Absolute disgust with the state of America fills the writers in the blogosphere that I read (most of it referenced to the left, but I also recommend www.theburningplatform.com ‘s last few posts).
I share it. And after considerable thought about the possible downside risks, I have come to support Ron Paul for president. He is the only candidate who is uncompromised.
I supported Obama, despite the Clinton’s warnings that he was not authentic, and have come to view him as a servant of the ruling class.
On the issue of class: class exists, always has. When one class rigs the system for its own benefit, and another class resents it and fights back, that’s justified.
The corporate oligarchy has assumed control of the world’s capital, not as owners, but as pirates looting the treasuries of their corporations, and when those run dry, the taxpayers.
I hesitated a long time to support Ron Paul because he would not regulate the markets, and I feared that complete lack of regulation would collapse the economy. But we have regulation now that has been captured by the regulated to worse effect than no regulation at all (cf. MF Global; watch this). Our financial markets are rigged, just like the big corporations that are decimating small business. Wall Street bankers whose banks would have failed without bailouts of taxpayer funds paid themselves their biggest bonuses ever after being bailed out. They know their time is running short.
Dr. Paul is a physician. I trust him to take care of the innocent people who are being hurt by the collapse of our system.
The other cause requiring immediate support is an amendment to the Constitution to undo the Citizens vs. U.S. decision that declared “corporations are people” when it comes to funding—anonymously even—political campaigns. I view this decision as treasonous, as the source of such funding could be coming from anywhere in the world.
And finally, until the dominant mythology of our age—neoclassical economics—is replaced by an understanding of the prime true driver of human welfare, namely, living a fully connected life in a just society (one that the empirical results suggests will have considerably less inequality than America currently suffers under)—until the pernicious mythology of Economics is cast aside, we will suffer further at the hands of an oligarchy armed with bogus ideas of entitlement to justify their greed. See Wilkinson talk at ted.org for the effects of inequality on human welfare.
Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas, all.