"Scientists have proven that our government is far from what we believe.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy. In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
In either case, the result is the same: Big corporations, the ultra-wealthy and special interests with a lot of money and power essentially make all of the decisions. Citizens wield little to no political power. America, the findings indicate, tends towards either of these much more than anything close to what we call “democracy” — systems such as majoritarian electoral democracy or majoritarian pluralism, under which the policy choices pursued by the government would reflect the opinions of the governed.”
“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me. Always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - for ever. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, - no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull. You believe that reality is something objective, external, existing in its own right. You also believe that the nature of reality is self-evident. When you delude yourself into thinking that you see something, you assume that everyone else sees the same thing as you. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Paty, which is collective and immortal. If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable - what then? Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
― George Orwell, 1984
"But if all these laws and government programs are as bad as you libertarians say, why isn’t it all over the news?!"
Well, this is why.
This is the same William Colby who supposedly got up one night, leaving his food on the table and his tv on, to go out for a canoe and drowned out in the middle of nowhere and wasn’t found for days, not too long after his getting involved in the investigation of the Franklin Child Prostitution Ring Allegations.
Figuratively operation Jabberjay. “Jabberjays are a type mutation that consist of all birds that were created in the Capitol labs to spy on enemies and rebels of the Capitol.”
Obama vows to act without Congress in State of the Union speech
“President Obama warned Congress he won’t wait to take action on his agenda, vowing in Tuesday’s State of the Union address to use executive powers to sidestep Republican roadblocks on Capitol Hill. ” - NBC
Associated Press: In his State of the Union address, President Obama vowed to take steps without Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary to narrow economic disparities between the wealthy and poor.
He unveiled an array of executive actions that included increasing the minimum wage for some federal contract workers and making it easier for millions of low-income Americans to save for retirement.
"America does not stand still and neither do I," Obama declared in his annual prime-time address before a joint session of Congress and millions of Americans watching on television.
“Fun Fact: Obama’s Executive Order mandating Federal Contractors pay a wage of at least $10.10, stands unnecessarily in contrast to the Davis-Bacon act, which “establishes the requirement for paying the local prevailing wages on public works projects for laborers and mechanics.”
Additionally, in 2013, state and local government workers earned an average of $42.09 an hour, while Federal workers earned on average $83,769 per year, or about $40 per hour, similar to most state and local workers.
TSA Officers, some of the lowest payed Federal employees, still make upwards of $12 on average, or about $25,000 a year.
Keeping in mind that Federal employees on average already make much more than $10.10 an hour, my question then, Mr. President, is how is your “bypass of congress” not a completely pointless and redundant political ploy to shift attention away from drone strikes, warrantless spying, the blunder that is Obamacare, and your egregious expansion of Executive Power?” - Source
"If anything happens to me the government may be involved.” You say that kind of paranoia could be a clue to whats been motivating him? After being fired from his job as a scientist at the University of Michigan, Casteel says he believed his phone calls were being monitored and that government helicopters were watching him.” - ABC ”The government is to blame. He has been experiencing a break with reality (dissociation)” ”To my way of thinking at the time, [the shooting] was to get rid of the demons so to speak. It was those thoughts – the fear, the anxiety,” the confessed shooter said Monday. Casteel, 44, is charged with terrorism, assault with intent to murder and firearms charges for the October 2012 shootings..Miraculously, in the 23 shootings, only one person was hurt.