Notes from the Trail: The Transpartisan Upwising Continues

By Steve Bhaerman

by Steve Bhaerman

People are waking up, left and right (well, at least right).

bhaermanI “treated” myself to a viewing of Inside Job last night, and never have I seen a more compelling exposé on “gold collar crime.” Naturally, we see Reagan and both Bush administrations helping to establish the absolute rule of private wealth over our commonwealth. Unnaturally, we see “Democrats” Clinton and Obama cheerfully moving the program along as well. In one tragically compelling scene, we see Obama reappointing Ben Bernanke as chairman of the (extremely well) Fed. Obama is actually averting his eyes, as Bernanke steps up to accept the appointment. As someone at the showing said, “Without knowing who either of these guys is, it is very obvious by looking at their interaction where the real power lies.” (Hint: We the People had nothing to do with putting this power into power.)

This article was originally published on April 29, 2011.