Saturday, January 30, 2016

Welcome to the Land of the Hidden Dictatorship! Your Freedom is a Farce...

"Dictators, unlike Democrats, depend on a small coterie to sustain their power. These backers, generally drawn from the military, the senior civil service, and family or clan members, have a synergistic relationship with their dictator. Their dictator delivers opportunities for them to become rich, and they protect him from being overthrown." - Bruce Bueno de Mesquita  

         First of all, let me offer some history on the Swastika. The symbol has its origins in the Buddhist religious philosophy. It was, and still is in that religion, a symbol of peace, strength, and unity. It is also very old. Of course, the twentieth century completely ruined that, and people around the world now look upon the symbol with anger, disgust, and fear. Adolf Hitler took the symbol from the ancestral homelands of the Aryan tribes that invaded Europe; the Teutons were an example of one of those tribes, the tribe that he claims the pure Aryan race descend from; and he used it to represent the strength and unity of the German people under the Third Reich. Funny for him, the first Aryans to invade Europe had a dark olive oil complexion. He also used it as a symbol of his fantasized Pax Germanica. People's negative feelings towards the symbol are justifiable. The things that Hitler under this hijacked banner of his are unconscionable and contrary to the preservation and enlightenment of the human race, to which I have dedicated my entire life. I, myself, am not comfortable with it, but I am using it in this post to make a point. Imposing the symbol onto the American flag is even more unsettling; but again, I am doing this to make a valid point. We do not live in a free society. We do not live in a democratic society. We are ruled by a fascist regime led by a small set of super wealthy oligarchs, whose true King or better, whose benevolent Overlord, has yet to be revealed. This is our Hidden Dictator to whom the wealthy in this country have pledged their undying fidelity and friendship, lest they lose everything, and they have done so to the American people's great expense. Sound familiar? Give it a few minutes, it will kick in.

         We live in a constant state of fear that the law is coming for us. Most of us worry about how we are going to pay all of our bills and still be able to eat and enjoy the few luxuries that are available to us, and a great many American Citizens have absolutely no hope in ever escaping the poverty and poor living conditions in which they now find themselves. In fact, it has been predicted that this generation of Americans is going to be the first in American history to have a lower standard of living than the generation before them. We do not live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. We live in the land of the fearful and home of the paranoid. Most Americans are stuck working back breaking jobs for nothing more than to simply exist. Their wages are worthless, their working conditions are frustrating, their family life is actually in a worse state of disrepair, and when they turn to vices to ease the pain of it all; they are turned into criminals. Worse, most people do not see any way out of the bottomless pit into which they have been cast.
        Here are some examples. There are over a million federal civil and criminal statutes in this country governing the actions of American citizens. In an example of a failed attempt to tally up the number of laws on a specific subject area, in 1982, the Justice Department tried to determine the total number of criminal laws. In a project that lasted two years, the Department compiled a list of approximately 3,000 criminal offenses. This effort, headed by Ronald Gainer, a Justice Department official, is considered the most exhaustive attempt to count the number of federal criminal laws. In a Wall Street Journal article about this project, “this effort came as part of a long and ultimately failed campaign to persuade Congress to revise the criminal code, which by the 1980s was scattered among 50 titles and 23,000 pages of federal law.” Or as Mr. Gainer characterized this fruitless project: “you will have died and been resurrected three times and still not have an answer to this question." This, of course, says nothing for the myriad state and local laws to which we find ourselves subject. 
        Further, despite the increase in the amount of people with insurance coverage created by the Affordable Healthcare Act, thirty-three million Americans are still living without health coverage. As of 2014, the ACA expanded coverage to millions of previously uninsured people through the expansion of Medicaid eligibility and the establishment of Health Insurance Marketplaces. The ACA also includes reforms to help people maintain coverage and make private insurance affordable and accessible. Evidence through 2014 and the beginning of 2015 showed substantial gains in public and private insurance coverage and associated historic decreases in uninsured rates in the first full year of ACA coverage. Even under the ACA, many uninsured people cite the high cost of insurance as the main reason they lack coverage. In 2014, forty-eight percent of uninsured adults said the main reason they were uninsured was because the cost was too high. Many people do not have access to coverage through a job, and some people, particularly poor adults in states that did not expand Medicaid, remain ineligible for public coverage. If it can really be called 'public' coverage.
         In addition, undocumented immigrants are ineligible for Medicaid or coverage offered on the Marketplace. People without insurance coverage have worse access to care than people who are insured. Over a quarter of uninsured adults in 2014, twenty-seven percent, went without needed medical care due to cost. Studies repeatedly demonstrate that the uninsured are less likely than those with insurance to receive preventive care and services for major health conditions and chronic diseases. The uninsured often face unaffordable medical bills when they do seek care. In 2014, nearly thirty-six percent of low and middle-income uninsured adults said that they had problems paying medical bills. These bills can quickly translate into medical debt since most of the uninsured have low or moderate incomes and have little, if any, savings. Even further, the coverage that many of the newly insured get is far less than the premium care received by their wealthier neighbors. The worst part of this all this is the number of children who are forced to go without the healthcare they need to grow up to be productive citizens because their parents cannot afford the pandering to private insurance that is the ACA. 
        A truly free single-payer healthcare system that is free for all at the point of consumption would resolve this in an instant, and it is not unfair to ask the super wealthy to pay their fair share of the upkeep of the American people and the country that many have fought and died for, no matter the circumstances. The idea that people should have to pay for the life saving medications and medical procedures that are now available around the world is repugnant to me. The poor are being played off as not worthy of such a noble honor, while the uber rich refuse to be a part of the society that they are squeezing to death. Imagine the American people as a wet towel. They doing everything that they can to ring as every last penny out of our pockets and saying thank you as they do it. The present health insurance system is just another methods by which the American people are divided into those that can afford the benefits of American citizenship and those who cannot. It is just another method by which we are being forced to offer up what money we have left to our noble lords, who demand tribute of us while only offering the benefits of such tribute to the privileged few. It's classicism at its worst; and like I said, I find repugnant. 
        There is also, of course, a massive disinformation campaign working to control the minds and actions of the American people. How many shady things have happened in this country that have been followed up by crappy excuses that we are expected to stomach. The recent man made ecologic disaster in Flint, Michigan is just a recent occurrence in a long line of similar occurrences that have been dropped upon us by our heartless rulers. It has been verified by a source who claims she was there that then-CIA Director William Casey did in fact say the controversial and often-disputed line “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false,” reportedly in 1981. Despite Casey being under investigation by Congress for being involved in a major disinformation plot involving the overthrow of Libya’s Qaddafi in 1981, and despite Casey arguing on the record that the CIA should have a legal right to spread disinformation via the mainstream news that same year, this quote continues to be argued by people who weren’t there and apparently cannot believe a CIA Director would ever say such a thing. 
         This 1975 clip of testimony given during a House Intelligence Committee hearing has the agency admitting on record that the CIA creates and uses disinformation against the American people. It’s easy enough to read between the lines on the stuff that was saved for the executive session. Then-CBS President Sig Mickelson goes on to say that the relationships at CBS with the CIA were long established before he ever became president, and that’s just one example. Considering that ninety percent of our media today has been consolidated into six major corporations over the past decade, it’s not hard to see that you shouldn’t readily believe everything you see, hear or read in the “news.” “I thought that it was a matter of real concern that planted stories intended to serve a national purpose abroad came home and were circulated here and believed here because this would mean that the CIA could manipulate the news in the United States by channeling it through some foreign country,” Democratic Idaho Senator Frank Church said at a press conference surrounding the hearing. Church chaired the Church Committee, a precursor to the Senate Intelligence Committee, which was responsible for investigating illegal intelligence gathering by the NSA, CIA and FBI.

        This exact tactic, planting disinformation in foreign media outlets so the disinformation would knowingly surface in the United States as a way of circumventing the rules on domestic operations, was specifically argued for as being legal simply because it did not originate on U.S. soil by none other than CIA Director William Casey in 1981. Former President Harry S. Truman, who oversaw the creation of the CIA in 1947 when he signed the National Security Act, later wrote that he never intended the CIA for more than intelligence gathering. “I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations,” Truman penned, in 1963, a year after the disastrous CIA Bay of Pigs operation. Again, please keep this in mind when you watch the mainstream “news” in this country, 

“In their propaganda today’s dictators rely for the most part on repetition, suppression and rationalization, the repetition of catchwords which they wish to be accepted as true, the suppression of facts which they wish to be ignored, and the arousal and rationalization of passions which may be used in the interests of the Party or the State. As the art and science of manipulation come to be better understood, the dictators of the future will doubtless learn to combine these techniques with the non-stop distractions which, in the West, are now threatening to drown in a sea of irrelevance the rational propaganda essential to the maintenance of individual liberty and the survival of democratic institutions.” - Aldous Huxley, “Propaganda in a Democratic Society,” A Brave New World Revisited

        The examples that are available to illuminate upon are countless and just as incredulous. Just consider how television and the movie industry have been used over time, with television shows taking the lead role. From the 1950s on, they have always reflected the type of society that we are expected to accept as the norm. Let us now, however, turn our attention the richest families in this country, that one percent of families that own almost ninety percent of the wealth in this country. They account for only one percent of our total population, but last year alone, they generated more wealth for themselves than the rest of the country combined. The top ten families alone own enough wealth and property to buy the entire country out. They are, in order, as of July of last year, are the Walton family, worth $149 billion dollars, the Koch family, worth $86 billion dollars, the Mars family, worth $80 billion dollars, the Cargill-MacMillan family, worth $34.5 billion dollars, the Cox family, worth $34.5 billions dollars, the Hearst family, worth $32 billion dollars,  the Pritzker family, worth $30 billion dollars, the S.C. Johnson family, worth $28.8 billion dollars, the Edward Johnson family, worth $26 billion dollars, and the Duncan family, $22.4 billion dollars. These ten families, by themselves, are worth an estimated $488.7 billion dollars, but this just the tip of the iceberg. The next ninety of the wealthiest families in this country account for another $577.4 billion dollars, with a combine estimated total of $1.07 trillion dollars. No wonder they, and some of the families just underneath them, own over ninety percent of all of the wealth and property in this country!
         Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the ruling class of the United States! These are our royal and noble families. These are our Lords and Ladies. These are our benevolent oligarchs, and we, through the means identified above, and countless others left our for time's sake, are their unwitting serfs. We are not free. We are beholden to these people. They own everything that we use, from the cars we buy to the houses we live in. How many working class Americans actually own the place they live in. Most of us are renting, and we are renting out to these people. The movie theaters that we attend, the sports teams that we support, the television stations that we watch, and the newspapers where we look for the news of the day are all owned by them. The top six media conglomerates in this country, Comcast, the Walt Disney Company, News Corporation, Time Warner, Viacom, and CBS, account for the greater majority of the media output in this country, and they are able to spread whatever lives that they invent or are given without impunity.

        So, not only do these Oligarchs own everything that we see around us, but they also have control of the most powerful propaganda machine on the planet, whose sole goal it is to make us feel good about getting screwed with our pants on. The part of this reality that scares me the most and angers me, to the point of rage, is the fact that while they are as powerful as they look, there is something or someone behind them that is coordinating this robbery. I can't say who it is exactly, and I do not intend to speculate on it, but this mover behind them, essentially, operates as their King, doing everything possible to glean every last penny from our pockets before we die of despair, starvation, or at the hands of the massive law enforcement machine. This law enforcement machine operates to take those people that are not bamboozled, fooled, hoodwinked, led astray, deceived, or many other things, and ensure that they are either properly reeducated or are let loose the mortal coil. This Hidden Dictator needs to be fished out if we are to have any chance of living decent lives. What, then, of the Military Industrial Complex that sends our sons and daughters off to die in wars for profit, or the Prison Industrial Complex that sends our sons and daughters to jail instead of offering them a productive way to repay their debt to society? The Pharmaceutical Industry is also stained with the blood of millions of dead Americans. The fast food industry has also got legitimate claims against it. The atrocities that these industries commit are not limited to the United States, however. Around the world the world, they have created so many enemies that the American people, no matter the piss poor stories that we are told on corporate media, have a legitimate reason to fear what might happen if those enemies finally decide to come for our masters with nothing but vengeance in their hearts.

        We, the People of the United States,  in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure these blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, need to get up off of our butts and find this person. Once we have found this Fascist prick, we need to gather up their Oligarchs and the corrupt cronie politicians that they buy off and then give them a reeducation they will never forget. Even better, it does not even have to be violent. It just has to be such a huge movement that they cannot ignore it. We have to give them an ultimatum that will scare them into capitulating, and then we need to take them for everything that they are worth. Using violence will not help. It will only give them the reasoning needed to do even more unconscionable things to us. How many more people are we willing to loose to these sniveling cowards? If they are not to be caught, we need to surround their homes, their businesses, their government hovels, and any other place where we might find them lurking, and let them know that there time is up. Our ultimatum can be very simple. It does not have to be all that wordy and it does not have to be elegant. It needs, more than anything, to be simple, direct, to the point, and clearly understood. Get your house in order, before we do it for you!!!

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if there really is one overlord or if it's a group of advantaged with agreeable aims and interests. A lot to me looks like motivation to feel exclusively superior, to look down on the masses, and attempts to order, regulate, persuade, subjugate, cherry pick, weed out, reduce what they fear are excessive and unnecessary numbers of humans. Eugenics.

    To some extent, many if not all humans have similar impulses. What to do with 7 billion people is to me an overriding question with tension building between inclusive care for vs exclusive advantage of the few over the many.

    Even within the elite, I've heard there is debate over the sanctity of all human life.