Our Mad, Misguided Society
The American public is becoming increasingly aware that our votes are meaningless. Whether it was Mark Twain or Emma Goldman who actually said it, the cynical quote that “If voting mattered, it would be illegal,” seems more profound every day.
We’ve just been treated to party officials cancelling the Wyoming vote, and simply awarding all delegates to Ted Cruz, in order to stop Donald Trump from getting the 1237 delegates necessary for the Republican Party nomination. At the same time, Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton by 12 points in the popular vote, but Hillary somehow gets four more delegates out of it.
The same mainstream media that has been referring to Trump as “racist” on a continual basis, and accusing him of “inciting violence,” is now targeting his one- time adviser Roger Stone. Stone and others are urging concerned Americans to go to Cleveland and confront the delegates at the Republican convention for their anti- democratic chicanery. For his activism, Stone is being accused of “inciting violence” as well.
Meanwhile, those who continue to show up at most every Trump rally, financed by Craig’s List ads or the deep pockets of George Soros, are sympathetically portrayed by the same media as humble “protesters.” Evidently, the right to disrupt a gathering only applies to the rallies of Donald Trump, as genuine protesters at a variety of public and private gatherings over the years can attest to. The out-of-control police forces we see everywhere now, cracking down on barbecue disputes and swimming pool rifts, are nowhere to be seen at the Trump rallies. They adopt the same uncharacteristic, hands-off policy towards the Trump “protesters” that they extend to truly dangerous gang members and other actual criminal-types.
The reality is obvious to everyone; both Trump and Sanders draw huge crowds, sometimes as large as 40,000. Meanwhile, Cruz and Hillary are fortunate to fill up a room. Much as it was clear in 2012 just which candidate had the most support (it was Ron Paul), in 2016, Trump and Sanders are the clear favorites with the public.
In the midst of this disenfranchisement of the people, our culture continues to devolve into a Roman-empire style of decadence. The rights of transgender citizens are considered more important that the civil liberties all of us are losing daily. Everything can be considered “racist” now. First it was brown paper lunch bags. Then it was the term “hard-working.” Now, some are claiming that band-aids are “racist.” According to these social justice warriors, “white privilege” is something destitute families in Appalachia have, while the likes of Oprah Winfrey don’t. Even saying “all lives matter” is called “racist.”
While the “left” wants to seemingly ruin the lives of anyone who “offends” their increasingly narrow sensibilities, the “right” would like to convert America into a land of “job creators” and illegal immigrants. No one talks about how the vast majority of workers don’t receive annual pay increases any more. Pensions are being eliminated. But executive bonuses continue to skyrocket, even when those getting them have been abysmal failures at their jobs.
The mainstream media recently trumpeted the good news that unemployment claims haven’t been so low since the early 1970s. Meanwhile, they admit there are some 94 million adults of working age who are unemployed. It was actually very bad news, in that it revealed how many out-of-work Americans have seen their benefits run out, if they ever even qualified for them. What these figures actually mean is that fewer unemployed Americans are getting even the pittance that unemployment benefits provide.
Our leaders are so wrong-headed on every issue that is simply defies belief. As the late James Forrestal once said, before he “jumped” out of a window at Bethesda Naval Hospital, “By the law of averages, they should at least once in a while do something in our favor.” Our leaders never do anything that benefits the vast majority of Americans. By contrast, every move they make is designed to drive down the standard of living for some 80% of the people, while making certain that more and more wealth is directed upwards into the hands of the elite.
Who among us supports perpetual war? Enslavement to the bankers? Hiring illegal immigrants over American citizens? Neglecting our own infrastructure? Paying companies bonuses to hire foreign visa workers over American citizens? An untold amount of corporate welfare, while slashing food stamp benefits? I could go on and on. Without a “conspiracy,” as Forrestal said, once in a while they’d do something that would benefit everyone.
If the powers that be succeed once again, and there is no reason to think they won’t, considering they “win” every game they play with their stacked deck; then we will be left with a “choice” for president between Hillary Clinton and some typically putrid Republican like Romney or Ryan. Trump and Sanders may not be able, or even willing, to do anything to stop the corruption and govern in a constitutional manner. But the very fact that they might try is apparently too much for our deluded masters.
I do sense that more people are waking up, especially to all the blatant voter fraud going on in both major parties. But the majority are still asleep. Too many are so sound asleep they may never be able to awaken. That’s the problem we face- trying to wake up those who simply are unwilling or unable to do so.
I run into this all the time. While many people accept much of what I’m saying, even a lot of “awake” people will at some point state, “that’s going too far.” J. Edgar Hoover, of all people, defined this mentality when he said, “The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.” He was talking about communism, of course, but the point is applicable to the situation today. Most people simply can’t accept that the corruption is as bad as it is.
Snoop Dog and Mickey Rourke are just the latest celebrities to threaten Donald Trump with violence. The authorities don’t seem interested in even talking with them. But The Washington Post and other mouthpieces of the state seem to think that Roger Stone calling for protesters to come to the Republican convention does constitute a threat. Clearly, it all depends on who or what is being threatened.
As I tried to show in Hidden History, our leaders built this monstrosity. Fifty years of absolute, nearly non-stop corruption, conspiracy and incomprehensibly bad decision-making have brought America to the brink of total collapse. The system can’t sustain itself the way it is currently being run, and what is more astounding is the fact those running it seem to know this, and simply don’t care.
This would make a great, apocalyptic science-fiction movie. But the madness is all too real. And unless something drastic and miraculous occurs, we’re all going to have to deal with it. Much as the proles in Orwell’s 1984 had the potential to easily overthrow Big Brother, we have the power to rein in our own corrupt leaders.
But for real change, real reform, to occur, a lot more people have to wake up. Looking at more and more of our fellow citizens wandering out into traffic like untrained toddlers, transfixed by their cell phones, it’s hard for anyone to be optimistic.