The Criminal Class in Washington is Bipartisan
by Stephen Lendman
Inside the Beltway, it's evident daily. The political news website Capitol Hill Blue says "Nobody's life, liberty or property is safe while Congress is in session or the White House is occupied."
Electoral politics also highlights its clear and present danger. It involves rogue politicians competing to be part of Washington's corrupted duopoly run system - especially the top job as president.
Both sides support corporate interests, imperial wars, and the divine right of capital to exploit workers, plunder resources, control markets, and rule unchallenged. Beneficial social change, independent voices, and electoral democracy lose out under a rigged system against them.
Democracy in America's shear fantasy. Money power controls everything. Candidates are pre-selected. Privatized elections assure corporate favorites win. Democrats are interchangeable with Republicans. Differences between them are minor, and none whatever on what matters most.
Consider the unpalatable 2012 presidential options. Voters get to choose between a lawless, crime boss, militarist, pro-war, anti-populist president, and a rogue's gallery of Republican aspirants, looking more like a police lineup than legitimate candidates for any office, let alone the nation's highest.
By comparison, Ron Paul looks good, but his platform shows otherwise. He wants social America abolished. He believes government's only role is to respect, protect, and defend personal liberties.