Freedom of choice. Freedom to vote. Freedom to choose our Leaders. Well, at least the freedom to choose between the two parties; Democrat or Republican. Donkey or Elephant. The People’s Party or the GOP. But doesn’t it seem like the choice between Red and Blue is the choice between Galliano and Sambuca, Chocolate and Mocha, Vanilla and Vanilla Bean. But a choice must be made and this is it…..
Reports of corruption from all over the world re-enforce my belief that the entire political system, including our election process is just an elaborate entertainment for the masses. That someone is pulling the strings and everyone including Barak Obama is just dancing to the music and singing the song as written on the carefully concealed cue cards.
How else can you explain a two party system where the party’s rhetoric is so different but their actions so similar?
The Tunisians, in their first ever fair election of their new government were given 110 parties to choose from.
Of course this may settle down to many less as time goes on because with so many options the percentages for some of these parties must be microscopic and I would expect to see them joining forces to increase their political base. This first election is more of a chance for everyone to size each other up and see who the people are supporting and so who to ally with in future. So far reports are that the Islamist party has about 40% of the vote but by this reading the votes will all be counted and the result decided.
The Tunisian people are very happy, mystified, and fascinated by the election process. The very idea that someone might care what they think, much less allow them to choose their leaders is so foreign to them that many were in tears as they cast their first vote of their lives.
It seems a shame that Americans are not so involved in their political process. Naturally, when the system is so far along the path to a police state and nobody is offering an option to the standard Party lines. No one has the backbone to stand up and say I support an American Renaissance. Not a continuation of business as usual but a real change of philosophy in many parts of our system. Political, educational, social, artistic. All of these need much change to reflect the values of the people we claim to be rather than the values of a group of Super-wealthy corporate moguls. Heh, heh, Values. Did you get that?
And I don’t care what religion you practice. I don’t care if you worship your neighborhood Oak tree. Even that tree will tell you that the way this country does business and conducts its foreign affairs is a shame. A long series of criminal acts backed up by Military force. A long series of countries in need of our help who keep saying “No Thank You.” “Go home and leave us alone” A long series of inhuman atrocities committed by our blue eyed dough-boys in their travels to the exotic lands of the world to protect the world for democracy. Atrocities we train them to commit and then prosecute them for when the pressure of combat becomes too much and they take a step over the line of sanctioned vs. un-sanctioned murder. I’m not condoning atrocity. I am saying that there is a real disconnect here between what we ask of them and what we prosecute them for. And let’s face it; our troops commit many more atrocities than they are given credit for because the Army will seldom prosecute someone who went undetected by the press or watchdog groups. Atrocities committed against villagers in remote areas of heavy combat will never be heard of. Only when the perpetrator is seen and reported publicly will the wheels of “Military Justice” (an oxymoron if ever one I have heard) begin to grind them into small unrecognizable pieces for the protection of the Political Masters, the Military Superiors, and the sanctification of the American people through the sacrifice of one of their own to the altar of “Justice and Humanity”
An excellent example of this is the 1968 My Lai Massacre:
The My Lai Massacre (Vietnamese: thảm sát Mỹ Lai [tʰɐ̃ːm ʂɐ̌ːt mǐˀ lɐːj], [mǐˀlɐːj] (listen); English pronunciation: /ˌmiːˈlaɪ/, also /ˌmiːˈleɪ, ˌmaɪˈlaɪ/)  was the Vietnam War mass murder of 347–504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968, by United States Army soldiers of “Charlie” Company of 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade of the Americal Division. Most of the victims were women, children (including babies), and elderly people. Many were raped, beaten, and tortured, and some of the bodies were later found to be mutilated. While 26 US soldiers were initially charged with criminal offenses for their actions at Mỹ Lai, only Second Lieutenant William Calley, a platoon leader in Charlie Company, was convicted.–Wikipedia
Lt. Calley while no doubt guilty could not have been said to have acted alone. Those he commanded and those who ordered the Massacre were not found guilty of any crimes. Calley was only convicted of killing 22 civilians. I guess the rest just fell down raped themselves and then shot and mutilated themselves for a kicker.
Of course as soon as the public felt their honor was satisfied and their conscience clear and Lt. Calley a memory and an unpleasant one as well, he was released. He spent a total of 3.5 years on house arrest for the murder of 22 people.
And why did this atrocity happen? Because America needed to feed its massive Military Industrial Complex. They had all kinds of nifty ideas for new ways to kill and mutilate people and they needed a test field;…….like…………..like that rice patty down there,…….Hmmm.
“And what do you call those dirt poor creatures running around in a terrified frenzy at our approach?”
“Vietnamese Farmers Eh? And are there a lot of them? Will a few million be missed do you think?”
And so Congress approved the money for Vital Defense Spending needed to protect the free world from “The Red Threat”
You know the rest. 60,000 dead American soldiers, God knows how many dead Vietnamese. Hundreds of thousands, a vast world of torture, pain, mutilation, and orphans. Lots and lots of orphans, many of them shunned by their own people for their half American blood.
And after we had bombed and shot and tortured and maimed and humiliated and degraded the people both the enemy and those we came to “save” and fully tested our ability to bring the fires of hell down on anyone we chose, the Communists from the North moved in and became the legal government of the country as they had wished from the start and as many of the people living in the South would have preferred had they been asked. But no one did. We just began the killing which we took over from the French on the notion that we could kill communists better and faster than they could. That’s why they lost their Vietnam War. Oh Yeh. SO DID WE. The politicians we have today are no less vicious; possibly more vicious if that is possible. The corporations that manufacture weapons need a steady customer or they will have to stop finding inventive new weapons of human destruction. And then where would we be?
So who is running our country and every other country? Not us. Our politicians are so deep in the pockets of the Big Corporations that they can’t see to turn and walk out.
And so, the “American Renaissance”. We need it, but can we bring it about?
Will any of us be allowed to live to see such a thing?
We want it but will anyone be able to cut the puppet strings that hold us fast in our twisting dance of death?
And make no mistake. Death is the result that will be visited upon us. Death of our nation. Death of our middle class. Death of our freedom.
So get up. Refuse to die. Refuse to be controlled by the Corporate Masters of our world.
You won’t be alone.
From the Associated Press:
More than one-third of the country supports the Wall Street protests, and even more – 58 percent – say they are furious about America’s politics.
The number of angry people is growing as deep reservoirs of resentment grip the country, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll.
Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) — Occupy Wall Street, the protest that has spread from Lower Manhattan to as far as Rome and Hong Kong, is supported by most New Yorkers, according to a Quinnipiac University survey.
Sixty-seven percent of New York City voters said they agree with the protesters’ views, while 23 percent don’t, the school’s Polling Institute said today. Support ranged from 81 percent among registered Democrats to 58 percent among independents and 35 percent from Republicans. By 72 percent to 24 percent, voters said law-abiding demonstrators can stay as long as they want.
We don’t have to give in.
We don’t have to go to the slaughter like the sheep they think we are.
We can fight back.
We can speak out. So speak up and say, in your loudest voice, “BAAAAAAAAH!”
And maybe “Humbug” or “Tommyrot”.