I assume you're talking about baseball, sorry I can't always follow that analogy. For me batter is something you cover fish with before you deep fry it, and a pitcher is something you put margueritas in.
What I was trying to say is that the very rich will always have things their own way until the workers in Michigan, Beijing, Capetown, Rio and Manchester realise they've got more in common with each other and less in common with the guy that owns the local radio station. The very rich realised this a long time ago.
Very well said and funny about the batter and pitcher thing. hehe
I think the very first thing is to isolate what exactly is the gripe? The main gripe may be different in the US than it is in the Middle East. Or maybe it is the same but cloaked under some cultural barrier. I would guess that the main gripe in the middle east is government detached from the people and corporate corruption and a lack of a middle class. Perhaps this is also the gripe in the USA.
Although I personally think for the Middle East it has also to do with freedom of expression. Islam has long suppressed the people of the Middle East with its idea that no one's head is supposed to be above anther's head while prostrating one's self to Allah.. If they protest as a collective whole then they feel justified in finally achieving self expression. While in the US self expression has reached a grotesque and decadent height.
If suppression of the middle class is what is to blame then who do we blame for this? Do we chop off the head of our government?
I believe this is the bait... The republicans would love to see us chop off the head of our government and storm the capitol all greedily seeking our piece of the pie or batter fried broccoli... If we were to blame our government and cause it any ill then the republicans would certainly get their wish for "smaller government". I believe this is exactly their plan... While big business would only swoop in and buy off our military.
No! This is not the answer... We have to KILL the lobbyist! I don't mean that literally... I mean, just walk into a supermarket and look at all the name brands... If our gripe is with big business who do we blame? The oil companies, the farmers, the grocers themselves, the millions of products? They have us hypnotized by their dazzling colorful labels and enough plastic to suffocate a million babies.
We need to get our senator's and representatives to promise that each and every one who we vote for is willing to vote to end lobbying... If they do not end this lobbying we do not vote for them. We protest and demand they collectively hold this vote after they are elected and no more err, fancy pants Dick Durbans to strike down the motion before it even reaches a vote. We hinge the entire election on this one issue...
THIS and only this will revive the middle class.... This will end these corrupt earmarks, government waste, bridges to nowhere and place the will and concerns of the people once and for all front and center in Washington.
How can the people compete with large corporations? The very architecture of our government is geared to allow the corrupt to impact the most change... We need to put our foot on the hose and stop the corporations from using our elected officials as puppets for their own greedy and un-conscientious gain.
The plants and trees don't have a voice, fish don't have a voice. They can't lobby our senators and say HELP you are hunting me to extinction! Yet the greedy corporations have the loudest voice of all.