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Wake Up Time, After you Vote, Wake Up The Sleepwalkers

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The reality is it does not take fifty percent plus one to make change happen. Far fewer people are necessary. The need for 50% +1 is an illusion used to control the masses.  If the people who are oppressed are awakened, it takes a tiny fraction of 50% +1.
If you're reading this, you've almost certainly awakened already. Our challenge is to wake up the people who are not reading Opednews. 

Our challenge is to wake up liberals and democrats who think they are able to make changes happen by voting in elections where the candidates are chosen by corporatists in the Democratic party. 
Our challenge is to wake up people who think that substantial change will happen in congress, to wake them up to the reality that congress is part of the problem-- both parties, both sides, because in reality, they are part of the same corporate duopoly, except for a very few exceptions. 
It is time to talk reality to the people who are being hurt by the system we have in the US, a system that is, by the way, hurting more than 99% of Americans AND billions of people in other parts of the world. 
Every time the US does something unfair, unjust, corrupt or wrong-- like: 
-corrupted elections that are easily rigged, blocking access to voting, allowing money to buy elections, gerrymandering
-appointing corporatists to regulatory agencies
-treating elites differently in the justice system
-providing corporate welfare, welfare for the wealthy, like farm subsidies for estates with pet lamas, peacocks and alpacas. 
-abridging constitutional rights-- free speech, freedom of the press, privacy
-arresting and abusing the press and whistleblowers
-congress abrogating and surrendering its powers, allowing the president to start wars, allowing presidential appointees to lie to congress
-the executive branch grabbing more, excessive powers
-allowing obscene income inequality and no accountability for wealthy
-A president who is more loyal to corporations than to the people who voted for him-- a president who lied, who broke his promises, a president who conspires to pass the TPP treaty-- who keeps it secret from congress, knowing there are enough bought members of congress in both parties to pass it anyway. 
It is not enough to vote. It is not enough to send petitions to your members of congress. The only way the American people are going to see their way to a future with hope is to realize they must wake up to the fact that they are oppressed. Once they realize they are oppressed, WE need to engage them in conversations that enlighten and empower them, that help them see the problems and see the ways to end the oppression. 
The reality is it does not take fifty percent plus one to make change happen. Far fewer people are necessary. The need for 50% +1 is an illusion used to control the masses.  If the people who are oppressed are awakened, it takes a tiny fraction of 50% +1.
I am not saying people should stop voting or to stop creating petitions to send to congress or the president. I am saying that is not sufficient. I believe that if all you do is that, you are part of the problem at this point. Go out and vote today.
But be assured, this vote today will change very little. When you are the polls, tell the people who are working there that they are not doing enough, that they need to look beyond the electoral system, because it is so broken. 
What must be done beyond voting?
Street protests,  boycotts,  disruption, undermining, rejection of the system.  The system, as it now operates, is unsustainable, it is working for the plutocrats and is broken for the 99%. 
We are living in a militarized police state where freedom is a fantasy, where justice is bought and sold, where fairness is no longer on the table unless you can buy your way to the table.
The reality is that THEY don't play fair. They use the "rules" to rig the game. We the people do have the power to change all of this. But it will take enough of us rising to a new level of action, making tough decisions which take us out of our comfort zones. The real soldiers and real heroes fighting for the future of the United States and the future of humanity and the planet will not be in distant lands wearing military uniforms. They will be activists and organizers, whistleblowers and bloggers, investigative journalists and members of cooperatives who stand up to the system. And they will be the awakeners-- the people who consciously take the risk to challenge their friends and family who are living with the delusion that the US  has a working democracy, working congress, working legal and justice system.    
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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, (more...)

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