It's amazing how many posters--regardless of the evidence of just how much power has coalesced into so few hands--still make the argument that "if only more citizens knew."
This is ridiculous.
And as can be expected, Mr. Buchheit's unique approach to the problem of fiscal consolidation (through a sophisticated heist that was generated--by design--from the evisceration of The Glass Steagall Act) in the form of representing the specific groups affected essentially leaves out "the usual suspects," as in those doing well: wealthy white males.
On a different thread, a poster waxed lyrical about all the strides women had made in recent times. Left out of his analysis are:
- The fact that the Equal Rights Amendment has never passed in this "land of the free"
- The fact that women make 20% less than men for doing the same jobs
- The fact that 1 in 5 women will be sexually molested or raped on a U.S. college campus
- The fact that the Christian Right is waging a war on women's access to birth control as well as abortion
- The fact that Feminists make a compelling argument for the USA morphing into a rape culture
- The fact that within every empowered body (from corporations to the Vatican), women lack equal representation. And the gap is startling. (Nor is it better for Latinos, Blacks, or Muslims.)
It seems to me that the CONSTANT arguments that either lump all Americans into one group (defined as uncaring, ignorant, sheep), of make today's problems about this idea of alerting more citizens are just diversions.
Until power is shared (and part of that power comes from financial resources, but not all), society CANNOT change.
The 68 billionaires who own more than half of the world's citizens can purchase armies. That's right. There ARE armies for hire. And after Blackwater's precedent in Iraq, these armies are not answerable to any nation's laws. In this way, they slide away from accountability.
Already those on the front lines of truth telling (lots of journalists being targeted either by actual weapons or legal entanglements) and those on the front lines of protecting the environment throughout South America are being "disappeared."
Knowledge can mean power if a society is operating according to the rule of law. Ours is not.