America, the Great Plutocracy…
At one point in the United States, there were two political parties that each served as a balancing force to the other. There was a time when both parties were much further to the left of the political spectrum than they presently are. There have been many times when the two parties were starkly different from one another. That time is no more. Sure, there are some topical issues that they debate to keep the public interested, but those issues are usually related in some way to different biblical viewpoints. For example, we protest (and rightly so) the Supreme Court in the ongoing debate over gay marriage, but miss the provision in H.R. 933 that gives bio-tech companies like Monsanto immunity from prosecution for the sale or distribution of any illegal genetically modified food sources.
The rider to H.R. 933 (section 735), was snuck into the bill and the International Business Times reported on their website the following:
Many members of Congress were apparently unaware that the “Monsanto Protection Act” even existed within the bill they were voting on. HR 933 was a spending bill aimed at averting a government shutdown and ensuring that the federal government would continue to be able to pay its bills. But the Center for Food Safety maintains that many Democrats in Congress were not even aware that the provision was in the legislation:
“In this hidden backroom deal, Sen. [Barbara] Mikulski turned her back on consumer, environmental and farmer protection in favor of corporate welfare for biotech companies such as Monsanto,” Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, said in a statement. “This abuse of power is not the kind of leadership the public has come to expect from Sen. Mikulski or the Democrat Majority in the Senate.”
It is well known that members of congress often do not read the bills that they vote upon….but why? Is it a sort of “plausible deniability”? What are these people elected for?
The start reality that we are facing is that there is now little difference between our political parties. Both serve the interests of the corporate elite and most of them are, in fact, part of that elite. They are wealthy and they serve their own needs. They are smooth-talking, power hungry, and more than anything else, they are greedy.
Our political parties, corporate pawns, are ruling over a country that is entering a free fall. The catering to the banks and corporate giants at the expense of the citizens is the cause of this fall. We witnessing the crumbling of the infrastructure of our country. We are seeing corporate dominance of our food and water supplies, our money, our media, and not to mention the terrible state of public education. They have the people fighting over gay marriage, abortion, and other biblical issues, while they assume control and ultimate power over all of the facets of society. They control the food. They control the money. They control the media. They control public education. Essentially, they control everything and the real kicker is that WE ELECT THEM!
The elite rule society primarily through the presence of fear. We are a fear mongering nation. We sell “national security” to a sleeping public that is more concerned about the latest adventures of the Kardashians than U.S. foreign policy in the middle east or Korea. They create this idea that the U.S. is threatened by these countries and then, as we have seen with the Patriot Act and the development of the Department of Homeland Security, quietly take away the freedoms that Americans once held.
Divide and conquer is alive and working well for the governing plutocracy. Until we start holding them accountable for the jobs that they are being paid to do, this will free fall will continue. We need to ask ourselves what we hold sacred. Do your elected officials share your view?