Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The people have lost control of their government

Is it true, as this article implies, that no one cares?

I have said on one of my radio commentaries that I consider there are two wrong turns the US has made that still threaten to destroy it:

1) the enthronement of corporations
2) the establishment of the Federal Reserve

As the aforementioned article says, we've pretty much privatized this country right out of our control. "Right now in Afghanistan there are 104,000 Department of Defense contractors alongside 68,000 U.S. troops." What does it mean when we've handed over our own defenses to privately owned companies (Xe, Kellogg, Brown & Root)? Our own election system (Diebold, ES&S)? Our own monetary system?

We end up with a system where profits are privatized and losses are socialized, i.e., when the economy is good the rich party hardy, and when the piper must be paid the working class foots the bill with their taxes (and the inevitable cuts in social programs).

This is disgusting. How much longer are we going to put up with this?

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