That we're in trouble is not a surprise. But how much trouble we are in is astonishing.
Although, as an American, this blog is Amerocentric - as kind commenters have pointed out - this post is not. When I say ALL of us I mean all life on this planet. But what are we going to do about it?
There is a presidential election pending - I like Ron Paul. I hate everybody else running. Cain was picked because he is a Federal Reserve crony and...bonus...he is black - a perfect front-man for the powerful monied interests controlling American politics. No more race card for the phony opposition. Why?
Obama is a coward, a liar, and a loser. He's an outstanding orator, when equipped with a teleprompter - projecting verve and vigor and conviction and everything wonderful - problem is - it's all lies. I don't care to beat up on the man - the way I see it - as if he didn't know it would happen - once in office - he was sat down- for "the talk" - where he was "educated" in the "ways of the world" and given generous offers no one wishing harm on their loved ones can ever ever refuse. Maybe I'm wrong - but let's get serious here - his past is a wild card - his public life brief - his meteoric rise to commander-in-chief faster than a rocket engine takes to burn out. Payback's a bitch, as the saying goes, and Chicago politics is all about payback. Opinions and conjecture - yes - but I'd love to hear a better explanation. I wish the man well - as I do all fellow human beings. Even murderers - I'm against the death penalty - except for treason - not even for public officials murdering the American citizens they are sworn to protect.
The trouble we are in...yes...extrajudicial killings...torture....banks gone wild....media strangled - and now - having lost their grip on public opinion - soon to "go dark" when "national security" requires the public get NO information since the only thing to report will be riots, revolts, and revolution. There's no way the boob-tube can report true America rising against their slave-masters is there?
America is now Amerika for one reason and one reason only: because WE are NOT abiding by the Constitution. PERIOD. Commenters to this blog have reiterated this simple fact to me when I've explored other options like internet-driven direct democracy - the Mike Gravel plan - etc...
But why has our republic failed - and why have we not kept it?
Moral fiber and Ethics: Yes - these words hit the hammer blow to the nail right where it counts - but then we are mired in the swamp of "what is ethics" - "what are morals" etc...
These issues get fogged in religious debates etc... Rightly so. After all - if we say that our "inalienable rights" are not from a creator - whether or not one believes in a creator - then from where do they come? That's a big problem - because when you throw a creator out of the picture - you are stuck with mankind itself - and that is the LAST place that will serve as an advisor on peace, equality, brotherhood, love of liberty and the rest of it. Why? Because human nature dictates that the power hungry work overtime without pay to get power - then they collect the dividends in a fruitless attempt to sate their insatiable appetite for ever more more more.
The Art Closet
I remember when I was in gradeschool - one of my buddies found a way to break into the art-closet in our tiny school. The art closet was a small room, locked always, safeguarding a treasure trove of art supplies - things like tubes of paint, colored pencils, sheets of colored poster paper, and sundry items of colorful fun for kids.
Somehow we broke into that room time and again - to the point where everybody was just raiding the place. Tubes of paint were splatted everywhere in the boys section of the schoolyard - poster-paper was blowing in the wind, classmates were flush with brand-new pencils in a coal-mining town when they were broke - well - I'm sure you know that our teachers saw all of this.
The Day of Reckoning for the Art Closet Raids
Yep - we got caught. One of the girls ratted us out - at least - that's my pushing-fifty view since they thought we were a bunch of crooks and hadda' go down.
It's funny - while the caper was going on - it seemed like a big party. But when the long arm of the law showed up - all of the sudden the seriousness of our crimes came into limpid focus. We were in trouble. Cops and everything.
In the end the ringleaders were punished and the interrogations led the authorities to the followers, the dummies, and everyone else that thought stealing was trivial - because "everyone was doing it." Parental discipline in those days was not a joke. Cops were a kid's preferred punisher - parents a very distant second.
The torture party is over. The books are coming out - Cheney, Rice and the rest of them. But all of a sudden - torture is no longer chic. Wars based on lies are not flag-draped rallies - but horror shows of human carnage, orphans, refugees - and shame. The physical challenges faced by returning vets pale in comparison to the PTSD and guilt many will carry with them for the rest of their lives. And for what? For the greedy power-hungry authors of books - books designed to absolve these Constitutional-rapists from square one. Public opinion has clearly abandoned those who've been "robbing the art closet" - so what's next?
What to Do?
Yes - the electronic voting machines are a complete disaster - but the fact is - that's all we have.
We must press on with the system in place - as a peaceful-power-transfer loving people. We have no other choice.
If any of the voting systems can be fixed before the next election - great - but in the meantime we must assume these systems are what we are stuck with. Are there means to ensure the integrity of said systems? Of course. Will they be implemented? That's a local issue - our Republic depends upon it.
Ron Paul is the only candidate that makes sense. Criticisms of Ron Paul - that I've heard are not accurate - and I encourage those reading this post to watch as many videos of Ron Paul as possible. He does NOT have radical ideas - he has truly conservative ideas - and if you are allergic to the word "conservative" please look it up and ask why a conservative like Ron Paul espouses some of the very same policies John F. Kennedy did - the same ones that got JFK shot - and may get Ron Paul shot - usurping the power of the Federal Reserve - ending profit-based wars, and eliminating superfluous government lemmingocracies.
If the EPA is so good - then why were acceptable human radiation levels increased following the Fukushima disaster - a catastrophe that we are experiencing on our own, without the help of the mainstream media.
If the dept. of Education is so good - why don't young folks know what the "Manhattan Project" is? Think I'm kidding. As embarrassing as this is to admit - I heard Rush Limbaugh - on his propaganda show - ask the kids in his support staff in the studio if they knew what the "Manhattan Project" was - NONE HAD HEARD OF IT!
If the CDCP - popularly known as the "CDC" (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) are so effective- why did my wife come home to inform me that one must ask at the (former employer) hospital she worked at that one must ask for the "bad-stuff-free" vaccine the hospital was pushing on all employees. Hmmmmm? Why is the public in so much trouble from flu to the point that every fluorescent-light flooded Walmartgreenetc store has a BIG SIGN at the entrance SELLING flu shots? I''ve had a flue a coupla' thousand times and I've survived every single one. The worst were when I went to Germany for three months in the nineties - if you haven't noticed - I'M STILL ALIVE!
What about the TSA?
NAZIs. I mean literally - that is - with respect to their jackboots - stupid look on their face - willingness to steal and willingness to participate in the stripping of citizens' rights, participation in the humiliation of women, encroachment on civilian travel on public interstates in Tennessee, and the rest of it. Not only don't these idiots care - they don't know enough TO CARE. And even if they did care - what's the difference? They joined on with the goon squad to enjoy their own sick pleasure - pedophilia - theft - sadistic humiliation of the public. You name it - the perfect job for the scum of the earth!
Who's to Blame?
I've always followed a simple rule. This may sound childish - but follow the twisted torturers wearing leather jackets - additionally and especially if they like brown.
Perhaps I'm paranoid - a conspiracy theorist (whatever the heck that is) - "crazy" (whatever that is) - or "an extremist" (whatever the heck that is) - or a critical thinker (we all know what that is.)
The end-game is WE LOSE OUR RIGHTS to dictators, tyrants, legalized thieves, usurers, con-artists, and the glorified greediest goons on the planet - that is - if we don't keep the pressure on the lot of them.
No - we don't want hand-outs or free anything - how stupid is that? WE want to pay our own way - as we've been raised to do in the American tradition. What we don't want - is to be robbed in the process of working our way to the "top" - you know - that Nirvana that each and every one of us has determined to be the place we wish to exist. That's a very personal Nirvana - free of the constraints artificially imposed by scam-artist marketers - scam-artist banksters - crooked politicians - has-been generals working for Rupert Murdick false-news network, liars like Sean, Neal, Laura and the rest of the Rushbies -
we want what we want - our own goals - our own self-determined "success" - our own money - our own mental peace - free of the fluorescent-light-polluted prisons these manipulators of mankind wish to incarcerate all of us in - 9 to 5 for a one-bedroom - and 24-7-365 for a two-bedroom.
It's time for the war mongers and the usurers and media liars to take a hike - or face the public. Hopefully for them - and I'm not hoping for them - they won't have to deal with the tar and feathers, pillorys, or oh man, this can get bad if we keep up that train of thought.
America is an all-welcoming place - still. We don't care where you are from. We don't care who you worship. All we ask is that we can put all that aside and have a peaceful nation. That means come together.