If you want to learn the truth about the real-estate debacle, otherwise known as the massive, home-loan and mortgage robbery scandal, go to the following link:
If you feel concerned that the Citizens United decision by the USSC and the noxious behavior of the Chamber of Commerce, et al. can drive American democracy to extinction like commercial hunters killed off vast populations of passenger pigeons, go to the following link:
If you care to learn about the nazi-like treatment and unnecessary roughness inflicted on Lauren Valle, a MoveOn.org volunteer, by Rand Paul’s henchmen under the pretext of “crowd control,” go to the following link AND/OR watch MSNBC’s Countdown With Keith Olberman, tonight (Tuesday 10-26-10.)
Why new terminology? During our nation’s early decades after the founding, competition and the “Protestant work ethic” were tempered by Christian morality that assured a measure of concern for other persons and livlihoods, so that the worst potentials of unrestrained Capitalism began to be felt only after the Civil War, and then increasingly until the labor movements, women’s suffrage and the advent of The New Deal. Reaction to such progressive forces show two tendencies: (1) retirement out of sight into a private “underground” where its sentiments ferment and fulminate, (2) a stripping away of traditional ethics from the ruthless activities of pure greed, often under disguise of the Libertarian Individualist Ideology pretending to be “real Americanism.”
What, in consequence, is the new terminology we need? Stop using Left and Right. Simply rename everything on the Right as WRONG, and all from center to Left as REAL or worthy. Do this for the sake of preserving democracy and serving human beings before corporations. It may be easier then to revert the status of Corporations to that of mere Associations, for these are all that the Constitution actually recognizes. You don’t have to be an “originalist” to see this, if you can read plain English. Citizens have the right to associate but not to change reality by word-magic pretending legality.