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NeoNotes - Politics is never about reform

Politics is not about reform.

Politics is about control.

Politics is never about reform, even when the politicos say that is is.

By definition, reform can't come from within. It almost always splits off into a new thing.

At this point, I don't think anyone can stop the collapse. Nor do I think that's bad. There are how many laws on the books? How many regulations in the Federal Register? We've been conditioned to depend on government to help us. Cut spending, but not national defense. Cut spending, but not aid to Israel or Saudi Arabia. Cut spending, but not Social Security. And some banks and unions are Too Big To Fail.

We've been taught that government is supposed to govern and control the other guy.

That's the guy who is the problem.

Not us. Never us, It's not our fault.

As long as the "system" perpetuates that, it should fail. Some of the rot goes back to Reconstruction. As long as people believe that things can be fixed so their lives won't be upended.

NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.
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