Posts Tagged ‘obama’s corporatist leanings threaten nation’

YOUR ENEMIES ARE UP reprise

April 19, 2012

STALLING FOR TIME:

The world doesn’t have any more time to fool around with non-solutions to climate change.  Big oil and big coal wish to sacrifice all of us to their inconsequential wallets.  If they are not deliberately working against all of creation, it is hard to see what it is that they do wish to accomplish.  Their advocacy of fossil fuels has nothing to do with sense, only with greed, and an evident desire for self-destruction.  Unfortunately they are willing to include all of us in their apocalyptic insanity.  Resist these spoilers and fools.  Regulate carbon completely and immediately.  There is literally no time to waste.

We will lose our democracy and freedom if we do not defeat the corporatist assault on America.  These people are traitors and should be eligible for arrest and detention without habeas corpus.  See how they like it.

It is my sense that we must seize the reins and instruments of control and defeat the corporatist assault on our republic.  Or, we shall lose it.  They are so heavily and widely entrenched that their generational war against freedom and the middleclass is easily discoverable.  No conspiracy theories necessary.  This is a war – the rich plutocrats against everybody else – and we can’t let up on them for a minute.

“I am of opinion, upon the whole, that the manufacturing aristocracy which is growing under our eyes, is one of the harshest which ever existed in the world…  …Friends of democracy should keep their eyes anxiously fixed in this direction; for if ever a permanent inequality of conditions and aristocracy again penetrate into the world, it may be predicted that this is the channel by which they will enter.” – Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1840.

Amend U.S. Constitution to declare that corporations are not persons and do not have the rights of human beings. We Move to Amend.

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United, and move to amend our Constitution to:

  • Firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
  • Guarantee the right to vote and to participate, and to have our votes and participation count.
  • Protect local communities, their economies, and democracies against illegitimate “preemption” actions by global, national, and state governments.

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Signed by 378,475 and counting . . . CONTACT: http://www.movetoamend.org/   CHECK THIS OUT: Loads of useful information and contact links.

Thomas Paine, American patriot and author warned us to watch, guide, and stop the powerful elite if we want humanity in general to succeed.  Paine proposed that any bill that enriches a corporation or grants a corporate charter should be enacted in one session of the legislature, and confirmed in a second, AFTER A VOTE OF THE PEOPLE, to stop corporate raids on the public treasuryREAD MORE: FreeSpeechforPeople.org to learn more and get involved!

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/rights/145361/a_constitutional_amendment_to_wrench_control_away_from_the_corporations/

https://johnlegry.wordpress.com/2009/07/04/independence-day-2009/

“Play it again, Sam!”

American financial crisis, periodically crippling bank failures, is an embedded scam in the United States. Historically the Boom and Bust cycle is well known. It persists because of lack of regulation, enforcement and punishment. The criminal is joined to the businessman in a climate of expediency and greed. The Greed creates, informs and directs the bubbles that always collapse, producing yet another profit opportunity for the exploiters. America would not experience Boom and Bust if it had honest and adequate regulation and independent enforcement powers with teeth. Despite the old saw, business has repeatedly shown that it CANNOT “police itself.” Contrary to belief monopolistic corporations do NOT have the consumer’s best interest at heart.

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True Progressives

Eugene Victor Debs (1855 – 1926) was an American union leader, one of the founding members of the International Labor Union and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), as well as candidate for President of the United States as a member of the Social Democratic Party in 1900. Later he was a presidential candidate as a member of the Socialist Party of America in 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1920. Debs helped motivate political opposition to corporations. He is honored for his compassion. “Years ago,” he said, “I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” He fought vigorously for the labor movement, but as he told an audience in Utah in 1910: “I am not a Labor Leader; I do not want you to follow me or anyone else; if you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness, you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into the promised land if I could, because if I led you in, some one else would lead you out. You must use your heads as well as your hands, and get yourself out of your present condition.” His running mate was Emil Seidel, the mayor of Milwaukee from 1910 to 1912, the first Socialist mayor of a major city in the United States. Reproduction of public domain campaign poster. 

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YOUR ENEMIES ARE UP reprise

September 16, 2011

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1840.  “I am of opinion, upon the whole, that the manufacturing aristocracy which is growing under our eyes, is one of the harshest which ever existed in the world… …Friends of democracy should keep their eyes anxiously fixed in this direction; for if ever a permanent inequality of conditions and aristocracy again penetrate into the world, it may be predicted that this is the channel by which they will enter.”

MY TWO-BITS reiterated:

Obama’s pretty much been off on the wrong course.  He sprinkles “public goodies” up to and including the health care insurance act, which achieve limited but not system change, while shoving our government ever more firmly into corporatist pockets.  He still listens to Robert Rubin, Ben Bernowski, and Timothy Geithner, the corporate tools who crafted and executed the big rip-off that plunged our country into near-receivership for Bush Jr. and the Koch brothers consortium of Fortune 500 “masters of the universe.”  Jack Lew, Obama’s new chief of staff, used to work for the giant banking conglomerate Citigroup. His predecessor as chief of staff is Bill Daley, who used to work at the giant banking conglomerate JP Morgan Chase, where he was maestro of the bank’s global lobbying and chief liaison to the White House. Obama seems hellbent on using the same old tools to craft and execute a brand new disaster.

No special foresight or vision is necessary to see the probable outcome of Obama’s already failed – before even implemented, in some cases – policies and programs: too little, too late.  Perhaps our asses will be held up a short while longer so Obama can get safely through his presidency and out of office, before we fall on them.  His actions are, however, without future, and there is no posterity in them.  He plays for the moment, little reforming and much protecting the corporate base with increasing stiffness.  Perhaps the candidate of change has been replaced by a corporate android, and the real Obama is locked up in the Whitehouse basement.  Perhaps. (more…)