Monday, July 22, 2013

Who Runs Us?

A mix of Americans last Saturday at a barbeque were discussing government & political affiliation. Most (perhaps all) were disgusted by today's situation, and complaints about U.S. politics were aimed at assorted problems.

One person sought to distill to a basic choice: "Who should control policies & funding, the Government - or the People?"

Discussion ensued.  Sadly, nobody considered their own Government "of the people, by the people & for the people."

The U.S. Government claims to be benevolent: so protective of us and well-meaning. But the mammoth systems of militarism & defense truly enslave us, as pawns in a rigid system serving a tiny well-connected minority. Americans are spied upon & shat upon by their police services, who serve themselves and crooked creeps such as Bulgers of Boston. There are far too many cops who simply boss people around - as if we were farm animals.