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Wed May 11, 2016, 07:15 PM

But The Riot Inside Moves On

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Hello fiends at DU! this post is about the Bernie revolution and its impact on the United States in the present and in the future. this post also examines the core values of the revolution from American History and how we can put it all into action. last but not least this post talks about how we millennials have the power to make history for our country.

The Original Fire



When I think of my country and politics I think of my grand father who served in wwii. He was a proud FDR Progressive and a hero to me. I can still remember his stories of Europe and the horrors he saw in the battle of the bulge. As my grand father would point out if he was still here today it was a very interesting time to be an American. Under Roosevelt we fought evil fascim in Europe and tried to make the world a better place. He was in my and in my grandfathers opinion our greatest president. FDR stood for workers rights and got our country out of the great depression by signing the new deal into law. FDR even for broke up the big banks and multinationals by signing into law the glass-steagall act and the WPA into law to modernize infrastructure and provide government jobs. The multinationals had to pay a way higher tax rate than today. FDR also signed social security into law and created the security exchange commission to establish rules and regulations on wall street. In fact these accomplishments had made us into the worlds next big superpower and the perk of no financial collapses for 60 years! We at that time were a role model to the world.

I remember my grand father being very pro union in part because of FDR and the labor movement. FDR famously sent in the national guard to help protect workers that staged a sit in at a plant as seen in Micheal Moore's capitalism a love story.
It is incredible to think that a president would support the workers on that level but in that time the USA was a shining beacon of hope beacause of FDR and the labour movement.

FDR was also working on a second bill of rights but unfortunately he died of polio. The second bill of right would have been an incredible achievement for our country and the progressive movement. The second bill of rights would have guaranteed eight specific rights:

Employment (right to a job)

Food, clothing and leisure, via enough income to support them

Farmers' rights to a fair income

Freedom from unfair competition and monopolies

Housing

Medical care

Social security

Education

Roosevelt stated that having these rights would guarantee American security, and that the United States' place in the world depended upon how far these and similar rights had been carried into practice.

read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Bill_of_Rights
This second bill of rights is the basis and foundation of our movement as progressives and we cant forget that. Now you understand why Roosevelt was the original fire and if the republicans have anything to say about it than the original fire has died and gone.

But The Riot Inside Moves On



As progressives we have to keep these ideas alive by supporting Bernie and keeping the revolution going. Bernie in many ways reminds me of my grandfather and I think Bernie speaks for the progressive Roosevelt era American. We millennials have an unusual chance to be like the generation of my grandfather and I think that is exactly what America needs right now. We need to protest and vote to make sure this revolution stays alive. with this revolution we have a chance at getting progressive values signed into law but we need to continue to make sure both parties are held accountable for their actions. Here is a list of things we can do to keep the revolution going:

1. protest and march let your voices be heard

2. vote for progressive candidates in the national and local elections

3. stage sit ins and strikes in factories and in the work place. remember the change starts with you

4. block wall street from being able to get anything done by striking and sit ins at the stock exchange

6. boycott companies that pollute and don't treat their workers fairly

7. invest in green energy and in fair companies

8. hold all politicians accountable for their words and their actions

I know we have the power to change the status quo so that is why I'm going to give you this first assignment for the revolution. in the comments give ideas for the revolution and please rec and leave a smiley to show that you support Bernie and his revolution and that you are progressive. I hope you all enjoyed my post!


This is part 1 of a series of posts. Part 2 will focus on how FDR progressivism helped to shape Europe into what it was today and how the United States went away from progressive ideas specifically on trade. So stay tuned for part 2 which I will link here:http://www.democraticunderground.com/1280199775 I hope to see y'all then

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hopemountain May 2016 #4
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H2O Man May 2016 #8
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Response to jpmonk91 (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 07:20 PM

1. .

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Response to jpmonk91 (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 08:57 PM

2. FDR wasn't perfect, as no president is. But he was on the right track.

He could have done more if not for the limitations of social and institutionalized racism of his time that are still in many ways with us. Move past that (despite the racial-based hatred of President Obama that is so dispiriting, most could be led to accept the ALL men and women are created equal) and give us a new FDR.

That's the Democratic party leader I want to vote for.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #2)

Thu May 12, 2016, 12:41 PM

5. I agree

And thank you for the post

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Response to jpmonk91 (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 09:49 PM

3. "Get Out There, Get Active, Tag..You're IT!"

 

Quote from Thom Hartmann and a good one for all of us. Thank you for your post jpmonk91



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Response to Duval (Reply #3)

Thu May 12, 2016, 12:42 PM

6. Great quote

I watch thom all the time

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Response to jpmonk91 (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2016, 03:15 AM

4. thank you for this excellent history lesson

it is bookmarked and will be linked.
and, welcome, jpmonk91! walkin' the talk....

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #4)

Thu May 12, 2016, 12:43 PM

7. Thank you!

Awesome post

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Response to jpmonk91 (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2016, 03:00 PM

8. Outstanding!

Perfect! I love it!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #8)

Thu May 12, 2016, 03:06 PM

9. Thanks!

I hope you like part 2 as well

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Response to jpmonk91 (Reply #9)

Thu May 12, 2016, 03:20 PM

10. No doubt

I will!

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Response to jpmonk91 (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 08:33 AM

11. kick

 

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Response to jpmonk91 (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 02:14 PM

12. Thank you for this wonderful post! K&R!!!

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Response to jpmonk91 (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 08:14 PM

13. Kudos!

Keep the fire burning!

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