We're in a war all right. We've been an a class war, with the uber-rich-- the .001% and the corporatists against the 99.99%. Congress and the White House have chosen sides and they're not ours.
There are other options and most of them involve action and streets, boycotts and doing a lot more than electoral politics once every two or four years involve.
photo by Rob Kall
The question is very much up in the air over whether the US will survive this war. it depends on each one of us. Taibbi's article makes it clear that believing Congress is capable or willing to help is a delusion. Perhaps that word, DELUSIONAL best describes the politics of our times. One writer who wrote a book on Delusional Democracy is Joel Hirschorn, who's written over 200 articles for Opednews. He's focused a lot of his energy on an Article 5 constitutional convention. I'm not sure that has any hope, given the Congress we have. But the idea that Democracy has become a delusion-- that is very real, and no delusion at all.
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