On May 12 a bombshell book that will be out in stores in a couple of weeks takes what many Americans believed in their hearts to be the truth about our elected officials, and lays their actions wide open so we can now accept these beliefs as fact. And that is that our Representatives do little or nothing while in their Federal offices, and instead use their Congressional mandates simply as a playground for re-election and crony wealth accumulation.
In the new book, Confessions of Congressman X, an anonymous current or former Congressional Representative lays out his disgust in the American legislative system, and pulls no punches on how Congress spends nearly all their time vying for money from donors and lobbyists, and none at all in actually reading the legislation they sign which eventually comes to affect all Americans.
The significance and timeliness of this book is that it explains how a large portion of the public is finally waking up and realizing that it is no longer a division between Republicans and Democrats, or Conservatives, and Liberals that is the problem, but that they are both part of an oligarchical establishment that uses these divisions as a means to deceive the public while they work hand in hand with one another to keep and consolidate their power and wealth.
The consequences of the choices made by Congress in 2008 to bail out the banks with taxpayers monies, and the subsequent passage of the Dodd-Frank Banking Reform Act in 2010 which places you and I as the creditors tasked with the next bank bailout, was a match that lit the revolution that has today culminated in the successes of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. For if you go back to the beginning stages of the revolt, which began with Occupy Wall Street and was soon followed by the creation of the Tea Party and the Ron Paul Revolution, the time has finally arrived where many Americans will no longer stand for the crony corruptions of Congress, and where even now a current or former Congressman is able to speak out the truth on how vile our legislators have become.
Should the establishment succeed in quelling this rising movement by the people to take down their power structure and demand real change from all members of Congress, then it is likely that the next stage of the revolution will be Civil War, and/or a violent revolt. Because as former President John F. Kennedy once said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable.”