Skip to comments.Can The Egyptian Revolution Be Enacted in the USA? Is There an Alternative to Palin & Gingrich?
Posted on 02/17/2011 5:55:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
I was asked today how America was going to be under Sarah Palin and what I thought a good alternative to her would be?
America under Palin (or Newt Gingrich for that matter) will be a very ugly place especially for the 80% of the population of Americans who are removed from wealth with a large group of which are of poverty line status or below the poverty line. These constitute the majority of Americans who lie outside the 20% who control wealth and political power in the USA today and who in turn will pay the heaviest and dearest of price for Palin's election. Domestically we would anticipate under Palin that these marginalized groups would suffer tremendously. Groups of the new immigrants, poor White, Black, Latino and others, the poor elderly, the sick, the disabled, the far-removed from wealth and political power would be pushed further into debt, a life-style of consumerism which leads to obesity, more poverty, family breakups, a break-down in moral values, drug-abuse, crime, a life-style seeking instant gratification and constant entertainment, and sickness that leads to death will proliferate.
Violence and crimes will increase while state oppression under the guise of fighting terrorism will make it very difficult for people of Islamic or Arab descent to live freely in the USA. We would see fascistic measures enacted onto the so-called illegal immigrants much like what took place in the state of Arizona.
Under Palin, Reaganomics will be enacted. Here major cuts for the poor will lead to food-lines in the worst case and increased poverty in the best case scenario for the 80% of marginalized in American society. Corporations will do very good, the military will receive an enormous amount money, "israel" and other oppressive regimes will receive great aid-packages like the Mubarak regime did for 30 years, while health-care, quality education, and social services will be exclusive to the 20% who constitute the wealthy in the US and to the demise and loss of these services to the 80% majority of others; and finally many many more American soldiers will die.
Under Palin more wars will be waged under the guise of fighting terrorism. More homeland security abuses domestically will be enacted and more militarization and increased budgets for an imperialist foreign policy will be necessary to invade other nations under the excuse of keeping Americans safe-at-home. This will lead to retaliatory attacks against American citizens at home who will have to contend with another 9/11 type attack.
Maquiladoras border towns with Mexico will see increased activities ala NAFTA-style where exploitation of cheap Mexican labor is sought after minus the minimum guarantees for adequate wages, environmental protections, and labor-site safety which will be compromised. Under Palin profit will be more important than people. And people of poverty will pay the heaviest price.
The only real alternative has to be for the 80% of Americans to refuse this in the form of a popular revolt!
A revolt that mimics the footsteps taken by the Egyptian revolution. For such to succeed million men/women marches must come out and must be joined by the lower rank soldiers of America who are dying in Americas wars and nothing short of this critical mass of people has to mobilize across America and enable a true popular revolution from taking place. This revolution is a peaceful revolution which can quickly become violent if the oligarchy that governs the US today decides to mobilize the National Guard against it as it did in Ronald Reagan's time.
These popular marches must bring to an end the rule of the oligarchy that governs the US today and comprises of a minority 20% of the wealthy and their lobby groups who are serving corporate interests, the Zionists, the bankers, and media and Hollywood tycoons, the military generals, and the dynasties that govern the United States today and comprise of the likes of the Bush dynasty and Clinton dynasty.
Instead the popular masses need to demand that this oligarchy step-down from office. To leave power to a truly popular vote which necessitates we get rid of the two-party system of no choice! And to instill in its place a multi-party system of all political persuasions. From the right to the left. And here i am not talking about the Republican and Democratic parties as the right and left i am talking about a real right and left.
I am talking about a conservative party, liberal party, socialist party, nationalist party, religious parties (Islamic, Christian, and others), atheist party, green party.
These Egyptian style protestations will demand an end to the two-party system in the USA to be replaced by a mutli-party system and people Parliament where all political opinions are represented. To demand a popular president who is elected by popular vote and to get rid of the electoral-college which is to be replaced by a true popular voting system that enables participation of the 80% of Americans who largely are currently outside of the election process. In 2008 for example voter turn out was less than 57% which is considered high. Federal voter turnout historically can reach as low as 37% such as that took place in 2006 in non-presidential elections.
These protests must demand an end to the rule of the oligarchy in America, amendments to the US constitution subject to a public referendum to be decided on by the majority of the people, and re-structuring of the three branches of government where a people Parliament with multi-party representation takes place and popular free elections take place for a popular president.
That is the correct alternative and only choice available to the marginalized groups of Americans who constitute the majority in America today if a true and fundamental change is to affect their lives for the better.
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."
EVERYONE MUST be equally poor, or we will have Detroit-like effects all over the Land!
Oh noes not the Jooooooooos!
What a steaming, fetid pant load.
I wish I could respond at a similar level of incoherency
My Grandparents lived in Russia. They said there was equality...Everyone became equally poor! (exept the government, that is)
The Egyptian “middle class” would love to have the financial means of the those in poverty in the U.S.
So many cliches in such a short article. Just like Egypt where everybody lives on $2/month, although Premier Achmed will only allow that after taxes.
Pray for America
Tell you what.
Why don’t you go ahead and try it.
I am curious as to whether Obama when helping to concoct this scenario knew of the Presidents illness?
what planet are they living on??
World to end tomorrow. Women, children, and minorities most affected.
I find it fairly impressive that the mind which put this article together is able to muster the brain power needed to keep a heart beating.
What a load of tripe.
Those left off the title are those they must not be too worried about living under.
“Is there an alternative to Palin and Gingrich?”
All-night machine gun pits at RFK stadium.
Your call, commie.
will make it very difficult for people of Islamic or Arab descent to live freely in the USA
We can only hope, but I didn't know islam has a genetic marker.
“”I find it fairly impressive that the mind which put this article together is able to muster the brain power needed to keep a heart beating.””
We already know that these kind of people have a heartbeat even when the brain has long ago died! They make up half of Congress........