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The False Face of Capitalism

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'The time has come,' the Walrus said,
'To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings' ~ Lewis Carroll 

Facebook is an interesting tool; a jumble, a hodgepodge of non-sense, comedy and partisan rhetoric. For instance, a labor friend of mine posted that the top five states for personal bankruptcies were all "right to work states". Fair enough, an anti-Obama friend posted, and countered by citing the many alleged scandals of Eric Holder and, of course, the inescapable" Benghazi meme. And don't forget the Koch brothers and so on and so on. But what I find most startling is the amount of cross-over. The majority of these posts are accusatory, defending some partisan position, ignoring the root cause of our problems.

Is Eric Holder a criminal, who needs removal from office? If his present company is any determining factor" maybe! The Obama administration is filled to the rafters with corporate cronies and functionaries, looking to fast-forward their future employment opportunities. If the top five states for personal bankruptcy are all "right to work states", what did we win? Here look, let me show you how a sledge-hammer works. If Eric Holder is a criminal, is he more of a criminal than say, Barack Obama? Is he more of a criminal than say, George W. Bush or Richard B. Cheney?

It's those Republicans! It's those Democrats! It's the Tea Party! Or my favorite It's those liberals in Washington." You could find more unicorns in Washington than liberals.

"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson -- and I am not wholly excepting the Administration of W. W. [Woodrow Wilson]. The country is going through a repetition of Jackson's fight with the Bank of the United States -- only on a far bigger and broader basis." ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The premier American liberal politician in the candor of a private letter asserts, the system is fatally corrupt and has been for more than a century. Seventy--five years later, it's only gotten worse. All the rogues, Republicans and rascals of FDR's day are long dead and gone, leaving behind the same rotten system. The America-firsters and followers of Father Coughlin railing against Socialism, only to be replaced by Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. Partisan apologists, defending their corner to the best of their ability and never, but never, admitting the truth--the system is rotten.

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