Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Any Way You Shake It. . .

They're Still Stealing, And It Seems That America Can't Stop Them.
by The Old Hippie, Because I See The Theft Still Being Allowed - Unstopped and unpunished.

It wasn't the Oil, even though it was a major part of it.  It wasn't the punishment, as Iraq had nothing to do with the crimes of our “911.”  It wasn't a son's opportunistic revenge for his father, even though it did play a small part in it.  It wasn't politics-as-usual, even though they successfully used the politicalization of every possible wedge issue to hide, and/or fog, the real reason behind their crime of a war of aggression against, and illegal occupation of, a sovereign nation, that had not attacked, nor was any threat to us.  The real reason was a simple theft.  The largest theft of a nation's wealth, by the robber barons of today.  It was all about the money, and it's power.  Still is.

{-The Way Many Picture Me-}

All the way back to the Founders, our best leaders warned that “allowing” corporations too much power and control of our Constitutional Democracy would lead, (and has led,) to the possibility of a criminal administration, like we now face.

In 1886, when corporations were given the legal fiction of personhood, it really got the ball rolling, and led directly to the original robber barons at the turn of the last century, the great depression, and since WWII, the ongoing build up of what President Eisenhower termed the “military-industrial” corporations' powers within our governmental structures, and to our current situation with this, openly profits-over-even-life, (now obvious to all of us,) corrupt administration.

Add in the corporatists' opportunistic use of, and their political manipulation of, the insane Rapturists, and the radical Dominionists, which has quite possibly brought about the destruction of America's cherished Separation of Church and State, and you have the reality of the classic definition of a fascist state, except in these modern times it has been enhanced into something that, maybe, has grown beyond the control of even the corrupt corporatist profiteers themselves.

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But what I fear most. . . is the fact that nothing “real” has been done, or is being done, so far, to stop this sneeringly open, and criminal, theft and insanity.  The human deaths continue to mount, the environmental destruction continues to worsen, the security of freedoms and liberties continue to deteriorate, not only here in America, also worldwide. . .  And yet - Nothing “real” has been, or is currently being done to stop the “allowing.”

There are a few bright spots of hope, where the peoples of some of the South and Central American nations, e.g. Brazil, Venezuela, et al, are actually forcing their nations to “just say no” to the corporatists, but since the corporatists are vehemently against them, therefore “America” is against them, their battle is not yet won, and may ultimately fail.


At 1/03/2007 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Besides over-educated tree-hugging music-loving deadhead retired old-happy-hippie you can add crack pot.

At 1/03/2007 9:20 AM, Blogger The Old Hippie said...

Dear Anonymous - You obviously support this administration, and you call me the crack pot?!?  You have my sympathy, thank goodness you don't have my empathy.

I do have another question though.  I am a Navy veteran.  Have you been, or now, a member of any American military.  (a private corporate mercenary doesn't count.)

At 1/10/2007 1:56 AM, Blogger Doyle said...

Would anonymous care to provide an argument based on facts? Interesting use of the words "Crack Pot", it could be said that those who go out of their way to throw labels around must have personal experiences as to the meaning of those labels and have been themselves labeled as such.
How about trying to add some originality and provide some fact based arguments to support your position, we here at this particular blog would be happy to listen to any such discussions and unlike most in today's society would be polite and willing not to "LABEL" those that wish to put forth any attempt at such an argument as anything but free Patriotic Americans who want to truthfully express themselves and be heard, but the labeling you used above is based on ignorance and someone who wishes to see society the way someone else dictates it to you and not to do research on their own to prove or disprove any facts which are presented against the "Societal Norm". Your rantings and use of labels are tiresome and boring.
"The mind is such a terrible thing to waste" I once heard and those who do not use it on a regular bases are known to spout off such drivel as labeling others as crazy, lunatics, crack pots, and some much worse usage of the English language.


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