The main reason for this blog in the beginning and continuing now is the fact that the most important information we need to know to gain and maintain our individual freedom and sovereignty is more often than not withheld or suppressed in Lame Stream Media. Only 6 corporations control 97% of all main stream media outlets in the US and they insure you get to hear what they want you to hear and nothing more.
Whether it is information about threatening (to them) new technologies, news about natural medical advances, or body politic, if it threatens the main corporate interests in this country, you can bet it will NOT appear on your local evening news. What’s happening right now in Washington DC is a real example of the suppression techniques we are concerned about when it comes to informing the public of what is going on in our world.
Police arrested more than 400 protesters outside the U.S. Capitol on Monday from Democracy Spring, an organization seeking to remove big money from politics and combat restrictive voter identification laws. These arrests broke a record for the number of people arrested in a single day in our nation’s capitol. There was little or NO mention on your evening news. Why is that do you think?
The mostly calm and orderly demonstration resulted in arrests for what the U.S. Capitol Police called “unlawful demonstration activity” such as crowding and obstruction. Organizers vowed to repeat the demonstration every day for a week.
The protest was held “to demand Congress take immediate action to end the corruption of big money in our politics and ensure free and fair elections,” Democracy Spring said on its website. The group lists actor Mark Ruffalo and academic Noam Chomsky and dozens of well-known activist groups among its supporters. “We believe this is the people’s house, and Congress should be responsive to the people. We need to protect voting rights,” said Peter Callahan, the group’s communications coordinator.
Protesters hoisted a scarecrow-like effigy of a corporate lobbyist holding money bags and a sign reading, “Warning: Massive civil disobedience is next.” Police arrested those who sat on the stairs of the East Front of the Capitol, the seat of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Democracy Spring traces its roots to the end of the Occupy Los Angeles movement, and its rise coincides with the presidential campaigns of Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump, both of whom speak against the influence of campaign contributions on politicians. While most of the groups involved are associated more with Democrats than Republicans, Callahan said the group was nonpartisan. “We see populism on the rise on both sides of the spectrum. Americans are sick and tired of their politicians being bought and paid for,” Callahan said.
There are a few things we would to recommend to our readers. First, pay attention to what is going on here. It is very important for a number of reasons. Knowing is an empowering act. Secondly, call your local TV stations, the ones you watch for your evening news, and ask them why they are not covering this story. Complain!
Lastly, as we approach this election cycle, it is time we took our democratic process back and make it a process that truly expresses the will of us, “We The People”. Both on the national and state level there are things you can do with a simple phone call to your representatives. Weigh In!
On the national level, call your congressmen/women and let them know we want campaign finance reforms and we want to see the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling overturned by law and we want it now. On the state level, understand what has been down in your state over the last few years to suppress voter’s rights. These actions have occurred in almost every state. Let your state representatives and senators know that these actions are unacceptable and you want immediate legislation enacted prior to our November Presidential elections.
This has nothing to do with whether you are a Republican, Democrat, or Independent. It has nothing to do with whether you are conservative, liberal, or libertarian. It has to do with assuring the intent of the constitution is granted to all. That is simple, one person, one vote, with equal access and right to vote and contest for office.
And finally, if you are so inclined, join those who will continue their vigil at the Capitol Building. The more who are present, the more uncomfortable our representatives will be and the longer the vigil is sustained the more difficult it will be to ignore our will. When we act together we are empowered as individuals. Many voices can speak to power and money. Remember they are just 1%.