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February 4, 2016 / Fantelius

Structural Thieves

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A week ago I posted Twin Towers of Forbidden 9/11 Truth
which, among other things, dealt with how the rulers of the USA steal from the citizens, but because the theft is structural, it goes unnoticed. Well, not unnoticed, but unexplained. The official discourse never mentions theft. Instead the rich get richer and everyone else gets poorer by some mystical force of nature. I gave a couple of examples of structural theft, but Michael Moore gave a much better example in an article yesterday,  10 Things They Won’t Tell You About the Flint Water Tragedy.

Here is the entire 10th untold thing:

10. This Was Done, Like So Many Things These Days, So the Rich Could Get a Big Tax Break.

When Governor Snyder took office in 2011, one of the first things he did was to get a multi-billion dollar tax break passed by the Republican legislature for the wealthy and for corporations. But with less tax revenues, that meant he had to start cutting costs.

So, many things — schools, pensions, welfare, safe drinking water — were slashed. Then he invoked an executive privilege to take over cities (all of them majority black) by firing the mayors and city councils whom the local people had elected, and installing his cronies to act as “dictators” over these cities.

Their mission? Cut services to save money so he could give the rich even more breaks. That’s where the idea of switching Flint to river water came from. To save $15 million! It was easy. Suspend democracy. Cut taxes for the rich. Make the poor drink toxic river water. And everybody’s happy.

Except those who were poisoned in the process. All 102,000 of them. In the richest country in the world.

Notice that Michael never uses the word crime even though 100.000 people were poisoned so that  their money could fill the vaults of the wealthy. This is how structural theft works. ”Cut services to save money so he could give the rich even more breaks.” Whose money was ”saved”? Who got even more “breaks”? Governor Snyder played the role of a mafia collection goon. He took money from the people and gave it to corporate dons. We can speak of tax breaks, cut services and ”savings” until a river of sludge runs dry. The fact remains that money from the people went into the accounts of the rich. There was nothing natural or mysterious about it. It was organized structural crime, grand larceny on a grand scale.

The Flint crime (tragedy) was but one example of ”the process” of structural theft. ”The richest country in the world” is a bullshit description. It’s a country housing a tiny percent of very rich thieves who continually steal from a few 100 million people, grinding many of them into abject poverty.

It is understandable that so few people will believe the truth about the rulers stealing from the citizens. We know what happens to those who speak the truth in the country with the richest thieves in the world.

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“Governmental austerity = structural theft.”
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