Wednesday, 22 November 2017 08:39

The American politician is the errand boy of the rich

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Ozodi Thomas Osuji

The American politician, from the president to senators, congressmen, state governors, state legislators and county and city politicians are the errand boys of the super-rich.

They have to obtain the enormous amount of money they need to have to run for political offices.  To become the President of the USA you need just about a billion dollars to compete nationwide; to be a senator, depending on the state, you need, at least, twenty million dollars. You go down the line and the cost decreases.

Most aspiring politicians do not have that kind of money. Generally, the American politician to be is a normal boy who went to college and studied political science and or economics and history. Upon graduation at age twenty two he went to law school. After three years of law school and passing his state's bar examination he works for his city or county or state as a district attorney (those who went to the top twenty universities may obtain work as US prosecutors) for three years. He attempts to prosecute important cases so that his name is written up in local newspapers and he gains name familiarity with the electorate. After three years on the job, which would make him twenty eight years old, he begins to angle for electoral office.

He joins a law firm and from there participates in a party politics. If he can rustle the big money he needs to run for office he runs for office.

Those who went to top universities, especially the Ivy Leagues, generally run for national offices whereas those who went to state universities run for state level offices.

If elected his political career begins. He must continually please the rich so that they give him the money with which to run for office every two or four years. He spends more time in fund raising activities than he spends in the legislature.

He is totally beholden to those who give him the money with which he runs for office. Consider Barack Obama. He was, more or less, a minimum wage earner, working as a community organizer. How in the world did this poor boy obtain the billion dollars he needed to run for the US senate and presidency? Wealthy Jews and Hollywood homosexuals funded him.

Naturally, Obama looked after his sponsors interests. He literally became the proselytizer for homosexuality in the world; the boy was even threatening African countries to approve homosexuality or else he stops giving them the paltry economic aid that America gives to all African countries.

Obama literally did not care for the white working class or black Americans (can you please tell me what that man did for black folks?).

The white working class got angry at been ignored and elected the buffoon called Donald Trump. Trump promised to represent their interests. Of course, the joker is not going to do such a thing.

The clown wants to cut taxes for the rich who funded him; his proposed tax cuts will add over two trillion dollars to the already bloated US deficit and national debt (currently at $20 trillion dollars).

The man is going to cut funding for Obamacare that helps the poor and use the money saved to defray the less tax that he and his rich friends would pay. So much for serving poor white folks interests!

The shyster is an amazing braggart; he claims to be a billionaire but probably does not even have a billion dollars; that is probably the reason why he does not want folks to see his tax returns lest they see that he is not what he claims to be.

The king narcissist is a show boat of the first order; worse, he is emotionally underdeveloped; his emotional development is arrested at age nine; his intelligence level is that of a chimpanzee, really.

We are not talking about actual American politicians; sorry for the digression; we are talking about who funds folks to run for political offices in these United States of America.

American politicians represent the interests of the rich and that is just about all there is to American politics. The poor are screwed. It has been this way right from the founding of America; in the beginning only wealthy land owners, such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Monroe and New England urban wealthy folks ran for political offices.

If you want to change American politics then work for social democracy and mixed economy, the brand that Bernie Sanders stands for, otherwise you must reconcile yourself to the fact that what obtains in the US of A are plutocracy and or oligarchy.

Since the rich are generally not very intelligent, this means that America is ruled by her dumb people; if in doubt just take a look at the dumbest of them all in the White House. That man probably reads at elementary school level; his vocabulary and diction is that of a typical nine years old child; we literally have a child as the US president! The White House, as Senator Cocker said, has become an adult day care center!

We are not even going to talk about gerrymandering; here, the political party that controls a state rigs the boundaries of electoral districts so that members of its party are elected; we are not going to harp on the various shenanigans the Republican Party engages in, all aimed at preventing black folks from voting.

The latest game that these "great democrats" indulge in is requiring the presentation of government issued identity cards to vote; they know that many African Americans do not have such ID cards.

Republicans, the self-proclaimed democrats that the entire world should emulate, make every effort to disenfranchise minority persons. These folks are a class act; they are, simply put, Machiavellians who bamboozle the world into seeing them as Christians who serve their neighbors good.

Listen, there is no such thing as democracy in America; the whole talk of democracy in America is a sham. Let us not waste our time talking about American democracy, let us just observe that the American politician of either political party is bought and paid for by the one percent Americans who own over ninety percent of America's wealth.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

November 22, 2017

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

He can be reached at: (907) 310-8176