I do not know of a time in written (or for that matter, unwritten) history that there have not been a power elite ruling the rest. Perhaps in prehistoric small nomadic tribes there was less so of one, but I am almost certain that when you get a group of a little more than 20 together alliances will be made and some will be low on the pole, and some high. My logical mind sees no way out of this. I don't particularly like it. In fact, for the present day, I despise the way the world is run and hate that I can not break away or impact things in a larger way. I feel so futile. A lot of times, caring in general seems futile. But I take heart in knowing that making me feel futile is helpful to the power elite. So I try to not despair and try instead to make my tiny, itty place better.
Constantly pointing out the "rulers" to me doesn't seem to help anything at all. I guess, I am more educated in such areas than the random person, and so maybe that's where my lethargy concerning these things comes from. Perhaps some are educated by having this stuff pointed out to them. To me a lot of this amounts to no more than just plain complaining. Not that I don't get mad and complain myself, because I certainly do. But I know that's probably when I am the least effective of all. So what if him or her is in control of everything. How on earth are you, or me, on any of us peons going to do a damn thing about it? I don't even know that our uniting does much good, not that I can see that actually happen among our peers. Our peers are good, I do believe that on the whole, but we care about so many things its nearly impossible to get a group together that has one, solid common goal. So what do we do? We can't leave. Where do we go? Even in tiny "third world" countries there are larger powers at work. And maybe they are not yet under the yolk of the power elite, but they have their own micro-leaders. Their own micro-agendas that will, more likely than not, sooner or later be merged with the larger agenda which is just plain ole control. There is always going to be the "bad" trying to harness and control the "good". But as soon as the shoe changes, the good changes and the bad changes and rolls are just reversed. We hated the republicans and their goals, so no longer do they hold the power. So now we hate the democrats and their goals. Do you not see the silliness of it all? The cycle is unending. At least it is so in my mind.
I don't want torture anywhere. I don't want nuclear weapons. I don't want killings. Where is my power? How can I change these things? Show me.
The bold lines are probably why I interpreted things the way I did. Plus the name....lefty. And some of your history.
But overall, you are probably right. Since I have come to the conclusion that Obama will likely be worse, rather than better, I probably shouldn't rain on lefty's parade.
There aren't as many people in that parade anymore. In fact, the numbers are dropping precipitously. A rather short honeymoon in my estimation.
BTW...I don't just "complain" on the net. Within the past month I lost $60 sponsoring the debut of Core of Corruption in Denver. A couple hundred people in Denver cared enough to show up. But then you figure that roughly 1 in 5 are The Thought Police.
I let my Senator know I was willing to go door to door to gather signatures to audit the Fed.
I'll tell you this, few of our Congress members have a damned clue about economics. Certainly our President is also guilty of that. Could that be part of the problem?
Obama had the perfect opportunity to re-instate the Glass-Steagal Act that would have prevented the meltdown. Not a word was mentioned by his group.
Sorry about complaining about torture, illegal citizen wire-taps, unlawful search & seizures, false flag operations, FISA, lies upon lies to justify invasions and unending occupations, squandered trillions, gutted economies, Ethnic cleansing of native Palestinians, the rise of the police state, alienating the world, and stuff like that.
Guess I should focus on those several days of hope that Obama instilled in....2008.
But no....if a studied person analyses the weather and has strong reason to believe that a very bad storm is headed their way, that person should warn others until appropriate measures are taken.
I apologize for being relatively uneffective however. The fact that I am still able to sit here and communicate is possible testimony to that.