If you want to know what’s wrong with Haiti, or for the people of the world, including the American people then look no further than the Milton Friedman economic ideology that has been in place for the past 50 years. Thanks in great part to the efforts of Bill Clinton in the 1990’s it now thoroughly infects the world. Haiti is a picture of the future of the USA if people don’t start standing up.
This ideology has been at the heart of ALL US wars for the past 50 years. It’s the rich investors who profit from war–not the people. No one is “keeping us safe with war” that’s a damn lie. They wage war because they profit from war. By “they” I also refer to the US congress 44% of the US congress are multimillionaires and over 1/3 of them are heavily invested in war contractors like lockheed Martin and GE . You can look their stock ownership and in what stocks on open secrets. GE is the largest war contractor in the world. They also own and control one of the major news media outlets in the USA –NBC and all its affiliates such as MSNBC. etc.
GE/MSNBC’s political director, Chuck Todd told Mike Gravel in November of 2007 that he could not participate in a presidential debatebecause he had not raised a million dollars. Did any one of the other Democratic candidates for president say a peep? H no. Not even Obama. Not even Mr. Liberal himself Dennis Kucinich. They went right on ahead and participated in the debate like butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths they were so cool to throwing Gravel under the bus. Shame on them all. It’s not that I supported Gravel, but that’s not the point. Gravel was a legitimate candidate for President. He had already met all the legal requirements. He had already participated in the first Democratic Presidential debate of the season. He had every right to participate in that debate. GE just didn’t like what Gravel had to say about war and Americans dying in vain for the rich. The point is: the day that an American corporation dictates who can and cannot participate in a US Presidential debate is the day that Democracy has died and been replaced by an oligarchy.
We in the USA don’t have a democracy. We have an oligarchy where our elected officials job is to create and fan the myth of a democratic nation with their rhetoric, while passing legislation out of the other side of their mouths that supports the oligarchs and upper 20% and damns the rest of us.
Don’t talk to me of Republicans or Democrats–not even Dennis Kucinich. He didn’t have the guts to take a stand for one of his own colleagues against a corporate bully like GE. THEY ARE ALL IN IT FOR THEMSELVES.
At the heart of this ideology is greed for a few. Milton Friedman’s economic ideology. AND no one loves it better than Democrat centrists and Republicans.