There is an urgent need to organize and set forth an agenda for our “America First” an agenda to draft 10 Commandments for our elected officials
SAMI JAMIL JADALLAH / STAFF WRITER
America, for the last 40 years has been going through a transformation that has not served the best interests of “We the People” but serving the narrow interests of corrupt political Washington colluding with the greedy scrubless Wall Street financiers and bankers with their army of Wall Street lawyers, bankrupting the nation and fleecing the citizen, creating an army of unemployed in the tens of millions, shutting down our factories and industries.
This is not an accident of history and it did not come about overnight, it is well planned “make-over” that needed a “shock” allowing politicians and political theorists ( NeoCons) to do what they want with the nation, and allow Wall Street bankers and financiers to take charge of our economic, industrial and financial destiny.
The many economic and “Financial Shocks” that our people and nation went through from the Saving and Loan Association Scandal, to the Junk Bond Scandal, to the Telecommunication and Energy Scandal to the Internet Bubble to the Sub-prime Scandal, to the bankruptcy of our automobile industry are but part of this “Shock Doctrine” advocated by Milton Freedman and the Chicago School of Economics, a philosophy that calls for a “Shock” that demoralize the people and allow the “economist” to take over and shape the economy of the nation as they see fit.
Of course we all know what happened in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines. This economic “Shock” put the World Bank and the International Monetary funds in the driver seat. Here in the US, the “Economic Shock” put the Federal Reserve and its allies of Wall Street Bankers and Financiers, in the drivers seat destroying our industrial base, fleecing our citizens and putting tens of millions citizens on the streets without jobs and homes.
On the political front, there was a similar need for a “Security Shock” and this “Security Shock” was September 11th and with it the entire nation was transformed and molded into the vision and dreams of the Zionist NeoCons. We became “security” oriented nation with millions of people shifting from an industrial base economy to this new “security and intelligence” consulting economy, with the claims to make us “safer”, and allowing the government to take extra ordinary “security” measures that are in violation of our national constitutional principals.
The Patriot Act, the Guantanamo Bay Prison, the creation of Home Land Security and its many departments and divisions, the building of the Security Wall between the US and Mexico, are but a small part of this philosophy. Creating and promoting an ever present sense of insecurity giving us color coded security levels (Orange, Yellow, Red) safety and physiological security, transforming our nation to a “security” oriented nation just like the former Soviet Union and engaging us in wars that did not serve our nation but served their own nation. September 11th was not only a “Security Shock” but an “Economic Shock” as well, costing us Trillions of hard earned dollars, bankrupting our nation? September 11th was no accident, but a perpetuation of the biggest fraud and lies in history.
In the last 40 years our political and electoral process were transformed, taken over by special interest groups and very narrow and very focused “constituents” such as AIPAC pro-Israel Lobby, Moral Majority, Pro-Guns and Anti-Guns, Pro-Life and Pro- Choice, Gays and Anti-Gays, Pro-and Anti Military Industrial lobbies, Anti-Immigrants and Pro-Immigrants, Anti-Muslims and Anti-Arabs among the many special interest groups.
We became Republicans and Democrats, Liberals and Conservative, Tea Party and Coffee Party, Pro-Business and Anti-Business, Capitalists and Anti-Capitalists. We became White, Latinos, and African-Americans. We became Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Hindus. We became New Englanders, we became Easterners, Mid-Westerners, Plain State, South, South West, Mountain States, and West Coast, and we simply seized to be Americans First.
“We the People” simply got lost and divided in all of this, and no thanks to the political, economic and financial leadership of this country. Our political system was transformed from commitment to serve the nation and the people to service and loyalty to the lobbies and the money raised for election and re-election campaigns. We no longer have any idea of the true nature of our politicians. We only see them through political strategists, pollsters, PR campaigns, political sound bites and 30 seconds political ads (mostly lies and negative ads), and for the most part these candidates are no longer candidates of the people but candidates of special interests groups and the money they generate.
Who would believe that a senatorial seat will cost $25 millions and more, a congressional seat will cost couple of millions. One has to raise a question, why would special interests invest that kind of money in a political office unless they are expected to get substantial returns on investment? Senators and Congressmen/Congresswomen all became a closely held influential corporation and “We the People” the voters are left out in the cold. I see no reason why a political candidate has to seek fund from outside his/her district or state? And why a special interest group in California wants to contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to a political candidate from Wisconsin or Virginia? And why “corporation” became “citizen” for the purpose of free speech and political fund raising, when the only reference in the Constitution is to “We the People”?
I simply see no reasons why our national candidates and politicians must make frequent pilgrimage to Israel and Tel-Aviv to gain national attention when they fail to visit and meet the people and citizens of America? They travel tens of thousands of miles to visit Jewish Settlements when they fail to travel couple of miles or hundreds of miles and visit the millions of unemployed, visit the tens of millions who lost their homes to foreclosures, fail to visit our run down Veteran Hospitals where the bravest are neglected having served the NeoCon Zionist wars and fail to visit the graves of thousands of fallen and brave women and men, fail to visit abandoned and ghost small towns killed and destroyed by Wall Mart? And where millions of small business owners forced out of business, so that the Walton family can accumulate its $100 billions in the bank. No one bothers to visit our retail stores and see why every thing is “made in China? And ask why we are making millions of Chinese multi-millionaires while millions of our people are unemployed and have lost their jobs? Why? Because our tax laws give incentives to business and industry to move over seas and buy from overseas.
Who would believe that Clear Channel pays some one like Rush Limbaugh $40 million dollars a year to insult our intelligence and divide us? And who would believe Sirius XM pays Howard Stern $100 millions a year to insult our sense of decency and dignity? Who would believe Mike Milkmen, Ivan Boesky, and Bernard Ebbers made hundreds of millions in fees and income as companies went bust and shareholders lose every thing? And why Hedge Funds managers make billions betting on companies, stockholders and nations to lose every thing so they can make their billions? I see no reasons why crooked companies and crooked business managers pay pennies on the dollars in damages they done to the economy, to the shareholders, cheating the national treasury and getting away with it? The recent Sub prime scandal is but one example of the contempt the political and economic leadership have for us as citizens and as “We the People”.
There is an urgent need to organize and set forth an agenda for our “America First” an agenda to draft 10 Commandments for our elected officials starting with the next national elections next November and then set a target date of changing the way Washington and our state legislators do business within the next 10 years. We need to organize and meet in a national conference next spring where citizens who care about America First meet and “We the People” set the agenda for our nation and elect only those who sign on with our “America First’s Ten Commandments”.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sami Jamil Jadallah is born in the Palestinian city of El-Bireh (presently under Israeli Military and Settlers Occupation). Immigrated to the US in 62. After graduating from high school in Gary, Indiana was drafted into the US Army (66-68) received the Leadership Award from the US 6th Army NCO Academy in Ft. Lewis, Washington. Five of us brothers were in US military service about the same time (Nabil-Army), (Lutfi-Marines), (Sam-Army) and (Taiseer-Marines) with two nephews presently with US Army. Graduated from …Read Full Bio
Sami, a Palestinian-American and a US Army Veteran (66-68), recipient of the “soldier of the month award and leadership award from the 6th Army NCO Academy, is an international legal and business consultant with over 40 years of international experience, in construction, hospitality services, conservation, and defense, in the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa. Sami is a holder of BA, MPA in Public and Environmental Affairs, Jurist Doctor from Indiana University. While at IU he was elected class president, student government president and chairman of the Indiana Students Association,
Active in peace movement as a co-author of the pre-amble for the One State for All of its people and voluntary service program SalamNation. A frequent contributor on national and international affairs. He resides in the United States.