The Predator Stateâ€“Bill Moyers And United States Of ALEC (Full Show)
Enjoy this exposĂ© on criminal cronyism, corruption, looting and absolutely destruction of reason, law and democracy by politicians and corporations acting in secret to rig the game against YOU. Do you want to know why 45 million people are on food stamps? Why more than 150 million people have little beyond this weekâ€™s paycheck? Because our nation is run by predatory looters that parasitically feed off of the middle class, the poor and the forgotten by bribing, albeit legally in words only, our politicians. And, then they attempt to make the rest of us believe we are not worthy by telling us we are not personally responsible and rely on the government because there is something wrong with us. We know who the real parasites, predators and personally-irresponsible are. The people who operate in secrecy to rig our democracy and our economy against us. These are high crimes and misdemeanors against the sovereign people of United States of America, against the Constitution of the United States of America, against the government of the United States of America and against the rule of law of the United States of America.
"Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame and danger that their acts would otherwise involve. But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to the other persons to whom it doesn't belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime." -- Frederic Bastiat
The rigged rules of our political and economic system are meant to marginalize us. To put us in jail. To be intolerant of dissent. To destroy competition in our economy. To destroy living wages. To destroy pensions. To destroy Social Security and social safety nets. To destroy collective bargaining. To destroy democracy. And, to destroy the excellence that democracy creates through public discourse and free exchanges of new ideas; liberalism that our nation was founded upon. And, through these manipulated processes, to then parasitically prey on us. To covet what we have as predators do.
Mitt Romney was right. We are literally a nation of victims. But itâ€™s exactly the opposite of how he tried to portray us. Romney tried to portray the average American as weak and dependent. Predators always see in others what they hate about themselves. Always. Always. And, they try to make us believe there is something wrong with us. That is how they control and manipulate us.
Instead, the true reality is we are a nation of victims in an abusive relationship with predatory politicians, lobbyists, private equity firms, religious fanatics, bankers and corporate masters. We live in a hell that narcissists, borderlines, sociopaths and other predators have created in secrecy. And, there is no way out other than to end the relationship.
More lipstick on the pig, as Obama and Romney wish to employ to appease the non looters, simply will result in more looting. We must see transformational reform. We must see an end to corporate personhood and government corruption. And, that means that the Republican and Democratic Parties are toast. Because, in fact, these two entities are registered corporations that rely on corporate personhood to channel corporate (political party) money into politics.
Democracy, reason, law, equality and excellence in public service and the private sector cannot survive government secrecy.