will in chicago wrote:
As annoyed as I am at the Democrats, the media, and many other facets of this society, I refuse to give into despair. Let us remember that the Progressives of the early 1900s, the Civil Rights Movement, the Peace Movement and others have faced great challenges. It is up to us to mobilize, and politicians will eventually join the parade --- for fear of being left behind. When we fall into despair and stay there, we become cynical and immobilized. May I ask whom that immobilization benefits?
and politicians will eventually join the parade --- for fear of being left behind.
You are exactly right!!
I'll use jobs, as a PRIME example...
First of all, we have to get in the media's face. I can count the number of times the media uses the word "jobs," on one hand. While mentioning these bozos like Palin, Limbaugh, Hanidy Beck etc. thousands of time per day. When this occurs, there's no progressive interest in our media at all. It's simply a "soap opera," from this point on.
While I generally agree with the Ed Shultzs, Keith Olbermans and the Rachael Maddows of the world, a dead horse only dies once. Beating it constantly, is not going to produce any favorable results. (but I love horses, mind you)
This also, would make a great opportunity to link issues, with other issues. (not to be confused with the Faux news propaganda) Linking issues, like green energy to jobs, local tech schools to educate their students, (and the manufacturer's employees) to better themselves, by making their skills more "marketable."
Christ, could you imagine these types of commercials, running in our media today? Our local tech school, runs commercials like these, all the time. They always promote educating oneself, to become more productive in the workforce. How about building or revamping an old building, to produce "non fossil fuel based" energy? Then, run an ad from one of the local community's tech schools, explaining the positive effects of making one's skills more marketable, to the new green energy manufacturing base in this country.
...really man, this is NOT, "rocket scientist" stuff here folks!!
In a nutshell, I believe with all my heart, if we can break this "jobs creation" barrier, and this barrier alone, things will happen. It's a totally win win situation for everyone. Come positive results, comes a general respect for others. What binds us at this point, will create a mutual RESPECT, for ALL parties involved. But equally as important, is the fact that our politicians, will be forced to come in from the golf course, to become involved with this kind of progressive movement in this country. Exposing them, simply leaves them no choice. Support it, or get your pink slip!! And yes, it's pretty obvious, this will be a 100% grass roots movement. People WILL get involved, when REAL CHANGE happens. And when it comes to money, well, need I speak any further?
This media has marginalized the american people, in ways I've never seen before. Everytime something unfortunate happens, like the shootings in Arizona this past weekend, it puts another black eye on the american progressive movement in this country.
We simply have to stay focused. And in my opinion, it's GREEN ENERGY MANUFACTURING!! You take the Ron Pauls, and the Dennis Kucinich's of the world, bind what they agree on, and go from there. "Political Mudslinging" at this point, would take a back seat, to the positive results left behind, from simply working on what binds them.
Positive results brings respect, from ALL political parties involved. The current GOP and the teabaggers are simply lunatics. However, if one wants to explore other areas, other than propaganda, then I'll be there to give them my support. As with the Republican's utter hatred of people in this country, people aren't going away. (unless we're attacked by another GOP death panel) We simply have to work, with what we got.
I simply at this point, want to expose our politicians to REAL CHANGE, in this country. So the next time they want to run for political office, they'll be looking AT OUR NAMES on their paychecks, and not the corporations, who they generously "kneepad" themselves out to.
It's just a shame, when you see shit like cars traveling down the road, being powered by hydrogen (non storage) fuel in other countries, and we're still driving these "gas guzzlers" here.
The road to manufacturing change in this country will be rough, but it's rewards/results can be easily seen, no matter how far away it may be.