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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 01:55 AM

13. The money circle must eventually somehow be broken.

This is the process I see we're fighting that seems an endless, impossible uphill battle:

1. We buy products and services, now primarily from/through mega corporations.

2. Profits from these purchases trickle up to a large international cabal of high-wealth individuals and groups who are free to spend the excess profits as they wish. In addition, much of their investments and assets are hedged against losses.

3. They use that money that came from us to buy elections, fund lobbying, fund think tanks and public/social media in hundreds of ways that work only in their interests, not ours.

4. This has created a massive layer of power and control mostly invisible to the public, and it's protected hands-off by many politicians. They even write most of the policy papers that are executed into budgets and laws, as well as procedures for destroying existing public welfare and protections for labor, retirement, health and the environment.

This process is getting worse with time, proven by worsening economic inequality, deteriorating public health care and education (keep 'em scared, dumb and sick). Mega-mergers and backstopping of big business from failure (as in 2008) concentrates more assets and power in fewer hands.

Sorry to be so negative, but I'm not seeing a way to stop and reverse this corrupt and destructive cycle. To me, this is the elephant in the room. Most everything else is political flim-flam and bullshit. Rant over.

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