Originally posted by GeisterFahrer
reply to post by VitriolAndAngst
a completely naive assessment if you truly believe that.
What I'm talking about makes the threat of "compromising military" seem very small.
>>The REAL THREAT, is that the lack of transparency in our government and secret services, means that corrupt politicians and agents can be
compromised by OTHER COUNTRIES or actually -- MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS. The most powerful countries have leaders who pretend to be rivals but they
really fear their own populations more than any invasion. Palestine helps keep the Likud party in power. North Korea fires off a missile every time we
need to keep bases in Japan. Iran makes empty threats against the US every time their citizens start protesting their government and we respond with
military movements that empower radicals and compromise any Democratic moderates they might have.
Child molesters, people with graft, corruption and blood on their hands GET PROMOTED when you do not question authority. Or is it just an accident
that the Pope covered up the molestation of a few thousand deaf kids? He probably got voted up by everyone who had a "bad habit."
In the USA -- the crooks felt very comfortable with Bush in office making the FBI chase its tail instead of actual corruption.
Your charge of Naive
, is what all the "America over all -- grab your guns -- pro military" folks always say; anyone who believes in peace or
in having HONOR where we don't break the rules is naive. The most powerful influence America has is the "American Dream" and every time our troops
enter a country in Latin America, the fledgling Democracy becomes a fraud that covers a corrupt cabal of capitalists who run things.
The revelations that the State Department is bugging and collecting DNA from Diplomats just shows how paranoid and sick we've become; if you CANNOT
be trusted -- you trust nobody. Not that foreign countries aren't also being sneaky. People who are sick at heart -- FEAR that everyone else is like
them. But we are in luck -- most of the world is people who just want to be left alone to raise a family -- but if you do not have faith in people,
and only force -- that is likely because YOU cannot be trusted.
People driven by fear of "others" are easily manipulated. The "constant threat" is really a convenience to make sure our Oligarchs can divert
funds that might educate kids, treat people in hospitals, or feed the poor and use it to make weapons to procure cheap resources and lower wage jobs.
The "BENEFIT" of our military, goes to the Multinational Corporations who own our politicians.
Our "Leaders" will soon be calling for "austerity measures" to deal with the debt. While we gave trillions to the people who engineered the
derivatives collapse, we now ask Civili servants to tighten their belts. The man who inspects your bridge will be making only $45,000 -- someone who
has a lot of technical knowledge and responsibility. The "overpaid" government worker is mostly a fiction. And these dedicated civil servants are
about the only thing left that is working and not fully corrupted in Government.
In this technology driven age -- you cannot SAVE PENNIES and get yourself out of debt. Using a shovel instead of a bulldozer means that you produce
less than you eat -- you cannot compete on cheap labor if you want your standard of living to rise. We solved this problem quickly after WW II; high
tariffs on imports so that industry had to produce goods here and pay local workers, and public works projects that built the infrastructure that we
take for granted. High tax on the wealthy, to make them pay for their benefits and cost shifting -- and ALSO, because concentrations of wealth and
power are not good for a Democracy. But they learned from their spanking in the 1940's and have spent a lot of money on sham "think tanks" like
Hoover, Heritage and a hundred other corporate shills. WE have done everything the "geniuses of economics and supply-side" have asked of us and it
has done nothing but make the Middle Class poorer and poorer since the 70's.
Wikileaks is just revealing that Fascists do not like Democracy. And if we actually still had a Democracy -- we'd also have a justice department that
would have put thousands of people from Bush and Clintons regimes in prison.