Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 25, 2011, 2:37 p.m. EST by Amanita76
from New Haven, CT
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We all care about a lot of important issues but all of them tie back to the issue of corporate money and influence corrupting our government.
If we want this movement to grow into something larger than what it is now, we have to focus on the singular issue that gets wide support from people who don't traditionally support leftist causes.
We will never gain the support of those who currently hold right wing beliefs on things like climate change legislation, labor reform, and the illegal foreign wars IF we include those issues as part of the central message of our campaign. People already have their mind made up on those polarizing issues and if we spend our time trying to CHANGE people's minds, we will fail because we can't change their minds, they will only change their minds if they come to their own conclusions.
We CAN gain their support on that ONE issue though. Getting corporate money out of politics is not a fringe concept, there are a LOT of people behind us on this.
The best part? Getting corporate money out of politics would be a huge indirect victory to all those other important issues because corporate power is exactly what funds the climate change denial industry, the military industrial complex, and everything else. Corporate money and power prevents things from changing and fools people into supporting things that are harmful to them.
Getting corporate money and influence out of politics is the one issue that crosses party lines while indirectly taking the first step in fighting for the other causes we care about.
Anything more will not break the left/right stalemate that exists. Anything less will not bring meaningful change.