Government has become a con game and all the noble language flowing from it, sewage

Swimming in political talkIn the cafe the other day, a guy went off on a rant.  It started with this quote…

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”  by  Frederic Bastiat.  And then the guy continued…maybe it was the caffeine.  I’m paraphrasing but what he said went something like this…

Political enrichment

He said, ‘If you think about it, it makes sense that the Banks, Brokers, Investment and Insurance Companies of the United States (and the world) are now regulated by laws which they have written for themselves, for their own enrichment.   If you had the money and could buy the influence of congressman and senators, wouldn’t you write your own rules ?    That’s what has happened.   It’s been going on for a long time.   The ‘Too Big to Fail Banks and Insurance Companies,’  AIG, JP Morgan, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Bank America, they borrow Federal Money essentially for free.

Of course, there are other deceptions and ripoffs.   Who wrote the healthcare act, 1,800 pages long ?    And who submitted 300 pages of amendments the night before the final vote?   Do you really think our politicians are plinking away on their laptops every night, compiling the thousands of new laws and regulations that govern our behavior, markets, money and products ?    Who really benefits from all these laws?  It’s the Insurance, Finance and Investment companies that wrote the laws.

Controlling both sides

Federal Elections now cost millions of dollars.  The Presidential race cost over a Billion.  Ten and Twenty, even One Hundred Dollar contributions from ‘the people’  don’t buy much when Wall Street and major Corporations give money to both sides.  It doesn’t matter who wins.   And the new convoluted election laws that were supposedly written to ‘protect the vote.’ really only guarantee ‘business as usual.’

And what about our hardworking  government agencies with their solid names and impressive mission statements?   It turns out that they are really ‘fronts’ for big business.   The officials of the SEC, FDA, FCC, CFPA, Dept of Agriculture, Education, etc. all eventually take jobs in Corporations.  How tough can these officials be  if their official actions  hurt their future employers in business?  Could it be that most regulations are written by big business to control competition, markets and profits?

Our congressmen have given up their Powers to regulate and create laws to protect the public.   They have created all the agencies and bureaus that most of us mistakenly trust.    What better way for congressmen and senators to pass off blame and guarantee profits than to create government agencies that no one ever votes for or controls.

Like The Federal Reserve – which protects and enriches the Banks and Investment Companies (too big to fail), the Food and Drug Administration – which protects and enriches the Drug and Food Companies, the Securities Exchange Commission and the Consumer Finance Protection Agency make sure that only the big financial companies can rip off the ‘average joe.’  And finally the Department of Education has monopolized  schools so that the only choice for most kids is  a stupefying government ‘public’ school.

Passing your buck

The Fox guards the chicken coop.   Our politicians, representatives and bureaucrats boast about their ‘willingness to serve, sacrifice in public work,’  fight for the children, and yet all of them earn more than the average American, much more when you consider their guaranteed retirement, health, benefits and entitlements, all riches beyond  the reach of an average  person.

These are not public servants, they are our masters, from the local fireman or cop all the way to the top.  Government has become a con game and all the noble language flowing from it,  sewage.’  And it’s not just us, it’s the same all over the world.   Our CIA, NSA and business make sure of it.

Finally, with 3 guys huddled around him, the cafe guy closed his argument with this quote.   “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”   –   George Orwell

Then he said, ‘You know, I could be wrong, and you didn’t hear this from me.’ Anonymous