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Oki’s Kissing Booth with his girlfriend Pepper
Here’s an interview with Ralph Nader where he basically outlines how U.S. politics (and hence much of the world) works, and who actually controls U.S. government policy. The U.S. government, from the President to Congress, are puppets of the wealthy. The United States is a plutocracy, not a democracy. Corporations, powerful lobby/interest groups, and the military-industrial complex control this world.
Most of what he says is nothing new, but unfortunately few seem to realize all of this outside those in Washington and the private wealthy individuals and groups pulling the strings behind the curtain. Watch this video, breath in every word Ralphy says, then watch it again every day this week. The man knows what he’s talking about.
Q: Are you disillusioned with President Barack Obama, or did you have any illusions to start with?
A: I never had illusions. I knew him when he was in Illinois. He was very good rhetorically, but conflict-averse when it came to challenging power.
Obama turned his back on his own people, brown and black. He took up (Bill) Clinton’s focus on the middle class, but never talked about the poor until recently. He never raised the minimum wage, though he promised to push for it. He said it would be $9.50 by 2011. Then he comes back this year with $9 by 2015.
This is the first president who decides on drone strikes — on “killer Tuesdays.” Under international law it’s a crime to kill civilians when you go after a suspect. He’s a constitutional law lecturer who’s having trouble obeying the constitution or federal statutes: there’s incarceration without charges and torture going on at Guantanamo. Surveillance is greater than under (George W.) Bush. Now all of America is under surveillance."