Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The USA Needs Again Today, As In 1892, a People's Party (“Populists')


Here is an excerpt from the Omaha political platform of the party in that year:

We meet in the midst of a nation brought to the verge of moral, political and material ruin. Corruption dominates the ballot box, the Legislatures, the Congress, and touches even the the ermine [Supreme Court] bench. The people are demoralized.... The newspapers are largely subsidized or muzzled , public opinion silenced, business prostrated, homes covered with mortgages, labor impoverished, and the land concentrating in the hands of capitalists. The urban workmen are denied the right to organize for self protection, imported pauperized labor beats down their wages.... the fruits of the toil of millions [of workers] are boldly stolen to to build up colossal fortunes for a few, unprecedented in the history of mankind, and the possessors of these, in turn, despise the Republic and endanger liberty. From the same prolific womb of governmental injustice we breed the two great classes – tramps and millionaires.”

The Party is Over
How Republicans Went CRAZY,
Democrats Became USELESS,
and the Middle Class Got SHAFTED
Mike Lofgren
Viking, New York, 2012

JG: a year later, 1893, because of the excesses of capitalism, a very strong economic depression ravaged the nation. And of course, everyone knows what started on Black Tuesday of 1929: the Great Depression. 

In the first decade of the XXI century, capitalism again proved that the only thing that they produce are scams and frauds: after the housing bubble burst, the great recession followed.

It is time for real change. Do not listen to Democrats and Republicans. If you vote for them, you are encouraging more of the same.

SOCIALISM IS THE ONLY ANSWER TO THE HUGE PROBLEMS THE USA IS FACING. More of the same will ruin you and the nation.

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