Sunday, 21 September 2008

Who runs the US?

Great comment from Teacher-Paris, quoting George Carlin:

"The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they're an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't.

You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They've got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear.

They've got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I'll tell you what they don't want. They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking.

They don't want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them. That's against their interests. They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they're getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 years ago.

"You know what they want? Obedient workers people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, but just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it.

"Now, they're coming for your Social Security. They want your fucking retirement money. They want it back, so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They'll get it. They'll get it all, sooner or later, because they own this fucking place. It's a big club, and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club."

This country is finished."

Couldn't have said it better myself. Now I could add that their main control mechanism is flag waving and the 'security threat'. The American public can be relied on to fall for this every time, to the detriment of their own interests. This despite the fact that the US spends more on 'defence' than virtually all of the rest of the world combined.

That's why I welcome the economic meltdown both in the USA and in Ireland. It might finally get Joe Public to question the crock of shit they;ve been sold for so long, and in the process address fundamental issues.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some people say it's *them* who run the world. They own you, no one else.

Joe O'Neill said...

There seems to be some wierd idea floating around that because one person (A)has got more than another person (B) then somehow A owes B something!!! What a wierd way of thinking.It is allright for the have- nots (B's) of this world to form trade unions and to demonstrate and argue for more of what the Haves ( A's) have .But woe betide a rich man if he does everything that he can to hold on to what he has.I was born 65 years ago to a mother who before the war was a maid, here mother was a maid at the age of thirteen, her mother worked in a coal mine at the age of twelve in the eighteen eighties .I left school ( and home) at the age of fifteen and so did my wife , I am now comfortably off because of hard work and shrewd investments.Why the fuck should ANY of my wealth earned over a lifetime be given to some stupid ignorant welfare demanding arsehole ?

Anonymous said...

So are Mexicans good to eat?
I agree with Carlin, but it's not just the last thirty years, it's more like the last two thousand years or 5,000 years.
Democrats are just as evil and intent upon destroying the US as Republicans.
Congress has had some power and they have used it to open up the US to the largest immigration in our history and it is destroying us.
please go home. The US is not a cash machine . Pack up the anchor babies and the village you brought with you and go home.
Our government does not spend any money defending the American people.
our borders are open, a million illegals come every year and immediately start breeding anchor babies and line up for all our great social programs.
Carlin forgot that unlimited immigration is part of the plan of the Global elitists.
The US military openly courts illegal aliens, giving them fake green cards, cash and offers of citizenship.
Yes, many in the US who are aware of what is happening know the US is over.
If you are a Indian national planning on coming here to take one of our good high tech jobs, pls stay in India. This isnt England , and you stand out like a sore thumb here, so if we , the peasants , ever get really angry we will torch you first.
numbersusa is a great place to go to find out how mass immigration is destroying the US.
The foreclosures in the US began with giving home loans to illegals who defaulted.
Now Congress wants to give amnesty to 23 million illegal aliens in the US military and their entire families. This week they are trying to pass another bill to give away half a million jobs to foreign workers and I mean the good ones , such as High tech.
even though we are falling into a Great Depression here, the millionaires in Congress want to beggar the American people.
every time Congress meets they gang rape the American people once again.
By the way, the Irish were only let in during the Famine because those in power knew slavery was about to end and they needed peasants to replace them. Sadly, those who are blue collar follow the same role model here in the States and hire illegal aliens for their landscaping and construction jobs, so they can pay them less and control them also. So you see, there are few heroes and many traitors.
Kennedy and the Democrats started the Mass Invasion in the 60's. Chain immigration, where one immigrants brings the entire clan, was invented by Ted Kennedy so they Irish could immigrant easily.
Instead it is used for Muslims and Africans and every other crappy third world shit hole.
The State department even lets in Haitians with HIV.
Millions of Americans have no medical coverage but if you are brought in by the State Department as a refugee, you get free medical housing, food.
tasha stoptheinvasionoforegon

Anonymous said...

Joe O'Neill - I dont think this is what Savant is saying. He's referring, I think, to the ultra wealthy and powerful who control the whole shebang. A tiny elite. Billionaires. Not honest hard-working guys like you seem to be.

Jody

Rohan Swee said...

Joe - I don't think you're paying attention to what's actually going on in the U.S. (and elsewhere, really). This isn't a case of people lower down on the economic rungs trying to grab a piece of the rich guys' hard-earned pie. What we have going on here is the kleptocrats' claim to a right to drain the lower orders dry to recompense themselves for the huge losses they incurred via their own spectacular incompetence, venality, and stupidity. It's the new motto of the age, which you're going to be hearing more frequently, if you haven't encountered it yet: "privatize the profits, socialize the cost". Subsidies and welfare are bad, except for those at the top of the pile, who, you see, are so special and important, they gotta have it - and right out of Joe Peon's pocket.

Anonymous: So are Mexicans good to eat?

Not as tasty as Canadians, but much easier to find throughout most of the country.

Tasha said...

correction- I believe it was the visa lottery that Kennedy invented for the Irish but is used by everyone else.

Anonymous said...

Savant - seems to me your increasingly reverting to your communist roots. Stop it!

Anonymous said...

Darwinism is the only true way.Survival of the fittest.If a man and his family go hungry because of whatever reason, it is absolutely stupid of anyone else to give them food or to allow them to survive, the ultra-rich are an unfortunate result of Darwinism but the extremely wealthy rarely survives beyond a generation or two

Anonymous said...

"Why the fuck should ANY of my wealth earned over a lifetime be given to some stupid ignorant welfare demanding arsehole ?"


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