We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, May 4, 2012

Do You Know Who Owns Your Congressional Representative?

Click here to access article by Robert Oak from the Economic Populist. 

Even Bloomberg News, the premier TV news program of US capitalists, find bank funding of the astroturf Tea Party as a bit over the top. I can clearly imagine capitalists having a good chuckle over playing the 99 Percent for fools once again.

Otherwise, the article is about this:
To see how little the people matter and elections are more about voting for the least objectionable corporation, check out open secrets. Look up your own representative. Following the money can finally explain your representative's nonsensical voting record.
Bottom line elections and representation, including legislation, is the battle of the corporate lobbyists and big money special interests. Regular people, or what plain makes common sense, doesn't stand a prayer's chance. The only difference here is a new twist, manipulating you so severely you actually vote for your own economic destruction.