Too Big For the Law
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The new American way of corporate governance for the corporations by the corporations.
The Failures of a Captured State
Do those words sound like they stem from a Constitution based on rule of law for everyone equally? Or do those words sound like they come from a captured conscious, one bequeathed to a corporate voice of greed, civil liberty destruction, and perversion of truth and justice?
That quote above came from Attorney General of the United States (Eric Holder) on why too-big-to-fail banks have not been broken up, or criminally charged for all their financial crimes. I guess if you qualify as too-big-to-fail, the laws of the land no longer apply to you, according to our United States government.
Unfortunately most people are too busy working their asses off, trying to maintain an endless stream of ever increasing bills with a stagnated trickle of income earned through coerced labor to pay attention.
This leaves us vulnerable to voter manipulation, intellectual manipulation, and we replace the time and effort needed for an educated vote with an agenda fed to us by mainstream media, who are firmly in the control of the same corporate interests setting the agenda.
This is visible all around us, you merely need to read Sideswiped by former Congressman Bob Ney, explaining in plain English the cronyism between lobbying firms representing high-finance interests (mainly corporate interests) and our Congress; who then act to pass the laws these corporations feed them, instead of laws benefiting their constituents.
Look at this video, showing corporate banks can engage in illegal money laundering for international drug cartels, making billions off it, and do not have to worry about criminal prosecution; they only have to pay a fraction in fines to our captured state if caught, and even then, they can still engage in said money laundering afterwards.
And lastly just read the opening quote above, from our top law official in the land, appointed by President Obama, who was financed by too-big-to-fail banks. Does this represent a conflict of interest or the new American way of corporate governance for the corporations by the corporations.
Claude Morton, Column Editor: Claude Morton is an independent contributor, who mostly writes articles on politics, Veganism, philosophy, or local events. Claude has contributed to a variety of print and online outlets including Yahoo!, MovieMaker Magazine, and the Ann Arbor News. From Claude; I’m in the 1%, no, not that 1%. I’m a vegan, indie filmmaker, libertarian socialist, and a pacifist. I champion freedom as much as equality, and love discussing solutions about our country’s biggest dilemmas. ... (more...)