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Reforming America: When Is Revolution Justified?

This may seem like an overly radical question but it is one that we need to seriously ask ourselves. When the same tired plans are recycled year after year with the same unsatisfactory results it begs the question; ďWhat do we have to do to actually bring positive change to this country?Ē Do we have to actually physically remove people from power that are doing us harm to get them to stop? Weíve tried going the election route and things have not changed. The rich still get every break and the working people pay for it. So much for hope and change I suppose...

At some point you have to begin to entertain the idea that the only thing that is going to bring real change is torches and pitchforks figuratively speaking. At some point you have to look at everything that has been tried and see that nothing has made things better. We counted on Obama to change things and heís doing more of the same. Extending the tax breaks to the wealthy is useless. It has never created jobs and it never will. They are greedy, self-serving, overly entitled people who amass wealth simply to amass it. As long as they keep getting richer they donít care about the working people. Since the Bush tax cuts went into effect unemployment has risen, not fallen so why the hell would anyone believe that extending them is going to make anything better? Itís all a load of crap promoted by rich people for rich people.

Some might say that Iím sowing the seeds of class warfare and frankly I canít completely disagree. The rich declared war on the working class and poor a long time ago. To stand up to their abuses and fight for our freedom from oppression is not unjustified at all. The rich control the media, the government and the economy. They control what we see, hear, eat, drink, who we have to vote for in elections and much more. There are not a whole lot of options when it comes to fighting back. We have limited resources and we are up against a foe that does not care whether we live or die. We are surplus workers to them. If one of us dies there are millions more to replace use. We are of no more concern to them than parts in a machine. If one breaks, you simply replace them.

People may not like to think about the realities of capitalism but in the end it comes down to a very small group benefitting greatly from the efforts of everyone else. Those at the top see the rest as worker bees needed to keep them living in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed. We are no more important to them as individuals than a lug nut on their Bentley. That is reality. They do care about their children and their children will do just fine. They just donít give a damn about our children because unless we all die off at once there will always be surplus people to do the dirty jobs they donít want to do.

Iíve gotten to the point that I donít care about being politically correct about this anymore. The rich donít care about anyone but the rich. Their actions clearly demonstrate their priorities. They give back when the cameras are rolling and then turn around and buy politicians to make sure that they donít have to give back enough to make any real substantive difference to the masses. The fight in Washington right now is about the ultra rich paying a measly 3% more in taxes each year. These are billionaires we are talking about! They have far more money than anyone could reasonably spend in a lifetime lived in utter extravagance. 3% of their money is nothing to them but would make a huge difference if it were redistributed out to the people who actually need help to survive.

If the people we elect to represent us wonít actually represent us then we need to take matters into our own hands. If that means that itís time for the tree of liberty to be refreshed again with the blood of patriots and tyrants then I suppose it is that time. There are literally billions of people around the world being oppressed by less than 5% of the population. We have the numbers on our side if we only have the common sense to work together to force change to happen. Enough is enough! If they canít have the decency to take care of the people that made them prosperous in the first place, then they donít deserve our service or our allegiance. Let them try to make it all work without us. They need us more than we need them and itís far past time to let them know that. Whether we revolt by refusing to work en masse or we storm the castle walls and take our due by force it is time we did something before it is too late. The rich have shown that they will only do what they are forced to do to help those who labor for their luxury. So it stands to reason that if we want things to get better we will have to force them to serve our needs for a change. It may not be a happy reality but it is reality. The only question is whether or not we have the courage to stand up to them.

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Get Involved

Do you sit and yell at the TV when politicians come on? Do you shake your head sadly whenever you see a homeless veteran? Is that all you tend to do?

It's time to put up or shut up America. We all love to talk about how we could do things better or how we would do it if we were in charge. Well, it's time to put your money where your mouth is. If you can think of it, you can write it down. If you can write it down, you can type it. If you can type it, you can e-mail it and if you can e-mail it, you can send it here.

We at Reform America are committed to giving voice to anyone who wants to put their ideas out there to make our nation a better place. As the readership grows, we are able to take those views to a wider and wider audience. Grassroots campaigns begin with voices speaking out. You have opinions. Voice them. We aren't about conservative or liberal. We aren't about pro-this or anti-that. We're about Americans and the First Amendment. Reform America is about politics by, for and of the people. You are the people. You only need to speak up. America is listening. Send your article to: stories@reform-america.net



Have You Been Downsized Due to Outsourcing?

For several years now we have listened to some within the business community tell us that America can't compete on a global scale unless they send our jobs overseas where they can be done cheaper. The question becomes, if we don't have good paying jobs here, how can we sustain our own economy? We want to hear from you. Have you lost your job? Have you been forced into a lower wage job due to outsourcing? Has outsourcing been a success for you? Did you end up in a better job?

Tell us your story so we can make sure the politicians see how outsourcing really impacts the workers who are backbone of America. Send your story to stories@reform-america.net





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