Ideal politics is our friend. Indeed, it's our only institutional defense against the vampire elites. Our Constitution was written by noble Americans and most of our laws are grounded in justice. Hence, politics, law, and our Constitutional Republic should be protecting (and nourishing) the American middle and lower classes and even the Earth from blood thirsty fascist elites.
But as opposed to what? As opposed to "actual" politics, i.e., the world we wake up to in the morning. As opposed to politician commode cleaners of the vampire elites. Distinguishing between these two forms of politics is see spot run simple. Actual politics is what ideal politics degenerates into (e.g., the 2006 Democratic Congress), when our elected "representatives" (a contradiction in terms) eagerly sell their souls to the vampire elites. In short, practically every "elected representative" on the planet has souls that are owned by the elites -- hence, actual politics.
None of this is complicated, but all of it is criminal and heartbreaking.
End result? Basically hopelessness, because our ONLY means of defending our Democratic Republic and Mother Earth has been cherry picked by the "Haves". And considering the astronomical fortunes of the 0.5% vampire elites, buying off this Democratic = Republican Congress was pocket change. They make back a hundred times their investment with astronomical tax breaks for their astronomical fortunes so it's totally win/win for the vampire elites and totally lose/lose for the human race and our rapidly dying planet.
It's an old, old story and nobody does it better than "organized crime". Indeed, the vampire elites ARE "highbrow" organized crime. So in addition to murder in the name of God, Duh IQ religious fanatics and the GOP (greed on parade) Republican Party and the vampire elites, we ALSO have to deal with organized crime. This variable has yet to be looked into very, very seriously!
Think about Florida. Hmmm. Election theft, over and over again and crime to the skies. And the Republican Party. And the vampire elites. There's probably no state where ALL OF THESE THINGS come together so poisonously as Florida. Certainly the organized crime part of this hellish Florida stew is the most adept as staying "low profile" (they've had centuries and centuries of practice), but remember the instant violence of the year 2000 presidential election theft. Also, very wonky Cuban expatriate things have been going on in Florida for decades and not to forget the resurrected neo Nazis. If this doesn't all add up to a stew from hell, nothing does.
So, is our work cut out for us or what? But what are the legal, peaceful social mechanisms we can use to keep alive our Democratic Republic?
Realistically, there's only one and that's "ideal" politics. And IF ideal politics was a contemporary reality, very possibly we would be holding the line against this tsunami of Bush/fascist/elite evil. But, since the 2006 Democratic Congress has its head buried in the you know what of George W. Bush, we seem to be spinning in the wind.
But do we have other options -- let's just say "apolitical" options? Of course the answer to that is yes, but most Americans don't want to "go there". Revolutions, for example, almost always make everything worse, but maybe there are other legal, peaceful POWER OF THE PEOPLE options, like nation wide (even international) boycotts of fascist corporations or nation wide strikes.
The sad, sad bottom line is that if our ONLY institutionalized protection against the organized crime/vampire elites is "actual" politics, then we are doomed unless we rise to the challenge of activating apolitical power of the people alternatives.
Maybe a miracle will happen in 2008 and American will return to a significant degree of "ideal politics". If so, the only gods who can make that happen are us. Plus we will have to do it IN SPITE OF our suicidally dead weight enabling neighbors.
W. Christopher Epler (Bill)