owns The American Congress ?
By David Truskoff
08 December, 2006
Dr. Martin Luther King was going through the metamorphous that was to
transform him from a Black Civil Rights leader and a preacher to a major
internationally known political figure, he made a very profound statement
that rankled the neo-cons and the American media. He said, "it
is one thing to throw a coin to a beggar, it is another thing to address
the edifice that creates beggars." The new REALIST, Dr. King, was
saying that a major structural change, was needed to re-create the America
outlined in our constitution.
King is gone and his words
forgotten. Each election time in America we hear politicians bleating
about change and election reform, but if they are elected they do nothing.
This past election presented
a clear picture of where the American political structure is at, a picture
that should not only frighten Americans but frighten the world because
the whole world is affected.
The candidate, who spent
the most money won, The biggest campaign spender was victorious in 398
of 428 decided House races and 22 of 33 decided Senate races. Top spenders
won 98 percent of House races and 88 percent of Senate races.
In New York Hillary
Rodham Clinton, the Democrat, spent close to $forty million and
won with 67 percent of the vote, defeating Republican John Spencer,
who could raise only $4.8 million.
Joe Lieberman, whose own
party refused him the nomination, nevertheless raised close to $twenty
million and won a senate seat as an independent. His opponent who spent
a fortune of $11 million out of his own pocket was outspent by an independent
candidate who didn’t spend a dime of his own money.
So where did that $twenty
million come from? The major portion came from individuals and Pro Israel
support groups. AIPAC coordinates such fund raising.
Lieberman is the leading
proponent of aid to Israel and the darling of the American Israel public
Affairs Committee (AIPAC). It is called a "public affairs Committee"
to make it more palatable, but it is a Political action Committee capable
of raising more money from around the world to support or defeat candidates
than any other political structure. So if the game is the one who spends
the most wins, than it follows that the one who raises the most controls
Henry Siegman, the former
head of the American Jewish Congress and a Middle East expert at the
Council on Foreign Relations, says "But the Congress, if anything,
is urging the Administration on and criticizing them even at their most
accommodating. When it comes to the Israeli-Arab conflict, the terms
of debate are so influenced by organized Jewish groups, like AIPAC,
that to be critical of Israel is to deny oneself the ability to succeed
in American politics."
The question remains "Who
owns the American congress?
I understand the fear of
those who are career politicians to speak out. No one wants to revive
the "Protocols of Zion," or give the crazy, hate obsessed,
bigots ammunition, but we Jews must act on the facts and the facts are
that out of control right wing, blind faith Zionists are creating another
wave of mindless anti-Semitism, just as blind faith right wing American
Empire builders are creating a new wave of anti American hatred around
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