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Fri Jan 29, 2016, 11:55 AM

 

Somewhere George Orwell is Shaking His Head


Why are most people blind as to what those in power are doing? Why do some ignore the disaster we now live in and vote to continue the status quo, to put their trust in those of the ruling class that have made a total mess of our national security, our economy and our freedoms and liberties? Obama is must nicer, smarter, etc. than Bush but basically we have the same military, the same Security State, and the same economic policies. And if elected H. Clinton will continue with the same culture.

We have the largest defense budget in the world. We have 10 super nuclear carriers with multiple support ships at a very expensive cost while the rest of the world has none, zero (at least not working). We have multi-billion dollar fighter planes that don't work. The list goes on and on.

So what has our military done for us in the last 20 years with all that money? Are we safer? Those that rule us tell us no. Tell us we need a larger defense budget. Yet the conservatives in both parties want to cut SS, Medicare, and Medicaid. This is the status quo, a continuation of the culture you will get with H. Clinton.

The NSA/CIA have an uncontrolled amount of power. Those that believe that's ok because they represent goodness are chewing coca leaves. And we don't have a clue how much their budget is because it's secret. We really don't know how much they are spying on us, because that's secret. Well, are we safer? Why would we even think so. In 2001 we had a major security failure whose total cost is still being tabulated. Did anyone in charge of security get fired for the failure? Actually, I think some got bonuses and/or awards. And it should be noted that those in power got richer because of that disaster. Why would they want change?

Let's look at economic policy. How many times do we let those in power “fool” us with their Ponzi Schemes commonly called “bubbles”? Will Charlie Brown ever learn that Wall Street is going to screw us at every opportunity? After the greatest economic disaster since the Great Depression, millions lost their homes, jobs, and retirements, and what was done? Nothing significant was done. Goldman-Sachs (a close friend of H. Clinton) and Wall Street got bailed out by us (the 99%) and gave themselves bonuses. A weak attempt was made to appease the 99% with meager regulation changes, but those have already been watered down, and actually won't help unless they get enforced anyway. Enforcement, or lack of such was one of the problems causing the Great Bank Heist of 2008.

We need to change the corrupt culture of DC that H. Clinton wants to continue. We need Senator Sanders.

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 12:07 PM

1. You hit the nail on the head; We need a cultural shift in DC.

Changing cultures is an extremely hard thing to do. Many cultural changes have taken literally generations to come about. I truly hope we don't have to wait so long. I'd love nothing more than the ice-cold bucket of water that could be the change offered by a Sanders campaign, to become reality. The business-as-usual corruption needs to be thoroughly destroyed.

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Response to Bubzer (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 02:36 PM

3. It's not going to be easy but we must fight the oppressive Oligarchy. nm

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 02:40 PM

4. Things worth doing rarely are easy. But, with a little luck and a whole lot of effort, we'll do it!

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 01:15 PM

2. Too Many Just Don't Dig Down

They will not do their homework so it becomes a name/brand contest. Or they do but think Bernie cannot win the election. The lesser of two evils thing...she has issues but would do less harm.

We are going to have to go for it soon or who knows where we are headed.

Hillary is not going to go after the MI Complex or Wall Street. She is beholden to them so she is compromised. Bernie is not, he will go after them.

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