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Fix War-Capitalism with More Democracy?

Capitalism?
* I care about Wealth Disparity & International Wall Street abuse.
* Less oligarchy and more democracy.
* War-Capitalism. War for money… when we have no major enemy.
* 60% of our tax money goes to war for profit… and not mine.
* A good sufficient education
* Infrastructure, water, power, air and public transportation
* Women’s rights. Pay equity and social equality.
* True LGBT rights… total equality.
* The end of systematic government oppression based on skin color
* Mass incarceration and criminal justice reform. End legalized slavery.
* Union rights and American workers – the crime of outsourcing.
* Banking freedom for the scammers who break the law and get slaps on the wrist, or a big bonus while robbing our families of their savings.
One of the greatest things about 2015 and 2016 is that the idea that war-capitalism can be reset, redone and retired has been mainstreamed. We are all focused and changed by this. People have been overly focused on the White House. That’s how Americans are… “who will be our new parents?” But the IDEAS that we can be free of CORPORATE and OLIGARCH TYRANNY … we have the power of democracy to become free again… is a joyful thing. And I am running into more and more people who are saying, some for the first time, “It doesn’t have to be this way anymore…”
 
They are exactly right.
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Activists Face Enormous Challenges

Corporations_ate_my_Baby?! What? Huh? (a Facebook posting)

I started being "Corp" in 2004 on mySpace. We were the first really active daily politics bloggers and post-monkeys on MySpace when it first started.  It was a trip! Thousands of like minded people all finding one another and posting about everything from climate change to 9/11 theories. Those were the days. We all met each other then too. We organized and marched against Bush policies.  People also hooked up like crazy. There are a lot of mySpace babies going into 4th and 5th grade this year.
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I went onto other sites like Tumblr, WordPress and YouTube to try my activism there. Ultimately I got swept into Facebook where I had a private profile with over 2000 daily readers.  Then they had their pre-IPO massacre and my profile was nuked.

Today I have 733 "Likes" on a "fan page" or whatever this is... which "reaches" 1,700 people a day and I try my best to post stuff that shows the progress we make and the stupidity on the other side.   But it's not the same as the old days. We all know that. FB controls and limits us in comparison to "MySpace Tom" - and while the various "politics groups" are fun, they are nowhere near as intense as the old blogs were.
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In many ways, socially the western world is better than it ever was before.   We are less brutal, more scientific... and better at meeting basic needs. In other ways things are worse than the Gilded age.   Those who don't have, suffer horribly.  Their children cannot break out of poverty... and if they are not pink-skinned, their lives are worth less and they often die horribly.   Humans of all hues are not doing what is required to stop the super-heating of our globe.  Things are going to be terrible for a lot of humans in the future.  I feel terrible for letting my great-grandchildren/nieces/nephews/cousins down.
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Things are going to get worse-- and one day they will get bad enough to where we organize and chop the heads off of the "ruling class" (oligarchs.)  I wish we could just be civilized about it... but... money.   Corporations_ate_our_Civil_Options.

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Your 2nd Bill of Rights from FDR

Thom Hartmann discusses FDR’s second bill of rights and how it seems to be implemented all over Europe, but not here.

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June 6, 2013 · 10:15 PM

My Political Goals For Occupy Wall Street – November 2011

I believe that the Occupy Generation is capable of taking over their Government both locally and nationally and of breaking up the concentrated wealth and corruption.

I can see the Occupy Generation ending the power of money over votes.

I am not stuck in 2008. I see that we are retaking our Democracy and we are slowly and steadily occupying the Democratic Party… in a few years we will be in a position to defeat the money of the 1% with the votes of the people.

Occupy changed the national conversation in less than 2 months. Occupy got photographs and video projected around the world. Occupy shows us that big money actually likes communist slaves more than decently paid American laborers, who have liberty and vote. We see the heartlessness and ‘economic treason.’

OK. Good. We all see it. Now… what do we want? What’s Phase 2?

I know one thing we don’t want. We don’t want working Americans to start hating us. Our best and brightest should be writing up legislation that can be moving along with our protests. That we we are pressuring towards something.

Here are the basic changes that must take place once we put the power of corporate money back in a cage:

* End Corporate Personhood. Doing this will make it possible to regulate their GREEDY acts.

* Public Financing of Short Campaigns ONLY.

* Put the wall back between Investment Houses and regular banking.

* Fill the legislature with NON-MILLIONAIRES who will tax wealth.

* Prosecute those on Wall St. who broke laws ending up in the crash of 2008

* Put the Federal Reserve under the Department of the Treasury as part of top to bottom banking reform.

* Return to 1970 income tax rates…. corrected to current dollar values.

* Cut 5% off of the Pentagon Budget every year until we reach 50% of the 2008 high. We’ll still have the biggest war machine in the world by far.

* Do the above to pay for enacting FDR’s SECOND BILL OF RIGHTS:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_bill_of_rights

^ please view

* End the “revolving door” between government and corporations as part of getting the money out of representation and elections.

* Break up the “free press” and big media from what is nearing monopoly into a thousand (or thousands) of smaller independent voices.  Make reporting and research well paid vocations again.

All of these ideas and more start with getting the money out of politics. That means money must be ruled as property and not speech in our constitution. Corporations shall also be ruled property and not persons in the constitution.  That means a constitutional amendment. And that means we must have constitutional congresses in every state in the union.  Occupy Wall Street could lead to all of this if we stick together and work on all fronts.

– Corporations_ate_my_BABY!

I'm an internet presence named "Corporations_ate_my_BABY! I'm an online activist who has spent a little time downtown at Occupy L.A.

The mini link to this blog is: http://wp.me/pqMgr-3n

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