Politicians are not honest people, once they have the money for campaigns, either above or below the table, they immediately begin to work for
the influential people that paid their way. Nursing home administrators, oil field corporations etc. They have sessions, maybe work on some
committees, decide the state vegetable, and then go home with a nice retirement salary.
The above quote pretty much says it and most of us know it, unfortunately
And yes, it's been the same, mostly, all the way. In the past though, due to limited media penetration, many people didn't realise how it was.
In fact, weren't we taught as children that it's bad-form to discuss 'money, religion and politics' ? And wasn't politics believed to be 'for
men' .. with many women viewing politics as 'not quite a nice topic' and voting the same as their menfolk or not at all?
Politicians dressed conservatively and said all the 'right' things .. the things the public wanted to hear and believe. The media covered
politicians' backs unless word went out that this or that politician was fair game and to be discredited. The public was 'shielded' from the ugly
truth -- the affairs, the corruption, the murders, the threats and bribes, the deals.
Big companies and the banks were portrayed as 'trustworthy' -- doctors and scientists too. 'Our' side in any war was always the 'right' side,
sanctioned by none other than God itself.
When tv entered everyone's living room, politicians (who until then had been just 'trustworthy' voices on the radio) had their teeth fixed,
developed a 'healthy tan' and got someone to 'do' their hair. Appearances now counted for more than substance.
Now, despite all their efforts to keep us happy and shut us up, politicians are sick of our endless demands and scrutiny -- they've had enough of
trying to please us and just want everything to go back to the way it was, when politicians were all-powerful, never to be questioned, obeyed,
You can see them trying to wrest back 'control' of the herd (yes, we are the herd) with every passing day. If they had their way, they'd hold
office for life and the vote would become a thing of the past.
They're not interested in our opinions or our welfare and feel it's gone too far when we expect them to be, instead of blandly accepting their
rubbish the way everyone used to.
It's a case now of 'them' or us. They figure they're going to win and we're going to shut up and obey.
So basically, this is the period of 're-training for politicians' .. except they're refusing to accept that. They figure they're going to scare
and brow-beat us into the ground and beat us to the punch.
Yes, we were dumb. But we're getting smarter by the day. We're like teenagers who question their parents. And tomorrow, we're going to be
adults. We scare politicians to death. They want to 'deal with us' by taking away our toys .. our internet, guns, education, information,
knowledge, connections, networks. But we are going to win .. keep that at the front of your mind .. we are going to win. We always do
[edit on 15-9-2009 by St Vaast]