Shuts down the Occupy encampments in a coordinated effort between the White House, the DOJ and local police departments, which are now militarized and protect the 1%.
Where are we now?
So now our choice has become a vote between the "lesser of two evils." The two parties may speak in different tones but they both serve the same corporate master. Obama says one thing and does another. I learned a long time ago it's not what someone says that matters but what they do.
"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." George Orwell
It's time to wake up and smell the corruption America. We've been deceived again. Our government is corporately owned and operated. As Chris Hedges tells us again and again "we have undergone a corporate coup d'etat in slow motion."
Romney and Obama are merely brands packaged and presented to us for our viewing pleasure and then whomever the corporate powers that be decide they want in office is who's installed. The elections are rigged just as our system is rigged. We have elections so we can pretend we have a free society.
"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal." Emma Goldman
We have a two party duopoly. A plutocracy: government by the rich for the rich.
It's not about Obama or Bush or Romney. There're just the front men. Our system is completely corrupted by corporate forces. And once Citizens United was enacted making corporations people giving them free speech and allowing them to dump as much cash as possible without accountability into the electoral system then our republic's goose was officially cooked.
And the mere fact both candidates must raise a billion dollars each to run is obscene. That money could be used for things that really matter.
Both political parties have been taken over by corporate money. Under Clinton the Democrats realized they couldn't win without big money and once you take money from Wall Street, big oil or the insurance companies then you're beholding to them and must dole out tax breaks, ensure a for profit health care system, deregulate the banks and Wall Street, exempt the fossil fuel industry from the Clean Air and Water Act and on it goes.
Our votes no longer matter because our legislators no longer need us. We're small potatoes. There's a reason why Jamie Dimon, the CEO of the too big to fail JP Morgan Chase, sits in front of the House Financial Services Committee, wearing cufflinks with the presidential seal, is cajoled by members of congress after he somehow misplaces 2 billion dollars. Oh well, not to worry Jamie we know how easy it is to misplace that kind of money. I mean look at the billions that disappeared in Iraq. Tee hee.
Electronic voting machines
And then there's the mater of the electronic voting machines, where a vote can be switched or lost in the blink of an eye with no paper trail. Researches found severe flaws with the Diebold voting machines.
A Princeton Study revealed,