The Why and How Respecting REVOLUTION ASAP

The Why and How Respecting REVOLUTION ASAP
by Richard Martin Oxman

“For the most part, even the very best alternative media outlets — without intending to — are serving as centers of entertainment, documentation-based distractions from what is very difficult to acknowledge, embrace.” — TOSCA supporter

“The upcoming Copenhagen gathering is doomed to fail as per Obama’s recent utterings, and we can only hope that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is correct… that we have ten years to turn things around.” — TOSCA volunteer

“Obama said he will never apologize for defending U.S. interests. But he sought to dispel what he said has become ‘an almost reflexive anti-Americanism’ that has swept the globe.” — from http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090923/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama, a piece which is titled “Don’t expect America to fix it all” (As if it’s trying to do so. As if it’s doing anything except exacerbating it all. As if others are expecting too much.)

I’ll make this as simple as possible.

U.S. “interests” — with U.S. citizens holding a monopoly on 25% of the world’s resources (and wasting resources at an increasingly unconscionable pace) — must be RADICALLY altered. And that — necessarily — demands a RADICAL change in Pentagon policy. Whether or not one agrees or disagrees with the notion that current (official) U.S. “enemies” are false bogeymen, disingenuously set up to justify/feed our Pentagon-based economy.

What did Obama do to dispel the “almost reflexive” Anti-Americanism?

“To do so, Obama offered a litany of policy changes and actions his administration had undertaken during his first nine months in office, with the overarching message that the United States has no interest in a go-it-alone stance and instead wants to act as an equal partner with others on the world stage.”

THIS IS UNTRUE, TO PUT IT MILDLY. It is the height of duplicity to say so. One has to be totally devoid of insight into what the U.S. is doing at present ON ITS OWN (whether or not it has forced some other nations — with vested interests — to go along with aspects of its foreign policy) to believe such abominable mendacity. And totally ignorant about U.S. history. (1) The U.S. has had, and has, NO INTENTION OF PURSUING POLICIES CONTINGENT UPON OTHERS’ APPROVAL. And it is absolutely not in the cards for the U.S. to be changing its waste of the world’s resources. As things stand.

That is why we must make a revolutionary move. A legal, non-violent revolutionary move, but a revolutionary move in solidarity nonetheless. Regardless of the numbers that we can or cannot garner at this juncture. This is a matter of survival for everyone.

Please keep in mind that I have only addressed the very tip of the mountain of U.S. abominations here. A very small angle on how the U.S. threatens our collective survival.

I am obliged in closing to point out that I fully understand that it’s not just the U.S. which must be confronted. On a planet where, as Mike Davis and Daniel Bertrand Monk note in Evil Paradises, “2 billion people subsist on two dollars or less a day… infinite consumption, total social exclusion and physical security, and architectural monumentality… are clearly incompatible with the ecological and moral survival of humanity.”

Revolution HOW? Again, I recommend that we start by putting a (revolutionary) dozen citizens into the Governor’s Sacred Seat in Sacramento as per http://oxtogrind.org/archive/364 in 2010… for the express purpose of helping the public to understand WHY they must reduce the influence of the powers that be. And HOW they can accomplish that legally and non-violently. We can, unquestionably, have much more of a positive impact on U.S. foreign policy and the attitudinal set of other nations than any U.S. president. More than a million more articles, lectures, films, petitions or polite (or confrontational*) gatherings too.

*A new paradigm for civil disobedience, if used, might approximate the potential TOSCA holds as it’s presently constructed. But most civil disobedience runs greater risks than what we’re putting on the table for consideration. To be discussed, as with all else here, upon request.

By the way, I am not bothered at all by the fact that we will encounter (inevitably) electoral fraud. We can overcome that built-in obstacle which those in control have set up. Details respecting this are best shared in person — in confidence — at this juncture.

For now, I ask one and all to either get on board with TOSCA by contacting me directly at tosca.2010[at]yahoo.com, or enter into dialogue with me respecting options. I will gladly give out my home phone number to any interested party.

Footnote:

(1) http://www.zmag.org/zmag/viewArticle/21609 provides a sufficient taste of U.S. history for the reader who is inclined to think positively about U.S. history/intentions to… reconsider.

Blessings in solidarity,
Richard Martin Oxman
See http://oxtogrind.org/archive/336 for a short list of TOSCA volunteers/supporters.