cicerone imposter wrote:
I'm now reading Obama's "Audacity of Hope." It clearly describes the changes in our politics and politicians from 50 years ago. There was a time when both parties compromised, and even made friends across the isle. It's now more political battles than working for the good of this country. Rather discouraging.
I think it is because of global/corporate interests that need to keep government out of their supply chains in order to appease investors. Freedom and democracy are a liability to economics when economics is banking on inelasticity to maximize market stability.
So global trade in drugs, prostitution, political power, etc. are all linked to the maintenance of corporate control. So when the dems are arguing for more open borders, for example, they're not doing it for humanitarian/egalitarian reasons, even if those are the ideological propaganda that are used to motivate the masses to support them. They are doing it because of illegal drug/human trafficking business that is lucrative because there are very wealthy people that pay very high prices for what is being smuggled across borders.
Abortion is the same. If the dems really cared about women's rights, they would acknowledge that there are pro-life women and that women are manipulated into getting abortions in various ways, and that it's not all just women freely choosing to terminate pregnancies and engage in sexual penetration because that's just what they want. Really what they are doing is serving the very lucrative interests that sell prostitution, pornography, and part of selling prostitution is rich/powerful people paying prostitutes to seduce their enemies and potential allies to gain power over them.
In other words, they act like they are trying to legalize all these illicit pleasures because they want people to be free to indulge, but the reality is that they are supporting forms of political/economic power that use pleasure to abuse and manipulate people to various ends, which is profitable. These manipulative power games are the real power-politicking that goes on, and the politicking within the official government is just vying to protect the more sinister manipulative-power games that go on.
The question is what it would take to stop the manipulative, underground power tactics so that we could go back to having free democratic public discourse where politics involves intellectual dialogue between independent-minded, reasonable people and not slave-puppets driven by fear of blackmail.