THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO CANNOT (OR WILL NOT) SEE--
SUCH AS MOST AMERICAN VOTERS UP TO NOW
I have been looking at this picture for 11 years now, and to me, it is as clear as day, but—if voting patterns mean anything (a point open to debate) most American voters do not (yet) appreciate that the U.S. economic system is rigged against them.
Or maybe they just feel helpless. Damned if I know the answer—but it adds up to the greatest heist in history—and the death of democracy. The rich have used their money to get control of Congress (and considerable power at state and local level as well) and do not intend to relinquish it—ever. Why should they? They have the ingredient required to keep it. It’s called “money.”
They also have considerable clout where using the U.S. internal security system to keep protest in check is concerned. If you protest against the status quo, you are likely to find your organization under surveillance, infiltrated, your protests blocked by the somewhat militarized police—and lawyers used against you wholesale—and, by the way, the chances are you will lose your job.
They believe in “We The People,” but choose not regard most of their fellow citizens as “people.” On the other hand, “Corporations are “people.”
We have come to a pretty pass when this kind of rubbish is taken seriously—but the Supreme Court seems to.
Will Bernie Sanders away the average America voter from his or her torpor? What he is saying makes total sense—but that has never been much of a vote-getter.
The following extract is from the Washington Post.
“Our economic goals have to be redistributing a significant amount of [wealth] back from the top 1 percent,” Sanders said in a recent interview, even if that redistribution slows the economy overall.
“Unchecked growth – especially when 99 percent of all new income goes to the top 1 percent – is absurd,” he said. “Where we’ve got to move is not growth for the sake of growth, but we’ve got to move to a society that provides a high quality of life for all of our people. In other words, if people have health care as a right, as do the people of every other major country, then there’s less worry about growth. If people have educational opportunity and their kids can go to college and they have child care, then there’s less worry about growth for the sake of growth.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, ready to challenge Clinton in 2016 bid
Sanders’s position inverts decades of orthodoxy among liberal and conservative candidates alike, by prizing redistribution above all else. It taps into the mounting frustration in America, particularly among more liberal voters, with the widening gap between the rich and everyone else.