You see, I’ve been back here in the United Security State Republic of America (USSR-a) over three weeks now, and while I haven’t seen security forces amassed and marching in the streets of our cities yet, their numbers in the airports seem to have quadrupled since my last visit back in July. And by the looks of it they have settled into their posts quite nicely and rather permanently. I think it will not be much longer before we may see tanks in the streets on routine patrol, especially in those abandoned inner cities and outer-loop suburbs that could not keep up with the shell game called US finance and zero-sum game casino capitalism, as resources become increasingly scarce and distribution systems falter and breakdown.
And do not try to delude yourselves for a minute; this up-armoring of the USSR-a directly correlates to the decreasing availability of global resources to feed the imperial beast, and the concurrent negative impact of climate change. These are the three legs of the stool that has come to define our world and quietly determine our collective representations… our worldview.
We, the people, must be increasingly vigilant about the inter-relationship between these three world-altering facts, for they are inextricably linked. There is no getting around the conclusion that the up-armoring of the State is a direct, unabashed, but unannounced response to the other two legs… It is just that the State tells us it is to protect us from terror. When, in fact, they are getting prepared for the blowback that is surely brewing as a response to the growing awareness of the other two factors. And if you still believe that marshal law is not the law of the land, just look again; and take another real close look at the US marshal service.
But all this security is not my real concern during this thankless holiday season, Black Friday not withstanding. I have myself become accustom to the myriad intrusions when back on the sacred soils. And, while I have made the choice to call it like I see it, there are still many, so many citizen-deniers here. They wish to remain ignorant and recite the official narrative about security and freedom: the freedom to buy, to spend, to gorge themselves until it all goes up in flames. But, they deny that possibility as well. For, most citizens believe we are just going through a small blip in the screen that will soon pass. They say, we will be saved by more open markets, cleaner technology, and the domestication of outer space (DOS). Just as long as we can keep those ‘fucking’ Arabs, Chinese, or Iranians from raining on our parade… after all, this is the New American Century, and they need to respect it.
We still manage our lives and seek to manage the lives of those around the globe by this myth of our own righteousness, of our own special status, just like we did with the American Indian. It is a myth handed down to us as far back as Abraham and his original disciples, and it goes something like this: “We are a special, chosen people! And if THEY are not utilizing resources efficiently and most effectively (according to our standards), then we have a justifiable right, indeed, we have a moral imperative, to take it from them, even if by force.
So, let us not forget on this uniquely ‘whiteman’ American holiday exactly what it is we are commemorating. We hereby commemorate our complicity in theft of lands, destruction of cultures, and decimation of indigenous populations. And we are continuing our legacy with every passing day, whether by military force or through capital market exploitation, or by both working hand-in-glove the good ole’ American way in the USSR-a.