Right now, at this very minute, we have a man who is President that is trying to make himself the knower of all things, the "Decider" and holds "Unitary Power of The Executive Branch" during wartime, even if that war is undeclared. We scoff and say that he is delusional and that he couldn't possibly be serious, and in two more years we will be rid of him. That seems to be the attitude. Don't go that route...it could be suicide for our representative democracy.
All of this matters very little if we lose our rights under our Constitution, as we have, bit by bit, day by day. We argue with each other while the right wing slowly and fastidiously removes the underpinnings of our representative democracy, while working diligently to bring forth a twenty-first century feudal system, where capitalism reaches it's zenith, and the Corporations become the rulers; deciding what we need to sustain corporate growth for the benefit of the shareholders and the corporate boards. This is not just a U.S. problem; it is a global problem. The mantra will be whatever is good for the corporate environment, is good for humanity. Without Corporations, we would not be able to sustain humanity. This is coming to pass as we speak. Corporate interests are funding the elections in most industrialized nations. What kind of candidate do you believe they will support? They will support their own corporate cronies, and if there is a lack of them, they will support someone that will pledge their support to the corporate idea of governance. This is happening.
The only way to stop this from taking place, is to remove this far-right corporatist regime before they can consolidate power, and the only way to do that is to put people in office that oppose the war, and oppose the dismantling of the Constitution. It's that simple, but it's not easy to accomplish. Fighting among ourselves is not the way we are going to preserve the freedom of the individual. Calling each other names is not going to stop the fascist march of control. The only thing that will work is to identify the enemy, and fight them as every turn, each of us doing the things that we do best to contribute to the cause. If you can write and persuade, then do that. If you can organize and demonstrate, then do that. If you can influence people to contribute to the cause, then do that. Whatever you are good at, just take one day a week and do it to preserve our constitution. Sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances, writing a letter to the paper or to your elected officials, whatever; do it.
Pat Tillman's brother has written an article against the war. Why do you think he did that? He could have continued to be the darling of the Neocons. They would have wined and dined him until he was an old man. Why did he decide to break ranks with the Right and speak out? It was because he sees the lies and distortions and the future of this country under the leadership of the Corporate NeoCons. Let's face it. When a government is led by the corporate sector and not by the will of the people, that is Fascism. That is what the definition of fascism is. This is not a "new" idea brought up by a "C" student that can't even talk without putting his foot in his mouth. It is time to call a spade a spade. We can either see a fascist America, or go back to our representative democracy, when we had two (or more) diverse political parties.
Am I making a point here? Can anyone see why we must stop the bickering between progressive groups and people and join together against a common enemy that is sure to mute the individual and supplant our representative democracy with a fascist corporocracy? We will constantly be in a series of wars and military interventions in order to keep production up, and dissent low through intimidation and fear. There are two futures that we can choose for our nation. Which one will you choose? If you want the Corporate fascist model, than do nothing and keep believing that we have a functioning democracy that is looking out for individual citizen's rights, or you can stop arguing amongst each other, roll up your sleeves, get rid of this far right Congress and change the way our leaders are chosen and elected. This is your choice as an American. Nobody has ever claimed that citizenship in a democracy was easy. Nobody ever claimed that it couldn't be threatened. It's your choice, and my choice. Let us make the right choice. Let us make the choice that Jefferson and Franklin and Adams would have made. Remember the words of Patrick Henry that still ring true today: "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!"