Sunday, February 21, 2010
Tied To The Mast, Sailing On A Ship Of Fools
Over the past fifty years the Republican Party, and some of their key supporters, have been waging a long-term "total assault" not just against the Democratic Party, but the Democrat's main financial backers, the American people, and the U.S. Constitution. The recent SCOTUS decision regarding the wholesale purchase of elections proves this beyond the shadow of a doubt. Sadly most of the American people are unaware of the nature and goals of this war and, as a result, the GOP has been winning. During these past fifty years the Republican's main supporters (giant corporations and a handful of mega wealthy individuals) have gotten much richer and the Democrat's main supporters (labor unions, trial lawyers, and middle class workers) have gotten poorer. This fact is reflected in each party's fundraising totals and in who is giving them money.
This situation has forced the Democrats to seek funds from many of the same people who support the GOP, and as a result the Democrat's ideology has shifted to the right and has become much more conservative. The Republican Party's ideology has also shifted more to the right and has become so extremely conservative that it can only be described as fascism.
The vast majority of the American people (99%) now have no representation whatsoever, the two political parties are no longer responsive in any sense to the people who live here. The modern sad reality is that the Democrats represent the very rich and now pursues a conservative ideology, and the Republicans represent a few obscenely rich families and they support these family's fascist ideology. As a result of both parties shifting to the ideological right their tax legislation has shifted the tax burden away from the rich and down to the middle class. The social programs and social legislation are being re-designed to benefit corporations more than the people they were intended to benefit, look at the corporate pork filled Medicare prescription drug benefit bill, look at who writes any bill these days...lobbyists. The legislators often don't even read them. They just pass them. The GOP has won their "total war" against the American people. They have forced the Democratic party to become irrelevant. With their victory in hand they wanted to lock-in their concentrations of wealth and they want to eliminate their competition, both in politics and in business. They also want to free themselves from any form of accountability or legal liability. These efforts are clearly visible in all the legislation the Republicans have passed. The legislation they want to pass, the judges they nominate, and the distractions and obstructionism they have been exercising. With the outright corporate purchase of BOTH parties, the sheering of the sheep has become institutional. As FDR said, nothing happens in politics that isn't planned. The financial meltdown was not an accident. And notice that those who caused it have benefited greatly from it. With 2 conservative parties in tow, we are well down the road to the complete fascist takeover of the U.S. Government. These teabag groups are merely a way for the fascists to keep a lid on dissent and control it until they can absorb it into their own fold.
It's beginning to look like we might be entering the final stage in the GOP's all out war strategy and it may be the last chance the American people have to save their government from these ruthless lying fascist criminals. It requires absolute and total removal of ALL corporate influence. (Originally a corporate charter was revoked if they interfered in an election). It requires that elections are publicly funded, eliminating the obvious graft. If we can do this, the march to fascism stops. If not,mass protests in public, and at the private homes of the politicians and the private homes of their key financial and media backers. If they leave follow them. If they run, run after them. And if they fight,then fight back even harder. The key is to make them extremely uncomfortable until they realize that their cause is no longer winnable because their risk/reward ratio sucks.
The corporatists have claimed our only choice is their way (fascism) or anarchy and chaos will prevail...only THEY can save us from this anarchy...I say CHOOSE THE ANARCHY.
Our government is not really broken, it's been purchased illicitly. Remove the ability to purchase it and it actually works pretty damned well.