Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent

Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent (via Moyers & Company)

The evidence of income inequality just keeps mounting. According to “Working for the Few,” a recent briefing paper from Oxfam, “In the US, the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom…


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  1. We need to form a peoples party right now because the Supreme Court has legalized secret bribery, gutted the voting rights act, and thing are about to get really bad.
    The 2016 Presidential election will be all secret money

    • The Supreme Court can rule all it wants — there are huge numbers of precedents for individuals, localities, interest groups, whole states, simply ignoring the rulings. The current crop of majority Supremes patently do not care that they are wasting generations of carefully built legitimacy, that quality that holds polities together and restrains episodes like Bundyworld from descending into Homs and Aleppo and Daraa…link to Like so many other privileged folks, especially inside-the-Imperial-Beltway bobbleheads, THEY DON’T CARE. They know they will live out their snotty, sneaky, arrogant little lives in grand style and comfort, immune to any consequences for their cancerous actions.

      One would think that those of us who will be eaten by the Rich might be putting our minds to ways around the faux-legitimacy structures that lead to failures like CitUnited and McCutcheon and the upcoming gift of the Internet to yet other cancers… The people who are stealing from the most of us occasionally go to the trouble, less frequently these days, of having their actions “legitmized” by statutes, regulations and court rulings. But most of their activity of the predatory kind is what people are finally starting to call “post-lega:” straight piracy and highway robbery and smash-and-grab. If they can do things on that basis, why are the rest of us working so hard to maintain and live by the fiction of “ruleoflaw?” It’s not like that actually protects us in our persons, link to , and property, link to, link to

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