When I say that, I do mean it. The first thing that happened because of the ‘occupy’ movement, was the education of Americans to the inequality of wealth in our country and how our government has been hijacked and bought by corporate dollar. With that knowledge then came grudging acceptance that this is true. For some reason, maybe the constant 24/7 propaganda from corporate owned media, its been hard for some Americans to accept that this is a problem. Countless times I have people tell me, that I am just envious, and that the rich already pay most of the taxes in our country and why should they pay more. When I try to ‘gently’ point out that our country and our economy are being destroyed by the exchange of money from the populous to the top 1% of the people, they then accuse me of class warfare.
I have been studying online and by reading of books on the subject of this ‘inequality of wealth to try to come to terms with what has and is happening in our country and on the global stage. One thing that stuck out is how closely all this mirrors what led up to the ‘great depression’’. In all ways starting even with the GOP(gods of poverty) president and congress and how they were bought by the corporate dollar(they called it the ‘gilded age’). Then there was the solidification of companies into smaller amount of large corporations. They infiltrated the government and the media. They had a term for what they were selling ‘horse and sparrow’. you see the horse would eat oats and if it was really ‘good’ then the sparrows would come along and eat what they ‘shat’ out and so that is why the ‘richest’ and ‘large corporations’ needed to have tax breaks and deserved the best at all times. Sort sounds like ‘job creator’ and ‘trickle down’ doesn’t it? All of this led to the 1929 crash and the starting of the great depression. We were lucky and FDR was given a second and then third and then fourth term, but I would like to point out that it could have been prevented, if FDR would not have tried to do as Obama has and appease the GOP and try to heed their message of tax breaks for the rich and austerity measures. It ended bad then and it has not done so good this time, but and here is where it gets better, is that with the peoples help and support of the country, our country created great things and we prospered and even thru the war years of second world war, we continued to pull together. With FDR’s death, the seeds were already being planted, starting with the refusal to implement the ‘second bill of rights’ that FDR authored (interesting to note that Germany and japan were required to adhere to that ‘second bill of rights’) and the hope to somehow destroy Social Security and they are still on that same mission. I will enclose that second bill of rights’
When I was reading I saw that it was the people that changed washing on and the government(just like Obama said, change in Washington does happen from the outside in) by the populist movement, by voting out bad and voting in good people in government and by being vocal and by demanding changes and they happened. We all prospered and became a time of great accomplishments and we had among the best infrastructure, education and healthcare in the world. Then we all got lazy and we didn’t see it happening, just like before. We do though hold the keys to enacting change and prevent the depression the GOP(gods of poverty) and that is by using our voice.
That brings me full circle to its only when we accept that we have a problem, do we become able to enact change. We the people, are the new media, sort like the canary’s that the miners carried in the mines to warn of dangerous gases, we are now those canary’s and we are the outcry of danger and change.
FDR SECOND BILLS OF RIGHTS
We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. Necessitous men are not free men. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all – regardless of station, race, or creed. Among these are:
The right to a useful and remunerative job…
The right to a good education.
The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies…
The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.
The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.
The right of every family to a decent home.
The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation.
PEACE AND BE THE CANARY OF INFORMATION