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The Issues the Candidates Won't Touch (Part II)

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In the first part of this article, I should have mentioned that Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul, Mike Gravel and occasionally John Edwards have talked about some of the things I wrote, especially in the areas of the Bush era and the loss of our civil liberties. I think I did mention that but sometimes people gloss over mere words. This is the second part of the things that candidates will never talk about. Let’s get right to it.

1. The Corruption of the Two-Party System

Now you are never going to hear about that will you, after all they belong to these political parties, pay their dues to belong to these parties and need the support of people in these parties. They fail to mention how gerrymandering of political seats occurs when one party becomes predominant in any State. They fail to mention how a good bill becomes trash because of the overriding concerns that many in their party have because it will step on the toes of some of their biggest supporters. They never tell you how Congress is more like a University “pledge club” than it is a governing body with people getting the choicest chairs on committees, not due to their knowledge of the subject, but by their seniority and how many friends they have. They fail to mention how the two-party system has done it’s best to shut out the average person from making a Congressional bid by raising the number of signatures that one needs to get on any ballot and the money it takes to run a political campaign. The very worst part of the system though is how both parties collude in blocking change that will upset their corporate masters. Again in all fairness the ones I mentioned at the beginning of this article don’t do that. The very nexus of this entire system is that they work first for their corporate sponsors, then for themselves, then for their party and lastly the American people. So let me ask you, how does it feel to be fourth-rate?

2. The Depleted Uranium that we use in Warfare.

We have to get rid of it somewhere right? Why not throw it around the Middle-East so that it stays in their soil, because it has a half life of 4-40 Billion years depending who you ask, and it can poison those we consider sub-human. I’ve written about this before but for those of you that haven’t read much about the stuff, I urge you to Google “Beyond Treason”. It’s an hour plus movie that you should watch with another, preferably during the day so you might sleep that night. How the candidates don’t talk about this is beyond belief, let alone treason. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the proud parents don’t ask if it’s a boy or a girl, the ask “Is it normal?” Not only that, our “loved soldiers” get to take this stuff home in their sperm and DNA and when they complain of being fatigued and tired, they are plastered with a PTSD tag that will stay with them forever. It’s no wonder why 120 former soldiers commit suicide every week in this country.

3. Money Means Nothing Anymore, it’s an Abstract Thing We Use.

Money as the saying goes, won’t buy love, but it will for $9.99 buy you a remote controlled car that was made in China that cost over $20.00 to build and export over here. You might be asking yourself “How is that possible”. Well for one thing, the Chinese subsidize their trade. Another thing is that the big-box retailers don’t care what you pay for it as long as they show big sales and the price of their stock goes up. Which buy the way, is probably worth twice as mush as the company is. It’s like personal debt. You really don’t have the assets to pay of you debt’s, but let me qualify that that, some very wealthy do. The same as out country, we owe a lot more than the Federal Government has in assets. You do the math. Sooner or later the bottom is going to drop out of this mess ad we’ll practically jump 100 years backwards. Then that might not be such a bad idea.

4. Candidates that are excluded from the Mainstream Media

How many candidates are excluded from MSM debates? Why aren’t Kuchinich, Gravel and Paul allowed on some of the debates televised nationally? Is this a joke? Don’t people realize that this isn’t a run for a spot in a country club? This will determine to a large part the future of our nation. Shame on all the candidates that continue to appear when others have been excluded, this is not a democracy but a corporacracy. Think about the things you never heard from Kuchinich and Gravel.

So you see that some of the most important issues that we face aren’t even talked about by the candidates. The American people are not stupid; they are just too involved to think about the subjects that depress them. They are told to think “happy thoughts” much like those in Huxley’s “Brave New World”. So keep thinking about your own problems and hand off the problems of this nation, the place where we call home, to politicians that put you fourth on their list. God forbid that ordinary people get involved in the political fiasco we call an “election”. This is a responsibility you take as a citizen. I know most people reading this are fully engaged. Talk to your friends and neighbors and tell them what you know. Do it even if they don’t want to hear it.

 

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Former Chairman of the Liberal Party of America, Tim is a retired Army Sergeant. He currently lives in South Carolina. A regular contributor to OpEdNews, he is the author of Kimchee Days (or Stoned Cold Warriors). Tim's political book, "From (more...)
 
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