Where are the honest politicians? Why do these men (and a few women) get given donations with a handshake proviso to push through a law that, for example, deregulates the banking industry knowing it to be a terrible idea and still do it. I thought you had to be a bit sly in politics so why not take their money, get into power, and then stick two fingers up at the banks? It is this complicity seen throughout politics across the world that baffles me. Is it that only morally bankrupt individuals want power? The American President Woodrow Wilson is just one example, he knew what he was doing when dealing with the banks in creating a central, autonomous banking system and later regretted it.
"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men." -Woodrow Wilson, after signing the Federal Reserve into existence