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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 09:06 AM
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9. the missing ingredient
Edited on Tue Mar-22-05 09:09 AM by welshTerrier2
while a general strike would be a very effective tool to get the corporate state to bend to our will, the option is not available to us right now ... to bring about an action like this on a grand scale, a majority of the population would have to have a clear understanding that we are living in a corporate state ... Americans would need to fully understand the degree to which their government is being exploited for corporate greed ... they would need to know that government policies are made for the exclusive benefit of corporations and their wealthiest shareholders ... they would need to know that their government has been bought and paid for and that we no longer live in a democracy (or a republic either) ...

that's the missing ingredient ... we do not have an informed electorate ... or first job is education, not general strikes ... the sad truth is that the Democratic Party has become increasingly complicit in this corporate conspiracy ... how many Democrats have you heard speaking out against the tyranny of the corporate state??? i'm not sure they believe it's an issue and if they do, i'm not sure they have the courage to speak out against it ... worse yet, they may even be enjoying the perks and bribes furnished by the corporate elite that keep them in power ...

so job one is education ... and we might just have to toss out a lot of treasonous Democrats and replace them with people who will truly fight for our democratic ideals ... a general strike might indeed be a powerful tactic, but it's time is unfortunately a long way off ... in these times of neo-con-trolled media and complicit Democrats, our mission is to find avenues to speak directly to the American people with our message of renewed democracy and hope ...
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