80,000 Americans March for Morality in North Carolina
|February 11, 2014||Posted by Staff under Activism|
This 2014 excerpt of Thom’s blog, Feb 10, is by Thom Hartman; it also appeared at Truthout and at Grist by a different blogger. Thom also promotes public recovery of the socially-generated values of land and resources and a partitioning of the surplus with everyone in an RT video.
Once again, the corporate media virtually ignored a massive protest over the weekend. On Saturday, more than 80,000 people from 32 states marched against extreme right-wing policies in North Carolina. Protestors came from all over our nation to push back against what they call the “immoral and unconstitutional policies” of Governor Pat McCrory and his Republican legislature. The “Moral March on Raleigh” grew out of the weekly “Moral Monday” protests that are now spreading to other states, and it was organized by the Historic Thousands on Jones Street group.
Ed. Notes: It is hugely encouraging that so many people showed up but disappointing that, as usual, they were against, not for. It is physically impossible to react to every single issue your opponent throws at you. To succeed, you must set the agenda and let your opponents expend their energy and resources on trying to defeat you rather than push toward their own goals. If 80,000 people came out for a Citizen’s Dividend, I bet they’d win. Why? Because they’d move the debate from the old frame of people having no value outside of jobs and “might makes right” to a totally different and more humane frame of abundance and decency toward one another. People want to do the right thing. They just have to know it’s right. And geoism is right. Share society’s surplus. Don’t tax our efforts, don’t subsidize our insiders. Just share Earth’s worth.