Saturday, September 06, 2008
Political labels: The Great Shell-Game
WWW--I know that there are many of us in America who are never going to see eye-to-eye. That's expected. That's not what this is about.
Words like "conservative," "liberal," "left," "right," "centrist," "Republican," "Democrat," "anarchist," "communist," "Libertarian," "reactionary," "socialist," "feminist," "pro-life," "pro-choice"--they don't mean anything anymore, especially when you have monolithic corporations lording over our lives.
They and their allies in the press and the media have used such words against the American public for over a century to divide us for the ends of concentrated, run amok wealth.
Why do they do this? Because, at the end of the day, we all want a better society that caters to our basic needs, and not the wants of the big guys, the big money.
I extend my hand out to everyone who wants to make this a more livable and tolerant society where the American people control the direction of this society, not a narrow-group of the selfish and the power-mad.
That's right: traditional conservatives, I am your friend. Republicans who understand this--I am also your friend. Communists too. Feminists, the Hispanic community, Black Americans, Jews, immigrants, the elderly, young voters, and-so-on. Democrats who get this, I am also your friend. The fighting amongst ourselves is beginning to end. Libertarians, and all of the rest--the same applies. We all have the same enemy, and it is Wall Street and globalization.
We owe it to ourselves, and to future generations to work towards a genuine solidarity with each other. We owe it to the world to be a good neighbor, and to stop meddling with the lives of innocent people thousands of miles away. Am I suggesting isolationism as part of our foreign policy? Absolutely. It has to stop. We owe it to the children, and we owe it to the spirit of the truth.
But besides all that, why should the public keep paying for a foreign policy they never asked for and isn't in their best interests monetarily? Any good traditional conservative would agree to this.
The greed and the dog eat dog attitudes must be dropped in this great nation, and the time for the great credo of beating our swords into plowshares has come. The great Populist call is being sounded once again, and it's time for the man in the street and in our rural communities to listen, to have that change-of-heart, and to act accordingly. We can make a better world, it's up to us. Let's roll.