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Bruce E. Levine: 3 Things That Must Be Done....

By Remy Benoit

At AlterNet 3 Things That Must Happen for Us to Rise Up and Defeat Corporatocracy.

Reading the comments, it is interesting to see how quickly folks come to argue about religion, etc.
The real issue is, real people, real democracy.
When was the last time you saw a corporation, a so-called "person", cry over the loss of a job, or a home, or both?

We don't need candidates who want to take us back to 1900; we want candidates who actually speak for the people, not the corporations. We need candidates who will stand up and say, 'This is what is happening; these are the people with agendas to keep you down; to destroy the future for you and your children to line their own coffers.

Yet another time we just must say no to certain people, and those are the ones who are not living in sync with the very substance of what this country is about. When the U.S. was founded, critics said she would fail; she hasn't, unless today, this very day, we say NO to bought elections, to lobbyists, to Congressional pensions, Congressional health plans, Congressional unending terms, and corporte "personhood".

We must seek truth, we must demand truth from our journalists. We must build community funded co-ops; we must, indeed, grow Victory Gardens, even if they are on high rise balconies. Make this year's fashion statement by wearing last year's clothes, by driving last year's car. If corporations want to really function as American firms then they must concern themselves with the good of all of us. JUST SAY NO MORE LIES. We need a new CCC, a new WPA to rebuild our infra-structure, to create jobs that will benefit all. When was the last time you heard a corporation, even one making millions on wars, express any concern for our veterans?

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. Thomas Jefferson

This Labor Day let the voice of labor be heard across the nation. Send faxes, send e-mails to the White House and the Congress. Let them know your constructive thoughts. We are American and we can work through this together peacefully and constructively for the good of all.

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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