The Red White and Blue Color Revolution

Orange . . . Rose . . . Purple . . . Yellow . . . Saffron . . . Green . . .

The West, with of course America itself in the lead, loves color revolutions!

I say:  Game on!  Let’s go for it.

But instead of another color revolution posing as a victory for democracy but which in reality is more colonial subjugation by the Greater American Empire, let’s have a color revolution that will really make a difference.  Let’s install democracy in a country now truly desperate for real citizen empowerment and the vast saving graces of representative government, transparency, freedom of the press, respect for human rights — you know the list, since its trumpeted 24/7 by our propaganda machinery, whether these inspiring and noble ideals have any basis in reality or not.

Yes, we’ll call this one:  The Red White and Blue Color Revolution!

It will be regime change, of course, because that’s what color revolutions are all about.

But this one will take place in Washington DC, putative center of the Universe, the grand “decider” when it comes to all things global, the bright beacon of hope and freedom and enlightened leadership.

If it isn’t already obvious, U.S. citizens now live in a police state under the oppressive and ruthless rule of an authoritarian oligarchic elite.  Everyday citizens have no voice in their government, their most vital constitutionally-guaranteed rights have been nullified, their tax dollars are being used in service to a kleptocratic cartel of corporate/banking/energy industry/Wall Street/military-industrial-government-complex insiders, they are under constant surveillance by a sprawling Stasi-like security state.  Anything resembling basic social services are under siege and being slashed in the name of austerity, and promoting the general welfare as chartered by the Constitution is dismissed as socialist daydreaming. Our essential infrastructure is crumbling, the result of gross indifference and neglect.  The quality of our air, drinking water, schools, communities, even our daily life, continue their steady decline. While the rich immerse themselves in greater opulence and grandeur at the banquet table, the rest of us dumpster dive for what scraps we can scavenge in the alley in back.  They snidely reassure us:  “Buy a lottery ticket! You might win.”

So what about our elections?  How is hope and change holding up in the voting booth?

The simple truth is that the dismal array of prospects we are now forced to select from to “represent us” in their official capacities shows no prospect for any of this turning around.  Choice at the polls is an illusion.  It’s always between one corporate lapdog and another corporate lapdog, regardless of party affiliation.

This is intentional.  The major party duopoly is configured to maintain the status quo.

Those in power intend to stay in power and use that power to enrich themselves and their wealthy benefactors who will use their wealth to keep their minions in positions of power.  It’s an unforgiving closed-loop feedback system, the political engine of crony capitalism.

It keeps “them” in and “you and I” out.

There is only on solution . . .

Regime change in Washington DC.

Translation:  Replacing every elected representative who does not guarantee absolute, non-negotiable, unambiguous loyalty and service to those who elect him or her to office.

The Red White and Blue Color Revolution!

I’m dead serious.  Because America is in dead serious trouble.

We need a clean sweep.  We’ll “drain the swamp” . . . for real this time!

Let’s not fool ourselves any longer.  Anything less will doom America to further rapacious exploitation, and consign Americans to total enslavement under ruthless totalitarianism:  One nation under God . . . by the rich and for the rich.

As revolutions go, they can be peaceful or violent, responsible or bloody.

That will not be our choice to make.  It’ll be up to those in power.

Either they’ll go quietly, respectful of the democratic will of the people.

Or . . .

 

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  • Please, besides maybe S. Africa, refer me to ANY fascist state that ever gave up its power non-violently! Even if we, all of the masses in the world, decided to bring out the guillotine, where do we go to cut off whose head? We are living in a historically unprecedented time.
    I think that the only way to stop “them” (the socio/psychopaths who have taken over) is by removing their financial power — just not feed it. IOWs, stop participating in their rigged financial systems.
    We must all have a unified plan that is based on an understanding of where we are and what we have to do — in order to survive. Here is the best explanation of that concept that I’ve seen in years and yes, it takes ALL 2 hours and forty-one minutes in order to understand the happy ending:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9WVZddH9w

    • Yes, it’s a different form of totalitarianism, what Chris Hedges refers to as “inverted totalitarianism”, based on the work of the late Sheldon Wolin. It is faceless and dispersed, instead of being centered on a hierarchy headed up by usually one charismatic demagogue … http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/sheldon_wolin_and_inverted_totalitarianism_20151101. While Trump would seem to somewhat fit the traditional archetype, he is more a symptom of the system than a true figurehead.

  • Bob Alexander

    Um … in order to have any change (Red, White, or Blue) doesn’t this kinda maybe mean our votes will count. Or to be more precise … our votes will be accurately counted?

    • Yes, they can skew a few percentage points, but they cannot skew an election by 20 or 30 or 40%. If they try, there will be a violent revolution in America. That’s not my preference. But it will happen.

      As I said in another comment, we have consensus numbers in the 65 – 90% range on a whole host of key issues. We as voters need to stand strong, stand united, refuse to accept mere promises to do the right thing, instead DEMAND legally-binding voter/candidate contracts. Either the candidate signs and guarantees solutions that 65% or more Americans want, or we vote for someone who will. That someone is often an independent or third-party candidate who has been shut out of the elections by money.

      A sample voter/candidate contract, this particular one for raising the minimum wage, can be seen here …. http://jdrachel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Candidate-Contract_Minimum-Wage_-1.jpg

  • Em McCarthy

    How do with do this in a rigged system?

    • It certainly won’t be easy but if people understand what’s at stake, it’s not as difficult as it might appear. We are looking at consensus numbers of 65 – 90% on many many key issues. We have to focus on issues, not parties, not personalities. Then we must demand ironclad guarantees for representative support on those issues in the form of voter/candidate contracts. If a candidate will not guarantee delivering the desired solutions on those issues, we do not vote for him or her. Period! This will unite voters in a huge voting bloc of over 80 or 90 million, an electoral juggernaut. Yes, they can skew a few percentage points, but they cannot skew an election by 20 or 30 or 40%. If they try, there will be a violent revolution in America. That’s not my preference. But it will happen.

      What are the consensus issues? Here’s just a few ….

      75% of Americans want a federal minimum wage of $12.50 per hour.
      63% of Americans want a federal minimum wage of $15.00 per hour.
      75% of voters want fair trade agreements protecting jobs, workers, the environment.
      76% of voters want a cut back on military spending.
      76% of voters want the U.S. completely out of Afghanistan.
      79% of voters want no reductions in Social Security, 70% support expanding it.
      79% of voters want no reductions in Medicare.
      80% of voters oppose the “Citizens United” U.S. Supreme Court decision.
      68% of voters think taxes on the wealthy should be increased.
      71% of voters support massive infrastructure renewal.
      74% of American voters are for ending oil industry subsidies.
      93% of voters want GMO labeling on their food.

      I also believe that a serious challenge on America’s out-of-control military can be mounted. The idea of that is summarized here and in the article’s embedded links … http://jdrachel.com/2016/09/30/dealing-with-a-shark-attack/

      Again, we put forth an ultimatum. Either a candidate guarantees that the out-of-control military be reined in, either he or she will go to DC and stop the wars and the provocative military aggression AND refund the taxpayer money which has been squandered on this insanity, or we will vote for someone who will.

      None of the incumbents and Washington insiders will guarantee in writing what we demand, therefore we will REPLACE THEM with more “enlightened” candidates who will gladly sign such a voter/candidate contract.

      And THAT is how we achieve REGIME CHANGE!

      Issue by issue, candidate by candidate … no more bullshit, no more broken promises, no more pay-for-play corporate toadies.

      • Em McCarthy

        Overall I agree with your analysis, but it does not answer my question, of how do we accomplish things when the elections are fixed?

        • As I said, they can only be fixed so far. We obviously can’t rely on small margins. We accomplish what we can. We target fraud and its perpetrators, resort to violence as a last but necessary measure if required.

  • andrew lipman

    When we come together with love and creativity the power is with us, is my p.o.v. We don’t need to take down something outside so much as to join in our common and basic goodness and use that to model and interface with the world that this article reflects on. An inner revolution. Let’s come together and build Something Different, something that smells and feels like something good cooking in the kitchen.