Posts Tagged ‘lobbying’

The Stranglehold on Our Politics by Elizabeth Drew | The New York Review of Books.

Yes it’s true that America’s income gap is widest since the Great Depression (NPR), but It’s even worse that that:

  1. This is just income and doesn’t include the wealth already amassed by the wealthy so the real difference in economic well-being is much larger.
  2. Back in the 30s Americans had effective labor unions and most were aware of the situation they were facing. Today, this is no longer the case so the efforts to correct this imbalance are very weak.
  3. The political parties in the 30s had some accountability to the majority and not only to their wealthy corporate owners. Hence FDR was willing and able to represent “main-street” and not only “Wall-street” despite strong pressure, and even an attempted coup, by the “banksters.”
  4. While it was certainly a painful collapse of the economy, the Great Depression was in the middle of a very long period of growth in wages and standards of living for the majority of Americans. This period ended in the mid 70s and for the vast majority of Americans, things have been getting worse for 3 decades and getting catastrophic in the last few years. In this context, the long term, irreversible, damage is much worse today than in the 30s.
Consider a bad flu hitting a strong young person as opposed to a chronically ill old person: same disease but worse effects and dismal prognosis :'(

Matt Parrott, “Crypto-Anarchism, Cyber-Security, and the New Right” | Counter-Currents Publishing.

Billionaire Bankster

Breaks into Obama’s Cabinet

By Greg Palast

via Billionaire Bankster Penny Pritzker Breaks into Obama’s Cabinet.

Pritzker

Jay Gordon & Corey Carroll joined us for an Earth Day special.

We wanted to share with you a voice not often heard in the media: Radical Environmentalists & most notably Deep Green Resistance.

We need to continue this next show…

I was still basking in the after-glow of a brilliant Smashing Pumpkins show last night but Jesse said to wake up and come speak truth to power so I said: Sir! Yes Sir!

BTW this was the 1st concert my wife Charlotte (http://secretofthefairies.org/) and our 2 kids (Thalia 11, Felix 15) went together ^_^

Corey Carroll come to help us out…

I’m sorry about the audio quality but things are falling apart around here >:/

Empires are always dependent on violent repression and this is not a revelation; but the specifics are new to me.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/mar/06/james-steele-america-iraq-video