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Manifesto (English) puerta del sol #spanishrevolution

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The seal of the U.S. National Security Agency. The first use was in September 1966, replacing an older seal which was used briefly. For more information, see here and here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We are normal and ordinary people. We are like you: people, who get up in the morning to study, to work or find a job, people who have family and friends. People, who work hard every single day to earn for a living to provide a better future to those around us.

Some of them call themselves “progressive”, others call themself conservative. Some are believers, some are not. Some of them have clearly defined ideologies; others are not political at all ……..

But all of us are concerned and outraged about the political, economic, and social perspectives which we can see everywhere: Political corruption, Corporate corruption, Bankers……

Unarmed protester gunned down in street.

This situation has become “A Real Pain in the Ass”, with no hope. But if We Stand United, we can change this. It is time for Change, Together to move forward, to move towards our vision of a new society.

The term Democracy comes from the Greek: δημοκρατία – (dēmokratía) “rule of the people”, which was coined from δῆμος (dêmos) “people” and κράτος (Kratos) “power” which means that all citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. However, in our State most of the political classes do not even listen to us. Politicians should represent our voice in the government, invite to engage for political participation of citizens through a national “grassroots organization”, that provide “the general will” to the interest of a people as a whole, and not the source of their income, buying, and selling, their relations with law and doing policy for the dictatorship of monopoly, market protection, institutional corruption, and rent-seeking of the financial markets and holding them in control through a “two–party system” where two major political parties dominate voting in nearly all elections  with the acronym PP & PSOE.

“The-Winner–takes_it–all”. In contrast, is a voting system which allows only a “single winner”, and this creates abuse, stress and “gross unfairness” which lead to violence, which we reject. The obsolete and unnatural economic model slows down the social machinery in a growing spiral that consumes itself by making riche elites and sending the rest into poverty. Until the Collapse OF the System.

Profits come before people. At the same time, the business markets are destroying the planet, creating unemployment and disappointing consumers , wasting resources and neglecting people’s needs.

The planners are workers, who live and toil in the underground to enrich the Management who live high up in luxurious skyscrapers.  “It was their hands that built this city of ours, Father. But where do the hands belong in your scheme?  “In their proper place, the depths” Yes We are from the underground, but without us, the massive and sprawling futuristic mega-cities would not exist, because we build the world.

There can be no understanding between the hand and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator, to provide “the general will” to the interest of a people as a whole.

We need an ethical revolution. We shall build a tower that will reach to the stars! Having conceived Babel, yet unable to build it themselves, they had thousands to build it for them. But those who toiled knew nothing of the dreams of those who planned. And the minds that planned the Tower of Babel cared nothing for the workers who built it. The hymns of praise of the few became the curses of the many – BABEL! BABEL! BABEL! – Between the mind that plans and the hands that build there must be a Mediator, and this must be the heart.

Therefore, we sustain the protest and the Bill of Rights of the Movement M1:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

We are people, not products. I am not a product of what I buy, why I buy and who I buy from.

For all of the above, I am outraged.

I think I can change it.

I think I can help.

I know that together, Yes we can.

 

 

 

Posted in Apple und Itunes by admin on May 25th, 2011 at 12:02 pm.

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  1. tor guimaraes May 28th 2011

    This translation does not seem to do justice to the original version.


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