posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 04:51 PM
In my thread about WTP suing over the AIG bailout I believe I mentioned that the sad truth of modern national governments is that they simply must
overstep what purists, libertarians, strict Constitutionalists, et al see as their rightful/legal limitations in order to keep the system functioning.
This really just means you have a wild animal and you're using ever more exotic and brutal means to pacify it. Well folks this is the next step-up in
the increasingly wild and flagrant displays of extreme measures enacted to keep the system together. With this legislation in place the U.S. Federal
government will be just so much more unimaginably gargantuan. I see this as a power grab using the time-honored methods of problem - reaction -
solution. Once again the Knights of The D.C. (or Malta, the City of London, and the Scottish Rite if it's more your style) will ride in to rescue the
damsel in distress while conveniently amassing ever more power and resources. If it didn't look, act, smell, walk, and talk exactly like 9/11 and the
Patriot Act (even the timing is beyond coincidence!) I might be a little less convinced that the same people have blind-sided the same nation yet
Congress had to step in at some point, too many nosy inquiring minds asking about where all that Fed bailout money was going to come from. When/if
this passes it will show us once again that the Fed does what it wants and Congress handles the paperwork. Rather than seeing the bailouts as a
bandage that I believe they should have been, they're being used as the solution, or more precisely the excuse for the solution (this bill). They
gave out these massive emergency loans, now they're about to dictate the terms after the fact.
And still, STILL no one is asking the $700,000,000,000 question! Who is responsible? Who is to blame?
I'm also wondering who in their right mind, even as politicians go, would actually ask to inherit this historic mess? If you didn't judge Obama and
McCain for anything else, judge them for their active desire to be the one left to sort this out. Only a psychotic megalomaniac would seek to be the
President in the middle of this. Unless they knew how it would it turn out. Conspiracists of the world, the floodgates are open.
Congratulations America, you're being fleeced again and they're pulling your own wool over your eyes!