Astounding, Erickson and far too many like him look in the full length mirror daily and yet they still don't recognize the jackboots and the black shirts staring back at them.
The U.S. is a democracy (for now) and as such has laws (some good some bad). There is a process, albeit a broken one, but a process nonetheless. We simply don't goose step up to Capitol Hill and change them by gunpoint (but with the way things are going we'll be there soon enough). Nevertheless, I'm certain we will get another goverment shutdown as a result of the Planned Parenthood lies in the not to distant future, led by the chosen one himself Ted Cruz, Parteigenosse extraordinaire.
What is it going to take for the people in this country to wake up from their eternal lethargy and at least TRY to do something about these megalomaniacs before they permanently take us and by extension the world down a path of complete and utter collapse.
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Really? This is news to anyone?
TIME's current cover says it all about our political 'choices'. http://time.com/3968132/bill-c...
He is waiting for them to provide a strong couch for him to be seated at his table ...
I think it's high time we liberals remember just the the strength we actually hold. I also agree that it is high time for an end to the pacifism many embrace as a practical matter given out current times. We need improved versions of the SDS and Weatherman in these dire times.
I think it is imperative we start thinking and acting on the cultural war being waged against our Ideals and stop these John Birch / McCarthy remnants of America's populace. I've visited their websites like minuteman news, patriotic American, Breitbart, Infowars, and all the other little beehives of stupidity and understand they are most assuredly ready to take up arms against our very existence. These people are dead set on creating a new revolution if you read their comments pages after any their faux reporters articles.
These people that visit the sites mentioned plus plenty more are ready to take up arms against their fellow citizens for the simple reason we don't think like them.
They feel they're the only ones who have a right to free speech and many seem damn well ready to use violence as a means to an end.
This is where many liberals I feel depart from the political realities and will be the first harmed for their pacifism. We need to fight for what we know is right and while many may find my words abhorrent to their beliefs I still say we must be ready to fight fire with fire. Over the last 35 years since Reagan we've watched traitors go free (Ollie North is the prime example, a traitor who used the law against itself to stop a life of imprisonment over what I think is an exceptionally weak fault in our desire for Justice), we've lost innumerable freedoms and we act like we're ready for the slaughter house.
Enough is a damn enough, it's time to put this country back together. It's time to stop the Corporate Oligarchs from destroying this nation from dying so people like Mitt Romney can have a freaking car elevator or corporations can commit literally criminal acts and not be held accountable. Since Nixon we have allowed the decimation of public education, the dismantling of Unions, the disintegration of mental health systems, and fulfilled Dwight Eisenhower concern over the Military Industrial Complex.
At our greatest economic growth the tax rates were higher than today, we have the lowest union membership (33% during the 1950's to about 3% today) and look at where we are. Fundamentally losing every gain liberals fought for since FDR's new Deal and LBJ's Great Society ideal.
We have a few choices but if we cannot create better liberal poll turnout, if we cannot band together as a large portion of the populace to take action against the proponents of Ayn Rand's Objectivism, anti worker platforms, and grow the steel backbones that will actually show us as a force to be contended with rather than dismissed we can succeed.
All that said I challenge anyone who reads this to do the following:
1: Stop the the right from taking voting rights from minorities and the elderly even if it means spending your own money to help those who need acquire the correct documents to vote.
2: Tell the politicians who are true to the cause to act and be bold. Let our voices dominate the news cycle rather than our opponents
3: Create a platform that shows our party is the only one that can protect and serve the American people legitimately as opposed to our counterparts who shove lobbyist money into their coffers without a thought except what benefits r donors rather than we who elected them.
4. Use the old media (like radio and television) aside from our internet dominance to show the American populace how badly they're being screwed by special interests.
5. We need to talk the talk and walk the walk that's let's middle America and the political fence setters that we are the party of solutions.
6. Finally we need to show the aggressiveness that our opponents have displayed without becoming them but rather the alternative to what is obviously a failed party with recycled ideas that have been shown failures.
Have your facts ready on the most prominent issues of the day. Be it the years long wars, the blatant militaristic desires they hold to support what Eisenhower called the Military Industrial Complex and show how we've failed in picking quality leadership by letting corporate dollars overtake our voices politically. If money is free speech then I'm an organ grinders monkey. I clear about $43K a year ( I own a small business and admittedly employ family so the overall income is about 2.45 times my earnings) and the Koch Brothers each made just over $4 Billion last year, so explain to me how that is fair and just. The way I see it those pricks have drown out anything I say because they can simply outspend my meager income. We have to take these large sums of cash out of the election cycle, kill off "Super Pacs", and attempt to make this republic behave as our founders intended.
I will now step off my soapbox. BY the way thanks to those who read the entire diatribe....................................................DavidBJammin