Vox Frustrati (Vol. 2): Blame

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This is Vox Frustrati, a voice for progressives everywhere.

Vox thanks the many of you who wrote in with comments after his debut. Today we feature a piece sent in by a correspondent who wishes to remain anonymous. It is called: “The people are not to blame”.


COMMENT FROM ANONYMOUS CORRESPONDENT:

Much of the political drama that unfolds each day is nothing more than a carefully orchestrated distraction to hide the looming collapse of the American economy and the active theft of our national treasure.

Much of the political drama that unfolds each day is nothing more than a carefully orchestrated distraction to hide the looming collapse of the American economy and the active theft of our national treasure.

America’s future is defined by Gov-Co, the financial and defense monopolies that own and operate the Federal government of the United States. It serves their agenda to have the people to blame one another for their own hardships. As long as the people are divided and continue to hate one another, Gov-Co will continue to thrive. But, God help Gov-Co if the American people ever realize that:

The people are not at fault. The people are not to blame.

The events leading up to the US financial decline are a direct result of our system of government, which fosters the private ownership and exploitation of “public” resources along with unfettered capitalism, which consumes the productivity, quality of life, and health of Americans, returning to them an ever smaller share of the nation’s natural bounty. America is now, and has always been, a Colonial outpost, fully owned and operated by Corporations engaged in global trade. The US Government transforms constantly to meet the needs of its owner-corporations — first inviting immigrants in for cheap labor, infrastructure building, and natural resource exploitation — then sending them abroad to wage wars and to seize the resources of weaker nations for the benefit of the Corporations — finally letting the workers die of neglect when their labor is no longer required.

The people are not to blame.

All US presidents have endeavored to keep the American workers alive and have done reasonably well, all things considered. Political parties are only marginally meaningful in the unfolding of the Corporate agenda; existing largely to provide workers with the illusion that they are self-governing. We live within the walls of our “settled” constitution and our “permanent” system of Corporate government.

The people are not to blame.

For eight years we had a president who was a semi-conscious imbecile. For the next eight years we’ll have a president who possesses conscious intelligence. Neither of them have any control over our Corporate Overlords or the fate of the nation. They, in fact, are compelled to serve the Corporations while pretending otherwise and throwing scraps to the people to keep them mollified.

The people are not to blame.

So wrote our correspondent.

( SONG EXCERPT From “Sixteen Tons” by Merle Travis)


Some people say a man is made outta mud

A poor man’s made outta muscle and blood

Muscle and blood and skin and bones

A mind that’s a-weak and a back that’s strong

You load sixteen tons, what do you get

Another day older and deeper in debt

Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go

I owe my soul to the company store

So… do we have a powerless president predominated by a private plutocracy who have purloined the plenitude of our provinces , peculating our prosperity for personal profit ever proliferating their plundered pelf? A pernicious partnership of pestilential and poisonous plutocrats passionlessly pissing on the peasants?

Or do we have a complicit commander and Congress?

More on this anon.

Vox wants to know what you think.

© Vox Frustrati


Some various versions of “Sixteen Tons” by various artists:


Tennessee Ernie Ford

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…



Stevie Wonder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…



Johnny Cash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…



Dennis Kucinich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…


We look forward to hearing from you.

Until next time,

Vox Frustrati

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  1. a blogger named Matt Gardi at htpp://www.nakedconch.com has a six part series that is illustrative of the bank robbery which has contributed greatly to the downward spiral of our economy.  i tried to link to it but, i still haven’t figured that out.  i would be very interested in hearing your vox on this issue. thank you.

    • RUKind on June 15, 2011 at 6:42 am

    It seems their words and deeds and omissions all point to that conclusion. I’d like your feedback.

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