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Reader Opinion: The simple goal

For most people the simple goal is to live a life in which they can do meaningful work, provide a sustainable life for their loved ones, be a part of a supportive community, find ways to work with others for common ends, educate their children, f...

For most people the simple goal is to live a life in which they can do meaningful work, provide a sustainable life for their loved ones, be a part of a supportive community, find ways to work with others for common ends, educate their children, find ways to take care of health issues and be able to live in a dignified manner after they can no longer work and to die with some peace of mind.

We have all watched this simple goal slip away, as we work harder and harder for longer and longer hours for less pay and fewer benefits. The only group that is prospering is a small oligarchy of economic elites. Those are the very people who told us that we only had to trust their economic manipulations and we would all be prosperous with secure futures.

The illusion of the promises of that ideology crumbled in the last election and showed the ugly face of the economic elite. It was a face that would not allow an orderly and democratic path to change which Bernie Sanders offered. Instead those in power insisted on only allowing candidates who supported that economic system to participate, making it clear that change could only happen outside the system, on the grass roots level.

But most importantly, the ordinary people are not willing to allow others to make decisions for them, nor to dictate what their lives will be like without allowing them to participate in those decisions. They will stand up to rebuild the system of democracy that is our heritage, once again restore human values and provide a sustainable and inclusive future for this nation. Perhaps they will even offer inspiration for saving our planet.

Bob Passi

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