Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ask yourself--"Who benefits?"

Jim Hightower, writing for AlterNet, describes a piece of legislation that should serve to "learn ya" not to take anything at face value. Read his article, U.S.Government's Plan to Protect You From Terrorist Livestock.

This is a prime example of how our government will almost always promote business interests instead of your interests. Money is power, and it means power over you.

Find out who really benefits, and why.You must learn to look carefully at new bills being introduced in Congress, and look carefully at which interest groups are backing them, which oppose them, and where the funding for these various groups is coming from. Read the bills, find the loopholes. Who's exempt? Who stands to profit?

Having done that, you will learn some basic truths. Legislation that will benefit big corporate interests will always be sold to you with a false rationale. The average citizen will always pay a high price, but they certainly don't want you to realize it, so they'll lie about it.

Legislation that will not benefit corporate interests, but will benefit the average citizen, will always be opposed by well-funded disinformation campaigns, because they'll lie about it to protect their profits.

The legislators who promote bills inimical to the common good are those in whom you should place no trust, ever. If they do it once, they'll do it again and again. These people should not be permitted to stay in office because they are either on the take, or too stupid to understand how badly they are serving their constituents. So, wise up already, before you vote.

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