dimanche 21 septembre 2008

American democracy

From the bail out bill to be passed by Congress next week -"Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency."

So the poor gulled American proletariat not only gets the pleasure of picking up the rich man's tab, but is prevented from asking any questions about it too. A nice democratic touch. In other words, they can do what they like without anyone anyone getting to even see what the emergency powers are actually doing. Isn't anyone ever going to react to all of this? Is it because of the way it's presented in the media, as some minor entertaining anecdote and without any serious analysis, the way that after Friday's "climax" when the stock market bounced, the news programs effectively downgraded the story? Because it's not as if people everywhere aren't outraged and appalled by all of this. Just watch how the media desperately tries to manage this.

Gordon Brown yesterday said he's do "Whatever it takes." to solve Britain's economic crisis, perhaps he's thinking the same thing. If the American oligarchs can pull this enormous scam off, could he? What America does Friday, Britain follows on Monday.

Forget writing to your MP, if you ever considered it as a useful political methodology. Take to the streets at the first opportunity.