QUESTION: What has been most devastating to American families, our Republic Society, our Middle Class and our national financial stability?
ANSWER: Our wars from 1775-2010, Our ever increasing Corporate Greed and Our Politicians corrupted by financial contributions from BIG Business.
To create "Change We Can Believe In" that will actually correct our course away from War, Corporate Greed and a bought and paid for Government, we need a seismic shift in our way of doing business. K.I.S.S: An educated voter rejecting the status quo Conservative proclamation: everything's RIGHT with "America the Beautiful." Face it, we've been played by politicians holding a hand dealt by Corporate handlers, from a stacked deck. It's all in the marketing. It's protective PR. It's "Showtime." While we've been rushed to judgment by media coverage regurgitating religious like belief in the perfection of all things America - The Greatest This, The Biggest That, The Best Whatever, in the shadows from which the puppeteers operate, we have been transformed into the land of screaming pundits, with societal fractions fighting a class war. "We the People" have been cast in the role of minions doing the grunt work for overlords, while the Bush League offered up our youth as cannon fodder. BUT don't despair, for we outnumber the men to whom even Dick Cheney must genuflect. All we need is a little "Unity of Purpose," a pause in the street-unwise partisan hype and a bit of historical education for Beauty to take on the Beast and fight the good fight!
A seismic change in our priorities & focus can result from any number of people acting out, "Enough." Think back thirty years past, when the Beef Industry suddenly raised the price of beef all across "the Land of the Free." Clearly the corporate fix was in. While it had taken a President to shame the Steel industry into reversing such betrayal of the American public, the cow people's greedy plot was branded "Halt" by American Women with pioneer spirit, who without emails or National movement, purchased fish & chicken instead. The Corporate cowboys got the message: Don't mess with Mother buying food for her family. Wives, Mothers, girlfriends too, won the day by stopping an onslaught of beefer greed. "Where's the Beef" crabs backed away, looking to rustle up a Texas cowboy with an amoral Vice to serve up to the White House. In 2000, they came back to town to take on the rebels and put "Home of the Brave," down.
ROUND TWO: Identify the true enemies of American Freedom and the best method to eradicate them. Yes Al-Qaeda and Osama bin-Laden are a serious threat to us, but so are American based International Corporations & their political puppets. Sipping Southern Comfort like tea in their granite monuments to themselves, they look down on us from on high, as ants fighting over a crumb, amongst ourselves. On the inside looking out, a smile then a grin reflect from within, their sheer delight at our plight; so well misdirected are we on their behalf, our fear and anger at each other make them laugh. Dwellers in Corporate towers above, are the enemies of the State, playing monopoly until for us, it's too late. Like Brando in "The Formula" said, "We are the Arabs," so why not Reagan in Lincoln's bed. Ignored until we vote in FDR, Kennedy or Barack, they hasten to tighten their money strings, conducting a chorus of talking point schemes. Thus kept in line with media spin, it's Never, Never Land for us again.
And The MONEY Makes THREE: Gather in ever increasing union, outside any Corporate Headquarters near you: BANKS, Pharmaceuticals, Health Insurers and Oil Companies. Sing, hum or just stand silently with T-shirts and signs that let them see through their smoked mirrored Board Room windows, "We found you;" "We See You;" "We know who you are;" and "We Know What you Did." Following the example of Gandhi, King and the women who rolled back beef prices, each of us can cast a giant shadow on the secret powers. Although, the corporate villains of United Health Group, Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, AETNA, CITI, PFIZER, CIGNA, PNC, Abbott Labs, Wellpoint, Wells Fargo, and MERCK have many dollars in their bins, "We the People" are digging in for the count: Census, Voting, sit and stand-ins. No more buying from those who abuse our bottom line and trust. Investing in those for whom we are more than a line item profit is what we must.