What issue is most important to you?

  • Perpetual War?
  • Civil Rights?
  • Healthcare?
  • Poverty?
  • Defending the Constitution?
  • Global Warming?
  • Fascism?

Odds are that many of these issues rank quite high in your ideological heirarchy. I believe that these issues are extremely important to all human beings, and I think they all should be part of a Human Agenda.

What is the root problem that keeps us from moving forward on the issues in a Human Agenda? What or Who stands in the way?
The Corporate Agenda is what stands in the way of progress on a Human Agenda. It is the base element that stands, nearly alone, in protecting business as usual and the Corporate Agenda.

Who can’t eat when the American Worker is fired because he can’t ‘compete’ with Chinese slave labor?
An American Family, that’s who.

Who dies because they were denied access to medicine?
An American Citizen, that’s who.

Who’s going to die of cancer from industrial pollution?
An American Citizen, that’s who.

Who goes to jail for being the wrong color or too poor?

Whose privacy is violated?

Human beings pay these prices. Human beings should not be forced to pay these unbelievable prices in service of the Corporate Agenda.

This is only going to happen if we start to draw attention to the realities of the Corporate Agenda and contrast that with the needs and requirements of a Human Agenda.

It is time for Human Beings to shrug off the responsibility of taking it on the chin for the Corporate Agenda.

It can work, speaking in terms of a Human Agenda.

It’s been done for years, well kind of.

Check this out…

At election time, the Right trots out the same old tired issues pitch them in terms of a Human Agenda:

  • Abortion

They’re Babies not Embryos. Stop Killing Babies!

  • Immigration

They’re going to steal your jobs and our culture!

  • Taxes

They’re taking your money!

  • “National Defense”

They’re going to Destroy America.

Over and over. The CT usage of ‘THEY’ is even in there. It’s amazing, really. Speaking for human beings in human terms on human issues.

They seem of vital importance to the Human Agenda.

Protect my family.
Protect my belief system.
Protect my livelyhood.
Protect my wealth.
Protect my country.

I think it’s funny because these things always steal all the air our political room. As proponents of a broader Human Agenda, why doesn’t the Left follow suit on their Human Agenda issues?

Instead of devaluing our ability to self govern by hopping to serve the Corporate Agenda: blaming the government, Defending the Hidden Hand and talking about money all the time, how about trying to devalue the idea that being exploited by Corporate Sponsored Public Policy is somehow the American Dream?

Devaluing Government, the collective power of the people, the only institution that is capable of protecting Human Beings from being exploited and robbed by Giant Corporations, while lauding and legislating the Corporate Agenda has got to stop!

Where is the “It’s your fault, you deserved it.” argument that is levied against the poor and disenfranchised people. Where are the Welfare Mom, Illegal Immigrant, and Violent Superpredator Achilles Heels of the Corporate Agenda?

They have to be Legion!

But where are the expressions for this?

They don’t exist because we have no practice speaking out for a Human Agenda. Nobody’s done it for so long. Our public officials are Corporate Sponsored, and they serve the Corporate Agenda first with America and the American People coming in a distant second.

We have to start to speak forcefully, emotionally, of and for a Human Agenda. This should be pit directly against the Corporate Agenda.

The world will not change for the better until we expose the Corporate Agenda and contrast it with a Human Agenda.

“Don’t talk to Strangers.”

Mom & Dad

The dark car rolls up and the window slides down…
“Hey kid! Want some candy.” You like puppies, right?”

“All I need is your name, address, phone number and you’ll need to initial… right here, and sign here…Aah, don’t bother reading it, I’m a good guy. Trust me.”

It’s nothing personal. Just business.

CEO - Easy Street, INC.

The Corporate Stranger
The corporate stranger, especially the lusty, amoral and antisocial corporate stranger, is a good metaphor for attacking the problem of corporate sponsored public policy.

Corporate strangers spend billions to tell us how nice they are, billions to tell us how good they are for our ‘community’, and billions to make us feel comfortable with them. The corporate stranger wants us to trust him.

http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Dell/9779/Strangers.html

“Outside the Hundred-Acre-Wood there are many, many people,” said Christopher Robin.
“Hundreds?” asked Pooh.
“Thousands and thousands,” said Christopher Robin. “Most of them are nice, but a few aren’t.”
“How can we tell who’s not nice?” asked Pooh.
We can’t tell the difference between a good stranger and a bad stranger by looking at them,” said Christopher Robin, “so we should never talk to any strangers.””That doesn’t sound very friendly,” said Pooh.
“You can always be friendly with your friends,” said Christopher Robin.
“It’s nice to be friendly with friends, smiled Piglet.
“Yes,” said Christopher Robin. “But you should never be friendly with strangers.” [emphasis: mine]

Mom’d Be Pissed!
Americans are trusting our families’ health, wealth, wellbeing and future to complete strangers: fake people we don’t trust, that don’t care about our wellbeing, that have nothing on their mind’s at all but the bottom line:Grow or die.

Complete strangers spending fortunes to woo us to them, to tell us how good they are, and to tell us how much they care while they exploit our people and rape our land.

Should we really trust those kinds of people?

It’s stirring when you think about it:

Fine print that nobody reads, open ownership of and access to personal information, health, wealth and well being of our families? All entrusted to kindness of corporate complete strangers.

What the hell are we thinking?

Complete strangers select our ‘electable’ politicians.

Complete strangers inform our nation.

Complete strangers bankroll our elections.

The Corporate Stranger, a complete stranger to the People, does not care about our families.

People are just the chattel of the marketplace. Human resources and consumers; we’re product and future profit streams to be owned.

Moo!

I make it a point to not put my faith in the good intentions of strangers, especially when I’ve already seen that the stranger does not care how his actions impact people.

The fact that we’re nothing more than numbers: costs, assets, liabilities and potential profit, should be eye opening for us.

Nothing personal, It’s Just Business
A stranger that does a cost benefit on your life, on our children’s lives, to see if he ‘cares’ needs to be watched like a hawk, not perched in the hen house.

We’ve got to stop trusting complete strangers to do the right thing for us. Strangers don’t really care about you. It’s nothing personal.

We’ve got to look out for ourselves. We’ve got to look out for our neighbors, friends and family. We’ve got to look out for our future. Our future is personal.

It’s time we start to dedicate time and effort to those close to us, those who care about us instead of to complete strangers.

For the last 40 years, Americans have been working more for less.

Mother and Father must work just to ‘make ends meet’, which is a colorful euphemism for keep food on the table and an insurance card in their pocket.

It’s for the children, you know, all the work we do. Parents trying to give children more than they had.

Investing in the stock market for the future, saving a hundred thousand for college, moving to the ‘safe’ neighborhood.

Well all of that’s been in vain. All we’ve done as a society is ensure that our children will live the Republican Dream: A Sweatshop Economy.

Parents Bankrolled the Sweatshop Economy
While mom and dad have been working like dogs to ensure that their children have bright futures, corporate cartels have been eviscerating the ability of people to protect themselves.

Politicians have been sponsored and bought, TV time has been sponsored and bought, legislation has been sponsored and bought, escape from regulation has been sponsored and bought, all the powers of our society have been sponsored and bought, and many well intentioned parents have made this happen.

Many well intentioned parents have just ensured that their children will be nothing more than Sweatshop labor.

American parents create this Sweatshop Economy by tithing (401k & stock), sometimes at 20% of their net worth, to giant corporations who then in turn take that investment and invest it in creating public policy that ensures that American children will wind up working in a new Sweatshop Economy.

Corporate cartels have shaped and misshaped public policy by taking billions of dollars from mom and pop’s wallets and giving it to think tanks like CATO, AEI, CEI, the Heritage Foundation and a host of others that want nothing more than the Republican Dream of Great American Sweatshop.

Less Money Means Less Freedom
A very famous Conservative tax policy guru once said that he’d like to get government down to the size where he could drown it in the bathtub.

We are all in the bath tub now.

The American family is over a barrel. One wrong move and parents lose the ability to put food on the table and an insurance card in their pocket.

The Republican Dream of a Sweatshop Economy is upon us. The dollar is tanking, individual and national debt is catastrophic, inflation looms, the filthy rich have nearly all the marbles – in short, we’re screwed.

Can’t pay your credit card bills? They’ll take your home.

Can’t pay your medical insurance? You can just die.

Can’t afford heat in the winter? Your gonna freeze.

Can’t afford a new, fuel efficient car? Screw you!

The American experiment in self government is over a barrel as well.

John McCain wants to stop supporting our elderly and disabled by freezing Social Security?

He wants to put an end to Medicare. People who are suffering in this miserable Republican Economy that can’t afford medicine should just Get sick and Die?

No more money for education. Homeschooling for all!

He’s going to cancel research on diseases, Abandon the poor, Screw the workers, Let the Corporate Fraudsters cheat us without oversight, Eat poison food, and give up on renewable energy.

Intelligent Design
This is by design, folks. It’s no a mistake. This is the intended endgame of Conservative ideology. This is what being in the bathtub means.

Less money equals less freedom, That’s the Republican Dream, plain and simple. People (and governments) over a barrel are easier to exploit. That’s what conservatives have wanted all along.

The Republican dream, a Sweatshop Economy, is bearing down on us like a freight train.

Protect our Future
Pull your head out people and put your wallet away. It’s probably empty anyway. Stop bankrolling your children’s march a Sweatshop Economy. Stop supporting it politically.

Don’t let our nation be drowned in the bathtub.

Pull it out, smack it around a bit, knock some sense into those voices in Washington. Tell them that people are more important than profit, then prove it by voting to repair our crumbling infrastructure, to protect people’s health, livelyhoods, and future opportunity.

Vote to educate our children.

Vote to restore our ability to build stuff.

Vote for clean energy.

Vote to promote efficiency.

Screw the people who tell you it’s ‘not economically viable’ that ‘it’ll cost too much’, we’re already paying too much in terms of sweat, blood and tears. We’re giving away our future.

If you won’t do it for yourself, your friends, your neighbor, your country, perhaps you’ll do it for your children. Because all your work to ensure that they’d have a better life than you did has been leveraged to ensure that all of us will inherit a Sweatshop Economy.

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