December 5, 2011

Ike and Pogo

“For 56 years the National Review has gradually reshaped Conservative thought from one of protection of the founding principles of this country into a pro-corporate rooting section. As the world’s economy has evolved this pro-corporate stance has further evolved into a pro-multinational corporate stance. In essence this movement no longer focuses on the needs of the United State of America, but instead caters to the ‘Captains’ of ‘The New World Order,’ but instead caters to the ‘Captains’ of ‘The New World Order.”

Jonathan Turley clearly illustrates the corporatization of world economies that Ike warned against in his January 17, 1961 farewell address, and that moderate Republicans and Democrats alike have through the years stood against.

Neocons are willing partners as they profit from this turn, while progressives fail to even recognize that is happening. We The People were not so bright, swallowing the slick advertising hook, line and sinker.

Those early reasonable conservatives of both major political parties have been run off or run over as corporate influence has utilized the idealism, greed and laziness of the wings to turn world governments against us. Human reason is willingly surrendered in exchange for the shiny gewgaws and the promise of better lives.

Ike was right… and Pogo was apparently a prophet.



Old NFO said...

Excellent point, and sadly Pogo WAS right... We have lost all the reasonable men and women.