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Long Read of 2014: America is adopting the Middle East model, and it’s not Islam

by Donald Sensing

In the Middle East, however, wealth came from political power because there was no means to create wealth of significance apart of political power. So for centuries, nay millennia, the way to become wealthy there was first to gain political power. This pattern survives to this day. Saddam Hussein, for example, was a nobody of limited material means until he literally murdered his way into power in Iraq in 1979. It was after gaining control of Iraq’s government that Saddam became wealthy beyond all avarice.

Now the point of this little history lesson is this: In the United States, the means to create wealth and the exercise of political power in public office are being steadily unified. We are already well along to adopting a Middle East model. Since the Obama administration came into being, the wealthiest counties of America and the most politically-powerful counties of America have for the first tome become the one and same – all concentrated in and around Washington, D.C.

Through minute regulation of economic activity, America’s political class is deliberately suppressing wealth creation over the broad expanse of the country, while funneling tax dollars to favored cronies.

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  • Gordon Scott May 13, 2021, 1:24 PM

    I can remember when Los Alamos County in New Mexico was both the wealthiest and smartest in the U.S. It’s because it’s home to the lab that built the bomb, and still does the research. You can’t swing a radioactive cat without hitting a PhD in that town. There’s no reason to live there unless you’re associated with the lab, or maybe selling burritos at the Circle K.

    Now Los Alamos is number six.

  • James May 13, 2021, 4:03 PM

    If we had any agencies worth a shit, all this graft would have been looked into many years ago and charges filed. Judicial Watch puts out the documents, Washington Examiner confirms it, and those politicians they focus on just yawn. They know nothing will happen to them. They probably aren’t even aware many in the public feel the way they do or know what they know. Love to see term limits but I can’t imagine it will ever happen. It erks me every time I hear one of these current group of morons speak.

  • LP May 13, 2021, 4:15 PM

    My county of origin is on the list, not a VA one. It was the proximity to NYC and good jobs that made it prosperous.

  • ghostsniper May 13, 2021, 5:39 PM

    James sed: “They know nothing will happen to them.”
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    It’s my biggest beef with the constitution, it’s fatal flaw, in that it has no built-in penalties for politicians that infraction against it. In the private sector, a written contract if written like that “social contract” would be in violation of several laws and no attorney would allow his client to be a part of it.

    Thus, if such a contract is presented, in the private sector, no person may be compelled to become legally beholding to it. As far as I’m concerned the same is true with the “social contract” and so I am not beholding to it, legally, morally, or otherwise.

    Further, since the originators of the “social contract” are no longer alive, and the current legally binding upholders of the “social contract” fail to uphold it they are in violation of the law. They are criminals. Every . single . one. of . them.

    Lastly, any criminal that tries to coerce me in any way is in further violation of law and I am legally authorized, and duty bound to, reject the coercion outright in any way that I deem appropriate. Either you live in a nation of laws or you don’t. You don’t get to straddle the line and lean your weight to whatever side favors your position arbitrarily. Live like a criminal, get high speed dragged while enflamed like a criminal.

  • EX-Californian Pete May 15, 2021, 5:13 PM

    Saddam Hussein and the Clintons have a lot in common- they all murdered their way into power.
    They’re all pure evil.
    They only want power and control.
    What a shame the Clintons don’t have just ONE more thing in common with Hussein- he’s dirt nappin’.