In discussing the most recent partisan divide, in this case the Sarah Palin/Gabrielle Giffords fault line in which Arizona Democrat Giffords, one of 20 targeted Congressmen, was shot in the head by a 22-year-old who had apparently been incited by Palin’s hate–rhetoric, a well-informed friend and I hashed out the REAL debate:
WHO IS AT FAULT FOR THE COUNTRY’S TROUBLE AND WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT?
“Sarah Palin is not the enemy, she is an agent of the system. The enemy is the nameless, faceless people who are pulling the strings behind the scenes, the ‘puppetmasters,” says my friend.
“When you have a political system where a company, a corporation, can buy an elected official and ask for favors, the system is corrupt. It’s not democracy, it’s criminal. Why are we not rioting in the streets about this??”
Myself, I wonder why we care more about the Patriots game than the root evil of the system which rules us, one which we support by casting ballots.
My friends says it’s because we either don’t know or don’t recognize the truth:
Both sides of the divide play for the same masters. Republicans and Democrats are one and the same.
“You can’t blame the republicans for anything without blaming the democrats alongside them. They are all to blame,” he explains. “We are taught to point fingers to fight amongst ourselves instead of looking at the real problems, and causes of these troubles.”
I maintain that the democrats are us. The republicans are us. Liberals are us, conservatives are us, James Carville, Glenn Beck, Don Imus…even, heaven forbid, Howard Stern.
They are ALL us. To divide is to conquer.
The ones we need to point fingers at are those whose agendas are at odds with our own, and who control those officials who are supposed to be representing us.
“The bottom line is that every single politician is an agent of a corporation because they take money to campaign. They are funded,” my friend stresses. “The most successful of these politicians, such as our president, are the ones who are funded the most by the corporations.”
We know this, and still we sign on to it. We accept it because some official source tells us this is the way it must be. Are we in Rome? Are we at the mercy of our master, our voices only allotted for the things the masters have told us are important? Things like mortgage payments, who’s winning Dancing with the Stars, who’ll make it to the playoffs, what Kim Kardashian is wearing…?
Who told us this is the way it has to be? More importantly, why do we accept it?
That’s why they can take trillions of dollars and build up the military in order to attack countries they have no right to attack.
These same politicians say, ‘we don’t have enough money for education or health…’ The situation is absurd,” he continues.
It’s a form of cognitive dissonance: we know the system is corrupt yet we buy into it, voting for one corrupt official over the other. The only voting that really counts is the one that says we will not abide by the parameters they have set up.
“Who would allow this? This is not democracy—it has nothing to do with democracy. IT IS A LIE.“
We are not slaves—or are we? Why do we accept a system that is not working for us?
“The truth is, the only people to blame are ourselves if we’re not smart enough to see that the situation is corrupt.”
The real argument is not whether the democrats will do this or that, or will the republicans do this or that, it is: who the hell is working for us at all?”
- The would-be politico with no voice because he has no funding, that’s who.
- The one who has had his personal life turned inside out because his message rang too true and because it would have become a call to action if too many people heard it.
- The one who died in the mysterious plane crash before he could oppose a certain bill with hidden provisos.
If these ideas seem outlandish do the research.
Can you find a single politician who is not funded by a corporation of any sort?
You can’t, because those who are not funded disappear, or somewhere along the way they receive money and become corrupt. It is the nature of the system.
What do we do about this?
Speak out about injustice?
Stop being afraid of being ‘politically incorrect’ –in fact, stop being afraid?
Become the oversight board since there isn’t one in operation, not a real one, anyway?
Make them answer to you for their behavior?
Yes, yes, yes.
1. Stop accepting everything as if is your only option.
2. Turn off the damn TV.
3. Seek out the truth.
4. Listen to your inner guidance, instead of what anyone tells you is fact.
“By nature a corporation is going to do everything it can to make money, not do what’s good for the people,” my friend continues. “If you are going to protest anything it has to be CAMPAIGN REFORM. You should not vote for anyone who takes money. Period. The system of election must be changed.
Politicians can not sit on the board of ANY CORPORATION before a reasonable period of time has elapsed after leaving, or before taking office.
John Majors left office and joined the Carlisle Group, one of the largest dealer’s of weapons in the world.” Not to mention James Baker and George Bush Sr.
Can you say, conflict of interest, or back-end pay- off?
Let’s make it a rule:
NO ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICIAL SHOULD TAKE MONEY FROM ANYONE WHO REPRESENTS A CORPORATE INTEREST. NEITHER SHOULD THEY SIT ON THE BOARD OF, NOR MAKE MONEY FROM, ANY CORPORATION EVER.
“Hank Paulson was a CEO of Goldman Sachs. Obama appointed him to office, and when they needed bailout money for Goldman Sachs and AIG Paulson gave it to his friends. Obama, who was funded by the corporations, appoint people to his cabinet to move money to the corporations. I would say this is a conflict of interest.”
Yes, I would say so.
During 2008 Goldman Sachs received criticism for an apparent revolving door relationship, in which its employees and consultants have moved in and out of high level U.S. Government positions, creating the potential for conflicts of interest. Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson was a former CEO of Goldman Sachs. Additional controversy attended the selection of former Goldman Sachs lobbyist Mark Patterson as chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, despite President Barack Obama‘s campaign promise that he would limit the influence of lobbyists in his administration.
In 2010 Goldman Sachs was criticized for its involvement in the 2010 European sovereign debt crisis. Goldman Sachs between the years 1998-2009 has been reported to systematically help the Greek government to mask its national true debt facts. In September 2009, though, Goldman Sachs among others, created a special Credit Default Swap (CDS) index for the cover of high risk national debt of Greece. The interest-rates of Greek national bonds have soared to a very high level, leading the Greek economy very close to bankruptcy in March 2010 and yet again in May 2010.
Paulson, bipartisan support:
Exposed: The Carlyle Group
Shocking documentary uncovers the subversion of Americas democracy.
Translation of the first one minute forty seven seconds of this program.
“The war in Iraq does not seem to be over al all, but in the meantime the rebuilding has already started. This has unleashed fiercecompetition for contracts, which are mainly awarded to American (ed: U.S.) companies.
What is remarkable about these companies, is that they have people on their payroll from American politics and the military. Is this a conflict of interest, or is this the new global way of doing business?
One of the companies that operates in this manner is the Carlyle Group.”
On their payroll are people like : George Bush (Sr.), James Baker III and old premier John Major. The Carlyle Group is a private investment bank which doesn’t come to the publics attention very often but it is one of the biggest American (ed: USA) investors of the defense industry, telecom, property and financial services. What is the Carlyle Group? Who are the people behind the name? And how much power does Carlyle have?
Who Who owns the Federal Reserve Bank?
The following is a conversation with Mr. Ron Supinski of the Public Information Department of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank. Original site: .http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?t=25847
CALLER: Mr. Supinski, does my country own the Federal Reserve System?
MR. SUPINSKI: We are an agency of the government.
CALLER: That’s not my question. Is it owned by my country?
MR. SUPINSKI: It is an agency of the government created by congress.
CALLER: Is the Federal Reserve a Corporation?
MR. SUPINSKI: Yes.
CALLER: Does my government own any of the stock in the Federal Reserve?
MR. SUPINSKI: No, it is owned by the member banks.
CALLER: Are the member banks private corporations?
MR. SUPINSKI: Yes.
CALLER: Are Federal Reserve Notes backed by anything?
MR. SUPINSKI: Yes, by the assets of the Federal Reserve but, primarily by the power of congress to lay tax on the people.
CALLER: Did you say, by the power to collect taxes is what backs Federal Reserve Notes?
MR. SUPINSKI: Yes.
CALLER: What are the total assets of the Federal Reserve?
MR. SUPINSKI: The San Francisco Bank has $36 Billion in assets.
CALLER: What are these assets composed of?
MR. SUPINSKI: Gold, the Federal Reserve Bank itself and government securities.
CALLER: What value does the Federal Reserve Bank carry gold per oz. on their books?
MR. SUPINSKI: I don’t have that information but the San Francisco Bank has $1.6 billion in gold.
CALLER: Are you saying the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has $1.6 billion in gold, the bank itself and the balance of the assets is government securities?
MR. SUPINSKI: Yes.
CALLER: Where does the Federal Reserve get Federal Reserve Notes from?
MR. SUPINSKI: They are authorized by the U.S. Treasury.
CALLER: How much does the Federal Reserve pay for a $10 Federal Reserve Note?
MR. SUPINSKI: Fifty to seventy cents (0.50¢ to 0.70¢).