Agitate, Educate, and Organize ~OO~
Trump and Clinton promised more than two dozen simultaneous wars of choice. Trump was installed in office by a measly 18% of America.
But many of the rest of us (the 82% who did not choose the bad-tempered and racist orange man) do not deserve this insanity.
Everyday people must understand we can vote for someone other than war-profiteers, criminals or lunatics. We have choices.
And settling for “lesser evil” does not work.
In spending trillions on avoidable conflicts and unnecessary wars, we kill millions of innocent people so that billionaires who pay no taxes can get richer at our expense. This insanity is creating more enemies and making us less secure.
In “wars for profit” against nations who have not attacked us, we destabilize, exploit, bomb, attack with drones or invade and occupy non-aggressive nations to enforce various demands of the corporate elite for extraction, exploitation and armed extortion.
We have become the terror.
Wars of aggression are the tragedy we have endured for 36 years. We had an opportunity for change, but change takes courage.
Settling for the “lesser evil” does not work.
4 or 8 more years of 31 simultaneous and expanding wars for extraction will bankrupt the nation. The 95 million who did not bother to vote and the voters who chose war with Trump or Clinton have sealed our fate.
“Obama governed like a right winger at home and abroad. And we are paying the price.”
“Lesser evil” Obama took us from Bush’s 4 wars and bombing 4 nations to Obama’s 31 wars (sanctions, attacks, occupations and bombs. He dropped bombs on 10 nations to enforce corporate extraction. These are crimes.
Obama claimed the right of kings to murder Americans at will (without charges or trial) He murdered innocent Americans.
Obama, Clinton, Bernie and Trump endorse this suspension of the rule of law and rendering Americans for torture, rape and murder.
We are in a heap of trouble.
We need real change.
“Just being slightly less worse than the worst possible scenario is not acceptable. We have to be willing to stand up and throw off those chains of powerlessness. In the words of Alice Walker, ‘the biggest way people give up power is by not knowing they have it.’
We have it!”
We need not quiver in fear. Our values are not intolerance, racism, and misogyny. Trump may have won, but he lost the allegiance of 82% of the people who did not vote for ongoing wars.
We can choose A Green Party New Deal!
Dr. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka offered more progressive, better-educated and smarter choices than Clinton, Trump and the last five presidents. But a minority of Americans chose unending wars for profit.* Now the rest of us must find our places and do what we can to repair what has been damaged.
*(Those who “profit” are billionaires who pay no taxes, take no risks, rob us blind and have no skin in the game. We pick up the tab: dollars and lives.)
Stein won the presidential debates in the fall of 2016, communicating with millions who have already rejected the corporate parties. And most of the American people are sick of war. But mainstream media made certain we could not make this change.
Stein was excluded from televised debates even though she was on the ballot in 48 states.
80% of the electorate rejected Trump and Clinton. But almost half of eligible voters did not bother to vote.
In spite of this, a coalition is building: 31 million Americans want health care, 40 million Americans want their student debt erased. 70 million students want free K-16 education. 5 million Americans lost their homes to banks. 3 million Americans have been used and abused in corporate wars of choice. And 80% of Americans are in debt and tired of seeing banks bailed out and Main Street sold out. Join the coalition. Find your courage, vote your values and we can walk the talk together in 2020.
A change is coming. The revolution has begun and it will not be televised.
We continue our struggle with words, ideas, music and art. These actions belong in the streets: in marches, rallies and revolutionary acts in our homes and in the voting booth. We can take it back.
“If 40 million students whose debt will be erased, and 31 million Americans who need universal nonprofit health care, and untold millions of Americans who can profit from ending 27 corporate wars, regulating the banksters and rebuilding the nation… can join together in an act of mass civil disobedience, we can take back this nation and build foundations for a world no longer at war. “
We can organize, educate and agitate for real and effective social justice and human victories of the heart. We can refuse to be exploited and stand firm. We can choose the greater good and stop surrendering to avoidable and unnecessary disaster.
It is time for a declaration of independence from the corporate cons. We can take back this nation (and our lives) from these pretenders.
Viva la revolution!
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