Many here at Common Dreams believe our last best hope in fighting the Global Oligarchy is the Democrats.
As a young person introduced to the political system in the early 70’s, I too was an idealist who believed the Democrats were much more open minded about concerns of the masses, than the Republicans.
Then, as part of my education and awakening to the realities of our government’s exercises in Empire building, I became involved in the Vietnam War Antiwar Movement. Seeing firsthand how our men and women in uniform were being used as cannon fodder for what, the spread of Democracy?
That war was total bullshit, the start of a trend towards military involvements supported by both parties of the Duopoly.
Who benefited the most?
Yep! The corporations that produced and sold the weaponry to the government, and, let us not forget the Congress members and Senators who voted to support the slaughter of their people as well as ours.
Now, this could change is what some here are saying, if we all get behind the Democrats, and after decades of decadent choices in supporting the MIC and their excursions into terrorist behavior using our soldiers as willing participants and accepting large sums of money for their complicity, they are going to miraculously have a change of heart and never again, when America is still not in any direct danger from others will they choose aggression, rather, they will instead now choose Peace.
And, as others would have us believe, the Democrats will break their addiction to Money. They will now be pillars of the political community like Bernie and refuse to accept any Money from corporations seeking influence.
I, who in my early 20’s was a prophet for Peace ended up falling under the Democrats spell of complacency.
Got married, started a career, got divorced, started losing those I loved, brother, father, mother, realized my government wasn’t there for the People, both of the parties of the Duopoly had their own agendas.
Perhaps I’m just a cynical old man, or perhaps I am one of the Enlightened Few who absolutely refuse to waste one more single vote on a party that has betrayed the trust of a segment of society that believes in living in Peace and Power to the People, not the corporations, not the Murderous Military, not the Oligarchs who would steal our children’s futures just so they can have their Empire and play games of Army Men and Chicken, with our lives.
Yes, We Must End Global Oligarchy.
Keeping the Wolf in the henhouse, or thinking you can train the Wolf to become a Vegan, is madness.
When you find out you have Cancer, you don’t choose to live with it, you choose a whole new different approach to dealing with it.
Both parties of the Duopoly have a Cancer that has been growing more fatal for many decades.
I choose to live my remaining years supporting a political party that promotes Peace above all.