Ah, but if there is under our system of governance it is “we the people.”
When we curse, lament, ridicule or praise the “government” we are actually talking about those whom we, our friends, neighbors, relatives and fellow citizens elected to office under the guiding hand and influence of the one-percent.
It’s often the case that we lose sight of that fact. We lose sight of it because until recently the one-percent were the “invisible hand.” “Out of sight, out of mind.” The adage is right. The one-percent have always counted on it.
It’s the main reason the one-percent is fighting “net neutrality.” Net neutrality and crowd sourcing, the wisdom of the collective, makes it damn near impossible for the one-percent collective to continue their egregiously oppressive practices. So, net neutrality must go.
I mention these facts because people are often unwilling or unable to put things together for themselves. It’s so much easier, to say little of pleasant, to accept the twisted, tortured, tormented version of reality spoon fed us by the machinations of the one-percent.
Roughly six months from now “we the people” with more help and guidance than you can possibly comprehend and much less imagine, will “elect” the next group of representatives. These are the folk who are supposed to help steer our ship of state. The question begs, steer it in what direction? The short answer is, it depends.
The answer to that question requires answering two other questions. Who controls the message and who is being scapegoated?
Almost never are those who wind up in office there of their own making, volition or accord and much less by their own hard work, perseverance and determination. That is a myth.
From day one it is the one-percent who has run things in the US. The one-percent are a permutation of Old World monarchs, the ruling class as it were.
Since the beginning in the New World, the one-percent have determined and rigged election after election.
The one-percent are so egregiously tight-fisted with their wealth and money that they will only use it to their own benefit. It’s the main reason that the Founders with the assistance of Robert Morris were forced to beg, borrow and steal to keep the ship of state, such as it was then, afloat and the struggle for independence alive.
There will be much noise between now and the so-called, 2014 mid-term elections. Most of the noise is artificial noise paid for by the likes of on the right the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Karl Rove and on the left, George Soros, and the Hollywood crowd through their finger puppets and boot licking lapdogs. That class in case you weren’t paying attention are the finger puppets and boot licking lapdogs in the millionaire’s club we call a congress.
Democrat or Republican doesn’t matter. There are few independent voices. Most of the rock star wannabe, self-important and ignorant running for office with the aid and assistance (money) of the one-percent have already been vetted, so it matters little to the one-percent who wins. They own most of the players.
At times, not since Lyndon B. Johnson, good things are made to happen for “we the people” always by Democrats but there’s always hell to pay afterward.
There are a few elected officials on whom the one-percent have less of a grip, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and a few others come to mind. They are among the scant few who truly care about what is good for us as a nation.
The majority, on the right Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor Ted Cruz, John Cornyn and on the left, Harry Reed, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama to name just a few worry about keeping the New World monarchs, the ruling class, the oligarchs, in power to their own benefit, of course, and to the detriment of “we the people.”
The good news, and there is good news, is that all things pass. There’s little if anything that is forever. There may be mutations, permutations and dynasties but all things pass. Even the centuries-long rule of the mighty Romans came crashing down.
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