"Reform will come, and only come, through the building of mass movements and alternative centers of power that can overthrow -- let me repeat that word for Homeland Security -- overthrow the corporate state. If we fail to sever these chains, we will become like the many who did not rise up in time to save their civil society's human chattel. This means we too must defy the law and engage in civil disobedience." - Chris Hedges
America is in a desperate state, and it is not just because of Donald Trump. Our problems are bigger than any one man. He and Hillary Clinton are merely symptoms of a corrupt system whose puppeteers believe in elite privilege, corporate rule, and dog-eat-dog competition that destroys families and communities. Unless we overthrow this corporate state. the people's needs will never be served. Make no mistake about it. This behavior isn't limited to the GOP. For decades we've watched the total disintegration of the Democratic Party into a corrupt, festering cesspool of unbridled power, dirty money, and even fraudulent elections.
There is no real difference between the Democrats and the Republicans now. There is only the illusion of real choice. Before we can make any real substantive changes, we must face these facts and stop believing in false narratives. While we may not all agree ideologically, we can all agree that this government no longer serves the needs of the majority of Americans. It serves only the needs of the wealthiest. We also recognize that we must band together in this battle for the common good.
To this end, we ask all American workers -- nurses and other healthcare workers, farmers, doctors, police, firefighters, bartenders, auto workers, steel workers, dock workers, truck drivers, teachers, civil servants -- to begin a dialogue with one another. Are you satisfied with this country? Are you forced to make choices between food, housing and medication every month? Are you unhappy about the constant state of endless war? Do you think it's fair for you to have to worry about your health care from administration to administration? If you can relate, please join #BecomeUngovernable to build momentum for general strikes and consumer boycotts. Voting is useless in a system that has been bought and sold by the elites. We can only make real change if we choose to stand and exercise our power. We are the many. We have it. We simply must resolve to take a stand.
We are being distracted by the corrupt duopoly and its puppetmasters. They are trying to co-opt the people's movement by parading the next group of corporate servants in front of you for votes. At the end of the day, we cannot outvote the elites. Our voices cannot compete with their money. We must resolve to make a stand.
When we vote, we must vote with our wallets. This is a power that cannot be taken away. We alone are responsible for making many of these men and women wealthy. We are the ones who make corporations profitable. We make them, and we can break them.
In order to build a nation that works for the common man, corporate, Wall Street and billionaire money must be removed from our electoral system and our legislative process immediately.This and this alone must be our priority because, unless this happens, no change can or will be made.
Join us in Washington, D.C. October 3-5, 2020
For three days of non-violent civil disobedience
To learn more, visit our #Ungovernables2020 Website
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