If we had a true democracy, a government of the people for the people, corporations would be denied tax loopholes, they would be forced to clean up their pollution, they would be denied access to power through financial inducements to representatives, they would pay tax penalties for outsourcing jobs. They would be forced to pay fair wages. If we had a true democracy the banks would not be allowed to commoditize markets to drive up prices. Home foreclosures would be stopped instantly while those who caused the financial collapse would be penalized instead of receiving bonus’ paid out of tax payer bailout money. The Director of the NSA, James Clapper would not be allowed to lie to congress and go unpunished. The list is endless, I am sure you can add to it in the comments section.
BUT, WE DO NOT HAVE A DEMOCRACY.
The banks, corporations and wealthy elites have gained far too much power and now legislate for their own interests and if we do not act they will get us all killed. They already have most of us working two jobs and still living below the poverty line, they have already hollowed out American jobs through outsourcing and decimated our environment. Pine Ridge North Dakota has a lower life expectancy for the average male than Iraq right now!
ETHOS has just one mission. A return to a true democracy. A government whose first concern and guiding principal is to serve society as a whole and not the bottom line of a corporate spread sheet, would bring peace and justice to us all. We may find many new and different political models as we move toward the future but that is for later. Right now what we need to stem the tide is a return to first principals; a government of the people, by the people, for the people. Can we all unite around that?
ETHOS will gather numbers and coordinate action to support initiatives like “Election Finance Reform” to get the money out of politics. It will co ordinate action and protest to demand legislation, like the labeling and proper testing of GMO products, a return of Glass Steagall Act to regulate banks. All of our actions and protests will be designed with that one specific goal of a return to a true democracy. WHAT WE NEED NOW IS NUMBERS, SPREAD THE WORD.
The Ethos website will be a full resource for alternative news and information about all things political and environmental. Supporting the message of the Ethos Documentary, these pages will be the ongoing meeting place for the Ethos community and will connect directly with our new FB page.
If we pull together we really can change this system and these pages will be a forum and resource for helping to spread the message about the incredible movement toward a just and peaceful world for us all. Click around, leave comments and suggestions, post links to great articles and video’s and get involved in this great conversation.
MOST IMPORTANLY PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD this is one very easy way to start making changes.
Pete McGrain Ethos Writer/Director