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posted on May, 19 2008 @ 09:06 PM
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For Profit


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The US government has been hollowed out during the rise to absolute power of the corporations. Elections have become an elaborate “reality show” that plays out on corporate television for viewers entertainment. If you watch FOX, the reality is filtered through Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp, NBC is General Electric news, CNN is Time/Warner news, ABC brings you into Disney’s world, and Viacom regularly checks the iconic CBS news department to make sure Edward R. Murrow is still dead and buried under a mountain of infotainment. That is when Viacom is not preparing America’s youth for slavery and death through MTV and B.E.T.

The actual counting of the American people’s votes is done by the corporations—giant defense contractor United Technologies recently moved to take the job off Diebold’s hands. Corporate sentinels, the lobbyists, roam the halls of government enforcing discipline among the hired hands, allowing the most servile to feed longest at the public trough. So the Congress has not passed legislation and the Supreme Court has not decided a case, in which significant wealth was involved, in favor of the people in thirty years. Each and every decision of all three branches of the US government now transfers wealth from the people to their corporate masters.
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posted on May, 19 2008 @ 09:06 PM
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This is it, in a nutshell---The biggest threat to this nation's democracy, and constitutionality in modern times:

THE CORPORATIZATION of the U.S. Government.

This is what is driving the current wars, what is motivating those at the top to continue pushing for future wars, and literally every other oppressional profiteering venture that is holding this nation down.

And you won't dare hear this whispered on ANY of the MSM outlets, as they ARE OWNED by these EXACT SAME CORPORATIONS, who dictate what type of material they can broadcast out to the populace!

This is THE hugest reason why we are in such trouble right now, and why the current elections are nothing more than another Dog and Pony show---These people are controlling the entire process, and which "leaders" will continue carrying on their massive profiteering agendas.

I don't know what it's going to take to change this, and turn a very corrupted system around. We, as a nation, have a giant uphill battle ahead of us.



The corporations now have in their sights the last remaining institutional pillars of American democracy. The Business Roundtable, the Gates Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation are working mightily to smash the public schools. Wall Street is funding the effort to gain control of the Social Security trust fund for its investment bankers. And the whole corporate gang is intent on “starving the beast” or killing state and local governments. Their success in this effort is probably best expressed in California’s $17.4 billion budget deficit and Florida’s crushing $5 billion revenue shortfall this fiscal year.

Then finally, there is the most ominous development of all. The corporations have begun forming their own Praetorian Guard. The massacre of Iraqi civilians and the patrolling of the hurricane ravaged streets of New Orleans have made Blackwater Worldwide, formerly Blackwater USA, the most famous of the rising corporate armies. Contrary to any notion of cost effectiveness, Blackwater mercenaries protect US State Department personnel in Iraq instead of the regular military. It seems not to make sense, unless the corporatocracy is looking ahead to a day when they can no longer trust the US military to carry out attacks on an American people’s democratic resistance striking at their profits—their air supply.



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[edit on 19-5-2008 by DimensionalDetective]



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 05:17 AM
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I don't know what it's going to take to change this, and turn a very corrupted system around. We, as a nation, have a giant uphill battle ahead of us.


The Federalist No. 28

If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state.

The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.


Unfortunately, DD... that is probably what it is going to take to change all this.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 05:57 AM
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It's been this way for a very long time. Ever heard of Smedley Butler? In the 30's he gave lectures entitled "War Is A Racket" that was later turned into a small book giving details and probably the first real incite into the military industrial complex. I recommend having a look into his background and what he had to say, quite revealing, and this was in the 30's.


WAR IS A RACKET


It always has been.
It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.
In the World War [I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows.
How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dug-out? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? How many of them parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy? How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?
Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few – the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill.


Read more here

I'll probably get flamed for stating this but... for gods sake if your in the military, look for another job. Your being used under the cover of so called patriotism, rallying behind a flag that may very well be your death shroud.
People CAN put an end to their bloodthirsty game, just put down the guns.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 06:23 AM
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This is what happens if you let a constitutional republic slip into a democracy.

Democracy assumes that the majority will be benevolent, intelligence and educated. It also assumes that the counting of votes will be free and fair, campaigning will not be restricted and that representatives of the people will be elected for what they stand for rather than how they present themselves.

However as we can clearly see, democracy is not workable in any country... let alone Iraq, even America has its share of problems with democracy.

The solution is simple: a return to a constitutional republic and a massive scaling down of the powers of government in favour of individual freedom and responsibility. No corporation can undermine a constitutional republic because the power is all in the hands of the people on an individual scale. In democracy power is with the people only in demographic terms- it is then transferred from 60000 (congressmen) or more (senators) to one person, who can be influenced on a micro scale by corporations, lobby groups and personal interests.



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