Sorry I haven’t been posting much recently but my heart isn’t in it. As I have said before what passes for politics in the United States is nothing but tribal warfare and has little to do with policy or law. I think an even better analogy might be sports. I haven’t been paying much attention to politics because I find basketball and football to be more entertaining and less violent. We have had a silent coup in the United States that has made our elected officials irrelevant – they don’t set policy or create laws, that has become the responsibility of the heads of a few multinational corporations and bankers.
Yes, there may appear to be some differences between the two major parties but these differences have little to do with the big picture. This is allowed and encouraged to create the illusion that we still have a Democracy. The health care bill which was written by the health care industry is an example. While it was far to the right of a plan put forward by Richard Nixon and blocked by Teddy Kennedy it was labeled as socialist. Propaganda of tribal warfare. While the plutocrats who could really care less about abortion or gay rights conflict on social issues was encouraged because it strengthened tribalism without really impacting the economic goals of the plutocrats. While the balanced budget argument is encouraged the plutocrat’s interests would be harmed – closing the lid of their Federal cookie jar. It can be part of the tribal warfare because it won’t happen.
We should not pay any attention to what Obama says in the SOTU – we should learn as much as we can about what goes on at DAVOS. It was a quiet coup but a coup none the less. Your elected representatives are employees but not your employees. They work for the folks attending DAVOS.