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Clear you eyes & see how we're being manipulated by oligarchy

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To The Daily Sun,

Although I do love to read your letters to the editor almost daily, and used to throw my two cents in from time to time, I have gotten wary of the usual suspects and all the petty bickering. Local news and issues aside, both sides of the aisle chime in day after day with their endless points and counter points which really amount to nothing. I considered myself a liberal Democrat when I was younger, a conservative Republican once I started a family. Now I have transcended those labels and believe I am a true independent, though I may never vote again. The reason? The system we are in is an illusion of democracy. A fraud. An abhorrent deception of the truth. Before you skip to the next letter, please give me a second to explain..

The United States government is an oligarchy. This is a rule by the few. The few are rich, powerful and are in our government buildings, on our televisions and heading our banks and corporations. In America, presidencies are auctioned, not won by votes. Obama raised half a billion dollars in his election. Do you think that this comes from his millions of low-income voters who bought into his message of hope? No, it comes from corporations. It came from banks. The few who decide everything in this country.

I'm not asking you to buy into the conspiracy theories. I'm not saying it's the Illuminati or the Free Masons, what I'm saying is public record and factual. I saw a documentary called 'ETHOS'. I beg you to give it a chance. It will open Pandora's box for you, starting with the fact that the Federal Reserve has been the root of all evils here in the United States since the early 1900s. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution states that Congress shall have the power to coin (create) money and regulate the value thereof. Today however, the FED, which is a privately owned company, controls and profits by printing money through the Treasury, and regulating its value. That's right, in case you didn't know it, the Federal Reserve is not owned by the United States. It is owned by a cartel of bankers who not only decide the state of our economy, but decide who will be elected by pumping money into candidates who leave them alone, and into any candidate's opponent who tries to regulate or audit them. Case in point, the FED has NEVER been audited in its entire existence!! Name one other institution in our country that can say that. It deceived our politicians to gain its existence, and has owned them since.
Most of us have wondered at some point how we have arrived at a situation where democracy is touted as having created an equal society when all we see is injustice and corruption. Politicians openly deceive the public with the support of major corporations and the mainstream media.
Wars are waged, the environment is destroyed and inequality is on the rise. But what is the source of these institutional mechanisms which — when we scratch the surface — are so clearly anti-democratic, so contradictory to the values we hold in common and yet so firmly embedded that they seem beyond discussion? The answer is your money. Money is what we feed into these corporations and banks and politicians. Living beyond our means and continuing to borrow borrow borrow.

When you clear your eyes to see how we are all being manipulated; arguing about Republicans and Democrats, CNN vs Fox, starting wars and molding our world views seems pretty damn petty. It's what they want us to do as a society, stay in the middle so nothing ever truly gets accomplished. Maybe once you realize how our system works, well, only then we can start real change. Give the movie a chance and hopefully it will cause you to start your own investigation, as I did. If not just Google "Who owns the Federal Reserve" and start from there... once you scratch the surface you will not believe how far down the rabbit's hole we as a society have fell.

Thomas Lemay