Did you know Senator Susan Collins enables rape? She voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, so what other conclusion can be reached? Not that Kavanaugh was accused of rape and it turned out to be almost impossible to prove he forced himself on a girl three long decades ago.
Republican Congress critters were stalked, harangued, and bullied as they left the temple. This harassment, described as a protest, was sponsored by the Center for Popular Democracy, a nonprofit funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations and the Ford Foundation, the latter a longtime CIA front.
If we are to believe these folks, Senator Collins might as well have held down a fifteen year old girl while drunken Republicans defiled her. Collins’ vote for Kavanaugh is a vote for the “patriarchy” and “rape culture.”
During her tenure as the Senator from Maine, Collins has taken campaign money from finance, real estate, insurance, and “defense” corporations, same as the majority of her colleagues.
Ms. Collins and practically every other member of Congress serve the real rape culture, the one hardly ever mentioned—the rape of the American people by the financial class and its interlocked and crossbred transnational corporations.
This topic is assiduously avoided by the careerists in Congress. They’re more comfortable with the Kavanaugh political theater, the Grand Distraction, even if a few of them are chased down the street by people suffering from a brevity of logic and higher brain functioning.
Ever since the Federal Reserve was created in the dead of night during Christmas of 1913, the bankers have raped America.
Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke admitted the privately held cartel masquerading as a government institution engineered the Great Depression. It enabled Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan’s manipulation of hedge funds and selling short the toxic subprime mortgages they created.
All the while, Congress stood beside these criminal racketeers, facilitating wholesale theft and looting. It passed the Garn-St. Germaine Depository Institution Act in 1982, thus deregulating the Savings and Loan industry and allowing wild speculation that resulted in a crisis that ultimately cost the American taxpayer over $200 billion. Three years before, Congress had loosened up regulations on pensions and this brought in the financial class vultures.
In 1999 Republican Phil Gramm led the charge to trash the Glass-Stiegel Act, a law passed during the Great Depression to erect a firewall between investment and commercial banking. This resulted in a long-term sacking by the Goths and Huns of the financial class.
But these entitled vandals were far from finished. The following year Gramm stuck the Commodity Futures Modernization Act in a must-pass bill. This sneaky law gave a green light for unchecked derivatives transactions between “sophisticated parties,” that is to say the financial elite. These unrestrained derivatives led to the infamous credit default swap and are directly responsible for the 2008 financial crisis and the hobbled economy eating away at the middle class.
“It was all a lie—one of the biggest and most elaborate falsehoods ever sold to the American people,” writes Matt Taibbi. “We were told that the taxpayer was stepping in—only temporarily, mind you—to prop up the economy and save the world from financial catastrophe. What we actually ended up doing was the exact opposite: committing American taxpayers to permanent, blind support of an ungovernable, unregulatable, hyper concentrated new financial system that exacerbates the greed and inequality that caused the crash, and forces Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and Citigroup to increase risk rather than reduce it.”
Trillions of dollars in amassed debt now hangs by a thread over our heads like the mythical Sword of Damocles.
According to the Treasury Department, as of October 2 the “debt held by the public” is $15,757,097,388,254.30. It has increased by $1,271,158,167,126.72 since Trump took office. It is projected the national debt will hit $99 trillion dollars by 2048.
None of this appears on the radar of the American people, soon to be witless victims of another artificially created “Great Recession” as shiny new asset bubbles prepare to burst and rain immiseration down on the American people.
Meanwhile, there is a nonstop Kavanaugh-Mueller-Manafort-etc. circus performance to distract us from the mudslide of economic reality that inches closer every day.