Yet you niggas still don't realize. Keep voting for Dems and Repubs, two sides of the same coin. It is a false dichotomy, the two parties that is. If people realized if they stopped participating in a rigged process and actually manned the fuck up, then something could be achieved. The only thing the corporate and private entities that hold the strings of the proverbial marionette understand is loss of profit and death. It is impossible to threaten them with the former, but the latter can easily be imposed due to the outstanding majority the people possess. Bills like this are being passed because they realize people are beginning to grow a brain.The Occupy Wall Street was a pebble thrown into the ocean, a small ripple that didn't carry the whole way so to no surprise, it's plateauing and nothing is really changing. Understand that alone, you possess no power whatsoever against these people. Their strength and influence extends to every corner and shore on this planet. Live your life the best way you can but stay vigilant. Not sure why all of a sudden people are riled up. Independent candidates have no shot because they aren't backed my banking conglomerates and huge lobbies (Banks, AIPAC, etc.) Why do you think they constantly pass these things on New Years Eve, (or when they passed the bill essentially granting lobbies/corporations limitless campaign contributions at the height of the Haitian earthquake a while back?) and days when they know you're distracted? They have no respect or regard for the common man or woman. They don't care about you. It's time people stopped caring about them. But niggas are more concerned about Jordans and looking fresh rather than being aware. Understand that the people that really run society are the silent few whom you'll never recognize or know about. There is no such thing as a group called "Illuminati Inc." , but there things like the CIA, Bechtel, Dynacorp, and a whole load of other secret, covert groups that do a lot of nasty shit noone ever knows about. Obama is a puppet who must conform to the institution that is greater than who is he is. There is nothing he can do about it. The Illuminati is a myth, because the reality is that the organizations and entities you trust or put faith in, are in reality the thing people should be aware of the most.