Now you may ask yourself, “How can I wave my freak flag high?” How can I stick it to the man? How can I express my utter disgust at what this country is being driven into? Police Violence, stop and frisk, forfeiture laws, gun violence, horrendous war making, idiotic Republicans, and some highly compromised Democrats. How can a poor man stand these times and live?
Register for the Peace and Freedom Party, and campaign for Cindy Sheehan.
The Peace and Freedom Party is is running on an EPIC program, End Poverty In California. Upton Sinclair got for 37.8 percent of the gubernatorial vote for a Socialist EPIC agenda in 1934.
The Peace and Freedom Party Platform is fully politically correct. You are not, but maybe you try. Pricks start with the PC jokes. They are probably Republicans in disguise. Unfriend them and steal their spouse.
“Cindy Lee Miller Sheehan (born July 10, 1957) is an American anti war activist whose son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed by enemy action during the Iraq War. She attracted national and international media attention in August 2005 for her extended anti war protest at a makeshift camp outside President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch—a stand that drew both passionate support and angry criticism. Sheehan ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008. She is a vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Her memoir, Peace Mom: A Mother’s Journey Through Heartache to Activism, was published in 2006.” – Wikipedia
Cindy Sheehan hung with Hugo Chavez, she’s down with the Cuban 5. She is an advocate for Matriotism.
“Matriotism is the opposite of patriotism…not to destroy it, but to be a yin to its yang, and balance out the militarism of patriotism. A Matriot loves his/her country but does not buy into the exploitive phrase of ‘My country right or wrong.’ (As Chesterton said, that’s like saying, ‘My mother, drunk or sober.’) A Matriot knows that her country can do a lot of things right, especially when the government is not involved. For example, I know of no other citizens of any country who are more personally generous than those of America. However, a Matriot also knows that when her country is wrong, it can be responsible for murdering thousands upon thousands of innocent and unsuspecting humans. A true Matriot would never drop an atomic bomb or bombs filled with white phosphorous, carpet bomb cities and villages, or control drones from thousands of miles away to kill innocent men, women and children. There is one most important thing that matriots would never do, however, and this is the key to stopping killing to solve problems: a matriot would never send her child or another mother’s child to fight nonsense wars…and would march into a war herself that she considered just to protect her child from harm. Aha! Matriots would fight their own battles, but take a dim view of having to do so, and would seldom resort to violence to solve conflict! Patriots cowardly hide behind the flag and eagerly send young people to die to fill their own pocketbooks.” – Political Affairs http://goo.gl/rVabG6
The banks and the corporations already own the Democratic and Republican parties. Both of these parties have been destroying the social welfare systems, and wasting trillions on fraudulent military adventures. They are OWNED. You are the Peace and Freedom Party. You are the Peace and Freedom Family. You can do this, you can figure out how to crowdsource outreach for the campaign. This is the people’s atomic theory, where progressives can leverage social networking quantity to quality.
United we stand, divided…well…Jerry Brown already has $10,000,000 dollars in his campaign fund, but do you want to keep being sold out by Democrats? Do you want to sit there and do nothing when they tell you that things are going to hurt more? This while the 1% have run off with all the money. FTS Venice get your act together like the Coastal Commissioners suggested and take this thing over.
Gentrification still grinds into Venice. The LA Weekly rated Venice the highest apartment rent, and rated Abbot Kinney Blvd. as one of LA’s most douchey neighborhoods. Most of my friends are finding their affordable rental prospects getting dimmer and dimmer. 609 Millwood: 300% inflation in 10 years, to $2.5 million. This is driven by free money for investment banking, from the Fed. They have to inflate real estate or it all goes down. On the street there are the maintenance evictions of rent controlled renters to allow the landlord to re-rent at market rents, $3800 for a 2 bedroom.
“We recognize the right of everybody to quality, secure housing. We demand: Production and rehabilitation of non-profit, community-controlled housing through public financing with immediate emphasis on housing the homeless. Rent and eviction control laws and collective bargaining for tenants. Resident-controlled community renovation programs to create, not destroy, low- and moderate-income housing. Enforce local affordable housing quotas.” – Peace and Freedom Party Platform. www.peaceandfreedom.org
So how can you, the Venice Beachhead reader, participate in such an adventure? How can you steal back your country? How can you challenge the 1%? How can you bring compassion and economic justice back to our society? Yes, the campaign needs money, but more than that it needs good agent provocateurs like you find around Venice. People who busk for a living. Who can go out and troll Abbot Kinney for the campaign. People who can stand on the street and represent the future they want. I’m thinking comedy push pollers on the street interviewing people who are pissed off, on Youtube. Yeah that’s old school campaigning, but you can also Socially Network this fucker. Blog, make videos, write songs. Monthly postings on the friends lists. We can photoshop you in next to Cindy or any endorsing celebrity, for you to post on your stream. Weekly campaign quotes for contributors. Daily for campaigners. WTF kill your TV already, the wheel of karma is turning and you are riding it up. How about some good old negative campaigning? Muckraking, it feeds not only the cynic, but the rebound militant. Things are really fucked up, but we’re gonna change them.
The New York Times reports that the Democrats are now fully in control of the State Legislature. All they can can come up with is prison privatization? The stop-and-frisk the-poor-non-whites policy, that the police state adopted in the “Drug War”, now passes the responsibility for the outcome to privatized prisons. This is what a Democrat looks like at the end of his rope, unable to release prisoners of injustice for fear being attacked as soft on crime. Jerry Brown is down with that, and he is out there attacking public-pensions too. In this way it seems like Democrats are like the undertakers at the funeral for Social Justice.
Supporting Cindy Sheehan is about standing up for the principles and platform of the Peace and Freedom Party. Do it.