We all know about The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy. We’ve seen the pictures and the viral videos of Darth Vader militarized police pepper spraying unresisting protesters. defenseless Young girls, and 85 year-old women.
Noami Wolf reveals the underlying story of why the 1% are pressuring Homeland Security to stop the popular protests that threaten to reveal the truth:
“Occupy has touched the third rail: personal congressional profits streams.”
It’s bad enough that banks too big to fail monopolize Congress and have their way with their depositors. It’s bad enough that corporations now have unlimited influence on national elections.
Now we learn that our “representatives” in Congress are using insider information to amass obscene profits from Wall Street. When they leave the hollow halls, they step through the revolving door right into lucrative lobbying deals where they make their way further up the 1% power pole.
The 99% have given up on elections, aware that a corrupt government cannot be changed by a corrupted political process. Unlimited economic influence has poisoned the well of democracy in the United States.
Two quotes by Thomas Jefferson come to mind:
“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”
“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.“
In an article in today’s Wall Street Journal, Senate to Put Off Climate Bill Until Spring, we learn:
“Momentum for a climate bill has been undermined by fears that capping
carbon-dioxide emissions — the inevitable product of burning oil and coal
— would slow economic growth, raise energy costs and compel changes in the
way Americans live.”
This is encouraging, despite the fact that the Senate postponed consideration of this climate bill due to political expediency (if Democrats don’t get re-elected, they won’t be around to support the bill). It’s good to hear that capping carbon emissions will have such good social effects as well as reducing greenhouse gases.
It’s a win-win situation! Less economic growth will reduce greenhouse gases. Higher energy costs will encourage transportation alternatives. Americans (some of them at least) will finally wake up to the effects of their profligate lifestyles.
Everything really is hitched to everything else.
Tsk, Tsk. Hoist on one’s own petard. Our very own Demoplubican, Jane Harmon, caught in her own web.
I guess Mark Twain was right:
“Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
t r u t h o u t | Interview With Rep. Dennis Kucinich
Dennis Kucinich is the only member of Congress who has consistently told the truth, provided realistic alternatives to the present corporate oligarchy and has worked diligently at his job of representing the people of the united States in our republic.
For this he has been ignored, vilified and misrepresented in national corporate media.
Dennis Kucinich has long been the sole voice of sanity in a cacophonous insane asylum.