Sunday, October 11, 2015

HOW TO SUCCEED IN CHARTING THE DIFFICULT COURSE AWAY FROM CHARTER SCHOOLS - Perdaily.com

HOW TO SUCCEED IN CHARTING THE DIFFICULT COURSE AWAY FROM CHARTER SCHOOLS - Perdaily.com:

HOW TO SUCCEED IN CHARTING THE DIFFICULT COURSE AWAY FROM CHARTER SCHOOLS



(Mensaje se repite en EspaƱol)

Let me attempt to educate liberals and conservatives about the reality of the American political system of government and the economics it controls as opposed to their respective dillusions as to what this country is about. The liberal believes that government and the economic system should reflect the needs and will of the majority of people, something it has never done. While conservatives generally share this view, they take exception when it comes to the role of government in accomplishing this goal and believe that less government and more free enterprise will do the trick.

What neither liberal nor conservative understands is that government has never reflected the will of the people, but rather the will of that small and now corporate organized segment of our society that really calls the shots, while using the media that it owns lock, stock, and barrel to continue diluding the people- Left, Right, and in between- in this country into believing they have any say in how things are run, when clearly they don't.

While I don't much like this reality, given the power arrayed against me, I have no desire to waste the waning years of my life by expending my rapidly diminishing energy in fighting a monster that I can only beat in fairy tales. I somehow can make peace with a well-organized corporate big brother that must get its pound of flesh on every commercial transaction that takes place in this country and abroad.

What I still have difficult with is when this incredible fallible monolithic corporate owner of our society makes bad decisions, but continues to double down on these decisions, when it is clear that they don't work. The problem is that since corporate think only rewards conformity, it seems unable to pragmatically examine a policy or decision it has made and choose an alternate course, no made how clearly failed the iniitial course of action is.

The reason it gets away with it is that in a world with the Citizens United decision being the law of the land that gives unlimited "free speech" to the uber rich, there is no effective way to make corporations change course in Iraq or Afghanistan or in their decision to privatize public education to get their hands on the 40% of the close to $2 trillion we now spend every year on public education, once the corporation has made a decision to go in that direction. The HOW TO SUCCEED IN CHARTING THE DIFFICULT COURSE AWAY FROM CHARTER SCHOOLS - Perdaily.com:


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