Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy 4th of July!!!

Photo: © Stan Banos

Always used to imagine what it must have been like to live during The Fall of Rome, when I got older, that changed to the rise of The Third Reich. My god- those surely musta been some truly trambunctious times! And, of course, the truth is neither happened overnight- it was a gradual, step by step process whereupon people came to accept the incremental changes and... adjusted, begrudgingly or otherwise. Oh sure, some people complained (some people always complain)- but they were laughed at, marginalized or conveniently drowned out, until only the very loudest voice was heard- and obeyed.

I no longer fantasize about those times, I now get to witness the process on a daily, real time basis: the wearing down of civility, the bending, breaking and disregard of the most basic of simple facts and truths, the demonization of those most powerless...

Republicans used to be rabidly Anti-Communist- "Better Dead than Red!" That refrain echoed in my ear growing up- now they enthusiastically embrace he who enthusiastically embraces a former KGB Chief, a 5xDeferment who openly ridiculed our most famous POW! He openly encouraged violence at campaign rallies, mocked people with disabilities, called Neo-Nazis "Good People," and described the press as, "The enemy of the people!" And how I wish that was the worst, and end of it. But it is a gradual, step-by-step process of willful distortion and manipulation- with intermittent, fully-automatic bursts of complete Bat Shit CRAZY... Can anyone ever forget The Bowling Green Massacre, can anyone possibly forgive Hillary for her insidious Child Sex Ring/Pizza Parlor!? This is the absolute insanity a once reasonably rational nation has allowed itself to become... 

"... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for a lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."        -Hermann Goering

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  1. I believe Mein Kampf is Trump's play book. His lackeys have found a spiritual leader that dovetails with their racist ideologies. As far as the GOP, or the DEM's for that matter, they have long lost any spiritual/moral grounding in any belief system beyond taking payoffs from special interest groups.

    The way Trump is going the world will eventually find a way to isolate the US and shield itself from American influence. Side deals will be made like the TPP etc. Tariffs will be levied against all American exports and the rest of the world will find that they can make just as much money trading with China, India, Brazil and the EU. Once the world realizes that the US market is a paper only market and finds a way to wean itself from the US dollar it will effectively shutter US industry. This process has already begun. Don't look to your US media for any intelligent reporting on this.

    The 1% in the US don't care because their money always goes to the highest bidder. I would bet most of the 1%'s investment is off shore already. When the US economy collapses they will be able to live like super kings, just like the UAE Princes. You will only have the super rich and the super poor who will do anything for anything just to stay alive.

    While I have serious problems with how Americans view firearms the only thing that will save the common man in the US is a revolution lead by well armed and intelligent patriots, not the billy-bobs flying Confederate flags. Hopefully this awakening will come about without a shot being fired. The 1% want to disarm troublesome citizens of the US and anywhere else they have influence just as the Nazi's did in Germany.

    Yes the "play book" is working fantastically. Non stop political coverage on all channels which serves to enrage and divide the population while also diverting the generally uneducated populous's attention away from the real issues and what's really going on in the big picture. And if creating contentious political divides isn't enough, bring back the race issues to further fracture the populous.

    Read McMafia (not referring to the old style Mafia) and find out who is REALLY pulling the strings. Of course that might be a stretch for most Americans these days as the reading comprehension level has dropped from an already dismal grad 8 level to a grad 6 level over the last several decades. Yup, the play book says keep them dumb. Easier to influence and control that way.


  2. I think this country will wake up... eventually- but only after so much (more) irreparable damage has been inflicted: environmentally, socially, economically. People here are so freaking ignorant and/or racist that they continue to gleefully chop off their nose to spite their face.

    They're scared, frantic, and as chillingly vulnerable to Herr Goering's Fascist dictum as ever...