” If a society cannot help the many who are poor it cannot save the few who are rich.” JFK
Just before winning seats in Britain’s House recently, Labor ran an ad with a message that Democrats should adopt in advance of our Congressional elections next year :
We know we live in a land with riches for all.
We know the health worker and firefighter contribute no less than the stock broker and merchant banker.
We know there is no Chief Executive or shareholder value without the worker.
We know that wealth, privilege and power are carved up in obscene fashion.
We. Have. Had. Enough.
We demand, health, work, home, education and care in time of need not subject to grand profiteering but planned, transparent ; executed in efficient fashion under democratic control using our intelligence and imagination.
We demand the full fruits of our labor.
We demand the right to contribute and recognize the obligation to share.
Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and never will.
We have one short precious life.
We demand a chance to be all that we can.
After all is said and done it’s still about making the economy work for everyone. No one can save us. We have to save ourselves.