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I am not a conspiracy person. When I say that The Money controls us all, and especially the politicians, I do not mean that the wealthy elite sit around tables planning how to fuck us, the little people. What I do mean is this: by and large the super-wealthy of our world do not think about us at all. Not even a little bit. Their only concerns are amassing property, money and power. As far as they are concerned, we do not exist. We do not figure in any of their plans to acquire that which they want and must have.

Corporate CROOKS!

They may give a passing thought as to how their drilling for oil, digging for coal, making backroom insider-trading deals, or running a social media conglomerate may impact all of the rest of us. They may, but they will keep on drilling, digging making deals and buying politicians and that thought will pass as if it never was. They will promise whatever it is they need to promise to these politicians who make the laws of this, and any country, in order to help them drill that oil, dig out that coal, control the media, and gain that profit. They will, on many occasions, virtually stuff a politician’s pockets with as much hard cash as it takes to get what they want. And by the virtue of the ability to make their promises good, and to “donate” these large amounts of money to these politicians, they, The Money, are the power. They are in the business of making a profit at any and all cost to the fabric of society. If their quest for a profit then rips apart this fabric, this is not their concern. Their only concern is their shareholders, most of whom also are not concerned.

Axis of EVIL

Do you wonder why the Republican Party refuses to take assault weapons off of our streets? Wonder why this same party is making voting more difficult for many? Why the Republicans are in the process of taking away a women’s right to choose what she does with her own body? Why Republican’s slashed $40 billion from the federal food stamp program? There is a simple answer. It makes us, the “little people” desperate and crazy! Keeps us all in a perpetual struggle to stay one step ahead of ruin. It takes our eye off of the root problem. Money in politics! Buy the worst get the worst. Keep people crazy and at each other’s throats while The Money lives large and keeps making a profit off of destroying our planet, tearing apart the Social Compact and creating world-wide war, poverty and despair.

Plutocracy vs. Democracy — Cartooning CapitalismDo you wonder why the Supreme Court’s Republican majority passed Citizens United, asserting that corporations are people and removing reasonable campaign contribution limits, thereby allowing a small group of wealthy donors and special interests to use dark money to influence elections? Do you?

The paradox is this; The Money is so powerful that even though we know the solutions to these problems, the will, and the way, to solve them is always drowned in a sea of…MONEY.

I do not believe in organized religion. I believe it plays a large part in many of the world’s problems. However, perhaps the wisest words ever penned, and certainly the words most pertinent to our problems here in America, come from the Bible’s 1 Timothy 6:10.

“For the love of money is the root of all of evil.”

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  1. The love of money may be the root of all evil, but the ‘sound’ of money puts it in its place:


    Posted by mistermuse | May 27, 2022, 12:53 am
  2. You’ve pretty much said it all.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by leggypeggy | May 25, 2022, 10:15 pm
    • And sad that this is where the world is at. Not only now but always. It is the sickness of the human condition. And now that sickness possesses far more dangerous toys. This flaw in our makeup is a large part of why we shall not last too much longer – in the scheme of things. Thanks, Peggy, and stay well. continue…

      Liked by 1 person

      Posted by barkinginthedark | May 26, 2022, 12:04 am
  3. Yes, I’ve noticed. Could this get any more depressing?

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Liz Gauffreau | May 25, 2022, 9:55 pm
    • Liz, I am certain you have noticed. You may write me off for saying this but, while I am SO disappointed and saddened by much of this country’s inhumanity to each other, the cruelty, the stupidity, the eternity of the inability to get it right even when the answers are plain as day, and the scam is easy to spot, I cannot help but view the whole thing as one big surreal entertainment. I am at the point where each day’s new horror, be it an election or a shooting just has me gaping in awe of the ignorance and insanity we are surrounded by. It is as if we are living in a tragic funhouse.
      I am kind of sorry I won’t be around when all the grifters and the evil money sprayers suddenly realize the game is up and there is no more food to eat, water to drink, or air for them to breathe and their money is worthless. That would be the most wonderful grand finale to this show. I would really enjoy that day.
      Those short-sighted cosmically illiterate people who believe that they are all important and it all begins and ends with them will be panic-stricken. Me, you, people like us touched by a cosmic consciousness…we’ll say; “let it be,” knowing how insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things. We also know we have always been a great part of the Universe – and will forever be so.

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      Posted by barkinginthedark | May 26, 2022, 12:53 am
      • At this point, it does feel like black humor is all that’s left to us as the skeletons do the danse macabre.


        Posted by Liz Gauffreau | May 26, 2022, 7:53 am
      • Yup! Now, all they are talking about is the event, not about getting guns off the street. And why aren’t the Dems calling the Republicans out LOUDLY and repeatedly about their continuing to block gun/assault weapons control? And the likes of slimeball piece of shit Ted Cruz is spewing his flunky garbage about the mentally ill, blah blah blah, and no one asks him the simple question; “Do you think a mentally ill person can shoot someone if they don’t have a gun? Do you?” Now they are on about wanting to know about the shooter!!! And about replaying what happened over, and over, and over. Why don’t they spend all this air time on why the Republicans steadfastly refuse to take guns off of our streets? We are surrounded by insanity, stupidity, and dumb gullible sheep. It is quite a sickening farce. Thanks Liz. continue…

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        Posted by barkinginthedark | May 26, 2022, 2:39 pm
      • Second verse, same as the first, little bit louder and a little bit worse. I still can’t understand why assault guns aren’t restricted to the military and the police. Why in God’s name would anyone outside of these two organizations need weapons designed to kill a lot of people in a short period of time?


        Posted by Liz Gauffreau | May 26, 2022, 3:22 pm
      • Why Liz? Because the NRA is buried deep in the pocket of the entire Republican Party. Republicans are the recipients of millions of NRA dollars. See: https://elections.bradyunited.org/take-action/nra-donations-116th-congress-senators

        These skeevy lowlifes don’t care how many children are killed, or how many adults kill and are killed…they want their tribute and are only too eager to help The Money keep everyone at each other’s throats and on edge while they line their pockets with as much filthy lucre as they can. Republicans do not govern, do not care to govern, only care about what they can steal while they have the chance. The Republicans and one criminal Democrat, Joe Manchin, whose family has made millions of dollars over three decades selling scrap coal and fuel while preventing the establishment of laws and regulations that threaten his family’s “business.” He also is the one reason that we cannot change the filibuster law which would allow Dems to take guns off of our streets. Manchin, and the Republicans in Congress, are bought and paid for by The Money that runs this country – and the world. Have you noticed that we’ve suddenly found more than $40 billion to send to Ukraine while our own cities are crumbling? I am certainly all for helping Ukraine fight another money-backed criminal…but how come when it comes to funding SNAP, or re-building our decaying infrastructure, the Republicans cry “there’s no money”? The Republicans voted against Social Security and Medicare for God’s sake! They vetoed stem cell research which is insane…and cruel. There is always money, our money. Our taxes. But it does not suit the agenda of The Money, or their Army of the Republic-ans, to spend our money on us just to make people a little “comfortable.” They want us occupied with just “getting by”, desperate, angry- and always, always ready to shoot someone. Thanks, and continue…

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        Posted by barkinginthedark | May 26, 2022, 4:12 pm
      • Yes, I’ve noticed. I blame my parents and my education for instilling in me the belief that Right Reason and Good Sense will prevail, even though all evidence is to the contrary.


        Posted by Liz Gauffreau | May 26, 2022, 9:26 pm
      • It sure is. Unless the progressive/Dems get tough we are, as the lady said, all in for a bumpy ride. continue…

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        Posted by barkinginthedark | May 26, 2022, 9:29 pm
  4. Amen, brother.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by SusanR | May 25, 2022, 7:51 pm

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