reform. It's time for real change and it begins with ourselves: Allen L Roland

Millions of Americans, including myself, voted for true change in 2008 and what we got was not only Bush lite but the distinct feeling that we were not only being used but laughed at by the Economic Elite. Here's the big picture ~

50 million Americans now live in poverty
Half of all American children will need foodstamps at some point in their lives
Hunger rates are now at all-time highs
50 million citizens are now without health care
1.4 million filed for bankruptcy last year, 60% of them because of medical bills
13 million are expected to lose their homes before the crisis is over
Meanwhile, we incarcerate more people in the world than any other nation, and a new prison opens somewhere in America every week.

Millions of middle class families now live paycheck to paycheck, as their debts pile up, terrified that a pink slip or a bad health diagnosis will send them tumbling over an economic cliff ~ and over 60% of seniors would be below the poverty level without their monthly social security check.

And get this, the AP reported that on Saturday President Obama signed into law a one-year extension of the USA PATRIOT Act ~ which retained three controversial sections that have vastly expanded the government's ability to run roughshod over the Bill of Rights. On Wednesday, the Senate "approved" the bill on a voice vote with no debate. Politico's Meredith Shiner revealed that Senate Democrats showed they were ashamed of what it was doing by "bundling all reauthorization votes of expiring legislation into one, under the name of a Medicare reform act, and putting out a release afterward ~ with no mention of the Patriot Act's passage."

Obviously, this is a congress who answers primarily to the Economic Elite and is now protecting itself against the very people it supposedly represents.

David DeGraw, AmpedStatus Report, has done America a favor with a six part series on how the Economic Elite dominate our lives ~ and what we can do about it.

I: Casualties of Economic Terrorism, Surveying the Damage
II: The Rise of the Economic Elite
III: Exposing Our Enemy - Meet the Economic Elite
IV: The Financial Coup d’Etat
V: Overcoming the Divide and Conquer Strategy

VI: How to Fight Back and Win: Common Ground Issues That Must Be Won

Excerpts: " Throughout this report, I have presented statistical and fact-based evidence to demonstrate that a strategic attack has been launched against 99% of Americans. Despite the efforts of the mainstream media and most current politicians, awareness of this reality is spreading throughout the United States. A recent Rasmussen poll found that only 21% of Americans think that the government has the consent of the governed. An Opinion Research Corp. survey revealed that 86% believe “the system of government is broken.” .... An overwhelming majority of the population has come to the realization that our government doesn’t effectively represent us anymore. It is just a matter of time before people start taking it upon themselves to begin organizing on a mass scale. Our survival instinct will soon overwhelm our conditioned passivity and erupt into a powerful countervailing force. However, the longer we hesitate and delay action, the harder it will be to obtain economic and political justice "

We've been had, folks ! Are you ready to fight back ?

David outlines several steps from Election Reform to Mass Organized Action. It was Henry David Thoreau who wrote on the duty of civil disobedience ~ “All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency is great and unendurable. And oppression and robbery are organized, I say; let us not have such a machine any longer. I think that it is not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize.”

And David correctly writes ~ " It’s time for 99% of Americans to mobilize and aggressively move on common sense political reforms."

Once again, we must say " YES, WE CAN " Not to Obama this time but to ourselves ~ for we are the ones we have been waiting for.

The great river of inner transformation and change is running ~ jump in and get involved !

Allen L Roland

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