Great points. But let me change it around a little bit. Along with the suggestions in this opinion piece I would activism. We need true change America. And the best way to achieve that is through large numbers of us marching in the streets demanding that action be taken on behalf of the 99 percent. The politicians and media won’t pay us any attention until we demand it. Sometimes that means civil disobedience. Other times it requires peaceful marches and protests. Almost all great change has happened because of activism from a highly motivated public:
Since the turn of the century, political polarization has been driven by an equally polarizing media.We live in a time in which a polarized media fails to inform us of the issues that matter to the common people. We have not heard much from popular media about most issues that many Americans face: 43.1 million people are in poverty, Americans now owe more than $1.3 trillion in student loans, average household debt in the United States has now reached 136 percent of average household income.
The mainstream press is freaking out because this story raises questions about the purity of the Obama administration. This story needs to be looked into, not covered up:
Early Monday morning Eli Lake at Bloomberg News broke a major story that alleges Obama’s White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice gave the order to “unmask” members of the Trump campaign team. In other words, the report alleged Rice was the person who gave the order to NSA officials to include the identity of Americans inadvertently swept up in communications intercepts. The normal practice is for the NSA to redact the names of Americans caught up in signals intercepts, but if Lake’s story is correct, it appears Rice asked them to modify the normal protocol.
But still no one has gone to jail:
The bank was ordered to pay a manager who was fired in 2010 after informing supervisors and a bank ethics hotline about what he thought was fraudulent behavior.
The U.S.’s role in Yemen has been catastrophic. They believe that the answer to ‘terrorism’ is more bombing. So we should not be surprised that terrorism is on the rise not declining. And it can be argued that the ‘special relationship’ with Saudi Arabia has been the greatest folly. United States foreign policy is motivated by profit not morality or American national security:
Saudi Arabia, a kingdom that’s been allied with the United States since 1933, has been directly involved in bringing about one of the most horrifying famines in history in the country of Yemen. But this may be news to you if you’ve only been watching mainstream coverage of the situation – and there hasn’t been much of that coverage in the first place.
After years of bombing campaigns by Saudi Arabia with support from other Gulf states and the U.S., nearly half a million Yemeni children are months away from famine. The situation is compounded by the fact that over 50 percent of the population is living below the poverty line.