Its hard to tell what Right wingers, who are the bulk of the Republican party, are really loyal to. Its a safe bet that at the top of the list youll find church, money and or corporations. You may find the NRA.
The bizarre thing is that whatever their strongest loyalties are, it is becoming clearer that the long term future and health of the USA is not one of their presiding interests. It is becoming clearer that the rape and pillage approach the right wing is taking to American resourcesjobs, ecology, natural resources, education, rights and freedoms, international relationships is already eroding and will soon severely weaken the USA as a nation, in many, many ways.
Republicans used to be pro business. But back then, that meant US business. Things have changed. Big business is now, for the most part, trans-national businessmegacorporations with no national loyalties. By staying consistent, as pro-big business, the Republican party has shifted from loyalty to US entities and interests to loyalty for massive corporate holding companies with interests and operations all over the world.
The Republicans arent alone in this. Bill Clinton signed off on agreements NAFTA and the World Trade Organization. These organizations are good for international trade, not US business, not US manufacturers, not US farmers, not US workers, not US natural resources and not least of all, not US laws, since these international organizations have the right to punish the US for passing laws approved by its citizensfor things like labeling cans of tuna as being dolphin-free.
Now, we have CAFTA passed, with the help of some spineless Republican congress people who, failing their constituents who will surely be hurt by CAFTA, just did not show up to cast their intended nay votes. It is hard to see how the representatives
North Carolina republican Robin Hayes, said, according to CNNs Lou Dobbs, Every time I drive through Kanapolis,
.I know there is no way I could vote for CAFTA. But he didnt show up to vote against it. His vote would have made a tie. But then there are the 15 democrats who voted for CAFTA. They should be severely punishedhave their committee positions taken away from them, lose any support from the DCCC and the DNC.
We have a congress that is no longer serving the people. As I write this, Lou Dobbs has a poll on his site asking Do you think the officials you elected are representing your interests in Congress? Ninety seven percent of the respondents do NOT think they are being represented. Sadly, even the handful of Republicans who still possess spines are under such pressure from the scum teamDeLay, Rove, Karen Hughsthat they compromise so often that they repeatedly let their constituents down.
America is in big troublein danger of losing its leadership economically, technologically, medically, educationally
.. Oh. Weve already lost our leadership medically and educationally. We lag pathetically on those two counts already. The educational problem will surely get worse, as we become a laughing stock of the world, with our kids forced to study fundamentalist forced biblical creationism and our school system threatened by fundamentalists who really want to take over the schools and replace them with religious schools. Already, the US is losing business opportunities because our workers, particularly in the red states, are just plain too dumbignorant and under-educated.
The selling out of America will not be the end of the world. China will probably grab the new role as economic leader of the world (with the help of Walmart.) India could take over the technological leadership.
Imagine the US as a third world nationovercrowded, filthy, bogus elections, a government that serves massive corporations owned by international cartels and a handful of individuals and families who have made billions on war, on energy market chaos (like Ken Lay.) Imagine a nation with a population lazing in a state of complacent lassitude. Compare that to the passionate, violent, aggressive Iraqis who are pissed at what is happening in and to their country. Perhaps they are too violent and kill too many innocent civilians. But I wonder if the USA isnt worth some passion too.
Call me paranoid, but I dont think George Bush was elected president in 2000 or 2004. I dont think Chuck Hagel won his race ( he was a shareholder in the company that counted the votes in his state.) I dont think a number of republican senators really won their races in 2000, 2002 and 2004. I dont think Paul Wellstones death was an accident.
But we cant be sure because the vote counting process in this nation is so totally impaired, god dammit, totally screwed up!! And although bills in the senate and congress have been submitted to clean up the mess, Republicans are not supporting them. Why should they. They win with this corrupt system. Every legislator who has failed to sign on to these laws should be facing demonstrations in their home districts. Voters should be doing whatever it takes to make sure that not a single federal election takes place without proper election counting technology and rules in place.
Cleaning up the vote counting system will insure that the new Bush-owned and controlled court system will not be able to appoint any more presidents. But there is still so much to clean up, to correct, to put back that the Republicans have corrupted, privatized, de-regulated in the service of corporations and churches. Its a gargantuan task. It will take a strong, organized Democratic party to make it happen. That means cleaning house, starting with the DLC, and the turncoat Democrats who voted for Cafta, for weakening bankruptcy laws to the favor of credit card companies
Every day, with every move by Bush and his republican turncoats, the USA is more and more endangered. Germany must have been in the same situation in the mid 1930s, as Hitler consolidated his power. From then until the end of WWII, Germany went downhill, deeply downhill, while the corrupt leaders used the resources of the country, including the blood of its youth, to feed their grandiose ambitions and greedy goals.
It can happen here. It IS happening here. What are you doing to stop it and turn things around? What more could you be doing?
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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