are you protesting against? If youíre protesting
against the bankers and/or the politicians, youíre wasting
your time. They donít care if you protest. It
doesnít cost them anything. You really should be
protesting against the apathy of your fellow citizens who seem
not to have a clue what itís really all about. Well,
chances are, you donít really know what itís all about either,
not yet, not really.
almost everyone knows now that we were all screwed by the
bankers, and also other oligarchs, and the politicians who helped
them do it, and get away with it. In the announcement
of my candidacy for president, I explain some of the insanity.
But it doesn't seem like insanity from their point of
view. They donít need you or care about you. They are in survival
mode. They intend to strip what they can from the economy,
and you, and retire to some safe hiding place where they
intend to rule over the world in anonymity. The question is, who is going to
rule. Is it going to be the oligarchs or the People; the
oil men and the bankers or We the People?
isnít much time to get your head on straight because if they
win, we will all lose. And time is on their side not
ours. Every day you donít have a job it will become
more difficult for you to protest. And every day as the
economy continues to shrink, the ranks of the unemployed
will grow. And without inspired leadership there will be
growing chaosÖ not in congressional offices or in the boardrooms of the oligarchs but in
the living rooms and bedrooms all across America.
Protest is not enoughÖ you need to act.
can rail against corporations and their owners and managers, but it wonít be enough.
Their public relations ploys will attempt to blunt your
message, once they frame it. Thanks to the Supreme
Court, corporations are now "people" too, except
that corporations don't have a life expectancy and you can't
send them to prison when they engage in criminal acts. How did that
happen? Well, we elected presidents and other
government officials who were liars and cheats and
they allowed the appointment of justices to the Supreme Court
who are part of, and sympathize with, the ruling class.
And now we are getting ready to reelect these people again so that
they can continue to do more of the same.
If you vote
for them or help them win, you are digging your own grave. We need to dump
them and start over. We need to vote them out of office
and replace them with people who have a different vision.
If we canít do that, then we lose. Surely if we try to
do that, they will spend billions to placate us and/or try to
talk us out of it. We and our fellow citizens can either buy
into their deceptions and lies, or
we can stay on
Of course what I am suggesting will be hard
workÖ a lot harder than camping out in a public square.
We canít afford to lose. If you don't want to live in
a corrupt society you have to put some effort into turning
things around. Citizens have responsibilities.
"You can't be a
traitor to life and then expect to live in a free and just
know whatís funny. The crimes and the treason that has
taken place apparently donít bother most citizens at all.
Well, maybe itís not so funny. In fact itís a
problem thatís even more serious than the fact that the
bankers and politicians committed fraud and got away with it.
The US has undergone a coup and the government that was based
on the Constitution has been overthrown. Our elected
officials have transferred their loyalty from We the People,
to the wealthy elite who fund their election campaigns.
The country has been lost and most people remain unconscious
about that, or too afraid to admit it... too afraid to even consider it
a possibility. They are even too afraid to stop pretending they donít
really care, fearing that if they were to speak out they might
lose their job, their standing in the community, or some yet unidentified
Theyíre hanging onto the false hope that itís your problem
and not their problem because they still have a job or believe
they will be able to safely afford their lifestyles well into the
future. They donít realize yet
that their financial future is as much in jeopardy as yours
ignorance and negligence as a People is the real crimeÖ and
itís a crime we perpetrated against ourselves and our own posterity. If it
werenít for us and our lack of integrity, our politicians
would not have been able to stay in power long enough to
destroy what we once had. I remember Watergate.
Publication of that small crime (relative to the crimes now
being perpetrated) was enough to bring public
opinion down upon the perpetrators and cause an administration
to go away. The media then was on the side of the
People. Now it isnít. Now weíre on our own.
And the public seems to have forgotten how to think for
themselves. You need to help them see again. Of
course you can't help anyone else see until you first open
your own eyes.
the American government that once defended the Constitution
has fallen; the Constitution is on its death bed; criminals are running
the country and the results are being felt not only in
America, but all over the worldÖ so much so that
protests are happening in other parts of the worldÖ even as
many more impoverished people
already face starvation.
The same people running our country
are also running, or trying to run, the rest of the world.
Students are being defrauded, home owners are being defrauded,
teachers are being defrauded, the elderly are being defrauded,
and you are being defrauded. If you donít realize it
yet, one day in the not too distant future, you will.
protestors have taken up locations in various cities they
donít seem to know whatís really happening to them or what to do
about it. If their protests do not energize the rest
of the population to rise up in solidarity with them, we will
all lose? If the People do not stand with them and take
back our power so that the criminals can be taken into custody
and tried for their crimes, allowing others to take their place to
form a more perfect union and restore the Constitution to its
rightful place, then itís all for nothing. But how do
you inspire people who are afraid to be inspired?
any event you had better understand what I'm about to tell
you: Restoring the
Constitution will not, by itself, restore the economy. The economy
is shrinking and without very major reform, it's headed for collapse. Until we successfully get ourselves off of
fossil fuels the economy will continue to shrink until most of humanity
ends up dirt poor and in debt
peonage. The economy will not be what it once was anytime
soon and maybe it never will again. The question is, can we
recreate an economy
that will sustain us all, or is it going to be an economy
where when the oligarchs no longer need or want you, you will simply be
discarded? Are we going to be one People, with liberty
and justice for all, or is it going to be liberty and justice,
but only for some? If you decide to live
for yourself and the hell with everyone else, I guess you
won't be voting for me or anyone like me any time soon.
Iím a Candidate for President of the United States. But
it's not important that I get elected. It's only
important that you have enough integrity to vote for me, or
someone like me... and others too who have a vision for a more
perfect union... one in which the family of humanity
behaves more like a family that loves one another than one
thatís at war with itself. If you don't think my
vision is possible, it won't be, and our fate will be
sealed. And I guess that's the bottom line. Don't
just support and vote for people who can mouth the words; vote
for people who actually believe and live them. Review
their track records before you vote. If you don't think
voting matters, I surely hope you have a better idea... one
that you can execute before it's too late.
suggest you read this: On
Citizenship. And this: The
Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And this:
I rest my
case. Do your job. Spend an hour in Professor
Bartlettís class. Do your homework. Give it
all youíve gotÖ that is, if you hope to retain your dignity, have a
decent life, and have something of value to pass on to your
posterity. The most important tools you have if you are
willing to take up this challenge, are your integrity, your
heart, your courage, your love of freedom, your willingness and ability to
think for yourself, and your faith that with Godís help, we
will see each other though. I'll
stand with you if you'll stand with me. No violence,
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