US Workers Take to Streets Over Wages!

WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!!

uniteNow more than ever the American workers need to unite and fight against the ruthless predatory powers that be for a decent wage. For far too long American workers have been exploited and it is time to STAND UP. American workers have been little more than SERFS for the past 10 years and the GROSS LACK of action by that absolutely WORTHLESS body called “Congress” proves it beyond any shadow of doubt.

Fact is it is impossible to live on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour without also being on public assistance. All of our politicians claim they want to cut public assistance roles so why don’t they raise minimum wage so people can earn a descent living without being on such assistance? It’s because they are NOT serious about public assistance “reform” as it keeps the American worker in a state of servitude and that is exactly where the elites wish to keep us. SERFS!

The federal minimum wage today of $7.25 is worth LESS today than it was in 1968 when adjusted for inflation. That is absolutely ASTOUNDING! The federal minimum wage has not increased since 2009 and that is equally astounding considering the HUGE price increases we’ve seen over the past 6 years in terms of food, rent, gasoline, and all other costs of living.

Some states have taken it beyond themselves to raise state minimum wage to at least $12 per hour but that doesn’t happen until 2020 which is FOUR YEARS FROM NOW! Why is this state min wage not taking effect NOW? Again…..SERFDOM! Exploitation of the working poor! And this $12 per hour falls short of what many workers have been demanding which is $15 per hour. Continue reading

THE SERF’S REVOLT!!! Global REVOLT against the New World Order!

The first rumblings of the working class being fed up with the New World Order as set forth and promised by POTUS Bush, Sr. began to arise in the Middle East during the so called “Arab Spring.” That was Part 1 and now Part 2 has begun with the British vote to leave the European Union effective ASAP. Part of this Part 2 also is the rise of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump whose rapid rise up the American political ladder no one predicted. Surely, we thought, Trump would never come anywhere close to gaining a real chance for the GOP nomination BUT we were WRONG! And what is the meaning of all this? It is simply that the working poor on the planet are SICK AND TIRED of the global elites and their globalization! The common man and woman are REJECTING the elitist Corporatist plan!! Well…..IT’S ABOUT TIME!

protestor-san-cristobalWorkers have come to feel left out in the cold as they’ve watched their jobs go overseas, their income decline, prices rise, and a forced global “diversity” in which we are supposed to be accepting of anybody and everybody no matter what. Workers have grown increasingly anxious over forced rapid integration of foreign products and people into their lives. They’ve grown not only anxious but outright ANGRY over the loss of national borders, language, and culture. The elites might view themselves as “global citizens” but the common working man and woman in the West DOES NOT!

A growing sense of political helplessness among the common folk has contributed strongly to these feelings of resentment towards the global elites. Increasingly workers have come to KNOW that their leaders no longer respond to concerns of the common people and this realization has only served to anger the common masses even MORE!

Populist Uprisings are now the call of the day as Brexit (Britain’s exist from the EU) just proved and as, most likely, the November 2016 POTUS election will also prove. The common working people are sick of the status quo in the West. They are tired of being treated as 2nd class citizens! They want their country BACK wherever they live and out of the hands of the globalists!

Racial tensions and political polarization have contributed to the growing discontent of the masses. What we are now seeing is the beginnings of the Rise of POPULISM and that has got the Corporatist elites running scared. It’s about time! These globalists have manipulated economies to their own personal advantage and gain while the common folk have paid the price in terms of job loss, insecurity, and poverty! The common people DO NOT want to be “citizens of the world”!! The common people DO NOT want to live in borderless states! The common people DO NOT want to be a part of the globalist plan!! Now the common people in the West are driving those points home as yesterday’s vote in the UK to leave the EU cost the globalists BILLIONS of dollars in financial losses! Continue reading

Sanders Explains Democratic Socialism

Sanders1Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont appeared in New Hampshire and answered voters there who question just exactly what Democratic Socialism is.  Sanders refers to himself as a Democratic Socialist and Independent but he is running on the Democratic ticket for the 2016 presidential race.

Appearing in NH yesterday a voter told Sanders, “I come from a generation where that’s (Socialism) is a pretty radical term.  We think of socialism (as) communism.  Can you explain to us exactly what it is?”.  Sanders responded by answering, “If we go to some countries, what they will have is health care for all as a right.  I believe in that.  They will have paid family and medical leave.  I believe in that.  They will have a much stronger childcare system than we have, which is affordable for working families.  I believe in that.”  Sanders is still planning a major speech in which he will explain Democratic Socialism in the near future.

Sanders went on to say that what he means by “Democratic Socialism” one must look to the Scandinavian countries which have a much lower rate of childhood poverty.  They also have a fairer tax system, he continued, “that guarantees the basic necessities of life to working people.”  Sanders then stated, “Essentially what I mean by that (Democratic Socialism) is creating a government that works for working families, rather than the kind of government we have today which is largely owned and controlled by wealthy individuals and large corporations.”

Sanders was criticized by opponent Hillary Clinton on this issue during the last debate but he noted that countries that have Democratic Socialist governments tend to have higher voter turnout and” more vigorous democracies.”  That’s true and, just to be fair, I must note that Scandinavia also has one of the highest income tax rates in the world.

Today in America our government is in fact largely owned and controlled by people with wealth and large international corporations.  Congress no longer represents the common working people on Main Street but, instead, it represents the financial tycoons on Wall Street, sadly.  These individuals and corporations are who I classify as “Corporatist.”

President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us of the growing Military-Industrial Complex.  What has turned out to be is the Military-Industrial-Banking Complex which is even worse than Eisenhower imagined back in the 50s.  The financial bailouts of banks such as Goldman-Sachs and AIG which we were told were “to big to fail” was nothing short of the sacking of the US Treasury by these financial gangsters!  To big to fail?  Excuse me but when you are in business you are NOT to big to fail.  You either make it or you close your doors!  Congress was frightened into approving the bailouts.  Actually, Congress was threatened by these Wall Street gangsters who told them that if they didn’t approve the bailouts there would be riots and Marshal Law in the streets of America!  That’s when these gangsters should have been arrested and jailed!  But, the Bush Jr administration did nothing, as usual.  Why not?  Because that administration was in league with the gangsters and I strongly suspect the current administration is as well.  Oh yes, Barack Obama went into the Oval Office thinking he’d make big changes.  You remember, “Change we can believe in.”  But then, it didn’t take Obama long to figure out who is REALLY running things in this nation today and it is NOT the POTUS or Congress.  It is, in fact, the super rich and international corporations!

As Sanders has pointed out we DO need a government that works for (and represents once again) the working people of America.  Right now the Dems and GOP have pretty much got it all tied up nicely and, honestly, it doesn’t matter which party wins come 2016 because whoever is the victor will be a Corporatist and if they aren’t they soon will be.  Bribes work miracles in politics!

The way I see it is NOTHING is going to change after 2016 as long as we maintain the status quo in this nation.  The super rich and international corporations will continue their game at the expense of the working people in America.  They will continue to PROFIT at any cost while the common working man and woman continue to struggle even more just to make ends meet. And that is a crock of SHIT in my opinion!!

Already we are seeing these bastards rip us off more and more.  Remember when Obama said “Americans can do with less”?  Well he meant it and we see it now on our grocery store shelves.  Smaller packages but prices that are the same or higher.  Prices are NOT lower!  So we are paying more for less and that’s what Obama meant when he made that comment.  And utility prices?  Don’t even get me started and if we allow these gangsters to institute carbon taxes on us we are REALLY going to be taken to the cleaners as we’ll be paying phenomenal prices for heating, cooling, etc. Where does this all stop America?  When do the American people stand up, take to the streets, and send the message loud and clear that we are sick of this SHIT and we aren’t going to take it anymore!?

A government that works for the working people instead of the Fascist Corporatist wealthy and corporations?  That’s nothing new.  In fact, it is a RETURN to what America is SUPPOSE to be as set forth by our founding fathers.  Personally, I think Sanders is about our only hope.  In looking at all of the other candidates, Dem and GOP alike, I see CORPORATIST on their faces!  We DON’T need any more of them!  What we need is a POTUS that WILL return us to a government that works for We The People and ends the ABSOLUTE FARCE that we call government today!

To learn more about what Democratic Socialists believe and DO NOT believe you can go to the Democratic Socialists of America website at:

http://www.dsausa.org/

 

References:

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2015/10/31/sanders-explains-self-description-as-democratic-socialist/74934454/

 

Can Sanders Win?

Andy Borowitz writing in The New Yorker says Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders can’t win the 2016 election because his record of integrity disqualifies him from the White House.  He says there is a key feature in American politics that makes a person of integrity “ineligible for the White House.”  Borowitz points out that the US political system has installed several “safeguards” over the past decades to keep someone with independence and backbone OUT of the WH!  Further, due to Sanders’ failure to become a member of either of the two major US political parties (Sanders is an Independent and avowed Democratic Socialist) has excluded him from the “network of cronyism and backroom deals which is required in our system to be elected.  Additionally, Sanders is also disqualified from being POTUS because he is not beholden to major corporate interests or investment banks.  In other words, in order to get elected in this nation today you must be CORRUPT, SLEAZY, and the puppet of major corporations and/or banks!  If you are none of these things then you’ll never occupy the WH.

Borowitz’s article also points out that Sanders has alienated the super rich and is unable to raise the $1 billion required for a successful presidential campaign.  Sanders has consistently attacked the super rich demanding they be forced to pay their fair share of taxes and he’s consistently called for a redistribution of income as well as more labor unions and tighter banking rules.  Apparently, the present US political system has been set up over the past few decades to keep people like Bernie Sanders OUT of the presidency and, sadly, that system seems to work perfectly.

Read Borowitz’s full article here:

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/integrity-disqualifies-sanders-white-house

Sanders et al yesterday proposed a bill in the Senate to make it easier for workers to form and join labor unions.  That’s sure to not go over well with the Corporatist.  Corporate profits are at an all time high right now and, in contrast, worker wages are at an all time LOW.  And that’s just the way the Corporatist want it.  American workers have been exploited to the peak!  The last thing Corporatist want is an organized and unionized workforce in America because that would mean an average of 27% higher wages for them and a similar decline in corporate profits.

Read the full article on this at:

https://www.rt.com/usa/317837-bernie-sanders-pro-union-reforms/

The sad fact is this nation will never have a president of integrity like Sanders because the current political system is so corrupt it is beyond repair and it has now been designed to keep people like Sanders out of the presidency.  Sadly, these facts only prove what many of us already believe, that is, We The People no longer elect our public servants.  Corporate and Banking America do!  And it further proves that our elected representatives no longer in fact represent WE The People but WALL STREET!!  But here’s the saddest thing of all. All this proves beyond any doubt that America has now gone down into the CESSPOOL even moreso than most of us thought!  If Bernie Sanders does manage to get elected as POTUS it would not only be a political miracle but a BLESSING for Americans and the world.  That is, it would be a victory for the common folk, we who struggle daily on Main Street.  And TAT IS EXACTLY WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN before our great nation and people are sent down the cesspool even further!!

 

 

Pope Calls for Global REVOLUTION!!

Pope Francis has called for a global revolution to save and fix the earth and the global “perverse” economy!!  If you’re thinking he is calling for an armed revolt think again.  The Pope is calling for a global CULTURAL REVOLUTION in order to correct the world’s “structurally perverse” economic system by which the rich exploit the poor to no end and with the result being the wholesale turning of our planet into an “immense pile of filth.”  Amen to that!!

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

The Pope stated his position in the latest Papal Manifesto aimed at spurring that highly CORRUPT body known as the UN into taking action in the areas of climate change, domestic politics, and everyday life in general.  Regarding climate change the Pope blames it on an unfair, fossil fuel based industrial model that he says harms the poor the most.  In the manifesto he urges ALL PEOPLE of ALL FAITHS or NO faith to experience an awakening to save God’s creation for our future generations.

What the Pope’s Manifesto is, is essentially an indictment against the global Fascist Corporatists and those who like to claim there’s nothing wrong with our global climate.  Pope Francis said that half-way measures simply delay the looming disaster on a global scale.  He said we need to “redefine” our “notion of progress.”  The manifesto is the first Papal encyclical on the environment.  It is being hailed as a game changer in getting people to think about our impact on the environment and our global economic system which is nothing short of a system of exploitation of the poor and working classes.  Of course the Corporatist fossil fuel energy system was quick to criticize the manifesto saying that “energy is the essential building block of the modern world.”  Sadly, I think they’ve missed the point as usual. What is being called for is NOT the elimination of energy and the throwing back of the human race into the Stone Age but a revamping of what we use to produce energy such as changing from fossil fuels to energies like solar, water, wind, etc.  Also being called for is a redistribution of wealth and an end to the rich exploiting the poor and working classes at every turn. Continue reading

Bernie Sanders Pulls off a Big Surprise!…AGAIN

Sanders1Democratic presidential candidate and Democratic Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont pulled off a big surprise over the weekend in Wisconsin.  In a straw poll Sanders walked away with 41% of the vote while Hillary Clinton just barely won a victory!  Clinton ended up with 49% of the vote at the Wisconsin Democratic Party Convention.  VP Joe Biden and Gov O’Malley received 3% of the vote.

Senator Sanders has been drawing large donations and large crowds since announcing his candidacy for the Democratic 2016 presidential nomination.  He has drawn large crowds in Iowa, New Hampshire, and now Wisconsin.  Since announcing his candidacy  about two weeks ago he has consistently risen in polls against Clinton. People across America are figuring out that Clinton is NOT what she is trying to pretend to be.  What she is is a Corporatist backed by big money from corporate donations.  Sanders’ donations have primarily come from individuals at the grass roots level, in contrast.  Clinton remains the favorite, however, of the corporations but, apparently, she is not the victorious favorite of the people down on Main Street.  Clinton also has the Benghazi Affair hanging over her head from when she was Secretary of State, an affair that resulted in the death in Libya of a sitting US Ambassador, Chris Stevens, and other Americans.  It appears that the Ambassadors pleas for US military assistance at the time went unheard by Clinton’s state dept.

Sanders is also showing signs of picking up voters in Massachusetts which is the state which Senator Elizabeth Warren comes from.  Warren is a favorite among liberal Democrats and has been asked to run for the presidential nomination but has refused.  Apparently, she wants no part of the hornet nest but Sanders and Warren are EXACTLY what America needs in our opinion.

People are saying Sanders has no chance of winning the nomination and no chance of winning the presidency. However, it appears all those people just might be WRONG!  Sanders has consistently pulled off surprise after surprise and it is beginning to appear that Sanders indeed has a chance of winning both.  The American people are tired of the SOS just as Sanders has repeatedly said.  They want change in the status quo that was promised by President then Candidate Barack Obama but was never delivered.  MOST Americans know how corrupt our country is.  MOST Americans know how most of our politicians are on the take and owned by corporations.  MOST Americans realize their elected representatives in Congress no longer represent them but corporate interests instead. And MOST Americans have figured out that our Republic has become an Oligarchy run by Fascist Corporatists!  The American people are NOT AS STUPID as the losers in DC think!!

Source:

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/wisconsin-straw-poll-surprise-a-narrow-clinton-win-118727.html

 

MLK — A Time to Break Silence

On 4 April 1967 Dr Martin Luther King gave his first major public address regarding the war in Vietnam.  The address was delivered to laity and clergy at Riverside Church in NYC.  Sadly, he delivered this address only one year prior to his assassination.  In the address, commonly known as “Beyond Vietnam,” Dr King spoke out harshly against the war.  Many civil rights leaders at the time condemned him for his comments as they thought his comments would hurt their cause.  His words angered President Lyndon B. Johnson at the time to the point that Johnson revoked an invitation to the White House for Dr King.  MLK once said, “The calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak.  We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but WE MUST SPEAK.”

MLKDr King began his address by pointing to statements made by an organization of clergy and laymen concerned about the war.  He referenced one statement in particular which said, “A time comes when silence is betrayal.”  Dr King said that time had come for us in relation to the war in Vietnam but it is just as applicable today in light of the present state of our nation.  The silence of the masses of Americans has come to betrayal!  No longer can we afford to be silent as we watch the Corporatist pillage our nation economically and in terms of basic human rights!  We The People MUST break our silence and SPEAK OUT in an effort to end this wholesale destruction of our nation and our society for the sake of PROFIT for the FEW!  Many of us wish to THINK we are “patriotic” but just how patriotic is it to be silent when you sit and watch the destruction of America and American society?  That’s NOT patriotic at all.  That’s BETRAYAL!  And that is exactly what Dr King was talking about because that is what many Americans were doing in the days of the Vietnam War.

Dr King went on to say that the mission to speak out is a “most difficult one.”  He said, “Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government’s policy…”.  Sadly, in America today we have an increasing system of Corporatism in which and through which government that is suppose to represent the people is used, instead, to do the bidding of the corporations.  Government policy is becoming more and more bent towards the corporations and less and less towards the common American living on Main Street.  We all know this because it is a truth within us that eats at us many times but, yet, we are reluctant to speak out, stand up, and oppose just as Dr King pointed out.  He went on to note that the human spirit does not move without “great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought…”.  Again, his words rang true and still ring true today.  We Americans have become a reluctant people.  A people perhaps with too much comfort and certainly a people with far too much apathy.  Instead, conformist thought is embraced because we have deemed it too risky, too difficult, to speak out and oppose the greedy Corporatists who now own and control our nation.  Sadly, conformism has never gotten a people anywhere worthy.  In fact, conformism has usually ended with the end of a people and the end of a nation.  Our spirits have been dulled and even quenched by our entertainments and we have become far to concerned about our cell phones and to less concerned about the plight of our fellow human being and our children! Is it any wonder Americans are so apathetic and lethargic to the issues that REALLY matter?  Not really.   Continue reading