The political center for the last 20 years has not been as innocuous as we might think. We supporters might have had our minds on what was best for citizens and the environment. The problem is that centrist leaders (Republican & Democratic moderates) have been championing the interests of their corporate donors at the expense of Americans and the earth.
Both Republican and Democratic leaders have pushed a policy that has resulted in nearly HALF of all children living below or near the poverty line, 78% of American workers living paycheck to paycheck and environmental problems so severe that the ecosystem is in danger of collapse. And, oddly enough, the root cause of most of this suffering is ONE POLICY, the most destructive policy you’ve never heard of. Leaders of both parties have been pushing that one policy for more than two decades at the behest of their corporate donors.
This hardship has caused us to turn on one another, a situation which has clearly been exploited by political leaders. We have been divided and therefore conquered for a long time . But it doesn’t have to be that way. We have the power to turn this thing around.
Americans are looking for their interests to actually be represented. Populism will win the day over corporatism if we unify and organize around a platform that prioritizes citizens and the environment. Fake populism won the day in the most recent election, but it’s already beginning to ring hollow. People are seeing that it’s just corporatism in new clothes. This creates a great opportunity for a progressive populism that truly champions people and the planet.
The key is to find common ground and unify. We are in the same big boat.
Once we realize that we have more in common than we have separating us, we can begin to make decisions from a position of unified strength rather than making demands from a position of unified weakness.
Together we are so much greater than the sum of our parts. Together we can restore our government of the people and by the people and ensure that our elected leaders put people and the planet first. It’s about damn time.
We can win this. We don’t have to let fake populists or corporate centrists capture this political moment. We have the power, energy and tools already in hand to turn this world around. Here’s how:
a) THE PROBLEM IS ONE POLICY (“The Most Destructive Policy You’ve Never Heard Of”): https://clearblueskyoutwest.com/2017/09/15/the-most-destructive-policy-youve-never-heard-of/
b) THE SOLUTION IS ALREADY IN OUR HANDS (“198 Ways to Beat Corporatism, Trump, Oligarchy and Other Obstacles to a Thriving Nation and Planet”): https://clearblueskyoutwest.com/2017/08/15/there-are-198-ways-to-beat-neoliberalism-trump-and-other-obstacles-to-a-thriving-planet/
c) HERE’S ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT IT THAT’S PRETTY FUN:
d) A FEW LITTLE SPARKS OF UNIFICATION:
These are just a tiny beginning. But that’s something. And it scares the living daylights out of the corporatists.
600,000 PROGRESSIVES AND CONSERVATIVES joining together to unrig our system:
A tiny spark of understanding and unity between left and right (meeting on one stage) https://mobile.twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/909961001876910080/video/1