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I don't post a lot of personal stuff, and I don't post anything controversial: politics, opinions, religion...anything that could spark an argument. I'm here to make stock and provide for the artistic community. But you know what? This is about something else. This is about saving America.

It's funny, I had thought a few months ago of doing this very thing, but who am I? I'm nobody. This guy is a professor of law at Harvard. My plea would have branded me as a crackpot and dismissed, or worse, ruined any credibility I may have had for future ventures.

For those of you who may not be aware, or who don't live in America, we are sinking. Fast. I have been personally privy to how bad things have gotten, and we are still barely scraping a living out of the military's begrudging obligations to my husband, for whom he saw and did horrible things. His only reward was to have his mind and body ruined, and in order to get any sort of help, we are required to navigate the endlessly looping systems of underfunded and overworked social programs. Unless you have money, America doesn't care. This is especially true of our political system, where lobbyists representing the 1% of the 1% make all the decisions on policy nationwide. I have said before as an American: do not hate me, for my politicians and my government does not only not listen to me, they don't respect me or care if I exist. I don't love America. I would leave if I could, but even that is denied me.

However, that's the coward's way out. Fleeing while millions of people suffer, when, however small, I could try to make a difference. I don't know if this guy will succeed, but it's worth a shot. It's the only thing that will work. Occupy Wall Street failed spectacularly and nobody wants to resort to violence. Let's beat them at their own game, let's buy our country back.

Here's the link, please spread the word. Even if he's a massive charlatan, what's $10 going to really cost you in the end? And if everyone in America gave $10, we'd have more than enough to oust those self-serving, racist, bigot, sexist white men out of their comfy positions of power. Because money is everything: they told us so.

mayone.us/?c=up1 <== link is here.
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xvlvxvr Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you heard of Wolf Pac? They're trying to get money out of politics too, by proposing a constitutional amendment. Their volunteers all over the country are making some headway. So even if people can't donate to the cause, they show you how to volunteer and contact your state representatives. Give their site a look-over if you're interested: wolf-pac.com

And there are other groups like them, and MayOne, showing up all over the country. I hope the trend catches on.
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DeviousPSYCHOviciouS Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with u, we as Americans are a mess, and we just take what our government and the wealthy do because were to distracted with our shinny things we can't afford. At every hour of the day we have a screen to our face. To obsessed with social/self presence on our social networks," to care about important issues. We walk along like zombie's, unaware of what are government is doing to the world and to us. It is also, very sad how they treat the men and women that protect our "freedoms," that is the biggest disrespect and clear example of how little our government truly cares about their citizens. :/
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LadyYuna88 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Writer
Agreed. Things are bad here, and if you don't have disposable income, no one gives a flying fuck about you, or your family. Veterans get treated like shit, while entertainers and politicians are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars, even millions. People on make decisions based on how much more money they can possibly squeeze out of the rest of us, and it's just... ugh.

My most recent bitching has been about the new healthcare law. You'd think it was a good thing, and I imagine that for some families, who get enough of a stipend to cover a plan, it might be. But what I've experienced has been awful. We got a $700+ stipend, but still have to pay $218 on top of that just so we can have a plan that doesn't have an unrealistically high deductible. I made the first payment last month. Still haven't gotten my policy information, and they locked me out of my account by changing the password for a third fucking time for "security" reasons. It's a burden, not a blessing. I had even reluctantly thought it might be okay, back when they first talked about it. Now, I think it's bullshit.

So I'm with you on all of this. Trouble is, I'm like most people. Ranting about it is all I can do, because there's no way anyone on the "top" will listen to me, by myself. :/
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ax1sp0wers Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
if you want to go...sell everything you have to afford the cost.  but remember, "the grass is always greener..." 
however, you are correct about corruption in the government.  come live in DC for...6 months.  this place is a microcosm.  since everything is "booming" here, then it has to be "fine" everywhere else; but for those of us who have family elsewhere, or travel any distance outside of the beltway, it is evident that is not the case.
an uninformed public, ignorance, and just plain fed-up populace is what they want.  because so few of these guys actually serve or represent us.  they want the power.  and the fact they only need to spend six years in "service" before they are set for life on our dime.  if only we could take the country back to early constitution--where senators were elected by state houses (to maintain the states' interests at the federal level), where state governments had more power than federal governments (because that is actually constitutional), and where federal politicians were NOT full time (they didn't get paid more than a per diem to be here and were only here when something HAD to be done, they actually had to go back to their states and work regular jobs, and they did not get to collect a lifetime retirement for them and their dependents once they died).  oh, and we were not taxed to death back then either...

yeah, it is easy to rant and rave.  but the truth is, that is about all anyone does.

you should not HATE america.  our country is not the problem.  the problem here is exactly the same as it is in the gun debate.  guns are not the problem...they cannot kill anyone unless someone (bad) is behind the trigger pulling it.  so, the problem is PEOPLE...  and they are people at ALL levels...politicians AND citizens...
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Sinned-angel-stock Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yeah, the grass is always greener, definitely, it's a matter of perception. But, you know, a starving AIDS-inflicted child in Africa with no clean water would probably consider even the worst ghetto in America a paradise and I do try to keep that in mind. It's not really my poverty, necessarily, that irritates me, but their greed. It's the principle of the thing. If I choose to give away my money to you, that's one thing, but if you take it from me by force, that's another.
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ax1sp0wers Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
i have to agree with you on your last point.  that is one of my biggest issues with the welfare mentality.  i am a giving person, and i WANT to help people get on their feet.  but i am sick of the ideal that believes it is okay to stick a hand in MY pocket to take what i've worked for in order to pass it off to someone else.  i want to know WHO i am helping, and be the one to make the decision to help because often times it is not a wise decision to get involved.  if people want to help others so badly, they should stop throwing money at the problem, and actually help...because the problem is most likely something unrelated to money entirely.
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MistressDizzy Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*shakes head* What the government does to its veterans in this country is completely disgusting. Your husband deserves to be treated like the damn hero he is, not like yesterday's trash.


I can't imagine what you have to deal with. It gets to the point where I can't even watch the news anymore, because I just get sick. Physically sick, I just get kind of nauseous. 

I don't know what words of encouragement I could possibly offer to you and yours, but... I truly hope the government gets its collective heads out of its asses and begins to see how badly they've screwed over the people they 'serve'.
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lou2209 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
the whole world is going to shit tbh, everywhere needs change. I mean my country (scotland) as the opportunity for it with getting independence from the uk and avoiding an even more bigoted government. ahhh and sometimes a small part of me feels like I'm wasting my time trying to make a career out of art when I could be doing something so much better for the world but eh that's for another time to worry over.
but I really hope this guy has the right intentions in his heart, he might actually make a difference! and it looks like the $1m is about to be met too!

I really need to read up on everything more!
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OanaZ Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Interface Designer
isn't it strange how here they tell us that America is rising from the crisis..?
is not that I don't believe you: honestly I would rather trust a person who's living the tragedy rather than the newspapers. They are paid by the government to lie to us and to take more money from us... I really sad to hear that in USA people and families are left at their own destiny..I do really hope that this project will help you people and will make a better life! I'll spread the word among my friends!

I have just one small perplexity: how come American people can't leave USA? 
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