Green Zone Amerika – The Phony Electoral Scam

Phillip Farruggio

After our nation illegally/immorally invaded and destroyed much of Iraq, we set up a mega city for our new embassy. The Bush gang named it ‘The Green Zone’, a fortified city in itself. The invaders/occupiers were able to keep most of the angry insurgents away from it, as our corporate predators made a meal out of the reconstruction of a once vibrant and economically solvent sovereign nation. Forget about the fact that we got rid of Saddam Hussein, as he was just another one in the long line of gangster thugs that our empire placed in power years earlier.

Well, this Two Party/One Party empire has succeeded in their plans for my beloved country. They created, over the span of decades, a Feudal Green Zone for their plunder and pillage. Yes, Lincoln may have freed the slaves, but he or no other leader we have had was willing or able to free the serfs. Our embedded politicians from both parties, with the aid of the embedded mainstream media, have made sure of that. We have a class of super rich that have even outshined those of the infamous Gilded Age (1870- 90) when the serfs had to scramble to stay afloat.

Right to work laws and restrictions on collective bargaining, among other actions, have destroyed the union movement so much that only less than 15% of private sector workers belong to a union. Our military spending has risen since the (so called) end of the Cold War, to over 50% of our federal tax revenue. Translated:

    When Will American Labor ‘Connect the Dots’?

  • No decent money for viable National Health Care devoid of the predatory private insurance industry; No decent money for real infrastructure upgrades;
  • No decent money for a better ‘safety net’ for all of us (Look how many mentally ill Americans are no longer in safe facilities and on our streets as homeless beggars);
  • No decent spending increases for our public education system: No viable and complete public spending on electoral politics, to get ALL private money OUT;
  • No decent money spent for public banking and community owned and operated residential and commercial ‘Non Profit’ rental property (to compete with and break the corporate predatory rental industry)… need I go on?

Instead, we have my fellow Americans fighting over this phony electoral scam… each and every election cycle. Yes, this writer knows that the Far Right Wing AKA Republicans are the ‘evil of two lessers’ and more obvious in their wrath. Yet, look at my ideals in the paragraph above this one, and ask yourself: ‘Will the Democrats support them?’

The sad answer is that they, the Right Wing party, will not! So, each election cycle will bring out the anger and frustration of my fellow serfs… and the empire will keep churning along. Yes, because this new ‘Trump led’ Far Right Wing is completely ‘off the reservation’ so much, that, with the cards we have been dealt, many of us may have no choice but to vote for the lesser evil to stop the momentum… but the bleeding will still continue until more serfs say ‘No More’ ! Just one man’s honest analysis.

Philip A Farruggio is a son and grandson of Brooklyn, NYC longshoremen. He has been a free lance columnist since 2001, with over 400 of his work posted on sites like Global Research, Greanville Post, Off Guardian, Consortium News, Information Clearing House, Nation of Change, World News Trust, Op Ed News, Dissident Voice, Activist Post, Sleuth Journal, Truthout and many others. His blog can be read in full on World News Trust, whereupon he writes a great deal on the need to cut military spending drastically and send the savings back to save our cities. Philip has a internet interview show, ‘It’s the Empire… Stupid’ with producer Chuck Gregory, and can be reached at paf1222@bellsouth.net

Philip A Farruggio is a son and grandson of Brooklyn , NYC longshoremen. He has been a free lance columnist since 2001, with over 400 of his works posted on sites like Global Research, Greanville Post, OffGuardian, Consortium News, Information Clearing House, Nation of Change, World News Trust, Op Ed News, Dissident Voice, , Activist Post, Sleuth Journal, Truthout and many others. His blog can be read in full on World News Trust, whereupon he writes a great deal on the need to cut military spending drastically and send the savings back to save our cities. Philip has an internet interview show, 'It's the Empire... Stupid' with producer Chuck Gregory.

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Philip A Farruggio is a son and grandson of Brooklyn , NYC longshoremen. He has been a free lance columnist since 2001, with over 400 of his works posted on sites like Global Research, Greanville Post, OffGuardian, Consortium News, Information Clearing House, Nation of Change, World News Trust, Op Ed News, Dissident Voice, , Activist Post, Sleuth Journal, Truthout and many others. His blog can be read in full on World News Trust, whereupon he writes a great deal on the need to cut military spending drastically and send the savings back to save our cities. Philip has an internet interview show, 'It's the Empire... Stupid' with producer Chuck Gregory.

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milosevic
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milosevic

Fair dinkum
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Fair dinkum

BDS.
Boycott corporate consumerism/advertising.
Divest from corporate ‘events, sports, media etc.
Sanction those who blindly follow the herd.

axisofoil
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Admin…..I think that strange up vote thing is occurring again.

nickweechblog
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May I humbly suggest a place to start is to look at The Corbett Report run by James Corbett. At the heart of our economic system lie the central banks which issue “fiat” currencies and we all know very little about their role. Here James takes us thru’ the history of the US Federal Reserve Bank which is the major example for every other country that issues its own currency. He really explains the central issues very clearly, despite all the huge figures! It is truly eye opening to see how much happens that we simply have no idea about.… Read more »

axisofoil
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No need to be humble – this is great stuff.

nickweechblog
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Please share it then.

Frankly Speaking
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Frankly Speaking

The US and UK political centre is now clearly in fascist territory according to the classical definition of fascism: the unholy alliance of the State and Corporations.

These entities also own the MSM. Sanders and Corbyn don’t stand a chance.

harry stotle
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harry stotle

The treatment of Jeremy Corbyn is a text book example of how the entire rotten apparatus works once threats are preceived by those who own and control economic discourse. Now this post is not an attempt to analyse how far Corbyn does or doesn’t live up to the expectations of genuine socialists but rather a reflection on the way the neoliberal establishment discredits or marginalises any political figure who deviates from an orthodoxy set up to bleed the many in order to enrich the few. Standard techniques include character assassination (Corbyn the spy, Corbyn the terrorist sympathiser, Corbyn the anti-semite,… Read more »

frank
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frank

“especially with sites like off-Guardian there are now fewer excuses for more people not wake up to this fact.” “More people” don’t read sites like these, if they read at all. That’s the problem: sites like these are preaching to the choir. It doesn’t help that search engines don’t show results from sites like these either. Google will ‘de-rank’ RT articles to make them harder to find – Eric Schmidt https://www.rt.com/news/410444-google-alphabet-derank-rt/ The above article surprised me. Even if I enter the entire title of an rt article the rt article doesn’t show up in the results. I generally use duckduckgo… Read more »

harry stotle
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harry stotle

Yes, I accept that – Off-G is, to a large extent, an echo chamber, a very well-informed echo chamber, but an echo chamber none the less. Even so, that wasn’t really my point. I agree that there are sinister moves to marginalise media platforms that either deviate from the neoliberal narrative, or provide space for a range of opinions no matter how controversial, or upsetting those those opinions might be (i.e. they regard free-speech as more than the type of meaningless soundbite heavily censorious outfits like the Guardian prefer) even so, access to commentary is still a million times easier… Read more »

John
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John

Unfortunately for us Corbyn I too soft. If any opponent said you’ll rank our economy if instantly hit them with the but the money I’m using is the money used to bomb democracy into foreigners but he won’t! It’s too easy to debate and defeat these people yet he can’t! Fuck that

harry stotle
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harry stotle

“It’s too easy to debate and defeat these people ” – the near complete lack of plurality across many of our political systems (offering little more than varying shades of neoliberalism) suggests otherwise.

If its easy to defeat these people why so few socialists in positions of power despite the large groundswell of support for left wing policies?

lundiel
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If you would pardon my intrusion, the main instrument for protecting the status quo is the home owner. Less and less people take much notice of msm, but the home owner can always be relied upon to maintain the status quo. Look at Brexit, people should have been delighted when house prices were predicted to drop by as much as 30% in the event of no deal. Were the very people concerned about their “children’s future after Brexit” happy….very much not.

Makropulos
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Makropulos

The metaphor I have for our wretched media system is that what appears to be the opinion of the majority is anything but. It’s just that about 0.001% of the population have access to vast nuclear powered megaphones and the rest can only whisper.

axisofoil
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In any consideration of voting, what exactly are we hoping to accomplish by doing so? If we are to assume that our vote makes a difference. What difference exactly? Are we simply attempting to help balance a blundering dolt? There is one hell of a show being put on by this one political entity to keep us involved. We know they lie. They know we’re serfs. Right behind the smoke, mirrors and shrieking faces is a behemoth plundering the planet and it’s people for profit. We know this also. The School of the Americas is still open, now under a… Read more »

john
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john
Makropulos
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Makropulos

Don’t you mean “left” (as in scare quotes)?