- Why do we have elections? Does it matter if there is
no choice? Has anyone noticed that the political conventions have not been
held, and already the parties have decided who the candidates will be
with almost no input from any of the largest groups of real people: Does
this matter? Hell no how can it matter when people don't actually
matter at all, to either of the major political groups, or in any other
context in the USA today. We are officially nothing. Welcome to the world
of zero influence!
- Is there such a thing as "we"
in America today? No, there is only "Me, Myself and I." This
is the lesson that we took from the Me First Generation of the Reagan years.
"Be a taker only suckers worry about everybody else." So
began the destruction of the term "we," and the collapse of the
society that goes hand in hand with all of that.
- When a society cares about its members, then "we"
has meaning. When any society stops caring about individuals as people,
then the meaning in "we" is lost. In the last 40 years, people
in the USA have deleted "we" in favor of the three faces of the
self (I, Me, & Mine). And thanks to our newfound hipness, there is
no longer any point in going through the motions that once defined the
Republic, as we are now a one-party state: The party of Power. The money's
been raised, and it's being spent, but come on people: Anyone who has lived
through the last four years and still doesn't know who they hate and what
they want to see changed, has to be mentally deficient or sharing
in the pleasures of the troughs.
- A few years ago that I wrote the following, as part of
an Open Letter to the Congress:
- "You are collectively about to grant an open-ended
hunting license to The Commander-in-Chief, in perpetuity. IF you do this
you will individually and collectively be held responsible by history and
by the citizens of the world, for your arrogant desecration of the rules
of all recognized ethical behavior and international conduct. In brief
you will officially be opening that Pandora's Box that contains the
chaos, the rebellion, the hatred and bigotry that this world has tried
for centuries to contain.
- Please make no mistake: What you are about to do is a
cowardly act, and IF you do it you will be giving Bush a License to Kill
on a global scale.
- Since this man came to office, the Congress of the United
States has failed in its duties to the public you are sworn to serve, and
to the Constitution you have sworn to uphold. In instance after instance
you have entertained and passed a steady stream of un-American laws and
Resolutions that are squarely aimed at undermining the Constitutional provisions
of the Bill of Rights and many of the Amendments to the Constitution, which
are matters of existing law.
- You were elected to the offices you hold
to exercise your best judgement in dealing with matters of state, of defense,
and of the national welfare. You have failed to do what you were elected
to do. Those failures have brought this nation and the world, much closer
to the brink of chaos than was here-to-for ever thought possible. This
has happened because despite your vast individual experience and
your official reputations you have allowed your greed and fear to
dictate and control your votes, on all issues that have come before you.
- The failures of George W. Bush will cause history to
cringe from the mention of his name in coming days. It is up to each
of you, as to whether the Congress of the United States will share the
infamy that Bush is creating with his beyond-the-pale policies both at
home and abroad."
- This condemnation of the Congress and the Commander-in-Chief
was too tame. They gave him this unprecedented right to maime and murder
whomever he liked, despite the protests of millions and millions of people.
- Since then several major new pieces of news, that directly
affects all our lives, has come across the airwaves. There is the fact
that the nation is now in debt $34.625 trillion, which is an impossible
figure to ever deal with. Couple this with, that for the last fifty years
elements of this society have been hell bent on changing the underlying
connections from what unites us, to that which betrays us all. What we're
seeing now is the full flower of their soul-killing plans. See how Tyranny
Came into America: http://www.sobran.com/tyranny.shtml
- Our military, as was predicted has been badly used and
is now demoralized. In addition it seems that all the principals that were
once part of being an American soldier, are no longer part of the training.
Trainees are taught to see themselves as shining knights of honor, on the
home front, while becoming pure killing machines whenever it comes to the
people of the countries they are called on to attack. This leads directly
to a two-track purpose that tries to live in total contradiction. The trainee
is to disregard the truth of those they've been assigned to murder
but this matters not whenever the Empire is threatened, because these troops
are our first line of defense in all things. http://www.counterpunch.org/white07132004.html
- Viable societies have always been hinged on worthwhile
employment, and on an expectation of health and well being, as well as
on a decent respect between and among their people. In America there were
once careers in many fields of choice. This led to variety and to possibilities
unheard of in most other countries. Today, there are just jobs that too
often are not long enough to qualify for any benefits, careers are a thing
of the past and this has made us a nation of part-time workers.
- Once there was an expectation for a decent return on
investment, when it came to literal work, not just in the stock market.
But as we have watched our jobs being exported, and the benefits to management
skyrocket, the actual pay of those who do the work shrinks every month.
Add to this the intrusion at every level, by corporate rules in most larger
offices today: for everything the worker eats, drinks, wears, thinks or
does, not just at work; but in their private lives as well. One long look
at thatand we know that none of us are free. This has been pushed
beyond expectations to the point that there are now so few real jobs left
that to claim that we are creating anything like a real job, is a
- Couple the above with assaults at every level of our
lives from banks and faceless corporations, through every service that
we signed for; and soon one wonders why we live at all because after
everything is paid for, there is simply nothing left for most of those
who labor here and no amount of spin can alter that!
- The designers of this criminal plan have undermined our
health and welfare at every level. Government and privatized interests,
consciously planned all of this, and have in many cases totally succeeded
in isolating vast numbers of us from both the society at large and from
ourselves as well. It's perfect for their purposes, but it's a living hell
for most of those who made the profits possible. Part of the price we paid
for deleting "we."
- They began by undermining language itself, and by re-prioritizing
what should be important to everyone involved. They changed what is most
important in the everyday lives of people. In the workplace, in the courts,
in medicine, in entertainment and in advertising the messages are
clearly phrased. We are never to be seen again as whole people, but always
as compartmentalized projects that are be 'fixed' or added to, like any
other broken piece of machinery. 'Goals' are now something decided by corporate
boards, or stockholders, and goals are no longer the province of regular
people or concerned citizens. Only major monetary interests need apply.
- When people are seen as machines, they can be treated
like machines. The primary marketing example is of how broken we are
and therefore how much direct help each of us will always need, just to
participate in the perfection of this society again. No thought is given
to the messages between the advertising lines which is that we are
nothing at all, except imperfections in need of repair, or overhaul, at
any time. After the cold war, government and private industry created new
enemies for us all to fear "Them." This brought us insecurity
and fear, and with that we watched our rights and freedoms disappear
in direct proportion to the sell-out by the media and this isolation
has brought us all to the brink of global war.
- Compartmentalization can be crippling to anyone trying
to simply live a full and productive life. It has been through that artificial
separation, that all these changes have been made. Being alive demands
involvement in the larger society, not as a worker bee, a "team player"
or as part of a hive but as a person, with a mind and self-determined values
that go well beyond corporate rules and regulations. Being an American
is about having a real and productive life that is fulfilling in itself,
and one that is worth living.
- But the 'new ethic' looks to Team Players to enforce
their dictates. This worked well to make killing machines out of recruits,
and it's perfect for corporate players in a world that has no time for
the ethics of human beings, even as customers.
- To accomplish this transition, government and private
industry set out to destroy reality and replace it with artificial needs
and desires that have nothing to do with either living or success. It's
taken nearly fifty years but it now fits their bottom-line, like a velvet
glove that is slipped over a steel fist. By removing the real threads of
trust and belief in this society, and by replacing those touchstones with
the childish rules of corporate life, our would-be dictators try to obscure
who we really are, and what should matter to each and every one of us
- Any successful society is dependent upon their responsibilities
to one another and to the laws that are meant to keep us all together as
a people; thee original concepts were never designed to drive us apart.
Yet that is exactly what this new world order is all about, the alienation
of people everywhere, first from each other and then from all other people
everywhere. And like every dictatorship before us, this idiocy of theirs
simply cannot succeed.
- What does this come down to in the end? We're now a fearful
and distracted population, and as strangers to each other, we have become
perfect targets for a takeover. If we were employed, and well adjusted
then we would not be open to these tawdry schemes. But we are no
longer the people that we were; because our actions no longer match our
words, and besides we seem to prefer ignorance to knowledge. http://www.douglasvalentine.com/article_security.html
- It all comes down to what matters to you. Do you care
that no one listens to anything you say? Does it matter that you no longer
really have a job, because you're only there as long as it's convenient
to those who pull the strings? Does it bother you that Bush can send your
loved ones anywhere, for as long as he wants, and get them killed or maimed
- for nothing but another lie? Oh, but the elections coming soon
where the choice is between, a nothing and a zero wow, now there's
a real solution for the masses!