The Raincrow Report
East Texas old-timers called the mourning dove a "raincrow." Big Finance and Big Business dominate our public policy, giving us perpetual debt for perpetual war. Now that we've been given the "Business" (http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/business) and become poorer for it, history and common sense dictate that neither peacetime, nor prosperity, nor Planet Earth's environmental health will ever be restored through the "benevolence" of the finance capitalists, but can only come from banding together to get our "Business" under control. In order to gain such control, "reform" has proven inadequate. Instead, we must begin to transform our institutions, which have become tools of the wealthy and powerful at the top of the classical "hierarchical pyramid," reflective of their contempt for the needs of anyone else. Can you hear the raincrow calling softly for peace, justice, and bottom-up democracy?