Class Warfare Blog

April 7, 2013

Finally, A Way to Get Our Country Back

Tea Party advocates often decried that they “wanted their country back.” While I believe much of this was a yearning for a yesteryear that didn’t really exist (a society that was “white” mostly because black and brown people were closeted away, etc.) I now realize that they had a legitimate point.

The plutocracy we have allowed to replace our democracy is blocking what both progressives and conservatives want. Yes, that is right, the rich are blocking reform on all sides because, as I have said before, they have won all of the battles and the system is quite the way they want it, thank you.

An example of how they block the right’s desires was given in Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig’s TED Talk and e-book Lesterland (see links below). According to Dr. Lessig, when Al Gore was VP and tasked with reducing government paperwork, etc. he came upon the idea to deregulate the telecommunications industry. Yep, a Democrat suggesting smaller government, a conservative wet dream! When the idea was floated in Congress, the answer was “Hell no!” because if they didn’t regulate that industry how were our beloved Congress people supposed to “raise funds” (read “extort campaign funds”) from them? (The new Golden Rule is “them that has the gold makes the rules.”)

The Plutocrats are blocking both the left and right in this country because they have an agenda and it doesn’t involve the things near and dear to both lefties and righties. I have written on this extensively so I will not give further examples.

Dr. Lessig, though, has sprung up and is supplying the leadership necessary to win back our government from the rich. I urge you to watch the TED Talk and buy the book. Yes, buy the book. The Kindle version is only $2.99 and book sales of many millions can only be seen as a vote in favor of his ideas. He is not advocating a new idea, but any one of a set of current efforts that would have the same affect. And this is something that we can effect ourselves, without a Constitutional amendment, without the cooperation of Congress or the political parties. We can affect this by the simple act of refusing to vote for anyone not playing by our rules.

Please consider this.

http://www.ted.com/talks/lawrence_lessig_we_the_people_and_the_republic_we_must_reclaim.html?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2013-04-06&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_content=talk_of_the_week_button

http://www.amazon.com/Lesterland-Corruption-Congress-Books-ebook/dp/B00C3LLYM2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1365342185&sr=1-1&keywords=lesterland

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5 Comments »

  1. A little off topic, but have you seen this?

    http://aattp.org/this-is-how-you-stomp-the-tea-party-video/

    Comment by john zande — April 7, 2013 @ 11:05 am | Reply

  2. You’ve hit upon a vital point Stephen. I think the more we can make the ideological right see that government is not the real enemy here but the corporate cronyism that essentially has taken over our legislatures, state and national, poses the real threat.

    The problem lies within their view however that people who favor free markets can do no wrong. They honestly see greed and self-interests as one in the same and that overall, this is not a bad thing.

    If they could only see some of the things that are coming out of this Trans-Paccific Partnership treaty that would put limits on their liberties, they might reconsider their “holy grail” take of unfettered markets.

    Comment by lbwoodgate — April 7, 2013 @ 3:55 pm | Reply

    • The right is always concerned about our “sovereignty” so you may be right about that being a wedge or lever to get them to move.

      And if we don’t wake up soon, there won’t be anything to fght over except the scraps from the corporatist’s tables.

      Steve

      Comment by stephenpruis — April 7, 2013 @ 8:24 pm | Reply

  3. There is no way to ‘get our country back’.
    It will be a Communist sh*thole by Dec 2013.

    The ideological ‘right’ (patriots) is the true name are not going to change their position.
    Communism is here.
    In the end, you would do best to ‘get on their side.’

    Comment by The MAD Jewess — April 11, 2013 @ 5:21 pm | Reply

  4. ‘society that was “white” mostly because black and brown people were closeted away’
    ————

    What do you want? It WAS white before the Kennedy clusterf*ck.
    Ever since we gave civil rights, there has been nothing but rape, murder, robbings, break-ins, car-jackings, gangs, you name it.

    Thats the facts whether you like it or not. And, “Liberals” don’t give a damn about the minorities, its only the VOTE. Ditto the sick, enabling treacherous GOP.

    We just GAVE *everyone* rights, just like that. We no longer test them, see where their loyalties lied, etc. now we have to feed, cloth, pay for, cook for, buy for, & are taxed out the wazoo over.

    Now, They come in illegally (from 3rd world dumps) and we have folks (jerks) that embrace them as they murder, rape and rob America. All while we have a lying, treasonous, idiot in the WH who cares more for foreigners so that the D party can get their vote and you really think the ‘right’ (Label, btw) is going to listen to you about Corp cronyism ONLY?

    We have a total breakdown of society, now. The family unit and our children are totally dumbed down because we lowered the scores on tests, thinking that the 3rd world was as smart as we are..

    Do you REALIZE what a SNAFU and FOBAR we really ARE in??!!

    Comment by The MAD Jewess — April 11, 2013 @ 5:29 pm | Reply


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