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Foxes vs. Chickens: Feckless, Feeble Leadership

June 26th, 2012 | Posted by David Whitfield in Economic Justice

I have often said and still do, that many of our national leaders have neither the skills nor the will to solve the nation’s problems; they are not leaders but rather, political prostitutes, selling their influence and power to Wall Street and other corporations for money, money that keeps them in office. Consequently, they are not doing the people’s work; they are not doing the nation’s work; and they are not doing their job. So, why are they on the people’s payroll? Who pays their salary? They don’t have the guts to stand up to the big banks and other financial entities. They are feeble. And “Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government,” said Edmund Burke.
Their feebleness reached a zenith when members of the Senate Banking Committee questioned CEO Jaime Dimond, regarding the fiasco in JP Morgan Chase where between $3 billion and $8 billion was lost in a bad trade. Specifically, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee tried to get Dimond to speak up against Dodd-Frank in his line of questioning, by asking him if Dodd-Frank helped or hindered. And, “How can we help you?” Plus, “What should the function of the regulators be?” asked Senator Mike Crapo. Then Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee chimed in again, “Is Dodd-Frank more than marginally makes our banking systems safer?” Dimond, “I don’t know.” Why not ask the foxes how best to guard and protect the chickens? The foxes are more than forthcoming with their deceptive suggestions.
Imagine what would have happened if General George Patton had asked his Third Army troops how best to approach the Battle of the Bulge, or how best to advance along the Kasserine Pass to confront “The Dessert Fox.” What would have happened?
Many of our national leaders don’t care about the 8 million jobs lost, failed businesses, housing market swimming at the bottom of the sea, personal savings wiped out. They don’t care about consumer protection. All they care about is sleeping with the parasitic corporations who keep them in office.
Many of our national leaders are feeble, feckless, fickle, and abysmally selfish. Their job is to get that Black man out of the White House, another form of their selfishness, racial, divisive ideology. They ignore the pain to many citizens caused by their despicable behavior, lack of performance, greed, and incompetence. Their leadership is the same as that of Mississippi plantation owners: do what they want, as long s they want, the way they want, to whom they want, without accountability, and with impunity.
My solution: we the people need to occupy the U. S. Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House Lawn, or better yet, the whole Capitol. That includes teachers, firefighters, police, and mayors, plus. Occupy it until our so called national leaders change their behavior. Or perhaps we need an “American Spring” without violence, of course.
What are your thoughts?
Please see for yourself: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/15/jon-stewart-senate-jamie-dimon-video_n_1599689.html?utm_hp_ref=comedy —

Plus, Google Dodd-Frank and make your own decision.

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