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Name: John Monk
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Hometown: Raleigh NC
Home country: USA
Member since: Sat Apr 23, 2016, 11:45 AM
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But The Riot Inside Moves On

Hello fiends at DU! this post is about the Bernie revolution and its impact on the United States in the present and in the future. this post also examines the core values of the revolution from American History and how we can put it all into action. last but not least this post talks about how we millennials have the power to make history for our country.

The Original Fire

When I think of my country and politics I think of my grand father who served in wwii. He was a proud FDR Progressive and a hero to me. I can still remember his stories of Europe and the horrors he saw in the battle of the bulge. As my grand father would point out if he was still here today it was a very interesting time to be an American. Under Roosevelt we fought evil fascim in Europe and tried to make the world a better place. He was in my and in my grandfathers opinion our greatest president. FDR stood for workers rights and got our country out of the great depression by signing the new deal into law. FDR even for broke up the big banks and multinationals by signing into law the glass-steagall act and the WPA into law to modernize infrastructure and provide government jobs. The multinationals had to pay a way higher tax rate than today. FDR also signed social security into law and created the security exchange commission to establish rules and regulations on wall street. In fact these accomplishments had made us into the worlds next big superpower and the perk of no financial collapses for 60 years! We at that time were a role model to the world.

I remember my grand father being very pro union in part because of FDR and the labor movement. FDR famously sent in the national guard to help protect workers that staged a sit in at a plant as seen in Micheal Moore's capitalism a love story.
It is incredible to think that a president would support the workers on that level but in that time the USA was a shining beacon of hope beacause of FDR and the labour movement.

FDR was also working on a second bill of rights but unfortunately he died of polio. The second bill of right would have been an incredible achievement for our country and the progressive movement. The second bill of rights would have guaranteed eight specific rights:

Employment (right to a job)

Food, clothing and leisure, via enough income to support them

Farmers' rights to a fair income

Freedom from unfair competition and monopolies


Medical care

Social security


Roosevelt stated that having these rights would guarantee American security, and that the United States' place in the world depended upon how far these and similar rights had been carried into practice.

read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Bill_of_Rights
This second bill of rights is the basis and foundation of our movement as progressives and we cant forget that. Now you understand why Roosevelt was the original fire and if the republicans have anything to say about it than the original fire has died and gone.

But The Riot Inside Moves On

As progressives we have to keep these ideas alive by supporting Bernie and keeping the revolution going. Bernie in many ways reminds me of my grandfather and I think Bernie speaks for the progressive Roosevelt era American. We millennials have an unusual chance to be like the generation of my grandfather and I think that is exactly what America needs right now. We need to protest and vote to make sure this revolution stays alive. with this revolution we have a chance at getting progressive values signed into law but we need to continue to make sure both parties are held accountable for their actions. Here is a list of things we can do to keep the revolution going:

1. protest and march let your voices be heard

2. vote for progressive candidates in the national and local elections

3. stage sit ins and strikes in factories and in the work place. remember the change starts with you

4. block wall street from being able to get anything done by striking and sit ins at the stock exchange

6. boycott companies that pollute and don't treat their workers fairly

7. invest in green energy and in fair companies

8. hold all politicians accountable for their words and their actions

I know we have the power to change the status quo so that is why I'm going to give you this first assignment for the revolution. in the comments give ideas for the revolution and please rec and leave a smiley to show that you support Bernie and his revolution and that you are progressive. I hope you all enjoyed my post!

This is part 1 of a series of posts. Part 2 will focus on how FDR progressivism helped to shape Europe into what it was today and how the United States went away from progressive ideas specifically on trade. So stay tuned for part 2 which I will link here:http://www.democraticunderground.com/1280199775 I hope to see y'all then

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Great post

We millinials I think will keep the flame of the revolution going. I believe we might be the next ww2 generation minus the war. We have the principles of FDR. And both revolutions happened at the turn of the century which is interesting to think about. Another great writing to base our revolution on is the 2nd bill of rights. Every one needs to read it.


Also count me in and keep up the good work pat! Lol I see my dad (mmonk) posted before me.

Tow Truck Driver Leaves Woman With Disabilities On Side Of Highway Because She Supports Bernie


This is just awful. People are supposed to help people in need. I also have Crohn's so this really pisses me off!

Martin guitars and question

this is really cool!

Which martin is your favorite?

Martin guitar history and tone woods

Anyone into music should check this out! You will learn a lot about acoustic guitars.

Which martin is your favorite?

We Will Never Surrender

Well I knew tonight would be tough. we still haven't lost yet my friends. They don't know what we know. They don't know how screwed up this system is. We are Americas last chance we cant let this revolution die and we wont let it die. They don't understand how dedicated we are to the cause. They are so out of touch that they even are now comparing us to Trump. Yes you heard me Trump! HRC is even saying we will ensure Donald Trumps victory. But that is just an open threat and we all know the RNC will be contested. But for as many names as they call us and as many attacks HRC has made against us; we are still above the ridiculous attacks. We have to continue to set an example to America and the rest of the world. So continue to protest, volunteer, and donate. We are fighting for more than just a political candidate and a political party. We are fighting for democratic values and from the oppression of the 1%. So what ever you do guys and gals don't give in and don't give up! Oh and one more thing HRC and the RNC

We will never surrender!

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