We are witnessing the end of the roman empire except instead of barbarians we have lobbyists. Today Nickolas Kristof well written column on the recent federal budget crisis, asked were are the adults in congress. My son, Asher, recently wrote something similar on his blog.
I do not think we can expect adults in congress. The time for that is long gone. But are we not the parents? When will we stop pointing fingers at the political system (something I do all the time) and take action. The people in government, and I include Obama in this, have as their main priority staying in government. They stay in government by buying our votes. They get the money to buy our votes from special interest groups. The group I hate the most is the military industrial complex that Eisenhower warned us again when I was just a child. I hate them because not only do the drain our economy but because they are also responsible for the death of so many solders and civilians throughout the world. Right after that, we have the health care industry. And then there is the crazy base of the republican party. I am sorry but these people are living in the dark ages. How I wish the rapture would happen and carry these people away.
I am afraid that now that we have let the government be taken over, there are no easy way for the people to get back control. I am thinking the only thing to do is to create a third party. And yes, that might mean that the republican will win even more control but frankly that will only speed up the process that is underway and force others to take much needed action. Hopefully, it might result in giving those that are still sane, a voice.
I was recently asked to go to private fund raising event for Obama in San Francisco. I went to such an event when he was running and via these method gave money to his campaign. This time, I said no. I am not going to give him a dime. What ever money I have to spend on political matters, will be spent in calling out the politicians/children/criminals out.