We achieved independence from one sovereign country, England, only to give it all back to another multitude, the global corporate plutocracy that is ruining us all.
We have a constitutional democracy, though it has been completely overtaken by corruption by way of lobbyists.
But we still have 300 million citizens and a beautiful country filled with unimaginable natural and intellectual resources. We’re still in the game, and we can win.
Here’s a good place to start: buy only American. And encourage Americans to begin to make and sell the things that we now buy from foreign soil. You say it will cost more? What costs more than losing your job, or seeing your fellow Americans loose their jobs, their benefits, their sanity? And when the jobs go, revenue goes and everyone suffers. Have you noticed?
Buy only American and encourage Americans to begin to make those things we now buy from overseas. Let us buy steel once again from Pittsburgh. Let us buy oil only from American sources. Cotton? From the South? Clothing? From wherever it can be made in this country.
Some say that we can topple the global corporate plutocracy, and take down the awful bankers in the process, if we make a run on the banks and pull our money. But Bernacke will only fill the hole with more printed dollars. It would be like withdrawing your hand from a bucket of water: no trace of your absence would be left behind.
But we could topple the global corporate plutocracy, and begin to reconstitute this great country, if we made for each other and supported each other. For those resources that are in short supply, bring in our entrepreneurs! We’re a very smart country; we’ll find a way to fix, repair, and create what we need. We’ve made a mansion out of a matchbox before. We can do it again.
And once our country gets humming again, on its own steam and with the power of its own people, we can turn our attention to Washington, D.C. There’s a lot of work yet to be done there. But before we can drain the swamp in Washington, we have to weaken its source: global corporate/banking plutocrats that, like a cancer, are destroying the lives of those they feed upon.