Sunday, May 17, 2015

History Does Repeat Itself In Politics

Is there not this splendor that is Washington D.C. Just the bureaucratic vastness all " Inside the Beltway." Our nation's capital is a world within itself. Since the end of the second World War, it has grown to the point of being unrecognizable to the everyday citizen. The mere expense of government flabbergast people, and the number of people or functionaries that serve our state is inconceivable to most Americans. 

There are thousands of lawyers and lobbyist that call our nation capital their home and workplace. Congress has staff members that reach well over 35k. It's this sense of  vastness that have perpetuated  many Americans to have a negative view of Washington D.C. The various servants of government flatter, one another, blame one another, strike poses together, issue bills together, make announcements together, the list is endless.[See Source]

What has transpired from all this bureaucracy and vastness is an American government of Fascism, Oligarchy, and Plutocracy.

It is the view of the House of Public Discourse that we see a battle fully joined right now. One of this writer's main mantra's is that history does repeat itself in politics. Looking at our present political environment  we see echos of the 1800's and 1920's. The Koch Brothers have raised millions of dollars just two people with the help of about 300 other ultra rich Americans to essentially hijack our American democracy. Our research has found that what we see today was very similar to what was happening in America in 1799. During the John Adams presidency, we saw democracy giving way to the elites of that period and, of course, there was the " Alien and Sedition Act of 1798. 

A series of laws known collectively as the Alien and Sedition were passed by the Federalist Congress in 1798 and signed into law by President Adams. These laws included new powers to deport foreigners as well as making it harder for new immigrants to vote.[See Source

It's important to note that this elitist Act was duly overturned by the Thomas Jefferson Administration in the early 1800's. Thomas Jefferson and his political ideology were paramount in reversing the slide to Oligarchy back then, and boy do we need another Thomas Jefferson to reappear now in our governance. President Obama has done some but with not much success and his recent support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal has squashed whatever hopes of a true change candidate he proclaimed while running for office. 

We had another slide towards Oligarchy in the 1920's. Under the Harding Administration. Harding ran on the platform more business in government less government in business deregulate and privatize. Sound familiar? In 1920, they deregulated the banks. The Stock Market exploded and crashed promptly in 1929. Hence, the Great Depression. What is worth noting here is the Oligarch's had complete control of the economy and our government at the time just like right now in America. 

 History Does Repeat Itself In Politics Vice President Henry Wallace In 1945.

Today the Koch Brothers and their Oligarch buddies are the prime examples of spokespersons for monopoly and vested interest.To obtain this goal, Oligarchs must capture the political power that is and has been these factions primary objective throughout American history. In our world today this very same objective is being thrust upon us by the Oligarchs of today. History does repeat itself in politics, and by using the power of the State and the free markets in conjunction a few elitist can control the world today. And, what is the one thing that keeps them in check We The People?[Government] Government regulation is the one thing that can keep these Vulture Capitalists from destroying our democracy, our middle-class, and our air, river, and streams. By obtaining both the power of the markets and the state these factions can dictate to We The People whether we like it or not. In a phrase, they want us under their eternal subjection. 

After the 2014 mid-term election, Republicans gained more power in state legislatures than any other time in their parties history. This power goes back to the time of Lincoln. The GOP control 69 of 99 state chambers in the country. This control is more than any other time in American history. Our research here in the House of Public Discourse would submit to you because of the money influence that has been allowed free reign by legal proclamations like Citizen United, and  the all out attack on our civil rights to vote. You can track this behavior back to the Powell memo in 1971. 

Powell Memo Explained 

In 1980, David Koch ran for Vice-President on the Libertarian Party ticket and lost. Now, the Koch's and their billionaire buddies want just like  Oligarchs of past  to control everything. In fact, their money today has more power than any vice-president would ever have in a million years. So, what are these Oligarchs doing with this power today?  For starters, they have built think tanks for the promotion of  Plutocracy.

Plutocracy (from Greek πλοῦτος, ploutos, meaning "wealth", and κράτος, kratos, meaning "power, dominion, rule") or plutarchy, is a form of oligarchy and defines a society or a system ruled and dominated by the small minority of the wealthiest citizens. The first known use of the term was in 1652. Unlike systems such as democracy, capitalism, socialism or anarchism, plutocracy is not rooted in an established political philosophy. The concept of plutocracy may be advocated by the wealthy classes of a society in an indirect or surreptitious fashion though the term itself is almost always used in a pejorative sense.[See Source]

These goals by the billionaire class is a very real battle facing We The People.[Ordinary People] The future of our democracy is on the line. The future of the Unite States is on the line. Are we going to allow a select few billionaires to lord it over us or are we going to fight to save our middle class that made our country the real shining light on the hill? That's the question we need to answer in the coming 2016 election? Are we going to allow our country to sink back to the times of the 1920's that led to the Great Depression or are we going to rise and take back our country from the Oligarchs? Cause there is one thing you can be sure of: " History Does Repeat Itself In Politics."