A Final Comment
On April 19, Ralph Nader's article headlined, "Waiting for the Spark," speculating about "(w)hat could start a popular resurgence in this country against the abuses of concentrated, avaricious corporatism" that aroused Nader once to call Washington "corporate occupied territory."
Today, in fact, it's a wholly owned subsidiary, doing whatever corporate interests want because bipartisan complicity serves them at the expense of peace, democratic values, and public needs.
As a result, growing inequality, poverty, hunger, homelessness, unemployment, injustice, and despair affect millions of Americans, on their own and out of luck because politicians don't care.
What will ignite them, asks Nader, suggesting that "(h)istory teaches us that the spark usually is smaller than expected (and) wholly unpredictable or unimaginable."
Dry tinder, in fact, proliferates everywhere. What better time than now for a clean sweep "Jeffersonian revolution." It can't come a moment too soon to rid America of noxious influences like Koch and corrupt politicians, hired hands serving them at the expense of vital popular needs gone begging.
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