Thursday, January 14, 2016

Why Money Will Always Control Politics in A "Free Market" System

There is this notion out there by many on the right and left that money is corrupting our political process and therefore, we must seek to remove the corrupting influence of money in politics. This is true. Corporations and other special interests group spend billions of dollars every year legally bribing politicians to do their bidding. From creating Obamacare, to receiving oil subsidies, to mandating vaccines, to creating so-called trade deals which work in their favor, corporations are literally writing and crafting their own bills and legislation and politicians function as mere prostitutes in suits. However, there is this erroneous notion on the right and left that this is corruption when in fact it is the so-called "free market" at play.

Let me explain. Any economist will tell you that we live in a "free market" society based on competition and the exchange of currency for something else of value. This is true. Now many economists will condemn monopolies particularly state-sanctioned monopolies such as the Federal Reserve Bank. However, whenever there is any game or competition to be played, there will be winners and losers. The winner will have a monopoly. Last time I checked, only the Patriots were crowned Super Bowl Champions not the Seahawks. The Patriots have a monopoly on the Super Bowl Trophy.  In the real life market game, there are also winners and losers and that is why certain savvy business owners will bribe politicians and use state power to make sure they "win" and crush their competition. People consider this to be "cheating" but it is not in reality, it is winning. In any zero-sum of competition, people will cheat to win. This has been shown throughout history. So of course, corporations like Big Pharma, taxi companies, oil companies, or obstetricians would use state power to crush their competition or bribe politicians to give them massive subsidies or bailouts to ensure that they "win" at the market game and continue to. As the savvy billionaire John D Rockefeller said, competition is a sin. What he is saying is whenever you are playing a game, people will do whatever they have to to win which includes destroying their competition or "cheating". 

Secondly, we live in a monetary based society where is everything and everyone is assigned a monetary value including human beings. The only value that anything has in this world is monetary. Thereby, this means that anyone or anything can be bought for the right price. You can fuck someone, kill someone, corrupt someone, and brainwash someone all for the right price.  The practice of human trafficking still exists illegally and legally. It is exists legally via the prison industrial complex and sports industrial complex. It is exists illegally through trafficking people as sex slaves. Given that everything and everyone has a monetary value and can be bought, this also includes the golden prize of state protection and favorable legislation if you are big businessman. Since America was founded in 1776, big businessmen aka "The Founding Slavemasters (Fathers)", have always had that prize in mind since they created a "Big Government" to protect their interests. The world of politics is not exempt from this market reality of everything being available for sale. Government and legislation are "things" which exist to bought in a monetary based society and you can give currency to the people who work within these institutions, politicians, in exchange for favorable actions, state protection, bailouts, or subsidies. That is the "free market" at work, working perfectly. Just like a businessman can be bribe or "pay" an athlete to favorably promote their product, spend millions in advertising to get more exposure for their product and crush their competition, or an employer can bribe or "pay" an employee to increase their sales of their product. Politics is no different. This is not corruption at all. If so, this means that the entire system is corrupt since everyone and everything can be bribed or "bought".

The truth of the matter is, the entire system is corrupt and there is no point in trying to reform it. The people who actually want to reform it in reality, seek to keep it around. Politicians must raise money to compete at the political game or win the election and thereby are beholden to those who "donate" to their campaign. If the politician does not fulfill the demands of their donor, they will lose future donations and will face negative consequences just like a media corporation that does not advertise for a company that has paid to do so will be accused of "theft" and will be fined. In the case of politician, the politician could be blackmailed and forced to resign as payback from stealing from their rich donors. This can be easily be done since news media and coverage is also available for the right price! Many reformists will say yeah I agree that is why we need to get the money out of politics and have publicly financed elections. This will accomplish nothing but create a huge black market of political bribery. This will only lead to politicians receive suitcases full of cash rather than receiving "campaign donations" or secret "super pac" donations. Politicians will get still bribed and will do the bidding of the other corporate or special interest groups since the competitive, pay to play nature of the free market will drive people to do so.

The solution to get money out of politics to eliminate money and eliminate this predatory competitive market game known as capitalism. We don't need money anymore and we don't need to live in zero-sum game where certain winners i.e. the rich take everything while billions continue to starve, suffer, and die. We need an entirely new economic paradigm which is a resource based economy as proposed by the Venus Project and the Zeitgeist Movement.

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