Saturday, July 14, 2012

Millions Mad March (MMM) Request to Deepak Chopra

This is in response to Deepak Chopra's article "Just Capital - What the 99% Really Need"

Dear Mr. Chopra,

First of all - I know that I speak for many. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your compassion.

There are many of us out here who have also had it with our corporate-run failed government. At 60 years of age I am ashamed to admit that our government and political system are both shams.

And as you say, what to do?

I have an idea to "shed light on the current state of affairs" that will cause a "collective consciousness shift" and will be embraced worldwide as the "American Spring".

Please consider supporting a Millions Mad March (MMM). Imagine millions of American workers and their families peacefully demonstrating in Washington.

We the people are the ones who suffer from the 1% caused plutocratic crisis. We the people need to bring the 1%'s "governmental" madness to a screeching halt. We the people know that the changes that we demand are not possible within the current political and electoral voting systems.

Mr. Chopra, please help. We need your voice as a renown, trusted and respected speaker and thinker.

Namaste, John


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  2. Just Capital: What the 99 Percent Really Need -- Part 1
    Posted: 07/02/2012 1:52 pm

    What the majority of people need in this country is a financial system that incorporates social justice. In calling it "just capital," I'm aware that the phrase plays into the hands of free-market true believers. They want just capitalism -- meaning nothing but -- without a conscience. In prosperous times a rich society pays a much lower price for doing business without a conscience. That time has passed, however. For America to regain its footing, three aspects of social justice must be addressed:

    1. Income inequality -- Capitalism has been described as the best system for building wealth and the worst for distributing it. The right wing uses "redistribution of wealth" as a curse leveled at the Obama administration. Yet their howls of protest mask sheer greed and moral callousness. The upper 0.1 percent of income earners, who largely live off dividends, should do their part in keeping society fair. Wealth carries moral responsibility. Arguments against this principle, although couched as conservatism, are pure injustice of the kind that leads to a society unraveling at the seams.

    2. Cronyism, corruption, influence peddling and power mongering -- Washington has always looked corrupt from outside its borders, but the rise of influence peddling and cronyism under Tom Delay's tenure as majority leader has become institutionalized. Government posts are simply the gateway to riches earned as a lobbyist and consultant. The fact that a Newt Gingrich can brazenly thrive through influence peddling is a sign that an immoral, unjust system has reached the breaking point.

    3. Anti-democracy -- In some countries like Japan and Russia, the ruling elite is unchallenged in their role as managers of corporate, government, and military life. America isn't supposed to be one of those societies. Our democratic ideals demand a more open system, in which every person has the opportunity to rise through merit and success. The Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court allowed micro-elites in the billionaire class to openly sway our elections. But democracy was bought and sold long before that.

    I've picked these three issues because they broadly affect all of us. Clearly they reach beyond Wall Street, but financiers are deeply implicated in influence peddling, micro elitism, and of course income inequality. The received opinion is that nothing can be done about the present state of affairs, which is the same as conceding that American society is fated to be unfair, paying lip service to ideals that are betrayed by Congress, K Street, and both political parties. The public doesn't play an innocent role in this decline from justice. By allowing itself to be manipulated through deception, fear, war-mongering, and reactionary "family values," the 99 percent has conspired in its own downfall. As the richest become richer by huge margins, the middle-class has remained stagnant, at best, and recently saw the most discouraging data: household wealth has fallen to levels not seen in 20 years (largely due to a drop in housing prices as well as the inroads of recession-era unemployment).

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