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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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Thursday, September 09, 2010

BOARDING UP BALTIMORE - AMERICA BEING BROUGHT ONTO THE RESERVATION


Baltimore, Maryland or Detroit, Michigan - same story. No jobs, banks disinvesting in the community, government services being defunded.

But there is plenty of money to recruit the poor people from these neighborhoods to join the Army and fight and die in Iraq or Afghanistan.

This is happening all over America. The people are being brought onto the reservation. The oligarchy has no intention of creating real jobs for the people. Our role in the world will be "security export" which means we will build and sell weapons and fight wars to control diminishing resources.

Republicans and Democrats alike understand the coming game and are fine with it. You hear no politician from either party alerting the public to the real plan for our future. If they told the truth their corporate campaign financing would be pulled out from under them.

So what we will get in the coming years is a back-and-forth shell game where the increasing frustrated and angry public throws one party out of power and then in the next election throws the other out.

Nothing will change until the people demand that we end the wars and the trillion dollar a year levels of military spending.

Convert the military industrial complex now. Anything less is just pure public relations bullshit.

Some people are beginning to figure it out. See this editorial by the Lewiston (Maine) Sun Journal newspaper owned by Republicans. We need more of this - Bring Our War $$ Home.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Brother Jonah said...

The building in the center has squatters.
Resistance at the home level. In a way it's good because somebody or, from the look of it, several somebodies, aren't passively allowing themselves to be dumped out like so much non-human trash.

But it underscores the raw fact that the situation got that bleak in the first place. That's the downside of Heroism. The situations that breed heroism are tragedies. Massive tragedies usually.

9/11/10, 4:10 AM  

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