Tuesday, August 02, 2005

17. So the current state of legal corruption, is really supported by both political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans together?

Yes, sadly this is true. Though it may take a while for you to accept and digest this, especially if you have lived a lot of your previous life imagining that one of these two parties really "represented" you, or represented your views.

To real understand why American legal corruption is so entrenched, it's also necessary to understand the political fakery and illusions that are helping to hold it up.

As you look for help for your situation in being a victim of America's crooked legal system, you have run smack into another ugly truth about American life. Not only does America have a basically fake legal system, pretending to be fair while really working for the big corporations. America also has a basically fake political system - two big "political parties" that pretend to be different, but they are really "two wings on the same airplane".

This is already known, subconsciously, by a large segment of the American people. It's why so few people vote in America, why sometimes even the majority of people don't vote. Many people feel, down deep, that the two big parties are really the same; there's no other parties to pick from that have any realistic chance or hope; so people feel better not voting at all. People feel better not voting, so as to not give any legitimacy to politicians, whom they know don't care about the common people.

If you vote for a smaller, third-party, or independent candidate, the media often won't even report such votes, so as to help discourage the independent voters. And the media tries to do very little news reporting about independent candidates - otherwise people might vote for them.

Of course many millions of Americans still have the impression that "their party", that of the Democrats or Republicans, is really "different" in some way. But this is largely smoke and illusion. The fact is that both parties really agree on most all issues that are important to the rich people and big corporations. That's why you often see legislation get passed on near-unanimous votes, if it affects big corporations and wealthy investors.

On the other hand, there is a certain game being played, a game of illusion about certain issues which excite a lot of emotion with some voters, but where the big corporations either don't really care, or in which the results are pre-managed despite the heated debate. These are issues like abortion, prayer in the schools, ownership of assault weapons, gay rights, flag burning and so on.

Such issues inflame the passions of millions of people, and make them vote passionately for either Republicans or Democrats. Such issues help people to imagine that one of the two big parties "represents" them. But such issues are smoke and mirrors, designed to deflect and detour the average person's mind, from the bread-and-butter issues, that are important to the profits of the big corporations.

You will notice, too, that with regard to such "hot button" issues, very little changes regardless of who is elected. America has elected a number of "anti-abortion" Presidents and congresses since 1980, and yet the abortion laws don't really change, despite all the promises and all the millions of people who gave money and voted, voted in the hope there would be a new Constitutional amendment about abortion. Every four years, the same story works all over again, even though nothing has changed.

The same goes for gay rights, or gun laws or many other issues - the only changes made are minor, despite all the promises. And in many cases the politicians throw up their hands and say, "Well, the courts decided, and we can't do anything about it just yet . . ." The politicians claim they are helpless before the courts, so of course the average person feels even more helpless. Every election, the same issues get paraded around to inflame people's passions, and meanwhile the same powers keep running America: The big corporations, and the judges and lawyers, who get what they want. And not much is ever said by any politician about the dominance of big companies, and the crimes of judges and lawyers, most especially the latter.

The two parties also cultivate images that are different, even though their basic policies are quite similar. The Republicans appeal more to people who identify with evangelical religion, "traditional" values, or who think of themselves as "conservative", while the Democrats appeal more to people who lean toward leftist or social-democracy government programs. (Americans use the word "liberal" to describe leftist views, though in other countries "liberal" often means pro-capitalist. Americans often call Democrats the "more liberal" party, but this label can be confusing overseas.)

Both parties try to be like blank computer screens for their voters, so that people can imagine whatever they like on the screen. Perhaps about half of Americans are fooled by this game; the other half realize, on some level, that the two parties "are both playing the same crooked game", but don't know what to do about it.

So it should not be a mystery that the Republican President Bush family, are friends with former Democratic President Clinton. The friendship there, is a symbol of how the two American "political parties" are really partners in running America.

The two big parties in America make sure now that little third parties, that might make a difference, never get off the ground. Such parties don't get money from the big corporations, they don't get media coverage, and they get attacked by the big parties with all sorts of legal challenges, so they have to spend whatever little money they have in the courts, fighting lawsuits just so they can get on the ballot. And the voters are regularly reminded that voting for anyone except the two big parties is a "wasted" vote. So real voters are made to feel helpless and hopeless, unless they imagine that one of the two big political parties "represents" them.

It is very different in Europe for example, where there are often many distinctive political parties, and because of proportional voting, even a small political party can get seats in a parliament, and become a part of government or at least parliamentary debates. But that's not allowed in America, where the two big parties control everything, and third parties will not get represented even if they get huge percentages of the vote.

For millions of Americans who try to get involved in politics, they may spend their entire lives trying to make either the Republicans or the Democrats a little different, trying to influence the policies of the big party a little bit on some issue. But much of this energy is wasted. In the end, most legislators of the two big parties vote in the way that the lobbyists for the big corporations tell them to vote.

People in America cling desperately to one of the two big parties, despite the evidence, because otherwise they may feel really hopeless and depressed. It is a comfort to imagine that one of the political parties really does care about you. But when you become a victim of judicial or legal corruption, you will find out how much the big parties really don't care, about corruption, about injustice, or about you.

It may indeed be a mistake to think that America is a "democracy with two big political parties", as it is no longer fully a democracy at all. It's really a country with only one political party, but a party that has two factions or branches, the Democrats and Republicans. The big corporations pay for both political parties, to keep the show and the illusion going. But the two parties represent the same big corporations and the same policies.

Somewhat hilariously, there are opinion polls in America showing that people are 50 per cent or even 80 per cent in favor of something, but yet such policy has "no support" in either the Democratic or Republic party in Congress. It is getting very obvious that the two parties are at odds with the American people.

And the subject of judicial and legal corruption, with millions of victims, is one of those issues where the two big parties basically won't do anything.

That's why you hit the brick wall when you go to your politicians with clear-cut evidence and total proof of felony crimes that have been committed, by some lawyer or judge. The politicians won't touch it, they won't help you. They just refer you right back to lawyers and judges.

But, you tell the politicians, you already went to the lawyers and judges, and the judges are ignoring you and no lawyer will help you.

Too bad, say the politicians, they never "interfere with the courts". The politicians just won't help you either. You are alone and abandoned, and the politicians will ignore you just like they ignored the many other victims who approached them before.

There's no effective opposition to the judges in America, because there's no effective political opposition, period. The two supposed "political parties" are really factions of one party, a party that belongs to the big corporations and the wealthiest investors, who are backing the judges and lawyers.

In any country with only one political party, the judges end up being a tool for servicing that one party, and maintaining its power over the people. And that's what has gone wrong in America. America needs more than reform of its judges and legal system. America needs more democracy, so that there is real political opposition, not just the fake "battle" between two parties that get their money in the same place, and which basically have the same policies.

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