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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:56 PM

47. Good god. Have we learned NOTHING?

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The last thing we need is another corporate lackey and warmonger.

This is, however, how the system has been rigged and where we are headed as a result of the corporate money that now floods Washington in both political parties and in all parts of our government, media, and electoral system. Most of the Bush economic, war, police state, education, trade, and energy agenda has already been extended and expanded for the past four years. We are looking at four more, and, inevitably, many are already planning ahead for even more of the same with Clinton or a Third Way clone of Clinton in 2016.

Just imagine what our civil rights and the surveillance state will look like by then. Just imagine our corporatized schools and our spanking new pipeline, life after the new NAFTA-on-steroids free trade agreement, and after more austerity and bipartisan assaults on Social Security and Medicare. Just imagine where the drones will be by then, within our country and overseas. Imagine even more escalation of the neocon policy agenda for the next eight to twelve years. And imagine it all presented to us, again, as the lesser of two evils...the best we can possibly hope for...because the other party is even worse.

Do you feel sick yet?

Our next two corporate Presidential candidates will be selected by the Rockefeller types who can bankroll them. The one percent who have purchased and restructured our electoral system have already ensured that it will be virtually impossible for anyone without their blessing to have a serious shot at a run for President. They will destroy with their deep pockets, increasingly consolidated media (thanks to Obama's FCC, which is working on this now...), rigged and restructured electoral system, and vastly superior funding any upstart who tries to get in the way.

This is where we are headed, inevitably, if we simply keep on the path we are on and don't even try, between now and then, to rally the country to stand up and demand the corporate money out of our elections and our government. Have we had enough yet, America?



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