The election — a giant crap game?

November 4, 2008

in Freedom, Politics

Regarding the Federal Reserve, which is not “federal” (it’s NOT a government agency — it’s a privately held corporation and its ownership is a well-guarded secret):

“People talk about the issue of Republican vs Democrat… It’s organized crime. You call the Republicans ‘Genoveses’ and the Democrats ‘the Gambinos.’

The people at the top treat it like it’s their crap game. They’re making a lot of money. Occasionally somebody at the table shoots each other but the moment anything threatens their crap game, they all unite to protect it.

They’re both controlled by the same financial, economic and corporate interests.”

Michael Ruppert, FromtheWilderness.com in this film (at 59:32).

All this campaign ugliness has been a red herring, a non-choice masquerading as choice, some expert sleight-of-hand to get citizens to hand over more and more of our personal and economic freedoms.

No matter how you voted, I encourage you to keep an eye on your liberties in the coming years.

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

Thank you, Lori for your insightful and thought provoking post. I read a great article about how “image creation” and politics have completely merged. We have bankrupted our childrens’ future and most folks haven’t even woken up to that fact.Personal freedoms, what a joke! Homeland Security listening to pillow talk phone calls with Red Cross workers, what do we stand for anymore? Oy vey!

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Wordgirl April 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

It’s easy to feel that this government is all about supporting the economic interests no matter what — I read a frightening article in the recent NYT magazine about our generic drugs being made in China and how the FDA can’t possibly regulate it or check on it because they are so underfunded…/regulations slashed — so who is protecting us? Who is protecting us rather than making it easier for Pfizer to make a buck?AARRRRGGGGH.xxoPamHappy voting day!

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Beth Partin April 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

There’s a very interesting discussion going on here. I think that countries have always been run by the financial interests. In the last few centuries, more of us have muscled our way into the political process, but still the financial interests are in control.I don’t say that in a spirit of resignation or anger. I think it’s important to recognize the fact and then work to open up the process more and more. I’m a great fan of the idea that another world is possible.

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Phoebe April 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

Re: Michael Ruppert’s quote. I hate when people make negative stereotypical comments about Italians. As an Italian-American, it’s offensive. I think his comment overall is stereotyping. Our system isn’t perfect, but we are a democracy. People are people, so I don’t think any democratic government system is going to be perfect. You’ve got to work at it and not take it for granted.Someone once pointed out to me that our nation was founded by religious zealots and free thinkers, those people who didn’t have a place in other countries. I don’t think that’s changed much.

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Annie April 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

and all the while we are told that there are only two choices. TWO. Two choices that are not as different as they claim.I know it varies from state to state, but in OR we had SIX people on the ballot. Why do we not get to hear from them during the debates? There are candidates who support the Constitution, personal liberty, and true freedom…we just don’t get to hear from them as often.

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Beth Partin April 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

There’s a very interesting discussion going on here. I think that countries have always been run by the financial interests. In the last few centuries, more of us have muscled our way into the political process, but still the financial interests are in control.I don’t say that in a spirit of resignation or anger. I think it’s important to recognize the fact and then work to open up the process more and more. I’m a great fan of the idea that another world is possible.

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Phoebe April 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

Re: Michael Ruppert’s quote. I hate when people make negative stereotypical comments about Italians. As an Italian-American, it’s offensive. I think his comment overall is stereotyping. Our system isn’t perfect, but we are a democracy. People are people, so I don’t think any democratic government system is going to be perfect. You’ve got to work at it and not take it for granted.Someone once pointed out to me that our nation was founded by religious zealots and free thinkers, those people who didn’t have a place in other countries. I don’t think that’s changed much.

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Annie April 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

and all the while we are told that there are only two choices. TWO. Two choices that are not as different as they claim.I know it varies from state to state, but in OR we had SIX people on the ballot. Why do we not get to hear from them during the debates? There are candidates who support the Constitution, personal liberty, and true freedom…we just don’t get to hear from them as often.

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Lavender Luz April 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

Thanks, each of you, for your thoughtful comments.Phoebe, just a minor point. We are a republic (rule of law) rather than a democracy (rule of people). The popular thing isn’t always the right thing.

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Lavender Luz April 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

Anon — LOL!

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Lavender Luz April 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

Anon — LOL!

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Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

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Phoebe April 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

Hi Lori,From what I’ve read, we are both a republic and a democracy, more specifically probably a representative democracy. People make up those laws and then we vote on them, either directly, as witnessed in our crazy ballot this year, or indirectly through our representatives who we vote for.As a g-woman myself, I’ve never seen everyone happy with every political decision. I think it would be impossible to do so since we are so diverse.I’m feeling pretty upbeat with the results of the election. I won’t have to move to France now, not that I would complain about doing that temporarily! They have mountains too!

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