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Posted on 05/16/2016 3:38:08 PM PDT by RetiredArmy
Member Of Congress: Its Easy To Manipulate A Nation Of Naive Sheep
You may not believe the incredible things that one member of Congress is saying about the corruption of our political system and the gullibility of the American people.
In a brand new book entitled "The Confessions of Congressman X", one anonymous member of the U.S. House of Representatives confesses that he hardly ever reads the bills that he votes on, that his main job is to get reelected, and that it is "far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification".
This book is being published by Mill City Press, and it is being billed as "a devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own." I don't know if you would classify this anonymous member of Congress as "brave" since he does not wish to reveal his identity, but the things that he is admitting confirm suspicions that many of us have had for a very long time.
Just check out a few of the most important quotes from his book:
-"Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that's lavished upon them."
-"My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything."
-"Fundraising is so time consuming I seldom read any bills I vote on. Like many of my colleagues, I don't know how the legislation will be implemented, or what it'll cost."
-"Voters are incredibly ignorant and know little about our form of government and how it works."
-"It's far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification."
-"It's about getting credit now, lookin' good for the upcoming election."
-"We spend money we don't have and blithely mortgage the future with a wink and a nod. Screw the next generation."
That last quote made me want to tear my hair out.
This is exactly what I have been saying for years.
One of the things that will really get me ranting is the national debt. Since Barack Obama entered the White House, we have been stealing an average of more than 100 million dollars from future generations of Americans every single hour of every single day.
What we are doing to future generations of Americans is beyond criminal. In a just society, a whole lot of our politicians would be going to prison over this. And now this anonymous member of Congress is openly admitting that they understand precisely what they are doing.
And in the quotes above you can see the contempt that our career politicians have for the American people. They know that society has become so "dumbed-down" that it is easy to trick and manipulate most of the population.
And they are also very well aware that the key to staying in office is raising as much money as possible. In fact, according to the Washington Post the candidate that spends the most money wins 91 percent of the time.
So that is why these Congress critters spend as much time as possible raising money. If they want to keep their jobs, that is what they need to do. Whether they actually do any good for their constituents is basically immaterial. If you want to read more of what this particular anonymous member of Congress has to say, you can find the book right here.
I think that because of these revelations this is going to be one of the most important political books to come out in decades.
In the end, I believe that our system of governance is heading for an inevitable implosion. Even now, most Americans have completely lost faith in the way that we are being governed. According to an average of polls compiled by Real Clear Politics, Congress has a 12.8 percent approval rating and a 78.8 percent disapproval rating right at this moment.
Those are absolutely stunning numbers.
And trust in the main institution propping up faith in our system of government has also fallen to extraordinary lows. One recent survey discovered that only 6 percent of all Americans have "a lot of confidence" in the mainstream media at this point.
Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media.
Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions.
There are lots and lots of reasons why the American people are dissatisfied, and I write about many of them on my website. But it isn't just the "big issues" that are upsetting people.
Today, we have gotten to a point where the government cannot seem to perform even the most basic functions such as fixing our roads and protecting our power grid. The following comes from CNBC:
America is falling apart. And the repair bill is getting bigger.
That's the conclusion of the latest "report card" on American roads, bridges, airports, power grid and other critical infrastructure from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Over the next decade, it would cost more than $3.3 trillion to keep up with repairs and replacements, but based on current funding levels, the nation will come up more than $1.4 trillion short, the group says. When projected to 2040, the shortfall is expected to top $5 trillion, unless new funds are allocated.
I would like to believe that it is going to be possible to smoothly reform our system and make it a lot less corrupt.
I would like to believe that we can return to the ideal of "citizen politicians" that our founders envisioned.
But everyone knows that those things are not likely to happen any time soon. With each passing year, we come closer to resembling other extremely evil and wicked societies that experienced great falls. What we are doing right now is not even close to being sustainable.
If we continue on this current path, it is only a matter of time before our nation completely implodes.
My hope is that there will be a mass awakening and the United States will be pulled back from the brink at the last moment, but the truth is that it may already be too late for that.
This stuff is despicable. Awful people are in the House and Senate. Oh I’m sure some are ok folks, but this stuff makes me nuts
Hard to believe . . .
Yup. I bet if we looked hard we could fine two or three good congresscritters out of the whole 500-plus mob on the Hill.
” in this world there are 3 kinds of people : the sheep , the wolves, and the sheepdogs “ Be the sheepdogs ......
98% of members of Congress are merely PROSTITUTES.
Broom them all!
Like brute beasts fit only to be destroyed-John Locke and KJV, 2 Peter.
I would take that bet.
There are a lot of people who think their guy is OK, and the rest are bad.
I know my Congressman. He taught high school. Now he’s a multi millionaire. Working for the people is clearly a good deal.
If the Congresscritter doesn’t reveal himself as far as I’m concerned he didn’t write the book. The claims being made could have been written by anyone with any knowledge of the past 20+ years.
Hell anyone on this forum could write that book and claim they were a member
Every one of them should be subjected to a random drug and alcohol test. That should take care of about 90% of them. Fail, and your toast!
F U B O!
I am to the point that, following the conceit of Wm. F. Buckley, Jr. - I would rather be governed by the first 100 names in the Boston phone directory than by the faculty of Harvard - we should consider making Congress to be like jury duty. Establish some minimum standards for competence, select Congressmen via lottery from a pool of competent people able to read, write, and speak fluently - and pay them handsomely for strictly limited time.
As it is now, there is no credible argument for Jimmy Carters campaign slogan, Once and for all, why not the best. Quite simply, we just do not elect superior people all that often. Certainly Jimmy Carter was not the best; with no experience at all I coulda beat that performance.
The novel called “The Politician” which was based on John Edwards and written by his former staffer came to basically the same conclusions. Basically political career was everything - nothing else remotely mattered and what’s more the Edwards character didn’t know anything else and certainly didn’t care.
I agree. Have not seen anything so far that is not generic common wisdom.
For starters, thanks to secure communications infrastructures and video teleconferencing developed for the Intelligence Community and DoD, there is no reason for Congresspeople to have to be in DC. They should not be allowed to leave their home districts or states while serving except on official National business—no partisan work, no fundraising or lobbyist meetings outside of their districts. Shut down the DC Capitol building and all the office space supporting it. It should be a sacrifice and actual service to the people they represent. If they don’t like that, don’t run for office.
The 17th amendment only dealt with the senate. I believe this story relates mostly with the House. I think the point of the story was to suggest that congress plays Americans for chumps.
Popularly derived senators play millions of people as dupes, which they would not get away with if appointed by a few hundred state legislators.
That may all be true, but I think the story dealt with Congressmen and there are four times as many of them.
He or she is no hero but still better than the majority of them for heing truthful.
Problem with all that you suggest is that THEY, those in Congress would have to write these laws and put them into effect. They are NOT about to do away with their own jobs. Nope, as much as we would like too, and great idea you have, the scum in Sodom on the Potomac is not going to take one step to do away with anything that might take one little jot and tittle away from their pie.
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