by Rob Kall
How do we take her back from the wolves and jackals and what steps should we be planning to rid her of the cancers and chancres which right wing extremists have infested her with?
If the USA is rescued from the wolves an jackals who are raping and devouring her, what will we have to do to salvage what remains? How many deregulated industries, categories, activities will have to be re-regulated? How many taxes will have to be re-instated? How many criminal politicians will we have to try, convict and jail? How many privatized "industries" will we have to de-privatize?
Someone should be putting a list together. The left should have think tanks that are planning for these tough jobs that must be done. Bill Clinton failed this nation by not going after George Bush Senior and Ronald Reagan for their crooked Contra machinations. If Clinton had had the spine to take these tough tasks on, then we wouldn't have George Bush letting the wolves and jackals into the Whitehouse.
The men and women who are running on democratic, green and independent tickets should take a stand on these tough issues and should promise to take back America from the corporatists and theocrats who are trying to turn the USA into a technologically advanced Taliban-run Theo-corporate feudal kingdom for the wealthy and their religion intoxicated serfs. Jesus teachings could make this world a better place, but too many churches, ministers , religious organizations and leaders have twisted and distorted Christianity so that much of it is a danger and threat to humanity. We need to wake up the millions of good people who have been hypnotized by ego driven leaders who use them to eke out power and wealth, flogging them with fear of God, fear of hell, fear of people who are different. We have to expose these ministers and church leaders, including Ratzinger, who use their pulpits for wealth and influence as supporters of giant corporations, unjust and unnecessary wars, and quite literally, the destruction of the USA's economy, our educational system, our natural resources and our constitutional inheritance.
We need to take back from privatization our voting technology and software, our energy companies, our water and sewage companies, our waste removal and disposal companies, our airwaves, our schools. We need to start charging taxes to all organizations, including mega-churches with bowling allies, movie theaters and coffee shops.
We need to quit the World trade Organization, drastically change the International monetary fund and all our agreements regarding international trade. Our current deals help international corporations, and not the American people.
We have to look long and hard at our largest company, Walmart, and decide whether they are an American company or a Chinese company seeking to milk the US for all the money it can, while simultaneously wiping out US industries that can't compete with Chinese labor. Maybe, as a stopgap measure, we can put a tax on sales by all companies that are using non-US goods for more than 50% of their products or parts. If that violates the world trade agreements we have signed, then we need to terminate those agreements. If Bush could terminate global warming and diplomatic agreements, then we can cancel trade agreements.
Before we take back America, we must take back our vote. The Republican congress seems unwilling to allow that to happen. If they refuse then this issue alone is enough to cause nation-wide demonstrations, protests, and whatever levels of activism it takes to force the end of corrupt vote practices-- from unverifiable counting and tabulation to planned situations that make access to the vote, due to long lines, bad technology, inappropriate voter roll purges, etc.
We cannot allow one more vote for congress or state offices to be held without the highest standards. If we fail to bring about these changes then none of the cures mentioned above will be possible. The US will become a single party nation because people won't bother to vote.
The people who have perpetrated the abuses against our voting system have committed crimes against democracy. No-one should think they can get away with breeching our democratic processes. The penalty for such crimes should be so severe that they will dissuade people from meddling with the gears that keep our nation free and honest. I believe crimes of vote corruption, that threaten or damage the democratic process should be capital offenses, and that the sentence should be execution or life imprisonment in solitary confinement, without parole. This should be a law that gets non-partisan support.
Then, the law must be appropriately applied, not like the whitewash investigation of voting irregularities currently being held, with James Baker included on the panel. This is a clear case of having a fox on the jury trying thefts in the henhouse.
The United States of America is in danger as a nation. Will we, in our lifetimes, see it collapse, as China and India take our industries away from us, as vote theft enables theocorporatists to infect and infest our major organs and systems? Will the nations we are growing more and more in debt to pull us down?
We must wake up the patriotic Americans who put nation before Pope, before Megachurch minister. We must teach those citizens who would sell out our nation at the behest of a pope or minister or televangelist who tells them who to vote for that they have lost their way We must take back or take down the media that have been taken over by transnational megacorporations and we must do it soon or we won't be able to do it at all.
At some point in the 1930's, millions of Jews and Poles and Germans, Austrians, Italians, French and other Europeans left their homelands when they realized their nations had become dangerous and psychopathic. Those people were survivors. We need to stop the USA, the most powerful nation in the world from continuing along the path to psychopathy. It will not be easy. But it can be done. It will take more commitment and activism NOW than you engaged in during the presidential elections.
Our "enemy" is not just the extreme right. It is also the leadership of the centrist portion of the Democratic party. They would sign a Faustian pact with the devil that writes off women's rights (opposing abortion,) that allies with megacorporations and that makes the Democratic party look more and more like the Republican party. This is the road to failure, the road that will allow the USA to crumble and fall.
YOU must make an inner commitment to get involved, to become active, to spend at least several hours each week helping this cause. YOU must start contributing all you can afford to causes and organizations, to campaigns and activist groups. You must stretch yourself and start doing things you've never done, giving more money than you ever gave before, than you thought you could afford, giving your time to the work that must be done. Do not be satisfied with what you are doing now. Do not make the excuse that you have to work or give time to your family. Your job or your business is at risk. Your family's future, your children's and grandchildren's futures are at risk. Our colonial ancestors took up arms in time of need. We don't need to take up arms, but we do need to consciously commit ourselves and our lives to rescuing America. Now.
Rob Kall email@example.com is a volunteer on CHuck Pennaccio's campaign team, and is editor of www.OpEdNews.com You can read more of his articles at Rob Kall Archive and at Rob's Blog . He is also president of Futurehealth, Inc and organizer of the The Futurehealth Meeting on Neurofeedback, Biofeedback, qEEG, Optimal Functioning, Positive Psychology, Transpersonal Integration, Story Summit, Energy Therapies and Medicine, Inner Revolution and Awakening.