Orange . . . Rose . . . Purple . . . Yellow . . . Saffron . . . Green . . .
The West, with of course America itself in the lead, loves color revolutions!
I say: Game on! Let's go for it.
But instead of another color revolution posing as a victory for democracy but which in reality is more colonial subjugation by the Greater American Empire, let's have a color revolution that will really make a difference. Let's install democracy in a country now truly desperate for real citizen empowerment and the vast saving graces of representative government, transparency, freedom of the press, respect for human rights -- you know the list, since its trumpeted 24/7 by our propaganda machinery, whether these inspiring and noble ideals have any basis in reality or not.
Yes, we'll call this one: The Red White and Blue Color Revolution!
It will be regime change, of course, because that's what color revolutions are all about.
But this one will take place in Washington DC, putative center of the Universe, the grand "decider" when it comes to all things global, the bright beacon of hope and freedom and enlightened leadership.
If it isn't already obvious, U.S. citizens now live in a police state under the oppressive and ruthless rule of an authoritarian oligarchic elite. Everyday citizens have no voice in their government, their most vital constitutionally-guaranteed rights have been nullified, their tax dollars are being used in service to a kleptocratic cartel of corporate/banking/energy industry/Wall Street/military-industrial-government-complex insiders, they are under constant surveillance by a sprawling Stasi-like security state. Anything resembling basic social services are under siege and being slashed in the name of austerity, and promoting the general welfare as chartered by the Constitution is dismissed as socialist daydreaming. Our essential infrastructure is crumbling, the result of gross indifference and neglect. The quality of our air, drinking water, schools, communities, even our daily life, continue their steady decline. While the rich immerse themselves in greater opulence and grandeur at the banquet table, the rest of us dumpster dive for what scraps we can scavenge in the alley in back. They snidely reassure us: "Buy a lottery ticket! You might win."
So what about our elections? How is hope and change holding up in the voting booth?
The simple truth is that the dismal array of prospects we are now forced to select from to "represent us" in their official capacities shows no prospect for any of this turning around. Choice at the polls is an illusion. It's always between one corporate lapdog and another corporate lapdog, regardless of party affiliation.
This is intentional. The major party duopoly is configured to maintain the status quo.
Those in power intend to stay in power and use that power to enrich themselves and their wealthy benefactors who will use their wealth to keep their minions in positions of power. It's an unforgiving closed-loop feedback system, the political engine of crony capitalism.
It keeps "them" in and "you and I" out.
There is only on solution . . .
Regime change in Washington DC.
Translation: Replacing every elected representative who does not guarantee absolute, non-negotiable, unambiguous loyalty and service to those who elect him or her to office.