Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Government of the Banks, by the Banks and for the Banks

The Divine Right of Money, Is Western Democracy Real or a Facade? by PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

Skeptics point out that President George W. Bush was put in office by the Supreme Court and that a number of other elections have been decided by electronic voting machines that leave no paper trail. Others note that elected officials represent the special interests that fund their campaigns and not the voters. The bailout of the banks arranged by Bush’s Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs chairman, Henry Paulson, and Washington’s failure to indict any banksters for the fraud that contributed to the financial crisis, are evidence in support of the view that the US government represents money and not the voters.

Recent events in Greece and Italy have created more skepticism of the West’s claim to be democratic. Two elected European prime ministers, George Papandreou of Greece and Silvio Berlusconi of Italy, were forced to resign over the sovereign debt issue. Not even Berlusconi, a billionaire who continues to lead the largest Italian political party, could stand up to the pressure brought by private bankers and unelected European Union officials.

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Perhaps future historians will conclude that democracy once served the interests of money in order to break free of the power of kings, aristocracy, and government predations, but as money established control over governments, democracy became a liability. Historians will speak of the transition from the divine right of kings to the divine right of money.

There's an easy answer to this. Or, at least a way to test what elections can actually do. Stop voting for the candidates with money. You can easily tell who they are. They run lots of TV ads, the newspapers and TV will occasionally do stories on fund-raising. You know who the candidates of money are in every election. STOP VOTING FOR THEM.

Read the above article on what Goldman Sachs is doing right now in Europe. Then, realize that Goldman Sachs was one of Obama's biggest contributors. And with large amounts of key money early back when Hillary was supposedly the inevitable President. Then look at the current election. Goldman Sachs and Wall Street are currently pumping money into the Romney campaign. They are also giving enough to Obama to keep a hold on him too. Obama is still the odds on favorite to be President, while Romney is a heavy favorite right now to be the Republican opponent.

That means an election of Goldman Sachs versus Goldman Sachs. If Goldman Sachs wins, then you lose and they keep stealing trillions of US money while trying to stick you with the bill. Everytime you hear some politician talking about how we all have to sacrifice to cure the deficit, that's the Goldman Sachs bill-collector knocking on your door demanding you pay them trillions more dollars.

Its time to say No. The Republican nomination isn't settled yet. It doesn't have to be Goldman Sachs versus Goldman Sachs with all other so-called candidates locked out of the debates and basically the whole campaign by riot police and barricades. Just say No. Say no to Goldman Sachs and Romney.

I'm proud to display the Ron Paul delegate sign I've got below. Its only as a delegate to the Republican county convention. But still, it says I did at something in these elections to stand up to the banks, to stand up to Goldman Sachs, to stand up for their hand-picked, bought-and-paid-for politicians and say NO!

What are you going to do? Most of the states haven't voted for the Republican nomination, so what are you going to do? Stand up for democracy? Sit back and do nothing? Actively vote for the bankers' candidate whom you know is going to screw you?

America, freedom, democracy, a world where people can live free and enjoy the fruits of their hard work ... there's a lot hanging in the balance. So, what are you going to do?

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