"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 is merely a symptom of a corrupt, fascist system whose puppeteers believe in elite privilege, corporate rule, and dog-eat-dog competition that destroys families and communities. Unless we overthrow this corrupt system, there will be more Donald Trumps in our future. 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 agree with the specific tactics necessary to effect a real transformation of our government. 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, coal miners, and even the retired and unemployed -- to join us in a two-day show of General Strike solidarity on September 3 and 4, 2018. 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. Although we believe momentum is building, our May Day strike created barely a ripple in the pond. We must take a stand that the Elites feel, and to do that we must hit them where they hurt: Right in their profits. One day of NOBODY serving the elites in any capacity would send a message that would resonate throughout the nation, even the world.
It is not merely a day without Immigrants. It is not merely a day without Women. It should be a day without all of us, a day of true solidarity, standing shoulder to shoulder for the common good.
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