+- +-

+-User

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
 
 
 
Forgot your password?

+-Stats ezBlock

Members
Total Members: 51
Latest: JUST4TheFACTS
New This Month: 0
New This Week: 0
New Today: 0
Stats
Total Posts: 14881
Total Topics: 258
Most Online Today: 29
Most Online Ever: 201
(December 08, 2019, 11:34:38 pm)
Users Online
Members: 0
Guests: 3
Total: 3

Author Topic: Corruption in Government  (Read 18438 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

AGelbert

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 31757
  • Location: Colchester, Vermont
    • Renwable Revolution
Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #540 on: January 15, 2018, 07:14:04 pm »

Surly, when I was young I read too much science fiction. I think you will be interested to know that an all too common thread in science fiction author future scenarios for humanity was the elimination of nation states by for profit corporations. I thought it was ridiculous baloney at the time. //

I say all this because I really believe the issue here is not Russia; it's MONEY by corporations. This is not just about "Citizens United" empowering corporations to make fascism great again in the USA; it is a worldwide morally depraved profit over people and planet cancer by corporations.

And that is why I really think the word "treason" means exactly nothing to any of the Republicans (and most of the Democrats too!).

The bright line connecting Russian oligarchs, Putin and American politics is money. The Trump criminal conspiracy is aslosh in it, but they are not unique. Oleg Derapaska has far more in common with Charles and David than with any of us.

I used to be big into science fiction, too. What SF writers do well is imagine new future circumstances based on current trends. It would be interesting to analyze how many once improbably future scenarios are now commonplaces, as we've driven past mores and convention.

Yes, it would be interesting.

Unfortunately, it appears to me that instead of moving more towards Utopia, as many Science Fiction writers hoped, we are moving more towards Dystopia (see below).  :P

 


Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

 

+-Recent Topics

🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠 by AGelbert
January 18, 2020, 07:53:36 pm

🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️ by AGelbert
January 18, 2020, 07:42:27 pm

🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon 🐍 Hellspawn Mens Rea Actus Reus modus operandi by AGelbert
January 18, 2020, 07:36:46 pm

Mechanisms of Prejudice: Hidden and Not Hidden by AGelbert
January 18, 2020, 07:28:07 pm

Creeping Police State by AGelbert
January 18, 2020, 05:09:32 pm

You will have to pick a side. There is no longer Room for Procrastination by AGelbert
January 18, 2020, 04:17:54 pm

Earthquakes by AGelbert
January 18, 2020, 01:58:04 pm

Non-routine News by AGelbert
January 18, 2020, 01:23:42 pm

Resisting Brainwashing Propaganda by AGelbert
January 18, 2020, 12:51:28 pm

Doomstead Diner Daily by Surly1
January 18, 2020, 06:15:40 am