Tuesday, March 4, 2014

#63 / Deep State

Bill Moyers (and his sponsors) deserve full credit for being willing to tell the truth about the United States Government and its current departure from everything we thought we knew about how democracy is supposed to work. 

Here is a short summary of one of Moyers' recent programs: We aren't living in a democracy. We are in thrall to the "Deep State," which is ruthlessly bleeding money from the economy to fund what used to be called imperialism, now best recognized as a perverted form of "American Exceptionalism."

Moyers & Company provide no solutions in this recent segment, but their presentation of "The Deep State: Hiding In Plain Sight" is well worth watching. 

My idea about the "Deep State?" First we figure out it's real. Then, we figure out how to take it apart. 

My prediction: It's not going to be easy to take it apart.

My promise: It's possible!

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1 comment:

  1. We do not and never have lived in a democracy in the United States. The United States government has not departed from democracy; it has continued on the republican, federalist path set out by the Constitution of the United States of America.

    We cannot "take apart" the present government of the United States. This is impossible. The government/corporate oligarchy has too much political, economic and military power to be successfully dismantled by the public at large, even if a majority of the public could be mobilized for such an undertaking. The public of the United States is too much in thrall to the consumer, growth at any price culture to even understand the desirability of creating a truly democratic system of government in this country.

    The only path is to turn our backs on the consumer culture, to create local democratic institutions in our own communities, to be the change we wish to see in the world.

    This is not easy nor swift. It is inexorable and inevitable.


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