Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

IF WE WANT BUSH GONE

  Posted by PicasaIf we want Bush gone
we’re going to have to build a movement.
A movement not just opposed to one man
but to a whole way of thinking
and acting
around this world.
A way of thinking and acting that says America
is the chosen nation.
That we are an exceptional people who cherish life more
than those people do.
That we are better than the rest of the world.
Can we change?

If we want Bush gone then we have to cleanse our souls,
wash away the violence of our arrogance
and our militarism that says we can have nukes
and planes
and tanks
and Star Wars
and murderous Special Forces.
But you can’t, unless you agree to do as we say,
unless you become our client state
like Israel, Japan, and Saudia Arabia have become.

If we want Bush gone then we can’t just replace him with
more of the same.
Hacks like Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden
or Wesley Clark or John Kerry or Al Gore
or some other compromised Democrat
who will say “I’ll do a better job of killing terrorists than
George Bush will” or
who will say “If you elect me then I’ll spend $100 billion
more on the military than Bush will” as John Kerry said
in the last presidential debates where the timber was not tall.

If we really want Bush gone we have to build an independent
political movement that can be critical of all parties,
and all corporate dominated politicians,
and all the corporate dominated media,
and all the court jesters – not just the Repubs.
We’ll need an independent movement that can stand with the people,
through thick and thin.
Through good times and bad.

If we really want Bush gone then we have to be able to sustain
our movement over multiple generations because this corporate
dominated government that we have today is not going to go down easy.
This is going to be a long, hard fight.

How bad do you really want Bush gone?

Can we get real?

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