There are only two things I’m certain of, one, the media manipulates the news and politicians, and politicians manipulate the news and public opinions, and two, so do I. They want to look like the people they tell you you should be looking for, so that the ones that are public servants can be marginalized.
If one can ascribe the oil speculative pressure to young guns, then imagine the pressure in DC where the national budget of gobzillions flows.
It takes sustained interest in important issues from one outlet or another to stay in the forefront of peoples minds, and to be kind the corporate media interests are not the public interest, then it requires another outlet which the blogs haven’t really adequately done because that never was what it was all about anyway.
Right now the big boys and girls are thinking about money from another source so they can cavort through the next two years. The best method of addressing those who would retain power is to actually use paper and pen and inform them of your intention to blog them and every yada yada comment on whatever particular wrong position they may be holding and work to get someone else elected.
Last year. Now all that can be done is work over the Congress, because most of whatever Cogswell’s Sprockets generated buzz we are discussing today won’t mean beans in November.
Tomorrow you can start to organize the precinct level, which is where progressive forces can really get manhandled in presenting progressive platforms to the party. The thing to bear in mind is that this is the ground floor. You have to do this in conjunction with others in other precincts too. And you have to start organizing it now, for 2010, 2012.
There are are only two choices for President for most people, and our hand is played out on preferences. Neither one will do exactly as I wish, but I knew that when I dropped out of the race shortly after the 2006 election.
And don’t give up the flash mobbing. It reminds everyone that human beings still exists.