23 August 2013

Moyers: America's Gilded Capital and Losing Democracy to the Predator Class

"The political class has reached some kind of critical mass in the 21st century. There is something going on in Washington that needed to be called out. I do not think it can be sustained, and I think it is indecent. It is not how Americans want their government and their capital city to be."

I strongly recommend that you watch this inside look at the culture of unwarranted privilege, unprincipled greed, and self-delusional narcissism amongst the ruling elite in Washington and New York.

There appears to be nothing, up to and including pardons for serious crimes and excuses made for genocide, that cannot be bought and paid for in the Gilded Capital of the US.

Welcome to The Hunger Games.

I think Mark should talk with Elizabeth Warren, and that perhaps the voters should send more people like her to the Congress.

America’s Gilded Capital
August 23, 2013

Mark Leibovich covers Washington, D.C., as chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine. In his new book, This Town, he writes about the city’s bipartisan lust for power, cash and notoriety.

It’s the story of how Washington became an occupied city; its hold on reality distorted by greed and ambition. Leibovich pulls no punches, names names, and reveals the movers, the shakers and the lucrative deals they make — all in the name of crony capitalism.