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David Whittlessey Defies Goliath: Diminishing the Power of Corporation in Bowdinham, ME

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Rob Kall, managing editor of Oped News speaks about bottom-up governance and business. Bottom-up is simply placing the power in the foundations, the people. In essence, bottom-up rule is to take the infamous pyramid symbol and turn it upside down. The bottom (foundations) is at the top and the elite, the upper 1 to 5%, are at the bottom.

I do believe this kind of bottom-up rule is what they meant when they wrote the Constitution: "We the People." Well, people as long as they were not slaves or women living in the 1776 or those of us under the thumb of corporate rule.

"We the People" is a joke and has always been a joke. "We the Aristocratic Class rule the roost!" This was true at the time of the American Revolution and has remained to this day (revolution is an appropriate term for the fight against the British. A revolution means to revolve or a becoming trapped in a vicious circle. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!).

Well, we still have the power to vote! Well, sort of. What choices do we have? Corporate Heavy (Democrat) or Corporate Extreme (Republican).

In saying we want to continue and grow the system as it stands, it might behoove us to ask: "How do we wish to die?" Do we wish a slow agonizing torturous death (democrats) or a short term (perhaps 10 to 20 years if that) fix with a bullet to the head (republicans). How will that death occur? Either way Mama Nature is going to self-correct to reclaim the homeostasis we have extractively disturbed. We're already riding a bucking bronco we are likely to fall off of.

War, famine, suicide, weather weirding, and the pollution of air, water, and land are some of the ways in which this death will manifest. A police officer's bullet is another way. Death may come to you in corporate jail cells where you decide to take your life cause you can't stand living in a cell while being beaten by guards or raped by your "buddies".

Other ways of death are working hours on end, and lack of appropriate living wages and health benefits. These are due to the stress of high demands placed on us by the top 5% and the reduction of benefits fought for by labor organizers back in the 1900's.

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"Oh, your health is poor because you don't take care of yourself!" Yes, it's our fault that we are stressed out, poisoned by chemical additives, and malnourished with frankenfoods. The system we live in of cheap foods via McDonalds is perfect at creating well-balanced and healthy people.

Yes, and Santa Clause really does live in a house nestled in the North Pole!

Thus, the Bible's curse, "And the Man shall rule over thee" is a curse on all of us: women, men and children. In men and children, the focus is more on ruling over the Psyche (the heart-mind), which is a Feminine name as reflected in the Greek myth of Psyche and Eros!

"Oh, Eros, sweep my into Thy arms and take me out of this fiery hell-hole."

If a bomb or a police handgun doesn't quickly take you out of your misery and into the arms of Fate, the highly processed foods you eat will. This is our lot, we who live under the feudal rule of corporations.

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How powerless do many of us feel in this culture?

Is there hope other than putting a bullet in our head to put us out of our misery?

Before pulling the trigger, consider the following quote from the Ann Arbor News:

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Burl is an avid writer and publishes to OpEd News. He is author of "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature." As of this writing, Burl is planning to self-publish the book. Alongside his wife, Burl co-hosts an on line radio (more...)

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