( – promoted by buhdydharma )
I’m calling for a revolution.
In the way that we do politics.
Too much ink has been spilled, justifying
current policies, and those of the past,
under the ideological program:
“socialize the risks, privatize the gains.”
Too many see ready capitulation,
as not only necessary, but good.
We eagerly socialize the risks,
to us all, and privatize profits,
for the very few.
We give 300 million acres of ocean,
to Exxon for a pittance,
while Granny freezes to death.
We give 30 million customers,
to the insurance industry,
while Mom gets sick and dies.
We loan trillions to Wall Street,
while Dad gets behind on his payments.
And we spend billions on defense,
and send our daughters off to die,
for lost causes.
What if we refused,
And started to claw the gains back,
And cut Wall Street free?
No more “too big to fail.”
No more Blackwater.
No more surrendering the public interest,
to the private good.
Whatever this is,
it won’t last.
That’s all but guaranteed.
Corporate interests will devour everything that’s left,
and leave us with nothing,
Things fall apart.
Unless we really understand what’s going on,
and make sure we fix it,
we’ll spiral downwards,
farther away from our goals,
the opposite of progress.
Breaking the ideological hegemony,
that threatens our very existence,
won’t be easy,
and I wonder if we have the tolerance,
for the pain it would require.
I doubt it.
But we’ll have to toughen up,
at some point,
whether we’d like to, or not.
cross-posted at Dkos: http://www.dailykos.com/story/…