With today’s entry into the Democratic Presidential Primary of blah-blah-blah something something Deval Patrick, the last week has now officially devolved into a full-on reality show about billionaires and their cronies desperately trying to put out the fire raging in their gin-and-Beluga-caviar-soaked disco party here in the good ol’ US of A. To recap, it’s…
Only by talking about our disenchantment, our anger, our discomfort, our rage, our horror, our utter sorrow at the actions of our current government will we raise the voice of the people above its current whisper.
There are two parts to this protest. First, a National Sick-Out on Election Day: Vote, but do not go to work. Second, a Nationwide Economic Boycott or “Buy Nothing Day” on which you don’t go to restaurants or stores. Don’t shop anywhere (or as little as possible anyway).
We have to change the way we choose. Without that, we are forever at the mercy of corporate democracy and corporate media, which insists that there are only ever going to be two parties – and both parties are fairly closely aligned in their devotion to the system itself. Neither likes the idea of competition.
The outcome was predetermined. Either way, plutocracy wins, and that’s not good for anyone.