Complaining is not enough. Condemning is not enough. Judging is not enough. Protesting is not enough. All of these things have their place, but we must move beyond them. WE must CHANGE. We must LEAD.
I think the only way we can break up the monopoly that the Democratic Party has on Left and Progressive votes is to vote Left of Corporate Democrats on every level. This includes being informed and voting on neighborhood group, school board, city council, county council elections etc. Such LEFT candidates might come from GREEN or SOCIALIST groups.
I say this because even in the case of Barack Obama, we thought (or at least I thought) we were getting something that could buck the strangle-hold of Big (Regressive) Corporations and Crony/Vulture Capitalism. Pretty much as soon as Barack was inaugurated the iron-fisted GOP/Blue Dog Dem/Military/Prison Machine rose up like a wall and Waffling Middle DEMs waffled. How many times do we try the same thing, thinking that we will get a different result?
The TRUTH is, no SINGLE person - not even the President of the United States is big enough and strong enough to do what needs to be done. The only thing that can do it is you and me, UNITED.
WE must CHANGE. We must LEAD.
THINK LEFT! ACT LEFT! VOTE LEFT! LEAD LEFT! LOVE AND LIVE LEFT!