Thursday, January 21, 2010

Goodbye Democracy--Hello Fascism!

Kiss democracy goodbye! By a 5-4 decision, the conservative Supreme Court justices have ruled that coprorations are entitled to the same rights as real people, rolling back restrictions on corporate spending on political campaigns. Corporations now control our government. They control both political parties, and have killed healthcare reform and will kill financial reform and legislation to save our environment from their pollution.

Welcome to fascism, brought to you by the Republican Party, and their corporate allies in the Democratic Party and the corporate controlled media. When will the American people wake up and take back our government?

I agree with many of the "tea party" protesters, but they have been duped into supporting the corporatocracy (e.g, insurance companies). The enemy is not "big government," it is government owned and controlled by the corporate rich. If tea-baggers would like to join us on the left and protest the corporate takeover of our government, we can work for a real revolution.

Supreme Court Rolls Back Corporate Campaign Finance Restrictions

In a related note, Air America radio is shutting down today... it is filing chapter 7 bankcruptcy, so the total control of the media, especially radio, by the neo-fascist radical right is almost complete.

Fascism and the Corporate State

Move to Amend!

(Funny that the Supreme Court ruled that there is no "freedom of speech" in the case of broadcasting the Prop. 8 court case in California, but that corporations are "people" endowed with the "freedom of speech" to spend all they want to influence elections.)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

MLK's Dream

We've come a long way on race, though racism is still alive and well in the U.S., but the central vision of social justice and economic equality, Dr. Martin Luther King's dream is a long way off even today. While he is honored by most political leaders today, he was demonized as an "anti-American," and a "communist" during his struggle against racism, economic inequality and militarism. Today we have nearly 20% REAL unemployment, and the military machine rolls on, killing every chance of economic justice at home.

The State of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream in 2010

If MLK Were Around, He'd Be Talking About Poverty

Dr. Martin Luther King's Economics: Through Jobs Freedom

MLK: Let Justice Roll!

The King They Won't Celebrate

Chris Hedges, Turning King's Dream Into a Nightmare

Billy Wharton, co-chair Socialist Party USA, Why We Can't Wait: Reading Dr. King in the Age of Obama

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Democrats Have Blown Healthcare!

It didn't take long for Obama and the Democrats in Congress to blow their opportunity to deliver on their promise of "universal healthcare" for all. They took the Single-Payer National Plan off the table, and then quickly jettisoned the weaker "public option." They are now only debating "insurance reform."

SPUSA's Billy Wharton lays out the case against the latest Senate Healthcare Bill:
Healthcare Bill a Nightmare Before Christmas

Check out the Socialist Party USA's Healthcare Web Page

No on Obama Care: Healthcare is Our Human Right!

DSA Convention

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) had its convention in Evanston, IL Nov. 13-15, 2009.
Convention reports and videos can be seen on the DSA Website

(I messed up the template for the blog, I'm in the process of reconstructing it. JM)