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Sun Jul 7, 2013, 11:37 AM

The problem isn't who's running the Government, the problem IS the Government... [View all]

And, NO. I'm NOT paraphrasing Ronald Reagan here, because Ronald Reagan was a lying-assed hypocrite.

I'm talking about people here who are accusing President Obama of committing the same types of wrongs that Bush did.

Well... In some cases, yeah. That's quite true. Because it's inevitable that the Government functions under a certain amount of continuity from administration to administration in order to exist.

THAT, in any cogent sense of understanding of what's going on, is simply why establishing precedents in government is EVERYTHING.

You simply never want bad precedents to ever be established, because of the very nature of how our government was designed, those precedents create their own justification for perpetuating themselves.

And much of the subsequent considerations of those precedents are never about abolishing them, but rather about making fine adjustments on the margins.

Reagan, when he accused the government of being the "problem", knew full well that he only meant that it was "problem" for those people (whom he served) who were waiting for him to change the function of government into upwardly directed monetary funnel, rather than one that distributed wealth and rights in a more fair manner.

What I'm saying is that, our government is simply set up to do crappy, illegal and completely unfair shit, regardless of whomever is running it.

What we're seeing is not a process that began overnight and which could be resolved at the drop of a hat. It is the result of a prolonged, well-designed effort by individuals and interest groups who have used precedent to create and maintain such a situation that facilitates all of that crappy, illegal and completely unfair shit, regardless of whomever is running it.

In spite of that, I'm a fervent supporter of the current President, Democrats in Congress and liberals, Democrats and progressives in general.

However, I really don't expect a lot of radical change out of these people for the better, given the combined arrangement of our current economic and political system, the body of laws that are currently on the books and the utterly hypocritical and highly destructive actions of the Right Wing.

So, yeah. If you're wont for accusing the Prez of screwing up, by all means, have at it. Your complaints are perfectly justified.

But please understand this, the problem doesn't necessarily lie with whomever ever is playing the game, but it is more likely a RESULT of all of the hows, whys, whens and whatfors of the GAME ITSELF.





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