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Throwing off the shackles

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As an American today It brings sadness to recognize our government as it is, subservient to a "deep state" of unelected government bureaucrats, finance, big banks execs, the FED, NSA, CIA, Pentagon generals, think tank "experts" and lobbyists that move seamlessly between government and the "independent" sector , independent military contractors, big oil and gas behemoths el al. Mostly rich white men, a few women, embracing wealth and power, neo-liberal, neo-con, a cabal of like minded individuals-though not a formal conspiracy-who agree and dictate policy that the formal elected government carries out.

It's a composite of the "military/industrial complex" Ike warned us about in his farewell address in January, 1961.

We didn't heed his warning.

Maybe I've digressed in this piece, too far from adequately extolling Philippine President Duterte setting an independent course for a rebirth of his country, throwing off the shackles of being a colonial satellite of the US.

Maybe Duterte on the world scene rings something reminiscent of our own colonial descendents throwing off the shackles of British colonialism in July, 1776 with the "Declaration of Independence".



[1] "America has lost' in the Philippines", by Pepe Escobar, "Strategic Culture", OPEDNEWS, October 26, 2016

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Retired. The author of "DECEIT AND EXCESS IN AMERICA, HOW THE MONEYED INTERESTS HAVE STOLEN AMERICA AND HOW WE CAN GET IT BACK", Authorhouse, 2009
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