I’m sure I wrote something akin to this piece before, but let me try again.
Try not to view American politics as right versus left.
It’s tempting to do so, especially when the frothing dogs of corporatism get you riled up.
It’s doubly tempting when you are young and raging with hormonal energy.
Instead rotate the mainstream paradigm ninety degrees and view American politics as big versus small.
Aha, the world begins to make sense as you ask which party and which policies will make government more responsive to the average Joe.
Currently, none of them do.
Both parties have been co-opted by the thugs from Corporate America.
That’s the truth, baby.
The double truth is that none of the talk show hosts who speak on mainstream media represent you either.
Do you really think the powers that be are going to permit Rush Limbaugh to be worth six hundred millions dollars unless they own him?
Do you really think the powers that be are going to permit Sean Hannity to be worth three hundred millions dollars unless they own him?
People with money, fame and voice might get the wrong idea and say something useful.
The same can be said for any talk show host on the left.
Do you really think the powers that be are going to permit Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon or Rachel Madow to be worth millions unless they own them?
All these people are stooges and puppets of the New World Order. It’s a grand game for your amusement. They will play the right against the left while the real robbery of America goes down.
The very last thing the elites want is for citizens on the right and left to get together because that would spell curtains for them. And you do have much to get together about – your freedom.
Your freedom is being robbed in plain sight with your full participation.
You’re being bulldozed into serfdom by the elites in both parties.
The small town conservative has nothing to fear from the small town hippie. You both want the same thing.
You want an end to the constant war machine that the US has become. You want to raise your children in the way you see fit. You both want government to stop spying on you. You both want jobs for Americans.
Isn’t that enough to come together for?
The issues of gay rights and other social issues, while important, are small potatoes when compared to your freedom and liberty. Yet the media heightens these issues in order to divide you.
So what do you do?
Let’s begin with a paradigm that describes what has happened in America. Rather than the traditional seesaw with the left and the right playing off each other, see this instead.
You and your friends stand on one side of a gazebo; your counterparts on the opposite end of the political spectrum stand on the other side. All of you stretch your hands above your head. You are supporting the roof of the republic. Some of you are obviously closer to the center than others, but you are all important in holding up the roof. If too many people in your community go away, the roof comes down.
Now, sitting atop the roof are the corporate fat cats of neoconservatism and neoliberalism. These parasites aren’t helping you hold up the roof; they are pushing the roof down – upon you and the American people who the roof protects.
To achieve their goal, which is total submission of the American people, the fat cats employ their wealthy media commentators to attack roof holders on the right and left. They pick off the people on the fringes who are helping you support the roof. They label them as nuts. Gradually the media cons you into abandoning them. Yet these people aren’t your enemy; they are in the trenches beside you helping support the roof that protects the people.
If you continue to play this game, the roof over the people will collapse.
So in this manner, the fat cats have demonized fringe people from the right and left.
They have gone after the John Birch Society, and they have gone after radicals from the left such as Black Lives Matter. The people from the right are called Nazis, and the people on the left are called Marxists.
The goal is to convince you to abandon these important supporters of what our republic is all about. Their expression of speech, however crazy you deem it, is the pillar holding up the roof. When you dismiss these speakers, you take down the edifice of free speech. What you ultimately will be left with is a few skinny pillars in the center.
As we can imagine a few skinny pillars in the center isn’t enough to support the roof.
Allowing people to speak regardless of content is the antidote to political correctness. Your tolerance of free speech and that of others is the strut that supports the roof of the republic. No society ever died by someone stating a contrary opinion.
Fascism does not begin with free speech; fascism begins by saying nothing.