The world we inhabit has become complicated. Overly complicated. So complicated that we no longer can recognize events transpiring before our eyes. It is magic. We have become trained and accustomed to seeing what is fake and taking it for reality. It is magic. Slight of Hand. There is a man behind the curtain, but our little dog, Toto is nowhere to be found. The curtain remains closed and we continue to take artifice for reality.
Funny how a turn of phrase, repeated often enough, turns reality upside down, and makes otherwise intelligent people, stupid. “Genocide” ~ what the Nazi’s did to the Jews back in the day. “Settling the Territory” ~ what the Anglo-Europeans did to the American Indian, as the ‘settlers’ occupied the lands. Better yet, let’s call our own Indian genocide, “Civilizing the barbarians.” That’s a tantalizing mouthful. Can’t swallow that without a shot of vodka, or maybe a whole bottle. Here’s a recent one for you. USA and NATO amassing heavy artillery, rocket launchers, and troops along the Eastern European border ~ “Russian Aggression.” USA executing a coupe in Ukraine, ditto “Russian aggression.” China controlling it’s national interests in the South China Sea ~ “escalation of tensions.”
And they feed us, the general populace, this pablum of lies and memes long enough until the greater mass of us come to believe its verity. In fact, whenever I come back to USA, my ‘homeland,’ (a term I cannot use without heavy qualification and vomiting), I am asked: “Russia? Wow, why do you live there? I mean Putin is evil; and those Russians are trying to take over the world.” And this is what I hear from educated people. I don’t know any stupid ones.
But, we know eventually “As The World Turns,” becomes”General Hospital,” which itself becomes “Days of our Lives.” And our own world itself starts to look a great deal like another cheap old television drama in which we get caught up while reality passes us by. So the memes change, and we are redirected by those controlling the horizontal and the vertical~ Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, McDonald Douglas, General Electric, Exxon-Mobil, BP, Monsanto, Citicorp, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Eli Lilly, Koch Industries, Nestle.
So then we are given over, by propaganda galore, to the new meme. The US Presidential race for the White House, the golden ring, the chalice, Excalibur, the golden fleece… now that’s a thought. The Big Fleecing of America ~ the US election process. It’s showtime everyone, so put on your red, white, and blue, and listen up. This here’s important. In fact this is the noose that delivers the faux-golden egg. It is deliverance time! Again, we are asked, nay forced, to believe. Believe that it makes a difference if its Bernie the designated Commie, Donald the disgusting Fascist, or Hilary, the one and only Flying Reptile. So we have the whore of Babylon ~ a prostitute in a pants suit, taking money from anyone who is ready to pay. Donnie, the self-financed self-promoting wealthy-kid, who does not need a penny to play, because his mouth gets him all the attention needed. And The Bern… the hope of the unwashed masses, enrapted by his visage, as the vultures circle the shore.
The joke is on us, I’m afraid. The system is broken, if it every really worked at all. We are made to believe this charade makes a difference, it doesn’t. OK. If the reptile in a pantsuit wins I will be upset… not because I think she will do anything different than what’s she’s told. But, I will be upset because she should be in jail, if not hanged by the neck until dead after an official judgment, of course, by a legitimate court. You know, sort of like the charade we saw play out with our friend Saddam Hussein. Although, I would not object to a scenario more like the one she engineered against Muammar Gadafi (“We came, we saw, he died….” chortle, chortle, gaffaw)!
But, go ahead root for your favorite color… it’s all just candy-coating on your shit-sticks. But, perhaps we can all make ourselves a promise to not be fooled again. What do you think? Can we do that? Just remember we are all members of the same species, all of us began as babies from the womb. We all had no idea we were individuals in those first several months. Those things flailing around were not our arms. Those kicking things, not our legs. The things passing before our eyes, entrenching us deeper and deeper into the startling surround of our universe. Our sense of self a mere reflection of the world we inhabited. But, now we are persons, important persons, with a grasp of the facts. The facts they tell us. And we believe them. After all they are specialists, as are we.
And don’t forget what they tell you. We in the USA are truly and utterly unique. We are the exceptional nation, the chosen people (hence our unbreakable relation with Israel… another deluded folk). We need to save the world from communism, from terror, from Muslims, from gypsies and other such barbarians. Putin is evil, China is hungry, Iran is sick, N Korea infantile. But we, thank our god, are sane, brave, and righteous! And, if you continue to believe all this poppy-cock, surely the end of your individuality will be sooner than you expect. We will all be merged in the great beyond. Peace my friends. Sandy