Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Turning the Corner (cont.)

In continuing the theme of turning corners, here's a bit of proof that a few US citizens are alive and awake: Public Workers in Wisconsin Protest Plan to Cut Benefits

As protesters turn out in the tens of thousands in Madison, WI, bigger plans are being laid for US austerity in efforts to keep the failing USS American Dreamliner afloat. And it couldn't come at a better time! With recent and ongoing events in Egypt, Tunisia and Bahrain fresh in the news and hopefully on people's minds, I can't think of a better time to question our current path - 'our' place in 'their' system, or better yet 'our' place in 'OUR' system?

Personally, I think that asking the average American to shoulder the burden of unending, unpopular wars, bogeyman state-security measures, and the fallout of decades of government kleptocrats selling us out to the corporate oligarchy does not sound like an acceptable means to an end. It is merely a band-aid holding back an eventual torrent of bigger problems, while we dig deeper to fill more sandbags and cross our fingers.

Time will tell, and history will document a time of action and change, or the continuance of a downward spiral of a nation.