As each day in New Orleans becomes more desperate, as each passing minute exposes the Federal government for its incompetence, as politicians scramble to bolster their public image rather than to save the public, we think its high time to call for revolution.
The State has failed us in every conceivable way. And it didn't start with Hurricane Katrina. Red State politics ensured this kind of disaster and will ensure others. The Bush agenda and the Gingrich machine has fought an open war on the poor and working classes of this country, and the Democrats have abided and accommodated this open warfare.
John Kerry, as the GOP repeatedly told us, is the most liberal member of the Senate. Who would ever confuse him for a champion of the poor and working class? Nobody. Boston slums are as degenerate and abhorrent as any pocket of poverty which are far too prevalent in this country. When was the last time you think Ted Kennedy visited his own ghettos outside of campaign season? The great liberal establishment of Massachusetts cares as little for its poor constituents as the most degenerate of Republicans.
And lest we forget the Democrats of Louisiana. With New Orleans' significant African-American population and their unearned devotion to all Democrats, Louisiana boasts a fair amount of Democratic representation in an otherwise very Red State. But these Democrats are the absolute scum of the political world. At least Tom Delay is upfront about his desire to rape the poor to pleasure the rich. The Kathleen Blancos and Mary Landrieus of the world are much more coy, although they produce the same results.
So, have you had enough America? Will you continue to support the machine that is destroying whatever remains of our social safety net while jailing us in record numbers and transferring the tax burden to those least able to bear it? When will the corruption become intolerable?
We must advocate revolution. No blood, no guns, no hate; a simple New Deal revolution might do. Is there a politician willing to take the mantle of FDR? Who will stand up to their corporate masters and decide to serve the people?
The political parties have failed us; New Orleans drowns in their neglect. It is we, the people, who need to lead. Don't wait for an election season, put the bastards on notice now.