Advanced Political Consciousness—A Key to American Happiness

(Originally published at Examiner.com.)

The Occupy Movement of 2011-2012 created a spectacular spotlight on economic inequality in America. But since then, Occupy has diminished into nearly nothing in terms of occupying public space as of 2013, our economic inequality is still the worst among advanced nations, a trend which follows the decline of other aspects . . . → Read More: Advanced Political Consciousness—A Key to American Happiness

Danny Glover’s Brilliant Idea Expressed at Occupy Oakland

On October 15th, 2011 actor, activist, and American citizen stood up at Occupy Oakland and gave an electrifying, passionate talk about creating changes in America. Halfway through the seven-and-a-half minute talk, he spoke these words:

“We have to be here, tomorrow, the next day, the day after tomorrow, and the tomorrows after . . . → Read More: Danny Glover’s Brilliant Idea Expressed at Occupy Oakland

Our Grievances as Americans—In Solidarity with The Occupy Movement

OUR GRIEVANCES AS AMERICANS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT 

As I write in October, 2011, groups of citizens are springing up all over the nation, from Maine to California; from Alaska to Florida—hundreds of assemblies—to voice our grievances about our government and our economy

Why? Because people in America . . . → Read More: Our Grievances as Americans—In Solidarity with The Occupy Movement

Introducing the Idea of a People’s Convention or Congress

(Writer’s note: I’ve also published versions of this article on two mirror sites representing my call for a national congress or convention to deliberate about constitutional solutions through amendments and to submit the amendments they recommend to the American people in a binding referendum. This article is published at peoplescongress.net and peoplesconvention.us—under . . . → Read More: Introducing the Idea of a People’s Convention or Congress

Draft of Mission and Vision for the People’s Congress

I’ve been cooperating with John Mulkins, the original founder of the website http://peoplescongress.org.

I fully support him and those with whom he has been working. I’ve written a draft of a mission and vision statement for the People’s Congress.

The writing in this draft arises from years of study of electoral systems, and . . . → Read More: Draft of Mission and Vision for the People’s Congress

A Solution to Massive Efforts to Cut American Wages

A recent article in In These Times highlights how the corporate regime is cutting wages to increase profits during our great recession. What can be done?

Germany’s solution is elegant: economic co-determination. Investors elect half of the board of directors. Workers (including union members) elect the other half of board seats.

This could . . . → Read More: A Solution to Massive Efforts to Cut American Wages

Lakoff and Westen Miss the Constitutional Elephant in the Room

I am interested in helping to stimulate a dialogue towards ultimate solutions whereby the American people’s will becomes the law of the land.

I believe this cannot happen within the framework of our current government, its constitutional limitations, and the resulting two-party system entirely corrupted by money.

I . . . → Read More: Lakoff and Westen Miss the Constitutional Elephant in the Room

Solutions for a Nation in Crisis

© Copyright 2010 by Kelly Gerling

What kind of crisis are we Americans experiencing?

US government military forces and intelligence agencies in Afghanistan and Pakistan select targets with large percentages of civilians and kill them, along with people suspected as being members of militias resisting the US occupation. The US government holds . . . → Read More: Solutions for a Nation in Crisis

Achieving Progressive Political Unity

Achieving Progressive Political Unity

Based on a Speech to the Tacoma-Pierce County Chapter of Washington Public Campaigns Tacoma, Washington   October 31st, 2009

By Kelly Gerling

© 2009 Kelly Patrick Gerling

My name is Kelly Gerling. I work as . . . → Read More: Achieving Progressive Political Unity

In America, who or what is sovereign?

I think it is important to realize that power in the US is largely political. The money in politics is not the real power, but is used to harness that power. . . . → Read More: In America, who or what is sovereign?