Activists movements were set-back and locked-down by the police-state sanctioned murders of progressive leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, President John F. Kennedy, and Robert (Bobby) Kennedy; along with the FBI COINTELPRO POGROMS that struck down and imprisoned Black Panthers and American Indian Movement leaders like Leonard Peltier. Most people were subsequently drugged into hopelessness, apathy, and fantasies for a while; up until terror struck the twin towers and fear became the new patriotism.
Wars of annihilation, played out from fabricated scripts by NEOCON LIARS, are taking their toll on workers of the world. War on Terrorism, the 'Long War ' is being paid-for in blood by U.S. soldiers, and in trillion-dollar debt by current and future U.S. taxpayers. Wealthy corporatists, bosses of the neocons, are given multiple tax-cuts on super-incomes from 'money that works for them ' as they offshore jobs and expand their empires. People are getting tired of sacrificing their loved ones and 'dreams of a better tomorrow ' on the ALTAR OF WAR. And now, there is a new awakening.
Social conditions are moving on to a progressive new stage. If you are truly AWAKE, look around and you will see that many of the anti-war seniors are getting reinvigorated, but outnumbered. The streets are now filled with a new generation of immigrant workers and activist labor unions. It 's definitely a new development when many Cuban "Bay of Pigs " supporters join with both legal and illegal immigrants from all over the world (Africans, Haitians, Chinese, Puerto Ricans, Atlantic and Pacific Islanders, South and Central Americans, Europeans, Asians, old Soviet countries and Russians), Mexican farm workers, labor unions, religious and peace demonstrators; numbering in the hundreds of thousands in major city across the United States. People are finally connecting all the dots from human rights to civil rights to worker rights. Just one more dot to connect. It 's time for a paradigm shift to Socialism and real Democracy.
Don 't even think about reinstituting the draft, in the misguided fantasy that history will repeat itself with resistance from so-called MIDDLE CLASS draftees. Far better to win over the current military women and men from the working class, who were conned into this quagmire, and get them to join with the anti-war movement. The so-called middle-class resisters get deferments or leave the country. There has never been a 'middle class ' under capitalism. There are only middle income small business and working people who have been neo-conned into believing that they can "move it on up to that deluxe apartment in the sky. " Wealthy privileged ruling classes will always turn their collective noses up at the likes of a self-made middle class. If a person should manage his way up the ladder of success, by the time he grasps for the top rung he looks and acts exactly like the 'fat cats ' of inherited dynasties. But to bona fide UPPER CLASS social elitists, he still has an odor of the rank LOWER CLASS.
The reality is that, given the opportunity, most people are ready to collectively and democratically run their own societies, at all levels. Working people want to open up all secret 'PROGOMS ' for public review and trials of war criminals, establish fair economic systems, prohibit monopolies of greedy corporatist parasites, protect nature, and enhance public domain. Workers want to educate themselves and their children for a better livelihood in a peaceful and just world. This is Socialism and Democracy in action.