Past two weeks I was visiting my other home country the United States of America. I love the country, I love the people, but I question the politics, and especially money in the politics. Money is energy, it has only the power that we give to it. Money itself is neutral, it doesn't have mind of its own, thoughts, plans, or even future. We give our own mind to money, our thoughts, our plans and our future. We rely on money. It becomes our life. We live because of money, we live for the money and so, money becomes our direction.
There are people who have tons of money, and they lead their money to the direction they like. Of course they expect to get something from their investment. Let's say a presidential candidate gets million dollars for her/his campaign. That candidate will definitely respect the giver, otherwise it would be rude to accept the money in the first place. But if the candidate asks only a pocket money such as 3$-5$ per person she/he has more freedom when elected than the other candidate who took the million dollars. At the moment this is one of the most important differences between Clinton and Sanders.
From Wikipedia: Democracy is further defined as (a:) 'government by the people; especially: rule of the majority (b:) a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.'
If we talk about the democracy we need to talk about the money that is diluting it. At the moment there is a mass demonstration going on in the Washington DC. This morning I called Finnish main newspaper Helsingin Sanomat asking why they haven't written a word about the demonstration. For my surprise they didn't seem to know about the on-going demonstration. How can this be? In the same paper there were a story of Finnish treasurer Alexander Stubb visiting the Capitol Hill this very same week. In the picture we don't see any demonstrators behind widely smiling minister, but they were there, being arrested one after another. Over 700 arrests within four days.
Why is foreign media quiet for this? Or is the foreign media PAID to be quiet? What is one of my favourite countries, the United States of America, so afraid of?
I'm guessing it's THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE!
Democracy Spring - April 2016