posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 04:54 PM
Why is everyone so surprised the bill still got passed?
Surely most of you 'knew' in your heart that this bill would still get passed regardless. Here at ATS we are more educated than most to the ways of
how our governments carry out its domestic and international affairs. The fact that the US Government has gone ahead publicly against the wishes of
the 'majority' can only mean that it needs this bill passed *now* in order to quickly push in further reforms/laws that this bill/law conveniently
Like the UK (who's people never had any say in its government's policies towards saving some of its mis-managed financial institutions) the American
people now know their voices are largely ignored also. Efforts in 'Europe' to try and stop the inevitable have been cleverly side-stepped by
sweeteners and mis-directions in domestic policies and largely played down in the media and this, I see, has and will be the case in the USA. All the
government has to do now is keep up the pretence that the materialistic items we call our own (and take for granted) is there each time we wake up in
the mornings and people will soon forget their initial anger. Its just business as normal..
By Christmas many people will have cooled down and their initial outrage/anger softened as they go about their busy day-to-day lives. Like the 9/11
tragedy, that shocked the western world to its very core, the relevance of this event will *also* fade into the history books...
Only when a situation like martial law is imposed will 'the people' finally wake up to the real reality that engulfs them, but of course by then it
will be too late to do anything about it. The game of out guessing and out manoeuvring the people is one that has been played out time and time again
throughout our history.
"We have restricted credit, we have restricted opportunity, we have controlled development, and we have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of
the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world--no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by
conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men." Thomas Woodrow Wilson
(December 28, 1856—February 3, 1924) From the book The New Freedom (ninth chapter)