The Jaded Prole

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

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Where Do We Go From Here?

As expected, even as calls for impeachment build and this neocon administration tears itself apart over a failed and criminal war, the incoming Democrats can only be counted on to sell out to opportunism. They refuse to investigate or bring charges against the perpetrators of a crimes against the US and humanity and vow to send more troops. These candidates ran against the war and were voted in as a protest but now, they think it just needs better management. Big surprise.

I used to feel frustrated at Democrats thinking that they had no spine. Over many years of observation I realized that the truth is they share the same agenda, class perspective, and are financed (and answerable to) the same corporate interests.

This is a system of corruption in practice that cannot be reformed of fixed. Let the present reality be a lesson to naive idealists mired in liberalism. This bloody juggernaut has nothing to offer humanity.

We need to reclaim our culture, our communities, our workplaces and our own collective economic security -- that's the true "pioneer spirit" that allowed us to survive the rigors of the past. Not "rugged individualism" but "community."

This system will crush us all with endless war, poverty, and ecological collapse. While we struggle within the system for our class interests and survival, we should have no illussions. We need to begin to build our own, democratic, egalitarian, collective institutions; the institutions that will replace the present monstrosity. We need to be building these institutions in our own communities now and we need to be building cooperative connections nationally and globally. The future is ours if we take it. We have no choice.

2 Comments:

At 2:58 AM, Blogger Connecticut Man 1 said...

I think that Sirota has it right when he breaks down candidates by "The Money Party vs The People Party".

Rahm Emanuel was singled out in the Foley investigations as having "cursory" knowledge of the Emails (not the IMs), but IMHO that is enough to throw him under the bus ESPECIALLY given his "Money Party" positions.

The Democratic party has to take a stand on these kinds of issues if they want people to believe they will be any different from the corrupt and immoral GOP.

 
At 8:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Partisan Poet" is on point. Both parties are really 1 "corrupt & immoral" island of depravity. The wallet takes precedent over the people in each. And despite everything most of the public is still in a coma--not really mad enough yet to effect change.

The goal of creating shared & intentional community through collectivity is the only viable & realistic solution.

 

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