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POLICIES, PROTECTION AND PUNISHMENT
on August 10, 2011
As a former Chicagoan I will admit that Chicago politics have always been considered "gangster" and the result of most elections in that city are usually in question. It's sort of like the joke, "Is Osama Bin Laden really dead"? He must be, he's registered to vote in Chicago".
Jokes aside, GANGSTER GOVERNMENT by David Freddoso is a fascinating, well documented look at the inner workings and tactics employed not only by the current administration but by both Republicans and Democrats over the last 20 years or so. Both parties, it appears, attacks its' "enemies" and rewards its "friends"......both of these actions at the expense of the American people.
This book zeros in on our current political and social environment and the picture it paints is not a pretty one. It would seem that we are turning into a country where strong-arm methods and circumventing the Constitution are looked upon as smart political maneuvering, disparaging the opposition with pejorative comparisons is standard operating procedure and the desires of the masses are ignored by the very individuals sent to Washington to represent "we the people".
Based upon the facts set forth in Freddoso's narrative, it would appear that the philosophy and course of action being pursued by the current resident of the White House is more in keeping with the ideology of Malcom X than the dreams of Martin Luther King.
The question at hand is are we, the American public, willingly and willfully looking away, swallowing lies and resigning ourselves to a seemingly hopeless situation or can something be done to diminish the effects of the wheels that have been set in motion before they reach runaway speed? The answer could be summed up in the words of President Obama when he said, "Elections have consequences". That's something we all should remember!