It is now quite clear that the banks and other financial institutions scream against government interference, but when they screw up money matters badly, they scream for the government to help them. It seems that when they are making money and getting huge bonuses they bravely broadcast against the government, but when things get tough, help! They want all of the benefits and bonuses but none of the risks. Disgusting. This is only the tip of the ice berg when it comes to our current capitalist beggars. Since Ronald Reagan schemed in the White House to secret arms deals with Iran for money to support the illegal Contras, the double standard among wealthy right-wingers has been rampant. Perhaps the saddest part of it is how they have used lobbyists to hood-wink the average American.
We have listened to the neocons and right-wingers continue to call our attention to the scuzzy and immoral actions of Teddy Kennedy and Bill Clinton. They hold onto this like a lifeline, but fail to tell the rest of the story.
While the Republican Party has traditionally been in the hip-pocket of big business, money plays such an important role in getting elected in the U.S., that Democrats are also acting like corporate puppets these days. Whatever happened to voting one's conscience?
From Day One of the invasion of Iraq, I predicted that it cannot end with an organized democracy and/or stable government. Most people with any background knowledge of the area knew this. Iraq was never a true nation; it had been cobbled together by European colonialists, primarily Great Britain.
In a recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, it was pointed out that nationally about 6% of Americans do not believe the U.S. landed a man on the moon. They see it as a hoax. No matter how many facts are obvious, many still cannot believe the truth. Surprised? I'm not. Consider some of the things Americans believe that are NOT true, and in most cases, far more that 6%, and in many instances it is a large majority.