Obama has betrayed the tens of millions who voted for him. His sell-outs in favor of the biggest industries have become routine and predictable.
The Democratic congress does more of the same. They use good cop bad cop games to pretend that there are some good legislators, but the way the progressive caucus folded in the face of pressure from Obama showed us that we the people are not represented in congress. We the people do not have anyone fighting for us.
When democracy fails, when it is sabotaged by a supreme court that is the most aggressive at changing the rules in recent history, when elected officials are owned and operated by lobbyists and big corporations, it is time for a revolution. The tea partiers (don't call them tea-baggers-- they're fighting back just as progressives should be doing.) are on the right track. It is time for progressives to stand up resolutely and say no more. Dodd read the writing on the wall and realized he'd sold out his constituents so badly they wouldn't re-elect him again. Barney Frank should receive the same treatment from the constituents he's stabbed in the back and betrayed.
A good place to start is withe the disaster in Afghanistan. The war there is immoral and insane. It is bleeding American dry finanancially. I'm telling my congressman that I won't vote for him if he supports any more funding legislation that does not include a firm withdrawal schedule.
We have an emergency here in the US, in the Gulf, that requires all of our emergency resources. We can no longer afford an endless war. We can no longer afford a congress or white House that have written off the interests of the American middle class.
It is time for more action than any seen since the sixties. It is time for us to rise up and speak out. It is time for us to throw out ALL the legislators who have sold us out. The tea partiers are going for purer ideological candidates. We on the left need to do the same. We need to stop supporting bluedogs and even "progressives" who fold when it really matters. It is time. We are facing a world that I don't want my children to live in.
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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
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first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
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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 (more...)