Why do I believe what I do? How did I get so strange? Why can people not see what I see?
I used to be like you. I used to believe in the empire. I bought into all that bullshit that John McCain peddled about America being the light of the world, America needing to export its Constitution everywhere, and America needing to tame the barbarian beast.
I still believe in America, just not the America that you may believe in.
I certainly don’t believe in America the Empire, and I have a hard time believing that our Founding Fathers overthrew British tyranny in order to set up a global tyranny called America the Empire.
I think if they could come back and see what America has become, they would be horrified.
So what made me change? What was the straw that broke the camel’s back?
There was no one specific event, but a slow culmination of events and experiences.
My transformation accelerated, but by no means began, during the election of Barack Obama.
During that election, John McCain waged a weak campaign. I think he took a dive.
Why is it hard for Americans to believe that a politician would take a dive? We have had corruption and fixings in all areas of endeavor in America. We’ve had point shaving in basketball; we’ve had fraud in healthcare; we’ve had steroids in baseball. Boxing was rigged in New York City all through the 1950s. Why not politics?
As I say, I think McCain took a dive.
He responded weakly when Colin Powell gutted his vice presidential candidate on national television. He said he didn’t care about a washed up activist named Bill Ayres. Really? You don’t care about a guy who is setting off bombs? I do, so why am I voting for you?
When Colin Powell stated that Sarah Palin was unequivocally unqualified to be President of United States should McCain die, McCain responded by talking about his long, warm association with Colin Powell. That’s it? My gosh, I would’ve had Colin Powell cut open, laying on the docks for the seagulls to pick apart within five minutes.
During that same campaign, the Senate seat was stolen away from Norm Coleman in Minnesota. Another Senate seat was stolen away from Ted Stevens in Alaska. Charges were trumped up on Stevens before the election; those charges conveniently went away after the election.
These Senate seats gave Obama a commanding majority in the Senate to do whatever he wanted, and he got whatever he wanted.
These events made me start thinking hard about our American elections and how fraudulent they might be.
Then came the bin Laden raid which seemed phony and contrived to me. Bin Laden was rumored to have died many years before. We weren’t allowed to see the body. Too gruesome, said Obama. Really? More gruesome than the bodies of dead Jews that we’ve seen carted around Nazi concentration camps in various documentaries for the last 70 years?
In the background were the wars in the Middle East which were sucking life blood out of the country.
Then came ISIS. Bands of thugs were killing innocent people all over the Levant, and Obama barely lifted a finger. Why not? I was confused. Where was ISIS getting all its arms and Toyota trucks? They didn’t have factories.
We heard about their financing coming from Saudi Arabia and Qatar. We heard stories of wounded ISIS soldiers being patched up in Israel. What’s going on here? These three countries are our our allies? Did we the US bankroll ISIS? Does this explain why Obama barely lifted a finger?
Then there was the exodus of migrants from wartorn Syria.
It was the United States that started the civil war in Syria. 500,000 died. Millions of Syrians became refugees. What was the point of all this? The point of all this was for America to gain full control of the oil fields in the Middle East.
It was all packaged in the need to get rid of a dictator named Assad. That’s funny, we didn’t have a problem with other dictators like the Shah, Marcos, Hussein, Somoza, Batista, Trujillo, the Saudi royal family, to name just a few of America the Empire’s former and current viceroys.
Of course, the control for oil has always been a preoccupation of the West. Oil is energy, and whoever controls energy controls modern life.
The desire to control oil has been the main reason America has become an empire.
Yet, as all this was occurring, America became a net exporter of oil. So then, what is the point of war now?
It soon became clear to me that war was an end to itself. The only purpose of war was to make Corporate America wealthier.
Whether it’s a real war or a cold war, Corporate America makes a fortune off war. And it isn’t just defense companies that make a fortune of war, all US corporations make a fortune off war.
While all these events were transpiring I begin to intensively study the JFK assassination and not in a cursory way.
Anyone who undertakes the study of the JFK assassination inevitably must study American history for the past 100 to 150 years because the roots of the JFK assassination stretch deep. What one finds isn’t pretty.
What I concluded in a nutshell was that after the industrial revolution, we as Americans allowed a few people to get too wealthy. These wealthy people, these wealthy industrialists – the Fords, Rockefellers, Mellons, Vanderbilts and others – decided they were better than the rest of us. They, along with older money, used their new money to set up think tanks and political organizations outside the government to control the government to feather their own nest, to cement their place in power.
These people decided that the system that the Founding Fathers created which enabled them to become wealthy wasn’t good enough for us, just them.
So they systematically set out to undermine the Founding Fathers so as to create a totalitarian state where they would be in control forever.
Through their think tanks and political organizations they took over the government and passed laws which enabled them to merge corporations, buy local and regional businesses and consolidate their power over America.
They gained control of the media and were thus able to perpetuate lies. They were also able to perpetuate the concept of a race of supermen who came from schools like Harvard and Yale so that regular people would continue to vote these supermen into power.
The media that they control would give these supermen names like, the wise men, the brain trust, and the whiz kids.
Of course, they were anything but.
These elites and their so-called brain trust created domestic crisis after crisis to rob and emaciate the American people. They shipped out jobs to China. They created a savings and loan crisis. They created a real estate crisis through which many people lost their homes. They substituted real paying jobs with drugs, cheap gossip, gambling, and tattoos.
Can you imagine losing your home? I can’t think of anything more psychologically devastating. That is a national disgrace and an indictment of their ability to rule.
Nevertheless, they continued their corruption with the coronavirus pandemic. They eschewed the wise advice of doctors who told them that the lockdown would do more damage than the virus self. They eschewed the wise advice of doctors who told them that the facemask was worthless. They eschew the wise advice of doctors today who tell them that caution is needed before instituting a vaccine that might be harmful.
Our leaders don’t care because they have a different agenda. Their agenda in the coronavirus pandemic is to destroy small business, independent doctors, and local school systems.
What they want to institute is a top down driven system of business, education, and healthcare.
They want total control of American’s lives.
They want Corporate America to provide all business, educational, and healthcare options.
As in the television show, The Outer Limits, there is nothing wrong with your television set. They will control the horizontal, they will control the vertical.
To help achieve this, they give you a fake reality show, a fake pro wrestling match called the Presidential elections.
They control both political parties.
There is not a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties, and the two parties do what Corporate America tells them to do.
We are along for the ride. This is not what the Founding Fathers desired. They desired a real republic where people counted.
What we have in control of the United States is an unelected government called Corporate America. They’re calling the shots, not the American people.
That’s what I believe, and that’s why I believe it.
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