Tweedle-dumbstruck Duopoly Politics
Election 2012: The Most Expensive Dog & Pony Show in History
“The pretense in disputed elections is that the great conflict is between the two major parties. The reality is that there is a much bigger conflict that the two parties jointly wage against large numbers of Americans who are represented by neither party and against powerless millions around the world.” -- Howard Zinn
For a culture that has generated historic genius, virtuosity and heroism, our current presidential slate of so-called viable candidates is both insulting and absurd.
Between a Goldman Sached Barack and a Bane Capitalized Mitt, where is the path back to democracy or an escape from corporate rule? Between Obama's stay-the-course defense largesse and Romney's proposed $2 trillion boost, where is the road to peace or even solvency?
Obama's continuation, nay amplification of Cheney era darkness on transparency, human rights abuse and corporate-sponsored energy/financial/trade policies is certainly a first class tell.
The GOP clown show that reprised the nostalgic diversions of gays, guns and godlessness is also quite instructive. None are about to confront the crimes that got us here or the corporate coup d'état that now supports them all.
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Salty snacks for a truth famine
Recalling Quaint Public Servant Job Descriptions
The US Prez is the sovereign people's employee in chief and instead of kissing corporate ass he should be kissing ours. But it's not a matter of Democrat or Republican, when both are fully owned subsidiaries of the megacorps. The waxing bipartisan comfort with authoritarian corporate values is evident in their symmetrical servility to greed, unsustainable growth and in-house tyranny.
Pick either and the growth prospects of all Big Bodies pushing warfare, sweat shops, toxic ag, drugs, usury, oil and nukes will remain fat and well protected. Pick either and the health and security of the 99% -- and all surrounding species -- will continue to erode.
Neither are about to confront the crimes that got us here or the corporate coup d'état that now supports them all. They won't even admit a coup has happened, let alone help usurped citizens mount a ballsy countercoup.
Exasperation from the Ancient Ones
Global experts on war, famine, water, climate and pollution all continue to tell us we only have a few years left to turn our societies around, but that supposes we actually have any say in the matter at all. (Recall, for example, how quickly Koch Industries and the corporate-funded Heartland Institute almost single-handedly eviscerated the US global warming movement after the "unstoppable" 7/7/07 Live Earth celebration of climate love.)
So it's time to recognize we really don't have any say or sway anymore in the old "corridors of power". And then we have to get off our ass, evict the corporate parasites, and disinfect all our government bodies from the ground up. Other 3rd parties may offer visibly saner policies than our blithely corrupt duopoly, but only SAP points you at the root of the madness and shows how we can prevail.
Moyers and Frank on the DC Corporate Buyout
Click for more fun facts like: "In the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse, more than $4 trillion in near zero-interest Federal Reserve loans went to the banks and businesses of at least 18 current and former Federal Reserve regional bank directors."
The Two Party System Explained
Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c The Daily Show Correspondents Explain Political Parties - The Two-Party System
Yes, the Big Bodies have us by the balls and may rightfully snigger at our hopes for greater goals than stupor, titillation and toys. They really do believe we're idiots and that their flacks, political minions and media control will protect them forever from effective angry awakenings to who they are and what they've done. Well, the awakenings are beginning, but what the hell to do about it still seems unclear. Then along came SAP...
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