In the discussion thread: Michael Moore: What Bradley Manning's Sentence Will Tell Us About Our Military Justice System [View all]
Response to cal04 (Original post)
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 08:56 PM
Dustlawyer (7,000 posts)
27. I would like to think that b/c he was so young and naive he would get something of a break,
even 20 years at this point, but I know they will throw the book at him!
The powers that govern our country (not Obama nor the other branches of government, but the ones that own all 3 branches of government and the media) will NEVER give up the access to the gold mine that this NSA info is! Any perceived threat to their control of us will be dealt with harshly. They need that info to know what is going on so they can stop us before we can really get started. OWS caught them off guard and they will not let that happen again.
What the hell, anyone want to start a massive protest for COMPLETE CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM (CCFR)? Publicly funded elections would put an end to the legal bribery that is our campaign finance system. Is anyone else tired of watching our Representatives ignore the will of their constituents to lick the boots of the corporations and the 1%? Are you tired of watching them throw out social issue after social issue and nothing for jobs? As for social issues, is anyone else tired of them voting down equal pay for women, gay marriage, medicinal pot, ... How about no prosecutions for Wall Streeters, corruption in military contracts, BP, Exxon... or do you like the Koch suckers calling the shots?
Let's get something started! Lets attack the ROOT CAUSE of almost all of our problems! Is it a monumental undertaking, abso-F'in-lutely it is! We would have to do this outside of the Democratic Party since most of them are on the take too. We would have to recruit candidates willing to pledge to CCFR as the 1st order of business. We could even start it on the local levels 1st, state-by-state just like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce did 35 years ago. Who here would be interested in helping to organize and spread the word? If everyone here at DU committed to it, we would start to see it grow exponentially! Of course the Democrats that are still drinking the cool-aid and think this is still D's vs. R's would take longer to come around, but they eventually would. I am tired of the lesser of two evils, that is the only choices we get these days!
Lastly, if you think that I have gone off the conspiracy highway, just remember this, our system now allows unlimited money to be spent to elect who you want. It is a proven fact that campaign contributions of the scale that the corporations and the 1% currently give, have the greatest return on investment! They get the government contracts they want for the price they want to charge and we foot the bill. That is why neither party is talking about a serious cut to our military budget even though we spend more than the next 18 countries combined! We can still have a strong military, Medicare for all, strengthen Social Security, fix the infrastructure, address climate change, and reinvest in education with a proper re-allocation of our tax dollars. That is also after real and fair tax reform. None of those things will ever come to pass and America will drop out of the most advanced countries of the world if things are allowed to continue business as usual!
Whew! Sorry for the long rant, but as you can see I am done playing their game. Call me when you realize that you have been watching the Harlem Globetrotters vs. the Washington Generals thinking it was all real.
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I would like to think that b/c he was so young and naive he would get something of a break,
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