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Calling Out and Challenging Evil... While We Still Can

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Even in the early days of Nazi Germany, there were good people who called out the evil. They were purged, jailed or killed, or they fled the country.

Here in the USA, we call people who call out evil whistleblowers.

The current Department of Justice-- Obama's DOJ-- has become the worst, most dangerous enemy of the canaries in the coal mine-- the whistleblowers, ever in history.

Then there are the protesters-- courageous activists who are speaking out, investigating, taking stands. The first ones to be jailed and categorized as terrorists are the eco-activists. Will Potter has been documenting  at his website, greenisthenewred.com, this systematic assault on righteous activists-- an attack that includes lobbyist inspired congressional legislation (stupid me-- is there any legislation that is not lobbyist inspired or influenced? Any at all?)  that characterizes eco-protest, even writing about it, as domestic terrorism.

So, who will be next? Who will face the risks? And those risks are growing. Now, Obama can imprison, indefinitely, anyone he chooses, for as long as he wants, without excuse or reason. Sure, NDAA has been enjoined by a judge, but I don't believe that's stopped the people who are using the powers it grants.

Now, back to calling out evil. We talk about how people are voting for the lesser of two evils. Forty five percent, in a recent poll, said they were voting for the lesser of two evils. And we know that if you keep voting for the lesser of two evils, things get more and more evil.

Every time evil appears-- every time-- there are cowards who allow it to accumulate power and get stronger, even if it and the powers that it is manifesting through are weaker, to begin with.

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The greatest collection of cowards in America have taken residence in congress. With a few exceptions, and most of the exceptions have been purged, the members of congress have become enablers of the evil that is emerging on this planet. That evil manifests as corporatism, as the un-restrained financial power of billionaires and multinational corporations, both operating beyond national boundaries with the tools that global trade agreements have provided them (agreements signed by Clinton, Bush, Obama, with the worst one-- TPP being pushed hard and hidden by Obama. )

The congress is supposed be one leg of the three legs of government that balance power. Congress though, has been steadily and consistently eroding its power-- ceding it to the Executive and Judiciary branches.  A vote for a member of congress, most of all, means empowering that legislator to do the bidding of the lobbyists and anonymous (to us, not necessarily to him or her) whose companies funded his TV ads and campaign.

Congress has become a very ugly repository of the manifestations of evil, doing more to undo protections to people and workers and the middle class, enabling and empowering the corporations and wealthy.

I've written about the need to eliminate billionaires from the US and the planet.
De-billionairize" the Planet Traitors in America; Packs of Benedict Arnolds

it is one step that is do-able, that will take some of the most malevolent players out of the mix. It is one necessary step, but not enough. We must take on the metastasizing power of multi-national corporations and the globalization treaties that are unleashing them.  We must envision battle plans and we must envision a future that exists without giant vampire corporations, without vulture billionaires, as Greg Palast has described.

We need to do these things while we still can, before truth-tellers are legislated to be re-defined as domestic terrorists.  Maybe I'm paranoid. But there are eco-activists in the highest security prisons already. The silencing has already begun.

 

Rob Kall is editor-in-chief, publisher and site architect of OpEdNews.com, President of Futurehealth, Inc, and an inventor. He hosts the Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show, aired in the Metro Philly area on AM 1360, WNJC. Over 200 podcasts are archived for downloading here, or can be accessed from iTunes. Rob is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com

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How dare you try to TEACH people about those who i... by Kim Cassidy on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 at 2:14:14 PM
They're called TERRORISTS ;)Mad Angel on FB... by MadAngel on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 at 3:31:33 PM
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they are... by Joseph Waters on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 at 2:29:46 PM
We now live in Amerika. And all of it brought to u... by 911TRUTH on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 at 2:34:54 PM
NDAA is redundant. Obama already had the power to ... by Royallynn Allen on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 at 3:04:32 PM
"NDAA is redundant. Obama already had the power...... by Davey Jones on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 at 3:45:34 PM
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