POWER

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." - Frederick Douglass

Saturday, January 28, 2012

THE STUDENT LOAN REVOLUTION IN AMERICA

There are a lot of interesting things going on regarding student loan debt. For those who have been paying attention to this looming crisis for years now, the exponential rate at which it is gaining attention is very clear.

But corporations have seized power in America, and we must never stop exposing that truth. That is the root of the student loan crisis. This is also why Occupy Wall Street has been so viciously attacked by police this year. It is a striking contradiction to the US government admonishing foreign countries for attacking their citizens for exercising freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. 

The exposure of the corruption is a great threat to the power elite. In reality, however, it is less an exposure of something, and more of a mass awakening to a reality that was already present, but being largely ignored.


ON MONDAY JANUARY 30, THE PRESIDENT WILL JOIN A SPECIAL GOOGLE+HANGOUT FROM THE WEST WING TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH. YOU CAN POST QUESTIONS TO THE PRESIDENT USING THE FOLLOWING LINK.  IN AN EFFORT TOWARD FOCUS AND SOLIDARITY, WE ARE ASKING THAT ALL OF YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS QUESTION ON THIS SITE:

"Mr. President, will you please support and pass bills HR 2028 and S1102 to restore basic bankruptcy protections and statutes of limitations for student loans? I am only asking for the same protections as an American citizen that corporations currently enjoy. Thank you."

YOU CAN ALSO CLICK "THUMBS UP" OR "THUMBS DOWN" ON EACH QUESTION, SO MAKE SURE TO SUPPORT OTHERS WHO HAVE POSTED THIS.



Ralph Nader makes some excellent points in his response to the State of the Union speech:



A great article:

These recent infographics help explain the foul student loan mess:


The student loan scam in America really illustrates how politicians have favored corrupt capitalism at the expense of it's non-elite citizens, particularly in the last thirty years or so. Things have finally gotten so heinous that we are now seeing the broad-scale results of their shortsighted, sociopathic greed.

Keep on keeping on, and don't give up. We must continue to fight this injustice.


3 comments:

  1. The man is owned by corporate America, and simply does not give one damn about the average man, woman or child in this country. In fact, he is paid not to care about those people. He is simply a figurehead, while the real owners of this nation steal from the masses.

    His job is to say the right things, in order to appease the general public. Sadly, many dolts will fall for this campaign rhetoric/garbage, i.e. "Look, he's ready to fight. If only the Republicans weren't in his way."

    In reality, they are on the same team. Both parties are OWNED outright by corporate pigs, and the real decision-makers. I do like the idea of stumping this tool, with such a question. Then again, he might sing a few lines from Otis Redding in response - and win over some docile souls.

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  2. @ Nando: I could not agree with you more. It is a very sad state of affairs in this country. It is amazing how Obama emphasized the term "hope" in his campaign, yet his proven record as a complete corporate sell-out has created a sense of hopelessness which rivals that caused by the unmitigated ignorance of the fascist clowns of the Republican party. A very disgusting display of being owned by corporate America on all fronts.

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  3. Both parties and most politicians are controlled by the corporate interests. So are the mass media, which have become house organs for the banks and their allies. And most politicians whose careers advance beyond the level of dog-catcher are creations of the media, whether it's rock-star Obama or faux tough guys (what Jack Newfield used to call "war wimps") like Bush, Cheyney, et al.

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