How Do We Kill a Political System That Is Being Bought & Won’t Die on Its Own?


Cenk Uygur

Host of The Young Turks

“How To Regain Our Democracy

Declaration of Independence

“Our politicians are bought. Everyone knows it. Conservatives know it just as much as liberals do. And libertarians have probably known it all along. The Democrats are bought and the Republicans even more so. They don’t represent us. They represent their donors. We have taxation without representation. Our democracy is in serious trouble.

We must regain our ability to make a difference, to have our votes count. Right now, corporate interests and special interests dominate our politics because they can spend unlimited money. Unfortunately, in this current system money speaks louder than words. The pen might be mightier than the sword, but the checkbook is far mightier than the pen. In the congressional races in 2008, the candidate who had more money won more than 93% of the time. Our representatives don’t serve us; they serve the people who pay them — their corporate funders.

So, how can we change that?” Click here to read entire article. on HuffPost.

WHY DON’T REPUBLICANS HAVE A POSITIVE POV?


COL. M. KADHAFI, FORMER DICTATOR OF LIBYA, IS DEAD


THE “MAD DOG OF THE MIDDLE EAST” IS DEAD

MUAMMAR KADDAFI

JUNE 7, 1942 – OCTOBER 20, 2011

Would a President Bachmann Admit She Judges Gays? What Deception! 1


Michele Bachmann thinks she’ll believed if she just repeats catch phrases

over and over and…

(with her “Bette Davis Eyes”!)

Bachmann: What happens in Vegas…Did she mean her “date” with Wayne Newton?


Mother of 23 children in hugfest with Las Vegas lothario.

Hey, Marcus, check yo woman!

BLACK PEOPLE, NEVER FORGET OUR AMAZING OBAMA VICTORY: LET’S DO IT AGAIN IN 2012!


BLACK PEOPLE, REPUBLICANS (WHITE) ARE TRYING TO NULLIFY YOUR VOTE IN THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

LOOK OUT FOR GROUPS THAT WILL HELP YOU GET A

PHOTO ID TO BE ABLE TO VOTE

YOU/WE HAVE ONLY 13 MONTHS ‘TIL WE ELECT OBAMA AGAIN!

Countdown with Keith …: Worst Persons: Mitch McConnell, Nikki


I miss “Worst Persons” on my local cable. I’m glad it lives on and I can catch it on YouTube.  ‘Worst People’ Must Be Identified and Outed! Thanks to Keith Olbermann!

WORLD WAITS FOR NTC PRESS CONFERENCE


Libya on the Brink of Official Announcement 2


“Libyan fighters say they have entered the last area held by Gadhafi loyalists in his hometown of Sirte.

National Transitional Council fighters say they are still battling pockets of resistance in one part of Sirte.

The council has said it will officially declare Libya liberated when Sirte falls.

NTC fighters toppled Gadhafi’s nearly 42-year-old government in August after six months of battles. Gadhafi’s location remains unknown.” [CNN]

Republicans: The Dismantling of America 1


Could it be?  Republicans put democrats to shame when it comes to speaking as a group–with the  same talking points–using the same phrasing.  They have hoodwinked enough voters to turn so many state legislatures republican with republican governors.  Gov. Walker (R-WI) is still in charge in spite of great efforts to dethrone him.  As reported before, he seeks–or by now has–the power to dismantle local government and sell off public assets to his friends.  Gov. Jan Brewer is so strapped for cash that she is selling off her prisons to a powerful prison industry.  Republican governors do have budget problems, but, it is unconscionable that they are cutting education: schools as well as teachers et als. [Speaking of education, how can America hope to dominate the world–as it once did–in math, science, inventions and higher education with the schools we have  today?] Think of Governor Christie (R-NJ) and intone “Dixie.” The saddest thing is that we

Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)

witness how republicans are using their new power to take the vote away from blacks and young adults. Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) has successfully instituted picture ID for voting knowing that older blacks in her state have few such means of identification. [Note: Governor Haley’s roots are from India, a country of brown people!]  Can you believe this?  Some republican congressmen are charging their constituents for personal audiences.  Republican candidates for office run from reporters slipping out back doors and refuse to appear on TV and let the public see them be interviewed by the Fourth Estate (which will be redundant in the new society).

Republicans are quick to mouth that democrats want to fight class warfare. Well, republicans are doing something worse: They are dismantling our society.  Little by little they are reducing our society into two classes:  (1) The Royal Class of millionaires and billionaires who have all the land, real estate and money and (2) The peasants who work for them. We witness former tenants living in tent cities in this day and age.  (Sounds like reverse history from our mother country, doesn’t it?)  What promises of royal peerage have been made to the Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and Eric Cantor? Don’t the Tea Party and those earning under $200,000 realize that eventually they will be lumped in with us other peasants.  Republicans already edit (read that censor) textbooks in Texas and then send them around the nation. [Note: The Governor in Texas is Rick Perry (R).  One day public housing will consist of  worker cottages…or, God, no: Slave quarters? For generations urban and rural blacks have been living in sub-standard housing and have depended on charity from the privileged class.  Young blacks probably won’t go to see “The Help” because it shows how employment used to be for Negroes post slavery and Jim Crow.  I shudder to think about an all republican dominated America.  Will the royals accept rich blacks into their circle or will racism still persist? I expect that black and white serfs will get along.  Any slaves will be black, of course!

The professional class will be obliterated.  Little need for lawyers and stock brokers.  Wealth will be concentrated into the few republicans who have grabbed the most power in America!  We will probably revert to an agrarian society where peasants till the land, husband the crops and feed Miss Ann and Mr. Charlie. [Terms borrowed from the 1950s when my grandfather was a “yardman.” Who’d heard of landscaping?] Oh, there will be doctors, bankers and judges and a few other professionals, like estate managers…and slave drivers.

One good thing that might happen among the peasant class is a return to God.  I remember reading about the importance of the church to slaves (when allowed)  and which was used to keep them suppressed.  The church gave hope and a reason for living.  Ironically, reading The Bible led to education of the slave class in America which led to racial equality in society… so to speak.

Who knows, before our society collapses into backwardness, China and Japan may have foreclosed on everything or moved in and conquered us.

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