What does the government have to gain by taking our freedoms away? Who actually benefits from this and how?
I have a couple of friends who sadly seem to eat up everything Alex Jones and other government conspiracy theorists seem to say. I’m sorry but I don’t buy it.
While there is no doubt in my mind that this world is run by the rich and corporate, the one nice thing about our country is that you too, can become rich and corporate. As a result I don’t buy into the idea that the rich and powerful have some kind of secret objective to [insert evil plot here.]
Just the other day I watched a Sunday news show about how Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffet and Ted Turner are trying to donate their money to the world in positive ways and complaining about how they should be taxed more by the government. These are the richest people in the world. If they’re not being all evil and basically saying the government is out of whack with who it should be collecting the most taxes from. Then apparently the government isn’t all that good at what it’s supposed to do and the rich people are no different then you or I.
I don’t believe for a second there is some world wide evil plot to control everyone. I think the reality is more like any typical large workplace. Shit goes slow because it has to go through so many levels of management, people fuck up or are lazy at their jobs and procedure sometimes trumps common sense.
To me that’s a much more reasonable and sound answer to why the government does some of the things it does the way it does it.