Uncle Sam Wants You
A flag is just a rag but throughout history flags have been used to encourage and justify mankind’s most heinous crimes. And in the U.S.A. nothing has changed in this respect. Whenever an American government—of any stripe—wants to recruit cannon fodder for any of their foreign adventures the first thing they haul out is the flag, “Old Glory.” Time after time young Americans respond in true Pavlovian style. And it’s not just any old bone they’re drooling after. It’s a death lottery.
What possible explanation can there be for young people to put so little value on their very lives? The answer is simpler than you might think. Just as collies are bred for herding sheep, Americans are bred to go to war. But why? That’s not too complicated, either. Because if the United States runs out of soldiers their policy of permanent war falls apart. And they can’t have that. Without war what’s left of the American economy—technology and arms sales—falters, along with the myth of American invincibility and their militarists’ dream of “full spectrum dominance.” They’re almost there. They have already conquered Grenada and Panama, though they found some unexpected resistance in Irak and Afghanistan. Now all they have left to dominate are North Korea and Iran. Oh, I almost forgot. There are Russia and China, too. Continue reading “The Godzilla Flag Is Loosed on the U.S.A.–1/2”
In the Meantime What Was Happening at Home?
On the home front a set of similar phenomena was set in motion that led to a sea change in American values—induced, not natural. Little by little, principally but not exclusively under Republican administrations, priceless American values have been eroded beyond recognition. Where they once had a measure of solidarity—“…unity of a group or class that produces or is based on a community of interests, objectives and standards…” Merriam Webster dictionary—the Americans now subscribe to the “every man for himself,” or “dog eat dog” philosophy. Where they once respected the hard-earned dollar they now lust after easy money. A majority of Americans used to believe in equality. Their racial politics are now turning increasingly racist or white supremacist. As for economic equality, that is a thing of the past. They have exchanged generosity for greed.
Remember open-mindedness? You might have noticed that it has largely given way to adherence to one orthodoxy or another. Simple kindness and good manners are yielding to bare-fisted rudeness and trumpulence. Truth-telling, especially telling truth to power, is on the way out. It can actually be dangerous. As for the “official truths,” they are products of the most sophisticated systems of lying ever foisted upon the human race. Continue reading “Is the Trump Tail Wagging the American Dog?–2/2”
by Mike Booth
In case you were wondering, here’s how to produce a thoroughly disoriented citizen:
- Tell him he’s superior to people from other countries, colors, religions, ideas.
- Put a gun in his hand.
- Flag-wave him to death.
- Repeat more, louder lies.
- Distract him with hard-core consumption.
- Make money his measure of all things.
- Make false promises.
- Bribe him.
- Frighten him.
- Stuff him full of nationalism and patriotism.
- Jail him.
- Shoot him.
- Isolate him.
- Sanctify his greed.
- Banalize him.
- Send his children to war.
- Re-engineer the electoral process so as to install low men in high places.
- Tell him torture is necessary.
- Feed him false philosophy, white-trash values.
- Offer him venal role models.
- Convince him that speculation is “business.”
- Convince him that if he’s not rich there’s something wrong with him.
- Fill him up with that old-time religion.
- Imprison him.
- Under educate him.
- Steal his constitutional rights.
That should do it.
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