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  •  That's going a direction I will not follow (0+ / 0-)

    I am no conspiracy theorist talking about "The Illuminati" or any other fictitious "Powers that be" .

    Libertarianism is just Fascism with a facelift. Scratch the surface of Libertarianism and you will find the notion that corporations should rule supreme, just as it was with Fascism..

    by Walt starr on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 09:41:50 AM PST

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    •  Not illuminati talk... (0+ / 0-)

      just that politicians for the most part come and go in Washington, however there are some positions (courts or positions at the DOJ for example) that are deeply entrenched and do not get changed out from administration to administration. It doesn't hurt them if politicians get busted for some corruption here and there, however they will fight tooth and nail to help their corporate partners.

      "These are established professionals that have a liberal bent, but ultimately most of them if pushed will choose professional preservation over cause, such is the mentality of most business professionals" -BoA/HBGary/CoC

      by LieparDestin on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 09:46:05 AM PST

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    •  Yea, nobody has any power greater than Nagin (0+ / 0-)

      and McDonnell, and that is the natural scale of government 'corruption'.

      Sorry, it's pretty straightforward that McDonnell & Nagin were really small time influence peddlers, and the political sponsors they got serviced from were kind of non-entities.

      What Liepar is talking about, I think , is that these 6 figure, local and regional, corruption charges are a joke compared to the wholesale sponsorship of a Boeing, GE or GS.

      This is akin to some banker in Tucson, AZ getting arrested for fraud and it being peddled as reigning in bankers.

      It is simply not allowed to discuss our system of corporate sponsored public policy. This system of sponsoring politicians to legislate profits is never allowed to be visible. Instead we are thrown the 'corruption' bone - personal foibles and weak humans are the cause of our political ills.

      No Illuminati required. It's just business. This is how PR works.

      Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

      by k9disc on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 10:27:10 PM PST

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