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YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Dr. Ellen Brown

January 4, 2021 by  
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Power Demonstrated



One year ago, my December 2019 column reflected on the American Dream. My story was that of my parents — who began their lives together in the 1940s when they married and months later my Dad-to-be was whisked away to serve in the US Navy in the South Pacific theater.

I can only imagine what the country was like at this critical time under President Harry Truman and World War II. Patriotism in the ‘40s was Power. People believed in America and trusted Truman to protect the American people. Power Demonstrated.

Roosevelt is credited with helping the American people regain faith in — of all things — THEMSELVES! Later, in 1948, Truman signed Executive Order 9981, which desegregated the Armed Forces and created the Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Forces. Both Roosevelt and Truman did the “right” thing instead of the popular thing — in favor of the People. Power Demonstrated.

Seventy-two years later, the Presidential election of 2020 will go down in history as the President vs. The People. Why? Because he discounted the legitimacy of the voice of the people in favor of his own interests. Power Demonstrated.

But the power of the people prevailed. There is no right or wrong; good or bad. The statistics demonstrate the power of the majority: Joe Biden is the victor in the 2020 presidential race. The numbers are staggering:

Most votes cast in a U.S. Presidential election

In 2020, the number of Black Americans eligible to vote reached a record 30 million.

Nationwide, Black voters equal 12.5% of the U.S. electorate, up from 2000

For the first time, Hispanic voters in America became the largest non-white segment to vote in a Presidential election, outnumbering Black voters

Record number of voters say they would vote by absentee or mail-in

Power still resides within the people. Voters spoke loud and clear and the majority won the debate. Unfortunately, sore losers won’t leave the stage. This result is less about Republican versus Democrat; it is respect versus disrespect of the people. In the end, the very electorate needed by the incumbent was the one vilified: suburban, college-educated, white, independent, immigrant and Republican.

The real power has spoken. Let it go! POWER DEMONSTRATED!

Express yourself! Email me your comments on the election process and the future as you see it.

Dr. Ellen Brown is an affiliate faculty member at Regis University, Denver. Contact Dr. Brown at

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