Forum Post: We Need To Be Political Too!
Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 6, 2011, 6:26 p.m. EST by DeeinPikesvilleMD
from Pikesville, MD
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I hear so much about the movement not wanting to be affiiated with either party or any candidate. But if we are all part of the 99% doesn't that include those of us who have been working to make things better within the system we have? Let's not forget that ultimately the power of this movement will stem from its ability to tap into the sentiments and harness the support of the vast majroity of citizens that will not be joining you in Foley square. The movement depends on citizens across the country who are not anarchists,the kind that will run from the thought of upending government. They need ordinary working people, union members some, to carry this message in their hearts and tell pollsters when they call that they support what you stand for and that your isues are their issues because they are one of the 99%. In 2012 we will have the most important elections we've had since the 1930s where the results sequed into the New Deal and the labor movement, the 1960s where the results eventually made space for the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement and the women's movement to follow. In 2012 we will be decide what kind of county we will be. We know the Republicans will be on the side of corporate personhood and protecting the rich and continue dismantling voters rights, workers rights and women's reproductive rights which has been on the top of their agenda since winning the 2010 elections The Democrats will be, hopefully on the side of working people, making the wealthy pay their fair share, investing in education and industries that can produce jobs etc. So let's not pretend that politics doesn't matter. We can protest all we want but if we allow Republican to enfringe upon our voting rights we will have lost the power to bring about the change we demand..
Both the Republicans and Democrats are tools of the 1% to give us an illusion of choice. They've got most of the third parties in their pockets as well, just in case we start to wise up.
I'm sure there are a few good people in both parties that desire to help humanity. If they really want to help they'll renounce their political affiliations and join us.
Please don't let Occupy Wall Street get coopted. The demands of the people regarding corporate personhood and ending corporate control of government cannot be achieved through the existing two-party, or better worded one-party with two faces, system that we have. Not many people are even aware that the Tea Party started as a protest to abolish the Federal Reserve Bank, and it was quickly coopted by the Koch brothers and the far right of the Republican party. And none of the original objectives are even on the agenda anymore. First the powers that be ignore the cause, then marginalize it, then ridicule it, then try to coopt it into the existing hierarchy while systematically killing the cause which threatens the elite. Just look at Obama's cabinet to see how corporate controlled the Democrats are. They have no desire to remove monetary or perk based lobbying. And the Republicans don't even try and hide their love for the corporatocracy. Here's to the 99% saying that our corporacratic government is broke. Time to rewrite and update some texts.
the democrats are not on the side of working people. the democrats are part of the problem. about one tenth as bad as the republicans... but one tenth sized demons are still demons. we have two political parties and one economic party, using it as two masks. the only real option is a third party we create.