let 'DeTexify' our political institutions
History teaches that when centers of power contend with each other for dominance, common people often reap the reward of freedom. This is because the support of the common people is sought as foot soldiers, as factory workers in the arms industry, their financial support or even their vote. The contending powers might be economic interests, religions, nations, ideologues or egotists. When power becomes concentrated and secure, freedom for common people goes out the window.
History also teaches that no small group or dictator can be trusted with unlimited power whether these men be princes, popes or politicians. Two conclusions seem obvious:
1. The concentration of power in multinational corporations must be resisted.
2. The unilateralist, secretive, power-grabbing bunch of Texas plutocrats must be denied leadership of the world's remaining superpower.
Let's "DeTexify" our political institutions.
John; E. Gibson