Taibbi concludes this lengthy article, saying, "But money never gets tired. It never gets frustrated. And it thinks that drilling holes in Dodd-Frank is every bit as interesting as The Book of Mormon or Kate Upton naked. The system has become too complex for flesh-and-blood people, who make the mistake of thinking that passing a new law means the end of the discussion, when it's really just the beginning of a war."
We're in a war all right. We've been an a class war, with the uber-rich-- the .001% and the corporatists against the 99.99%. Congress and the White House have chosen sides and they're not ours.
There are other options and most of them involve action and streets, boycotts and doing a lot more than electoral politics once every two or four years involve.
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The question is very much up in the air over whether the US will survive this war. it depends on each one of us. Taibbi's article makes it clear that believing Congress is capable or willing to help is a delusion. Perhaps that word, DELUSIONAL best describes the politics of our times. One writer who wrote a book on Delusional Democracy is Joel Hirschorn, who's written over 200 articles for Opednews. He's focused a lot of his energy on an Article 5 constitutional convention. I'm not sure that has any hope, given the Congress we have. But the idea that Democracy has become a delusion-- that is very real, and no delusion at all.
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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.
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