posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 10:18 AM
reply to post by Aristophrenia
Well said, Aristophrenia. How refreshing is it to read well crafted, thoughtful posts instead of the usual political baiting and finger pointing we
usually get. The situation isn't complicated. What we are seeing is the migration (expansion?) of 'Chicago Politics' onto the Washington stage.
Certain entities (with large sums of money) are able to 'buy' influence in order to favorably affect legislation that enables them to further
consolidate their power and wealth. And so the effect expands and intensifies over time. At first it's subtle and usually not noticed (or
passed-off as 'business as usual') but we have reached a critical mass. People won't take notice until their survival is threatened. Shame on
The MSM and PTB have attempted to paint the 'Arab Spring' as people rioting for democracy. What a pile of horsepatties. It's people wanting to be
able to work and feed their familes. Plain and simple. They all realize that in their respective countries, the elite have consolidated the wealth
to a point of personal pain. And so they take to the streets.
They're no different than us. Just a bit further ahead on the timeline. This WILL happen here, too. Give it time. There is no turning back the
system these theives set in motion. And no, I don't believe they intended to crash the system. It's like kids playing with fire in a field. They
set little fires for the thrill and stamp them out. They progressively set larger fires for a greater thrill until they go just a little too far and
there is no stamping that last one out.
Government complicity and abandonment of their proscribed fiduciary repsonsibilities is at the root of all this. The private sector (meaning
primarily the elite and corporations --- that 10% that own the USA) is always going to look for an angle to feed their greed. Just like a thief is
always going to look for a way to circumvent the law. The government has the reponsibility to keep the private sector inline, much like the police.
That is not to be construed as 'reulating personal freedoms', it's not. There are certain things that must be regulated for the common good: the
banking system, environment, communications are examples. Without regulation these would be destroyed as the unscrupulous run roughshod over them.
What has happened --- in my view --- is that any accountability has been stripped from government. Politicians can do and say whatever they want and
there is nothing that can be done to stop them. Enact a system that holds them legally accountable for theur actions, or inactions, and we are part
of the way home. But I truly fear it is far past too late.