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«Thinking about Revolution»

Posted by Fredsvenn den november 6, 2011

«What do we mean by the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected from 1760 – 1775, in the course of fifteen years, before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.»

-John Adams, Letter to Thomas Jefferson, August 24, 1815

Once again the time has come for revolution in America. Instead of a British king we have a ruling class of bankers and billionaires who control the government and all the important institutions of society. Despite the electoral circus and other trappings of democracy, the big shots call the tune. Politicians serve them, not us.

This dictatorship of the rich has pushed economic inequality to obscene levels, has left more and more Americans unemployed or working at jobs that pay too little, has driven homes into foreclosure, deprived families of adequate medical care, saddled young people with huge student loans, caused environmental disasters like BP in the Gulf, and sent loved ones to kill or be killed in wars based on lies. The future holds misery for the many and privilege for the few.

These and other problems are part of a system in which money is power and most people don’t have any. The powerful men and women who run our world were not elected and cannot be unelected. They can only be re-moved from power by revolution.

Thinking about Revolution

by John Spritzler and Dave Stratman

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