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The Relentless Force Crippling Our Economy, Dismantling Our Democracy

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But while this treacherous agenda is being carried out let's not give the American people a pass and absolve them of all responsibility for what is happening. In this extremely dire situation you would think that Americans who can readily see what is going on would be reacting with a sense of collective outrage.   It's as if a dark cloud of silence and submissiveness has descended upon this nation and is forcing the vast majority of Americans into a state of malaise and helplessness, preventing them from venting their anger and frustration.


It's become very evident that the majority of more than 300 million Americans are doing little to nothing to address and deal with this dangerous situation. The Occupy Movement is a positive step in the right direction but it is miniscule compared to what is needed. And the corporatists who are facilitating this takeover of our democracy are taking full advantage of this lack of dissension. They are so confident of their hold on this nation and its people that they are not even trying to hide what they are doing.


What can people do? Lots of things. Refuse to listen to the overwhelming number of commercials that will dominate the airwaves as these elections heat up. Don't ever listen to Faux News and the other right wing media windbags who spew forth the propaganda of Corporatism. Become aware of the issues by reading the opinions of those respected journalists who have the courage to tell the truth and present the facts.


There is still time. The tremendous power of the people still exists; if it is exercised there is no question that this highly dangerous specter of Corporatism looming over America can be neutralized. But if that power remains dormant, if the people remain silent and submissive, then they will wake up one day to find that their democracy is no more.


Michael Payne



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