Happy Memorial Day.
It is a good day to reflect upon what exactly it is that we Americans stand for. After all - today is the day set aside for us to take pause and remember that many paid the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the American way.
But what is the "American way?" Since our corporate-OWNED media pollutes our airwaves with an intentionally confusing kaleidoscope of phantasmagoric fear-based-flag-wrapped fantasy - most Americans find themselves unable to come to grips with reality. The saying "garbage in garbage out" not only applies to computers - it applies to the human psyche. It is no secret that the "powers that be" use every trick in the the marketing book to steer the American herd in a direction they desire. Take a look at the hours you are working - the price of food - the price of fuel - your own economic situation - do you really think for a minute these efforts have ever been directed toward improving the plight of the common man?
As if the attack upon the economic "American Way" hasn't been nefarious enough - consider the attack upon the more important aspect of the "American Way" - our personal LIBERTIES. Presently I can express my ideas via this blog - but I am convinced that if our federal government continues its present course unabated - this blog will, along with many others, be eliminated as yet another "enemy of the government."
Let's get back to defining the "American Way." Never forget that this nation was founded by people who used force of arms to assert their independence. I am not advocating violence - I am merely stating a fact. That's why we have a second amendment. And since we have been facing attacks on the first Amendment - the Federal government is following a path that can only end in violent overthrow of the government. As John F. Kennedy said: "Those who make peaceful change impossible make violent revolution inevitable." I agree 100%. So let's get back to our roots as we attempt to define the "American Way."
Considering the Declaration of Independence, shown above, :
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. " read more HERE
Is our federal government "serving" the people? Is our federal government protecting our rights? Does our federal government even take the needs of the American people into consideration as they embark upon foreign wars without consulting Congress? Why don't we declare war? Why are Americans subject to illegal search and seizure at airports by TSA thugs? Why doesn't privacy matter for the common man but privacy matters to those in power - like Obama - who's kept records secret?
Why must we tolerate a Federal Reserve that is mismanaging our money supply? Why are treaties being signed to merge the USA, Canada, and Mexico without public approval? Why are our borders left unsecured during a period of fear-mongering where the very government that tells us to report every suspicious twitch of our fellow citizens' faces - leave the border unprotected if they are so worried about "terrorists" crossing into our nation?
My conclusion is that we are not living in a Republic or Democracy: We are living in an Oligarchical dictatorship. I base this conclusion on my own ability to reason. I do NOT base it upon garbage fed to me by the boob-tube. This dictatorship is run by the super-rich, corporations, and special interest groups like AIPAC who use their "power of the purse" to control our Congress - a Congress that is supposed to exercise THEIR "power of the purse" to constrain their co-equal branches of government. Can you say "conflict of interest?" If you think I'm kidding - how much did you and a hundred citizens you know contribute to your elected "representatives" lately? Well AIPAC and others contributed LOTS - so take a guess who gets their way with Congress? Add to that - the problem of UNELECTED leeches attached to OUR government - who use the fear and panic they spread to the media to feather their nests while the rest of us lose our property to the bankers.
America is facing a war alright. A war on our culture of individualism by collectivists. A war on our food supply by megalomaniacs intent on feeding us garbage that makes us fat and causes disease. Americans face psychopaths who've wormed their way into our military with world conquest in mind - not the Bill of Rights. Americans are at war with a cabal of international bankers who charge insane usurous interest rates to the public - then forgive debts to corrupt dictators willing to toe the line.
Americans are at war with their own government - that's why they search your baby at the airport - grope your wife - shower your entire family with radiation - yet let the corrupt on-the-take Senators and Congressmen owned by AIPAC walk through the back gate.
Rich Americans who can afford to fly private planes - or charter private jets are not subject to the search and seizure as are you and me. Why?
If America is so broke - why are we embarking on more wars all over the planet - continuing wars based on torture based on lies - regardless of the political "party" occupying the White House.
Why is it illegal to milk a cow and drink the milk?** Why do the Feds have time to go after farmers but our troops are guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan?
What are your mothers, brother, sisters, husbands......all of them......WHAT ARE THEY FIGHTING FOR?
Today is a great day to ask oneself that question - revisit your roots - use your own ability to reason - the very faculty that makes HOMO SAPIENS (THINKING MAN) truly special.
Serving one's country means more than carrying a rifle. It also means carrying the burdon of self-examination, humility - and finally decision.
Happy Memorial Day!