If that doesn't give you an "aha!" moment, read it again slowly, considering the events of the last thirty years and the ideas that you held about these matters, where they came from, and what has actually happened. Consider how the lies dovetail together to facilitate a common purpose. The Republicans have been lying to the American people for thirty years while pretending to be interested in our common welfare, telling them lies about their government that formerly did a pretty good job of managing the country and taking care of its people. But now, it has been retooled to do exactly the opposite.
The neocons used the failure of government in New Orleans after Katrina to make their point that government doesn't work. But FEMA was deliberately gutted and headed by incompetent people who deliberately withheld and delayed assistance, then sent defective equipment. Of course it doesn't work when it is deliberately made to fail. Government worked in the fifties and sixties under the protections of the New Deal. But that is all gone now.
The present government is not our government any more. It is the corporations' government, and we are merely labor units, a corporate resource like capital and credit. The present government never intends to help us except in areas that haven’t been completely reconfigured yet. Instead, it exploits us. So now, it has indeed become true by design that whatever the government does will be overpriced and counterproductive. Nothing the Bush administration has done these past seven-plus years was ever intended to help you or me. Literally and precisely nothing.
The economic reversal coming that you speak of is not an accident. It is part of a design, one intended to relieve the American citizen of his wealth and reduce him to peonage. It is one of the twin pillars of neocon oppression of citizens, the economic one. The other is to relieve us of our freedoms, the political pillar. It is nothing less than a full frontal assault on our liberties and our property. Our health, happiness and longevity will be casualties of this class war. These are the very things that our government exists to protect: life, liberty (pursuit of happiness) and property.
The upcoming depression will cause us to adapt to peonage quickly just as 911 was likely intended to help us expeditiously adapt to a police state as well as to a state of constant warfare. How did this happen?
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