Oct 19, 2012
Wow! A piece on Democracy Now took me someplace this morning that I had no intention of going – but I must.
Amy Goodman was interviewing two influential people in the student uprisings in Chile – a movement that doesn’t get any press in the United States and without her report I would not have moved to the next level of my research.
The Chilean educational system is run on an ALEC model – privatized. Chile is/was run totally and completely for decades on an ALEC free market privatization model – fascism – and authoritarianism. More on that later.
But the video clip that I am about to introduce is way too familiar in today’s USA and because of it – very scary.
The video shows everyday life for Chileans. This is not some hypothetical crap being spewed by ALEC legislators – it is the real-life story of the destruction of a country - caused by free market thinking.
We have to use the experience and knowledge gained from the Chilean free market experiment to stop the free market experiment from advancing in the US.
And all of this is obviously because something is not working with this extremely privatized educational system.
The Chilean activists are showing us what our future could be if we do not take action.
We must take notice.
We have to stop the USA free-market slide into hell, before it gets any stronger.
The main way to do that is to GET RID OF ALEC!
WE MUST MAKE SURE THAT ALL ALEC MEMBERS
ARE NOT ELECTED OR RE-ELECTED AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVELS.
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