Friday, December 11, 2015

American Exceptionalism: Endless War, Parasitic Financialisation, Wage Stagnation, and Oligarchy

"There will be the usual movement to 'blame the victims' in this, the 'gullible' American people who do not wish to face the facts.  This is how it always goes, and it works because it is easy to despise the other guy, or just hate 'the other.'

Most people are busy and working hard to make ends meet. They obtain their view of things from 'the news media' for the most part.

When was the last time you heard any rational discussion or even saw any of these charts below in a newspaper or on television news program?  They seem almost too hard to believe.

The American people are being fed a steady stream of lies and half-truths from a captive media, and for the most part the privileged achievers keep silent to protect their own interests, to 'go along to get along.'  They rationalize this by burying themselves in the details of their own professions.

If you hide the facts from people, and lie to them constantly to promote the interests of the powerful oligarchs and the moneyed interests, how can you blame the people for falling for the lies? Where is the truth to be heard?

Even now, if one puts up data such as this, the resulting prescriptions for change are all too often just pre-programmed slogans fed to the public on an almost daily basis by talk radio and the 'fair and balanced' mouthpieces for big money corporatism.

Have we ever seen a more ridiculous presidential election than this one?  The Republican candidates are for the most part stooges for big money and special interests, demagogues, legacy pledges, and jokes, and the Democratic frontrunner is a recycled Wall Street party boss who has become a multi-millionaire from the payments received for showing up at parties hosted by Big Finance's moneyed interests..."


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