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Perhaps it's time we revisit the idea. Are we still independent? The revolution was against a nation that imposed massive corporate parasitsm upon us.

Who could argue that we are under a similar affliction now? But today, our afflictor is given its rights and power by the congress and the supreme court.

We face injustice in every direction. The coast guard protects BP from the media. Traitors like Joe Barton protect the oil giants from a weak president who does too little.

I subscribe to one tea party mailing list. Yesterday, one came, pointing out that only 17 percent of people in 1776 actually participated in the revolution. That's that eighty twenty rule. Eighty percent of just about everything gets done by twenty percent of the people. Funny coincidence that liberals make up about 20 percent of the electorate.

We CAN make change happen. It is not going to happen because a majority makes it happen. It will happen because a dedicated minority stands up and holds strong.

The weapon must be the truth and it must be broadcast widely and shone upon with a lot of light-- the light that the transparency movement and blogging have forced the powers to be to contend with.

We may be a minority. We may have little or no representation in congress. But the truths we expose will prevail.

Today is a day we remember courage that started the first contemporary Democracy. Let them remind us that Democracy is a living thing that requires care and feeding and love to survive. It is our job to rescue democracy from the parasites and carrion that would kill it... that are eating away at its heart and soul.

You are in a position to make a difference. Ask yourself, every day, what you can do, what you have to offer. And find something.

 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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And why all efforts to organize independent politi... by Kevin Gosztola on Sunday, Jul 4, 2010 at 11:55:38 AM
No longer are we independent.We've been made depen... by Kent Welton on Sunday, Jul 4, 2010 at 12:10:23 PM
There were times during the Revolutionary War that... by Joe Walsh on Sunday, Jul 4, 2010 at 12:27:35 PM
The only thing that has changed, they are now dump... by marko polo on Sunday, Jul 4, 2010 at 12:33:54 PM
THIS WHERE IT ALL STARTED,The Titanic Conspiracy a... by MARGARET BASET on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 5:33:34 AM
Forget the flag-waiving, hot dogs and fireworks!Am... by Bia Winter on Sunday, Jul 4, 2010 at 12:39:21 PM
Our precious Independence is under attack from man... by Hayesml47 on Sunday, Jul 4, 2010 at 1:39:27 PM
Although most people don't know it, injustice is... by Mark Adams on Sunday, Jul 4, 2010 at 2:30:44 PM
US is in crisis. This crisis is not new. Other peo... by Mark Sashine on Sunday, Jul 4, 2010 at 3:33:00 PM
I agree they need help. But who's so down in the m... by Margaret Bassett on Sunday, Jul 4, 2010 at 4:03:55 PM
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This link is toa review of Thom Hartmann's "Unequa... by Aurora on Sunday, Jul 4, 2010 at 5:00:46 PM
"Why then, sir, why do we longer delay? Why still ... by Darren Wolfe on Sunday, Jul 4, 2010 at 5:02:37 PM
When it "is time" there probably will be a lot of ... by Steven G. Erickson on Sunday, Jul 4, 2010 at 5:07:37 PM
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