The discussion in the comments below
is quite positive. Mostly I find it encouraging because there IS
discussion. Discussion is a beginning step toward action. I find it encouraging that Borders Workers are taking action
. I see it as a sign that there is still some breath in our Democracy. Big Business
isn't completely in charge, there are people willing to risk speaking out, and as more do, more will follow. It will be a revolution of cheap laborers. Cheap labor is the foundation of our society. The foundation crumbles without a living wage and adequate affordable health care for all. The balance is off. I see a revolution forming.
Yes, I'm bummed because I don't feel we are collectively making enough progress. I am just as guilty of inaction as the next person. Unlike Bob
I haven't been active enough in what is a fairly active community. Mark
gives us a link to The A-B-C of Popular Revolt
, the Bolivian people are the live expression of a democracy constructed from below. Mark points out that "Democracy", like "living", is an active verb."
Today I find hope in the growing strength of MoveOn.org
, the action of George Soros
, and the restlessness of cheap labor. People do have the power.
I find horror when I have no trust in the leader of this country and diminishing trust in a fair electoral process.
I have bothersome questions when I see headlines like this:
Bush poised to axe Iraq ruling council
and, later the same day I see this:
U.S.-Appointed Iraqi Council Leader Killed
How can I possibly think otherwise??
Yes, if it weren't for blogging I might not be asking questions. I might sleep better for awhile, but what might I wake up to?
posted by Cyndy