"When you accept money in payment for your effort, you do so only on the conviction that you will exchange it for the product of the effort of others. It is not the moochers or the looters who give value to money. Not an ocean of tears nor all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Those pieces of paper which should have been gold, are a token of honor -- your claim upon the energy of the men who produce. Your wallet is your statement of hope that somewhere in the world around you there are men who will not default on that moral principle which is the root of money." ~ Ayn Rand
Politicians--Are They Prostitutes or Pimps?
With few exceptions, if any, the government representatives known as politicians, have their political careers for selfish reasons. That's why they use the term 'public service' so frequently. It masks the reality of their greed, deceit, and self-serving actions. The way they operate makes them anything but 'public servants.' To my eye, they appear to be either political prostitutes or political pimps.
Webster defines prostitute as, '1. a person, usually a women, who engages in sexual intercourse for money. 2. To sell or offer (oneself) as a prostitute. 3. to put (one's talent or ability) to unworthy use.'
Webster defines pimp as, 'a man who solicits customers for a prostitute.'
Congress and the White House can be seen as the world's biggest cat houses. The President and Congressmen/women walk the halls before their clients from the lobby groups. The lobbyists whisper in the ears of the political prostitutes what they're after. Not wanting to appear too willing, and wanting to up the ante, the politician/prostitute feigns concern that the request goes against their 'convictions.' Knowing this game, the client/john/lobbyist, offers more money to further entice the reluctant political whore to do what he wants. Finally the politician, sure he can't get anymore out of his lobbyist/john, agrees. This paints a picture of the politician as a prostitute.
In another scenario, the politician, as pimp, offers for sale to the lobbyists the politician's own people. He or she deals with the lobbyist for the services of the politician's constituents. For example, Bush wanted the favors of the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (www.aipac.org ), so he pimped the US military and the people who make it up, as well as their families, to serve the security interests of Israel, a major goal of AIPAC. Bush, in return, gets paid by receiving from AIPAC money and Jewish support in his reelection bid. Or, in the case of the Vice President, Cheney allows the oil company executives to set America's energy policy, which results in, as the Enron tapes demonstrated, 'grandma Millie getting f__ked' by Enron.
In George W. Bush's case, as well as in the case of all the politicians who consider themselves good 'revealed' religionists, whether Christian, Jew, or Muslim since all three 'revealed' religions have faith in Father Abraham, it's not surprising that the mentality of pimps and prostitutes plays a role in their thinking and actions.
In Genesis 12:8, we read that Abram, latter to change his name to Abraham because God told him to (Genesis 17:5), was going into Egypt with his pretty wife Sarai, latter to have her name changed to Sarah because God told Abraham to change her name (Genesis 17:15). On the way into Egypt, Abram told Sarai that the Egyptians would think she's a nice looking woman and want to have their way with her. If she told them Abram was her husband, Abram felt they'd kill him to have her. Abram, therefore, told Sarai to tell the Egyptians she was Abram's sister. This Biblical lie led to the Egyptian Pharaoh taking Sarai as his wife. To show appreciation for Sarai's services, Pharaoh rewarded her 'brother' Abram with '. . . sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.' (Genesis 12:16) This makes Abram a pimp and Sarai a prostitute.
The first patriarch of the Hebrew nation/religion, and its offshoots of Christianity and Islam, was a pimp. No wonder Bush and the politicians can relate so well to the Bible!
Maybe Bush decided to invade Iraq because of a Bible lesson he learned from this disgusting Bible myth. In Genesis 12:17, we are told that God did not punish Abram or Sarai for lying to Pharaoh and the Egyptians. The Bible god, instead, 'plagued Pharaoh and his house.' This is Bushit logic! The US is attacked by one group but attacks another group that had nothing to do with it!
With the politician as either prostitute or pimp, the people lose.