Divide and conquer. Distract and deny. Look, over here! A terrorist! Look, over here! A celebrity. Here’s a plan to solve the health care problems in our country, but don’t look too closely, because it really is way too complicated to be understood. And that’s how they maintain the status quo in America these day.
Most of us have figured out by now that the government is seriously messed up these days. They have some idea that the laws allowing legal bribery of government office seekers by the rich bosses who run all the biggest corporations have something to do with it. But the thought is one of helplessness and anger, and it doesn’t go anywhere. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
There are ways to get the public discourse back on track for improving our lives rather than enriching the already rich bosses who own our government. And the way is by focussing on simple, key issues about what actually benefits us and avoiding the complicated and self-serving solutions the lawyers who run for office love to cook up.
The richest people in america run all the biggest businesses. They sit on each other’s boards as directors, which looks no different than simply leeching money out of the companies they feed off. They are creatures of great entitlement and privilege, these bosses. They should not be confused with all the hundreds of thousands of little bosses who manage small teams of people at the behest of slightly larger bosses who are hoping to someday become really big bosses if they just work the ungrateful slackers under them hard enough. The real bosses are so rich, so powerful, and so privileged that you will probably never see them. They are the greatest enemy to the american people since the days of the Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts, and they are doing everything in their considerable power to bring back the days of filthy dirt poor losers working for next to nothing and shining princes and kings of the aristocracy of wealth who are completely above the law at all times.
The bosses pay for the campaigns of the politicians. The politicians spend most of their working time begging these bosses for money in one way or another and writing legislation to benefit them, under the strict guidance of the lobbyists and think tank gurus who work for the bosses. And the only variable in the whole shiny wheel is you and your vote.
Taking the direction that politicians and bosses like best is taking the loser’s way. They have figured out that as long as we think we are either conservatives or liberals, that they can kind of divide the country right down the middle and use small little rigged elections throughout the rural areas of the country to nudge election results one way or the other, as they see fit.
But taking the ideas of the politicians and ignoring them in favor of ideas that benefit all of us who work for a living is a way to change everything. If you scare the politicians enough by demanding answers and solutions to simple enough problems, like whether or not America needs a raise in the Minimum Wage, the politicians get scared enough to drop the bosses’ scripts and actually address our real concerns, concerns the bosses want to hide or ignore more than you can imagine. Because in the end, all the money in the world can’t make up for the votes they must have from us to win their elections.