This is a introduction for an article I wrote on Examiner.com:
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free"- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.
Stories of the violent practices of the Russian KGB, the Nazi SS and Gestapo and Chinese Red Guard are used to demonstrate the alleged vulgar barbarism of other forms of Government. In touting the superiority of the American Government, vignettes about Nazi children being told to spy on their parents, Russian political dissidents being sent off to Gulags for "reeducation" or being executed as part of the Russian Great Purge and the Mao ZeDong's Cultural Revolution mass executions were the standard instruments of propaganda.
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And this propaganda and process of indoctrination is so effective, that there are not many opportunities whereby one can demonstrate the systemic corruption of our Government with one example universally understandable to all.
Standard and Poors (S&P) in failing to downgrade the credit rating of various financial institutions at the beginning of our current economic crisis and, the now subsequent retaliatory investigation upon S&P by Obama for downgrading the USA's Credit Rating represents that universally understandable proof of the Systemic Corruption of our Government. But before we discuss more about the S&P situation, let us set the stage for dismantling the false perception of reality your government has indoctrinated you with. Those being the false perceptions of personal freedom and liberty.
For now lets just start by defining corruption as departure from departure from the "Rule of Law" http://bit.ly/oJA28W and Natural Law http://bit.ly/oVpDz0 (See also "The Enlightenment" http://bit.ly/rs8aPA) . In Legal Circles Corruption is also called Big letter "L" Law and judgments based on the ”Rule of Law" is call little letter "l" law. In legal circles they don't like to talk about corruption and conspiracies, so they call it consensus. And Consensus essentially means that "this is the way that someone with enough money or power wants things to turn out"
As children we are all indoctrinated with the propaganda that as long as we obey "the law", we won't get in trouble. That is a half truth, Obey the Law and you are less likely to have trouble with the law. The fact of the matter is that if you do something legal, that the government does not like, they will retaliate. And often this retaliation takes the form of legal retaliation...."