THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES

THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES

by James Downs

JDToo many people are paying no attention. Too much is going by in front of     them, because they, like everyone else, have busy lives. …But what is not understood is that the plans, the legislation, that are hidden in lies and disguising words, affects every single one of us in a concrete way…daily.
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It is thought that politicians lie, that they all lie, that nothing they say means anything to us. First of all, they do not all lie. There are many good folk trying to serve us amidst those who want to manipulate us for their own gain. And what they say affects us every day. It just makes it harder to tell – more work on our part to find out who the honest people are – who the people are who want to serve us fairly and then really get out the vote for them.
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Government is not inherently wrong. Just as brain surgery or teaching or plumbing are not inherently wrong professions. What is wrong are the selfish, greedy and yes lying people we have let get in office. When you have a loved one that may have to go under the knife on their brain, when you have school age children that are daily affected by teachers, when you need plumbing redone in your house, each of you are diligent, careful, check into what those people do for you.
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So why do we take what our representative says without question, when we do not do so for any other person that serves us? When they downgrade their opponent and tell lies about them, when they tell us very little about what they are truthfully doing, why do we let that stand?
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The “Emperors of Power (representative, church leader, talk show host, media giant, corporate rich) have no clothes” because the truth is there to see…and so often we ignore it. It is time to stop that. It is time to demand accountability. It is time for us to take nothing at face value. We have a perfectly good internet with which to search for other sources, sources that can counterbalance what is not explained.
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And really important… It is time for us to stop being misled by folks that want to play on that one hot button issue that makes us go blind with fear and keeps us from seeing all the other issues that are important. We might find that we have been voting against our own best interests all this time, against what is good for our families, for the economy and for the environment, et cetera.
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The Emperors of Power have no clothes and it is time for us, like that one young brave boy, to stand up and say that is so. Time to demand the accountability of them that we demand of all the other people that serve us, each and every day.

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You are part of the power of this country by James Downs (click here for full post)

I do believe in fairness and care for our fellows and getting rid of poverty and help the homeless. But until we solve the problems that keep us apart on core issues, we will never start down that road at all.  Those who do not want these things fixed spend a lot of money on candidates and representatives to keep things from being solved.  So, I wrote the following Editorial:

You tell me, is the issue of abortion or climate control or unreasoned fear of each other, and other divisive issues more important to you than food on your table and a roof over your head and good schools and safety from crime for your children and good healthcare and a fair shake for a job and a fair shake at your job and fairness in general?  These are the issues that the ninety-nine percent of the people of this country (and other countries, as well) worry about most.  All the other issues, called hot-button issues because someone pushes your buttons and makes you angry and you forget about the core, are just that…something to distract you from the fact that you are part of a group that could have 99% of the power.  And you could vote for good people who care for those they represent and get those core issues taken care of for you and me and all of us.

The rich and greedy behind the present representatives don’t want you to know about this.  That is why they divide us with fear of the words liberal or conservative.  That is why they do not support good schools, because then you and I would think more and question them.  That is why they support wars, to distract us from the paramount needs here.  That is why they spend money behind the scenes, without accountability, getting those who would continue to be their political henchmen elected and vote against the best interest of the country’s core issues.  And that is why they ramp up fear and hatred between us.  Because they know the one seminal thing they cannot have.  If we did vote as a block, those rich, those henchmen, would lose power and never get back in power EVER AGAIN.

Don’t vote against your own best interests in November or at any election time.  Vote for yourselves, the core issues, not the distracting, diverting hot-button issues.  Make sure where your candidate stands on jobs, economy, fairness, good schools for all, homes, the people’s safety, by as well as from, their police. You really are part of the 99%, not the 1%.  You are part of the power of this country.

Vote that way.

James Downs
“I don’t just approve this message; I believe this message.”

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