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Eric Holder Comes in From the Cold

Eric Holder Comes in From the Cold

Barack Obama's former top cop cashes in after six years of letting banks run wild.

Posted by Alexander Bagaev on 18 июл 2017, 14:27

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emdrone
Jul. 18th, 2017 04:57 pm (UTC)
This system appeared after the Civil War in US
..wanted to say it reminded me some of publications by
Mr Taibbi - and then saw the author's name ;)

Rolling Stone magazine does publish revelations like
this from time to time. I remember (was it 2006?) they
published a text signed by (Edward?) Kennedy about
election fraud in the USA (in 2004?) - which in fact
was a summary of findings by the great public on the
subject - with videos of officials dumping bulletins,
with statistical calculations done by many people from
several universities, with documented cases of fraud
with electronic voting machines (which were being
introduced at that time).
That gave me a certain "reference point" too, I should say,
and I keep reminding of that to other people to this very day,
especially when someone begins to make noises about how uniquely
corrupt Russian officials are.

AND MY SECOND POINT IS THAT the whole system of tit-for-tat,
"one hand washing the other" relations between govt officials
and private corporations was established soon after the
Civil War of 1860s.
I remember reading a smallish book by one of the very few
southern historians who dared to retell the story for so long
censored out of existence by the "Yankees" that now it reads
almost like science fiction.
His name was, if my memory serves me, Thomas DiLorenzo,
and I do highly recommend "The Real Lincoln".


Edited at 2017-07-18 05:32 pm (UTC)
bagaev_alex
Jul. 19th, 2017 10:41 am (UTC)
Re: This system appeared after the Civil War in US
Totally agree with what you say.

I would only add that the "democratic system" as it existed in the U.S. in the XIX century was still — partly de jure and almost totally de facto — a very "private" affair between a very restricted number of people. So it wasn't even tit-for-tat, it was rather revolving doors in their purest form.

Edited at 2017-07-19 10:42 am (UTC)
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