We have arrived! The conservatives have won their de-regulation battle. We now have at the top levels, a completed De-Regulated government and a De-Regulated Banking System.
There are no longer any rules, or laws, to limit what they do.
They are free to pursue capitalism in any manner they choose. No action is out of bounds in the pursuit of profits.
So we have devolved to outright theft. Stealing, without fear of justice or recrimination, can return a 100% profit. And the De-Regulated Banks are doing just that. They are now stealing our money.
And no one can stop them. Our government is aiding and abetting these crimes. They are helping the banks steal trillions of dollars from us. And no one can stop them.
The White House and Congress no longer have laws or constitutional restrictions constraining their actions. They are De-Regulated. After all, who's gonna tell them what they can and can't do? The top law enforcement officials are standing idly by, napping on the porch of the sheriff's office, as the bankers go on a looting spree.
Our Justice Department doesn't legislate from the bench thank goodness, nor do they bother to uphold and defend the US Constitution. They don't like it, they don't care for it. They collect checks and laugh at us, for demanding justice. Justice isn't just blind, it's in a coma.
This is what De-Regulation looks like. Make no mistake. With no rules, the bankers just loot what they want. They smash and grab.
With no rules, no laws, no Constitution guiding their behavior, the White House Gang are also just smashing and grabbing what they want. Now the White House Gang are in control and defacto owners of the automakers. What will they do with their new toys? Obama says that the government model of spending more money than you can steal or borrow, printing what you can't get from others, is the best example of how to run a business. That's what the banks are doing. But when GM tries it, Obama steals the whole corporation for himself and his buddies.
This is another great example of De-Regulated Capitalism. If you don't like what someone is doing with their business. Just steal it, and do with it as you please.
The final outcome of De-Regulated Capitalism is that a handful of corporations will hold a complete monopoly on all business in the US. They will destroy all smaller competitors (by theft and murder), and they will rule the government.
Over on the Market Ticker, I got into a heated discussion on this topic. I pointed out that Al Capone ran a De-Regulated Business. Folks pointed out that the tax man got him, or laughed at the idea that he was De-Regulated, or that stealing can be considered a business model. I was a bit surprised that so many folks didn't understand that organized crime is a business and uses business models. they buy and sell, extort, eliminate competition, engage in marketing wars, provide services, or withhold service, etc... all to chase profits.
Al Capone's business was Un-Regulated in the sense that he ran his business as he chose. Elliot Ness never dictated to Al Capone, what he should or should not do. Al Capone committed crimes daily as a part of his regular business operations. To argue that this is false, because Al Capone was removed from power by the tax man, is akin to arguing that Automakers don't run a business because Wagoner was removed from power by the US President. Wagoner and Al Capone both, did run businesses.
Now that the US Banking model is free from all regulations, they are free to conduct business in any manner they choose. In Argentina, politicians, community organizers, etc... that tried to stop them, had horrible crimes committed against them or their families. They will be forced to do the same thing in the USA, in order to keep their power. And power is all you need in a De-Regulated Economy. Whomever can wield this power most brutally and successfully, will get all of the money.
Congratulations you dyed in the wool conservatives. You got your dream. Complete De-Regulation. No Laws, No Rules, no US Constitution. It's simply survival of the fittest predator.
I hope we can survive this.
And let me reiterate, I do not believe in political parties. I recognize that they exist, but I do not have a religious faith in them. They exist solely to divide us as a people. So long as we're divided by parties, and fighting each other, they'll keep stealing from us. Republicans call me a liberal and Democrats call me a conservative. I truly am a man with no party. All I care about at this time is restoring the Rule of Law, based on Constitutional Principles, to the US Government. But I realize that this may not happen in my lifetime. I am after all 46 years old. I won't live forever. If we never do this one thing, then nothing else matters. So long as there are no laws constraining the actions of those who rule, then our interests can never be served. No other victory can be gained in our favor.
Far right Republicans, worked hard to make the US Government immune to the constraints of the US Constitution. They fought long and hard to insure that the President, could break any law, commit any crime with impunity. Because an all powerful president, would make them feel safer. And Obama is clearly not giving up the power that the Republicans granted to the office he now holds. Nor will the next President. True Red Republicans worked to make sure that Obama will have the power to ignore the law and the Constitution. I hope they are pleased with themselves.
We have become a nation, completely in service to Mammon. And in the purest sense of the word, it's not only the worship of money, but the worship of power. Our top banks and our top levels of government, now have complete power. They can do anything they want, commit any crime, openly, with no fear of repercussions. Under eight years of Bush II, the Rule of Law was finally, utterly, dismantled. And here we are today, living with that legacy.
Good luck folks. Keep your heads down. Protect your families. As I've said before, the system will need scapegoats. Try not to be one. People love you, they don't need you to be disappeared.