Reply to: Pete Peterson’s “Fix the Debt” Astroturf Supergroup Detailed in New Online Resource at PetersonPyramid.org
Lisa, it's a great idea to have insightful information about the Astroturf elitist group 'Fix the Debt' and to provide revealing information on Peterson and his ruling-elite cohorts by exposing their schemes under the punchy title, "PetersonPyramid" --- all of that is very instructive and constructive in and of itself.
Having applauded you for that however, forming an increasingly large number of different specific 'issues' web-sites, and separately funded vehicles for addressing the constantly growing number of ruling-elite schemes may not be the best way to aggregate real action against the better-funded ruling elite.
In order to attract, energize, and leverage a significant number of concerned citizens against such ruling-elite 'symptom problems' like; austerity schemes, the sequestration scam, growing gun violence, Global Warming, PR propaganda, ALEC infection of state legislatures, vast inequalities of income and wealth, drone assassinations, spying, lying, looting, wars, torture, etc., etc., etc. ---- it would make more effective use of citizen attention and action (and would certainly focus the limited funding of citizen groups) to employ a common narrative and collective theme that can be used to pull together ---- rather than separate ---- the energies, actions, funds, and efforts of as wide a base of citizens as possible against the much more wealthy, powerful, and focused aggressive forces of the ruling-elite tip of that pyramid of Empire.
For example the PetersonPyramid of Empire, would reinforce rather than divide and conquer citizens' understanding, funding, truthful information, and action against the overall schemes, shocks, and attacks of the ruling-elite pyramid of Empire --- while continuing to educate, engender, and enhance the power of people against the Empire of the Elite.
Lisa, I really respect, applaud, and congratulate your great efforts through The Center for Media and Democracy (and all your other sub-groups and sub-web-sties) for attacking the elitist enemy on all fronts ---- but there is some lack of 'force concentration' in having such a wide, disaggregated, stretched, and necessarily unfocused attack strategy that distributes these separate efforts. BTW, the same can be said of Amy Goodman's fine "Democracy Now" TV show, and many principled left/progressive traditional and web publications like; CommonDreams, truthdig, The Nation, Op Ed News, etc., etc., etc. --- which all try to address all the 'symptom problems' that this not fully diagnosed, understood, exposed, or revealed ruling-elite Empire causes.
While such a well intended, but broad-brush and dissipated attack strategy against the common enemy of the people is certainly interesting for a minority of activists (myself included) to read daily about in a large number of web-sites, the dispersed nature of these multiple web-sites (of which The Center for Media and Democracy is a key example) spreads attention, thoughts, funding, and actions perhaps too broadly to seriously 'take-on' the focused efforts, propaganda, and funding of the ruling-elites' single Empire of deceptive effort in splitting, dividing, and conquering the honest and principled left/progressive forces.
We are only held hostage by their disguised ruling-elite Empire because it is able to remain hidden, camouflaged, disguised and unrecognized --- and thus able to get away with its deceitful posing as a normal and acceptable
democratic Republic --- when, in fact, it is a disguised Global EMPIRE.
Merely shining light on this vampire of the ruling-elite EMPIRE will focus the combined forces of the people, breach its defensive camouflage, and will kill it in an instant!.
Best luck and love to the fast expanding 'Occupy Empire' educational and revolutionary movement against this deceitful, guileful, disguised EMPIRE, which can't so easily be identified as wearing RedCoats, Red Stars, nor funny looking Nazi helmets ---- quite yet!
Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
Violent/'Vichy' Rel 2.0
We don't merely have a gun/fear problem, or a 'Fiscal Cliff' problem,
or an expanding wars problem, or a 'drone assassinations' problem, or a
vast income & wealth inequality problem, or a Wall Street 'looting'
problem, or a Global Warming and environmental death-spiral problem, or a domestic tyranny NDAA FISA spying problem, or, or, or, or .... ad
nauseum --- we have a hidden EMPIRE cancerous tumor which is the prime
CAUSE of all these 'symptom problems'.
Reply to: After Attacking Kwanzaa, WI Senator Moves on to Attacking Renewable Energy -- with Help from ALEC
This idiot would be a laughingstock but for the fact that enough people with a similar lack of brains and information voted this idiot into office. How such as him can win amazes me, but as PT Barnum pointed out a sucker is born every minute. His voters, Sarah Palin and himself may make up 1/2 a WORKING brain, but I doubt it.
Reply to: Scott Walker Dropped the Bomb Two Years Ago Today and Wisconsin’s Economy Is still Shattered
Bravo Billirubin, you have summed it up most eloquently! I too am well educated but underemployed and have had to, as you say, "cobble together disparate jobs that may or may not fit my skills, and have become a scrapper."
Your entire post describes exactly what I feel and where I am.
Reply to: ALEC Bills in Wisconsin
So, I'm too busy this morning to go off on a lengthy political diatribe, so I'm keeping it short and shallow.
Did anyone else notice in the photos of the Fitzgerald, both of them have this look on their face, like they are trying hard as hell to do real, honest, actual smiles, but the black in their hearts is overriding everything. It's almost like they are terrified that their face(s) would crack and bleed like chapped lips if they put on a sincere, ear to ear, shite-eatin-grin.
Acid test to know if you are truly, despicably evil....
When positive emotions cause you pain.
Reply to: Climate Change Rally Largest in U.S. History
16 hours on a bus? Good for you G'ma! Does that mean you are a neighbor from the mid-west? I suffered from asthma for the first time in my life as an adult when I moved near a coal burning plant and never made the connection until my G'ma explained it to me.