Wednesday, January 2, 2013

From the Beginning

I find that it is not quite as painful if I understand how and why the 1% do and how they do it to us 99%, such as how do the 1% control the 99% of the wage slaves in a country that is a democracy. The people elect their leaders, which then always supports the wishes of the 1%. This goes back to the founding of this country. Well, the 1% has had control since the beginning of our country. Our Constitution was originally written for the 1%, the rich white men, and little rights were given to the 99%. Rights that included the 99% were written only after the 99% fought back and got the Bill of Rights. Then the 1% started to devise ways to weaken the 99%, which was a two party system and for the GOP money people, and one for the leftovers, the Democrats. But when the leftovers were getting too strong the 1% figured out how to split the leftovers into smaller groups by divisive issues, such as race, gender, religion, abortion, sexual orientation and so on. Always something new like gun control, wars and it has worked even to this day, and even when there are issues where the 99% and even some of the 1% agree on. They are still split for we are all too reluctant to talk to each other in a civil, responsible manner and this is just what the 1% are counting on to control the 99% and it works. Just like the Citizens United, which the majority of the 99% do not understand is that the majority does not rule. The minority rules, for it has written laws upheld by the Supreme Court, which has almost always ruled against the workers. The other tool used against the 99% is American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which has been devastating to workers, especially unions. ALEC writes canned laws for state elected officials, who then sponsor the bills that sail through the legislative process and are then signed by the governor of the state. A process that happens so fast that the 99% can only react to the laws, but it is too late to stop. Again the minority rules against the majority. This is not a democracy. It is a plutocracy. So there is no doubt in my mind that the Founders were students of the Art of War and The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli. So to fight against the 1% we must understand our foe in order to win and also we must understand ourselves.