We must honor the hard-working men and women everywhere every day. In America, our government no longer values its people. We must stand up for each other against the elites and oligarchs who have bought and sold our legislators, and who are often the authors and architects of our legislation.
"The most powerful corporation becomes helpless when its workers stop working, when its customers refuse to buy its products. The strike, the boycott, the refusal to serve, the ability to paralyze the functioning of a complex social structure -- these remain potent weapons against the most fearsome state or corporate power."
- Howard Zinn
It is time to stop begging and start demanding.
Online petitions that disappear after signed, incessantly phoning your legislators with no response and no results, even voting every cycle is an example of Americans begging for the cold, leftover table scraps of the elites that we've become so accustomed to.
When you stop buying and consuming, you exercise real power. When you can affect the bottom line of a corporation, or the personal wealth of a gluttonous capitalist like Jeff Bezos, you are hitting the enemy where they live: in their wallets. that is when they start to pay attention.
When you take to the streets, you create fear, uncertainty and doubt for the puppetmasters and their marionettes.
Those who insist that direct citizen action "doesn't work" must be reminded of our past history. No politician has ever "given" us anything without a fight. Nothing we have achieved as citizens would ever have been successful without those who fought on the streets. Tell them to look up the Civil Rights Movement, the Labor Movement, and the Suffragette Movement for starters.
There is only one reason to take action and one demand necessary. The 2018 midterms broke the bank, costing a record-setting $5.7 billion. How much will be required for the 2020 general election?
It is time for direct citizen action to:
Get the money out of our election and legislative process:
We recognize that none of the following can be addressed until the money is out, but here is a broad (but not complete) list of what must be addressed: