Well, let’s put up some NGO’s for office against the Great Corporations of the World?
By Kevin Stoda, Online candidate for Senator from Kansas 2010
I just saw the video clip of a Maryland corporation running for Congress. The spoof shows MURRAY HILL INC. telling us Americans in the Wake of One of the Worst USA SUPREME COURT DECISIONS in 200 years that Corporations are ready to officially take their seats in the Senate, the House of Representatives and the White House.
Murray Hill Inc. tells us Americans, it is time that corporations take their rightful place in America. This includes corporations, such as FOX News and General Motors, are ready to move permanently into the Legislative and Executive offices ASAP:
The Murray Hill Inc. speaks for Corporate World, Inc. and promises a Brave New World of Corporate Certainty, like ENRON accounting skills, and other great financial skills, like the Lehman Brothers. The video states to America (and the world).
“It’s a new day, until now, corporations influence politics with high paid lobbyist and backroom deals, however, as much as a corporation can give to politicians, we could never be absolutely sure they would do our bidding. But today, thanks to an enlightened Supreme Court, corporations now have all the rights the founding fathers meant for us. It’s our democracy, we bought it, we paid for it, we’re going to keep it, that’s why MHI is taking democracy’s next step, running for Congress. The way we see it, Corporate America has been the driving force behind congress for years, but now it’s time we got behind the wheel ourselves. MHI will bring enlightened self interest and corporate accounting to government to put business first. It is a vision for the future we can all be proud of. Now that democracy is for sale, MHI is offering top dollar. Vote MHI for Congress, for the best democracy money can buy.”
See the Murray Hill Website for more background.
I ask, “Well, let’s put up some NGO’s for office against the Great Corporations of the World?”
You see, I have been trying to get Americans interested in Pirate Campaigns for congress and the presidency for a number of years, now.
I think it is time, i.e. 2010,–very high time to do it! Don’t you?
What is a Pirate Campaign? Well, it simply means that the party will take over where other parties are not functioning well in Cyberspace governance and societyand will put up great candidates simultaneously for office in several places. It has worked in Sweden, German and in the European Union Parliament in the last 10 months.
Those pirate parties in Europe are not quite as humanitarian as I would like to see in most pirate campaigns, but that could change due to the high unemployment and suffering in the USA over the past decade. Utah residents are already setting an example, by recruiting their best candidate online
Here is the premise for the Utah citizen’s recruitment.
“Many Utahns are concerned that Congressman Jim Matheson has sold out every progressive constituency to corporate interests. The Citizens’ Candidate is about taking our political system out of the hands of corporations and putting citizens back in control. The candidate elected through answering a Craigslist ad will always remember he or she is accountable to the public interest. Progressive Congressional Representative wanted to represent the people of Utah’s 2nd district in the United States House of Representatives. Must have solid moral values and a resistance to selling out to corporate interests. Eligible candidate should have a strong commitment to defending fundamental human rights over corporate profits.”
The conditions or responsibilities for the Citizen’s Candidate include:
“-Stopping catastrophic climate change
-Giving all Americans access to healthcare
-Protecting and reinstating the rights of workers and unions
-Granting equal rights to LGBT people
-Defending the rights of immigrants to basic human dignity and a US foreign policy that allows them to make a living in their home country
-Ending imperialistic wars of aggression
Travel is required between Washington, DC and Utah. Employee is expected to meet with supervisors (Utah voters) regularly and publicly. This is a salaried position with a two year contract beginning January, 2011. Selection process will occur over most of 2010.
-Be at least 25 years old
-Be a US citizen for at least 7 years
-Be a resident of Utah
-Commitment to transparency
-Honesty, integrity, courage”
Interestingly, Utah, where the Citizen Candidate is being selected and drafted into office. is where Robert Redford has lived for decades.
Redford told Americans how a candidate should run for office over 4 centuries ago in another spoof (a political spoof) called THE CANDIDATE. Bill McKay, the political talking-head played by Redford, looks into the camera and tells viewers and real candidates to NOT IGNORE THE ISSUES.”
McKay stated to the American viewer, “In the beginning—I think it’s important to note what subjects we haven’t discussed. We’ve completely ignored the fact that this is a society divided by fear, hatred and violence. And until we talk about just what this society really is, then I don’t know how we’re going to change it. For example, we haven’t discussed the rock that destroys our cities. We have all the resources we need to check it, and we don’t use them. And we haven’t discussed why not. We haven’t discussed race in this country. We haven’t discussed poverty. In short, we haven’t discussed any of the sicknesses that may yet send this country up in flames. And we better do it. We’d better get it out in the open and confront it, before it’s too late.”
In short, REAL CANDIDATES need to stop ignoring the facts and needs of the electorate.
This why many leading online- and statewide-citizen organizers in Utah explain their efforts as follows in 2009-2010, “This is really a grass-roots initiative that was an experiment. It has been an experiment the whole way through. It grew out of the realization over 2009 that Jim Matheson and a lot of the Blue dog Democrats were really doing more harm than good, that they were causing more of a problem with our system than the Republicans, actually, and that we needed to replace them. But all of our influential progressive politicians here in Utah, weren’t willing to run against him because of the political risk. So, we were searching for a candidate, and it was somewhat out of frustration that I put a help wanted ad on Craigslist, with the whole job description, requirements, and what we wanted out of people. So that is kind of where it grew out of, and then we pulled together this Progressive Coalition… .”
REAL CANDIDATES NEED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
An alternative to corporate institutions officially taking over the White House, the Senate, The House, your Governor’s office, etc. in 2010 would be to put great NGOs with great names and histories up across from the MURRAY HILL INCs of America in 2010.
How about putting Doctors Without Borders up against Dr. Pepper in Texas?
What about Habitat for Humanity against Coca Cola in Georgia?
Why not imagine Human Rights Watch over Citibank in New York State?
Surely, Amnesty International could whoop up on genetically-modified Monsanto in Missouri?
Anyway, AMERICANS, DON’T EVER AGAIN ALLOW 5 poor decision makers on the Supreme Court decide your next President (Senator, Representative, or Governor) like they did so arbitrarily in December 2000, i.e. when 5 misguided judges mistakenly picked the wrong victor for U.S. president. What a disaster that was?
We need to not just write letters, WE NEED TO ADDRESS REAL ISSUES AND REAL SOLUTIONS.
Don’t you think that is “the key?”
Become active! Get a real functioning Constitution and Country in 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!