This in response to a comment by Naomi Wolf’s analysis of “Why Congress Wants You In Prison”
but the notion that congressmen and women are legislating their own companies’ profits is less widely known – and if the books were to be opened, they would surely reveal corruption on a Wall Street spectrum. Indeed, we do already know that congresspeople are massively profiting from trading on non-public information they have on companies about which they are legislating – a form of insider trading that sent Martha Stewart to jail.
I wonder if congress has long been under the heel of the men with guns? I mean, there is truth to a long string of covering up truth, from expositions in “Waco: The Rules of Engagement” (documentary film) to political attacks against scientific articles (at least one timely APA article was censured under threat of the loss of funding, and, presumably, legitimacy). I wonder, then, if the phenomenon might be like the naive social worker or police cadet (or foreign policeman/soldier) who enters these institutions only to find that reality is a lot different than they comprehended, and then find themselves being tooled. With no way out, seemingly, except by accepting bribes from industry. Hm?
A few token persons, say Cynthia McKinney, are allowed to appear to be mostly independent in their work (recall her involvement with the important “American Blackout” film about the 2004 election frauds)…but where it counts, well, that’s carefully blocked.
Possible? Any whistleblowers dare to speak?
Makes sense to me to try to get a broad-based understanding of the institutions of the most alienated country in the world…so that we may best find ways to truly evolve the situation in case the christians are right, and some sort of miracle will come about even as “armageddon” comes down…sure, perhaps irrational, but many many people believe, and that’s a self-fulfilling prophesy right there.
This isn’t to say i’m anti-spiritual, or pro-rational dogma, either. i just think that all these different poetic, metaphorical approaches to paradigm shift and new ways to become are important to think about carefully. So that we may build and keep some kind of bridge with each other, realizing the value!!!!