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The people who need to wake up the most in the US

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America is in deep trouble. I believe many or most Americans have lost hope. We must wake up the people who think they are being represented, when in reality they are being played. 

Who are the people who need to wake up the most in the US? 


by rob kall


The answer is bi-partisan-- both the Democrats and the Republicans. They really think there's a difference. 

Do you? 



Sure, both parties grab their constituents on wedge issues. But the big issues-- the takeover of the US by corporations, the ceding of power by the legislative branch to the executive and Judiciary, the privatization of the commons, the CORPORATE globalization that is creating a one world corporate order-- those are the ways that the two parties work together, eroding the future of American democracy and freedom, eroding the middle class. 

If you're a Democrat, please look beyond the wedge issues-- gay and minority and women's rights. Yes, they are important rights-- and they dribble a little bit to keep you in line. But there's so much more these corporatist Democrats-- and 95% of them are-- should be doing. 

We need 60 independent Bernie Sanders in the senate. We need 220 Graysons and Ellisons in the house, and even some Ron Pauls (I know, progressives don't like him, but as far as Republicans go, he's quantum steps ahead of the neocons and troglodyte teapartiers.)

America is in deep trouble. I believe many or most Americans have lost hope. We must wake up the people who think they are being represented, when in reality they are being played. 

 

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I have a feeling that many of us, 'we the people, ... by Gail Harrison on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 8:45:31 AM
"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of e... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:09:48 PM
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on in the education system and the problems which ... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 3:34:16 PM
In general, as Gandhi said, you have to be the cha... by Steve Consilvio on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 9:02:43 AM
I am not looking for bi-partisan. I am looking for... by Rob Kall on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 3:04:05 PM
to achieve that transformation? It will require co... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 5:38:26 PM
Term limits for all politicians. 2x 4 years the ma... by no jojo archers on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 9:22:48 AM
term limits is a stupid idea.that means elections ... by kappie on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 10:29:05 AM
your right on target.there are social issues and a... by kappie on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 10:35:03 AM
I understand that 80% of the people get 80% of the... by charlie Lawrence on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 10:48:22 AM
The problem with the mainstream media is that they... by Arlen Grossman on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:41:40 AM
"You cannot awaken a man who only pretends to s... by Hal O'Leary on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:13:52 AM
to wonder whether anyone else noticed that we no l... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:22:00 PM
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Great article, Rob.  I for one have been work... by Burl Hall on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:33:37 AM
A counter culture We must become,Becoming Many fro... by Daniel Penisten on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 2:27:26 PM
Back in the seventies I was fascinated by hologram... by Rob Kall on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 3:10:24 PM
I do.  Try telling anybody of a "good family"... by Ad Du on Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 9:21:51 AM
should be the answer but  we here seem to vac... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:36:43 AM
  The unworkability of the... by Gary Reber on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:40:16 AM
We need leadership to awaken all American citizen... by Gary Reber on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:40:52 AM
I'll say it again; since Democrats seem to be the ... by molly cruz on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:01:37 PM
Especially if they're right-leaning, authoritarian... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:26:09 PM
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as a good Word Smith will attest to.  Obama u... by Doc McCoy on Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 5:11:41 AM
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