Turns Out It Is Not The Republicans After All

Simulposted at Daily Kos

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For the eight years of the Bush Reign Of Terror when America passed an obscene tax break for the Rich, invaded a country to capture Osama bin Laden…and didn’t, and then abandoned THAT war and invaded another country with no real evidence that it was threat, (even though they tortured a bunch of people to get them to say that there was a connection between Al Qaeda and Iraq and had to manufacture piles of “evidence” and make Colin Powell lie to the UN) corrupted the United States Department of Justice to shield themselves from investigations, and politicized scientific information to prevent any progress on Climate Crisis, and appointed toadies and lackeys to the SEC and every other regulatory agency while repealing or ignoring key financial regulations that eventually led to a worldwide economic meltdown….during which the rich ALSO grew richer…

Life was simple.

Simple because whatever the Bushco created problem  the world faced we could just shrug and say something along the lines of…Yeah, those Republicans suck!

No deeper analysis was really deemed necessary. It was SO obvious that all of our problems like torture and a scandalous income disparity and killing Iraqi children even though they never did anything to threaten us was just how life was under Republicans.

The American voter figure it out too, and voted them out of office. They, as did we in the blogosphere, figured when we voted them out, things would change big time. The most hopeful among us thought that having a Democratic majority and a Democratic would lead to a new golden age of equality and justice and economic fairness and recovery. And free health care!

But nine months in to this hoped for golden age, while we have seen changes around the edges, we have had to fight tooth and nail to get the relative crumbs that we have gotten.

Even though the Republicans are despised by 75% of America, and out of power, and OBVIOUSLY doing nothing more than obstructing…we still are struggling to get any REAL changes to health care, the financial structure, Climate Crisis, the Wars or any accountability on the torture that the whole world knows occurred, but we are still tiptoeing around.

Why?

The simple answer is to blame the Dems and President Obama. But you can sense THEIR frustration as well! Even they thought that they could come in to power and get things passed as easily as Bush. Heck, they thought they would get 80 votes for the stimulus!

Sadly, they thought they would be greeted a Liberators.

But even without any political power, the Republicans (it could be said) are winning! They are stopping or watering down everything the new administration are trying to do!

Why? And why did Bush have such success in getting his horrific agenda through Congress while the Dems struggle on every issue?

Because it turns out that it was not the Republicans per se that were the problem at all.

Just as Fox news is just an arm of the Republicans, as the White House just figured out, the Republicans themselves are just a arm of a larger power. An arm of the Ruling Class.

Why was Bush able to ram his agenda through so easily? Because his agenda was the agenda of the Ruling Class.

Why can’t Obama get his agenda through?

Because his agenda directly attacks the Ruling Class.

As we can see most baldly after 5 months of negotiations in the Finance Committee to get the most favorable bill possible for the Insurance Industry Arm of the Ruling Class…once they got everything they could from their paid operatives like Max Baucus and every Republican in Congress, they are now rejecting the bill that was written just for them.

A year after the world panicked as the too big to fail banks came one millimeter away from crashing the economy of the whole world….the main villain in the piece is giving out 23 billion dollars in bonuses while fighting tooth and nail to defeat reforms that would protect the economy they just crashed….for everyone but themselves. The Ruling Class crashed the world economy…and are now profiting from it.

And the list goes on, down through every issue and every problem our country and the world faces. Heck, we can’t even have a comprehensive investigation of torture, because the trail of evidence leads directly to George Bush and Dick Cheney…and the Ruling Class always protects it’s  pawns own.

The Republicans were defeated, and Obama took power and got a super majority of Democrats. It should be a piece of cake to achieve great things.

But we can’t.

Because it is NOT a simple partisan political fight.

The Republicans SHOULD have no power. Yet they still are dominant in the media, still are more influential in Congress, and we still are operating in a frame of societal reference where the Parties are somehow equal.

75% of Americans want a Public Option, a Majority of Senators are willing to vote for a Public Option, The House insists on the Public Option and the president wants a Public option. The Will of the People and the Will of the Congressional majority is for a Public Option.

But we can’t GET a Public option.

Why?

With all the power on our side, why are we STILL unable to get what the overwhelming majority of Americans want? Why are the neutered Republicans still able to have so much power?

Because, as it turns out, it is NOT the Republicans who are the problem.

It is the Ruling Class who are thwarting the Will of the People.

The Republicans are only powerful because they represent the Will of the Ruling Class.

When will we realize….and ACT like we realize, what the real problem is?

That this is not a battle between republicans and democrats.

When will we realize that this is a battle of The Ruling Class and their Corporations against The People?

When will we start to refer to the struggle we are in as what it REALLY is behind all the political smoke and mirrors…a Class War?

A War between the Ruling Class and The People?

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For those who are wondering: Who Are The Ruling Class?

 

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    Just following orders is no excuse.

    • icosa on October 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm
    • Edger on October 13, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    the ruling class are people too……. much as they seem to us they aren’t, and just like us they are out to protect themselves.

    Some of them are learning, but somehow we have to find a way to educate or enlighten the rest of them to the fact that we only have one planet.

  2. the orange simulcast button?

    Is it time?

    Hoist the Colours. All hands on deck. Heave ho.

    • Inky99 on October 13, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    It is time.

  3. After the selection of Bush by the Supreme Court over eight years ago, I had surmised and shouted out to everyone I knew, that we had just witnessed a bloodless coup by the Republican Party.

    But it didn’t take long into the present administration that I realized it wasn’t a Republican coup, but a corporate coup. And it’s tentacles run deep into the fabric and soul of not only this country, but the world.

  4. So I still stand by it, they’ve given us a gift, a gift of knowledge or information about how things really are.  No more falling for the bullshit.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/

  5. I would argue that the Democrats didn’t seem to mind all the money thrown at them before mid-terms by dangling free-health care in our faces and looking back at the lobbyists with their other hand out saying “either pay up or we’ll give it to them”.

    Did it work?

    You tell me:

    http://www.opensecrets.org/ind

    Oh but be sure to vote for more Dems because this time they’ll do it…promise…pinky swear….well maybe not right away, but then just vote for us again….then we’ll do it…yeah, definitely….but vote for us now so you can vote for us later again so we can get it done then….possibly.

  6. We just consume far too much stuff for our meager population.  Such things are unsustainable so “our” benevolent leaders have just decided to kill us off.  Yes that does seem far reaching doesn’t it but all of it is in the open literature.  Global multi-national corporations, the Davos set, the G20 and Obama’s cabinet, chock full of members aligned to global no US interests.   Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group.  This is the ruling class, far above our ineffectual red state/blue state illusions of passification and apathy.

  7. I posted this earlier on Inky99s’ Golden Sacks essay. I’ll post it here too.

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    I ran into this post on a blog awhile back, I’m not sure which blog or if the list is even accurate, but I’ll throw it out here anyway:

       

    The real owners of the Federal Reserve and the Federal Reserve System are:

       a) Rothschild Banks of London and Berlin;

       b) Lazard Brothers Bank of Paris;

       c) Israel Moses Seif Banks of Italy;

       d) Warburg Bank of Hamburg and Amsterdam;

       e) Lehman Brothers Bank of New York;

       f) Kuhn, Loeb Bank of New York;

       g) Chase Manhattan Bank of New York;

       h) Goldman Sachs Bank of New York; and

       i) Approximately three hundred people, known to each other and/or relations of the “owners,” who hold stock in the Federal Reserve System. They comprise an interlocking, International Banking Cartel of wealth beyond comprehension.

       Federal Reserve It is not federal, and it does not have any reserves.

       Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. 1913 – “When the President signs this bill, the invisible government of the monetary power will be legalized….the worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency bill.”

    that post was dated from 3/24/09…I’m not sure if Lehman Bros. still belongs on that list or not.

    Gotter…

  8. …you’ve done it again.  

    But, as you ask, what do we do now—now that we have this indisputable information?

    I’m for a return to individualism, to nature, small communes, our own alternate currency – barter, and a boycot of the whole Too Big To Work dysfunctional system.

    • icosa on October 13, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    quite a reaction at dk 🙂

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