Since its inception over 243 years ago in a hot meeting room in Philadelphia, dripping with testosterone, the idea of any kind of democracy or equality in the USA has steadily eroded to where, today, those promises are all but non-existent.
First of all, The Founders were a pack of human-owning, indigenous-slaughtering elites that forged a new society that would, of course, benefit themselves: where the top would stay firmly at the top and the bottom would be conditioned to believe in the “American Dream” of easily attainable wealth and power.
Secondly, there would really be no middle in this corporation called the United States of America—there would be “lesser-elites” and “greater-poor” to keep everyone fighting with each other over the crumbs that fall from the marble tables of the oligarchy.
When another member of this diseased and demented oligarchy was selected to be the new “leader” of this country following rules of the constitution that were designed to keep most of us out, but get people like him in, many were very surprised.
Of course, the preference of the imperialists and capitalists was Hillary Clinton. The First Female President™ would have able to keep the masses as blind as The First Black President™ did. Her Hillary-ness would have been very adept at proper decorum and complete sentences while she presided over the further transfer of wealth from the bottom to the top—while bombing even more brown people in other countries.
Not that Donald Trump is not presiding over these things and worse (not quite separating as many families at the border as Obama was able to and with impunity), but what the regime of Donald Trump has been able to do is stick it right in the faces of the people—and has also managed to get some jabs in at the system while he has been at it.
What is to be done about these systemic cancers that have spread out of control and threaten the very existence of life on this planet? Should we workers and activists keep on going the way we have been, hoping that the God of America will swoop in at the last minute and cure us? This would be like a heavy-smoker thinking that his lung cancer can be cured by smoking even more cigarettes every day!
We recently witnessed an extra-ordinary event in Puerto Rico, where hundreds of thousands of puertorriqueños took to the streets of San Juan—and tens of thousands around the world in the diaspora—to demand the resignation of its corrupt governor.
These people in the streets of San Juan were not all far leftwing sovereignty campaigners and socialists, but a wide cross-sections of puertorriqueños who had had enough with the corruption of their government and joined together to demand a people’s recall.
Now that this uprising was successful, it’s the job of those leftwing sovereignty campaigners and socialists to lead these ordinary people into a funnel that will also demand an end to U.S. colonialism there. Only when Puerto Rico is free from the blood-stained boot of U.S. colonialism will the people of the long-misused island be able to take matters into their own hands for the good of this generation and the future!
I do not demand impeachment of Donald Trump, because that would only give us the rightwing extremist Pence and I don’t have any confidence in the dimwitted and complicit Democrat party to even affect that reformist change.
To save the planet from the devastating effects of climate change, war, and economic destruction, it’s time for a People’s Do-Over of the United States of America.
Do Trump and Pence have to go? Of course, but so do Nancy Pelosi and her ilk. U.S. militarism must be put on notice that its wealth and resources will be redistributed to the people of the U.S. for positive programs like healthcare and education.
The Trump regime has predictably expanded the Obama/Bush/Clinton/etc wars and has increased the vicious policy of imposing crippling sanctions on countries that have the audacity to believe that they are sovereign and don’t have to put the interests of the U.S. before their very own.
However, we cannot rely on the same people who got us into this enormous mess to clean it up. The current crop of Democrat candidates for President are complete piles of dog-waste. There’s no hope there. There’s no hope that the top will give up voluntarily the stranglehold on our lives that they have claimed from the beginning.
We need to join forces as did those in Puerto Rico in a people’s movement for change. Get Trump-Pence out, but then, we socialists and peace and social justice activists need to funnel that energy into the same movement that is burgeoning in Puerto Rico and elsewhere—the end of oligarchical colonialism here in the U.S.A!
Join me and March on the Pentagon on October 11-13 in Washington D.C. for Rage Against the War Machine. We need the masses to join us to demand an end to the Trump-Pence cancer and to not to stop until the total system is transformed into one that works well for all of us.
A healthy U.S.A. means a healthier world.