Saturday, March 21, 2015
Jill Stein “Fire Wall Street!!!”
Jill Stein appeared on Bill Moyers this week and the first thing she said she would do is to “fire Wall Street!”
Bill Moyers responded by saying that she can’t do that and that they can fire her!
This is a virtual admission of the fact that Wall Street owns the government and that we no longer live in a democracy.
At this point Bill Moyers changed the subject.
The Democratic Party has at times attempted to portray themselves as the party that stands up to Wall Street while the Republican Party is totally under the control of Wall Street. This is pure propaganda and a relatively quick look at the details clearly indicates that they’re also in the pockets of Wall Street and with the record breaking amount of fund raising from Wall Street it is clear that both parties are in the pocket of Wall Street. If this was a real democracy then the government would respond to the public's will and hold Wall Street accountable; the fact that Wall Street can “fire” politicians by using unlimited campaign contributions to buy propaganda and manipulate the public but sincere members of the public can’t fire politicians, CEOs or hold them accountable is clear evidence that the democratic system has broken down.
Obama has made this perfectly clear when he hired so many lobbyists and fund raisers that represent Wall Street and adopted one policy after another that is clearly designed to benefit his campaign contributors; including the bail out of the banks, relaxing regulations on the environment even while the BP oil spill was at its peak, continued escalation of support for the outsourcing of jobs to countries that rely on sweat shop labor to drive down labor costs at home as well and many other things.
Joshua Hedlund made a list of 218 reasons not to vote for Barack Obama and it included a long list of the Wall Street lobbyists and fund raisers that Obama hired to positions in his administration. This is a clear indication of the overwhelming power that Wall Street and the traditional media acts as if this is normal and that Wall Street is the only segment of society that should have much if any power. They act as if the only candidates that the majority of us should consider are those that completely sold out to a small segment of society.
There is no reason to “fire Wall Street” from the job that they’re supposed to do but they need to be fired from their entrenched position in the government which is presumably what Jill Stein means.
Jill Stein has been getting more coverage than many people previously expected and it is much greater on the internet than it is on the mainstream media. With the massive grass roots protest continuing to go on despite the minimal coverage in the corporate media I suspect that she could get much more support than most people ever expected possibly even winning if the two corporate parties have nothing constructive to say and rely on attacks against each other as they’ve been doing.
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