This world is one great battlefield,
With forces all arrayed;
If in my heart I do not yield,
I’ll overcome some day.
—Charles A. Tindley, 1901
have started circling. In a sane world, legislation that adds $1.5 trillion to America’s #debt
(already over $20 trillion and rising by the second) would not be celebrated as “just what the country needs to get growing again.” Yet here we are.
The new U.S. #tax
plan is a scam—a #corporatecoup
—that benefits a few rich and powerful #Americans
who make the most and want to pay the least. They are the owners of our country, the #plutocrats
that run this nation and tell #politicians
what to do, such as increase the military budget from $793.7 billion in 2017 to $824.6 billion in 2018. We, the 99 percent, are not in the club. Anyone who wants a fair and just society becomes an enemy of the state.
The story of income inequality in the #UnitedStates
is as old as the republic itself. But the latest tax-cut measure takes #capitalist
greed to a new level of inhumanity. The bill has the potential to destroy life for millions of working families, women, children, the sick, old and poor. That sound of doomsday you hear in the distance is not “ka-boom.” It’s “ka-ching.” As George Carlin said, “The owners know the truth. It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.” Well, America, we are long past due to #wakeup
and stop being #slaves
to a system that does not care about the greater good. Both the Republican and Democratic parties are complicit and responsible for our unequal present and our uncertain future. Neither has a path toward freedom and equality for all. The liberal-versus-conservative paradigm is a dirty trick, meant to divide the American people and maintain the illusion of democracy while neoliberal oligarchs and corporatists have looted the public for the past 30 years without conscience or consequence.