Only a small percentage of readers are interested in the truth. Most want their biases or brainwashing vindicated. They want to read what they already believe. It is comforting, reassuring.
Howe in 'Confessions of a Monopolist'. First, says Howe, politics is a necessary part of business. To control industries it is necessary to control Congress and the regulators and thus make society go to work for you, the monopolist.
So, according to Howe, the two principles of a successful monopolist are first to let Society work for you; and second to make a business of politics.
Sutton in his book "Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution" "Regimes throughout the Middle East, from Turkey to the United Arab Emirates, have gone on what appears to be a shopping spree for former members of Congress. Compared to the rest of the world, Middle East governments have accounted for more than fifty percent of the latest revolving door hires for former lawmakers during this time period.
But the other side of the story is that members of Congress may implicitly threaten businesses that if they don't change their policy, or if they are not heavily involved in the political process, that bad things might happen to them.
Our government has become a clearing house for corporations and plutocrats whose dollars grease the wheels for lucrative contracts and easy regulation. As soon as it was done, he was made vice chairman of one of the largest international banks - Swiss global financial services company UBS AG - and paid a multi-million dollar income, and his only duties were to go around giving speeches.
Wilkinson "The two party system is nothing but a ruse designed to keep the people believing they have a say in how things are run in this country. Both parties support the military industrial complex. Both parties support the militarization of police forces around the country.
Both parties support the mass surveillance of its citizens. Both parties do the bidding of their rich corporate and special interest benefactors.
Both parties favor deficit spending for eternity. Both parties believe the government should expand its role in our everyday lives.
Both parties do the bidding for and protect the Wall Street interests who really run this country. No more proof is needed than what has occurred over the last five years, as criminal Wall Street bankers were rewarded for their malfeasance with trillions of dollars from taxpayers and their puppets at the Federal Reserve.
While we were allowing ourselves to be distracted, amused, entertained, and indebted, the oligarchs were busy conducting a silent coup. Since July, Coleman has been a registered lobbyist for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, hired in part to work on sanctions against Iran, a key priority of Saudi Arabia's ruling family.
Shortly after signing up as a lobbyist for the Saudis, Coleman gave a speech on Capitol Hill imploring his congressional allies to realize that Israel and Saudi Arabia have many shared policy priorities, and that the United States should be hand in glove with our allies in the region.
Mike Krieger, "Once upon a time the GOP stood for Grand Old Party - now it stands for Guardians of Privilege, and this is payback time for everything from fracking to getting the big banks off the hook; from doing away with the minimum wage and coddling off-shore corporate tax avoiders to privatizing Medicare and Social Security; to gutting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Environmental Protection Agency, even the U.
Democrats are so compromised by their own addiction to Big Money they have forgotten their history as champion of the working stiff, the little folks down there at the bottom.
The great problems facing everyday people in America - inequality, stagnant wages, children in poverty, our degraded infrastructure and stressed environment - are not being seriously addressed because the political class is afraid to offend the people who write the checks - the corporations and the rich.
Everyone else can be safely ignored. Without exception, they embrace either socialism or some other form of collectivism, because these represent the ultimate monopoly.
These government-sponsored monopolies are tolerated by their citizens because they assume that, by the magic of the democratic process and the power of their vote, somehow, it is they who are the benefactors.
This might be true if they took the trouble to become informed on such matters, and if they had independent and honest candidates from which to choose, and if the political parties were not dominated by the super-rich, and if it were possible for men to win elections without vast sums of campaign money.
The regulations, upon close examination, almost always turn out to be what the cartels have agreed upon beforehand, except that now they have the police power of the state to enforce them.No this is wrong. The editor is a hero. That is the true.
It is you who blackmailing the country, not the editor. This is an open secret. Hailemariam Desaleng was shipping Ethiopians girls to Saudi Arabia, 45 teenage girls for teen sex slavery in Saudi Arabia.
27Apr10 - PEPIS# - The Cult of Goldmine Sachs, bankers to Bilderberg. Goldman Sachs are the Bilderberg's Bankers and are finally facing criminal charges. If it were me I would suspend trading, freeze all their assets and arrest and bail the directors until evidence is forthcoming as to who did what.
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This is a discussion of the various abuses of power which have been exhibited by the US government, often under the guise of 'fighting terrorism' or some other popular goal. Includes news articles about the abuse of power and the perpetuation of government agencies which have too much power, too little restraint, and too many bad ideas.
Last month, I mentioned the self-congratulatory dedication of the Transbay Terminal, another San Francisco project years behind schedule and tens of millions of dollars more expensive than represented to taxpayers for over a decade.