This is the kind of cynical parasitic rule that one would associate with a banana republic (no, not the trendy retail outlet....)
. It's a sure
sign that America is in her death throes.
Apologies in advance to the mods, but this requires a wide net of a response.
Greed for lucre and lust for power are the root causes of this ugliness. They are endemic in our society. We're all about 'bling' ($3k worth of
rims and tires on a $500 S.B.) and status. We ,as a society, encourage our kids to step up to the consumer treadmill and jump right on. $200 jeans?
Really? (I'm tempted to dive into one of those 'old-guy' tirades that begin with '..Back when I was your age...'. I won't). It has little to do
with the kids and more to do with our Captains of industry and their Bankster bedfellows. Wall Street, via Madison Ave, dictate (to a great degree)
what we sheeple are supposed to want and think. They have been remarkably succesful. Our politicians play along because they get to ride in their own
car on the gravy train.
Here's a great blogpost detailing our greed and stupidity in regards to our current economic condition. It addresses some of the CYA tactics used by
our esteemed members of congress and other undesirables (with their potentially devastating results).
We were warned of this once. At least once. Eisenhower tried to tell us. You can see the unease with which he broaches the subject. It's almost like
he fears being called to task for his words. By whom?
Ike's words ring more true with each passing year.
Short video clip
I suppose it comes back to us in the end. After all, we elected these boobs to office. We sat idly by as legislation was first dictated, then written
by lobbyists (reads "corporate shills"). It's been common knowledge for the better part of 50 years that our legislators are on the dole from
Corporate America. The two party Kabuki dance that we entertain as a Democracy (Capital 'D'), has shown itself to be an open ruse. We elected
George W. FREAKING Bush to the presidency of our once great once republic! I myself know intelligent, thoughtful humans, who actually voted for the
. Really? It's not hard to spot a power hungry cretin. Especially one who doesn't try to hide it (much). That and his
omnipresent evil mastermind sidekick, it's a dead give away folks!
In the end, what should we do? Armed rebellion is foolish. No offense, but I'd give the average poster on here about 10 seconds against a real
soldier. 25 against a Guardsman. We could stop paying taxes. That would really let the air out of the ballon (bubble?). But we would all have to
commit to it and not fold the moment we got a notice from the IRS. I think that if global events play out towards a worst case scenario, we may not be
able to pay taxes. It would be a great reason to end our expeditionary agressions. That would still leave the issue of our parasitic legislators.
I know! We could barter them as food for the invading alien armada! They get to eat the rich (I hear they're good with gravy), and we get to rebuild
our planetary society.
Just a thought.
Great post Goose.