It's time to create the Robin Hood Movement for the 98% of Americans making less than a million dollars! The movement's platform is simply - take from the rich and give to the 98%. Make the rich and the corporations pay their fair share of taxes! It wasn't that long ago that the rich had a tax bracket of 91%; now they've forced it down to 35%. Guess who's making up the difference for the millionaires and billionaires?
If Obama's tax plan proved anything, it is that 'Prince John' and his rich are now in firm control of both Democrats and Republicans, as if we didn't already know that. The rich contribute almost equally to both parties and therefore ensuring complete control of the government. The Democrats are allowed to even elect a black man to the presidency; they don't care because he will protect their wealth and control as much as any Republican.
Notice how even the Republican Krauthammer is bending over backwards to make the Democrats think they got the better of tax plan so as to sooth their feelings so that they will not rebel against Obama and the Republicans will have an easy win in 2012. Of course even the Republicans leaders continue to distract their poor followers so as to not notice how they will be paying their rich member's taxes.
Many of the Democrats feel that if they just try a little harder they might get the party to fight for the 98%. Certainly Obama gave them that false hope in triplicate during the campaign. But now with the tax deal the reality should have sunk in; the billions of dollars that the rich have contributed to both the Democrats and the Republicans has ensured that they will continue to get the lion's share of the money. Don't just consider the tax plan; Obama perpetuated the raping of the people by forcing them to buy private insurance with no option; the continuation of the wars and sowing the seeds for more to satisfy the military industrial complex; perpetuating the monopoly of the drug companies against fair bargaining and competition.
Obama lost the 2010 election for the Democrats because people were angry at his broken promises and failure to even put up a fight. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry Reade enable the rout of Democrats by blindly following Obama's lead, or maybe it was just plain 'following the money'. Sadly, with the outrageous bill before the House, Pelosi chose not to defend the people which actually might have made her a hero. She chose instead to follow the money.
For all of the above reasons, I say it is time to face reality and create the Robin Hood Movement. I'm not offering instant gratification with some miraculous political turnaround, but wouldn't you at least like to cast your ballot based on some principles of humanity. Does it really matter in the final analysis whether a so called Democrat or a Republican wins? Either way your standard of living will continue to decline while you fund the tax breaks of the wealthy and perpetuate the costs of endless wars. Wouldn't it just plain feel good to stand up against the Princes of thieves and said we're going to unit and take from the rich and give to the 98%.
I know the pundits and the media will scare us into thinking we are just wasting our vote; fear is such a great tool of the power elite (not their front men in politics). If we should fear anything it should be the relentless need for the rich to gain ever more power (look at the recent Supreme Court decisions to open the floodgates of the rich). Michael Moore included a great quote by an Englishman in his movie Sicko which went something like, 'keep the masses of people uneducated, poor, demoralized and frightened because then they are easy to govern!'
Well I say that it's time for We The People to stop being demoralized, stop the taxation without representation! If we're going to be taken down, let us at least go down with a fight! It's not just our future; it's our children and grandchildren we're fighting for. Let us start with building the Robin Hood Movement that will take from the rich and give to the 98%.
I became an activist in 2008 after being inspired by Dennis Kucinich in the early debates. I was particularly overwhelmed by his outline for a single payer healthcare system. Years earlier I was diagnosed with cancer and made a pledge that if I (more...