The Torch of Lies

As a kid you are programmed to respect the Sunday morning talk show hosts. It’s only natural, and I was no different than you.

They were older than me so it made sense to me that they would be more experienced and, so I thought, smarter.

But then I got older, and more experienced.

But my mind was still thinking like a child. I sat there and I watched people 20 to 30 years younger than me speak as if they knew what they were talking about, and I paid attention.

Then one day I had several epiphanies. I said to myself:

1. These so-called experts don’t know what they’re talking about, and they don’t have the experience to back it up. I am older than them, and I have more experience. And I’ve read more.

2. When I was a boy looking up to these broadcasters, there were probably people in their 60s who were saying the same thing that I’m saying now.

3. There is no difference between we older Americans holding reverence for younger, inexperienced know-it-alls than older North Koreans holding reverence for the young, inexperienced know-it-all, Kim Jong Un, who leads them.

So why are these young wise men on television? You’ve seen them. They are young and in their 30s or early 40s, and they speak as if they know it all.

Why doesn’t their lack of experience matter? Why are there older, more experienced people walking around who have no voice on national television and zero say in Washington.

Is this the right way to do things?

The young know-it-alls are around because the people in charge, the elites, want them there.

They are not there because of their intellectual prowess; they are there because they are being groomed to be there. Many come from so-called elite colleges.

What is going on is a passing of the torch. It doesn’t matter to the elites that these youngsters have little experience, or if they say stupid things.

What is important is that they adhere to the party line.

These are the new Kim Jong Uns, and you will obey them.

None of these young “sages” will ever deviate from the party line. They were all chosen because they are the type of good little soldier who will adhere to that party line – which today is dictated by Corporate America.

Plus, they’re getting paid astronomical amounts of money to say stupid things and to adhere to the party line.

If per chance one of them goes off the reservation, that young scofflaw will be taken down.

Their appearance on television is an apprenticeship. They are indoctrinated into sitting and speaking a certain way.

Notice how they all sit with their hands folded in front of them. This is to project calmness and reserve. If someone is flailing their hands about, one is less likely to believe them because they seem less in control.

The converse, that someone who is in control of their hands must know what they’re talking about, has been proven by them to be patently false.

Notice how they speak glibly in a similar way. Yes, there’s a lingo that must be learned in order to be a presenter or a guest on a Sunday news talk show.

The longer you watch them the more physically ill you become as they churn out one falsehood and slogan after another.

They specialize in clichés.

Beyond these superficialities though is their shared belief in the lies of the Empire that they relentlessly prosecute. They all believe that Oswald killed Kennedy; they all believe that Nixon and Joe McCarthy were bad guys; they all believe that Eisenhower was a good guy. None of them ever talk about the crimes of the CIA, nor will they ever dream of talking about the truth of the World Trade Center collapse. If they did, they would fall back on the official investigative report as truth.

It is a club, and you are definitely not in it.

Sitting a certain way, speaking a certain way, and believing a certain way doesn’t make you any smarter, but it does identify you as a member of the club.

This club exists not to discern the truth but to define and project the truth as the elites determine the truth.

They understand that if they repeat a lie long enough that lie becomes truth.

The facemask and the use of the facemask is one of those lies. As is the lockdown.

It’s a dangerous game – lying.

But lies are the currency of the elite. They transfer this currency from one generation to the next in their various institutions. The media is one of those institutions.

This passing the torch has been with you all your life.

It is why and how the elites through their media are able to perpetuate their lies over decades if not centuries.

Oswald killed JFK. The World Trade Center was brought down by jets. Facemasks work.

There’s no break in the continuity of the lies. They stay the same from one generation to the next. This is how they do it – by passing the torch of lies.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2020 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

Brahmins 2

Let’s talk about the Brahmins, these so-called elite families from New England.

They promote themselves as an aristocracy in America. Supposedly this entitlement derives from their ancestors arriving to American shores on the Mayflower and other vessels in the early 1600s.

This entitlement is false.

The Brahmins are entitled to nothing.

The Brahmins are no better than you.

They are not more cultured people.

They are not better people.

They are not smarter people.

They enjoy no right and no privilege to rule.

Many of them, and many of their ancestors, were flat out crooks and society destroyers. Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s grandfather was Warren Delano who ran opium into China.

That’s how Roosevelt came into his money.

Currently the Brahmins operate as an unelected, hidden government in the United States of America.

They control Harvard; Harvard controls the Ivy League; the Ivy League controls Corporate America; and Corporate America has hijacked the United States of America which now controls the world.

The leadership of the Brahmins has been woefully suboptimal.

This suboptimal leadership indicts them and voids their privilege to rule.

Their privilege to rule is predicated upon their so-called superior abilities. Yet those superior abilities are largely a product of propaganda.

It is the Brahmins who ultimately control the media which celebrates them.

This is designed to program the unsuspecting American and the Brahmin himself.

The Brahmins of course control Harvard and those graduates who play the game by sucking up to the Brahmins.

Their celebration manifests itself in film in which nearly every genius in a Hollywood movie is a Harvard graduate, a device certainly without support as our greatest inventors such as Edison, Einstein and Jobsk were regularly educated people. Edison was homeschooled by his mother.

This Hollywood device is designed to program the unsuspecting American and the Brahmin himself.

The programming does not stop there. The programming is embedded deep into the American psyche in many ways.

When the Brahmin or Brahmin-puppet gets married or has a baby, that marriage or baby announcement is listed in the New York Times.

Why would this be so? Are these people living in New York? No. Are they from New York? No.

The purpose of making the announcement is to send a message to you and the Brahmins that they are special.

They’re not.

The propaganda continues indirectly when Brahmins and their supporters and sycophants, who generally graduate from Harvard, are given prized spots with so-called prominent individuals in the private or public sector.

If one can list on one’s resume that one has clerked for a Supreme Court justice, that so-called feather in the cap further contributes to the luster of the Brahmin or Brahmin affiliate.

Yes, yes, so and so clerked for Felix Frankfurter; why he must be a fucking genius.

Veto.

Felix Fankfurter and every other Supreme Court justice are fallible men, not demigods. They were like everybody else before the Brahmin-controlled media elevated them into supermen.

The last time I checked, Felix Frankfurter had died. And what is this particular fascination the media has with Felix Frankfurter anyway? For some odd reason he still enjoys special godlike status amongst the Supreme Court justices.

It’s all propaganda.

Since the Brahmins already have the upper hand in controlling the government and private sector, they can reward and punish their team members.

Go along with the program, and you get perks. Defy the program, and you get relegated to Nome.

The game is no different then that played by King Louis XIV at Versailles.

King Louis could give plumb assignments in the government to accentuate your standing. He could bestow awards. He could permit you to sit at his table.

Prizes and awards are important in propagandizing and controlling people.

And there are so many awards and privileges.

The Brahmins love awards, and they control and give sanction to nearly every so-called important award in the nation.

Whether it’s the Academy Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, the Grammys, the Peabody award, the Country Music awards, or the Baseball Hall of Fame, in one way or another the Brahmins control these awards.

They cannot afford to have other people giving top awards and thus creating heroes that they cannot control.

If other people create heroes that they can not control, those people may present a threat to their rule.

They cannot permit this. Therefore all perks and awards emanate from the king. In America today the kings are the Brahmins.

If you try to threaten them by creating your own award, your awards will be diminished; the Brahmins will create a competing award and use the media to proclaim their award as the superior award. They will then use their power to crush dissent.

There can be no competing forces to their rule.

Almost every so-called important Brahmin or Brahmin affiliate in America today has received some sort of phony baloney award that ultimately comes from the Brahmins.

These awards exist to propagandize you the unsuspecting American.

But ask yourself this question: Who gave the Brahmins the authority to bestow these awards?

Mind you, the awards are so important in propagandizing people into thinking that the Brahmin or Brahman affiliate is some type of demigod or superman.

Who then gave the Brahmins the authority to bestow these awards?

No one.

Who can then state with confidence that these awards have any meaning?

No one.

The awards are as meaningless as the propaganda.

This is why the philosopher Jesus rejected a crown.

Jesus understood that Rome’s power rested in its ability to create supermen out of mortal men. Jesus the philosopher understood the danger of awards.

The Brahmins celebrate the fact that their ancestors came over on the Mayflower.

Fuck the Mayflower.

Your ancestors didn’t come over on the Mayflower. So what? Maybe they kindly loaned their ticket to one of the worthless Brahmins. Maybe they were working as serfs in the old country to support the earliest colonists.

Your family’s heritage is just as important as the heritage of the elites.

And your heritage goes back to the beginning of time just as their heritage does.

The Mayflower provenance is another arbitrary award, celebrated by a compliant media, fabricated by the elites, to give credibility to their false right to rule.

That provenance is devoid of substance.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2020 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

The Price of Conformity

When I was a boy we asked ourselves in school how the German people could have been conned into going along with Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

This question is asked today.

How could the German people possibly have gone along?

Accompanying this was the self-confident notion that we Americans were better and that such a thing could never happen here in the United States.

Well, it can happen here, and it is happening here.

We are now getting a first class education and experience in how the German people were convinced to go along with Nazi junk science and its hatred of the Jews.

Apparently it wasn’t difficult at all for the Nazis to get people to conform.

Indeed, you can get people to believe in just about anything if you have a media and a pack of compliant celebrities that are willing to indoctrinate people.

This indoctrination occurs in every day events such as entertainment and sports.

We can see this today on television as we watch the NFL on its first day of action.

We see broadcasters alone by themselves in front of a camera wearing a face mask.

Up in the booth, we can see an assistant coach all by himself wearing a face mask.

We can see umpires on the field out in the open air by themselves wearing face masks.

Never mind that the players are not wearing facemasks in the huddle, the umpire must wear a face mask.

He must wear that facemask in order to sell the facemask to you.

Wearing the face mask has nothing to do with science or workability but propaganda and indoctrination.

The purpose of the facemask is to invite you to go along.

First the government will start with a simple request, then it will graduate to something more serious.

First they will invite you to wearing a face mask, then they will invite you report on people not wearing a face mask.

It’s all about the public safety.

In time they will ask you to arrest people not wearing a face mask in order to protect the public safety.

Eventually they will ask you to kill people who the government deems a threat to public safety.

Just as Hitler asked the Germans for permission to kill the Jews in order to protect the public safety so our leaders will select a group here to be killed in order to protect the public safety.

So you think it can’t happen here? It is happening here.

People place a premium on conformity.

People value conformity over confrontation.

Your leaders have exploited that human tendency to get you to go along with their programs.

They are already implementing critical race theory in the upper levels of government and corporate America.

They will ask you to go along with that also.

The employment of critical race theory will demonize white people because they are white.

The effects of that should be obvious.

Little by little we walk miles.

Little by little we learn that we aren’t so different from other peoples and nations that have lost their sense of right and wrong.

Little by little we learn the price to be paid by simply going along.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Dracula’s House

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Should men of the clergy become active in political affairs?

To answer this we must first understand that America was suckered into serfdom through the clever use of phonies posing as good men of conscience .

William F. Buckley was an enabler of such men.

Many a week on his show, Firing Line, he showcased a spokesman from the left, supposedly a man of good stature, ostensibly looking out for the common man, who spoke the clever words of enslavement.

One such clever man was William Sloane Coffin.

In that era, there was no Internet to check on the pedigree and credentials of the people who were being presented to our parents and grandparents. Our antecedents had to take it on faith that these men and women were good people without ulterior motive.

William Sloane Coffin was an elitist. He was born into an elitist family, and he remained an elitist until the day he died. He attended the exclusive prep school of Phillips Academy in Andover; he was a friend of George Herbert Walker Bush, always an ominous sign; he attended Yale University; he was a member of Skull and Bones; he was a former officer of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Ah, but now we are to believe that he is a reformed man of the people.

He was a reverend nonetheless.

By now you may be asking what this man’s crime could be.

His crime was so subtle, you would not even think it was a crime.  You would think he was doing a good thing for the people of the United States of America.

What William Sloane Coffin and his kind promoted was for the clergy to become active in social affairs.

William F. Buckley was his foil and enabler.

The question then becomes:  Should men of the clergy become active in political affairs?

No.

Men of the clergy must tend to the mending of the soul which is enough.  

If the soul is good, good results are more likely to follow.

When clergymen cross the threshold into politics, they tread on thin ice.

They walk onto dangerous ground.

They are like Mr. Harker in Bram Stoker’s novel who crosses over the threshold of Count Dracula.

When he does so, his soul belongs to Dracula.

So too the soul of the clergy who cross the threshold of the politician when they broker prayer breakfasts in the halls of power, or worse, when they overtly campaign for a candidate.

Allen Dulles understood this when he co-opted the clergy in Guatemala to sell a war he could not otherwise sell.

Our politicians understand this today when they co-opt the clergy in America to sell wars they cannot otherwise sell.

Mending the soul is enough.

William Sloane Coffin, Skull and Bones graduate, knew this acutely well.

As did his enabler, William F. Buckley.

They knew what they were doing.

As members of the CIA, they knew its game plan.

If America is to regain its principled footing in the world, its clergy must return to doing what they were trained to do, and nothing more.

Invite the politician to come to God. Do not abandon God by walking into his house.

Now some may argue that William Sloane Coffin and other notable preachers and reverends spoke out against war.

And this is true.

But that misses the point.

They shouldn’t be there at all.

By involving himself in political issues and extolling the virtues of doing so, Mr. Sloane Coffin, from his position of influence, dragged many men of God into the house of Dracula.

And they are still there.

As is America.

 

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A Good Leader

A good leader is a good listener.

A good leader is never afraid to hear a contrary opinion.

Unfortunately in the world we live in today, we have many bad leaders and people in charge.

Our leaders are afraid of contrary opinions.

They are afraid that what they want to implement will be negated by the contrary viewpoint.

This is the sign of a weak individual.

This is the sign of a weak leader.

This was in evidence today as CNN tossed Mark Lamont Hill off the air because he voiced support for Palestine.

The people in charge at CNN, who work in league with our leaders who are Zionists, could not  handle a contrary opinion, so they threw him off the air.

It’s akin to an ostrich burying its head in the sand.

The contrary opinions will not go away because you do not air them. The contrary opinions will still exist.  They will merely go underground. Indeed they will go underground and work to subvert your plan.

A good leader takes account of a contrary opinion and says to himself, “Hey, maybe I am wrong. Maybe I got this wrong. Maybe I should consider changing or modifying my viewpoint.”

Sadly, this will not be forthcoming from our leaders. And there is a good reason why.

A Palestinian state gets in the way of their money making machine, or so they think.

But maybe it doesn’t. Maybe having a viable Palestinian state will ensure peace in the region which will be better for the powers that be in the long run.

Unfortunately for us, our leaders ignore our opinions.  They consider themselves far above us intellectually.

That makes them bad leaders.

And you know what happens to bad leaders?

In time, they get strung up like Mussolini.

No matter what the government is, if the leaders of the government do not address the needs of the people, in time that leader ship will be deposed.

 

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Israeli Bluster

So the latest Israeli blowhard to enter the arena, Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, states that Israel is closer than ever to entering Gaza to attain security for Israel’s citizens.

Tough talk.

Let’s see how tough he talks in a few months after Israel decides to undertake this mission.

Will Israel win?  Well, it depends upon how you define win.

One thing is for sure, Hamas and the Palestinians have nothing to lose.

Given the horrid conditions they are living under, given Israel’s determination to take the West Bank, given growing world support for Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, it should be clear to the Palestinians that they have little to fight for save honor.

They’re certainly not fighting for Lady Gaga to give a performance.  No, luxuries are not at the top of their list.

I would say they are fixing their bayonets right now.

Israel should be prepared for that.

The problem that Israel faces is not its own means or determination but its overconfidence.

Their young anonymous soldiers have been fed a steady diet of lies about Palestinians for fifty years now.

Israelis have come to accept Palestinians as subhuman cockroaches who celebrate a culture of death.

I don’t think that’s true.  I think Palestinians very much love their children and neighbors. And like Jews they want to be part of the future world.

Any people under siege and outgunned will resort to suicide bombers.  The Japanese did, the Vietnamese did, the Palestinians did.

And what do you know? The very first suicide bombers were the Jewish Zealots who conducted knifings against Roman soldiers in the first century.

Knifings, huh?

So the Jews wrote the book.

The Palestinians are the students.

They learned from their teachers and engaged in suicide bombings.

They’ll do it again

They have nothing to lose.

They’ll do what they have to do.

And more. Humanity is inventive, and necessity is the mother of invention.

Missiles once directed at cities will be more efficiently directed at patrols.

It’s a closer shot with a greater chance of success

Is Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan ready for this?

Is he ready for house to house combat?

I suppose that with proper planning and careful attention to detail it is possible that Israel can achieve a sweeping victory over Hamas with a minimum of bloodshed.

One of Israel’s assumptions may be poor:   That Hamas and Hamas alone is responsible for the instability in Gaza.

In other words, get rid of Hamas and the problem goes away.  This seems to be the same logic that the US bought into during Vietnam:  Get rid of the Viet Cong and the Vietnamese will be peaceful.

Well, the Vietnamese people were the Viet Cong.

In Gaza, I suspect, the Palestinians are Hamas.

Israel, prefers to believe its own bullshit.  They prefer to believe the lies they’ve been promoting through the Western media about Hamas surrounding themselves with unwilling human shields inside nursery schools.

It fits their narrative.

Israel also prefers to believe in their own superiority and the unassailability of the IDF.  This confidence is bolstered by their rabbis infusing them with the nonsense that they are God’s chosen people and that God gave them Israel.

Well, 1) God picks no favorites, 2) God doesn’t give any land to anyone, and 3) God distributes intelligence evenly throughout the spectrum of humanity.  You’re here after millions of years of evolution; if you were that genetically inferior, you and your people wouldn’t be here.

Still Israel believes its own bullshit.  It points to its Nobel Prize winners as proof of Jewish superiority never once asking itself whether other religions emphasize awards and accomplishments let alone Nobel Prizes.

Suppose other cultures emphasize a renunciation of wealth, possessions and awards.  What then?

Hey, here’s a thought: Shouldn’t a master race consider such and temper its arrogance.

And if it does not?

Well, wars aren’t fought on paper  or in the minds of the self-deluded as Israel is about to find out.

Yes, they can kill many Palestinians and “win”.

But at what cost to themselves and the future Israel?

It’s important to ask questions.  The more high quality questions you ask, the better the result generally is.

Does God see everything?   Does God see what hardships Israel has inflicted upon the Palestinians in Gaza?  Do we live in a moral universe?

These are but a few questions the Israeli blowhard, Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, might ask first.

Intelligent people ask questions.

Our Phony Media

Why is the media liberal?

The oligarchs who control the media are greedy capitalists who are consumed with making money.  So why do they support a socialist agenda?

They do so because they’re not true capitalists but socialists posing as capitalists.

True capitalists take risks with their own money.

These oligarchs do nothing of the sort.

They are phonies.

These oligarchs don’t take risks at all. They play with government money – your money.

They are better termed crony capitalists.

They support a liberal media to keep their true enemy at bay.

The true enemy of the oligarch is the middle class below them.

It is the middle class who are the true capitalists in American society.

These true capitalists in the middle class are fundamentally conservative.  They have to be; they gamble with their own money.

The middle class is the driving force behind the conservative movement in the United States of America. The so-called wealthy leaders are interlopers, parasites, deceivers. They suck the life blood out of the conservative movement.

This conservative movement, the  drive towards true capitalism is a threat to the oligarch.  He has no desire to compete with anyone. What he wants is a free ride in life. He feels he is entitled to that free ride having gone to an elite school.

To combat the middle class conservative, the elite oligarch must enlist the support of the poor.

To do so the elite oligarch finances  and supports a liberal media that lies to the poor who are not as well read.

Bogus issues such as Russia-gate are regularly advanced.  Buzz words such as trickle down economics are bandied about.  Arguments are continually reframed to skirt the issue.  Long term solutions are routinely dismissed as long term and impractical.  The threat of cutting social security is a given.

The end result is a maintaining of the status quo which means bigger and bigger government  – which is what the oligarch wants because it helps him and kills the middle class.

And so a symbiotic codependent relationship develops between the rich and the poor – the rich who agree to rule; and the poor who agreed to be ruled.

The loser is the conservative middle class.

Ironically, It is the liberal middle class who loses also. They lose because small and regional businesses dissolve.  Well paying jobs now controlled by corporations evaporate

This is the way things are.

The true goal of the oligarch is to destroy the middle class and transform it into a sea of paupers at which point there will be two classes of people – the oligarchs and the poor.

The media controlled by the oligarch fights to the death to ensure that you never realize this.

The Best and Brightest?

I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but the basis of your educational system, the almighty GPA, and the SAT, is damaged goods.

These metrics don’t cull out the best and brightest, and they discriminate against you.

These metrics are constructed by elites to select students who think like the elites.

These metrics falsely assume that everyone cares about getting a 4.0 average; not everyone does. Nor does everyone care about getting a top score in the SAT.

These metrics falsely assume that intelligent people don’t freak out on tests; many do.

These metrics falsely assume that a person’s MQ – moral quotient – is not important. It is.

These metrics falsely assume that all students view learning in the same way; not everyone does.

Some students view learning as an exercise in memorization.  Others view learning as gaining a symmetry to the material being presented; they are more interested in whether a body of knowledge is internally consistent; they want to know why things are the way they are.  These students will not perform as well on traditional tests.

These metrics falsely assume that everyone gets the same opportunity to get a top grade.

Unfortunately this is not so.   The rich, unable to accept that their children may not be gifted, pressure teachers to allow their children to resubmit projects for which they fairly received a lower grade.

These metrics falsely assume that everyone is living a happy life in a happy home; many are not.  Their scores will reflect that.

Now, if only the elites understood this as they maniacally snatch up every student possessing a 4.0 average, we’d be able to safeguard ourselves.

But they don’t.

Your elite schools who furnish your leaders believe in the supremacy of the GPA and SAT.

Not only do they believe in the supremacy of numbers to grade people – it’s in their Nazi blood – they believe they have culled out the best and brightest; and they believe that these Masters of the Universe, culled out at seventeen years of age, are forever to be the only people to sit in positions of power in the world.

Which is why you see so many Harvard, Yale and Ivy League graduates as Fortune 500 CEOs, Senators, Presidents and Supreme Court justices.

As George Carlin used to say: It’s a club, and you’re not in it.

In truth, this club is not the best and brightest; and they are overrepresented in our institutions.

This is dangerous for it produces academic inbreeding which produces poor results.

First things first.  There are more talented people outside these elite schools then inside these schools because of sheer numbers.

Millions are graduated from regular schools every year. The number of people that are graduated from Ivy League and like-minded schools are minuscule in comparison.  These elite schools only graduate about 2.5 to 5 percent of all graduating students.

So are we willing to state that all elite school graduates are smarter than all graduates from regular schools?  Even the top of the class at regular schools?

The powers that be seem to think so because they can’t think of anyone outside the Ivy League to put on the Supreme Court.

So let’s examine the ability of the Ivy League to cull out all elite students.  Let’s ask some questions:

What about those students who had no desire to go to an elite school?

What about those students who were late bloomers?

What about those students who could not go because they had to take care of a sick family member?

What about those students who do not approve of the concept of an elite university?

What about those students who were brought up to believe that the individual was important than the school?

These are quite a few things to think about before you start believing that Harvard represents the best and brightest.

They do not.

They are outnumbered and have been for centuries.

Their supremacy is an illusion.

Their supremacy is propaganda designed by the elites to serve the elites – to control the mass of humanity by their graduates who are steeped in politically correct dogma.

This dangerous propaganda has resulted in academic inbreeding.

The people in charge are academically defective in their thinking; and their defective thinking has resulted in the catastrophes that have taken place domestically and abroad.

Celebrity Shills

I’m staring at this slideshow that you can find at the bottom of many website pages these days.

I’m sure you’ve seen the one  showing how bad celebrities have aged.

As if we haven’t.

That’s not the one I’m watching though.  

No, I’m looking at the yachts and jets these fuckers buy and lease.

Leonardo di Caprio rents his yacht for 1.3 million a week.

Harrison Ford owns a jet that costs a cool eighteen million.

Jesus Christ, I ask, how much do these people make?

And who pays for all of this?

Well, as it turns out, you pay for it all and have for some time now. 

That’s right, you pay for it all, and not just through ticket sales at the box office.

You pay the sports and entertainment tax, and much of this is hidden from you.  In fact, you pay this tax whether or not you see or attend one movie or sporting event  in your lifetime.

You don’t even need to be a fan.

It’s done through advertising.

Advertising is the hidden tax that Corporate America imposes upon you and returns to the people it deigns to favor.

Every time a movie or sporting event is shown on cable television, you pay that tax.

The tax is passed on to you when you buy your products at the supermarket.

You pay whether it’s Doritos, Coke or Southwestern Bell.

The advertisers pay big bucks to the networks who pay big bucks to the leagues and studios that own the product.  This money is in turn distributed to the players and actors respectively. 

So the next time, you ogle Leo’s yacht, remember this and say, “Hey, I bought that.”

It’s these outrageous toys and salaries that keep the celebrities in line with Corporate America’s values.

As they say, God giveth, and God taketh away.

Who wants to give up a lavish lifestyle?

Who wants to give up a jet?

But give it up you will if you dare to defy Corporate America.

Oh, they can make you go away in a heartbeat.

Just ask the Dixie Chicks.

They had the audacity to speak out against a hasty war.

Corporate America controls just about everything in America today, and they own the celebrities lock, stock and barrel.

They control the venues, the book deals, the record deals, the movie studios, the radio stations, the endorsement agreements.  Did I forget cable television?

Say the right thing and survive.  Say the wrong thing and you’re outta there.

And just in case you think you’re above all that because you’re older, think again.  They’ll make your life miserable by spilling all the dirt they have on you.

You’ll obey.

It’s pretty rich, isn’t it?  You pay cash and make these celebrities rich.

They profit off a free market capitalist system and then turn around and support a socialist system that threatens your ability to make money the way they do.

In a sane world where celebrities have control of their lives, they could say as much.

But in the corporate world of today, they have no say and they know it.

So they shill.

America and Myths

America is a land of myths.  We love our myths.

We have Paul Bunyan; we have Rip Van Winkle.  And we have George Washington about whom many lies and myths have been told.

Of course, George Washington never told a lie, right?

My favorite myth about George Washington is him having thrown a silver dollar across the Potomac River.  It’s difficult for me to believe that my first grade teacher, Mrs. Chandlee, told me that with a straight face.  The Potomac is a mile wide at its narrowest.

Truth be told, I don’t think George Washington could throw a silver dollar across the Neshaminy Creek near where I grew up.

Adults must feel that myths are important to children; they tell so many of them.

Perhaps myths are like teddy bears; they represent cute and cuddly ways of introducing children to the world.

The problem with myths, though, is that we grow up and still believe in them without thinking.

And some myths are more injurious than others.  They are so because they are less preposterous on their surface.  Let’s call them subtle myths.

One of these subtle myths is that a Supreme Court justice sits above us all as an impartial judge, appointed for life, impervious to political influence.

But what if this is not so?

To question this we must view the Brett Kavanaugh affair from the perspective of a conspiracist.  Lucky for you, I am one.

Now, we know that the powers-that-be have immense power; that’s why we call them the powers-that-be.  We also know that Brett Kavanaugh is a corporate guy all the way.  If you don’t know this, you can search his judicial record on-line and see that he is essentially a corporatist.  He loves mergers and giant corporations.  We also know that he allies himself with the Bush family.  You might say he owes his livelihood to Bush patronage.  The Bushes are as connected as can be with the monied elite.  Finally, in today’s world the Democratic Party has also hopped in bed with Corporate America.

Okay, so what gives?

Well, ask yourself this question:  Why are the powers-that-be, that can martial Republican and Democratic support for endless wars, not able to ram through Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation?  Brett Kavanaugh is the kind of judge that Corporate America loves.  So what’s the problem here?

Well, suppose that Corporate America, via their operatives, is behind these sexual allegations thrown against Brett Kavanaugh.

Huh?

Why?

To send a message to Brett Kavanaugh.

You see, as it stands now, Brett Kavanaugh has already perjured himself before Congress if you believe the charges made by many, many people.  Even if you don’t believe the serious allegations of assault, he has already portrayed himself as a goody two-shoes in college, which many people say he was not.

The powers-that-be now have him where they want him.  He’s in a holding pattern right now before his possible Senate confirmation next week.

I’m not sure anyone has to say anything to him; I’m sure he is smart enough to figure things out.  But if he isn’t, someone can lay it out for him later.

The message is clear, though:  You do what we tell you to do, or else.

Does this bother you?

Only if you believe in myths.