Philip A. Farruggio -- World News Trust
May 8, 2017
Anyone with even a portion of logic in their minds knows that absolutes are for mathematical formulas... not real life.
Factor out those who are from the class of mega-millionaires, and the rest of us here in good ole America are simply working stiffs. If you either work for your income or wish you could, or are retired from such things, you are a working stiff.
Again, anyone who earns less than a million per year is welcomed into my political tent. My ideas will not please both Marxists and Libertarians, but it can and should rally most of you out there. Just take the time to see the value in some of these platforms.
Let's realize that in today's world of hype and spin, words and phrases matter. To consolidate lots of working stiffs from various backgrounds, we shall name this new political party The Small Business/Labor Party.
We need to disassociate small business owners (I know you Marxists think little of these "Petit Bourgeois" folks) from those who run our big corporations. Small business must be the backbone of American commerce, and it sadly is not!
In reality, small business owners and managers have the same needs and desires as those who labor for others, private or public. We all are getting screwed by this corporate Military Industrial Empire.
If small business owners and managers can peel away from supporting the Republicans or Independent Conservative movements, and realize that they are just working stiffs at heart... change can begin. If those working stiffs who work for others can realize that small business owners have the same fears for economic demise as them... a merger will occur.
A Small Business/Labor Party will, like all political parties, have an extensive platform. This writer understands it would take literally a book to cover them all. So, let's mention but a few major points of interest:
There is so much more to deal with on so many other important and vital issues, like the environmental crisis we face, a woman's right to choose, better civil liberties for all of we working stiffs, especially the disenfranchised, and on and on. The purpose of this brief platform is to go after the real KEY to securing change, and that has always been the economic one. With the issues addressed above, the other as important issues can more easily be focused on.
This writer wishes NOT to be the leader of any such new party. Rather, the spokes of the wheel of needed change must be highlighted, as I have attempted to do with this piece. If we take the most recent experience of another "Democratic Republic," France, we see that the two finalists in their presidential election were NOT from any of the leading political parties (France has a multi-party system, where we have only two real vibrant ones here).So, there is a precedent for the "hope and change" we never have seen to finally appear... Yes?
Philip A Farruggio is son and grandson of Brooklyn, NYC longshoremen. A graduate of Brooklyn College ( class of '74 with a BA in Speech & Theater), he is a freelance columnist posted on World News Trust, Nation of Change Blog, Op Ed News, TheSleuthJournal.com, The Intrepid Report, Information Clearing House, Dandelion Salad, Activist Post, Dissident Voice, Counterpunch and many other sites worldwide. Philip works as an environmental products sales rep and has been a street corner protest activist leader and Green Party member since 2000. In 2010 he became a local spokesperson for the 25% Solution Movement to Save Our Cities by cutting military spending 25%. Philip can be reached at PAF1222@bellsouth.net