Another Shot Heard ‘Round the World

Great Seal of the State of Arizona

Seal of the State of Arizona, Image via Wikipedia

It was another shot heard ‘round the world, or a shot across ALEC’s bow. Republican candidates in Arizona universally went down in defeat, yesterday, as a progressive, Democratic, Phoenix mayoral candidate with working class roots, and real family values trounced a corporate lobbyist with a long history of being involved in successful, cynical, slanderous campaigns. A firefighter overcame a TEA party candidate for a Phoenix City Council seat, and a vile, corrupt, career politician was forced to finally accept the recall results imposed upon him by his constituents. The People came together as one, a rainbow of ethnicities, races and religion, and pushed the corporatists away. The ripple effect will be felt in Wisconsin and Ohio, as the People become further inspired to throw off the chains of corporate domination, and #Occupations will be emboldened. Oppressive politicos everywhere have watched us, and know that they are next. The Arab Spring may well have become the American Autumn.

The American voter has historically been under informed and complacent, and ALEC’s crew is stalwart and cunning. Charles and David Koch have had long lifetimes to ferment their racist, John Birch Society inspired, libertarian tainted ideology. They have the billions to bring their dreams of dominance to fruition and their surreptitious tentacles are widespread. Rather than sit back and bask in the radiance of victory, the Arizona Democratic voting public must expand and educate itself, and continue its resistance against the corporate masters, fighting them at every turn, sending the message across the country. We must overcome! Si, se puede!

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About Stefan Jacke

MagicRobert presented me with a vellum document, composed in an insane script. We were in a well secured vault in the Michener Library. His face exploded into a broad smile, as he saw me recognize the words, "That government governs best which governs least." It was a copy of "On Civil Disobedience" in the author's own hand. The experience called to mind a conversation Henry David Thoreau had with Ralph Waldo Emerson, as Thoreau sat in a jail cell, incarcerated for protesting the Mexican War. Emerson asked, "David, what are you doing in there?" Thoreau responded, "The point is, Ralph, what are you doing out there?" Once, long ago, I jumped off of big red trucks, lifted weights, and cleaned toilets for a living. Then I wrestled drunks, ran around in circles, and got splattered with blood and all manner of body fluids for a living. Now I enjoy the stillness of early morning in my rocking chair on the porch, with a hot cup of coffee, trying in vain to forget the past. Thank you, Robert!
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3 Responses to Another Shot Heard ‘Round the World

  1. Thank you Stefan you say it better then anyone.
    Keep rocken the boat Arizona needs your voice.

  2. Don’t forget the past. It’s in the contrast that today feels so perfect.

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