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History is fragile and easily twisted. The dingbat Christian Right aims to change history lessons in Texas Schools and the education board is considering adding Christianity’s role in American history to curriculum, and dumping all reference to labor unions, women’s suffrage, and the civil rights movement among other exclusions. The Corporate Textbook Monopoly ONLY consults the Texas education board, which means ALL American children will get the same biased, censored and expurgated textbooks. Public school children will soon read only about corporate success, and Rush Limbaugh will be touted as an “American hero,” replacing true heroes like Susan B. Anthony and Dr. Martin Luther King. The larger issue is that Texas textbook decisions affect every state in the union! READ MORE: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/07/23-2
We really need a NATIONAL TEXTBOOK REVIEW BOARD to flush sticky biased ideologies from our children’s minds!
Agenda of the Economic Elite
We’ve got road agents and bank robbers holed up in our courts and state houses, congress and bureaucracies. This is serious, and though one doesn’t condone it, if congress can’t or won’t act, it’s easy to see why vigilantes are staging. That may be why Obama has hung onto habeas corpus suspensions, internment camps, and the Patriot Act.
The economic elite have made decades of premeditated carefully orchestrated strikes on the New Deal, democracy as a form of government, and the American constitution, supported by neo-conservative, Libertarian and religious fundamentalist allies – the same sort of coalition that supported the growth of national socialism in Germany (for a fact, grandpa Prescott Bush helped finance the Nazis); and no matter how disguised in civic rectitude, the merger of corporations with the state is still Mussolini’s original definition of fascism.
The economic elite intends to:
- Kill public education. George H.W. Bush once commented, “Why waste good education on the masses?” Information is power, the truth shall make ye free, and that’s a problem for the economic elite who sees the mass as expendable labor.
- Capture the free press, we need to break up ideologically controlled news monopolies that are not fulfilling the public requirements of their broadcast licenses. They are ideologically distorting the public debate and obstructing the change that is essential for human survival on this planet.
- Eliminate public spaces, private commercial property has supplanted the public property of Main Street where citizens used to meet and talk about community issues; now we need permission and then may speak only of minor or happy things – no controversy is allowed that might scare off or offend customers;
- Break the unions, Nafta, GATT, etc. sent jobs out of the country and ruined the American labor market, causing the most severe unemployment since the Great Depression. Bring the jobs home. Join unions. Buy union. Fight back. We need more employee-owned business, let workers be their own bosses, cut out elitist managers.
- Break the educated middle class, “History favors a rich-poor split,” one of these rich folk said. “The large middleclass is an historical aberration, only made possible because of the economic boom following the Second World War. It has to shrink back down in future to normalize the system.” Let arrogance and selfishness prevail and we will destroy the American Dream, as well as ourselves.
- Advance religion as a civil panacea, superstition trumps reason, and diverts people from democracy to complacent obedience favoring autocracy or oligarchy.
- Suppress, oppress, or destroy opposition via any means fair or foul on the CIA-institutionalized philosophical premise that the “end justifies the means.” They can do a really foul deed, because it’s in the “best interests of the company.”
Thomas Paine wrote that a tyranny used to meet an emergency, must return to democracy immediately after the crisis, or it becomes a permanent tyranny. The ends justify the means permits all manner of abomination. We can really see its manifestation in the lying Congress, corporate media and Republican Party. They lie shamelessly in total self-interest. Country, America, truth, democracy, freedom, justice and We the People mean absolutely nothing to them; they are obsessed with money and power. Yet they are just minions of the super rich. The following article introduces our real national enemy.
Exposing Our Enemy: The Business Roundtable: The Most Powerful Corporate Business Club Most Americans Have Never Heard of
The Business Roundtable, an organization representing Fortune 500 CEOs, is at the heart of the Economic Elite’s power center. Editor’s Note: The following is Part III of David DeGraw’s report, “The Economic Elite vs. People of the USA.” AlterNet previously ran Part I and Part II. DeGraw writes in the introduction to his report:
“It has now become evident to a critical mass that the Republican and Democratic parties, along with all three branches of our government, have been bought off by a well-organized Economic Elite who are tactically destroying our way of life. The harsh truth is that 99% of the US population no longer has political representation. The US economy, government and tax system is now blatantly rigged against us. Current statistical societal indicators clearly demonstrate that a strategic attack has been launched and an analysis of current governmental policies prove that conditions for 99% of Americans will continue to deteriorate. The Economic Elite have engineered a financial coup and have brought war to our doorstep. . . and make no mistake, they have launched a war to eliminate the US middle class.”
Meet the Economic Elite:
The Economic Elite as a small group of men who meet in secrecy to control the world. They do feature elements of conspiracy and are clearly composed of secretive organizations like the Bilderberg Group — this is not a conspiracy theory, this is a conspiracy fact – but as a whole the Economic Elite are primarily united by ideology. They’re made up of thousands of individuals who subscribe to an ideology of exploitation and the belief that wealth and resources need to be concentrated into the fewest hands possible (theirs), at the expense of the many. That being said, there are some definite lead players in this group and it is important that we are not too vague and expose the individuals who publicly lead them. Focusing on the fundamental structure of the US economy, we have people like Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner, Ben Bernanke, Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, Alan Greenspan, Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, John Mack, Vikram Pandit, and John Thain. In total, the Economic Elite are made up of about 0.5% of the US population. At the center of this group is the Business Roundtable, an organization representing Fortune 500 CEOs that is also interlocked with several lead elite organizations. Most Americans have never heard of the Business Roundtable. However, it is the most influential and powerful Economic Elite organization. READ MORE: http://www.alternet.org/economy/145996/the_business_roundtable%3A_the_most_powerful_corporate_business_club_most_americans_have_never_heard_of
The ‘Public Option’: Democrats’ Scam Becomes More Transparent by Glenn Greenwald March 12, 2010 by Salon
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about what seemed to be a glaring (and quite typical) scam perpetrated by Congressional Democrats: all year long, they insisted that the White House and a majority of Democratic Senators vigorously supported a public option, but the only thing oh-so-unfortunately preventing its enactment was the filibuster: sadly, we have 50 but not 60 votes for it, they insisted. Democratic pundits used that claim to push for “filibuster reform,” arguing that if only majority rule were required in the Senate, then the noble Democrats would be able to deliver all sorts of wonderful progressive reforms that they were truly eager to enact but which the evil filibuster now prevents. In response, advocates of the public option kept arguing that the public option could be accomplished by reconciliation — where only 50 votes, not 60, would be required — but Obama loyalists scorned that reconciliation proposal, insisting (at least before the Senate passed a bill with 60 votes) that using reconciliation was Unserious, naive, procedurally impossible, and politically disastrous.
But all those claims were put to the test — all those bluffs were called — once the White House decided that it had to use reconciliation to pass a final health care reform bill. That meant that any changes to the Senate bill (which had passed with 60 votes) — including the addition of the public option — would only require 50 votes, which Democrats assured progressives all year long that they had. Great news for the public option, right? Wrong. As soon as it actually became possible to pass it, the 50 votes magically vanished. Senate Democrats (and the White House) were willing to pretend they supported a public option only as long as it was impossible to pass it. Once reconciliation gave them the opportunity they claimed all year long they needed — a “majority rule” system — they began concocting ways to ensure that it lacked 50 votes.
The one last hope for Senate Democratic leaders was to avoid a vote altogether on the public option, thereby relieving Senators of having to take a position and being exposed. But that trick would require the cooperation of all Senators — any one Senator can introduce a public option amendment during the reconciliation and force a vote — and it now seems that Bernie Sanders, to his great credit, is refusing to go along with the Democrats’ sham and will do exactly that: ignore the wishes of the Senate leadership and force a roll call vote on the public option. READ MORE: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/03/12-5
How the World Bank Makes Everything Worse March 14, 2010 by Big Think
Raj Patel has worked for the World Bank and WTO and been tear-gassed on four continents protesting against them. Writer, activist, and academic, he is currently a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Centre for African Studies, a researcher at the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and a fellow at The Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First. VIDEO LINK: http://www.commondreams.org/video/2010/03/14