Friday, March 05, 2010

The Alternative

It's time we talked about THE most important issue in U.S. politics. The one responsible for President Obama hiring Rham Emanuel and following the Clinton DLC playbook, in direct opposition to his campaign rhetoric of meaningful change from the past. It is responsible for the obstructionism of the Republicans and the wavering cowardice of many Democrats. Indeed pretty much all the evil inherent in our current government policies directly flows from this. The only way to get change we can believe in is to get the corrupting influence of money out of the system. And to head off at the pass the Supreme Court majority's attempt to return to the Gilded Age of robber baron debauchery.

The Fair Elections Now Act is a start. I have my qualms about asking a drug addict to eridicate drug abuse. But it's a start at least. I wonder if anything short of a constitutional amendment will get it done. But this is a start. Please check out this website and do what you can to make democracy responsive to something other than dollars.

Fair Elections Now


Black Diaspora said...

I will check out the link, and get involved.

Isn't it strange that we grace our money with the motto, "In God We Trust," and then use that money to finance corruption, wars, and various systems to bilk the people of their hard-earned money?

Ernesto said...

Thank you, sister BD. As for the motto on our money...

"A bible in one hand and a bag of gold in the other"; one of the ways the robber barons and their ilk were described during the days of Manifest Destiny (which never really ended).