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The New Gettysburg Address

954840_10201130282290214_947914457_n“Twelvescore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men and women were arguably equal. Well that is out the window. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war: your 401K , Social Security and never ending debt. We have come to dedicate a portion to those whose struggle against oppression and racism, simply making ends meet, to eat and to keep their homes is a constant burden, with realization that without justice that this household might not live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this notion because the corporate owned government has decreed against it. The brave citizens, living and dead who struggled with Occupy, in Brazil, Egypt, Iran, Spain, Turkey, and elsewhere have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The media will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us–that from these honored citizens we take increased defiance against the injustice for which they gave the last full measure of devotion–that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, though now this nation remains under Greed and oppression but shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the corporations and banks, by their profits, over the people shall soon perish from the earth.”
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Nothing to do now but wait…in Wisconsin. there is nothing to do now but wait in the recall election of Scott Walker, but god help the democrats if he does lose, particularly the DNC, which did nothing to support the recall effort despite tens of millions pouring from outside Wisconsin to help Walker. Some say that Obama doesn’t want the stink on him should Barret, the opponent democratic lose, no surprise for a President who has accepted large losses for small gains in the face of historic Republican interference. And should Walker win, that significantly increases the chances of a Romney win, which will undo any of Obama’s gains, and turn a critical number of moderates against Obama. Because now it is about schoolyard bully politics, and one either stands up to bullies, or the whole playground will side with the bully. Any stink Obama and the DNC wished to avoid in the lead up will pale in comparison. That stink will make a skunk run and hide. Too late now. It is up to the Wisconsin voters tomorrow.


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