The Jaded Prole

A Progressive Worker's Perspective on the political and cultural events of our time.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Undeclaring our Independence

With apologies to Jefferson and Paine, I have to wonder if it was a mistake for us to declare our independence from England. For all the hoopla surrounding our revolution, we are still stuck with a very limited version of democracy that has become corrupted to the point of becoming a national security/corporate oligrchy. England at least has a parlimentary democracy which, if we had, Bush would be history.

The greatest danger facing us, aside from an insane administration hellbent on armegeddon is global warming. Even the Queen of England gets it, as does Tony Blair and for that matter, the rest of the world. Nothing is more serious. The reason the U.S. stands alone in refusing to deal in a rational way with this crisis is that the real power here are corporations whose economic interests pre-empt even the existance of life on earth after the next fiscal quarter.

If we cannot alter our system toward at parlimentary democracy, or even better, disempower capital in favor of a working class democracy, I suggest we rescind our independence and rejoin a somewhat saner Great Britain declaring the American Experiment a noble failure. At least that will give us a fighting chance at the survival.

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