I've often written about the Economic Royalists, so it was refreshing to see Mr. Flynt lead off his recent article, with a reference to Economic Royalists. Here are a couple of excerpts from his article and a full link at the bottom.
The American government -- which we once called our government -- has been
taken over by Wall Street, the mega-corporations and the super-rich. They are
the ones who decide our fate. It is this group of powerful elites, the people President Franklin D. Roosevelt called "economic royalists," who choose our elected officials -- indeed, our very form of government. Both Democrats and Republicans dance to the tune of their corporate masters. In America, corporations do not control the government. In America, corporations are the government. (emphasis added)
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And Mr. Flynt includes a reference to Goldman Sachs . . .
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Journalist Matt Taibbi, writing in Rolling Stone, notes that esteemed economist John Kenneth Galbraith laid the 1929 crash at the feet of banking giant Goldman Sachs. Taibbi goes on to say that Goldman Sachs has been behind every other economic downturn as well, including the most recent one. As if that wasn't enough, Goldman Sachs even had a hand in pushing gas prices up to $4 a gallon.
Wake Up America! The stock market is at new highs and you are hearing false promises of National Health Care . . . not to mention you've been loaned your own money to buy new cars and houses that most cannot afford . . . you we will be paying for with exorbitant late fees, interest, service fees, etc. Do you really think the $4,500 Clunker Program and $8,000 Buy A House Program are going to pull us out of this? Think again, it is nothing more than another smoke screen to get your mind off the real problem . . . the raping and plundering of America by the American Banksters - led by the Godfather of them all - Hank Paulson and his boys at Goldman Sachs.
National Strike - Do it America! Mr. Flynt sums it up very well . . .
We all know that the first American Revolution officially began in 1776, with the Declaration of Independence. Less well known is that the single strongest motivating factor for revolution was the colonists' attempt to free themselves from the Bank of England. But how many of you know about the second revolution, referred to by historians as Shays' Rebellion? It took place in 1786-87, and once again the banks were the cause. This time they were putting the screws to America's farmers.
Daniel Shays was a farmer in western Massachusetts. Like many other farmers of the day, he was being driven into bankruptcy by the banks' predatory lending practices. (Sound familiar?) Rallying other farmers to his side, Shays led his rebels in an attack on the courts and the local armory. The rebellion itself failed, but a message had been sent: The bankers (and the politicians who supported them) ultimately backed off. As Thomas Jefferson famously quipped in regard to the insurrection: "A little rebellion now and then is a good thing. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
Perhaps it's time to consider that option once again.
I'm calling for a national strike, one designed to close the country down for a day. The intent? Real campaign-finance reform and strong restrictions on lobbying. Because nothing will change until we take corporate money out of politics. Nothing will improve until our politicians are once again answerable to their constituents, not the rich and powerful.
Let's set a date. No one goes to work. No one buys anything. And if that isn't effective -- if the politicians ignore us -- we do it again. And again. And again.
The real war is not between the left and the right. It is between the average American and the ruling class. If we come together on this single issue, everything else will resolve itself. It's time we took back our government from those who would make us their slaves.
Read the full Article in The Huffington Post - Click Here