MASTERS OF ECONOMIC CORRUPTION EXPOSED
“A report released today by US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has revealed the names of 18 former and current directors from Federal Reserve Banks who directly benefited from financial bailouts after the 2008 crisis. The Reserve directors worked in banks and corporations that collectively received over $4 trillion in bailout money allocated by the Federal Reserve,” begins a piece at Common Dreams.
But wait — shouldn’t this be a major headline at all of our mass media sites? Oops, that would be too revealing, going against the major propaganda in the Land of the Free.
The Federal Reserve system, composed of banksters who secretly award themselves low interest or no interest loans they turn around and invest in high interest paper, while controlling the money supply and leaving us peasants on the hook for it, is about as corrupt as any financial system we could imagine at LUV News. Maybe putting the Mafia in charge of the economy would be worse, but we’re not so sure.
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Despite the pretense of “free press” in the Land of the Free, we get only a slanted opinion from our mass media. Capitalism and the capitalists dominate and control the dictionaries, textbooks, daily city newspapers, TV stations, nearly all of the radio stations, cable companies, satellite companies, publishing houses/magazines by volume, in short, all but a smidgeon of print and electronic information.
To protect the ruling Forces of Greed (FOG), responsibilities for crimes are largely delegated to corporations which cannot be imprisoned or executed, no matter how many people they poison, electrocute, mutilate or murder in the pursuit of profit at any cost. Should a prosecutor get a wild notion of taking one of the FOG to court, they should be advised that the FOG make the laws, and the laws are pretty much air tight. Their go-fers in the White House and Congress sit up and roll over on command, providing backup when necessary, should a new law be needed.
In the 1930′s Al Capone and Adolph Hitler identified as capitalists, and both made it clear they despised communists (Hitler by putting them in the death camps long before he got to the Jews). Henry Ford and other industrialists greatly admired Hitler and supported his efforts (Ford provided thousands of trucks used in the invasion of France). Modern capitalists closely adhere to Capone’s “You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.”
The first love of our ruling FOG is fascism, but Hitler gave the word such a bad connotation that they now choose to be fascists who go by the euphemism “capitalist.” When you control the dictionaries, words mean whatever you want them to mean, and many meanings have changed over the decades to cover up the creeping fascism-that-is-not-named.
Part of the indoctrination of Americans from birth is the demonization of the word socialism, seen by the ruling FOG as a means for the masses to redistribute their wealth through an outbreak of the dreaded democracy. And it is their wealth — all of it. Don’t take my word for it, ask them.
Paul Street has a piece, here, which goes beyond the economic propaganda, defining our dilemma, and giving us a road map out of our dire straits, should we choose to organize and struggle in that direction. —Jack Balkwill