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"The ultimate problem is the pervasive political ignorance on the part of the American people. And indifference to the threat that is emerging from these concealed institutions. That is where the energy for reform has to come from: the American people. Not from government. Government is very much the problem here. The people have to take the bull by the horns. And that’s a very difficult thing to do, because the ignorance is in many ways rational. There is very little profit to be had in learning about, and being active about, problems that you can’t affect, policies that you can’t change."


  • domestique34

    domestique34 5 years, 11 months ago

    I definitely get what he's saying. And I agree--to an extent. He did not explain how, in 6 years, one president, ONE MAN, has single-handedly brought this nation practically to its knees.
    Would this have happened if we had Ron Paul?


    • Razorback

      Razorback 5 years, 11 months ago

      They don't come right out and say it but I think the gist is that the president is a puppet and being told what to do in most cases. He is also a distraction to prevent the people from seeing what is going on right in front of them. Just imagine how much worse it will become if Hillary wins.

      From the article Ben posted in the comments above:

      "These incidents raise the disturbing question of how much the democratically elected president — or any president — sets the policy of the national security state and how much the policy is set for him by the professional operatives of that state who engineer faits accomplis that force his hand."


  • BrotherHowie

    BrotherHowie 5 years, 11 months ago

    "ONE MAN" has brought this nation to its knees??? Seriously. Did you even read the articles? The whole point is that it's not the president who is making the decisions.

    And considering in the previous administration, there THREE MEN who practically brought this nation to its knees: Dick Chenney, Karl Rove and Paul Wolfowitz. Did anyone really believe that George Bush was calling the shots? Wake up people.