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I just finished watching Speaker Boehner talking to a press conference. I found myself asking questions I'd like the people at the press conference to ask that would show where they are really at:

"Speaker Boehner, how can we help you lie to the American public more effectively?"
"Mr. Speaker, of course we will not try to read anything into what happened and simply understand it as what you say it is."

Then, we have our wonderful lesser of two evils president Obama. He's sold us out already, raising the tax offer to people making $400,000 a year AND reducing Social Security with a nifty little scheme. On top of that, Nancy Pelosi has enthusiastically signed on, so the Democrats in the House will also sell out the middle class. Nice work. 

I've been saying that we can't depend on the White House or Congress to do what needs to be done to make change happen. The only way change will happen is if WE the people do it-- not unions led by top-down power holders, not by big organizations that end up sucking up to the power-holders in the democratic party-- like Moveon.org.   Occupy and its model offers the best answer. We can take back America from the corporations, but we have to work together, without the need for a patriarchal leader, without handing our power over to single individuals. 

It's been done. It is dangerous. There are monied, organized blocks that are waiting to grab opportunity, as the Muslim Brotherhood did in Egypt. But we can't sit and do nothing, or keep depending on the Democratic Party or big parasitic organizations like Moveon.org, which support the corporatist duopoly. We must look to movements like the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Arab Spring, the revolutionaries in Argentina and others to find models for making change happen. 

We must put out a vision of the changes we seek-- big vision, shooting high-- socialized medicine, making being a billionaire illegal and impossible, maximum difference between highest and lowest paid worker in a corporation, end to global trade agreements as they now exist, end to corporate welfare, especially for energy corporations, serious gun control laws, free college tuition for all eligible students, cutting back the defense budget by over 50%.  Please add to my list. We need bold, strong visions to shoot for. We must put the visions out there to start making any semblance of them happen. 


 

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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Here's a nifty infographic, courtesy of Foreign Af... by Scott Baker on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 10:32:22 AM
And all options should be on the table, our very l... by Swamper Tom on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 2:41:09 AM
but I also think that at this stage of the game, i... by Amy Schreiner on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 12:28:56 PM
is an appointed position, so Ellen wouldn't have t... by Swamper Tom on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 2:22:07 PM
And I support the effort to push for our agenda st... by BFalcon on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 8:58:09 PM
I don't know if Warren can win or not, or whether ... by Swamper Tom on Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 at 3:56:01 AM
I cannot read the chart, even if I blow it up to 2... by John Reed on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 2:07:41 PM
" "Speaker Boehner, how can we help you lie to th... by prsmith on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 10:33:40 AM
same thing applies to Obama, just different media.... by Rob Kall on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 10:36:33 AM
Rob, you have the forum and the smarts to get a mo... by kenneth sibbett on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 10:46:13 AM
Beware of anyone who says he's the "Voice of Truth... by christopher brown on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 11:07:16 AM
"El Rushbo".... by Maxwell on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:53:54 PM
The president hasn't done anything definite yet.&n... by Disillusionist on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 11:12:49 AM
After the cliff it's a whole new game.  The G... by Maxwell on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 1:04:04 PM
Mr. Speaker, how much did it cost ...an exact amou... by Gail Harrison on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 11:16:09 AM
presented a vision, far better than BO and Nasty's... by Daniel Geery on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:55:25 PM
adult in Washington.... by Daniel Geery on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:56:17 PM
There are a few platforms for sarcasm in journalis... by Steve Shapiro on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 1:42:15 PM
HAS to be a major priority. The profits of war dri... by intotheabyss on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 6:01:58 PM
What you want is exactly what is not needed. The ... by BFalcon on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 12:09:46 AM
We need all points of view laid out. We don't have... by Swamper Tom on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 2:47:36 AM
your approach will lead to the end of the middle c... by Rob Kall on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 10:42:59 AM
But we all have moments when we run out of words. ... by BFalcon on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 8:34:29 PM
We've been bending over for far too long. What is ... by Swamper Tom on Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 at 4:07:53 AM
In speaking about medicine... Which I believe may ... by Kim Cassidy on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 12:27:46 PM
About both medications and GMO's (I would tend to ... by BFalcon on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 8:46:39 PM
hmmm. funny you assume I don't know what I'm talk... by Kim Cassidy on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 10:46:59 PM
I quit taking prescription medications a long time... by Swamper Tom on Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 at 1:07:45 AM
And what I didn't mention is that people do notice... by Kim Cassidy on Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 at 10:00:36 PM
Most of the rich people I know, only eat organical... by Swamper Tom on Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 at 11:05:19 PM