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Posted by PowerToThePeople | Fri May 22, 2015, 09:57 PM (0 replies)

The political divide, as I see on DU.

Simple breakdown as I see it social/economic issues.

Bigoted Reaganomicist (Repuke) - Non-Bigoted Reaganomicist (Third way) - Non-Bigoted Non-Reaganomicist (Democratic party)

Where does third way belong? Imo, in the repuke party.

Which party does the third way belong in your opinion?
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Mon May 18, 2015, 01:19 PM (7 replies)

yes, a scam the rich play on the rest of America.

3rd way is just "Reagonomics (D)"
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Thu Apr 30, 2015, 11:26 AM (0 replies)

Who will speak the truth?

My life is a lie,

a fiction, a ruse. I live it day in and day out and it never goes away. It won't go away until the truth can be set free. I must keep living this fiction because not doing so is unbearable. I can not function on a day to day basis without pushing the truth deep down inside. For years I tried to live truthfully and it nearly killed me- the stress, the anguish, the shear horror of it all was too much. Out of necessity I learned to lie, to put away the truth, to box it up far away in order to function in this society.

What is this truth you ask?

Well, it started about 15 years ago. Here are a few bullet points.

- Election theft 2000.

Our Executive branch was handed over to Bush, Cheney, and the PNAC Republicans by a partisan supreme court.

- Illegal invasion and destruction of Iraq by the perpetrators of Election theft 2000.

Millions dead and a modern secular sovereign country destroyed for potentially generations based on a lie. Vice President's company and MIC rake in 100s of billions that future generations will need to pay off. A great theft from the citizens of the United States and a great murder of hundred of thousands of Iraqis. No one is held accountable.

- Election theft 2004

Brought to you by that same criminal cabal via voter suppression and vote flipping in Ohio.

-The great theft of 2008.

Banking industry crushes the US economy and stock market, causing tens of millions to lose their homes, tens of millions more to lose their jobs, and financial harm to possibly hundreds of millions of US citizens. No perpetrators are brought no justice. In fact just the opposite occurred. The criminals hold seats of power within our government and advise both the current President and our “front runner” for 2016.

The above list is a start, but there is so much more.

-Murder of innocent children in foreign lands via drone strikes. (collateral damage)
-The continued selling out the American citizens who are already crushed financially via “Trade Agreements”.
-The long term imprisonment and outright torture of foreign citizens for years without charge.
-The continued wars and wholesale destruction of both Afghanistan and Iraq, much of which was based on lies.
-The warrant-less spying and data collection of US citizens by the government.
-The prosecution of any wistleblower who dares to speak the truth against this government.
-International war criminals, murderers, and perpetrators of an all-out coup of the United states government walk free to this day. No one has even hinted at even investigating any of the events they masterminded and followed through with.


When I think of the future I dream of being free. Free to live my life without the need to hide from the truth, however awful it may be. Free to live honest again. Free to move forward without the chains of the past holding everything back. When I see a future of eight more years with Hillary as President, I see eight more years that I will continue to live in the lie. This is not how I wish to spend the next decade.

Lie, built upon lie, built upon lie. In my opinion that is what this nation is currently and what our future holds if we do not have to courage to pursue truth. Someone needs to tell the truth. Or, at a minimum, someone needs to say, “I will search for the truth” and truly look into the the string of events that has brought us where we are today.

If someone is willing to do this, they will have my backing, my financial support (what little I can offer), and above all they will have

Posted by PowerToThePeople | Tue Apr 21, 2015, 11:25 AM (5 replies)

i will go a step further and claim that

This nation's support structure has comitted treason by neglecting this nation's labor in favor of becoming modern day slave traders in less powerful areas of the globe. They are not only enemies of this nation's workers, but of every working person of the world.
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Fri Apr 17, 2015, 07:17 PM (0 replies)

We Need Bernie!

We Need Bernie!

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has announced that he is considering a candidacy for President in 2016 to further a desperately needed political revolution in the USA.

Senator Sanders is a lifelong champion of the public programs and democratic rights that empower working class people. His candidacy could help expand both the progressive movement and the democratic socialist voice within that movement.

Democratic Socialists of America strongly encourages Senator Sanders to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States. We further encourage him to meet with grassroots activists throughout the country to discuss how his candidacy might effectively promote their varied struggles for social and economic justice, human rights, world peace and a healthy environment.

By running in Democratic Party primaries, Independent Senator Sanders would challenge the dominant discourse of the neoliberal Democrats that privilege corporate business interests over those of all working people. Thus he would contribute to building a strong movement to halt the vicious attacks of Tea Party Republicans at all governmental levels on workers' rights, voting rights, and people of color in general.

Those who wish to promote the goals of this petition should consider taking concrete and specific actions at the grassroots level that would promote a Sanders run. Note that you are interested in volunteering with us to stand and say: #WeNeedBernie

Posted by PowerToThePeople | Wed Apr 15, 2015, 10:21 PM (28 replies)

big k&r for Bernie!

Right on message again. He is the voice we need.

Fuck HRC - right wing, war mongering, banker loving, labour hating, trash.
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Thu Apr 2, 2015, 03:28 PM (2 replies)


Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sun Mar 29, 2015, 08:47 PM (1 replies)

10 years a DUer. Thanks DU, and thanks Skinner!!!

With the holidays, I totally blew by my 10 years date that happened a couple weeks ago - Dec 23, 2004.

I had planned on writing a long op about all of the changes and permutations of DU over the years, but those that have been here that long are aware of how this place has changed.

In the dark days of Dean's campaign's demise, Air America and DU were the two shining lights that made me think things could turn around. Sadly, I am still waiting 10 years later.

I hope to be here to see the pendulum swing left again.

Thank you Skinner.
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sun Jan 4, 2015, 01:09 PM (12 replies)

I understand what you are getting at

And, I agree.


I can not say what I think anymore about many posts. Every time I actually tell some truth on DU anymore, I get kicked off of DU.
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sun Jan 4, 2015, 12:27 PM (1 replies)
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