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A New American Revolution

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Revolution is one of those words that capture attention. When people think of revolution the War of Independence or the French Revolution come to mind. Revolution needn't be that extreme, however, revolution is what is needed in what has become the most repressive and militarily expansive government on the face of the planet. The government I'm talking about isn't Iran or North Korea, its The United States of America.

This country has been involved in one war or another since its inception. The years since the beginning of World War II have been a non-stop litany of horror for the people that have borne the brunt of our war-mongering and also the men and women of our Armed Forces that have been tasked with perpetuating them. The future does not bode well for peace. The fact is that any kind of "peace" has been "taken off the table" by the politicians that were elected by a minority of the population using sham political parties that no longer represent the people of the United States but the corporations that profit from the World's largest war machine and support this nation's war economy.

I had vowed to take time off to regroup and reconnect with the things and people I cherish. Things are moving too quickly for me to stop writing now. The draconian budget cuts that Obama has proposed on the backs of what is left of the Middle Class here in America should bring attention to what kind of government we have. This is a government that supports the corporate oligarchy, not the working man. Compromising on the Bush tax cuts for the rich is extremely telling. He would rather cut Medicare and Social Security than fall into disfavor with the people with the power behind the throne.

Pointing the finger at those that refused to vote is pointless. There were no real choices in most of the elections that would have offered any meaningful change. The Democrats and Republicans are one corporate party that both dance to the tune of their corporate benefactors. These two political parties will legislate the American working class into oblivion. This nation's rulers and corporations have no need for the amount of workers that we have in this nation. Why employ American workers when they can use robotic assembly lines and cheap foreign labor?

The only thing they have not taken into consideration is the backlash of the people that have been excised from the American dream. Where will they find substance for their families? What will happen to the anger that will grow when people no longer have meaningful work to do?

The government has implemented draconian laws under the guise if "fighting the terrorist threat" using the Patriot Act among other legislation. The focus of The Department of Homeland Security isn't on a foreign "terrorist threat" it's on American citizens. Recently Obama declared that "We are not at war with Islam" on his trip to Indonesia. He was correct. We are not only at war with Islam; we are at war with anyone that opposes the United States, including American dissidents.

Today Michael Chossudovsky writing for Global Research presented a government that is out of control. (1) The distressing message that he conveyed is that we Americans are the only ones that can stop this ride to not only destroying America's working class, but igniting a conflagration that will bring about the end of humanity itself. These are his precepts:

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What has to be achieved:

  • Reveal the criminal nature of this military project,

  • Break once and for all the lies and falsehoods which sustain the "political consensus" in favor of a pre-emptive nuclear war.

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  • Undermine war propaganda, reveal the media lies, reverse the tide of disinformation, wage a consistent campaign against the corporate media

  • Break the legitimacy of the war-mongers in high office.

  • Dismantle the US sponsored military adventure and its corporate sponsors.

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Former Chairman of the Liberal Party of America, Tim is a retired Army Sergeant. He currently lives in South Carolina. A regular contributor to OpEdNews, he is the author of Kimchee Days (or Stoned Cold Warriors).

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Just not what anyone was expecting. Same ends and ... by R. A. Landbeck on Friday, Nov 12, 2010 at 3:33:10 PM
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that are undermined by a number of ridiculous poin... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, Nov 13, 2010 at 8:26:14 AM