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The American people respect the myth of Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt as they were not sick with corruption.

invent democracy

The Subversion of American Democracy
(or the pursuit of social control for profit)


"Democracy" is a Greek word
meaning "rule of the people."


"A democracy relies on the consent of the governed, not on any particular economic system."
- Bob Harris

"Freedom of choice is to choose from choices that are handed down on high from marketing."
- Norman Solomon

"There can be a valid democratic way of life only if the people are correctly informed on the
political, economic, and social questions
which the democracy, as sovereign, must decide."
- Jacques Ellul

"It is hard to legislate in a democracy when the public has been denied so much of the
relevant information." - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senate July 27, 2010


"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country." - Edward Bernays, Sigmund Frued's nephew


dictatotship

"The survival of democracy depends on the ability of large numbers of people to make realistic choices in the light of adequate information. A dictatorship, on the other hand, maintains itself by censoring or distorting the facts, and by appealing, not to reason, not to enlightened self-interest, but to passion and prejudice, to the powerful "hidden forces," as Hitler called them, present in the unconscious depths of every human mind." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited


theoretical concept of patriotism

definition of the inverse of a patriot



Democracy is a political form of government by the common people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives, that holds to the principle of social equality and respect for the individual.

"Healthy democracies depend on an educated populace. That's why democracies have public education. Let's seek guidance from the people who are the most educated about education, the key players who are systematically excluded from education policymaking: teachers." - Lanny Kaufer

For a democracy to function correctly common ordinary lower and middle class Americans must have access to accurate truthful information so that they may have adequate knowledge and understanding of actual existing conditions that pertain to the decisions being made by their elected representatives.

Rosy projections derived from fanciful imagined scenarios presented by marketing specialists through mass media negate the wisdom that Thomas Paine spoke of which increased the fortune of all for the common good of the democratic society.


"Democratic regimes may be described as those under which the people are, from time to time, deluded into the belief that they exercise sovereignty, while all the time real sovereignty resides in and is exercised by other and sometimes irresponsible and secret forces." - Benito Mussolini



"A lot of people don't know what democracy and power really is. The real power is held by whichever social class has ownership and control of the means of production, economy and state apparatus. In capitalist society, the big business class has this power. Democracy is the will of the majority of the ruling class being put into law and action. So in a capitalist democracy, the big business class has the power through their control of the means of production, economy and state apparatus. People voting in elections is not the real power at all.

Until the workers in society democratically control the means of production, economy and state apparatus, which will enable society to be run in the interests of the wants and needs of the mass population, then big business will continue ruling in the interests of corporate profit, which means the super-rich elite exploiting all of us." - Rhys Stephens



corporate oligarchy

What secrets can a government have from its people in a democracy,
except maybe plans to end that democracy?


"In this sham democracy, the ruling oligarchy, taking upon itself the duty to constitutionalize a specific deleterious economic system, is chiefly responsible for America's ills. The legal system is unjust, domestic violence is prevalent, liberty is constrained, general welfare has been replaced by widespread adversity, and providing for the common defense has been reduced to providing for a military-industrial corporate complex. Not what the founding fathers had in mind!" - John Kozy

"Democracy, a system ideally designed to challenge the status quo, has been corrupted and tamed to slavishly serve the status quo. We have undergone, as John Ralston Saul writes, a coup d'état in slow motion. And the coup is over. They won. We lost." - Christopher Lynn Hedges

"I have come to the conclusion we no longer have a democracy; we have a demockery."
- Ellen Reich

responsible accoutable democracy

Corporate and government institutions are inherently amoral.

Corporate and government institutions can never do what is best for human society.

Institutions can not because they lack a conscience.

Institutions may profess high ideals.

Institutions may claim that they are good for humans.

How can they be?

They are not human.

How can they know what a human needs or feels?

They can not.


Some have the opinion that corporations and government institutions are entirely independent of one another.

Some have the opinion that corporations should assume the role of government - or already has.

"Without the state, the corporation is nothing. Literally nothing. It is therefore a mistake to believe that because corporations are now strong, the state has become weak. Economic globalization and deregulation have diminished the state's capacity to protect the public interest (through, for example, labor laws, environmental laws, and consumer protection laws) and have strengthened its power to promote corporate interests and facilitate their profit-seeking missions (through, for example, corporate laws, property and contract laws, copyright laws, and international trade laws). Overall, however, the state's power has not been reduced. It has been redistributed, more tightly connected to the needs and interests of corporations and less so to the public interest." - Joe Balkan

A corporate institution has only one purpose = profit.

A government institution has only one purpose = social control.

corporate and government institutions are constructs of the human imagination designed as a way to deal with resource allocation. institutions can never be perfect constructs, as perfection is only an idea originating in the human conscious.

Constructs of the human imagination can never fully fulfil human needs.

Since corporate or government institutions do not have souls
they are not constrained by morals or ethics, only by laws devised by men.

If the existing law is not beneficial to the corporate or government institution then the corporate or government institution will work to invalidate the law. (Most tort action in America is corporation versus corporation, corporation versus government institution or government institution versus government institution.)

The great object of the new Constitution, James Madison wrote, was "to secure the public good and private rights against the danger of ... faction." By "faction," James Madison meant "a number of citizens actuated by some common interest adverse to the rights of other citizens or to the interests of the community."

A corporation is a group of citizens actuated by the common interest of profit.

A government institution is a group of citizens actuated by the common interest
of the excercise of power for an ideal, ie. the execution of a body of law.

American aristocracy is motivated to manipulate the law of the American people for personal profit.

American aristocracy is willing to modify or ignore the Constitution for personal and familial gains.

In recent years Constitutional protections have broken down. Mammoth amounts of corporate, government and union money have been poured into the political system purchasing privilege, power and profit.

It is not an exaggeration to assert that the American government
president, executive branch and Congress – has been bought.

"America's leaders have little use for us as citizens, especially ornery citizens who ask questions. Our real worth to them is as consumers, preferably compliant ones, our mouths too full of supersized meals to complain." - Patt Morrison

The principal powers in the federal government no longer represent the individual Americans that those powers pretend to represent. The principal power in the federal government is the power of American aristocracies corporate plutocracy.

Under the deceptive cloak of campaign contributions, access and influence, votes and amendments are bought and sold. corporate and government financing establishes priorities of action, holds down federal revenues, revises federal legislation, shifts income from middle class Americans to the holders of over-the-counter derviative securities, the beneficiaries of government decree, the American aristocracy.

"Campaign contributions bias our legislative system. Simply put, candidates who take positions contrary to industry interests are unlikely to receive industry funds and thus have fewer resources for their election campaigns than those whose votes favor industry interests." - Daniel Freeman

Freddie Mac, a mortgage loan corporation created by government decree, was fined $3.8 million for illegal campaign contributions arranged by Freddie Mac lobbyists in April 2006. (Aside: Also in April 2006 Freddie Mac agreed to settle lawsuits stemming from a $5 billion profit reduction restatement of earnings in 2003. Rampant corruption!)

Corporate financing restrains the enforcement of laws written to protect Americans from the abuses of wealthlaws that mandate environmental protection, antitrust laws, laws to protect the consumer against fraud, laws that safeguard the securities market, and many more.

"Since 2000 the United States Chamber of Commerce and its advocacy branch, the Institute for Legal Reform, have spent more than $200 million to influence legislation and elections, most often at the state and local levels and most often without revealing itself or its donors to voters. The chamber's president, Thomas Donohue, talked about his strategy for electing business friendly, anti liability lawsuit judges and state attorneys general in a July 2003 Forbes magazine article: "We led. We succeeded. Now the money is rolling in from drug companies, heavy manufacturers, large retailers, insurance companies, even banks. By spending money through the chamber, donors are getting around disclosure rules and contribution limits." - Michael Cuddy

The grotesque amounts of money that are now pouring into the political system and the disgusting and demeaning way in which that money is raised are testimony to mounting corruption of politics and of government. Much of this wealth is legally given by the American aristocracy. But the fact that one can wriggle through the loopholes of badly drafted laws, laws drafted expressly for this purpose, does not amount to a moral justification or to a denial of corruption.

"Everybody's worn out by this incessant fund raising, the ceaseless dialing for dollars. Everybody knows that it skews the system. Who do we work for? The people pay our salary. But then we are dependent on special interests to get elected." - Assemblywoman Loni Hancock

"The lengths elected officials will go to retain power. That power, in turn, depends on members of Congress having to raise huge sums of money to pay for billions of dollars of political advertising on broadcast stations that get free licenses from the public. Golf trips and contractor bribes are just the symptoms. The disease is endemic to the system." - Marty Kaplan

"We need to minimize the negative influence of the permanent campaign, end the scandal culture, and move beyond the philosophy of politics as war. The permanent campaign leads to substantive debates over policy giving way to a contest over which side can most effectively manipulate the media narrative to its advantage. It is about power and electoral victory. Governing becomes an offshoot of campaigning rather than the other way around.

Vicious attacks, distortions, political manipulation and spin become accepted.

Complex issues are reduced to black and white terms and oversimplified in the context of winners and losers and how they will affect the next election. Too often the media unwittingly ignores the impact of Government on the daily lives of Americans, focusing foremost on the Beltway game and lionizing those who play it most skillfully.

Should Government be a process of constant campaigning to manipulate public opinion, or should it be centered as much as possible on rational debate, deliberation, and compromise?

Too often in Washington people mistakenly think that loyalty to an individual officeholder should override loyalty to basic ideals. This false loyalty is not only mistaken, but can exercise a corrupt influence on Government." - Scott McClellan, White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush



It has become customary for our derelict public officials to recite the mantra,

"There was no quid pro quo" given to the American aristocracy.

It is not only an absurd response, it is a lie!



"Giving people money for doing what they would have done anyway is not a common practice."
- John Kozy


"They encourage those who are doing evil so that not one turns away from their sins."
- Jeremiah 23:14



"The problems of special-interest influence in Washington can't be resolved through selective spasms of morality when a scandal erupts. Nor are tougher restrictions on lobbying or campaign contributions likely to eliminate abuses. Money flows toward power like a river to the ocean; no dam can be built high enough to permanently separate them. A century of often valuable, but inevitably porous, political reform makes that clear." - Ronald Brownstein

No one really believes that hundreds of millions of dollars are being poured
into political campaigns out of an excess of public spirited zeal.

The reality is simply common sense: all the members of the American aristocracy who give this money are making an investment - a business investment. And the return on this investment is huge. They cannot 'buy a guaranteed result', except in cases like Randy Cunnungham, Lawrence A. Franklin or Jack Abramoff and associates, but that is not typically what they are purchasing.

American aristocracy is investing in access and influence, in the right to coerce elected officials and government bureaucrats to their point of view or to enlist the officials or bureaucrats support in disputes with the agencies of government.

"Is it any wonder that so many Americans mistrust our elected officials?" - Sam Graham

(Aside: It seems a little disingenuous of George W. Bush to be worried about classified secrets getting out since individuals in the George W. Bush administration had no problem supplying Jack Abramoff with classified secret information so he could help his buddies out. The classified secret information supplied helped Jack Abramoff in his campaign to oust Fred Black the United States attorney for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands who was investigating criminal activity by Jack Abramoff and associates.)

"We want to elect people who support the right kind of policies." - Hank McKinnell,
chairman of the board of directors of Pfizer, a director of ExxonMobil and Moody's

American aristocracy, agents and members of the syndicate of the soulless, usually gets what it pays for: influence over elected officials who pass the laws or control the agencies, who, with a decree or regulation can open up opportunities or foreclose them, and – most important – influence corporate earnings.


For both sides to this scandalous transaction there is a bottom line.

For the politician it is measured in votes purchased with campaign advertisements and the future prosperity of a trip through the revolving door ending with a highly paid corporate position or a corporate position representing industry through industry lobbying associations.

"The influence of lobbyists becomes more blatant and destructive to the public interest every day. As long as candidates must use private funding, citizens will pay more than they would pay for elections, because once in office, those candidates must try to forget who their donors are when voting on legislation that directly affects those donors. Can anything be a better recipe for corruption?" - Tobi Dragert

In the six months after the TARP bailout at the end of George W. Bush's term as president recipients of federal bailout funds spent more than $22 million lobbying against executive pay limits and tougher financial regulations.(Very clever! Get the taxpayer to finance lobbying expenses!)

For the American aristocracy the bottom line is profit and the protection of future earnings.

No sensible American aristocrat would deny himself such a potentially profitable investment,
especially since experience demonstrates that you get what you pay for.

For both sides to the scandalous transaction there is also the reward of a nourished ego – the pride of being a 'high' official coddled by the titans of industry, or of being intimate with one of the purported guardians of democracy.

This scandalous transaction presents a very comfortable arrangement in which American aristocracy,
their flunkies in the media and well connected government officials benefit.

"The corrupting influence of lobbyists must not be just phased out, it must be stopped dead in its tracks if we to return to a representative democracy. It must become unlawful for a member of Congress to accept, and lobbyists to offer, anything of value directly or indirectly to the benefit of a member of Congress - not a dime's worth. However, a member of Congress may invite to his or her office - on the record - a representative of any entity in order for the congressperson to gain information that pertains to pending legislation. A member of Congress must serve one and only one interest and that is his/her constituency." - Bert Eifer (not the corporations that provided campaign funding!)

In California, in the fall of 2006, 30 previously elected lawmakers went to work as lobbyists. Former legislative staffers populate all the top Sacramento lobbying firms; four of the top fifteen lobbying firms employ former legislators.

California state senator Joe Dunn sided with the California Medical Association, voting as requested on a controversial bill. Three months later it was announced that Joe Dunn would be the new executive director of the California Medical Association.

"My concern is these lawmakers are thinking about where they are going to go next, and they don't want to do anything while in office that would offend any potential employer." - Robert Fellmeth of the Center for Public Interest Law at the University of San Diego School of Law.

Corporations registered to lobby on Capitol Hill increased from 1,498 in 1998 to 4,013 by mid-2005.

Many politicains now hire lobbyists to run their fund raising campaigns. In reality these politicains should be considered employees of the corporation as these politicains directly receive funds through lobbyists who have 'secured' campaign funds through a network of corporate lobbyists who have become, in reality, the movers and shakers of the law creation process.

On March 3, 2006, after the latest eruption of politicial corruption the Senate homeland security and governmental affairs committee decided that politicians are honest enough to police themselves and do not need an independent office of public integrity. Such an office was considered unnecessary as the politicians involved know deep in their hearts that they are all honest, trustworthy individuals that only do what is best for their constituents. (Which is actually true since their constituents are the corporations that get them elected!)

"Members of Congress are the ultimate role models for American citizens. If they can't own up to their mistakes why should anyone else?" - Bronwyn Schrecker Jamrok

With oversight the depth of corruption would immediately become clear to the vast majority of Americans.

America is experiencing political corruption on a scale of vast proportion.

In 1910, Banker's Magazine exulted that due to corporate financing of politics, "the legislature and executive powers of the government are compelled to listen to the demands of organized corporate interests. That they are not entirely controlled by these interests is due to the fact that corporate organization has not yet reached its full perfection."

In America the perfection of organized corporate interests has appeared.

Common working Americans must reject the grotesque excesses of corporate
and government institutions if they hope to retain any voice in the social culture of America.

Corporate mouthpieces repeat endlessly the mantra "Liberals are destroying America". The truth is that corporate marketing machines are to blame for the race to the bottom of acceptable human social cultural behavior.

Common working Americans need to stimulate serious reform of corporate and government institutions.

In the second decade of the 20th century, the Progressive movement responded to the conditions described by Banker's Magazine with protest, legislation and even a constitutional amendment requiring direct elections of the corrupt, bought and paid for, Senate.

Tinkering with campaign finance laws will not solve the problem of corporate wealth corrupting the legislative process. (The one with the most money wins! In the 2008 election Barack Obama raised $639 million and spent $573 million while John McCain raised $360 million and spent $293 million according to opensecrets.org.)

Allowing corporate board members and CEOs of corporate concerns to move from government regulatory positions to corporate positions and then back to government regulatory positions, the revolving door, destroys the objectivity that is necessary for government regulators to have when dealing with excessive corporate behavior. (see Unknown Unknowns)

Lobbying firms that once specialized in gaining person-to-person access to key decision makers have branched out.

The new lobbying game is to dominate the entire intellectual environment in which government officials make policy decisions.

This means that corporations are funding everything including: think tanks; issue ads in all forms of media; phony grassroots pressure groups; phone banks to generate calls to politicians; facilitating the placement of letters to the editor with key newspapers.

By dominating the intellectual environment with manipulated information lobbying firms create an intellectual environment that is closely aligned with corporate interests.


Corporate contributions and funding need to be removed from politics if the American people are to have any say in government.

"It's time to take the "for sale" sign off our government." - Craig Dunkerley

Wealth derived from corporate profits should not be allowed to taint the American political process.

The only money that should be allowed to finance campaigns should be money that has been earned: earned income.

Any individual that has served as a lobbyist, been a corporate board member or has been in the upper hierarchy of a corporation should be disallowed public service. Their views are and will always be tainted toward satisfying corporate needs - the needs of American aristocracy,agents and members of the syndicate of the soulless.

Any individual appointed to a position in government should be barred from returning to work for any industry for which they had responsibility to regulate.

Ever hear of proprietary information?

Former government regulatory personnel that return to industry take with them knowledge of government operations that compromises the ability of future regulators to regulate that industry.

In late spring of 2005 Philip Cooney, a onetime oil industry lobbyist who edited government reports on climate change by questioning the science and significance of studies and projections as chief of staff for George W. Bush's administrative Council on Environmental Quality, returned to the private sector as an employee of ExxonMobil.

Who exactly did Philip Cooney represent in his executive, official law enforcement position?

Why is it nearly impossible to believe that Philip Cooney was only interested in the well being of American citizens?

To remove the revolving door of corporate service to government service to corporate service and to allow only earned income as campaign contributions is the only way that true honesty will be brought back to American government. American government for and of the American people, not for that one percent of the population, American aristocracy that already controls and manipulates most of the resources.

To successfully return control of America back to the American people will require an American grass roots movement against the corruption of American government by American aristocracy, outside the established and throughly corrupt political parties determined to drive from office all those who oppose reducing the power of American aristocracy over American democracy.

"We need to close the revolving door that lets lobbyists come into government freely. We are here as public servants, and public service is a privilege. It's not about advancing yourself or your corporate clients."" - Barack Hussein Obama II

On February 12, 2009, three weeks after making the above statement, the revolving door Raytheon lobbyist William J. Lynn III (Pentagon comptroller during the Clinton administration) was overwhelmingly confirmed by the Senate endorsing Barack Obama's decision to waive ethics regulations by putting a former revolving door defense lobbyist/government servant in charge of day-to-day operations at the Pentagon.

Department of Defense officials who are involved in preparation of the Fiscal Year 2010 budget request are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement pledging not to divulge budget-related information to unauthorized persons. In January 20, 2009 inaugural address Barack Obama promised a new degree of transparency specifically on budget matters:

"Those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account, to spend wisely, reform bad habits and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government." - Barack Hussein Obama II


American aristocracy dictates how we live in America today.

All Americans are to be corporately conditioned consumer clones!

American aristocracy is the driving force behind American
culture's race to the bottom of acceptable social human behavior.

Some claim that America's social problems are due to a liberal media but the media is controlled by six corporate conglomerates which are owned by American aristocracy, agents and members of the syndicate of the soulless.

"In spring of 2005 president George W. Bush put forward his new vision of spreading democracy throughout the Earth. George W. Bush's new vision smells suspiciously like another smoke and mirrors show to further mesmerize the confused American public into believing George W. Bush genuinely cares about freedom for the common man when it really is all about corporate imperialism." - Dianne Walter

"Political philosopher Hannah Arendt pointed out long ago, systems of repression, once established, operate according to their own internal logic rather than being instruments of policy, they create their own demand. As the American gulag system grows, its population will expand beyond supposed 'terrorism' suspects to embrace those who have simply made themselves inconvenient for American corporate interests: labor organizers, human rights activists, environmentalists, journalists and anyone else who has gotten in the way of 'freedom on the march'." - Phillip M. Lohman

If you believe that the current American social structure and current American government is the best possible system, then you prefer the status quo - you belong to the "middle-of-the-road" mindset which includes the "if-I-don't-mess-with-them" then "they-won't-mess-with-me."
(except to sip your life blood!)

If you prefer the staus quo and are not an American aristocrat then you have been deceived.

The actual possibilities of social and cultural structure available to the ordinary common American has not been thoroughly vetted.

If you are an American aristocrat then it is quite apparent that you do not believe that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by God with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government.

Will those of you who feel that the current plutocracy should rule America please go somewhere else to enslave the populace and establish your kingdom of dominance on earth.


"First George W. Bush funnels untold billions of tax dollars to the pharmaceutical industry by way of his now-you-see-it, now-you-don't prescription drug plan. Now he expects us to sit still while he does the same with the rest of health care. What is this, no special interest left behind? When are people going to wake up to the fact that his goal is to privatize the whole country? The last time we were set up that way, Americans were dying in the streets and on farms of disease and starvation. His "ownership society" is nothing more than code for every man (and woman and child) for himself. It will leave us with just two classes: the very rich and the very poor." - Randall Snyder


truespeak

definition of the inverse of a patriot

"In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man and brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot." – Mark Twain

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." – Samuel Johnson

Patriot is defined as one who loves and defends his or her country which just happens to include the people that make up the populace of his or her country not just the elite who control the country.

A patriot is not defined as one who goes on 'crusades'.

A patriot is not defined as one who supports corporate monopolies.

A patriot is not defined as one who declares war on the common man.

A patriot is not defined as one who takes from the poor and gives to the wealthy.

A patriot is not defined as one who lusts for power.

A patriot is not defined as one who declares war.

A patriot is not defined as one who grubs after material wealth.

A patriot is not defined as one who makes sure his buddies get good government jobs.

A patriot is not defined as one who makes sure his buddies corporations land no-bid government contracts.

A patriot is not defined as one who fails to enforce laws of his country that are inconvenient to his buddies.

A patriot is not defined as one who allows his buddies to spoil the ‘commons' with toxic waste.

A patriot is not defined as one who worships a patriarchal image of god.

A patriot is not defined as one who 'bends the rules' as the ends justifies the means.

A patriot is not defined as one who is in inflexible because inflexibility is seen as a sign of weakness.

A patriot is not defined as one that has been born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

A patriot is not defined as one who works under cover of darkness to hide his secrets.

A patriot is not defined as one that uses fear and terror to increase his political fortunes.

A patriot is not defined as one who expertly stages 'citizen' 'city hall' meetings.

A patriot is not defined as one who expertly stages 'mission accomplished' entrances.

A patriot is not defined as one who knows what is best for his citizens.

A patriot is not defined as one who fears educated citizens.

A patriot is not defined as one prefers ‘pseudoscientific babble' to realscience.

A patriot is not defined as one who uses propaganda to further political objectives.

A patriot is not defined as one who has underlings commit crimes and then grants pardons in order to keep underlings from squealing like stuck pigs.

A patriot is not defined as one who grants a pardon to a political supporter who kills endangered and protected national symbols - bald eagles.

{George W. Bush pardoned Leslie O. Collier for shooting two bald eagles. Leslie O. Collier runs a 600 hundred acre grain farm. Leslie O. Collier must have been protecting his grain from the bald eagles - after all bald eagles consume tons of grain.}

cult news

"It's a curious characteristic of American patriotism, in fact, that most of us think we're more patriotic than the next guy. In surveys, Americans greatly exaggerate the "patriotism gap," dramatically underestimating the proportion of their countrymen who say they're extremely patriotic. In a recent Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll, two-thirds of us - and 80% of Republicans - claim to be more patriotic than the average American. In short, we like to think that patriotism is a lot more exceptional than it actually is." - Geoffrey Nunberg

"George W. Bush and cohorts are concerned with scaring people and accusing those who criticize them as being unpatriotic to gain votes. In reality, the George W. Bush administration and those who support it are the unpatriotic ones by creating a war based on lies and spending billons of dollars that could have been used to protect us at home."
- Amy A. Schwab


“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government." - Edward Abbey


patriotism

The very influential theoretical concept of patriotism

"I would argue that an uncritical love of country is far more dangerous to our well-being than any supposed patriotism deficit on the part of liberals. After all it is through adaptation to changing circumstances that people and nations preserve their strength, and to adapt you must be prepared to be critical, to learn from criticism and ultimately to change your behavior. It is toward this end that liberals propose a critical patriotism that is certainly founded on love of country but is also prepared to find and correct errors in our national behavior." - Chloe Pajerek

"When I was deployed in Iraq and had a chance to watch American news channels, I heard commentators say that if we question or criticize our government, we do not love America and are being unpatriotic. They believed that patriotism meant waving a flag and being blindly obedient, but this is not what it means to love our country. If we love our country we will do our best to improve it. We will try to make America a better place for everyone, as courageous citizens have always done." - Captian Paul K. Chappell, US Army



patriotism blind


"The ideal of patriotism is taught to citizens of every nation as soon as they enter kindergarten.

Being gradually reinforced all through school, patriotism becomes ingrained.

Most citizens accept patriotism as they accept grass being green - just a natural aspect of their lives.

But patriotism isn't natural, though it has ancient roots.

Few ever consider the shadowed caverns of the mind those roots penetrate.

Albert Einstein, having experienced Nazi Germany, called patriotism "a loathsome nonsense."

Albert Einstein was lucidly aware of how the concept of patriotism can all too easily be misused by tyrants, politicians, even priests, who exploit the media to manipulate the multitudes' pride in their country, swaying their thoughts and feelings, turning the majority into puppets to do their bidding.

Such mass manipulation is a rather common practice on Earth,
and most citizens of every nation are susceptible to its sway.

Perceiving deceit and falsehood behind political rhetoric is a necessary discernment any person who wishes to have a truly free mind must cultivate. If you cannot separate your feelings from the source of stimuli and see the entire process as objectively as possible, you are ripe for knee-jerk patriotism.

Cultivating an awareness of the negative machinations of one's government isn't an exercise confined to the political arena of anti-establishment radicalism. Such awareness - has to do with learning to perceive things with a well honed intelligence, to see things as they are.

The ability to perceive the distortions of manipulative propaganda requires being respectfully attentive to the reality of Earth, attentiveness of cultural differences in order to understand others and in reciprocal comparison, learn about ourselves.

Understanding patriotism demands being informed beyond what standard schooling teaches and mass media conveys." - Lew Paz


patriotism

"Patriotism runs counter to ordinary human morality.

This flagrant negation of humanity, which constitutes the very essence of the State, is from the point of view of the latter the supreme duty and the greatest virtue: it is called patriotism and it constitutes a morality of the State beyond human comprehension.

We call it a morality beyond comprehension because ordinarily it exceeding the usual limits of human morality and justice, whether private or common, and thereby it often sets itself in sharp contradiction to them. Thus, for instance, to offend, oppress, rob, plunder, assassinate, or enslave one's fellow man is, to the ordinary morality of man, to commit a serious crime.

In public life, on the contrary, from the point of view of patriotism, when it is done for the greater glory of the State in order to conserve or to enlarge its power, all that becomes a duty and a virtue.

And this duty, this virtue, are obligatory upon every patriotic citizen.

Everyone is expected to discharge those duties not only in regard to strangers but in regard to his fellow citizens, members and subjects of the same State, whenever the welfare of the State demands it from him.

The morality of the State then is the reversal of human justice and human morality.

This anti-human morality of the State requires the corruption of men who are charged with carrying on State functions.

The triumph of human morality can be realized only through the destruction of the State." - Mikhail Bakunin


"Many people profess to be caring patriots, but they don't care what's going on until it affects them. Politics affects everything: from your pay to the quality of drinking water to whether the country is at war. Sooner or later, reality catches up. The policies of the neo-cons, with regard to global warming and starting illegitimate wars, has made it so the majority of our friends in other countries would rather do business with China than us. The deficit and the arrogance will cause problems, and reality will catch up." - John Matthew

"Should citizens in democracies such as America be measured for valuing consumerism and unquestioned patriotism over unlimited, educated inquiry and participatory citizenship? Is there ever a moral civilian defense for those beliefs that justify self-survival without weighing justice at large? Historical hypocrisy is rooted in the sum total of individuals' sublimation, blind following and silence." - Crystal Haidl

"The typical educated and informed citizen of the 21st century no longer sees his or her representatives as having a monopoly on knowledge or wisdom."- John G. Matsusaka, USC professor of business and law.


Randall Harold Cunningham aka Randy or ‘Duke' Cunningham was an F-4 Phantom Pilot, Navy Ace in Vietnam. As a California represenative in the House of Congress he voted in 2003 for the "Can Spam Act," which legalized spam and invalidated California's tough anti-spam law before it could go into effect. Randall Harold Cunningham resigned from the House on November 28, 2005 after pleading guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion.


Jack Abramoff graduated high school in Beverly Hills. Jack Abramoff was elected chairman of the College Republican National Committee. Jack Abramoff spent ten years in Hollywood, producing such movies as Red Scorpion, an anti-communist film made in 1988 just after his term with the College Republicans ended.

Jack Abramoff: ‘The whole system’ is corrupt

Congressman Tom DeLay, former Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, said during a New Year's trip to the Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan in 1997, "... one of my closest and dearest friends, v ...". After the trip, Jack Abramoff helped Tom DeLay craft policy that extended exemptions from federal immigration and labor laws to Saipan industries, even though the products were allowed to be labelled 'Made in the USA' as part of the United States Commonwealth. Brian Ross at ABC News for 20/20 on March 13, 1998 pointed out that factories in Saipan have forced their workers to have abortions in order to keep their jobs.

Jack Abramoff later worked for Tyco and was listed as lobbying the White House. Tyco claimed in August 2005 that Jack Abramoff had been paid $1.7 million for an 'astroturf campaign' to create a 'grass roots campaign' to oppose proposals to penalize American corporations registered abroad for tax reasons. Timothy Flanigan, Tyco general council, stated to the Senate Judiciary Committee that Jack Abramoff bragged that he could help Tyco avoid tax liability aimed at off-shore companies because he "had good relationships with members of Congress."

January 3, 2006 Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials in a deal that requires him to provide evidence about members of Congress.

Bob Ney, an Ohio congressman, pleaded quilty to charges of bribery in October 2006. Bob Ney accepted several thousand dollars worth of gifts from Jack Abramoff for legislative 'favors'.

"The reason there are tens of thousands of lobbyists is because the ever-expanding federal government creates ever-increasing opportunities for abuse. The more the federal government does, the more lobbyists there will be to protect special interests at the expense of the common interest.

You can't take a congressman to lunch for $25 and buy him a hamburger or a steak or something like that. But you can take him to a fund-raising lunch and not only buy him that steak, but give him $25,000 extra and call it a fund-raiser - and have all the same access and all the same interactions with that congressman." - Jack Abramoff



Lawrence A. Franklin, formerly a colonel in the Air Force reserve and former Iran desk officer in the office of the secretary of defense was sentenced to 12 years for turning classified documents over to two lobbyists of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.


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