Updated December 2017
Corruption cannot Survive if the light of day is Shone on it
Swamp Dwellers are truly scared and fighting their last street fight at the CFPB.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is an agency that has pretended to protect consumers in the financial sector. We know that didn’t happen because the bureau was set up to operate without Congressional oversight. Big red flag. Of all the Obama bureaus this one has many ugly secrets. Furthermore it is funded by the Federal Reserve, not Congress. So it has been used to pursue goals not decided by the people in the last election.
Trump is seeking to bring it under congressional scrutiny and provide financial accountability. He appointed Rick Mulvaney as interim director and this appointment was upheld by the courts. Swamp dwellers in Washington are worried because Mulvaney now has access to the internal documents that could indict them.
For almost a century and especially in the new digital age big bad corporations have gamed the system. How do we fix this, we force in transparency and the new Interim Director (Mulvaney) will be doing just that.
This agency was a hot bed of crony capitalism and money laundering funded by the Federal Reserve. This endangers Congress whose job it is to police the finances of such Agencies.
We commend the President for bringing it back under Congressional oversight and in line with the Constitution.
Coercive government, religion or healthcare is WRONG.
Stealing from the working class of America to pay for an unfair corporate, banking, government or global privilege is WRONG
It is only when our laws enable such bully thinking that they, too become wrong.
There is much we do not know about the Deep State (Military Industrial Complex & the Intelligence Community) and we should.
Here are some questions we should be asking:Hard to understand Congress. Is the irrational thinking and irrational voting caused by corrupt donors and lobbyists?
Sometimes the way Congress (or the courts) reacts or votes makes absolutely no sense. Is somebody running a bully control system with threats of family violence, and blackmail?
We the people .will not tolerate corruption WHEN WE KNOW. Now we have a chance to pull aside the curtain. I think we are about to find out much they don’t want us to know.
Two things drive change: the ideas of man and new technological breakthroughs. Make America Great Again may not seem to be a new idea; given what has been politically correct to think and say over the last 25 years has been the New World Order. Whether he lasts or not, Donald Trump will be changing “Business as Usual” and “Banking as Usual”, and shaking up the corruption in America.
In living memory there have been three civilizing waves: the Agricultural, the Industrial and now the Digital-Electronic Wave. The changes we now experience are fast and furious and are akin to a gigantic wave that is descending on us. It is because of this that we need new leaders, men of vision who can help us to see where we are going. It is in times like this that we need a simple formula to sort it all out. There is such a formula and it is this:
EVIL SURVIVES IN SECRECY, CORRUPTION CANNOT THRIVE WHEN THE LIGHT OF DAY IS SHONE ON IT.
It takes men of courage and honesty to stand firm and hold a true course as we let go of the old corrupt order. It is such men of courage that we need to seek out and support in this next election.
Imagine a powerful sea, with large waves breaking. The force of each new wave is met by the force of the prior wave receding. At the place where the two waves meet, their force is broken into a thousand swirling eddies. Is this not what our society is experiencing right now?.
It is not the first time two powerful civilizing waves have met and wreaked havoc on society. It was the force of the Industrial Revolution that undid the old agricultural order of Kings and the Aristocrats. The difference was that in those days it was easy to see unfair advantage and inevitable that justice and fair play would eventually overcome. The world was smaller but even then the changes brought by the new industrial wave fighting an entrenched corrupt agricultural order wreaked havoc on the world. The French Revolution was ugly.
As the Industrial wave now meets the Digital Wave, the Digital Revolution has taken us global.
Now the the conflict is both bigger and more subtle. This is because in the industrial order it is easy for bad men to hide because of the split between the consumer and the producer. Those taking advantage have learned to steal from both producer and consumer and they have perfected the art of hiding in the middle. When men do not act to serve the greatest good, their activities MUST be conducted in SECRECY.
Those who have bad secrets are running scared and we can know them by their efforts to hide their acts and to curb transparency.
As the corrupt industrial and financial model crumbles, it is actually possible to create a better culture, maybe even a golden age. This may be hard to see as the water swirls around us and the banking and corporate and military and political powers fight to maintain an income inequality that will upend our culture.
To come through we are going to have to have a willingness to refresh our lives, to let go of the old and to embrace the new. This is the decision that each voter faces in 2016. First and foremost we MUST get the Internet back under American control, and subject to constitutional protections.
Sadly the Industrial Order could well be replaced by something far worse than what we now have, the signs of decline are already out there. We see the diabolic ideas of Saul Allinsky manifesting in America; having been secretly introduced to usurp our traditions of freedom.
What we are doing is riding the digital wave on the cusp, and it is almost ready to tip over. We can ride and command this new electronic wave, keep it free and use it to create a far better system – or we can let it crash and engulf us.
We can fail to take action, fail to elect the right new leaders and we can let the electronics that drives this new wave be used by the entrenched establishment to undo our working system of government in the USA and replace it with a global governance driven by ugly secrets and dark money.
How do we fight back?
It all begins and ends with a STRONG AND COLLECTIVE demand for TRANSPARENCY.
The truth is that we dare not fail to bring in positive reform in 2016, for if we do how will our world look?
- The elites will continue to enjoy more and more opulence. There will be scarcity by design – all in our best interests, of course.
- In a new super-regulated society we will find a high ratio of cops (AKA Security Officers) to every working man. They are there to protect us, of course.
- We will begin to pay a Local Tax, a City Tax, a State Tax, a National Tax, a Federal Tax and a World Tax. This new tax is going to be introduced gradually but it will grow and grow. There will be no representation, of course.
- The idle rich and the idle poor, both parasitic on society, will continue to collaborate to steal the fruits of the labor of the producers. There will be no fair exchange with producers of course.
- There will be the appearance of democracy but the election process will be manipulated. There will be no freedom of course
- The elites will be there by divine right and it will behoove us to support them, of course.
- The one percent rich will grow richer and the ninety nine percent will grow poorer of course.
- The free internet will become a distant memory of a better age.
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“Truth never damages a cause that is just”
Lynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) has been writing for twenty years. She has published two books, “Politics IOU” and “Magic Money” both on Kindle. You can read more posts at www.grandmathunder.com
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