The offices of the Garfield Firm and GTC Honors (which runs the LivingLies Blog) are closed today and tomorrow. This is a scheduled post. The Neil Garfield show will air again next Thursday before sundown when Yom Kippur (day of Atonement) commences. To our Jewish readers, we wish you a Happy New Year. To our readers who pray in other houses of worship, we support you and we give thanks for your support, your insight and your good wishes.
This is the beginning of the new year on the Jewish calendar. It culminates with a day of atonement in which we recognize our weaknesses and transgressions and atone for our misdeeds. My commitment is to redouble my efforts and seek the resources to do it — to create a vehicle for collaborative action as my friend Robert Needham has been writing and talking about on TV, radio and articles published all over the media. CollaborationUSA is a great model for recapturing governance for the people who have been largely disenfranchised by errors, misdeeds and other actions designed for self-aggrandizement, maintaining power, and ignoring the needs of the people over whom they purport to retain the levers of power. We all know that those levers were “purchased.”
Our economy and our society at large is dependent upon the success of the people acting in collaboration without regard to political alliances and using the power of their combined faith. Needham is a person of deep faith and a leader in bringing back people to living a life guided by faith. Whether your Hero is Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Buddha or any other historical figure, my hope and wish is that we all ignore our apparent differences and band together as a collaborative group that legally, and non-violently recaptures government by the people and for the people.
This starts with voting — the ultimate weapon of each individual person and people who have common interests. I hope that people will stop voting for their “party” candidate and vote instead for an acceptable alternative who is committed to governance for the citizens and who oppose with all of their resources, the oligarchy of power emanating from Wall Street.
Their are now 5 banks who claim to be “too big to fail.” This is a claim to be above the laws of our government and the morals of our society. We should all reject that claim emphatically. If we want our economy to recover and if we want to recover a society that is based on Merit rather than pure Wealth and Power, we must end the complicity of government in failing to bring bankers to justice and the government cover-up that was required in order to justify the immunity deal offered by the Bush and Obama administration. The only way to do that is to vote people out of office who are effectively owned by Wall Street — and vote people into office who seek justice and freedom, privacy for our lives and our faith, and who seek a society in which the next generation is better at caring for each other than bullying or killing one another.
I have often offered the unsolicited advice to politicians to run against the banks. There is a deep reservoir of disgust that runs through all classes of society that is expressing disappointment and anger over the failure of two presidential administrations, several Congressional terms, and thousands of courts who have entered into co-venture with the Banks who directly and indirectly fund their campaigns and even the “government” operations. Memos and emails within the Florida court system have revealed that Judges are attempting to enter Judgments of foreclosure as quickly as possible, denying due process to homeowners with legitimate defenses, in order to retain funding that they fear will quickly disappear. The system and the Judges are trying to cash in on available funding before it disappears.
If you are a candidate seeking to serve in public office and you are behind in the polls, you probably have not received much from Wall Street. Whether you are down 5 points or 25 points, the votes are there to reverse the situation. Your campaign is sputtering. I say it again: run against the banks and the money and votes will be there. Have faith and be guided by your faith and moral standards of right and wrong. You will win, astonishing the pundits and political “experts.” Use this time between now and election day to wield your power of persuasion, and employ your courage and faith. People will join you in your quest not merely to send a message, but to reclaim the power vested in them by the 9th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.“