“Banana Republic”, that answers all of our questions. Originally it related to bananas, but this diary has absolutely nothing to do with “bananas”; only in the resulting republic that term is used to symbolize.
We have stratified social classes, including a large impoverished working class that resulted partly from manipulated prices of food and gasoline, two commodities no one can live without. Those mind boggling profits as illustrated here http://wp.me/p2vRlu-4 enabled the oligarchs to buy politicians wholesale. Now we have a ruling plutocracy that comprises the elites of business, politics, and the military.
Government officials exploit their offices for personal gain. Wars are used to enrich the military industrial complex, and the resulting government deficit is repaid by the countries working people through their wages; they make no profits, nor are their wages a percentage of those profits as in the day when the unions were strong.
While the blueprint for a “Banana Republic” is well known, from the time this country exploited other countries, no one ever thought the rich and powerful USA could become one, now it’s almost a “fait accompli”. What began in the Bush Administration has gone on nonstop during the Obama Administration, and no one knows how to slow it down. Now we know why president “Never look back”, has never looked back; he would only be looking back at the people he’s presently working for.
Although by now, many Democratic Senators, Congressmen, and Congresswomen, are aware of this, they’re all running around like the critters in “Alice in Wonderland’s” caucus race. Dodo decided a caucus race would solve the problem. First he marked the course in a sort of a circle (the exact shape doesn’t really matter) There was no “One, two, three, and away they go,” but they all began running whenever they liked, and left off whenever they liked, so it was not easy to know when the race was over. After they had been running for an indeterminate length of time, the Dodo suddenly called “The race is over”!
“But who has won”? they asked. After a great deal of deep thought, Dodo exclaimed “Everybody has won, and all must have prizes”! All of our Democratic Senators and Congress people are having a never ending “Caucus race”, and they all get paid; while President Obama, the oligarchs, and the Republicans turn the United States of America into a “Banana Republic”.