I am amazed that people still think we have either a Democrat problem in the United States, or that it’s a Republican problem that’s ailing our country.
I don’t believe in the two party system, the idea that politicians can save us is ridiculous. The only thing more ridiculous is that there is a difference between the democratic and Republican parties. Both of them are responsible for running are country into the ground.
Through out history politicians are have not been part of building a country up, and preserving it’s freedom. It’s the opposite; they are part of countries demise. Withering away at free speech, and civil liberties. often passing laws to keep people from doing activities then deem as harmful or inappropriate. Men, who started in politics with good intention, soon grow comfortable by the apathy of the people they represent.
Our forefathers did not legislate our way into being free. They fought, they rebelled, they protested, and more important they paid attention to what was going on around them, and refused to shut their mouths about the growing corruption they saw.
Just look at the recent number of “public servants” that have had to step down due to tax issues or public corruption. Governor Bill Richardson , Governor Rod Blagojevich , Nancy Killefer , Tom Daschle , even our new Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner didn’t pay all his taxes. He worked for IMF World Bank and the New York Federal Reserve , and he couldn’t seem to pay all of his taxes! And lets not forget Bernard Madoff , the man who helped create the Nasdaq. Running a $50 billion ponzi scheme.
If you look at everything are fore fathers wrote, about forming the United States. The federalist papers, the anti federal papers, the constitution, the declaration of independence, if you read Samuel Adams, and Patrick Henry, and Franklin, and Washington, their writings are filled with warning to always keep one eye on government.
Hamilton wrote in federalist paper number 1 , that those who reject the constitution are either men who want money or power, and the that the biggest threat to the Untied States would come from those on the inside, who seem to be the loudest cheerleaders for the United States.
“Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”
“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”
He also said things like, people need to rebel every 20 years to keep government in line, and afraid of the people. And the tree of liberty needs to be refreshed with blood of patriots and tyrants from time to time.
“If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.”
“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Can anyone remember the pressure congress was under to pass the Patriotic Act? Bush came out and said if we don’t pass this right now, we will be hit with another terrorist attack. They printed the bill at 3 a.m. and congress had until 11 a.m. that morning to read 600 pages. You can find a video of Congressmen John Connors of Michigan saying, no one in congress reads the bills, they don’t have time. Then he asks “do you know what that would entail?”
We had to pass this bill to protect us from global terrorism. So we gave up some of our privacy, and let Washington listen to our phone calls, and pull our medical and library records, and treat us like criminals at airports, sporting events, and amusement parks, and we gave up a little bit of our freedom of speech, and let the government pass laws to censor content on youtube , and the Internet, and yet we are no safer.
Or remember when we had to pass the Bailout Bill to protect us from financial armageddon. Paulson stood up and said if we don’t pass it now, and starting buying up these bad mortgages we are going into a depression. There are youtube clips of congressmen Sherman in the House of Representatives saying they were threatened with martial law if they voted against the bailout . Oklahoma Senator Inhofe says, Paulson was bullying congressman around, and threatened that America would be in martial law if they didn’t vote for the bill . Then on November 12, Paulson said they changed their mind and they were going in a new direction, and none of the money would be spent on mortgages .
We have been conned, robbed, and not from a scruffy, low life, holding a gun to our backs, in the dark ally behind a convenient store. But by men in slick suits, in the broad of day light, in the nations capital, the very men who took an oath to protect us.
We have no idea where the money from the bailout was spent. Senators are up in arms because Washington preaches transparency, and turns around and closes the books. Bloomberg even filed a suite to sue the Federal Reserve for not telling congress how the money was spent .
Congress now acts on their own will, ignoring the calls form their representatives. Americans didn’t want the first bailout , congress passed it anyways, Americans didn’t want the auto bailout , congress passed it anyways, Americans were against the second bailout , and congressed passes it anyways.
What’s “best for the people” is quickly replaced with what’s “best for me”. Spending on pork projects is out of control, and what should make people filled with rage are all of those representatives that voted no for the first bailout, only to turn around and vote yes the second time, after they added $150 billion in pork projects.
Yet even if we eliminate all the pork projects in congress and end all of the wars, and bring our troops back home it would only slash the budget by 14%. it’s no where near the biggest problem in Washington.
We are in much more danger from the fascists’ regime controlling the purse strings of Washington. Fascist may sound harsh, but what do you call a CEO who gives up a multi-million dollar job to go to Washington, and serve in the cabinet, only to return to the corporate world after his service is up.
Fascism is an authoritarian nationalist ideology focused on solving economic, political, and social problems. Fascists aim to create a bi-partisan party in which the government is led by a “dictator” who seeks unity by requiring individuals to subordinate self-interest to the collective interest of the nation.
I am subtly reminded of the present trends in Washington of bi-partisanship and yes we can, and talk of national service , all while our new president who promised to clean Washington out, invites back all the role players from the Clinton Administration . All the tough talk about not allowing lobbyist to work for the current administration sounded good on the campaign trail, but once elected got tossed to the side like a selling point that no longer had value .
It’s the revolving corporate/government door that is stealing our civil liberties and trampling our constitution. Corporations should not be granted the rights of individuals, but because of crafty lawyers, loop holes, double speak, and semantics, corporations now have the same rights as individual, yet pay fewer taxes or no taxes at all , and are held to less accountability.
If you bankrupt a company, and kill your employees, and embezzle money, chances are you will never be heard of again. Yet that is what corporations and congress is doing to the United States everyday, and idly we stand by and listen to the rhetoric that comes out of the main stream media, the official PR firm for Washington. Everyday the news is looking more and more like the 1930′s. Every one in Washington is re-insuring us the little people that everything will be fine with their right hand, while their left hand is shoveling their life savings out of us dollars, out of stock market, and into over sea’s currencies and hard asset’s like gold and silver .
Bernake says any day now “things will turn around” , “help is on the way” . Obama keeps selling his yes we can plan, and never deviates from the script, and Geithner is trying hard to stay out of the lime light, while point his finger at china, for manipulating their currency , and us home owners who bought bad mortgages, and consumers for being so careless. As if a few billion in bad mortgages could even touch the over $500 trillion in derivatives that have gone south.
The white house spent $1.6 billion dollars from 2003 through the second quarter of 2005 on 343 contracts with public relations firms, advertising agencies, media organizations to produce pro white house advertising for national media, some countries call that propaganda, in America we call it patriotic reminders.
Karl Rove will go down in history as my generations Edward Bernay. Doing what it takes at all cost to spin and manipulative the truth. Even to the point of pressuring “a delegation of high-level media executives, including the heads of every major studio,” to produce pro-America propaganda to improve the image of the United States overseas.”
With good reason the bush administration left office with the lowest approval rating ever . But only setting the stage for this new passionate, slick, trendy charismatic politician. Who wants to shake things up, and turn Washington on it’s head.
Campaigning on a anti-war/ change campaign, that very campaign that George Bush before him got elected on. Obama is going to bring the troops home, only he’s not. He’s leaving 50, 00 troops in Iraq , and sending at least 17,000 to Afghanistan . That doesn’t sound like anti-war, it sounds like double speak.
But the media is reluctant to criticize Obama right now, after all he is still riding high from his unprecedented popularity. He’s the number one user on Twitter , voted by Fast Company magazine as the hottest start-up company in the world , and in a recent poll even more popular then the Beatles and Jesus. Combined that with the record fun raising, most of which came from the very banks he later had to bail out .
There is no mistake about it. Politics is BIG business.
There is a war on for your mind, to control your thoughts, your ideas, and your beliefs. You can’t sit idly by while morning talk show host; narrate to you the official story line of history.
In all the media hype lets not forget about the overwhelmingly popular, young politician, who was democratically elected during a financial crisis, to unify the country, and encouraged the people with a new sense of nationalism that they could do great things.
Yes Hitler didn’t start out as a monster; he started as a countries hero.
Fascism, communism, or socialism is always neatly packaged with patriotic slogans and “Yes We Cans”.