Listen in to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's confidential "The real truth of the matter is, as you, and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson." -FDR to Colonel Edward House, October 34, 1933
(FDR was forced to watch that "financial element," his friends and backers, invest super heavily in Nazi Germany, building Hitler's prostate nation into the world strongest military power while America remained in depression.)
Or listen to what the most decorated Marine in U.S. history, Major-General Smedley Butler (1881-1940), wrote to us and spoke out loud:
"I was a "high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras "right" for American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927, I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its
Or shall we quote Truman justifying death for three million Koreans and disembarking the French Colonial Army against our Vietnamese allies? And follow it with Ike, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford calling us the good guys for bombing and napalming Indochina, killing millions before retreating. We could hear more from Ike on bombing Laos, more from Johnson regarding invading the Dominican Republic to keep their overthrown president out of office, from Kennedy on invading Cuba, from Reagan on bombing Lebanon and Libya and invading Grenada, from Carter on his secret CIA attack on the Kabul women-liberating government of a US friendly Afghanistan and invading Iran. We could hear again Bush explain destroying Baghdad to free Kuwait. Hear again from his son regarding his invasion of all of Afghanistan to arrest some Saudis the CIA had brought in and paid in the first place, why we had destroy Iraq to depose the henchman Saddam Hussein, who the CIA and Reagan had supported in power for decades, and finish up listening to some bragging from Obama about how well our Predator and Reaper Drones with Hellfire Missiles are doing wreaking terror and mayhem from the skies above five Muslim populations completely innocent of 18 Saudi Arabians, originally CIA funded, flying our our own airliners into the World Trade Center and Pentagon - and how we must go on killing en masse people in Middle Eastern countries who fight our invaders and occupiers of their cities, villages and countryside.
This is the proud past patriotic history of the Siamese twin parties owned by Wall Street and Wall Street's Military Industrial Complex (which Eisenhower warned us against as he left office).
As FDR confidentially wrote, powerful bankers of the wealthy own us and our two collaborating parties dominated government. And now they own almost all our sources of information, the military and worse of all the secret and murderous CIA.
Our disadvantaged high school students are preyed upon to prove themselves, and for modest salaries are making U.S. media proud of them, fighting and dying protecting American capitalist interests all over the world in dirt poor formerly colonialist conquered nations.
Our laws function for the benefit of the rich in legalized theft, special subsidies, outright special tax breaks and bail outs ad infinitum whenever their over the top thieving fails.
Big Brother Network TV and the few corporate newspapers that still exist jerk the American working class around inculcating fear of socialism, while keeping it a secret that our lead NATO ally capitalist Germany mandates six weeks a year vacation, federal health insurance and free university education for its citizens.
Review the bankers rule and scam that has been successful over the years in convincing us not to organize to reject their Dem/GOP candidates. Sadly, it has been progressive capitalists leading the cry not to "waste your vote on someone who is unlikely to win" (ever?) thereby helping the banking establishment rule perpetuate itself unchallenged.
Don't organize! Don't vote for anti-war third party candidates. Just vote for Obama because bomber McCain will continue the occupation wars.
Don't organize! Just vote for Lyndon Johnson because Goldwater is dangerous.
America stuck with the Democratic party, and stopped organizing when Roosevelt come through with socialist reforms to save capitalism. FDR would watch his backers and friends, America's wealthiest, invest not in America, but in Hitler's Nazi Germany and make a pile of loot during the war.
Progressives advised not to vote for Socialist Eugene Debs because "he can't win" and "Wilson will keep us out of war." (Debs, in jail, got a million votes.)