“The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they’re an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They’ve got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They’ve got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else.” - George Carlin
As one lady put it on an episode of Bill Mahr “You cannot separate class from race in America. The preponderance of black people in this country are disproportionately poor.” Not only that those in power – those with the money – do not care about those who are poor. And in fact they hate the very idea of those much less well of than them getting anything from the government IE taxes that they pay. Especially those who are minorities. And it really does not matter one bit what they call themselves politically either.
But it’s not just those who we refer to as the 1% who are responsible. They have lap dogs to do their bidding as well. The so called professionals. The doctors and lawyers and executives and college professors and engineers and software house computer programmers etc. All very OK with the systems the way it is. All perfectly willing to support and kiss the rear ends of these 1%.
How many of them do we see at OWS ? What Ward Churchill called “Little Eichmanns” . These people are just as responsible as their masters for the injustice and inequality since they are willing to support it for their own personal agendas. To many call themselves liberal but are in name only. All too willing to through those who they feel are beneath them under the bus so long as their 401Ks do not take a hit and their corporate masters keep them on until retirement. People are calling what we have an Oligarchy. I prefer to call it tyranny of the rich.
When I see these people out there with the unemployed and homeless and poor, then I will see something really positive. Until such time, these corporate lap dogs are as much the enemy as their CEO bosses.