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How Do We Open A Public Dialogue To Save Our Republic From Fascism? This Is A Bipartisan Article For Every American To Read!


Updated:

I published the below article on March 13, 2010, and back then it was well received. Since that date, our entire nation has deteriorated into almost total Fascist/Authoritarian governance, and I believe this is a subject that the Tea Party, Libertarians, Republicans, Liberals, Progressives, Independents, and Democrats can appreciate and if you read this update, will be able to understand why it is vital for all of our political entities in the United States to stand together in solidarity and stop the rapid slide into fascism that each and every one of us is aware that is happening under the Obama Administration. For those of you that get most of your news from the Mainstream News Media, listen-up; there isn’t a single Mainstream News Media outlet in the United States that is telling you the truth. They are corporate owned and pay their News Anchors exorbitant salaries to spew their propaganda to the American people, and that goes for some of the Alternative News as well. Remember that it was propaganda that placed Adolph Hitler in power as well as the refusal of the German people to think for themselves – and now that same scenario is taking place in these United States.

This will not be a long Op-Ed; I don’t have time to mince words, and it’s been “mincing words” and refusing to accept reality that got us into this mess – and that goes for all of the Political Entities listed above. Forget abortion, gays, racism, how to solve the deficit, the immigration debate,  and the angry words of our political pundits on both sides of the aisle and all of our past differences. We won’t be able to fight over policy of any kind if we don’t stop President Obama from turning this nation into a fascist regime, and believe me, we are closer than ever to reaching a point of no return. Some may believe that my attack on President Obama is vicious. It isn’t. It’s just the truth, a truth that you won’t ever hear on the MSM and one that we all need to drench ourselves in so that we can work together in solidarity to bring this country back to the people. After that’s accomplished, we can get back to our petty differences, but for now, if you value our Democratic Republic, it’s time for all of us to take another long and unbiased look at our nation, and after you begin to see what we see, to stand shoulder to shoulder regardless of our political affiliations because when total fascism rules this land – all of our political entities will be disbanded “for the betterment of the United States.” (Translated, that’s for the betterment of Corporate America and the 1% – not the people. When fascism rules this nation, reporting the truth and facts will be a crime, so posting this OP-Ed is of tantamount importance to me and to every truly patriotic American in this nation.)

I still get the bulk of my news from alternative news sources, and yesterday I was reading Op-Ed News – and what I read sunk-in, especially after reading all of the many comments. After this brief commentary, I invite you to do the same, and keep in mind that Op-Ed News is primarily a Liberal/Progressive site. After you digest that, wait and see what the Editor, Rob Kall, had to say about President Barack Obama:

OpEdNews Op Eds

Still Supporting Obama, As He Wipes Out Press Freedoms? WTF are you?

By (about the author)

 opednews.com

 Are you still supporting Obama, even after it has become completely clear that he is an enemy of the press and transparency– a more dangerous enemy than any recent president? That doesn’t make you a liberal. That makes you a supporter of fascism.

Yeah. I know. Cancel your subscription. This is the time when we must stand up or, by being silent, and acquiescing, you become a part of the problem. So please, wake up, stand up and tell Obama that you are opposed to his evil, vile attacks on journalism– through DOJ attacks on Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden and James Risen.

Read the plethora of articles on this subject appearing every day in Opednews.

Rob Kall

Some important background on Rob Kall:

Rob Kall is executive editor, publisher and website architect of OpEdNews.com, Host of the Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show (WNJC 1360 AM), and publisher of Storycon.org, President of Futurehealth, Inc, and an inventor . He is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com

Listen to over 150 of Rob’s Podcast interviews here.

Mediate ranks Rob Kall among the top 180 print/online columnists, often ahead of NY Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post columnists.

With his experience as architect and founder of a technorati top 100 blog, he is also a new media / social media consultant and trainer for corporations, non-profits, entrepreneurs and authors.

Rob is a frequent Speaker on the bottom up revolution, politics, The art, science and power of story, heroes and the hero’s journey and Positive Psychology. He is a campaign consultant specializing in tapping the power of stories for issue positioning, stump speeches and debates, and optimizing tapping the power of new media. Watch me speaking on Bottom up economics at the Occupy G8 Economic Summit, here.

I’m betting that no one ever envisioned one of our nation’s most prestigious Liberal/Progressive Blogs to lash out at President Obama in this manner, but it’s been a long time in coming, and now that it’s out in the open, “we the people” need to sit back and reflect upon the danger that President Barack Obama is presenting to our Democratic Republic. I have never made it a secret that I despise George W, Bush, but next to Obama, Bush will be remembered far better by historians who have the intestinal fortitude to state the facts – and the fact is, Barack Obama is a coward and a liar. Those are pretty tough words to use in describing The President of The United States, but until he represents the people rather than corporations, he will receive no respect from me, nor does he deserve any. If your wondering why I labeled him a coward, this is an article I published about a year ago:

Obama Team Feared Coup If He Prosecuted War Crimes

If Barack Obama was a man of decency and held to the values that he constantly expects other nations to abide by, he would have respected the Rule of Law and Coup’ or no Coup’, he would have done what he was elected to do, protect and support the Constitution of The United States. (And the Rule of Law.) But we Americans are now learning, all too quickly, that the rule of Law is for the 99% to abide by and not Politicians, especially those that are favored by President Obama.

President Obama promised this nation transparency when there was none during the last Bush Administration, and what did we get? Lies and subterfuge; even when the truth would serve him better he glibly lies to the nation and refuses to discipline his Department Heads that have overstepped their boundaries, spied on each and every American that has a telephone or computer, and then embarrasses our nation by spying on our own allies. Ask yourselves why James Clapper, after lying to Congress about spying on Americans, is still at his post as “Director of National Intelligence.”

President Obama campaigned that he would not use signing statements to interpret Legislature passed by our Congress and would usher in a new Administration that was dedicated to transparency:

Obama In ’08: We Are Not Going To Use Signing Statements

In 2008, Obama Promised He Would Not Use Signing Statements “As A Way Of Doing An End Run Around Congress.” QUESTION: “When Congress offers you a bill, do you promise not to use presidential signage to get your way?” OBAMA: “Yes. Let me just explain for those who are unfamiliar with this issue. You know, we’ve got a government designed by the founders so that there’d be checks and balances. You don’t want a President who’s too powerful or a Congress who’s too powerful or courts that are too powerful. Everybody’s got their own role. Congress’ job is to pass legislation. The President can veto it, or he can sign it. But what George Bush has been trying to do is part of his effort to accumulate more power in the Presidency, is, he’s been saying, “Well, I can basically change what Congress passed by attaching a letter sayin’ ‘I don’t agree with this part’ or ‘I don’t agree with that part.’ I’m going to choose to interpret it this way or that way.” Uh, that’s not part of his power. But this is part of the whole theory of George Bush that he can make laws as he’s going along. I disagree with that. I taught the Constitution for ten years, I believe in the Constitution, and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We’re not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around Congress.” (Sen. Barack Obama, Campaign Event At Billings West High School, Billings, MT, 5/19/08)  LINK   Obama lied through his teeth and issued a minimum of twenty (20) “Signing Statements.”

For those of you who are old enough to remember, we never would have known about the Pentagon Papers, The Iran Contra Affair, and “Deep Throat” when Watergate was dancing through the Press as if neither side had ever spied on the other. In Fascist America today, Watergate wouldn’t even raise eyebrows. Whistleblowers and a Free Press are the Gatekeepers of our Democratic Republic. When a President oversteps his boundaries, it has always ben the Fourth Estate or Whistleblowers that have alerted the American public to the fact that our Commander in Chief is lying and broken our laws. We no longer have a Free Press as demonstrated by Obama’s corrupt Attorney General who is prosecuting every Whistleblower he can in an effort to scare the rest of the nation into submission, and in order to get their convictions, are undermining Freedom of the Press. “One of the underlying truths about democracy is that it simply cannot exist without a free press.”  In our T.V. News and Newspapers, none of them tell us the truth unless they are caught red-handed telling a lie, and when that happens, they just lie some more. Unfortunately, media conglomerates owned by Corporate America tell their News Stations what they can and can’t reveal to the public, another resounding piece of evidence that the nation is turning into a fascist regime. (The definition of fascism is the marriage between corporations and the State.)

I stated this would be a short Op-Ed and it is. You have the facts. Whatever political persuasion you might be loyal to, I believe your first and foremost loyalty should be to the United States of America. Look at what is happening to our nation and if you don’t remember what it used to be like in this nation, talk to someone that is older and remembers the days when Congress and the Presidency represented the people, not corporations. We also remember being able to protest without being branded as terrorists or being herded into “Free Speech Zones when we had a legitimate grievance with the government. I don’t care who tries to organize a nationwide protest, General Strike, or Civil Disobedience until the government is reminded that they work for us, “we the people,” and if they don’t like it, I suggest that they resign from their office(s). The way I see it is that prominent Liberal/Progressives are reaching out to other political Parties in an effort to save this nation from Fascism. We don’t have much time, and if anyone has a better idea of how we can save this nation from Barack Obama and his band of Fascists, I’d love to hear it! If not, lets band together to impeach, dethrone or otherwise run President Obama out of the White House and demand, not ask, that our Freedom and Liberty be restored and respected.

Thank You

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I attempted to cover this subject but failed miserably when I wrote “The Second American Revolution Has Begun; Where Do You Stand On The Issue?” As I began to link one story to the other, and grasped just how corrupt our government and Corporate America have become, a medium-length essay turned out to be a 20,000 word chronicle of events that have only recently exploded into the political scene. The real shockers are two damning polls that vividly point out that the American electorate is losing faith in their government:

There is a growing discontent with the government by the average American, and a whopping Eighty-Six Percent (86%) believe that our government is broken. To add to the public’s belief that our government is broken and in dire need of immediate repair, we learn that: A majority of Americans believe that the federal government is “an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens,” a new poll suggests.

No matter how hard the government and Mainstream News Media attempt to spin the facts of a government in crisis, the ugly truth still faces us that our democratic republic is in a political crisis, Congress has been disabled by GOP Obstructionism, and the hard cold facts are emerging that everyday citizens believe their government is intent on stripping them of their civil liberties and people are beginning to fear the government itself. This does not bode well for any free society, and the chill of fascism and an authoritarian style of government is scaring a huge majority of Americans that favor adherence to our Constitution, Bill of Rights, respecting international treaties, and adhering strictly to our own rule of law. Despite the ranting of right-wing talking heads that inhabit Fox News like a cancer that instigate political infighting and tell a truth that only fits their narrow concept of reality, the majority of American voters have reached a point where they have “had enough” and now believe it’s time to bring about change.


The real problem of attempting to fix our crippled democratic republic is that government has become so bloated and corrupt that it is now a self-sustaining entity of its own, where back-room decisions and millions of dollars exchange hands, and billions of dollars in government appropriations are still being allocated and spent as if we weren’t facing the worst financial crisis in modern memory. Whose job is it to pull the emergency break and stop or slow-down a government that has lost the faith of the American people? We know from the above polls that American’s are angry and frustrated, have little faith or trust in their government – and after it splashed on the news for a day or two, a complicit MSM has effectively allowed the story to die-down and removed it from the public discourse. This is not acceptable; our lives, happiness and ability to survive is being challenged, and it’s time that our government, and the Corporations that run it either make changes and listen to the people – or face the wrath of millions of downtrodden citizens whose only goal in life is to feed, house, and provide medical benefits for their families.

Two night ago I was contemplating this issue and with nothing to do, watched a movie titled “Swing Vote.” The movie was emotional and entertaining, and the basic plot is as follows:

“November, 2004, New Mexico. Bud is a slacker with one good thing in his life, his engaging fifth-grade daughter Molly. On election day, Bud is supposed to meet her at the polling place. When he doesn’t show, she sneaks a ballot and is about to vote when the power goes off. It turns out that New Mexico’s electoral votes will decide the contest, and there it’s tied with one vote needing recasting – Bud’s. The world’s media and both presidential candidates, including the current President, descend on Bud in anticipation of his re-vote in two weeks. Can the clueless Bud, even with the help of Molly and a local TV reporter, handle this responsibility?” LINK

The last ten minutes of the movie was the clincher, and even though it was just a movie, the final minutes of the show provided a question that millions of Americans are asking – and thus far, have received no answers for… The movie ended with a Presidential debate with “Bud” asking the questions; a day or two prior to the debate, out of curiosity, he began reading the hundreds of letters he had received from all over the country, and rather than ask questions of his own, he made the decision to represent the people and ask questions that he had been sent by concerned families. He began to read a letter from a father of three girls and stated that he and his wife were working two jobs and were barely able to provide for their family; he asked what where they to do if a sudden illness or disease were to afflict their family and ended with this question (I’m paraphrasing):

“If we live in what is supposed to be the richest country in the world, why is it so hard for most of us to be able to afford to live here?”

So far I have never heard an acceptable answer to that question, which was the end of the movie, but the reality of the storyline represented the hopes and dreams of an entire country – and “we the people” deserve an answer. Unfortunately, through personal experience, I can answer part of the question, but the rest of the answer will have to come through public dialogue and an honest effort to put our country back on course to provide at least some vestige of what used to be called the American Dream. The amount of government corruption on state and federal levels is so ingrained in our political process that I’ll pass on that part of our problem, otherwise I’ll wind-up with another 20,000 word essay that no one will ever read.

The most pressing problem the American public faces, in my opinion, is that Corporate America has turned against her own people. Countless millions of our jobs have been outsourced to other countries, and millions of others have been “insourced,” which is the process of importing foreigner’s with a variety of VISA’s that allow them to work in the United States for far less than what the American worker usually will accept as a salary. The above two facts represent why our current jobless rate actually stands at 11.5%.

Another horrible reality is that American Corporations, especially those whom are the largest and most successful, are effectively gouging and cheating the public they are supposed to serve at a rate that increases each and every day. You and I, the epitome of the American consumer, enter into contracts every once in a while that are constructed by an army of corporate lawyers to ensure that corporate profits increase, even though it directly conflicts with the public interest. Their profits are protected at any and all costs even though in the process it causes great financial hardship and sometimes even homelessness to the hapless victims that entered into contracts with banks, automobile companies and even cell phone companies, all of which have turned into predators whom exercise every dirty trick in the book to screw the consumer they are supposedly entrusted to help and represent.

Take T-Mobile for example; a year and a half ago we had to move and found ourselves in an area that T-Mobile did not provide coverage in, and when the bill was due (which was right after we moved), my sister called and told them that we had been unable to use our cell phones because T-Mobile did not offer service in that area. There is a clause in T-Mobile’s contract that if you have to move into an area they do not serve, they will let you out of the contract. But, there is also a caveat in the contract that is not disclosed and is not well known even by the employee’s that sell this service.

My sister said fine, she would send in the payment that was due and would pay the overage on the next bill cycle because she was on a very stringent budget. T-Mobile refused, stating there was a clause in the contract that stated the entire bill had to be paid to terminate the contract, therefore the contract would remain in force even though we could not use the phones. They left the service on until thy finally closed it for non-payment and then billed my sister for over $500.00.

Around the same time frame, my sister was banking with U.S. Bank out of Salt Lake City, Utah. She is completely disabled and exists on less than $500.00 per month that she receives for one of her “special needs” children that receive SSI. (In addition to my and one of my son’s contribution to everyday bills.)  For reasons I still don’t understand, that month Social Security did not deposit her check on the first of the month, the date that it had always been deposited to her account. She wound up being $140.00 in the negative, and by the time that U.S. Bank had finished adding-up overage charges and penalties, they demanded $550.00 to satisfy their “fees” which were not based on NSF fees, but other internal, “contractual” penalties that U.S. Bank assesses to your account for every three days that you are overdrawn. My sister had that account for years and pleaded with them that it wasn’t her fault that Social Security had made a mistake, but as you can guess, U.S. Bank didn’t care and demanded their blood money.

As a society, we need to ask ourselves why giant U.S. and multinational corporations are making it almost impossible for the ordinary consumer to get a fair shake when something unexpected happens to their family. There was a time in this country that if you had a viable reason that could be substantiated for being late on a payment or something of that sort, almost any company would work with you to bring the event to a conclusion that satisfied both parties. American companies worked to gain the public trust and built their reputations on serving the public, a mode of operating their businesses that made them enormously successful. Alas, those days are gone forever… If you experience a death, illness in your family or lose your job, these days that’s the cue for predatory companies to begin suing you for anything they can get – and if you’re homeless and on the streets they could care less!

What has happened to our nation? Why have the very corporations that we built with our own blood, sweat and tears turned against the very people that made them successful? In today’s world, it is the corporations that hold the political power and dictate legislation on almost every bill that passes our state and federal legislatures. It’s accomplished through questionable campaign contributions and the legalized bribery of K-Street Lobbyists, all of which benefits corporate America and drives the average American deeper into poverty. How will the government, one which is almost completely ineffective, address the core issues that are driving our nation into Third World status? How do we, as American citizens, force corporate America to change course and offer our jobs first to Americans and what’s left over to foreigners? How do we force corporate America to bring back our jobs and the economic strength that having those jobs at home includes?

I talk to people everyday and I sense a terrible undercurrent of discontent in our country. The average citizen has lost faith in their government, and those that are in the know are now aware that our corporations present a far greater danger to the survivability of our nation than the threat of terrorist’s who live across the globe and are driven to their acts many times because of the unmitigated greed of corporations that start wars to make profit – not protect liberty and freedom.

Maybe it’s time to declare war on corporate America.

William Cormier

NOTE: I found this extremely important article on RAW Story; it IS time to declare War on Corporations! This is proof that the United States of America is heading directly towards fascism!

Corporate entity becomes ‘candidate’, kicks off bid for Congress

By Stephen C. Webster
Saturday, March 13th, 2010 — 12:14 pm

When the Supreme Court decided the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, henceforth allowing corporate soft money to influence U.S. elections, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) cynically opined that it would lead to the election of the “congressman from Wal-Mart.”

Turns out, he may be right.

Meet Murray Hill, Inc., the first corporation to run for Congress in the United States.

“Until now, corporations only influenced politics with high-paid lobbyists and backroom deals,” the company’s YouTube account declares. “But today, thanks to an enlightened supreme court, corporations now have all the rights the founding fathers meant for us. That’s why Murray Hill Incorporated is taking democracy’s next step– running for Congress.” MUCH MORE

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