Donald Trump v. Deep State

By Christopher R Rice, H Rap Brown and Howard Zinn

Politics is not the Republicans, politics is not the Democrats, politics is not city government, politics is everything. You were born free. Politics is a weapon that is used against you. When someone tells you that you must vote to be free you have been denied your rights, your God given natural born rights.

Seventy percent of the country is dependent upon the military industrial complex. It is not the individual that manipulates the system, it is the system that manipulates the individual. So it matters not who you vote for, Barrack Obama, Donald Trump or Bozo the Clown because the result is always the same.

When John F. Kennedy took office, he launched the Alliance for Progress, a program of help for Latin America, emphasizing social reform to better the lives of people. But it turned out to be mostly military aid to keep in power rightwing dictatorships and enable them to break up unions and stave off democratic elections.

From military aid, it was a short step to military intervention. In Iran, in 1953, the C.I.A. overthrew the government and installed the Shah of Iran, who invited in American oil companies. In 1958, the Eisenhower government sent thousands of marines to Lebanon to make sure the pro-American government there was not toppled, and to keep an armed presence in that oil-rich area.

The country was on a permanent war economy which had big pockets of poverty, but there were enough people at work, making enough money, to keep things quiet. The distribution of wealth was still unequal. From 1944 to 1961, it had not changed much: the lowest fifth of the families received 5 percent of all the income; the highest fifth received 45 percent of all the income. In 1953, 1.6 percent of the adult population owned more than 80 percent of the corporate stock and nearly 90 percent of the corporate bonds. About 200 giant corporations out of 200,000 corporations-controlled about 60 percent of the manufacturing wealth of the nation.

Fast forward to 2017, as things stand now, with federal taxes, state taxes, county tax, sales tax, property taxes, car tax, gas tax, phone taxes, etc. “They” take 4 months of our wages every year in taxes. For that kind of money we should have the best schools on the planet, right? But every year 30 to 50% of our kids get left behind. Let me repeat, taxes take 4 months of your wages away from you every year. That's true under Republicans or Democrats!

The U.S. was the largest creditor in the world. Now the debt is in the trillions of dollars. Trillions of dollars transferred from the worlds richest and most powerful country. This is a form of destructive economic management at a level of graft and corruption that has NO parallel. There’s nothing comparable to that in history.

The national debt is in the trillions of dollars, even our kids will never see it paid off. As the administration and Congress argue over cuts in social programs, inequality in America grows more extreme each day. Even the great financial crash didn’t derail this trend. The richest 400 Americans, for example, increased their wealth by 54 percent between 2005 and 2010, while the median middle-class family saw its wealth decline by 35 percent.

It’s not the result of mysterious global forces, or technology, or China, or structural problems concerning the skills and education of our workforce. Rather, it is the direct result of policy choices made by Democrats and Republicans alike.

The U.S. policy (includes tax policy, financial deregulation, trade policy, anti-labor policy, and much more.) for the past 30 years has been aggressively dedicated to shifting income share away from the poor and middle class and into the pockets of the already rich.

The military industrial complex makes war profitable. The military industrial complex tells you that you must produce steel and that steel must be used to make more tanks and more bombs. Because seventy percent of the people in America are directly or indirectly employed by the military industrial complex. That is the politics of money in this country. That has been the economic planning in this country for the last fifty plus years.

The 1% own most of the wealth and each year they own a little more. And many Americans view the poor as being poor because they didn't work hard enough or weren't smart enough to not be poor. Our tax system gives the rich an unfair advantage in not paying their fair share of taxes and corporations often pay NO TAX.

Soon the rich will literally own everything. They will own us, our families and our children's children.

They already own our politicians and our political system. The rich have forced us into debt while shipping our jobs overseas. Now we have an emerging police state and a federal government that is completely out-of-control.

It doesn't matter if you're a conservative or a progressive or anything else. Unless we put aside our differences and start fighting back, the American dream will be dead.

So, it really didn't matter who won in November because our government is no longer "of the people, for the people, by the people." Our rights were not won because some Congressmen or woman wrote them down in a law. Our rights were won by struggle. And we can only regain our rights and our country through struggle. Only by blood, sweat and tears. If you want to be a soldier, I'm here to raise an army. Welcome to the Underground.

We can not vote ourselves out of this mess. Only militant, 24/7 wide-spread non-violent resistance can save liberty and freedom from the dystopia that Washington has created in order that a handful of mega-billionaires can enjoy lording over the planet.

Our strategy is simple:

1. If you do any banking with BofA, Wells Fargo or other large banks close those accounts now. Move all banking to small local independent banks or Credit Unions.


3. Send this URL to all your friends, post it to forums, put it on your personal pages,

There will be ZERO mainstream media discussion of this General Strike BEFORE it happens. ZERO. 

So, we must BE OUR OWN MEDIA and promote it. Link to this site from sites and blogs. Mention it with links in your comments on blogs. PROMOTE IT.


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