Thursday, January 24, 2013

How The Obama Administration Protected Wall Street From Prosecution

Probably a year after Obama’s first inauguration I went to listen to a handful of constitutional scholars speak.  Glenn Greenwald was one of them.   At the time I was dubious of his message.  He was still soft-pedaling to some degree.  I don’t think he was really on the team.  In other words, he seemed to be hedging his bets on the morally-bankrupt monopoly of the two party system and their birthing of fascism. 

There are no doubts any more.  Greenwald has drawn a clear line in the sand.  And, in doing so, he has actually jeopardized his “worth” to the establishment.  That took great courage and I have great admiration and respect for anyone willing to open their eyes and demand peaceful reforms to a system that is massively corrupt.  To a system that doesn’t even utter the words of poverty or unemployment in a society that is literally collapsing because of political-corporate corruption.  It is a courage not shared by the Obama apologists and liberal elites who remain complicit, even if only through silence, in the destruction of our liberties, the rule of law, reason, science, global peace and the Constitution.  Just like they did in Nazi Germany.   

Now, Glenn pens his latest;  an article worth reading as it pertains to the PBS documentary The Untouchables.

The real mystery from all of this is that it has not led to greater social unrest. To some extent, both the early version of the Tea Party and the Occupy movements were spurred by the government's protection of Wall Street at the expense of everyone else. Still, Americans continue to be plagued by massive unemployment, foreclosures, the threat of austerity and economic insecurity while those who caused those problems have more power and profit than ever. And they watch millions of their fellow citizens be put in cages for relatively minor offenses while the most powerful are free to commit far more serious crimes with complete impunity.

posted by TimingLogic at 9:19 AM

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