The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience
Albert Camus, French novelist, essayist, and playwright 1913-1960
"The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other.... not the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied...but written off as trash. The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing."
"The financial crisis drives home to other nations that 'without an America that is successful financially, economically and therefore also politically, they're not going to be successful... If we don't function well, no one functions well."
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Obama advisor, Jimmy Carter's National Security advisor
Tom Raum's "Global woes pose risks, also openings for US", Yahoo! AP 12/14/2008
U.S. DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL POLITICS ARE INSEPARABLY INTERCONNECTED PARTS OF THE FINANCE CAPITAL 'NATIONAL SECURITY AGENDA: we have no stake in the phony partisan electoral debate in bipartisan class dialectics: cutting capitalist costs to increase profits
What can ruling class do when an awakening, angry public opposes not just a predatory profit-making / care-cutting 'healthcare overhaul', but sever the 'reform' from U.S. bipartisan 'national security' agenda requiring the finance capital bailout being bled from working and oppressed peoples and nations worldwide ?
* decontextualize: sever medical care from the 'bailout' which refers only to TARP 'stimulus', not finance 'loans' - and sever from broader imperialist agenda