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Forum Post: EVEN THE PRESIDENCY isn't powerful enough to overcome these corporate forces. But there's ONE THING that IS. . .

Posted 1 year ago on Dec. 13, 2012, 4:16 p.m. EST by therising (6643)
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Beautifulworld just said something EXTREMELY IMPORTANT on this forum today:

"[Obama] found out quickly that even the Presidency is not powerful enough to overcome the corporate takeover of America. It is up to the people to get back this country."

That right there may be one of the most important statements made on this site in the last 16 months. I don't know if Beautifulworld would agree with what I'm about to say, but here it is: Too many of us thought Obama could do it and chastised him when he didn't and yet we ALSO failed to rise up the way we wanted him to.

Pulling a voting lever is not nearly enough to fulfill ourselves as citizens of this nation. Pressure from within and outside the corporate-political system (in Washington, New York and other large and small power centers across the country) was necessary and still is for real change to take place. Many of us who are in the younger age group celebrated too much when Obama won. We were naive about the forces we were up against.

In my view, we can restore this great republic. It would begin with something revolutionary like this http://www.occupywallst.org/forum/you-may-have-seen-this-list-of-8-practical-goals-b/ . This includes nonviolent direct action tactics to push for serious reforms that will at least get the corporate foot off our necks long enough to breath and go further to the root of the problem.. . . but obviously that's only a start. :)

This is a damn good country, a republic worth fighting for. Many before us fought and even died for the freedoms and opportunities we now enjoy, but now those freedoms and opportunities are under assault. Now it's our turn to step up.

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[-] 3 points by geo (2638) from Concord, NC 1 year ago

The forces arrayed against us are huge... world conquering huge....Intelligent, resourceful, and with a plan.

The presidency alone can't do a thing. It's going to take millions of us to act in order to counteract what has been done. It's going to take years. Many will fall. Many will give in. But as a group we must not. Perseverance brings victory.

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Right on. Completely agree.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26693) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26693) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Another GR8 post - hammer + nail = smack on the head and drove it home.

We can not just make a vote and walk away - HELL NO - that is how this country and subsequently much of the world got fucked over.

No we ( THE PEOPLE ) have to get involved and STAY INVOLVED.

This time we can not stop at any single victory that we achieve - NO - that will only be a start to - AN ONGOING NEVER ENDING PROCESS.

Continuous Process Control - Continuous Process Improvement!!!!!!!!!!!