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A COURSE IN WEIGHT LOSS
OUR DEMOCRACY IS DYING
In case anybody hasn't noticed, democracy in America is dying now. This isn't an overstatement; it's a fact. Corporate interests dominate our politics so much at this point that our government, for all intents and purposes, is merely its handmaiden. Whatever Wall Street wants, Wall Street gets. Corporatism is the new order of the day. One political party stands for it; the other political party won't stand against it.
The word inertia means the tendency of an object to move in whatever direction its been moving until and unless there's the introduction of a counterforce, and the Democratic Party is simply not providing the necessary counterforce to the corporatist agenda so exalted by the Republicans. Such a possibility is undermined by Democrats with corporatist agendas of their own. Watch them trying to sideline Elizabeth Warren as I write this. It's all gotten so terribly predictable.
Some people are pussyfooting around the word, but others are realizing it's time to say it: we need a peaceful revolution in America. In the words of President John F. Kennedy, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable." The American people
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