There's a reason college costs are going through the roof and Students are going into massive debt... education is facing the same enemy that the middle class faces. That's the message Debra Leigh Scott offers in her article, How The American University was Killed, in Five Easy Steps
. Scott offers a new perspective on one more way that corporatism is waging war on the middle class, on the American dream and on most Americans.
There is a massive difference between mega-corporations and small businesses. The big ones and their obscenely wealthy CEOs, owners and top execs are waging an all out war on the middle class. They are pushing for laws, legislation, regulations and de-regulations that will kill people. KILL PEOPLE.
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They have already killed people. They have already put millions of people, millions of family into havoc, chaos, misery and ruin.
They are our enemies. The people who advocate for them are our enemies. To be sure, not all corporate heads are evil or our enemies. But most of them are.
We need to take serious action to rescue ourselves. We can't expect some wealthy people to come swooping in to save us. We can't expect the mainstream media, which are in thrall to the corporatist enemy to help us.
We have to do it. We have to lift ourselves up and wake our neighbors up and start showing the traitors who are in congress and the White House and the Supreme Court and the Justice Department -- and their masters in big corporations-- that we know who they are, and their days are numbered.
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We have to identify targets and we have to start going after those targets using non-violent means to neutralize them.
We have to start aiming very high, coming up with legislative goals that may seem impossible but that move us in the right direction-- eliminating the power of the ultra-wealthy, taking all money out of politics, making voting maximally accessible. We have to re-evaluate what is important in this nation-- import options for a few hundred transnational corporations which want global trade deals that favor them-- or tariff protections for industries that employ millions of US workers.
We have to decide whether we're going to continue to tolerate the exploding gulf in wage inequality.
We have to face the hard reality that Democrats are not going to, are unable and unwilling to do what is necessary to make the changes-- that electoral politics, in its current two party system, is unable to make the changes.
We have to make them using other means.
The Occupy Wall Street movement is alive and well and it is one very viable approach that I encourage you to consider getting involved with. Occupy did not fade away. It just metamorphosized beyond the encampments.
Or start something in your community. Find local activists. Become the fresh blood they need. Take time to recruit friends who are politically inactive. Get your church, synagogue or mosque involved.
We are under attack, The enemy is every bit as evil and dangerous and powerful as the terminators in the Terminator movie series. They are soul-less inanimate monsters that have a history of destroying the world as humankind and the rest of the biosphere need it. it is time we face the reality that the politicians-- almost all of them-- are part of the problem.
There are other ways. Don't look to me to tell you what they are. Find them. Start to talk to others about them. The first step is waking up-- ourselves, then our fellow neighbors who are also victims of the oppressors.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
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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