An open space for global conversation
Bottom Line? The 1% is also using Gene Sharps non violent revolution strategy to bring the 1% into formal rule in America as President and Vice President for the 1%. Americans Elect is really the real world implementation of founder Peter Ackerman's book. Their agenda?
Well, they hope to elect Ron Paul who believes that anything not specifically authorized by the consiution is illegal , you know things like Social Security, Medicare, the Anti-Poverty Program, Environmental Law; who wants to abolish the Fed not to reform our Central Bank system but to end all government interefrence in wealth and wealth formation, who wants to overturn Roe V Wade.
This article lays out a bit about Peter Ackerman http://maidhcocathail.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/the-junk-bond-%E2%80...
What I have learned is that the tools of non violent reevolution are value neutral..they are tools that can be used effecitively to finish the coup the 1% have nearly achieved in America or to initiate change that we in the 99% movement seek. Independents are not all good guys..some like Eliot Cutler here in Maine ( a key figure in Americans Elect) are part of the corporatocracy seeking to take final and complete control .
Americans Elect is on the ballot in 11 states and the results of their efforts are headline news in Iowa.
The plan is clear..it is to attract a majority of independent voters who were key to Obama's win in 2008 and to strip off enough votes from the anger of the 99% movement as just blind votes for change to elect a president and vice president dedicated to serve the 1%.
Americans Elect is clearly 100% counter to what we in the 99% movement seek and it appears it is possible for them to use the anger and disappointment awakemded by the OWS movementto their advantage in delivering a final and complete victory for the 1% in America.
Who does OWS serve in not taking a more constructive and intentional role in completing the transfer of anger into informed civic action.?
If OWS insists on its noble "no program haunches", it hands America over to the 1%.