Being free from intrusion by a tyrannical government was one the core reason for the writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence, thereby forming the United States of America. From that point on, the government would be answerable to the people rather than the people being born into subjugation.
All too often we hear politicians who claim to be champions of the working class, but always have an excuse as to why they don’t help more. Consider who their donors are. Consider their behavior and if it is congruent with someone who wants to help us, the working class, the people who actually drive this economy?
Lets put this into the perspective of a child instead of a country. If I don’t love my child’s behavior then I should just leave them and let them find other parents. Sounds pretty flagrantly stupid huh? That’s what it sounds to me anytime someone tells me or someone I know to just leave if they “don’t love this country”.
It is the differences between the 1% and the 99% that leaves that system so top-heavy that it eventually collapses under its own weight, without exception. As long as the 99% are systemically beholden to the 1%, there can never be true balance and the cycle of inequality
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We are made to believe, according to the teachings of the generations before us and those who control the levers of power, that our system is engraved in solid stone and that there is nothing we can do to change it. Those who hold the power work endlessly to ensure their own futures while weakening the foundations upon which this country was founded
. This plundering and pillaging of our planet’s resources without working on ways to revitalize the environment in which these resources are produced will ultimately lead to war, famine, and our eventual extinction. But there is a solution:
If there is any doubt about my message, here it is: To mobilize people behind any cause, regardless of how worthy that cause is, regardless of how intrinsically appealing it may be to get these folks marching, singing, chanting, shouting for that cause, if there is no clear strategy which targets an equally clear and obvious outcome, with a realistic expectation that the strategy will achieve that outcome, then the mobilization is a waste of time. Some forethought, planning, disciplined and targeted activism goes much further than making a lot of noise.
My coming to Utah was a culture shock in many ways. How our LGBTQ brethren are treated was among the biggest of them. We’re more than a decade into the 21st century, and non-discrimination legislation passed into Utah law only two years ago. Yet still more work needs to be done.
These miraculous devices gave humans the freedom to work on other, more interesting things. It’s a first principle of physics; the less energy you spend on something, the more energy you have to spend on something else. This applies to both the smallest and largest of scales.