posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 02:58 PM
Originally posted by rabidrabbit
reply to post by gentledissident
Indeed. But one expects this from the Democrats. They love Big Government. But when the Republicans do it, I think it is worth noting, because they
sure have been making a big deal out of this 'limited government' they claim to want.
There's not much difference between the two parties' love of big government. The main difference is the Republicans appear to favor big government
regulation of the lives and activities of the "little" people, the ones who cannot qualify to be among the blessed elite because they don't possess
multi million dollar asset portfolios and lack the income required for admission to their inner circle and are, therefore, insignificant but
potentially dangerous due to their numbers. The democrats favor as much control of these legions of little people as the Republicans, they just
package their regulation of the little people in different and more palatable terminology.
Bottom line, there is no real difference between the Republicans and Democrats. It's all just deceptive theater.
That's why nothing ever changes or improves in this country.
That's why someone like Barack Obama, and those who preceded him, tell the citizenry during an election campaign what he believes he must say to win
their vote and then, once in office, he performs as though his campaign promises had never passed his lips.
What we have is also in large part due to the fact that the country is not run by our elected officials. It is run by people whose names you never
hear and whose faces you never see in an election campaign or in a voting booth. George Carlin nailed it in his many skits where he referred to "the
owners of this country" followed by syaing "and you're not one of them". That al;ways seemed to get a nervouse laugh from his audiences because it
followed the comic template for generating laughter and contained that kernel of truth which, deep down, everyone was somewhat aware of.
Real change will require that the people and groups who really run this country are exposed for all to see who they are, what they do, and how they do
it. Faces, names, addresses, affiliations, so the people can deal with them in whatever way that needs to be done.
edit on 10/8/2011 by
dubiousone because: Clarification