The stirrings of a real liberating mass movement are finally being heard. It could not happen a moment too soon.
Editor’s Note: Michael Green may be right that a mere three decades ago America “was a much better country.” After all, most of the now awakened middle class was completely asleep. But America has NEVER been anywhere near what its own self-flattering propaganda would have us believe. Leaving aside the decades of exploitation and chicanery at home, the ludicrous anti-communist brainwash and persecutions, for at least a century now, and increasingly and more viciously so, America has been a scourge astride the world, sowing and prolonging penury for billions. The fact that most Americans, especially white, did not feel its sting yet in their flesh, thereby continuing to live in their Dick Van Dyke Show fantasies, did not cancel such ugly realities.—PG
By David Michael Green
I WAS TALKING WITH A FRIEND OF MINE the other day about Occupy Wall Street. She said to me “This is what I’ve been waiting for my whole life”. I told her I feel exactly the same way.
The only difference is that she’s in her early twenties, and I’m in my early fifties.
I’m not sure which is better. She’s had an entire lifetime full of nothing but the downsizing of her country, and the theft of her future. The only two presidents a person her age could have had any mature appreciation of were George W. Bush, the thief and liar, and Barack Obama, another thief and liar. She has never known an America that wasn’t reeling under the assault of Wall Street plutocrats and the kleptocrats they hire to do their bidding in Washington.