This morning I read that President Obama feels "most frustrated and most stymied" by the failure to pass "commonsense gun safety laws through Congress, even in the face of repeated mass killings. He blamed it on the political clout of the NRA.
Does the NRA have more political clout than all of Congress?
Yes it does. It has more political clout than the 100 Senators and the 435 voting members of the House of Representatives. The NRA and most lobby groups have way more power than even the president of the United States of America.
What does that mean?
It means the National Rifle Association can bully 100 Senators and 435 voting Members of the House into voting for its interests even though the outcome fuels senseless and heartbreaking mass murder.
How can that be. I didn't elect the NRA. You mean the NRA is more powerful than my precious democratic government?
Yes. And not only the NRA. The Dairy Lobby, The Phramaceutical Lobby. Big Agra. Big Pharma. AIPAC. Almost every industry or special interest group has a lobby and all have political clout. They can and do bully the congress into doing what they want.
Are you saying that although billed as a democracy, the USA is run by a shadow government that is killing its citizens with guns, with antibiotic infested chickens, with radiated milk, with high fructose laced food, with plastic water bottles that leach poisons into our bodies, with drugs that create more havoc than they alleviate disease.
Don't we rail against governments that kill their own people? Aren't we trying to sell them on democracy?
Yes. That's our mission.
Why aren't the citizens outraged by this shadow government? Why isn't there an outcry?
Because the press and elected officials keep the citizens in a frenzy over things like animal rights, transgender rights, racism, inane political correctness, abortion, immigration, the Kardashians.
But aren't those issues important, too?
Of course, but if the press devoted one tenth the media attention to the totalitarian bully tactics of the shadow government of unelected thugs that run the Congress, as the air and print space they allot to Caitlyn Jenner, we would be raging at the door of the Supreme Court to outlaw lobby groups or impose campaign spending limits so we can make this obscene rape of our government a punishable act.
How do the lobby groups get so strong?
They dangle a lot of money in front of the Senators and Congressmen.
Whuck? You mean they buy them off?
Yes. They buy their allegiance. They buy their vote.
Are you saying my elected congressman and my elected senator are not really working for me but they are working for the NRA and the Dairy Lobby, and big Pharma and Big Agra and AIPAC and god knows who else?
Then what's the sense of having elections and spending all that money. Why don't we just quit the dog and pony show and call ourselves a totalitarian government.
There is no sense. No sense at all.