“Christ was crucified for preaching without a police permit”
– Robert A. Heinlein
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, and every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Noting exists except the endless present in which the party is always right.”
– George Orwell, 1984
It erupted on election night with a 9/11 like shock, with the news that the Hillary Clinton was losing Florida and appeared certain to lose much else besides. The election of 2016 constituted a de facto referendum on the course of recent American history. That referendum delivered a conclusive judgment: the underlying consent of American policy since the end of the Cold War has collapsed. Principles that members of the policy elite have long treated as self-evident no longer have the consent of ‘consumers’. Then came the Great Hysteria, dictating how people must think and act, and what they should care about.
Aluminum planes cannot fly over 500 miles an hour at low altitudes, below a few thousand feet, and then disappear completely into steel skyscrapers, so the acts for which the 19 Arabs are accused of simply didn’t happen. They didn’t cause three buildings to implode and pancake into their own footprint on 9/11. Show us pictures of plane remains at the Pentagon. When Al Qaeda supposedly attacked the towers, they’re ‘terrorists’. When they’re attacking Syria’s Al Assad, they’re ‘insurgents’. If you doubt that ‘our’ government would allow such a thing, watch the Zapruder film of the JFK murder and then ask why ‘our free press’ still presents Oswald as a lone assassin. If it stinks like 3 day old fish, it usually is 3 day old fish and official presentations are those fish.
The emphasis on diversity and multiculturalism has allegedly improved the status of groups long discriminated against. Yet these advances have done little to reduce the alienation and despair saturating our society suffering from epidemics of chronic substance abuse, morbid obesity, and teen suicide. Throw in the world’s highest incarceration rate, an endless appetite for porn, urban school systems stuck in permanent crisis, and mass shootings that occur regularly, and what you see isn’t a healthy society.
Congressmen leave office with much more money in their bank account than their pay would provide, along with having full insurance/retirement coverage at our expense. Citizens constantly vote in the opposite direction from what ‘our’ government does. America invades countless countries in direct contrast to what we say we do, and what we established in Nuremberg. The EPA is run by industry insiders in the same way the agriculture department constantly acts as an enabler for Monsanto and their friends. ‘Our free press’ is curiously saying the same thing, almost at the same time every night, but doesn’t present anything beyond the party line. Government subsidizes corporations in so many ways it’s nearly impossible to list. Everything is seen from a corporate point of view and to their benefit in a land supposedly organized ‘by the people and for the people.’
The Republican Party clings to the view that reducing taxes, cutting red tape, restricting abortion, curbing immigration, prohibiting flag-burning and increasing military spending will alleviate all that ails the country. Democrats promised in their recently unveiled, and instantly forgotten program for a “Better Deal”, believe that raising the minimum wage, capping the cost of prescription drugs, and creating apprenticeship programs for the unemployed will favor their party with voters. Each wind of the Uniparty is led by aging Boomers that have long since alienated themselves from American culture and how their policies affect them. Neither will, or have delivered in any meaningful ways on any of the broad promises they have ever made.
Stop gerrymandering to help restore competitive elections. Limit or remove corporate money in elections at all levels, which may mean amending the Constitution. Require a balanced federal budget which will expose the lie that voters need not choose between guns and butter. Start treating environmentalism with the importance that it deserves, we should not be subsidizing corporate entities that destroy our existing natural resources. Break the current situation where Republicans/Democrats silently collaborate to dictate the policy agenda, and restrict the range of policy options judged acceptable. Dividing ‘consumers’ through the current political party system gets them to spend their energies in fighting for things of no importance, while both sides are looted and conscripted as tax cows for those wielding the power of the state.
The Gulf of Tonkin…9/11…the Gleiwitz incident…the Reichstag fire…Assad using chemical weapons…artificial sweeteners and glyphosate are ‘safe’…untested chemicals broadcast everywhere…GMO foods are ‘healthy’…WMDs in Iraq…Abu Ghraib…election fraud is a ‘myth’…the two-tiered justice system…poisoning our water…the absurd idea that a corporation and a citizen are equal when it comes to legal procedures or free speech…drug advertisements on the TV telling you to ask your doctor…insurance failures across the board…Google/Facebook/TV acting as thought police. A nation of consumers, moving like herd animals on ‘burning issues’, and ‘fads’ tearing down our history. This time it is confederates and next it will be Washington and Jefferson for being slaveholders. Americans are schizophrenic.
The love it or leave it boys have no minds; only emotions without any intelligence as they choose to believe what the American corporation sells. They can’t imagine using their minds to explore reality, if they even have minds. The biggest gang has declared that it’s a capitalist or a communist situation, us or them, leaving no room to explore what’s really going on, if you depend on official sources.
Our government has changed from a government largely controlled by the population, to a government focused on control of the population. Until ‘consumers’ understand that this government has failed in every aspect of its charter, it will continue to disintegrate. There’s no solution available for a government impervious to the will of the people. Silence equals consent.
Scientists serve the government’s military programs and can’t speak out when the government lies without ending their careers. Economists serve Wall Street, the big banks, and the global corporations. Psychologists and anthropologists help Washington subdue its victim populations. Journalism serves the government’s lies, a ‘terrorist’ is anyone who doesn’t have an air force, but terrorists who are trained and funded by the Empire aren’t terrorists but ‘insurgents.’ Doctors prescribe according to the drug companies. Wherever you look, you see professionalism serving a material interest. The military/security complex, Wall Street and the banks own this country.
Keep them entertained, which means, keeps their minds off anything else. Do this early, and often enough, and the youth, which turn into voters, never develop the capacity to think. They believe what ‘their daddy’ told them or what their favorite talking head sells.
We have no one to blame but ourselves for our current state of affairs. American citizens want to be safe, and in the quest for that accept most anything they hope will create that safety without thinking or questioning. Those who make up the Deep State aren’t conspiring directly by working together to rule the world. What they’re doing is taking advantage of a dumbed down fearful populace by using the chaos, incompetent institutions, and confusion spread by the propaganda press to institute their agendas. The Deep State consists of shadowy billionaires, mega-corporations, the military industrial complex, surveillance state agencies, bureaucrats, corrupt politicians and their mass media mouthpieces. You are being manipulated, and the hypocrisy must stop if America is to survive as a nation.
Destruction is the fate that each nation on earth can expect unless it pays homage and obeisance to these neo-feudal overlords who promise protection in return for national servitude, in return for the complete surrender of their people and natural resources to increase the rate of profit for the capital that controls the NATO military machine. NATO is the armed fist not only of America and its allies as nations, but also of the ‘capitalists’ of those nations who are prepared to strike against any nation that stands in their way of profit. Propaganda, lies, inventions, distortions and misrepresentations of reality in order to conjure an emotional response in ‘consumers minds’ of the desired type and action to follow, is a primary pillar of the mythology they create.
The only thing keeping America even semi-democratic is its tradition of free speech, so that is on the way out. You can see that in process. Major ‘news’ is now being checked by Google/Facebook/TV to see if its ‘fake’ and if so, it’s not presented. America is weakening its society in order to dominate it. What could accomplish this goal more efficiently than exacerbating the country’s internal conflicts? The TV says Nazis are involved and without question everyone jumps on board as if Jesus had spoken.
The hypocrisy is breathtaking to behold. Why aren’t ANTIFA and BLM protesting in Chicago to stop the killing of black people? Chicago doesn’t fit their anti-Trump narrative. It’s black people doing the killing. None of this is ever really about helping people as they raise retirement ages, punish the youth with school loans they can’t pay, and exempt themselves from most laws that apply to us. Those who defend free speech are scolded by those who believe that only certain views should be allowed to be heard. As long as the working people are fighting each other, no one bothers to challenge the root cause of our current dystopia.
– Craig Dudley