These words from Jim Morrison’s 1967 song ~ originally intended as a breakup message to his girlfriend ~ are prophetic, almost proleptically describing what is now coming to full flower here in the homeland, in the brave new world of America fifty years hence. Do we, or at the very least, do those responsible for managing the affairs of State, even stop to review the coalescence of intertwining events, globally and domestically, that increasingly define the dimensions of our collapse ~ the End?
Let us review some of the more salient aspects. We have an untethered FINANCIAL industry~the very heart of our capitalist economy~set free by Billy-boy Clinton himself, an industry running wild and run amuck, over citizens and markets alike. The 2008 financial collapse is only one dimension of the larger domestic and global turmoil it has spawned. The subprime mortgage debacle is another piece of that clusterfuck. Of course, Wells Fargo’s recent fraudulent activities, are yet a further indication of the fractious disease infecting our banking and financial system. Investors are being fleeced, homeowners thrown out on the streets, savings accounts vanished, jobs lost, poverty abounding~all right here in the homeland. All the while our banking-elites keep right on paying-off Queen Hilary, her red-nosed court jester of a husband, as well as others on her friends and family plan.
Then, of course, we have international financial scandals, also involved in pay-for-play schemes with, who else, the Clinton clan, their Foundation, as well as a host of other characters whose names become more familiar to us each and every day. The behemoth British bank, HSBC, was found to have funneled some $80MM to the Clinton Foundation (perhaps a money-laundering scheme). Meanwhile, James Comey, Director of the FBI, previously on the Board of Directors of HSBC, recently excused Queen Hilary from Federal prosecution in the case of the treasonous scandal concerning classified information while she headed the State Department. And, not to forget any of the relevant players, your very own Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, brokered an HSBC settlement deal, ultimately letting the bank off the hook for over $100MM in tax evasion. The captains of the banking industry, their boards, and our bought-and-paid-for leaders just keep playing catch-me-if-you-can with the American people. And, of course, this does not even address the speaking fees to the Queen-in-waiting totaling millions of dollars from the most prominent of financial institutions.
Shall we move on to the Obama health insurance scam? Here we have a federal order mandating each and every citizen purchase health insurance from private insurance corporations, or face federal fines. And the premiums demanded by these private insurers keep rising exponentially, along with the deductibles that are quickly bankrupting a large portion of Americans who can ill-afford it. And, of course, the new law was written by the INSURANCE industry lobby itself.
What about the ENERGY industry? Well here we have another gang of crooks, thieves, and thugs who, now that the liquid-gold is harder to find, are fracking through bedrock to squeeze out whatever they can manage from the earth, and in so doing poisoning the ground water and drinking water supplies of cities and villages across the land. In the meanwhile, they are soliciting the government, and buying up right of ways to lay oil and gas pipeline across the country, in untouched wilderness, and smack through the heart of sacred, American Indian lands. And so, we get militarized police responses to the efforts of native Americans and other citizens to try and stop the despoilation.
Speaking of POLICE. We have indefensible police killings of black Americans over the past five years in increasingly alarming and escalating numbers. And the protests in response to such killings are met with equally disturbing militarized reactions from what appear to be local, state and federally-sanctioned militias. Where are we heading?
Speaking of militarized militias, it’s time we speak of the American appetite for WAR. Our hunger seems insatiable! From Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, and Libya, to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ukraine, and Syria, we cannot seem to keep our hands out of other peoples’ pants. We instigate, cajole, threaten, finance, arm, manage, and support civil wars, insurrections, regime change, all under the false umbrella of humanitarian aims, when the facts suggest otherwise. Why are we trying to overthrow Assad? Is it because he refused our deal years ago for the pipeline? And, why are we supporting neo-Nazis in Ukraine, for example? Why is Joe Biden’s coke-head son, Hunter (also a former executive at MBNA America Bank) on the board of directors of Ukraine’s energy company, Burisma? For that matter, why is Natalie Jaresko, a former U.S. diplomat and recently-minted Ukrainian citizen, who was involved in insider dealings while managing a $150 million U.S. AID-backed investment fund, now the Finance Minister of Ukraine? Easy answers, we paid for the revolution, the coup, so we get to play in the sandbox. More pay-for-play, internationally.
And what of the wholesale surveillance of US citizens in our newly-minted SECURITY STATE overflowing with its many tentacled apparatchiks~ NSA, CIA, FEMA, DHS, etc.? I mean we all know this is standard operating procedure by our government now, but we refuse to stand up to it or rebel against it. And the people informing us of such deceptions and unconstitutional activities are persecuted and prosecuted: Manning, Assange, Snowden and others. The powers-that-be say they are protecting us against TERRORISM. But who is terrorizing whom? What of 9/11? Congress has approved the rights of ‘terror’ victims to sue Saudi Arabia. Why? Were they involved? Was there collusion, coordination with the US government? Was this a FALSE FLAG event in order to overthrow Sadam in Iraq and move on from there to the rest of the MENA? And who funded Al Quaeda? ISIS, ISIL, Daesh? Why do they have US weapons and trucks? What other potentially false-flag events have transpired both here in the exceptional country and in Europe at large? Speculation abounds, as do the conspiracy theories. But, really why should we doubt the speculators and conspiracy theorists? Do we have any more reason to believe the likes of Queen Hilary, Bill the red-nosed reindeer, Hussein Obama, the US MIC, the spooks (CIA, NSA, etc), or the oligarchs and bankers who are lying through their teeth, dissembling at each and every turn, and making war profits to boot?
And, now, we’ve decided to polarize and DEMONIZE RUSSIA, China and Iran. The propaganda being spread like creamy peanut butter across the airwaves is incredible. Putin himself is responsible for everything from rigging the Democratic election to destroying humanitarian convoys in Syria. Of course, he stole Crimea; the annexation had nothing to do with an vote by Crimeans in the wake of a US-backed and engineered neo-Nazi coup in Ukraine. And we won’t allow China to protect its own territorial waters. And we will be damned if Iran wants to enhance its relations with Syria or Russia.
These are only a few of the elements defining The End. We have been had, my friends; but we won’t be fooled again! Or will we?