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Campaign 2012: Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing.

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Romney is a disgusting and despicable excuse of a human being.   He promises to serve his even wealthier masters well, if selected by their money (since we now have a political system based upon the principle of "one dollar, one vote") to be their latest servant in the White House.

The Republican Party has, at least since the time of Reagan, been dedicated to serving elite interests, with a smokescreen of concern for conservative social issues to fire up their generally uneducated, blue collar, "angry white male" base. Since the time of Clinton, the Democratic Party has also shamelessly pandered to these same interests--and especially to Wall Street. Remember it was Clinton who signed off on the repeal of the Glass-Steagal Act , publicly declaring its very effective safeguards to be "" no longer relevant "" Barack Obama has been an unswervingly loyal disciple of this corporatist sellout approach.

We can be absolutely certain that regardless of which of these two sold-out traitors to democracy is elected, nothing substantive will ever change. Those who now rule over us are making obscene amounts of money by means of their control over our present fossil fuel powered economy. They will only give up control, or allow for any meaningful change whatsoever, quite literally over their dead bodies.

Given the Department of Homeland Security's current purchase of 1.5 BILLON rounds of ammunition --half of it hollow point rounds, which are banned for use in warfare by the Geneva Convention--to protect our avaricious rulers and all of their illegitimately stolen loot, it is not likely that their grip will be broken soon or easily.

Yet if their stranglehold is not broken quickly, human civilization, the human race itself, and possibly all life on Earth, is doomed due the consequences of runaway global warming. See my recent essay on this topic HERE for details.

Looking at the ongoing Presidential race, all I can see and hear are tales told by sociopathic idiots (the candidates) to masses of other idiots (us voters) full of sound and fury, signifying absolutely nothing.  

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The oligarchic American political system cannot deliver the change we need to avert utter doom. That change, if it is to come, will have to come from us, the people--and it will have to come soon, or else it will be too late to avert doom. This change will certainly not come from voting for either Romney or Obama. Both political parties are completely sold out at the national level. Rather, fundamental change will have to come from direct, determined, actions outside of the rigged, corrupt, and powerless political system.

Such change need not be violent. The reason that the generally non-violent Occupy movement created such a powerful resonance this past year is precisely because it clearly identified the core problem of our society: the capture of our political and economic system by a few amoral elites determined to maximize their personal wealth and power, while subordinating all of us to a degree not seen since the late Middle Ages. Occupy enjoyed great success, at least initially, because of its laser-like focus on this inequality issue.

However, the longer that the process of recapturing our national government and economy from the planet-destroying, parasitical global elites is delayed, the greater the likelihood of a violent uprising becomes, centered mainly on the right side of our political spectrum. This is because only increasing impoverishment awaits most of those folks, as well as the rest of the former middle class, as the oligarchs continue to consolidate their power and wealth at our expense. Once the members of the right side of our political spectrum make the connection between their ever-growing poverty and the corresponding ever-growing affluence of the one hundredth of one percent, armed revolution in the United States will become a certainty. We would do much better to have initiated non-violent revolutionary change before that time arrives.

Think of the great mass movements in our history: The anti-slavery movement, the suffrage movement, the progressive movement, the labor movement. Each of these share two characteristics: 1) they were mostly non-violent; 2) they were successful. The threat of mass uprising by the working class can actually be quite useful to intimidate the global elites. They can be given a simple choice: 1) submit to us and be allowed to keep their lives along with part of their plunder; or 2) risk being on the receiving end of a French Revolution style mass extermination. That way, the choice of violent revolution, along with its consequences, belongs to the global elites.

Action is compelled now not only because our freedom, rights, and livelihoods are being stolen, but because the business-as-usual model the global elites have chosen will doom all life on Earth in the near future. Faced with the absolute need to use our remaining high net energy hydrocarbon resources to power our rapid transition to renewable energy, these cosmic idiots have instead decided to use these resources to produce lower net energy hydrocarbon resources, because they maximize their short term profits that way. This strategy also leads inexorably to runaway global warming and with it, utter doom for all life forever.

This is unacceptable. The global elites' hold on power and wealth must be broken now. It is not life on Earth that should become extinct. It is these global elites, their values, their worldview, their type of human, which must be hurled, by us, with extreme contempt into eternal oblivion. Time is short.

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Michael P Byron is the author of The Path Through Infinity's Rainbow: Your Guide to Personal Survival and Spiritual Transformation in a World Gone Mad. This book is a manual for taking effective action to deal with the crises of our age including (more...)

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