Greetings to all that dare to march to a different drummer!
Most of us, as members of the human race, tend to have a “follow the herd” mentality. At it’s best, people will think for themselves and follow the herd that best suits their lifestyles and needs.
At worst, they will follow whichever herd appears to be the largest and most powerful, or the trendiest herd at the time.
Even if that means acting against an individual’s best interests in an attempt to back a “winner.”
Even if that means following the herd off a cliff. It’s human nature.
After all, as I once heard a comedian say: “We’re basically just a bunch of smart monkeys with car keys.”
So, which herd do you follow when you go to vote? Do you follow the GOP herd, or the Democrat herd?
Does it make a difference?
Why do you vote a certain way? Don’t just tell me “At least the Democrats grease you first,” or “At least the GOP isn’t a bunch of Socialists.”
Tell me why, instead of giving me a pat answer.
Tell me why in the hell I should follow the party of Harry “SOPA” Reid. You might as well ask me to support Big Brother.
Tell me why in the hell I should follow the party of Mitt “GOLDMAN-SACHS” Romney. You might as well ask me to support the downfall of America at the hands of the 1%.
So, who really runs the country?
Does Wall Street run the United States?
To me, the answer to that question is obvious.
When a Senate Committee questioned the CEO’s of the big oil corporations about why they think they still need the huge tax breaks and incentives while more and more citizens were sinking into poverty, the execs replied: “If you take that away from us, we will just move our operations to another country.”
The Senators, OUR REPRESENTATIVES IN GOVERNMENT, SAID NOTHING. THEY BACKED DOWN.
So far, out of all the GOP candidates currently running for President, only one has emerged from the pile that sounds the most like “Joe Average Citizen” when he speaks.
That man is Ron Paul. But, let’s look at some of the things he’s saying.
“End the Fed.”
“Bring our troops home.”
“Help the American Worker.”
“Take care of America first.”
It all sounds good, right?
Yet, even if he were to be elected President, does anybody seriously believe he will actually be able/allowed to do those things?
Let’s not forget that Mr. “Hope and Change” changed his tune once he got into office, probably because he was told once he got into the Oval Office the way it was going to be OR ELSE.
Oh, you will hear “His hands are tied by the GOP” and other excuses, but, when it’s all said and done, his “hope and change” turned into “More of the same old shit.”
AND IT’S ALWAYS THE SAME OLD SHIT NO MATTER WHO GETS INTO THE OVAL OFFICE!
I don’t want to hear where the fault for our problems lie.
I want to hear and see solutions.
We already know who’s fault it is that this country is going down the tubes.
We’re sick of it. Whatever happened to “THE BUCK STOPS HERE?”
IF THEY CAN’T OFFER SOLUTIONS, AND CONTINUE TO PLAY THE BLAME GAME, WE WILL OCCUPY FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES!
But, don’t get me wrong. It’s still your “civic duty” to get out there and vote for the candidate of your choice.
Even when the choices are limited to who the 1% wants to see get elected.
Speaking of elections and bullshit…… Here’s a news article I read yesterday:
Obama seeks authority to streamline government
“President Barack Obama asked Congress on Friday for more power to streamline and reorganize the federal government, a move designed to claim the political middle ground in an election likely to be dominated by questions about Washington’s role in the economy.”
“The president asked legislators to grant him “consolidation authority” to merge agencies that perform similar functions. If that authority is granted, Congress would be required to hold an up-or-down vote on the president’s streamlining plan within 90 days of its submission.”
Calico Blackie says:
Why now, Barack? Why not a few years ago? It wouldn’t be some cheap ploy to get votes, would it?
So, what are our alternatives? The only way a President can really have a free hand in the White House would be with the full backing of the American Military, and that ain’t gonna happen for a number of very good reasons.
Number one being, the military would then control the government and we all know where that leads.
No. We have to fight for reform.
We have to “Occupy,” no matter what obstacles are thrown before us by the 1% and their “sleeping sheep” allies amongst the citizenry.
If we were to resort to large-scale armed insurrection, the military would get involved and crush us. Would you prefer a government run by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to what we have now?
In my own opinion, small “disaster preparadness” groups which can form into large “occupy” protests at a moments notice is the way to proceed with bringing about real change.
Maybe I’m wrong. Make up your own mind, but above all……ACT.
Don’t just sit on your butts and wait for 1984 and a cell where you will be lost in the prison industrial complex (The Gulag Archipelago).
Hey, did you see the latest misinformation from the Mainstream Media?
(Underlining in story is mine added for emphasis)
Role reversal: Employers say they can’t find workers
“More than half of U.S. employers surveyed by the staffing group, Manpower, Inc. last year said they were having trouble filling job openings because they couldn’t find qualified workers.”
“That’s a huge 38 percentage point jump from 2010, when only 14 percent said they were having trouble filling positions.”
“Economists and labor experts say that in some industries, there is a legitimate talent shortage: There simply aren’t enough workers with the skills needed to do the jobs available.”
“Employers also may not be willing to spend the time or money training someone for a highly specialized job, or one that requires unique skills. “We want the perfect person to walk through the door.”
Calico Blackie says:
Half of U.S. employers surveyed?
What industries were surveyed?
See what they did there?
Most “Archie Bunker types” will only read the headline and the first sentence or two of the article and say:
“See, there’s lots of jobs out there. More than half of the employers in America can’t find workers.”
“Those lazy bums just want everything for free and don’t want to work!”
MISINFORMATION, and the willfully ignorant will buy it without ever questioning the bullshit they’re being fed.
Speaking of information….
Have you been following this story?
Iran: We have evidence US behind scientist slaying
‘This terrorist act was carried out with the direct involvement of CIA-linked agents,’ foreign ministry’s letter to Swiss embassy says”
“Iranian state television said Saturday that Tehran had evidence Washington was behind the latest assassination of one of its nuclear scientists.”
“In the fifth attack of its kind in two years, a magnetic bomb was attached to the door of 32-year-old Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan’s car during the Wednesday morning rush-hour in the capital. His driver was also killed.”
“The United States has denied involvement in the killing and condemned it. Israel has declined to comment.”
Calico Blackie says:
It’s a very sad thing that our media has become so odious and so full of misinformation that citizens of the United States aren’t sure whether to believe the Mainstream Media and our Government, or whether to believe the news as reported by Tehran. Either way, it’s looking like we’ll be thrust into another “conflict.”
Is that what you want? HELL NO!
It’s also very sad that many people have the “don’t worry, be happy” attitude in America.
Either they are stupid, or they feel powerless and think it’s hopeless and pointless to “fight the power.”
Case in point? In looking at search term stats for this website, guess what continually is among the search term leaders?
Is it “occupy,” or “corruption in government,” or “big brother,” or something equally germane to our plight?
No. It’s “Lindsay Lohan’s ass.”
I weep for America.
So, when someone asks you “What do we, the 99% want?” TRY TO WAKE THEM UP.
Solutions and remedies for a sick society are not going to be found in someone’s ass.
Show them this:
“The 99%’s Deficit Proposal: How to create jobs, reduce the wealth divide and control spending”
See this link and show the article to the sheep: http://acronymtv.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/the-99s-deficit-proposal-how-to-create-jobs-reduce-the-wealth-divide-and-control-spending/
On that note:
OCCUPY CONGRESS JANUARY 17th
Don’t forget about Officer Pike of the UC Davis PD. Let’s never forget how he and other police officers have treated peaceful protesters. He should be arrested and tried for assaulting the public.
We are the 99%