Wednesday, April 24, 2019

#114 / Points Of Resistance?

The most recent edition of The Sun has an interview titled, "The Great Work: Ralph Nader On Taking Back Power From The Corporate State." As is typical with The Sun, this interview provides a few flashes of genuinely illuminating discussion. For instance:

Barsamian: What about points of resistance? What opportunities do you see? 
Nader: A lot of them. Ordinary people, for starters....

If you are not familiar with Ralph Nader, reading the entire interview is defiinitely recommended. Even if you already know all about Nader (and have your own opinion, which I imagine is likely), please do ponder what Nader is saying here. We do not, actually, have to "reclaim" power from the corporate state.

We already have the power. We just need to use it.

Think about Nader's suggestion that 2% of "ordinary people" can change our national politics from the bottom to the top. 

Elected officials do represent the "ordinary people" who have elected them - and who can replace them. That only happens, however, when those ordinary people are insistent, and organized, and demand that their representatives perform.

I used to be one of those elected officials. I used to be one of those representatives. 

Take it from me!

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