October 2, 2013
The supposed government shutdown that has grabbed national headlines over the last few days remains in effect as Democrats and Republicans bicker over who is at fault for delaying veteran benefits and closing down government parks and monuments.
On Tuesday, the corporate media had a field day covering aged veterans in wheelchairs denied access to the World War 2 Memorial in Washington. Democrats and Republicans came together long enough to scrape up enough dollars expropriated at gunpoint to reopen the monument and save face.
“One faction of one party in one house of Congress in one branch of government shut down major parts of the government all because they didn’t like one law,” said Obama on October 1 as he worked to politically exploit the situation. “This Republican shut down did not have to happen, but I want every American to understand why it did happen.”
After excoriating so-called Tea Party Republicans in the House, Obama went on to defend the vastly unpopular Unaffordable Care Act, legislation crafted by insurance corporations empowering the IRS to steal even more money from the American people for the crime of not purchasing goods and services from transnational corporations masquerading as health care providers.
Wars in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa – performed at the behest of Wall Street and the financial elite under the aegis of national security and the discredited war on manufactured terror – will continue uninterrupted, of course, even as the Pentagon’s sports competition at service academies is put on hold. The State Department and USAID, the government operation responsible for conducting various color revolutions and other geostrategic subversions, will naturally remain open as Democrats and Republicans slug it out.
The Federal Reserve, described as “a self-funded agency” by National Propaganda Radio, will “remain completely functional” during the staged crisis because, of course, it is not a government agency although it is invariably described as such by the establishment media.
In other words, the misdescribed shutdown will largely effect so-called domestic services as around 800,000 government employees are furloughed without pay, but the critical functions of the state will continue uninterrupted. The IRS will still be in business. It will, however, stop auditing citizens for the moment because its agents and clerks are furloughed without pay.
Finally, the shutdown that is not really a shutdown will not darken the symbols of government power. “While you won’t be able to walk up to the Washington Monument, it will still be illuminated at night, according to National Park Service spokeswoman Carol Johnson,” who will be furloughed. “This also applies to the other shuttered monuments,” writes Sarah Anne Hughes, who writes for a website that chronicles happenings in the district of criminals.