Moral Outrage
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Corporations and Wall Street own the country

Americans have learned the hard way that when rich organizations and wealthy individuals shower Washington with millions in campaign contributions, they get what they want.

We hold elections, knowing they are unlikely to produce the policies favored by the majority of Americans. We speak, we write, we advocate – and those in power turn deaf ears and blind eyes to our deepest aspirations.

During the prairie revolt that swept the Great Plains a century after the Constitution was ratified, the populist orator Mary Elizabeth Lease exclaimed: “Wall Street owns the country … Our laws are the output of a system which clothes rascals in robes and honesty in rags. The [political] parties lie to us and the political speakers mislead us … Money rules.”

That was 1890. That’s now the norm, and they get away with it.

GOP once again means Guardians of Privilege. [On the other side] Barack Obama criticizes bankers as “fat cats”, then invites them to dine at a pricey New York restaurant where the tasting menu runs to $195 a person. The President has raised more money from banks, hedge funds, and private equity managers than any Republican candidate, including Mitt Romney. Inch by inch he has conceded ground to them while espousing populist rhetoric that his very actions betray.

Our politicians are little more than money launderers in the trafficking of power and policy – fewer than six degrees of separation from the spirit and tactics of Tony Soprano.

[Excerpts of a speech by Bill Moyers, PBS]


2 Responses to “Corporations and Wall Street own the country”

  1. Lets make it simple as there is a real conspiracy to make the United States a 3rd world country and create a New World Order (1 world gov’t)
    George Washington warned us about it when he was President such as the bildenburgers and illuminati. Here in this country we have the Council of Foreign Relations and the Tri Lateral Colmmission.which is an off shoot of the CFR
    They are located lin the Pratt house in N.Y.C. and started when the league of Nations failed thanks to our more intellingent Senators at the time. They created the U.N. whose charter was written by Algier Hiss F.D.R.’s right hand man and sent to prision as a convicted communist. These are the people that control the media and most of Hollowood.

    The CFR is your invisable goverment. It consists of a membership (active) of about 4000 members and yet it’s membership consists of all your cabinet and Secretaries-commanders off all branchs of the militaary–the vast vast majority off all your bureaucrats–etc. They and there predecessor’s control the media and most of Hollwood. They ahve controlled almost every President and Presidental Candidate for the past 60 -70 years or so. Yes the same people that control Obama controlled both Bush’s Carter Clinton Nixon and even Reagon.
    There goal is to create o 1 world gov’t with no middle class. Just the elite and those in bondage with the U.N. as the World Police. They will control everthing and they will reduce the world population. Take my word for nothing and do your own in-depth reserach and you will find out that I am essiently correct.
    The only electable candidate not controlled by them is Ron Paul who can and should be our next President. If this fails to happpen I lbelieve that yu can pretty much kiss America as we once knew it good-bye.
    Good Luck Ron Paul and God Bless You

  2. Don’t get too excited about Ron Paul. The partial audit of the Fed that he helped spearhead revealed $16 trillion that the Fed originated for U.S. and foreign banks and other corporations. Outrageous. But, notice that the revelation produced no punitive action. The Fed acted legally, so there’s no action to take. Ron Paul has yet to introduce legislation to actually reign in the Fed’s autonomy. As corrupt as Fed’s actions are by any normal moral measure, the heavily amended Federal Reserve Act authorizes the institution to do what it does. Why does Ron Paul not address the real issue? Is he part of the controlled opposition?

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