In the discussion thread: What do you think of the current Democratic party? [View all]
Response to CobaltBlue (Original post)
Sat Apr 20, 2013, 09:25 AM
BethanyQuartz (193 posts)
The Democrats as too similar to the Republicans to even bother about for now. Strangely it is the staunchest enemies of social movements that we now need on our side: the FBI and the CIA. Arguably they are two of the most powerful forces in the world, particularly the CIA, which is possibly the most powerful organization in the world. Supposedly both agencies exist to defend America and Americans (including their own families), but they have historically betrayed us to the wealthy and powerful.
If enough agents come to realize that those they have always served are undermining our health, national security, economy, and freedom perhaps they will turn on their corporate masters and destroy the power those masters hold. Once that happens we can remove private money from politics and no longer suffer from lack of choices.
As much as I loathe both of these organizations, particularly the CIA, they are made up of human beings. Those human beings are mostly drawn from the middle and working classes, and their families mostly live in the United States. Doubtless many of these men and women take their oath to defend their country very seriously. They just need to realize they're focusing the wrong targets. By making the world safe for corporate takeover instead of for true democracy, they endanger America rather than defend it. If enough of them ever realize that, it's game over for corporate power. Make no mistake, many agents have already realized this. These organizations prefer to recruit intelligent people who know how to think. Some have quit, some have even turned whistle-blower. Doubtless others remain silent and hope everything will turn out okay if they just concentrate on their assigned areas.
The question is, how to reach enough of them to tip the balance? To convince them that we aren't the ones they should be fighting? I can tell you this: We can't do it by voting. Propaganda certainly won't work. These agencies rely on data. On facts. On threat assessment. Convince them that the biggest threat to America is corporate America and things will change very quickly for the better.
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