If you don’t trust the Government — you are in the majority.
By almost every conceivable measure Americans are less positive and more critical of government these days. A new Pew Research Center survey finds a perfect storm of conditions associated with distrust of government – a dismal economy, an unhappy public, bitter partisan-based backlash, and epic discontent with Congress and elected officials.
Rather than an activist government to deal with the nation’s top problems, the public now wants government reformed and growing numbers want its power curtailed. With the exception of greater regulation of major financial institutions, there is less of an appetite for government solutions to the nation’s problems – including more government control over the economy – than there was when Barack Obama first took office.
Then the article goes on to blather on about the “tea party” or what is now being seen as the right-wing fringe of the GOP and how the election in November could be used by the GOP.
Message to pollsters — there is a whole segment of the voting population who are not members of the “tea party” and we are pissed off at the elected jerks running the Government. The problem is that the people who are supposed to be working for the people are working for the corporations.
Then there is this article in “The Progressive”: Chomsky Warns of Risk of Fascism in America.
“I’m just old enough to have heard a number of Hitler’s speeches on the radio,” he said, “and I have a memory of the texture and the tone of the cheering mobs, and I have the dread sense of the dark clouds of fascism gathering” here at home.
0bama was the absolute worst person to win the White House — he is a gangster from Chicago. NO ONE raises to the top in Chicago unless he is part of the political machine. Want to bet that no one from now on will hold the office of US Senator unless he or she plays by the 0bamacrat party rules? With all money and information going through the Chicago political machine the Democrat party was effectively buried in 2008. If any “D” politician wants to raise in the ranks It will follow the 0bama party line. Which seems to be, “we need to give him more time.” (It takes time to loot the US Treasury and further trash the US Constitution.)
The Dems aren’t the the only ones who have new playing rules (or that could be the OLD play book from the Gilded era when the corporations and ultra wealthy owned politics and politicians. Those of us who study history and understand that the past hold clues to human behavior in the present can see the patterns anger, disgust emerging in the masses.
Violence is never the way to force change, especially when the government is so well-armed (with tax payer money). The “tea party” movement is running on emotions and they really don’t have any plans or a vision of the future — except they don’t like the direction this country is going.
Somehow the Government needs to be returned to the People — ALL the people and Congress needs to remember that they were elected to represent the people.
Gandhi chose the way of “non-violent civil disobedience” to bring about change.
Gandhi first employed non-violent civil disobedience while an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, during the resident Indian community’s struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he organized protests by peasants, farmers, and urban labourers concerning excessive land-tax and discrimination. After assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns to ease poverty, expand women’s rights, build religious and ethnic amity, end untouchability, and increase economic self-reliance. Above all, he aimed to achieve Swaraj or the independence of India from foreign domination. Gandhi famously led his followers in the Non-cooperation movement that protested the British-imposed salt tax with the 400 km (240 mi) Dandi Salt March in 1930. Later, in 1942, he launched the Quit India civil disobedience movement demanding immediate independence for India. Gandhi spent a number of years in jail in both South Africa and India.