HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » 2016 Postmortem (Forum) » I hereby pledge to give n... » Reply #64

Response to whatchamacallit (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 09:00 PM

64. !!

Up to now I haven't said that I won't vote for Mrs. Clinton; nor have I said that I will. I'll keep my final decision to myself.

Who wins this elections is less important than what we do afterwards. America has become an oligarchy, and oligarchies never end well for either the oligarchs or those they oppress. We will have to take matters into our own hands to wrest power from the oligarchs and restore democratic government. Who is elected will make no difference in that respect.

The word aristocracy means government by the best. Isn't that a hoot? Slave owners and serf drivers were never the best humanity had to offer and, by definition, were unfit to rule other men. I expect no more of industrialists and financiers who have rigged the system in there favor. We've seen what they have to offer us: a capitalist system without a middle class; a polluted world that never gets cleaned up. Nothing can make that a vision of a sustainable society. If the oligarchs who run a corporation want to do the right thing, they are helpless. To do so would put their corporation at a competitive disadvantage. That is the one thing they cannot do, that they can never do.

What is the one thing we cannot do? We cannot allow them to destroy life on this planet. We know that the many oligarchs have known for decades that climate change is not a hoax. For them to continue to drill for oil and mine for coal without taking into consideration what they doing to not just to our way of life but to life itself is an unimaginable, unspeakable crime against humanity.

It doesn't matter if the name for this system is neoliberalism, supply-side economics, trickle-down or Reaganomics. It must be put out of its misery before it fosters more misery to working people of the world, to all that live on the earth, drink its water and breath its air.

You and I, not the candidates of our choice, are the man on the white horse.

Power to the people.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 87 replies Author Time Post
whatchamacallit Nov 2015 OP
Cali_Democrat Nov 2015 #1
whatchamacallit Nov 2015 #4
zappaman Nov 2015 #2
Agschmid Nov 2015 #6
whatchamacallit Nov 2015 #7
zappaman Nov 2015 #9
ToxMarz Nov 2015 #34
mcar Nov 2015 #28
zappaman Nov 2015 #32
Squinch Nov 2015 #3
NuclearDem Nov 2015 #5
Agony Nov 2015 #8
whatchamacallit Nov 2015 #10
zappaman Nov 2015 #11
boston bean Nov 2015 #30
artislife Nov 2015 #80
Agony Nov 2015 #12
JaneyVee Nov 2015 #13
whatchamacallit Nov 2015 #16
JaneyVee Nov 2015 #19
azmom Nov 2015 #35
whatchamacallit Nov 2015 #50
coolepairc Nov 2015 #58
840high Nov 2015 #87
Agony Nov 2015 #40
JaneyVee Nov 2015 #14
whatchamacallit Nov 2015 #17
JaneyVee Nov 2015 #18
saturnsring Nov 2015 #26
bvf Nov 2015 #75
saturnsring Nov 2015 #82
zappaman Nov 2015 #36
whatchamacallit Nov 2015 #51
zappaman Nov 2015 #68
mdbl Nov 2015 #54
restorefreedom Nov 2015 #15
OilemFirchen Nov 2015 #20
Renew Deal Nov 2015 #21
AlbertCat Nov 2015 #63
NCTraveler Nov 2015 #22
drray23 Nov 2015 #56
stupidicus Nov 2015 #23
sabrina 1 Nov 2015 #24
LynneSin Nov 2015 #44
WillyT Nov 2015 #25
DianeK Nov 2015 #27
saturnsring Nov 2015 #29
SidDithers Nov 2015 #31
irisblue Nov 2015 #46
azmom Nov 2015 #33
Maedhros Nov 2015 #37
LynneSin Nov 2015 #43
MohRokTah Nov 2015 #38
LynneSin Nov 2015 #41
blackspade Nov 2015 #53
LynneSin Nov 2015 #39
SoapBox Nov 2015 #65
LynneSin Nov 2015 #83
tularetom Nov 2015 #70
LynneSin Nov 2015 #84
jalan48 Nov 2015 #42
HassleCat Nov 2015 #45
Andy823 Nov 2015 #47
blackspade Nov 2015 #48
Lyric Nov 2015 #49
coolepairc Nov 2015 #52
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2015 #55
whatchamacallit Nov 2015 #57
LiberalArkie Nov 2015 #59
wdkellysr Nov 2015 #60
Tierra_y_Libertad Nov 2015 #61
SoapBox Nov 2015 #66
Tierra_y_Libertad Nov 2015 #71
guillaumeb Nov 2015 #62
LineReply !!
Jack Rabbit Nov 2015 #64
NCTraveler Nov 2015 #67
BootinUp Nov 2015 #69
bvf Nov 2015 #78
bvf Nov 2015 #72
sahel Nov 2015 #73
whatchamacallit Nov 2015 #76
bvf Nov 2015 #81
Skittles Nov 2015 #74
Nye Bevan Nov 2015 #77
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2015 #79
olddots Nov 2015 #85
Mnpaul Nov 2015 #86
Please login to view edit histories.