Bill Gates did not spray protesters with pepper spray. Your "friendly" local police officer did it. Warren Buffett did not order a brutal removal and arrests of hundreds of peaceful protesters. Your Mayor did that. Oprah Winfrey did not sign new law that allows indefinite detention and torture of American citizens without trial. Your President did that.
While we are at Obama, did you know that Obama is the only peacetime President since Ronald Reagan that increased the number of uniformed military personnel? While Reagan managed to raise only 57,000 additional troops, Obama trumped him with 152,000 additional soldiers raised during the first two years of his presidency. It is a little strange behavior for a Nobel's Peace award winner.
The Chinese would probably say that the current government "lost the Mandate of Heaven
" long time ago. We could probably say that a "government of the people, by the people and for the people
" is no more. That 1% of population controls 99% of the capital in some way is almost certainly true. What's most commonly disregarded is that 6.2% makes, implements and guards the rules and regulations that make this possible.
According to the 2010 US Census data, there were 308,745,538 people living in United States
. Out of that number, 10,965,982
were employed by Local Governments, 3,809,697
by State Governments, and 4,443,000
by the Federal Government. This means that more than 19 million Americans, a 6.2 % of total US population, work for the Government.
I am sure that there are many nice people among those 19 million. Some of them are actually trying to do some good for the people. Still, those numbers are eating sustenance out of United States. The government continues to increase in size at the rate of 7 percent a year. If that does not stop, there will be nothing left once this plague of locusts finishes their plundering.
The famous Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy
is obviously true for the current establishment. The law states:
"In any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people: those who work to further the actual goals of the organization, and those who work for the organization itself.
Examples in education would be teachers who work and sacrifice to teach children, vs. union representatives who work to protect any teacher including the most incompetent.
The Iron Law states that in all cases, the second type of person will always gain control of the organization, and will always write the rules under which the organization functions."
The only joint bi-partisan goal of the current government seems to be increase in its own power and authority. Newly signed NDAA is just a stepping-stone towards total government's control of population. Current government is clear case of Iron Law of Bureaucracy in action.
It's the Bureaucracy that created the current recession and it's them who control it. Unfortunately, it is easy to deceive people and even easier to buy them off.