It's a house of cards - ready to fall.
Even while people are commenting at Oped, Congress pass 3 free trade bills. I find nothing about this in any of the comments. It is a bottom to top issue. And the protest must take on these issues before worrying about the so called right wing. I am a Populist Conservative and have been an advocate for workers dignity since 1992 and online since 1998.
We have a new young generation that wants answers. They are the Bottom Up generation. They want bottom to the top solutions. I give them a history of people who have done wonders this way. Lech Walesa who led the Solidarity movement in Poland and played a major role in the fall of the Soviet Union empire says - I do not know much about economics, but I do know that something is very wrong when 10 percent of the population controls 100 percent of the wealth. Recently, he said America has lost its way. He does not get into the what's right or what's left scenario. He goes directly into the main issue of our times.
Sir James Goldsmith led two great populist movements in both England and France before he died, by saying - all those in power just do not know what they are doing. The money changers have control of both parties. They will play the game of what's right - what's left as long as you want play it while playing their funny money monopoly games in the background. Don't forget that the elder President Bush designed the free trade programs and President Clinton got them passed. And now President Obama does the same things with the Republicans.
Even protesters continue to shop their way out of their jobs. Free trade is the major cause of our economic crisis and it has to be a major part of the protests.
The movement should have jumped on the passing of the 3 free trade bills by demanding the free trade agreements should be subject to a popular vote instead of all the wheeling and dealing in a dysfunctional congress and a dysfunctional government.
Pass this on: All free trade agreements must be ratified by a popular vote. We all know how many workers would vote for them.