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Real America, an Endangering and Endangered Ruination

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Progress toward each goal would be monitored by both headquarters and the outposts. The second part of the adage "plan to change and change the plan" needs to be heeded during the monitoring. There probably has never been a plan of any substance or scope that did not have to be changed because of unexpected setbacks or opportunities.

Mobilization

The late anthropologist, Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." [22] Well, I doubt it. I think it will take many millions of citizens to help the campaign turn Real America into Alter America.

There are indeed millions of Americans out there getting shafted, the working class and the unemployed most conspicuously among them. Nearly one-half of all Americans consider themselves to be working class people. [23] Nearly 8 million are unemployed. [24] Two-thirds of Americans reportedly can't afford a $500 emergency. [25] Understandably, Real America is pockmarked with discontent and reportedly falls behind 14 other nations in a "happiness" index (26).

From time to time these pock marks erupt into issue-specific protest movements that the corpocracy can tolerate. Such movements and all discontented Americans need to be mobilized into a unified coalition that can provide through various means such as petitions, protests and the like intense, unrelenting and massive pressure by millions upon millions of people on the corpocracy's leaders.

The solution to the lack of any unified coalition can be found in the very meaning of the term "coalition," a union of separate elements that have some commonality. The commonality in this case is their grievances against America's corpocracy on a variety of injustices and conditions of life and the environment.

In Closing

If there is any merit to the proposed Alter America campaign the most compelling question becomes how to jump-start it. I am at a loss for an answer. My previous answers and attempts have all failed. I may have some cache within a relatively small professional niche but none outside it. I am easily ignored. [27] I have never been able to coax luminaries into helping me implement my proposals. Now, at my age, I am going to leave the matter entirely up to others if any are interested.

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Retired organizational psychologist.

Author of "911!", The Devil's Marriage: Break Up the Corpocracy or Leave Democracy in the Lur ch; America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying; and Corporate Reckoning Ahead.

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