The US Government Explained In One Chart

Tyler Durden's picture

The oligarchic pilfering and capital misallocating and squandering network of insiders known as "government" truly deserves a picture rather than 1000 words.

 

 

Still, here are a few words via Bill Bonner from Acting Man blog, who explains that...

Government’s primary concern is not to protect its citizens or their economy. Instead, it aims to transfer more power, status, and wealth to the elite who control it (the oligarchs).

And to do that, it must keep the masses (the poligarchs) sedated. As Charles Hugh Smith, chief writer at OfTwoMinds.com, explains:

"The State has two core mandates: enforce quasi-monopolies and cartels for private capital, and satisfy enough of the citizenry’s demands for more benefits to maintain social stability. If the State fails to maintain monopolistic cartels, profit margins plummet and capital is unable to maintain its spending on investment and labor. Simply put, the economy tanks as profits, investment and growth all stagnate. If the State fails to satisfy enough of the citizenry’s demands, it risks social instability."

The feds will be the borrowers of last resort. But the money won’t be invested in a brighter future. It will be pilfered and squandered.

And then what?

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chunga's picture

Yup, that looks about right.

Bay of Pigs's picture

A real rosy scenario.

Is it Happy Hour yet?

McMolotov's picture

It's called "full-frontal fascism," and the more I experience it, the more sympathetic I become to anarchism.

Fuck the State.

Anusocracy's picture

Very nice representation except for one thing - the oligarchs and the state are same thing.

In a theocracy, the church and state are one.

The problem still remains the existence of government.

flacon's picture

"Squandering is good for the economy" ~ Pee H Dee, Keynes

dryam's picture

The people's feelings expressed in one chart.....

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noob's picture

ah, the protection racket is good

.  FUCKING PARASITES!!!!!!!

Bollixed's picture

I don't see money floating up to the oligarchies in that image...

noob's picture

"I don't see money..."

money? what's t that?

Serfs Up's picture

My time.  It is coming.

weburke's picture

there are pyramids and there are pyramids....lefttorightfrombottomcsishibircaeihiaccfrdaicordftcmpsbccfrbbsabpsodsroomosjjposvcbjogjcaa  then the capstone top    ... 

BellyBrain's picture

Careful now...that kind of talk sounds like "conspiracy theory" which is soon to be the new terraist

Oh regional Indian's picture

Government = Govern Ment

That is the bottom line. 

Mind control through all the above. Mind fvckkery by media. Da Bomb....on and off...

have a laugh, 

Government = MIC = MOAR WOAR!

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/war-inc/

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

It seems to be missing a line from "Profit" to the Oligarchs.

OldPhart's picture

Underwear gnomes are working steadily at that particular problem.  They only need another 1.7 trillion US dollars to solve it.

Balkan's picture

They don't need profit. They need ultimate power.

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

<<<<<I don't see money floating up to the oligarchies in that image...>>>>>

That's because everything in that image is owned and controlled by them.

HelluvaEngineer's picture

Government = Force.  Always has been, always will be.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minarchism

Taint Boil's picture

 

 

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Oopsie ..... Fixed it for ya

Crash Overide's picture

Just the tip... over and over again.

Drifter's picture

Hey slaves, express your feelings all you want, give us the finger all you want.

Just behave and keep the money coming in you worthless middle class sheep.

Go fondle your 400 million guns all you want. Don't even think about using them, or you won't have 'em anymore, hell, you may not exist anymore, we have lots of mercs just waiting for a chance to blow your gutless coward asses away, and they're paid with your tax dollars too, bet you love that.

SilverRhino's picture

Liberalism is a theocracy .... the state is GOD.

Draco's picture

There are surely some members of Oligarchy in the government;  the government's decisionmaking faculties  have been been overrun and become controlled by those from the Oligarchy.

That's not the same as the government being the Oligarchy.   The government is just a convenient juicy host for the parasite;  which is a very effective parasite that commandeers the government's body and brain and reprograms it for its own purposes ---  while making every effort  to see the public doesn't notice,  so there's no panic about oligarchical forces taking over.

The Oligarchy expands well outside the bounds of government -- so it is still meaningful to make a distinction between government and the rest.

 

Pee Wee's picture

You mean incorporated immunity from the rule of law isn't what the USA was founded on?

Could have fooled me.  Vote for the black guy because he's black, no one will see it coming!

hangemhigh77's picture

and all it's agents.........one at a fucking time.

rbg81's picture

Uh, where is the Agency that Killed the Kennedys?  I don't see it here.

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

That's part of the invisible underground organized crime which is tolerated because it can be useful to the oligarchs when politicians do not play ball.

Againstthelie's picture

It's called plutocracy.

Not every state is a plutocracy and not every government is a ZOG.

I am more equal than others's picture

 

 

There one big missing part - where is the chart that shows the parasites sucking up resources from the makers and the politician trying to ever increase the number of parasites.

 

disabledvet's picture

well that's just it. "how do i go to the voter and with a straight face say i'm the one"?

if you're on the front lines of the vote getting machine here you're getting an earful!

"save the public sector unions"? this is the problem in the "non-recovery recovery" (stawks!)

no one is paying the Governor's quarter that i can tell...and once the empty promises turn out to be in fact outright default (Detroit et al...with many, many, many more on the way)...what then?

A gold standard around 1300 still looks do-able to me here. Until that happens we must assume that a tax revolt of epic proportions is right around the corner.

"Government has been downsized...but the debt is bigger than ever." There is only one answer to that...and that is "inflate it away."

Carpenter1's picture

It's close enough. Anyone with an inkling of a desire for justice had best at least feign belief in an all powerful and pissed off deity. Nothing else will do the job at this point, this time the reptilians have the laser beam attached to a shark that can wipe us all out in minutes.

OldPhart's picture

I have seriously considered running for congressional office.  I have the contacts but not the money.  I freely admit to all that I am, at heart, an asshole.  I also admit to 'terrorist' claims that I'd like to see 90% of Congress and the Senate swinging...from street lamps.  I've got a minor Pirate army and I've got a boy scout knife clenched in my dentures.

I'm nobody special actually, and we need about 565 of people like me in key positions of government.  People that know and understand they are NOT special for serving in our parasitical system.

Well, not quite like me...if I were a Representative I'd have killed pelosi, boxer, feinstein, biden, boner, and about 80% of the 'republicans' currently fronting the 'conservative view'.

Come get me NSA.  I want connedgress dead as much as I want you dead.  Fuck you.

Againstthelie's picture

McMolotov,

old communist, still trying to distract the people from the money masters running their plutocracies by luring them on false Marxist paths?

lordylord's picture

"Yup, that looks about right."

Great.  Now explain it to the 100,000,000 who voted for Obummer or Romney.  A near impossible task to just convince even one.

beaglebog's picture

Time makes more converts than does Reason.

McMolotov's picture

On a long enough timeline, reality bitch-slaps everyone.

BigJim's picture

The voters can stay asleep longer than you can stay undroned.

McMolotov's picture

Damn, that right there is some disturbing truthiness.

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

I have been reading and posting in ZH for about 5 years and I am amazed at the collective wisdom of the supermajority of Zerohedgers and the collective lack of understanding of the superminority.

One thing for sure, without mentioning names, I have seen many followers who where brave enough to cross over and see the light.

The blog has provided a fertile ground for debate and where even the MSM is checking in every day.

orez65's picture

"Yup, that looks about right."

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It left out the FEDERAL RESERVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ebworthen's picture

The FED needs it's own that connects "Government" and "Banks" in a cartoon dashed line whisper bubble.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Top of the list: OLIGARCHS 

That would be the Central Banks and their families, the Rothschilds, Morgans, Rockefellers, etc...

JuliaS's picture

The oligarchs are world class citizens who freely travel to any country without belonging to one. When citizenship's for sale virtually everywhere, they can shuffle passports like playing cards, all legally and legitimately.

We sit in our zoo cages, while those motherfuckers leasurely walk around with their peanut bags marveling at how cute we are, living our artificial lives for the sake of their entertainment.

bunzbunzbunz's picture

That's cute. You think you are so important that you are  "their"  entertianment. You do realize that their are many people in the world given the knowledge of how easy it is for you to aquire food, shelter.... and internet access, would think the same thing of you as how you appear to think of "the oligarchs". Compared to many on this planet, you are in the same group of "the oligarchs".