Stop The Machine Occupies Washington - by Stephen Lendman
Activists came to Washington to stay until they get social justice.
On October 6, thousands massed in Washington on the 10th anniversary of America's illegal Afghan war against a nonbelligerent country.
Years ago it was lost. Nonetheless, it continues without end. The business of America is war, permanent wars, multiple ones. One nation after another is plundered for wealth and power while homeland needs go begging.
US duopoly power spurns human and civil rights, rule of law principles, and democratic values. Long ago they were abandoned to advance Washington's imperium globally.
Allied with America's military/industrial profiteers, Wall Street runs America. Political Washington serves them. Public needs are increasingly shut out.
The criminal class in Washington is bipartisan. Every new administration and Congress exceed the worst of previous ones. America's heading straight downhill.
Political Washington is corrupted, broken, and unfixable. Thomas Jefferson wrote in America's Declaration of Independence:
"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..."
That time is now! Change never comes top down, only bottom up by committed people demanding no less.
Fed up Americans across the country want long denied social justice. Slogans like "Banks Got Bailed Out! We Got Sold Out!" are chanted. Occupy Together.org said "meetups" were established in 761 cities and towns.
They're heading everywhere, despite enormous obstacles confronting them. Corporate money wants them co-opted. Corrupt union bosses and political insiders are involved.
Committed leaders city by city aren't evident. Neither is focus on what matters most. Without it cosmetic changes only are possible.- Advertisement -
Issue one is money power in private hands to make more of it. Political Washington gave bankers control for private enrichment. Wall Street crooks took full advantage, transforming America into an unprecedented money making racket.
Working Americans got scammed. They've lost their savings, jobs, homes and futures so privileged elites can get richer and more powerful.
Transforming America depends on returning money power to public hands, according to the Constitution's Article 1, Section 8, giving people through Congress sole control.