The Mafia Party

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Aphorism equating the government with organized crime.

Submitted: June 18, 2016

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A common, yet all too true, analogy that is often made, is that the members of the US Congress -- on both sides of the aisle -- are akin to that of 2 mafia families and the division of powers within the organization to which all of whom belong. In fact, the US government, in order to secure its goals for obtaining power, uses tactics that differ little from the dictatorial characteristics involved in organized crime. Fear, intimidation and murder are all routes the government is willing to take if something has been by the party members -- elected and not -- collectively anointed as being bad for business. The scale of brutality and fear employed by these powers is not exactly prone to contain any promise in achieving a lively posterity, the Congress has been taken over by wealthy criminal parasites who, like the mob, covet more of anything that determines them to be "exceptional." Money purchases but a singular thing, which is of course power, and Lord Acton's infamous conclusion is correct here -- absolutely.


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