It should be abundantly clear, if it wasn't by now, that we are powerless to change the tide in the US through the electoral system. The same party controls all three branches of the federal government and has shown complete willingness to meddle in affairs at state and local levels. Moreover, they control the companies that provide the machines used to secretly tabulate our vote.
Are you ready to hit this government where it counts?
It is time to look at our history books and see what has worked elsewhere. I find two strategies that we can take on right away that will IMMEDIATELY impact this government. Call everyone you know and get them to join in. We cannot go silent today.
Stop contributing to the corporate rulers of this nation by working to benefit them. If we can get 5 million people to strike- that makes an impact. Right away. That brings the eye of the world to this situation, and makes it clear that something is wrong. Yes, I know we all need to pay bills, to keep a roof over our heads, feed families, etc...but think back to Hitler. Think back to the world that he would have for his people. And know that GWB, 4 years in, is further along on his agenda of hate and suppression thank Hitler was in 4 years. Do you want to change the tide? Then put the corporate leaders in a position where they have to listen. If they have no workers, they cannot make money, and there is no money to fuel the wars, and no material from which to build the bombs.
2. Tax revolt
Do not pay taxes to the feds. Turn up your deductions to maximum levels. Claim additional exemptions on your W4's. Do not file tax returns. Pay your local taxes, and donate a substantial amount to the charities of this country who provide the services we need. But stop funding the federal nightmare. Worried about the IRS? Don't be. What will they do if millions of us, tens of millions, do not pay our taxes? They don't have the enforcement to find us, they don't have the jails to hold us, and they don't have IRS agents with the morale to pursue us day after day if we are engaged in a noble cause.
Today is the day to start. DO NOT GO TO WORK TODAY. AND TELL YOUR BOSS YOU ARE STAYING HOME TO PROTEST THE GOVERNMENT.
It may sound ludicrous to you individually to take this stand, but remember, we're all here for you. And I, for one, will be joining you.