Silence is Consent

If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

Social Security is not broken and therefore does not need to be fixed

So Called Social Security Crisis (SCSSC)

Comments, questions, corrections, rebuttals are always welcome.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Happy Thanksgiving!
The blogging here as on many other sites will be sparse until Monday. I will probably post but it won't be daily. I am trying to read up and form a strategy about what I believe the direction of my efforts should be to change this country back to what it was meant to be. There are so many problems from the environment to the SCLM to the coming economic problems to the lack of checks and balances and most importantly the lack of a true opposition party. I didn't even mention foreign policy. Here are a few things I've come across on the subject of the future of the Democratic Party and a couple of other topics:

Joe Trippi, Lutefisk and the Dems


An interesting book, We The Media by Dan Gillmor. It's about how the media is changing and hopefully for the better.

The Century Foundation gives a reality check on Scare Tactics: Why Social Security Is Not in Crisis.

It's time for more human friendly treatment from our government. I will leave you with two quotes from Theodore Roosevelt, who did change this country when it was going through a similar crisis like it it today. These are from his address to the National Progressive Party in August of 1912:
It seems to me, therefore, that the time is ripe, and overripe, for a genuine progressive movement, Nationwide and justice loving, sprung from and responsible to the people themselves, and sundered by a great gulf from both of the old party organizations, while representing all that is best in the hopes, beliefs, and aspirations of the plain people who make up the immense majority of the rank and file of both the old parties.
He then talks about a living wage:
In the third place, certain industrial conditions fall clearly below the levels which the public today sanction.

We stand for a living wage. Wages are subnormal if they fail to provide a living for those who devote their time and energy to industrial occupations. The monetary equivalent of a living wage varies according to local conditions, but must include enough to secure the elements of a normal standard of living--a standard high enough to make morality possible, to provide for education and recreation, to care for immature members of the family, to maintain the family during periods of sickness, and to permit of reasonable saving for old age.
Just a few things I will be poring over on this long weekend.



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