Wednesday, January 07, 2015
The Public Shrugged
I've heard that the world will end with a wimper not a bang. Well I guess democracy ended last month with a shrug. Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-Kansas) inserted laguage at the last minute into the 11th hour spending bill that averted a government shutdown. But the language wasn't written by Yoder or any other of our erstwhile "Representatives". No, it was written by Citibank. and you can bet it's NOT in the interest of We the People. But the response to these Rulers seems to be "meh".
The new law repeals part of the Frank-Dodd reforms the resulted from the Great Republicon Recession of 2008 and once again allows the big banksters to use FDIC insured depositor money (not investors) to gamble on risky and complicated derivatives. If they win they keep the cash. WHEN they lose we bail out their Too-Big-To-Fail @$$es. Shame on all who voted for this bill, Dems & republicons, right on upto and including President Obama who signed it into law!
Did anybody vote for citibank? How about the global corporations that run the fascist American Legislative Exchange Council (fALEC), who are writing and voting on our state laws in secret. Or for that matter, the WTO or the World Bank? Our "Representatives" have become mere middlemen, our "Republic", a Demockery.
Where is is the outrage at the usurpation of our freedom and self-determination?! When in the course of human events will it become necessary for The People to dissolve their bonds and restore our inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A man ruled in the interests of others is NOT Free!
Oh well America, it was nice while it lasted. Meet your new bosses.