Progressives have a Sophie's choice come November. Drag yourself to the polls to vote for a milk-toast Democrat, or stay at home and watch the congress go bye-bye to the now extreme right party of no?
No matter what you think of them, the
Big Oil and Big Corporation funded Tea Party has managed to make the
Republican Party take a sharp turn to the right. But that's not the
half of it.
This sham movement of nearly all white
reactionaries has also managed to swerve the Democratic Party to the
right and leave it in the mucky putrid swamp of the middle where they
will be easily gunned down. As Sarah says, "Reload." That they
Will the Democrats ever learn? No.
The right scares Big D politicians to death. It's a combination of
absurd conventional wisdom that America has been, is still and
forever will be a Christian nation along with the possibility of
losing political funding should they turn their backs on Big
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Tea
Party claims the mantle of the anti-establishment, anti-federal
authority and pro-liberty trifecta sucking the disgruntled,
non-unionized, unemployed and still struggling, under the perceived
torturous 18 months of Obama, into believing Big Conservatism has
their best interest at heart.
Does this stink or what? And, it gets
Have a Pickle? by Bob Farrell
Progressives have a Sophie's choice
Drag yourself to the polls to vote for
a milquetoastDemocrat, or stay at home and watch the congress go
bye-bye to the now extreme right party of no.
Vote for the Democrats and validate
their ineffective leadership and half measures that have put the
party in the dumper.
Don't vote and watch as an overwhelming
wealth and income disparity precipitates a downpour of families
falling into peonage. Remember the eight years of damage done by W?
Obviously, please, put this all in
perspective and get out and vote.
But don't fail to also keep speaking
truth to authority. Tell those you are voting for what you are
voting for, and don't stop there.
We need to take actions against the
Corporatocracy that has us in this pickle. Punish, punish, punish in
the market place. Money is power. You may not have much money, but
you've got some and how you spend it is a vote every day.
Here's your daily choice:
Keep spending your money at the
businesses owned by Big Corporations,
or spend your money locally.
Keep feeding the machine that is
oppressing the progressive agenda, or starve it.
Keep using your credit and debit cards,
keep driving miles to the Big Box stores, don't conserve gas and
energy, invest your money in the stock market, bank with Big Banking,
shop at stores and buy the goods and services of corporations that
support right-wing candidates with now unlimited political
contributions and you are feeding your enemy.
Is it inconvenient to change how
you vote with your pocketbook? Yes, sir and madam. But what if you
Is it impossible to not buy from Big
Greed. Yes. There are things they sell you need, but you can
deprive them of more and more.
At the same time, we need to let them
know we will continue to vote every day with our dollars. We have a
choice. Use your market power. Remember: Every dollar is a vote and
suddenly you start to make choices that are in your favor.
Chaz Valenza is writer and small business owner in New Jersey. He earned his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. His current feature film project is "Single Point Failure" an insider's account of how the Reagan Administration caused the greatest tragedy of the space age based on Richard C. Cook's book "Challenger Revealed." He is a former Director of Public Information for Planned Parenthood of NYC. His website is: www.WordsWillNever.com