Mirror mirror on the wall

Burningbird pointed to an Open Letter to America from a Canadian published in the Baltimore Chronicle that holds the mirror of truth up to the face of America. I don’t disagree with anything he says. No wonder I’m depressed. This is only some of what he sees reflected out to the world by this sad excuse for a free democratic nation:
With your government’s support, crooked multinationals like Monsanto buy up the world’s water supplies, and take possession of the world’s vegetation through Frankenstein technology already known to cause illness.
Does the FDA care about any of this? It does not. It has long been on the bandwagon to foist genetically altered food on the Guinea Pigs of the country–including every man, woman and child on America’s increasingly toxic soil.
You are a nation of suckers, America, to be bled dry of your hard-earned pay through outrageous bank schemes, Wall Street rip-offs and fake government budget grabs. Your Pentagon cannot account for trillions in lost dollars.
Does this bother you? Not in the least.
Your whole economy is controlled by what is for the most part ravenous, international private banking interests in the form of The Federal Reserve, which with your government’s consent leads you down the garden path to certain financial ruin thanks to a national debt you will never be able to repay.
How is it that private banks are responsible for issuing your currency? How is it that they are allowed to charge ridiculous interest rates on what they issue? By decree, this was supposed to be the responsibility of your government, which could create its own currency without charging interest.
Do you realize your congress could dismiss these banks in an instant if it so wished? But don’t ever count on it. More important matters are pressing. The upcoming election needs investment.
These very same money men are the ones who, through unmonitored and unrepresentative world committees, are driving countries like Argentina into hopeless debt and social upheaval. These greedy overlords are creating strife and suffering on a scale too tragic for words in nation after nation. Just look at Africa.

Read the rest here. It’s the end of the world as we know it. And I don’t feel fine.

4 thoughts on “Mirror mirror on the wall

  1. I don’t know, I really don’t know. I look back one hundred years and look deeply into the history of the megacorporations of that time and they were just as bad, maybe worse with no regulations at all. We had no guarantees whatsoever for banks or interest or usery (is that how you spell it?) With no unions there was no protection at all for workers, no health benefits, no insurance. Granted all of these things are corrupt and corruptable, but they exist.
    I just don’t think that we are as horrible as the Canadian makes us out to be. Human beings are creatures of survival and choice. We make many, many decisions based on self interest. Most decisions, really. We live with the consequenses of those decisions and a lot of those consequenses are horrible. But a lot of those consequenses are good, too.
    Look at the blogroll list over there on the right side of the page. We see, we hear, we share. We make a bloody difference. We are not all blood sucking leaches. I don’t pretend to understand the mind set of people who are so obsessed with power and megamoney, but it isn’t all of us. It’s simply who we have to work for to earn enough of a living to provide for our families.
    I don’t like what I see happening here, the Shrubbery and his bunch. I don’t like the class warefare. I don’t like that I make ten times as much as I did 20 years ago, but that things cost 12 times as much to buy. But I do like that we are still out there making an effort to make a difference. It may not be within our grasp to change the whole world, but is in our hands to do our best for each other.

  2. Hi Elaine
    Since I discussed the ‘letter’ on my blog I’ve been inundated with emails and rabid comments..
    Not one of them understood or felt the underlying frustration that gave birth to that missal. It was a tiny voice protesting against the global bully — not individual Americans.

  3. Yes, Allan. I assume you read what I Commented on Shelley’s blog, but for anyone reading this who didn’t, here’s what I said:
    I always assume that when someone criticizes “America” for its national and international policies (and the effects of those), he/she is writing about the problems that are becoming entrenched in the system because of the destructive decisions of the dumb decision-makers. I assume that, since most people around the world know that almost all of us Americans are not empowered to make those decisions, he/she is not writing about us. So, I am in agreement with what McDougall had to say. I’m also in agreement with Andrea. I have no say in or control over the current American system of mis-government. This is my country, but this is not my choice of leadership or policy. Right now, the decision-makers who run my country suck.

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