Anyone with a calm pulse and apathetic demeanor right now is no less insane than Trump or is irresponsible beyond all reason.
Changing our Constitution is not as radical as it sounds, and we need to recognize that ours is in dire need of revisions. Other countries – modern, developed countries – have changed their constitutions for the better and are thriving today. Failing to do so in the United States is no longer an option.
Think of it as a right-to-work-for-America law, but for politicians: We don’t like you. That’s all we need. Buh-bye.
In fact, if you look at the entire Republican/Neoliberal Democrat policy platforms, you will find that they are almost entirely about diminishing the humanity of and reducing the economic and civic power of workers below the CEO and Ownership level.
“Bus Club Members only get seats,” he says. “But don’t worry, we’ll get you where you’re going safe and sound. Just grab a handle and remain standing.”
The American economic model is that cities and regions should prostitute themselves – in a buyers’ market, no less – to get a few jobs, all in hopes that some semblance of past abundance will return to them.
Everyone is realizing that it doesn’t work – if it ever did – to ask our elected representatives to be decent, caring and compassionate. The shameless disregard of our politicians and their parties has sown seeds of discontent all across America.
There is no brutality, no unethical behavior, no vile proclamation that this administration will be shamed by. There is no LBJ in the White House. This government is shameless now and forever.
If we shut up, anywhere, anytime, just whose voice will we be listening to?
These pundits and politicians who are so cynical about efforts to resist the racist, sexist, xenophobic, oligarchical, anti-science, anti-intellectual and repressive policies of this government are the Grima Wormtongues of the world, endlessly whispering into our ears their corrosive advice to surrender, or to wait, or to just walk away from confrontation.
Disruptive displays, disruptive acts, disruptive efforts are absolutely required in order to fight injustice. Why? Because disruptive public acts – and there are plenty to choose from – show that individuals and large groups of individuals are openly advocating protest. These are the things that inspire others to action.
We must be the better example ourselves. Improving the cultural and political dialogue is entirely on us.