Rough Draft of what could be broken off as both conclusion and a
starting with a segment that is Part II:
Joint Statement: Left and Right Unite on TRADE.
New: To Save the World, We Need to Save America First — with Patriotic Solar (at another website)
NEW: Short excerpt from Caitlin Johnstone's Left Vs. Right Is A Nonsensical Debate As Long As There's A Deep State
(Jan 2017 summary by Lori Wallach we posted for folks on gab.)
Hello fellow Americans who may disagree in some areas but who not only agree about issues very important to our nation's future (anti-TPP, and no more wars for oil, "regime change", for Empire, or for the military-industrial profiteers to take $Trillions of dollars away from our public programs ("L" angle) *and* our taxes ("R" angle) but also who are active online.
If it were "just" these two issues, it would already be important enough to cooperate! They are huge - in costing literally hundreds of billions to trillions of dollars not to mention lives of our men and women in uniform, not to mention the cost to those who live and their families (PTSD etc). But there may be other issues L and R agree on - even if for different reasons, like politician-mandated No Child Left Behind and it's "sibling" laws, whether you're a former Bush Administration Republican who now speaks out against the for-profit deliberately set-up-for-failure privatization of our schools ("L" though formerly a "R" person!) or about mandated "PC" in the schools ("R" angle) there is definitely common ground. Let's not fool ourselves, even on "smaller" issues like school it's high stakes, and we'll still disagree on D, E, F even when we agree on A, B, and C.
So let's work together on A, B and C then, our education system and our kids demand it! And equally on anti-TPP, end to Endless War military-industrial complex that Republican President Eisenhower warned [link see here us about, among other areas!
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications.Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes [Turning into the world's rogue superpower Empire, with endless wars for profit! -ED] We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Public Papers of the Presidents, Republican President [and General of the Army] Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960, p. 1035- 1040
And this from an Army General and at the time, a Republican U.S. president speaking to the American people:
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter with a half-million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. . . . This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.
That was April 16, 1953 by a Republican president and military man, Eisenhower, opposing war and militarism for the sake of militarism and only as needed for defense in the Cold War which should be ended as soon as possible given it's costs, human and financial, as well as it's dangers and risks of global holocaust. Today it would take far less courage because there is no USSR, and we are only talking about speaking out against something far more vicious: an endless for-profit terrorism-increasing privately controlled "game" of empire at the cost of American citizens as well as civilians around the world yet neither "left" nor "right" Establishment wants to act against it, let alone end it, and to the extent one outsider spoke out against it (DT) the Neocon war hawks, those chicken-hawks are rushing to back a completely corrupt dangerous candidate (HC) more than happy and even eager to make Reagan look like a pacifist by comparison, even at the cost of thousands of lives and billions to trillions (Yes, Trillion$ already sunk on Iraq! say Nobel prize winning economist in work join with Harvard professor!...let alone going forward adding to that!)
I even have some thoughts on common ground between us "leftists" and conservatives on immigration, that both establishment right, and even DT, don't talk about, and establishment liberals don't talk and don't WANT to talk about, that is a powerful starting-point, at least I'm crazy enough to think so :-) Stay tuned!
LeftRightForward after the election? Work together to resist bi-partisan destructive work by elite insider Establishment politicians to push forward, sneak in, or ram down our throats the TPP, whether resisting such moves by a President HRC or if President DT, to keep president DT's feet to the fire to demand, insist, make sure, he does not U-turn, because the Powers That Be will put tremendous pressure on him, even try to blackmail him (they DID blackmail Bernie Sanders [link1] who even warned us to ignore what he might later be forced to say [link/meme 2 and 3 here].
If this matches who you are
and your motivation and pragmatic and win-win and civil style, contact
us at econdemocracy which is on the
well known gmail site.
*Kudos for Dem. Rep. Tulsi
Gabbard for her constructive meeting with President Trump on
especially ending our programs which try to overthrow the Syrian
government and which arm fake "moderate rebel" groups which
don't really exist, thus really arming Jidahist terrorist groups
helping ISIS, Al Qaeda, and global radical terrorist groups grow.
We're Seeking: Polite, civil, cooperative Trump (and fellow former Bernie/Jill) voters who are both principled/idealist and also at the same time, pragmatic: we can have separate petitions, marches, whatever, where we disagree; but we're looking for those who wish to cooperate and work together -- "Left and Right Unite!" for victory -- in those areas we agree: for Fair Trade, against NAFTA/TPP, against the endless Neocon Agenda of endless Regime Change Wars*, possibly other areas too like drug prices and infrastructure especially win-win for rural jobs- boosting Patriotically-FOREVER-lasting 100% American renewable energy)...but let's start with A)Trade and with B) ENDING the jihadist-helping, trillions of tax-dollar wasting, veteran killing/disabling endless wars first...
If this matches who you are and your motivation and pragmatic and win-win and civil style, contact us at econdemocracy which is on the well known gmail site.
*Kudos for Dem. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for her constructive meeting with President Trump on especially ending our programs which try to overthrow the Syrian government and which arm fake "moderate rebel" groups which don't really exist, thus really arming Jidahist terrorist groups helping ISIS, Al Qaeda, and global radical terrorist groups grow.
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