Monday, June 11, 2012
The Corrupt American Political System
As I wrote to a good friend this morning, we have a hopelessly corrupt political system in this country, one that more often than not produces compromised candidates and one that presents no real choice to the electorate. We also have an uneducated and backward populace purposely kept that way to facilitate the corporate-military-police state complex that is in power. Elections are theater. Both Obama and Romney are the candidates of the corporations. There is no real left in this country due to the corrupt nature of the two party system. We are sinking ever more into a police state with our freedoms being eroded in the name of protecting us from terrorism. The terrorists have won if you look at the measures we've adopted since 911...the so-called "Patriot" Act, which Obama extended, the NDAA, which Obama signed, the "Departmemt of Homeland Security," yet another layer of police state enforcement on top of Treasury, DEA, CIA, and the FBI. How many national police forces do we need? Last year Occupy found out how the new level of US police state enforcement works when efforts to disrupt, interfere with, and control legal protests were coordinated at the federal level. More people need to wake up and resist what we are becoming as a country before it is too late, if it is not too late already.