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Death of Democracy in America

By Terrence Edward Paupp

Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, July 9, 2012


Democracy in the United States is completely dead. The American people are living under the tyranny of an oligarchy that is run between the financial sector on Wall Street and its bought-and-paid-for minions in Washington, D.C. With the exception of a few elected officials, the main concern of senators and congressmen is not the welfare of the people but the business interests of US big corporations, generally headed by the weapons industry and the military industrial complex. This explains why nobody dares to be openly critical of wars regardless of the extent of their disastrous consequences.
Criminals Escaping Prosecution

            Very sadly, the people everywhere have been raped. If anyone of us were to steal a loaf of bread one has to do time in jail, while the Goldman Sachs thieves have stolen our homes, as an uncontrolled and unreformed banker class has continued foreclosures, and do risky derivatives. As a result, the entire US economy continues to sink into a greater Depression, taking the European Union down with it. Those government officials who speak of the importance for the United States to be and to remain a strong nation are not referring to the people as a whole.
Rather, they have in mind the rich and gigantic corporations that ruthlessly control the entire country, as well as the political apparatus in Washington---along with many states. The American people do not seem to exist---except to be taxed as wage-slaves--- for all practical purposes. In Citizens United, the US Supreme Court decided that money is speech, that there should be no limitations placed on the exercise of that speech, which reveals the hidden powers of the very wealthy. Unfortunately, the US Supreme Court stated that corporations should be viewed as people.
 This encouraged corporations and lobbyists to continue to contribute campaign money to both Democratic presidential candidate Obama and Republican presidential candidate Romney to "cover their bets." This explains why, for the first time in my life, I decided not to vote during this 2012 year. It is really a worthless exercise under these conditions. Until the Obama administration actively works to prosecute and jail these felons and white-collar criminals, what is the use of it all? It just does not make sense any longer. This is not a matter of life and death. It is a matter of death either way. The so called "laws" we live under are worthless or selectively enforced.
Romney hides his hundreds of millions in off-shore accounts--- all around the world. His money is tax free, just at a time when it is needed to invest in jobs and higher wages for working poor and working middle class people. Where is the money? This important question needs an answer now not at some time in the distant future. Where are the investigative journalists of the "Fourth Estate" in all of this? Most of them have been fired while others are fully afraid to ask and find out. The money which average Americans desperately need is now found locked up in the coffers of thieves who are the financiers that took our TARP bailout money and gave it to their banking cronies.
Holding Authorities Accountable
             In other words, we are all slaves of the bankers. Further, ever since World War II ended in 1945, the United States has been involved in numerous wars, almost single-handedly. In violation of the war-making powers enumerated in the US Constitution, the US Presidents (except for JFK), have trumped up lies to invade Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Grenada, and other nations. The US Congress has largely abdicated its constitutional duties, thereby caving in to a skewed definition of the "Commander-in-Chief" language of the US Constitution---thereby subverting their oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
All hail the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as they go out into the world to torture people in violation of international law and the 8th Amendment of the US Constitution. Once again, the military-industrial complex wins and the cause of peace and the rule of law suffer while it is diminished and violated. The objective of such wars was virtually always the same, to exploit the resources of other nations. For the rich and the big corporations in particular, this meant that a transnational capitalist class (TCC) has set out to control the wealth of the entire world--- to the best of their ability.
The Federal Reserve, Central Bankers, and the Rockefellers should all be damned to Hell---after doing jail time in prison. But, like Jaime Diamond at JP Morgan Chase, they can "loose" $3-billion dollars in a week and claim that they are "too big to fail! Yes, they are too big to fail! That is because Washington, D.C. and the Executive Branch have deemed them as "too big to jail.” In this regard, the Department of Justice should be re-named as the Department of Injustice, "with liberty and justice for some."
 ”The current US Attorney General Erich Holder has been viewed by many as a living joke. He has not only the contempt of Congress charge, but also the contempt of the American people as well. So, this is the end of the US Empire---as I stated in my last three books and numerous articles which I have written and published on this subject. Just for general information, here below are the last six books that I wrote. The first four are already in circulation while the last two will be in circulation in 2013.

Publication of Books

Achieving Inclusionary Governance: Advancing Peace and Development in First and Third World Nations (Transnational Publishers, Inc., 2000).
Exodus from Empire: The Fall of America's Empire and the Rise of the Global Community (Pluto Press, 2007).
The Future of Global Relations: Crumbling Walls, Rising Regions (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009).
Beyond Global Crisis: Remedies and Road Maps by Daisaku Ikeda and his Contemporaries (Transaction Publishers, 2012).
Making Rights Real: The Struggle for the Human Right to Peace and the Human Right to Development (Forthcoming, 2013).
Robert Kennedy in the Stream of History (Forthcoming, 2013).
Publication of Articles

“The Nuclear Crucible: The Moral and International Law Implications of Weapons of Mass Destruction,” In Democracy’s Shadow: the Secret of National Security, Edited by Marcus Raskin and A. Carl LeVan, Nation Books, 2005
“Honoring Spirituality,” America and the World: The Double Bind, Edited by Majid Tehranian and Kevin P. Clements, Transnational Publishers, Inc., 2005
Rushing to Armageddon: The Shocking Truth about Canada, Missile Defense, and Star Wars, McClelland @ Stewart, Ltd., 2004
The Continuing Effects of Slavery, Reparations, and the Moral Mandate of Apology, Guild Practitioner, Publication of National Lawyers Guild, Vol. 60, No. 1, Winter 2003
Governing Strategies for Addressing Poverty, Terrorism and Nuclear Weapons, Part of the trilingual CD-ROM of the World Civil Society Forum Report, Geneva, July 2002
The IAEWP Democracy Project & the IAEWP Domestic Peace Corps: Changing the Consciousness of the Next Generation, Published by the US National Chancellor of the International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP)
Note: Dr. Terrence Edward Paupp may be contacted by e-mail:  / Phone: 310-751-6149 / Cell: 868-414-2005

Dr. Terrence Edward Paupp

Public Relations Officer
International Association of Educators for World Peace
Dedicated to United Nations Goals of Peace Education,
Environmental Protection, Human Rights & Disarmament
Bend, Oregon, USA




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