Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 16, 2011, 6:50 p.m. EST by bertsimpson
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People are not a commodity. Freedom is not a commodity. But our government has become a commodity to be packaged and sold to the highest bidder - Two competing brands of the same product that tells us war is the way to peace and security, instead of global resentment, fear and carnage. That spending more money we don’t have on things we don’t need is the way to fix an economy crippled by mindless consumerism and the lust for wealth by our real leaders - those who control the money supply. Those who profit from our debt or endless wars, fought for questionable reasons, under suspicious circumstances. Those who resist renewable energy, working wages, and labor laws, by exporting our jobs, so the products we consume were made by children or people living in grass huts, barely able to feed themselves, hired without concern for their health, education or well being.
Our government has been so compromised by money our elected representatives are little more than spokesmen for the very powers that would imprison us with debt, threaten us with unemployment, lie to us through the media, and lull us to sleep with reality shows seemingly put out to hide the reality of what they are doing behind closed doors. Auctioning off our country and people, our laws and land, our rights and privacy.
We voted for change but got the same. We get better speeches to justify the same policies of carnage and greed. Spying and torture. The empire-building of a corporate run government enforced police state. A government on loan from banking and oil, insurance and defense contractors, replacing the American dream with their own goals. A Starbucks in every village, a BP on every corner, and everyone a slave to the debts we incur for housing or education, healthcare or transportation.
Something has to be done. Endless growth is not realistic, and growth in the poorer countries is repressed by the same powers, to keep down competition, provide a slave labor pool, and make people dependent on the powers that would control and cage us all like animals, if it meant better quarterly reports.
This is what a nonviolent revolution looks like. This is what happens when the shit finally hits the fan. The people rise up and demand freedom, fairness and a slice of the pie they were promised, but never got. It is messy, unorganized chaos, confusion and resentment, but our intentions are good, our resolve will not falter and we are unstoppable. This is not a movement, it is a pandemic. A global awakening by the populations of the world, who have torn off the packaging and labels applied to them, tossed out the political products we’ve been handed and told to choose among. We know who we can trust and who we can’t now. Thank you for clarifying that for us. Which is the first step in a revolution.
You are either with us or against us. You can either recognize us, or we won’t recognize you, watch your networks, buy your newspapers and magazines, because your resistance, indifference or mockery has to be taken as your loyalty and obedience to the very powers we are fighting for freedom, fairness, honesty, and the popular representation our forefathers promised over two hundred years ago. We rise up from a land once wet the blood of patriots, spilled to ensure our freedom and security, peace and prosperity and we are taking it back.
The rich and powerful, politicians and journalists are no longer the voice of America. No longer the voice of the world. Because when that voice ceased to speak for us, we have found our own voice, and that voice says, Go fuck yourselves. We’ll take it from