I have been mad at our political/economic system for some time. After leaving my activism in college I settled in a good corporate job as an engineer for five years. I then “built” my own software company. While insulated from today’s and yesteryear’s ills of working for companies that continue wage depression and employee oppression, I read about it with a continued trepidation. You see, even when one thinks all is well with where they are in life the unknown of society at large invariable will have an effect on us all. As a society we ignore that at our own peril.
On my twitter handle I use the phrase “Political Involvement Should Be A Requirement For Citizenship” because we all make up our own politics. If it is bad it is our fault. If it is good it is our fault. After just blogging on political economic issues under several anonymous handles I decided to just come out and write a book. Hell, everybody was doing it on the right, mostly distributing factually false information. I was initially wary of coming out publicly politically because of where I live, where my daughter went to school, and the potential effect on my business. When I wrote “As I See It: Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom” it was done completely out of frustration and the desire to put the entire operation of our body politics and economic system in a form that everyday folk could understand. The intent was to show how we got where we were, the evils of the current system, and how we get the hell out.
This morning I clicked on a link that got me to a story from a Hostess (makers of Twinkies) employee titled “Inside the Hostess Bankery.” I had a visceral reaction to the article because it was the clearest expression of our plutocracy.
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