Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Random Observations On Corporate Government

The US Government is a corporatocracy. It has become a government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations.

Corporations are endowed with all the rights and none of the responsibilities of personhood.

The Supreme Court sanctioned corporate money donated to political campaigns as “free speech”.
Both major parties are thus primarily in the service of corporate interests.

Congress rewards their donors with billions of dollars in corporate welfare.

Congress supported Bush’s warrantless NSA surveillance of US citizens, and immunity for telecoms for aiding illegal surveillance by voting for Bush’s FISA Amendment.

Congress was upset to learn Jane Harmon's e-mail was intercepted, and demanded their members be exempted from surveillance.

A Democratic led Congress authorized money to continue Bush’s wars.

Soldiers’ lives are sacrificed by electrocution for KBR/Halliburton profits and no-bid contracts.

Blackwater/Xe mercenaries murdered Iraqis without facing justice.

Blackwater/Xe mercenaries are becoming private corporate armies and police.

Obama supported Bush’s warrantless NSA surveillance of US citizens, and immunity for telecoms for aiding illegal surveillance by voting for Bush’s FISA Amendment

Obama invoked State Secrets privilege against lawsuits challenging warrantless surveillance.

Obama reversed his stance and censored photos of detainee abuse at the urging of military officers.

Obama escalated the war in Afghanistan.

The Obama Administration avoids confronting Bush/Cheney war crimes and torture by “looking forward”.

The radical Right still accuses Obama of being a liberal socialist.

Corporate media still transmit unquestioned government propaganda.

Investigative journalism in corporate media is disappearing.

The alleged “liberal” New York Times printed Bush Administration WMD lies without question.

The alleged “liberal” New York Times withheld reporting the Bush warrantless surveillance program at the behest of the Bush Administration.

Right wing Fox News still deceives the gullible into thinking that they are fair and balanced.

The network most accused of liberalism is NBC, owned by military contractor corporation GE.

In the frenzied run-up to the Iraq War MSNBC dumped Phil Donahue, and replaced him with radical Right winger and hate radio mouthpiece Michael (Wiener) Savage.

The radical Right still accuses the corporate media of being liberal.

Eisenhower’s warning about the military industrial complex’s influence in government is still ignored by Washington DC.

These days, the military industrial media complex may be the more accurate description.

The US is less a democracy and more a national security state.

In the halls of government money talks and the Golden Rule prevails.
Those with the gold make the rules.

The financial industry, which designed their own de-regulation, over-leveraged shady loans, and wrote our bankruptcy laws have facilitated the downfall of our economy.

The profit-driven medical/insurance/pharmaceutical complex is working to deny health care rights to American people.

Both progressive and conservative interests in our Constitutional directives to “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty” will be undermined by corporate agendas.

Even when progressives are elected (both of them) the US Government remains primarily an institutionalized right wing engine of empire and an agent of Big Money.

When the president does it that means it is not illegal.