Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2012 11:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems No matter where you look these days, there's a profound sense here in the west that the people no longer having any tangible control over what our governments do. Sure, we are allowed to vote every once in a while, but effectively, most of our countries are governed by backroom deals and corporate interests. If matters really do get out of hand, how do we fight this? Well, with technology of course!
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I am glad
by utumno on Mon 20th Feb 2012 17:33 UTC
utumno
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2008-02-10

to see some people have not been completely brainwashed by the Mass Media propaganda just yet.

People have no real choice in the US. Romney, Ginrich, and, sadly, as it turns out Obama - are all members of the same gang, the same oligarchy. No votes on important, systemic issues are ever allowed there. No discussion on anything important (like: should we go to War, who should hold the power to control money in the country and why some private bank called 'the Fed' stuffed with unelected crooks who do not have to answer to anyone, including the President) ever takes place there.

Likewise in Europe, if there were some popular votes on important issues - their outcomes were simply ignored by the oligarchy ( case in point: the French & the Dutch rejected European Constitution which was pushed down their throats anyway, the Irish were told to vote until they get the right result, mere mention of Greek referendum and the democratically elected Greek government has been replaced by an unelected 'technocrat' sent from Brussels, same in Italy, etc etc etc - I can go on much longer )

How can one blame the voter? The voter has no say so. All he can do is vote for Oligarchy member X or Oligarchy member Y. And when some really new party ever makes it to the Parliament, existing oligarchy makes sure it is never allowed to enter the government ( case in point: True Finns )

The West has been consumed with corruption. USA is increasingly behaving like the good old Soviet Union. Europe is run by impotent oligarchy like that Gollum-like character van Rompuoy. God help us!

Edited 2012-02-20 17:46 UTC

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