The Mafia is not much different from the way our current federal government works. saga was about an alternate form of government, the leaders are like the politicians who pretend to care for people but later exploit them.
By de Andréa
February 28, 2013
‘Don’ Corleone in the movie “The Godfather” is a lot like today’s president. He’s the man in charge. He grants political favors. He makes and enforces laws. He even collects taxes. The Mafia is run like a government, and the government is run like the mafia. I find it difficult to tell the difference.
The government, as a mafia regime, will be confirmed to you if you visited the ‘
in Las Vegas. It tells the story of how crime bosses came
to power in the United
By the way, they weren’t all Italians.
Jews like the Hyman Roth character in was based on the life of Meyer Lansky who said, “We’re
bigger than US Steel.” And Irish were also
involved, so they were just people. Those
who did business with the mob had to follow the mob’s rules. As long as you did not get involved in the
‘services’ rendered by the mob, you were mostly free of the mob’s influence.
But this is even worse when it comes to the people who have been elected to govern this nation. Unlike the Mob we can’t escape their rule or tyranny. There’s no rival mob gang to come to our defense. We must defend ‘ourselves’ and now this government mob is bent on taking away our only means of defense.
When George W. Bush proposed a tax cut for all wage earners in 2003, Alan M. Webber, founding editor ofmagazine, presented the classic plunder-to-satisfy-the-wants-of-the-people worldview. “At the community level,” he wrote, “ordinary folks want jobs, they want benefits, and they want reassurance. This is the time, not for tax cuts, but for Democrat-style spending programs: temporary job creation, targeted public works expenditures, extended unemployment benefits.” These are the comments of someone who believes that government is really run by mob bosses. Weber believes that confiscating money from wage earners, passing it through a huge bureaucracy, and then distributing a lesser amount of money to the helpless masses is better than allowing wage earners to keep their money, save it, spend it, and invest it and cause the economy to grow naturally. This is mob politics in action.
Real jobs are created not by government but by the people, and fewer people remain dependent on the State when consumers make their own economic decisions. But then, dependency isn’t created either. All mobs need the people to be dependent on them and fearful of what they can do.
Webber believes that a complex and multifaceted economy is better managed by bureaucrats than the billions of economic decisions made every day by consumers. The only ones who benefit by “public works expenditures” are the politicians who create the programs and those empowered to implement them. The losers are the productive members of society who are plundered and those who become dependent on confiscated wealth given to them in the phony name of compassion.
It’s no different today. There are drones in the skies, a hit-list of political undesirables, a bought-off complicit media, continued tribute (taxes) to the bosses, laws passed to drive out competition, subsidization of supporters of the regime, and support of mob boss unions.
THE BOTTOM LINE: The Mob is alive and well in
my friend. Some enterprising person should
erect a ‘ Washington
in our nation’s capital. The only
problem is that there probably isn’t a plot of ground big enough to house all
the criminal acts of our government. On
second thought, just take a tour of DC. You
can see the mobsters in action when Congress is in session. Government
Think about this the next time you vote…
Thanks for listening – de Andréa
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