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Uncle Sam Lost

KILLING DEMOCRACY’S GHOST
Over half a century ago, in the early 1950’s, what I call a CTPPD (a Consensus To Preserve Plausible Deniability), including Texas oil millionaires, bankers, big-ticket real estate developers, medical insurance providers, investment firms, automotive manufacturers, and wholesale raw materials providers, began a concerted and integrated campaign in part coordinated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to discredit, loot and crush the American government. It included inserting “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance, blatantly breaking the separation of church and state, and made their first effort through President Eisenhower to drag Social Security and the Tennessee Valley Power Authority into private corporations . They also passed a two-term limit on the office of president. My father called it, “Stomping on Franklin Roosevelt’s Grave.”
The people’s government is the one force that is able to withstand and force these self-interested robbers to change. Therefore, the people’s representatives had to be bought, or as many as necessary, depending upon the moment’s tactical need, to shill for and protect corporate interests. The Republican Party (as the easiest – smallest, most uniform, least principled – simplest to corrupt and manipulate had to become ascendant for a short time to gain control of the government appointment process and “fix” institutional areas that were most intrusive on the corporatist ability to do pretty much as pleased, including “enslave” people (wage-wise), or “waterboard” them (use any pressure or torture to force compliance and contribution to the corporate will). They had a lot of practice at it in Chile and Peru, Argentina and Nicaragua, and simply needed to apply it to us.


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