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The Case for Revolution

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Of course, it's simple to call out for Revolution. It's fun, in a cool sort of Che Guevara kind of way. But the reality is in its finality, dark and foreboding. In a hot summer day, in a small Cuban jail cell sort of way. America is unconscious in a media induced coma. We have seen from Wiki leaks, national networks presenting news, no differently than George Orwell had predicted. Wiki leaks exposed the plain truth, the DNC rigged the primary elections from the start and demonstrated that this country is no more of a democracy than North Korea.

Donald Trump is the control in the experiment, appealing to the mobs fears and darker motives. Disguising the truth, blaming immigrants for taking American jobs. When it wasn't immigrants"it was billionaires, like Donald Trump who took American jobs and shipped them overseas. You see, Bill and Hillary Clinton never could have foreseen the exodus of American jobs caused by NAFTA. How could they have predicted it? Autoworkers making $26 per hour in Detroit replaced by $ 5.00 an hour in Mexico and yet, the prices for these cars"continue to rise.

NAFTA, GATT & the WTO are the foundation stones of Neoliberalism. These alone, by themselves make the case for Revolution valid. Neoliberalism is a fancy intellectual term for fascism. Under Neoliberalism there is only one right granted to humanity. That right is the ownership of property. Free speech, freedom of assembly, even equality under law"all make believe. So when the Republicans preach for vouchers for private schools they are preaching neoliberalism. You are only entitled to the schools you can pay for. When Democrats preach Obamacare they are saying you are only entitled to the Healthcare you can afford. You are only what you own and if you own nothing, society owes you nothing.

How wonderful it must be to exclude humanity from the equations of life. Cold and calculating, hungry children, broken men and women searching for jobs that have been shipped away under the guise of free trade.

Fredrich Hayek, the father of Neoliberalism said: "It is not difficult to deprive the great majority of independent thought. But the minority who will retain an inclination to criticize must also be silenced.... Public criticism or even expressions of doubt must be suppressed because they tend to weaken pubic support.... When the doubt or fear expressed concerns not the success of a particular enterprise but of the whole social plan, it must be treated even more as sabotage."

This is the foundation stone. George Orwell said: "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face--for-ever."

Hayek is saying that Orwell is absolutely correct, and so what?

Our charges, complaints and usurpations? Detroit, Youngstown, Baltimore, Iraq, Afghanistan. Bush Vs. Gore, Wall Street, Citizens United, 9/11, militarized police, perpetual war, the air we breathe and the water we drink.

Home foreclosures were up 81% in 2009 and what aid and comfort was offered to the people by the Federal Government? The President who rescued the banks and large corporations, by fully refunding them. Then spoke eloquently about only assisting responsible consumers. Nine million homes were lost and the President's assistance program (HARP) only assisted those homeowners current in their mortgage payments. Sorry little boy, sorry little girl, your mommy and daddy weren't responsible enough"so get out! Go live in the street!

The carnage and destruction of lives meted out in domestic policy holds no equal in American history. The carnage and destruction meted out by US foreign policy, holds no equal. While the Third Reich claimed foreign lands for Lebensraum ( Living Space) US foreign policy seeks Nehmen Speicherplatz (Taking Space) The foreign policy of our government is murder, pillage and theft of wealth. The world's policeman has become the world's gangster.

At a current cost of 6 Trillion dollars, not including future costs. Estimates of body counts from "The War on Terror" could be as high as two million dead. Not including, US involvement in Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia. Three million Iraqi refugees, two million Syrian refugees and the millions uncounted. 50,000 US causalities in the war on terror plus, twenty- two veterans each day, who take their own lives.

The sheer madness of it, the magnitude, a government which has destabilized an entire region of the globe for profit, while defending the dollar hegemony. While at the same time abandoning the vast majority of the American populace. Abandon you're labels and definitions, they are now defunct. Liberal to what? Democratic"Party? Republican what? Conservative of what? Defending life and supporting war? Defending the working man, without even a clear position on the minimum wage?

The waters are rising. That is a not a theory, it's a fact. The temperature is only going one direction, If the naysayers are correct, we'll needlessly sacrifice fossil fuels to make our economy cleaner. If the naysayers are wrong" If there is a five percent chance the naysayers might be wrong, we face a long-term societal decline.

The fossil fuel industry is prepared to ride this planet into her grave to maintain share price. Under Neoliberalism, government is subservient and amicable to industry. Barack Obama, accomplished what three Republican Presidents before him had tried and failed to do. Repeal Richard Nixon's ban on deep water oil drilling off the coastal waters of the United states. Was that Liberal or was that Conservative? Can a Government honestly support renewables and big oil?

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