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I am angry at the SFC, like many of you.  I see the diaries calling for campaigns against various "Democrat" senators, cutting off the donations, FREAKING OUT, and so on.

But then I start to wonder... if I were the health insurance industry, what would I WANT to happen?  I'd want to keep my opposition demoralized and disorganized.  I think we are being played, and I think some of us are playing right into their hands.  If you are doing what the insurance companies would want you to do... ask your self why.

The purpose of those in power is to stay in power.  They have resources directly aimed at us, keeping us disorganized ON PURPOSE.  It's because as long as we are running around, screaming chicken little, and flinging hate at people we formerly supported, it means we aren't spending our time organizing an effort to change things.

Organized opposition is the enemy of our corporatocracy.  An organized movement of the people scares the SHIT out of them.  This corporatocracy is not controlled along party lines - as this health care battle is making clear some in both parties are in the pocket of big business.  

So how do you fight a movement of the people?  Demoralize them.  Buy a few senators and make it appear the fight is hopeless.  Make them think their votes don't count.  Disorganize them.  Turn them against each other instead of against the real enemies of democracy.

So ya, my gut reaction is to say fuck off.  But then it occurs to me I'm playing right into the wishes of the puppet masters.  I'm not going to do that.  Instead of spending my time in anguish, I'll keep putting positive effort into causes and candidates I DO believe in.  Because what would happen if instead of losses in 2010, we extended our gains?

I think when a setback like this occurs, we should all ask ourselves a very important question.  Do we want to help continue the illusion of democracy, or do we want to fulfill it's promise?  The change has to come from bottom up.  It will NOT come the other way around.  And the corporatocracy will fight it.

Originally posted to lr3921 on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 08:46 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    greenchiledem, LibrErica

    Your world is black and white. I live in vibrant color.

    by lr3921 on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 08:46:55 AM PDT

  •  Objecting to the prospect of (0+ / 0-)

    getting royally f*&#ked is 'getting played'?  Oh, I have no doubt we are being taken for a ride... largely by some recalcitrant amd evem greedy, self-serving Dem politicians (here's looking at you Bausus, Conrad, Lincoln, and Emanuel)... but we are not being 'played', only screwed!  (And in view of all his fine rhetoric during the campaign, where is President Obama's thumbprint in all of this?)

    Life is not a 'dress rehearsal'!

    by wgard on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 09:00:49 AM PDT

    •  he's busy (0+ / 0-)

      Chicago might get the Olympics, dontcha know?  Obama is irrelevant at this stage anyway.

      My point is... what's the alternative?  As long as the corporations keep the see-saw going in congress they have it made.  That's what I think is their goal - because another gain by the Democrat party would further marginalize the Republicans and further legitimize populist reforms.

      I want to do the opposite of whatever I think the corporations (specifically the health insurance ones) would want me to do.  I think they'd be tickled pink if I donated money to a campaign against the Democratic party.

  •  I believe in Costanza - Do the Opposite. (0+ / 0-)

    Serenity now! Serenity NOW!!!!


    Strong Media, Strong Democracy - Corporate Media, Corporate Democracy

    by LibrErica on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 09:19:21 AM PDT

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