The big picture concentrates the mind. Mexico and Italy are almost ungovernable except as the playgrounds of increasingly legitimized gangsters. In Honduras the U.S. has sponsored another military coup d’etat to prevent reform. In Italy the chief gangster is the Italian president who forces through legislation exempting his crimes from legal process.
The U.S.A. flounders and sinks in a quagmire of what is, in effect, massively disguised corporate crime. The (U.S. president) Clinton “team” threw off FDR’s 1930s Depression guarantees of financial responsibility, precipitating what the French call the “Krach” of 2008. No U.S. legislation has repaired that breach in the defence of democracy. And so insane economy-wrecking, in and beyond the USA, is rachetting up instability which proceeds to repeated mantras extolling the “Free Market Economy”, and to the growing enrichment of a small, greedy, blind set of finance capitalists.
“Change the name”, a friend said to me, “from U.S.A. to G.S.A. – Goldman Sachs of America”, no longer the united states of….
The European Union, placed in the hands of major industrialists, financiers, and their agents, is wiping out significant democracy there. The EU Nomes were defeated by popular vote (2005) in an attempt to pass a New European Constitution constructed for the benefit of private corporate capital. To sidestep that major expression of popular will, the EU held, just a few years later, a meeting of “officials” in Lisbon, Portugal and signed (2007) a ‘constitutional treaty’ giving almost all that was intended in the defeated constitution to private corporate capital. The gangsters of Europe forged ahead.