By the time John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day 4 July 1826 the Founders had already accepted that the revolution was over and that they, the Founders and of course “we the people, had lost.
Despite their individual and collective best efforts the power of money was far too great.
Throughout the history of the US it has always been that the one-percent vets and then parades candidates and nominees for important offices and posts. Notwithstanding, things haven’t always gone as planned. There have been at least three vetted and approved candidates who didn’t work out as intended but that’s about it. The rest have been good finger puppets, good lapdogs.
On the main most “presidents” have been mostly lackluster, high level lapdogs of the one-percent who almost single-highhandedly elevated them to the office.
Try as they might even the intricate machinations built-into the US system of governance was no match for the guys with all the money. That was true then. It’s true today.
Money has no place in the political process and yet today it is the mother’s milk, the lubricant that greases the skids and vets and approves candidates for both major right of center political parties and of course, the right wing nut jobs of the tea party.
Not too bright but very hateful, petty and egregiously mean-spirited folk, especially from the hinterlands are chomping at the bit for their chance to cast a “so there!!” ballot in November or to kill a doctor who performs abortions which ever opportunity they happen upon first.
The obvious and logical result of the November election is that the less evil, dictatorial and conservative of the two major parties will lose its majority in the senate, Neocons will increase their control of the house and generally make life quite miserable for the lot of us while enhancing the quality of life for the one-percent---if that’s even possible.
Dictated public policy (brought to you by the one-percent, of course!)
The trends of the past forty years will not be reversed or even slowed this November. There is too much money being put into maintaining the status quo by those who control it all for that to happen.
Humans on the main have a herd mentality, are easily manipulated, brainwashed and controlled by those determining just what is and isn’t good “public policy.”
That’s what accounts for what as a society “we the people” are told (by guess who) we prefer as acceptable and not.
So what passes for “public policy” in the US is top down, compassionate conservative Christian driven and control freak enforced policy of the top one-percent. Its main purpose is crowd and population control to the benefit of (you guessed it again) the top one-percent.
The Status Quo
No matter how much or how often someone tells you that change is happening; stop and consider. Just as in the Israeli-Palestinian condition. The control freak one-percent is in charge.
Nothing is going to change in the Middle East for Palestinians, especially for those in Gaza. Allow me to repeat, “Nothing is going to change in the Middle East for Palestinians especially those in Gaza.” Why do I believe this? There are so many reasons but the main one is that the Israelis have so much to lose. Presently, aside from the occasional basically harmless Palestinian launched katyusha rocket Israelis have it made. They get about $3 billion annually from the US, as far as can be determined, weapons of war galore and out in the open support from the US. Israelis have complete control. Any negotiated settlement no matter what would mean Israel would lose some of its power, wealth and control in the region if not the world. So what’s the point of negotiating?
Well it’s the same here. That’s why there is such an effort and so much money put into maintaining the status quo. Things as they are---are just too enticing for the one-percent.
As it goes in the Middle East so it goes in the US in general, the South specifically and definitely in Texas Red.
From Texas Red: a cratered landscape of for profit prisons, deplorable apartheid public education, lack of healthcare and politicians and majority population intent on keeping it that way…