We can agree that government is helping the wealthy and big corporations. Politicians are bought and sold by lobbies. Everything is based on corporate greed, instead of the needs of the people.
I keep thinking we should be reaching a tipping point by now, then it's still status quo and nothing changes.
I was reading this article about Ukraine "the land where time stood still" and the real reasons people rebelled. It seems that "basic services have been allowed to rot and decay while neighboring lands have made attempts to modernize." How familiar does this sound? Basically, Ukrainians have been dealing with economic deprivation for the last 20 years. Sounds like some kind of forced austerity while " ineptitude, graft across all sectors of Ukrainian society and a general 'we don't care' attitude has reduced Ukrainians to penury." Are you trackin' with me on this, because this sounds eerily familiar. I don't think the US is as bad as Ukraine, but this is where we are headed. Corruption is off the charts in that country, it's getting to be like that here too.
What I really think has to happen before anything will change is a global movement. We are being squeezed even more than the UK, at least they have a single payer healthcare system. Our government hasn't done a damn thing and will continue to stay frozen as long as they get their payoffs. Just know that the rundown of what happened to Ukraine is systematically happening here and in the UK. For further reading, here's a good source and it's a co-operative, not owned by a corporation, Morning Star
Meanwhile the Independence Day celebrations are still going on and the fireworks displays have been over the top in typical American fashion. Which has me a bit freaked out because I don't get the sense that any of these people lighting them have a clue about what's going on. By the time they figure it out it'll probably be too late as America crumbles around them.
* Jerry Rubin