The USA Is Over-Due For A Do-Over

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Since its inception over 243 years ago in a hot meeting room, dripping with testosterone, in Philadelphia, the idea of any kind of democracy or equality in the USA  has steadily eroded  to where, today, those promises are all but non-existant.

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 fell 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 Hillaryness 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 and bombed 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 gotten in 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 going 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 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 have 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 US 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 can 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 USA!

Join me and March on the Pentagon on October 11-13 in Washington DC for Rage Against the War Machine. We need the masses to join us to demand an end to the Trump-Pence cancer, but not to stop there until the total system is transformed into one that works well for all of us.

A healthy U.S.A. means a healthier world.

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  • For a picture of how civil war will start, proceed and conclude in the USA, and soon, read: “Twilight’s Last Gleaming” by Greer, pub. 2015. The story is realistic& rational. The demolition of the USA’s government and break up of the country into several small countries is necessary for the continuation of any life on earth, at minimum.

  • Greeley Miklashek

    In your otherwise incisive if brief historical review of American Fascism, you ignored the core issue: human overpopulation. The US population doubled every 20-30 years from our inception ’til the 20th century, rising from 4M (1790) to 325M now. This huge surge of Europe’s unwanted offspring drove all before it with relentless greed and violence. That wave has not stopped yet and Our Mad King Donald is its current iteration incarnate. No wonder Mother Nature is increasingly attempting to rid Herself of us through all of our “diseases of civilization” resulting from population density stress. I’ll have to take a rain-check on running around in front of the Pentagon waving a placard, as I did in my youth. I actually got thrown out of Bangkok in 1974 for refusing to play along with the “deep state” during the wind-down of the Viet Nam disaster. Good Luck! Go Bernie!

  • Nicarag

    The USA is the same size as Europe with half the population. The world is under populated. The problem is there are areas that over density. Instead of building prisons, they would be better regenerating rural areas. Creating new cities. The real tragedy has been to take people from their homes put corrall people like sheep into cities, where they can easily watched, supplied & fed

  • mwildfire

    Excellent piece, except I disagree that the entire current crop of D candidates are dogshit. I think Bernie and Tulsi are sincere. But the next sentence where she says the oligarchy will not voluntarily give up its power, is all too true. Conceivably we might have a President Warren, since she has no quarrel with the MIC–and even though Wall Street hates her, there might be enough in the ruling class who realize that you have to take the siphon out of the necks of the middle class periodically long enough to let them recover, or the thing will collapse. But I think they would probably do whatever they had to, to keep Bernie and Tulsi out. However, there are ways of keeping a president from accomplishing anything–even if the Dems took over the Senate, most will be dogshit who will reluctantly vote for the corporations if they have to–it’s been real easy for years as they could vote for their constituents, knowing the Republicans would deliver to the corporate masters. I suspect this is one reason for the Dem’s ineptness–it’s not that they’re tone-deaf, it’s that they want a strong minority position, not a majority of all three Houses and the awkwardness of always having to explain pro-corporate votes.

  • blessthebeasts

    I think we all must face the reality that it doesn’t matter who is president. Whomever it should be would merely be a puppet for the ruling class. Even if Bernie and Tulsi are “sincere” they would soon learn the rules of the game if they want to stay alive.
    The electoral process is an absurd charade. As Cindy said, we need a complete do-over. Throw out the criminals and have a vision of where to go next in order to have a democracy that represents us, the 99.9 percent.

  • mwildfire

    Oh dear, your last line is a call for my soapbox. Because that’s almost often missing from protest and a key reason we usually fail–a VISION. We’re good about pointing out what’s wrong but most people will not think or act for themselves: we need to make equally clear what the alternative is, and how we could get there. Here’s my metaphor: the world is teetering unstably, ready to slide down an ugly pathway into climate and environmental breakdown, social breakdown, police state–it will be absolutely horrible for essentially everyone, even the ruling class–but this is now the path of least resistance. We can shine a light on the monsters down there, but that won’t push the globe off that path. What we need to do is shine a bright light on the unfortunately uphill path to a much better future, and illuminate the entire pathway so people can see how we can get from here to that pretty vision. Then, we might get enough shoulders to the globe to shove it out of the rut and toward the better path.

  • well said

  • Steven Berge

    Go Yellow Vests! Demand the “Move to Amend” 28th amendment, that will clearly state that corporations aren’t people and money is not speech and can be regulated in the interests of democracy.

  • chetdude

    The world is NOT “underpopulated”.

    We reached Earth Overshoot Day on July 30th this year, 3 days earlier than LAST YEAR.

    It’s (fossil-fueled) overpopulation and its side effects, over-exploitation of resources and producing wastes and pollution much faster than the Earth can regenerate that are the root cause of the environmental crisis.

  • chetdude

    Indeed, the Great Disintegration has already begun.

  • Jay Hansen

    US out of North America, or extinction. Those are the choices.

  • Nicarag

    There are vast swathes of land mass on the earth’s planet, not to mention what has yet to be explored under the sea which is 75% of the planet yet to be mined for possible minerals. Brazil alone, can .produce enough food to feed the entire planet. Finland is producing food out of thin air. Not to mention the huge strides that will develop in the coming decades of space exploration. There is a massive difference in what we are already exploiting as to what we can exploit. Countries, such as Canada, Australia (pop 33mil approx) etc, that are bigger than Europe in land mass compared to entire Europe which has a (pop of 750 mil approx) And before you say. well Aussie is desert uninhabitable, you can also fact check what not just the Arabs, but what the Chinese are doing in reclaiming these deserts, regrowing crops etc. I would however agree, that the past centuries drive by political & other forces, have forced people off the lands into high density squalor like New York, Tokyo, Mexico & Mumbai l!

  • chetdude

    EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY WAS JULY 29th THIS YEAR — THREE DAYS EARLIER THAN LAST YEAR.

    “Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources (fish and forests, for instance) and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We keep growing this deficit by liquidating the Earth’s natural capital and accumulating waste, primarily carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Andrew Simms originally conceived the concept of Earth Overshoot Day while working at the UK think tank New Economics Foundation.”
    https://www.overshootday.org/

    We’re running out of clean potable water, destroying soil to create tables for chemical oriented “ag”, polluting streams, rivers and the oceans, etc.

    You can blather on all you want but you can’t change the laws of Physics and Thermodynamics on a Finite Planet.

  • chetdude

    Even your techno-fantasies cannot enable you to escape the laws of physics and thermodynamics and the built-in limits of life on a Finite Planet…