Why checks and balances don’t work

They just halfheartedly check themselves and are paid for it.

Currently, with the Russia-gate, Ukraine-Impeachment, Clinton-Server, investigations into the Russia-Hoax and other misdeeds of government employees, the American public believes again, that their checks and balances in their system of government work just fine. Of course one side believes that impeachment is justified and representative of their well thought out system, the other side believes that the deep state will be taken to court. I believe, it’s just a big show put on by those in charge, to lull ‘the people’ into trusting that checks and balances work as intended. As usual some minor figures will be punished, as they were stupid enough to get caught, the real instigators, those who defend their ill gotten wealth by corrupting politics may get a slap on the wrist or go Scot-free. Continue reading Why checks and balances don’t work


Wir liebten die Freiheit nicht genug

And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If. If. We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), 1970 Nobel Prize winner for literature. From: ‘The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956′, Parts 1-2 of 6, 1973, Chapter 1: “Arrest”. Continue reading Wir liebten die Freiheit nicht genug