“The problem with failing to choose the lesser of two evils is … you end up with the greater evil.”– Swami Beyondananda
The greatest frustration in the bipolar insanity of our “two-potty” system is that until we the people find a way to speak in one voice, we inevitably must choose between two unsatisfying alternatives – the shameless and the spineless.
Well, it kind of makes sense. If we’re going to outsource all of our jobs, why not outsource governance itself?
If there has been any doubt that the “new world order” intends to turn the world into one big third world country with the ruling elites safe in gated communities, this should put that doubt to rest. One can only hope that those social conservatives who habitually vote Republican for patriotic reasons will join the upwising and awaken to the realization that Tea Party or not, putting the Republicans back in power will reinforce government of, by and for the power of money – and not necessarily American money.
For the past two weeks, I have been in Germany and Norway, and I can say that these European nations are now facing the same kinds of threats from the forces of globalization – which the Swami has called “gobble-ization.” They are being assaulted by the Monsantos and other mega-corporations that seek to rule the world at any cost. The good news is, there is a growing worldwide realization that the awakening people of the world must speak and act in one voice to counterbalance the unchecked power of the financial elites.
As I wrote in a recent post, my prayer is that the election of 2010 be the last bullshit election where the corporate media calls the shots, and the two conspiring parties of the corporate state limit our choices. We have a ways to go until there is a truly independent and powerful citizens movement, but this movement will indeed make itself known in the next 6-8 months. Meanwhile, my suggestion – particularly to those of a progressive bent – is that we come out in droves next month to show the world (and ourselves) that the crest of awakening that swept Barack Obama into office is fully present, Obama or Nobama.
Earlier this year, California’s PGE spent $46 million to convince the electorate to give it a monopoly over California’s electric energy industry.
But the public wasn’t buying it, and the proposition was defeated. In terms of the “up-wising,” this is very positive news. So … now is no time to be intimidated or discouraged by the huge amounts of money the Chamber of Commerce (along with California Republicans Whitman and Fiorina) is spending to prevent any check or balance on corporate rule. Instead, we need to use this “disadvantage” to our advantage, to assert our strength, and to demonstrate that the power of citizens acting in concert is more powerful that the raw power of money.
I happen to think that the Tea Parties are a positive thing, a sign of up-wising of the conservative citizenry. While I largely identify with the progressive “tribe,” I find many of the policies of the liberal establishment to be flawed. Voting Democrat this year is not about either punishing or rewarding the Democrats. It is about asserting the power of the people, and in this election it means “refudiating” the Republican Party.
Or as the Swami says, “If we want to kick Ass, we must first get the Elephant off of our neck.”
Swami and Steve’s Oslo to Jupiter tour is underway. Read about it here.