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Democracy in a Cage

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Are you inside or outside of the cage?

Democracy was herded into a cage on Thursday night. Whether you think Obama is part of the problem or not, recognize that it is intentional to involve the masses in the so-called political process in this manner. The intention is to get the population off the streets and into seats where they can consume and support corporations by buying overpriced merchandise, food, and drinks.

When democracy is turned into a spectator sport by the politicians and interests that run this country, when democracy is nothing but political theater, when it gives off an aroma that smells like change, the populace must know that sitting down in a seat in a stadium to hear politicians offer platitudes and fig leafs onstage is adverse to any real change.

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The American people tend to be way too democratic for those in power. The American people when politicized discuss the issues, the possibilities, and use their imagination to conjure up politics of the impossible. The people in history when oppressed or repressed have asked and in fact, demanded the politicians employ the politics of the so-called impossible and reverse the oppression and repression that allows politicians to sit cozy in office and manipulate the populace.

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“Barack Obama On Tour”, which may be coming to a stadium or arena that seats 50,000-90,000 near you, is a premeditated plan to dilute any power the people might want to wield because the people are potent right now.

With so much young energy, the so-called Obama generation needs to have their energy directed into stadiums, arenas, and in the end, the voting booth so that this generation of youth do not keep their expectations of this world high---so that this generation accepts the politics of the possible and the terms for change set by the DNC and the Obama campaign.

Invesco Field in Denver was the answer to the streets outside of Pepsi Center. Fill up Invesco Field and clear out the area around Pepsi Center.


In Denver, about 8,000 people marched behind Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) from the Denver Coliseum to the Pepsi Center. The police did everything to keep the veterans from getting near the Pepsi Center to deliver a letter personally to Barack Obama. IVAW’s tenacity and courage could not be stopped.

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IVAW achieved victory with the help of thousands of people. The police state in Denver stood ready to take action and tear gas the people, but IVAW was able to convince the veterans’ liaison to be sent out by Barack Obama’s campaign to accept the letter.


IVAW wanted to get up on the podium in the Pepsi Center and address the delegates briefly. They wanted to read the letter to Barack Obama to the people of the world. All they were told is that Obama’s campaign would get back to IVAW sometime soon. Nothing definitive was promised.

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Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure." He was an editor for

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