Another 4 Years of Obama’s Corporate State, Time for a Revolution!

Well, here we go, 4 more years.

Another 4 years of Obama is worse than 4 years of Romney.

In fact, there is little difference between the two candidates:

  • Both are working for Corporation Inc.
  • Both are ice cream, though one is chocolate, the other vanilla.
  • Both are screwing over the Middle and Lower Classes.
  • Both love war.
  • Both hate Muslims, Native Americans, and anyone else who stands in the way of corporate interests.
  • Both are funded by Goldman Sachs and friends.

So here we are, America has voted.  Another 4 years of the Same.  Even worse.

At least Romney would have to take time to get used to office.  People would take time to get to know him.  The 1st term is always the honeymoon.

But the 2nd term, oh Lord, help us!  We here in North Turtle Island (Canada) are suffering under the tyranny of a man gone wild, Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  He’s like a kid in a candy shop, a bull in a china shop.  Just going to town.  Selling out the country to corporate interests every direction he turns.  A Dick Cheney with a better looking face, and a lot less power.

But Obama for another 4?  I pity you all, Americans.  Romney would be the same poop, different pile.  But at least it would take awhile for his Tyranny Machine to get up and running.  Obama?  He’s got the thang primed and ready to go.

What to expect for the next 4?

  • More wars.  More unemployment.  More debt.  More military and financial overstretch.
  • Fewer rights.  Less assistance for the poor.
  • More corporate handouts and benefits.
  • Expect to see the decline of the Middle Class.
  • Expect to see the nation teeter on the edge of collapse.
  • Expect crises to become Red Hot.
  • Expect people to rise up in defiance of dictatorship of the corporations.
  • Expect the Corporate State to react.  With a vengeance.
  • Expect the rush toward a Combo of George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.
  • And maybe a little Matrix, Children of Men, Hunger Games, The Road & The Book of Eli.

And when the Titanic sinks, people will blame African-Americans instead of the ones who deserve more criticism for screwing up the continent, the European-Americans.  They diseased and butchered the indigenous peoples, they stole the land, they dragged in thousands of slaves from Africa and cheap labour from China, etc.  They set up the Matrix, and damn well, they should get the blame for its downfall.

Anyways, rise up people in resistance to the tyranny.  Don’t be afraid.  All you can lose has or will soon be taken from you no matter what you do.

Resist the powers.  Build community.  And tell the corporations, and the President and other elected officials with him, to take a hike.  Stick it to the Man.

And have fun doing it!  There is joy in rebellion!

But please emphasise non-violence.  Don’t turn into the Monster you’re fighting.

Forget revolution in tiny countries, let’s have a Non-Violent Revolution in Turtle Island (Canada & the U.S.)!  Here are some methods to accomplish this.  I have copied them at the end of this blogpost also:

Here’s a song that’s very fitting for Four Years of More:


Welcome to humanity
This is hour one

So here we are
It’s hour one
And it’s a nightmare
There’s nothing left
And yet it’s good to be alive
There’s no use crying
Cause the universe is not fair
The wicked and the innocent
Are fighting to survive

Child stay down, stay down
You better run for cover underground
Child stay down, stay down
You better shut your mouth
Don’t make a sound

Human nature is the reason
For our downfall
And we deserve it playing God
With our machines
Our religions are a prison
That’s our fatal flaw
Bombs are flying
While we’re sleeping with the enemy

Child stay down, stay down

You better run for cover underground
Child stay down, stay down
You better shut your mouth
Don’t make a sound

Look at me, right at me
When I’m telling you to stay down
Come to me, run to me
I am begging you to stay down
Cling to me desperately
All you gotta do is stay down
Pay attention my child down

Look at me, right at me
When I’m telling you to stay down
Come to me, run to me
I am begging you to stay down
Cling to me desperately
All you gotta do is stay down
Pay attention my child

Child, stay down, stay down
You better run for cover underground
Child stay down, stay down
You better shut your mouth
Don’t make a sound

Child, stay down, stay down
You better run for cover underground
Child stay down, stay down
Stay down

Cheers to y’all,

Prayin’ 4 u, America,



Formal Statements
1. Public Speeches
2. Letters of opposition or support
3. Declarations by organizations and institutions
4. Signed public statements
5. Declarations of indictment and intention
6. Group or mass petitions

Communications with a Wider Audience
7. Slogans, caricatures, and symbols
8. Banners, posters, and displayed communications
9. Leaflets, pamphlets, and books
10. Newspapers and journals
11. Records, radio, and television
12. Skywriting and earthwriting

Group Representations
13. Deputations
14. Mock awards
15. Group lobbying
16. Picketing
17. Mock elections

Symbolic Public Acts
18. Displays of flags and symbolic colors
19. Wearing of symbols
20. Prayer and worship
21. Delivering symbolic objects
22. Protest disrobings
23. Destruction of own property
24. Symbolic lights
25. Displays of portraits
26. Paint as protest
27. New signs and names
28. Symbolic sounds
29. Symbolic reclamations
30. Rude gestures

Pressures on Individuals
31. “Haunting” officials
32. Taunting officials
33. Fraternization
34. Vigils

Drama and Music
35. Humorous skits and pranks
36. Performances of plays and music
37. Singing

38. Marches
39. Parades
40. Religious processions
41. Pilgrimages
42. Motorcades

Honoring the Dead
43. Political mourning
44. Mock funerals
45. Demonstrative funerals
46. Homage at burial places

Public Assemblies
47. Assemblies of protest or support
48. Protest meetings
49. Camouflaged meetings of protest
50. Teach-ins

Withdrawal and Renunciation
51. Walk-outs
52. Silence
53. Renouncing honors
54. Turning one’s back


Ostracism of Persons
55. Social boycott
56. Selective social boycott
57. Lysistratic nonaction
58. Excommunication
59. Interdict

Noncooperation with Social Events, Customs, and Institutions
60. Suspension of social and sports activities
61. Boycott of social affairs
62. Student strike
63. Social disobedience
64. Withdrawal from social institutions

Withdrawal from the Social System
65. Stay-at-home
66. Total personal noncooperation
67. “Flight” of workers
68. Sanctuary
69. Collective disappearance
70. Protest emigration (hijrat)


Actions by Consumers
71. Consumers’ boycott
72. Nonconsumption of boycotted goods
73. Policy of austerity
74. Rent withholding
75. Refusal to rent
76. National consumers’ boycott
77. International consumers’ boycott

Action by Workers and Producers
78. Workmen’s boycott
79. Producers’ boycott

Action by Middlemen
80. Suppliers’ and handlers’ boycott

Action by Owners and Management
81. Traders’ boycott
82. Refusal to let or sell property
83. Lockout
84. Refusal of industrial assistance
85. Merchants’ “general strike”

Action by Holders of Financial Resources
86. Withdrawal of bank deposits
87. Refusal to pay fees, dues, and assessments
88. Refusal to pay debts or interest
89. Severance of funds and credit
90. Revenue refusal
91. Refusal of a government’s money

Action by Governments
92. Domestic embargo
93. Blacklisting of traders
94. International sellers’ embargo
95. International buyers’ embargo
96. International trade embargo


Symbolic Strikes
97. Protest strike
98. Quickie walkout (lightning strike)

Agricultural Strikes
99. Peasant strike
100. Farm Workers’ strike

Strikes by Special Groups
101. Refusal of impressed labor
102. Prisoners’ strike
103. Craft strike
104. Professional strike

Ordinary Industrial Strikes
105. Establishment strike
106. Industry strike
107. Sympathetic strike

Restricted Strikes
108. Detailed strike
109. Bumper strike
110. Slowdown strike
111. Working-to-rule strike
112. Reporting “sick” (sick-in)
113. Strike by resignation
114. Limited strike
115. Selective strike

Multi-Industry Strikes
116. Generalized strike
117. General strike

Combination of Strikes and Economic Closures
118. Hartal
119. Economic shutdown


Rejection of Authority
120. Withholding or withdrawal of allegiance
121. Refusal of public support
122. Literature and speeches advocating resistance

Citizens’ Noncooperation with Government
123. Boycott of legislative bodies
124. Boycott of elections
125. Boycott of government employment and positions
126. Boycott of government depts., agencies, and other bodies
127. Withdrawal from government educational institutions
128. Boycott of government-supported organizations
129. Refusal of assistance to enforcement agents
130. Removal of own signs and placemarks
131. Refusal to accept appointed officials
132. Refusal to dissolve existing institutions

Citizens’ Alternatives to Obedience
133. Reluctant and slow compliance
134. Nonobedience in absence of direct supervision
135. Popular nonobedience
136. Disguised disobedience
137. Refusal of an assemblage or meeting to disperse
138. Sitdown
139. Noncooperation with conscription and deportation
140. Hiding, escape, and false identities
141. Civil disobedience of “illegitimate” laws

Action by Government Personnel
142. Selective refusal of assistance by government aides
143. Blocking of lines of command and information
144. Stalling and obstruction
145. General administrative noncooperation
146. Judicial noncooperation
147. Deliberate inefficiency and selective noncooperation by enforcement agents
148. Mutiny

Domestic Governmental Action
149. Quasi-legal evasions and delays
150. Noncooperation by constituent governmental units

International Governmental Action
151. Changes in diplomatic and other representations
152. Delay and cancellation of diplomatic events
153. Withholding of diplomatic recognition
154. Severance of diplomatic relations
155. Withdrawal from international organizations
156. Refusal of membership in international bodies
157. Expulsion from international organizations


Psychological Intervention
158. Self-exposure to the elements
159. The fast
a) Fast of moral pressure
b) Hunger strike
c) Satyagrahic fast
160. Reverse trial
161. Nonviolent harassment

Physical Intervention
162. Sit-in
163. Stand-in
164. Ride-in
165. Wade-in
166. Mill-in
167. Pray-in
168. Nonviolent raids
169. Nonviolent air raids
170. Nonviolent invasion
171. Nonviolent interjection
172. Nonviolent obstruction
173. Nonviolent occupation

Social Intervention
174. Establishing new social patterns
175. Overloading of facilities
176. Stall-in
177. Speak-in
178. Guerrilla theater
179. Alternative social institutions
180. Alternative communication system

Economic Intervention
181. Reverse strike
182. Stay-in strike
183. Nonviolent land seizure
184. Defiance of blockades
185. Politically motivated counterfeiting
186. Preclusive purchasing
187. Seizure of assets
188. Dumping
189. Selective patronage
190. Alternative markets
191. Alternative transportation systems
192. Alternative economic institutions

Political Intervention
193. Overloading of administrative systems
194. Disclosing identities of secret agents
195. Seeking imprisonment
196. Civil disobedience of “neutral” laws
197. Work-on without collaboration
198. Dual sovereignty and parallel government

Source: Gene Sharp, The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Vol. 2: The Methods of Nonviolent Action (Boston: Porter Sargent Publishers, 1973).

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