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Forum Post: Black Panthers Condemn Obama

Posted 1 year ago on June 15, 2013, 8:15 p.m. EST by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtuQlByCRp0

Published on Jun 15, 2013 In this nation, we have been ingrained with the notion that ordinary everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people have genuine representative government because we have the right to vote. Yet, elected officials have repeatedly simply lied to the electorate, and once they have been voted into office, proceeded to violate the trust of those who voted for them. Unfortunately, this is not a new or even an unusual phenomenon.

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[-] 3 points by LeoYo (5909) 1 year ago

But the elected officials never violate the trust of the corporate entities to fund their campaigns. This is not a public secret. So when the people knowingly vote for corporaticians, they are knowingly voting for corporatocracy. It's like being hooked on a drug you know is driving you towards death and the only treatment is a support group of candidates who won't accept non-voter contributions. Of course, political pushers are going to tell the people that such candidates are unelectable and therefore of no help so the people should just remain hooked on their lethal addiction but the fact is that the first step is for the people to admit to themselves that they have an addiction to consistently patronizing corporaticians. Once that first step is taken, then progress can be made towards supporting the politicians whose campaigns will only be funded by the people. Being owned by the people, they will naturally represent and carry out the will of the people but it's the people themselves who have to stand up for themselves in denying the patronage of the corporaticians.

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 1 year ago

political pushers are going to tell the people that such candidates are unelectable

agreed.... and that provides one of our primary answers....

  • we need to build the mechanism that can successfully promote & elect those whom will not sell-out ....

  • and we can do this ..... if we unite in designing it .... building it.... implementing it .... etc....

  • it has to come from all of us ....

[-] 3 points by LeoYo (5909) 1 year ago

Trans-Partisan Cooperative Voting: Establishing Political Accountability

Voter public control through the application of Free Democracy Affidavits http://occupywallst.org/forum/freeda-template/ or FreeDA can be the solution to bringing about political accountability under conditions in which ballot initiatives, referendums, and recalls, are not an option. For the People to be free, politicians must be legally bound to serving the specific interests of the People rather than the interests of the corporations. By refusing to vote for any candidate who doesn't sign an affidavit legally committing that candidate to supporting the will of the People, voters will be able to exercise their democratic power to hold the candidates who do sign and are elected, legally accountable. However, VOTERS MUST REMAIN UNITED ACROSS PARTY LINES IN THEIR AGREEMENT ON THE AFFIDAVITS AND IN THEIR REFUSAL TO VOTE FOR CANDIDATES WHO WON'T SIGN THE AFFIDAVITS. This trans-partisan cooperation is essential to the success of bringing about permanent political reform, taking freedom into our own hands. The greatest support shall come from the participation of independent voters. If, initially, no candidates are willing to sign in the election in which the affidavits are first presented, it will only be a matter of time before both partisan and non-partisan willing candidates emerge from among the FreeDA supporters in subsequent elections. In accordance with amendments 6, 7, 8, and 9, of the Liberty Bill, the FreeDA signers would also be signing on to affirmations of not accepting campaign contributions from corporations and non-profits, not accepting gifts from special interests once in office, making all communication with lobbyists open to the press and the public, and not having an account with a private bank. In support of such candidates, a FreeDA 501(c)4 PAC would receive contributions to fund ads for all of the FreeDA signers collectively.

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 1 year ago

LY.... I enjoy most of your posts .... let me critique a bit...

albeit , I havn't had time yet to study your links on FreeDA .... but a quick skim ... makes me wonder....

it has a bit of opposition here....

while... I agree that documentation is necessary in the long run.... and it is a good place/venue to start detailing any project...

I honestly believe that anything we will ever do successfully will start at the grassroots level ....

in other words, we all need to design & build the movement together.... we, imo need to start with building awareness to the problem/s ... ie. the specific issues... each & every issue..... and on one side.... identify and promote those candidates & legislators that are working against us ... and promote those that are helping us....

we need a media venue to get exposure .... whether that be simple internet blogs... Occupy news pages.... an actual televised broadcast ... or even a network... etc....

I personally believe that we do not want to start a political party.... I believe we want to start a media system that allows candidates with zero money behind them get exposure & support.....

the fluff ... might come later... ;)

[-] 2 points by LeoYo (5909) 1 year ago

How is trans-partisan cooperative voting not a start at the grassroots level?

How is people coming together to create affidavits that state their shared interests and conditions for voting on a candidate not a means of identifying those who are for or against us?

What media exposure is expected beyond what already exists?

Where is there any hint in all of what I wrote of a political party being started? The very subject was Trans-Partisan Cooperative Voting.

How does a FreeDA 501(c)4 PAC not suffice as a media system that allows candidates with zero money behind them get exposure & support?

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 1 year ago

This video tells it like it is - Divide and conquer is Obama's agenda and that is exactly what he has done to this country for his own gains.