GarryB wrote:The problem is that politicians and MIC companies and the Pentagon all cooperate in it so anyone trying to expose it all will get attacked by everyone for trying to destroy america... despite this corruption being what is destroying america.
There is an ecosystem now that rules America where the government, judiciary and corporate interests act as a single corrupt whole. The taxpayer voter is left with the
placebo of voting and thinking their vote counts. But as we saw in 2020 even this placebo is stolen from them.
I think that idea of periodic elections would be to have a turn-over of people in government that would naturally purge corruption. But it did not work out this way because
there are way too many deciders who survive one administration to another. There is a stagnant "deep state" pool (swamp) that is not drained periodically. This allows
corporate interests to buy off and install over time people into these positions who will deliver for decades. But the legislative process is also a joke. Biden has been around
for how long now? I think it is over 50 years. This is nonsense. There should be term limits on Congress critters. There should also be term limits on judges and other
elements of power.
This will not guarantee absence of corruption and abuse, but it will at least make long-term corruption planning by the rotten elites harder. However, this may not be enough
to frustrate absolute control of the system by the oligarchy. It is also a reform that is not accessible while the oligarchy rules. The US is going to have to rebel against the
oligarchy and suppress it. Then the it needs a new system and a new philosophy. Worship of tycoons is moronic.
I may sound like a hypocrite about Putin and Russia. But the difference is that Putin's persistence in office allowed him to crush the nascent oligarchy that emerged during
the 1990s. The US simply does not have a situation where the oligarchy can be put in its place without a revolution. It has a weak government in this regard. So the
government becomes the iron fist of the oligarchy. All of its mighty power is aimed at suppressing individual proles. Of course, if Putin was a form of Yeltsin, Russia would
have been terminally f*cked by now. It would make sense for a faster turnover of Russian leaders in the future. But this must be associated with no persistent power such as
the US oligarchy. This will turn Russia into another America with stooge leaders fronting for non-elected power holders.