USA: Between a Rock & a Wrecked Place

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We’ve all adapted rather quickly to the current state of the world... as miserable as it all may be. This process that we are undertaking- of assimilating hasn’t solely been the result of force, hopelessness, or by some exhausted notion that we should just “live and let live.” Though I am certain that for many in the world, those may indeed be reasons as to why some seem to be taking the calamity with an ever-growing indifference. There is deeper purpose, and a reason to keep this nation together. The interesting thing is about this how easily offended we as a nation have become and pair that along with our historical proclivity to harshly guard our freedoms, and one might have assumed that throughout this whole pandemic it would have been us Americans who would’ve been first in line to buck against the tightening reigns of a government and the dismantling its citizens rights.

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Afterall, in the world’s view of the American people has historically been type-casted as a gun-toting, freedom loving, credit-card maxing, bible-thumping G.I Joe-esque character; Our role on the world stage was a righteous gift to the modern world; delivering hope and democracy one military engagement at a time.

You know... ‘Merica!

-G.I Joe Classic- Hasbro

That source which our comfort, in such unsettling times, isn’t propelled by wanting to comply and I don’t think that it’s from our infamously patriotic nature that’s getting us through.

At least not the distorted patriotism the media deems terroristic, I mean our long-standing spirit of pride that we had as fiery droves of troops that would head off to war, hungry to fight for their country and we, just as hungry to support them. Our adaptation to today’s problems is patriotic in nature, but not quite the same way as it once had. Today the country’s more reminiscent to the atmosphere brought home by seasoned troops that have returned home from a long war; soldiers that’ve just settled back into normal lives to get some well-deserved rest. When out of the shadows, our government would appear to say that yet another war had begun. Those troops aren’t excited. They aren’t concerned. They know what to expect and they know what they must do. They must fight once again.

Blame it on the 244 glorious years of our young country’s existence. It’s been through intense struggles starting from its infancy. Decades would pass as our country grew heartily alongside the generations of our forefathers. Blood, sweat and tears went into the American Dream. The United States grew to a super-power that no longer maintained the same familiar environment we once knew. Together, we as a nation have evolved, and from that rugged upbringing we’ve inherited the torment and temperament that comes from being of the free world. We are today left with a resilient and patient pride, but not one that stems from the tiresome mission to spread democracy to foreign lands. This is no Cold War. No, this is much warmer- for the fight is here on the home-front. Don’t think that just because this “warm-war” is on home soil that we don’t have enemies or that they lack in weaponry to attack us with. The adversary’s arsenal include:

  • Censorship, Cancel Culture. Critical Race Theory. Inflation.
  • Child exploitation, The assault on our Constitutional Rights. Polarizing Politics.
  • Bodily Autonomy. Rising suicides & overdoses. Dishonest Media.

This list of modern armaments could easily continue, but the important question is,

“Can we, the citizens continue?”

What could one expect from those who must fight at home? Where does that fighter find their refuge if the assaults are close at hand? The entire scenario then becomes more of a prison break than a liberation.

In the past, we could count on journalists, policymakers, and our neighbors to be on the side of American’s simply for the sake of being an American. However, we’ve watched governors like, Gavin Newsome put in place draconian lockdowns, and imposing scientifically unsupported mask mandates on millions of terrified Californians just for everyone to catch Newsome shamelessly dismissing his own edicts. The sheer audacity we saw in regard to the media, those tasked with pursuing and publishing the truth, when the story of our President’s son’s laptop was called “Russian Disinformation” by none other than the Press Secretary {Jen Psaki} for the White House. And where’s the accountability for leaving the vivid discovery to be crudely swept under the rug until either the authenticity was no longer up for debate or until they’d have denied the claims enough times to wrongly convince us all of a narrative that they knew was a blatant lie!

Certainly, in the America of our grandparents the politicians and media would have actually admitted to their biases and blunders, and they would set the record straight. Yet the slanderous lies are still headlined. The apologies and accountability for their negligence however seems to magically evaporates before ever making it to print.

When we as a country have always seen ourselves as the liberators of injustice and thus, always maintained the belief that if there were ever unjust suffering in the world, regardless of borders or regimes that we, the United States, would come kick down the door, and restore peace and freedom! That’s what we used to expect, but now who do we look to? As I find myself trying to locate rationale in our country’s history I think of the words of John F Kennedy, who perfectly said,

“First examine our attitude towards peace itself. Too many of us think it is impossible. Too many think it is unreal. But that is a dangerous, defeatist belief. It leads to the conclusion that war is inevitable, that mankind is doomed, that we are gripped by forces we cannot control. We need not accept that view. Our problems are manmade; therefore, they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. Man’s reason and spirit have often solved the seemingly unsolvable, and we believe they can do it again……

….we do not want a war. We do not now expect a war. This generation of Americans has already had enough — more than enough — of war and hate and oppression.

We shall be prepared if others wish it. We shall be alert to try to stop it. But we shall also do our part to build a world of peace where the weak are safe and the strong are just. We are not helpless before that task or hopeless of its success. Confident and unafraid, we must labor on–not towards a strategy of annihilation but towards a strategy of peace.”

John F Kennedy

Kennedy spoke these words just 5 months before he would become a victim of senseless violence when on a visit to the friendship state, Texas, he was gunned down in broad daylight. The reason I bring Kennedy into today’s post is because that was the day the American Dream really started fading. His death alone caused more American’s to be apprehensive of their own government far more than any piece of Russian/Chinese propaganda could ever wish to have. That day, when Kennedy was slain, signaled to our people that America isn’t always righteous and good. It won’t always have the citizen’s best interest at heart. Kennedy’s death was so unpatriotic. The way that our government would dishonor a WW2 veteran, our leader, by not protecting him or his legacy made many question the establishment and to make it worse, they continue to lie about the tragedy even still today.

JFK pictured far right alongside his shipmates on the PT-109

So, as I said before, this is not the rallying cry for war, nor is it the whimper of defeat. This is the morning groanings of yet another day pursuing the noble ideals of a dream so that we all, Kennedy included, can be free and rest peacefully. We may be the tired, poor and huddled masses, but our Lady Liberty has long beckoned none other than the tired, poor and huddled masses. It is not a seasonal invitation that American Liberty extends but a reassurance that here we are welcomed to stay. As Kennedy said, “Confident and unafraid-we must labor on…”

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Pulling Strings: The Elephant in the Room.

Political puppetry makes America a dull boy.

They’ve always wanted a “two-party” system. Our touting of equality and brotherhood doesn’t seem like the fertile grounds for an exclusionary political system so this then begs the question; “Why, in the United States, would we have wanted a divisive political system? A two-tier cult system whose main objectives is to conquer your own countrymen. Why would we make such a government?”

It was never really about democracy or the two-party political system. It was about division, political ideation that supported essentially a 2-class system. They want and need second class citizens. Not Democrats and Republicans. It was a nefarious solution created to get an entire country to support the continued use of a class system. The system of those who are in charge vs those who are everyone else – those who make the rules and those who have to follow them. This has led to a small and yet powerful group controlling the masses.

Why is this being allowed? Why is this occurring so obviously? Aren’t people, especially people who believe in democracy, so much so that they dedicate their lives to it, aren’t they the ones that would ensure the integrity to our democracy? Our leaders would want us strong and united right

Bi-Partisan Puppets

Then why would they do this? Because they know that the landlord on rent day doesn’t care about political affiliation. They are people like everyone else and they’ve got bills that need to be paid too– They’ve got to do their job.

The mugger on the subway doesn’t first consider if you’re from a red state or a blue state before taking off with your wallet. When you’re trying to get a loan, the bank associate isn’t concerning himself with your political affiliation. Your degree, family, religion, intellect, etc. etc isn’t based on your stance on politics. Your boss isn’t going to be worried about which candidate his workers support. No, he cares about whether or not you show up and if you are going to do your job well. Unless by some wild circumstance, likely politics isn’t t what you’re thinking about when your child is born. It’s not what matters when your spouse is in a car wreck and needs a blood transfusion. It only matters to Them, the “elite”, and only in the arena that they have built and rule over. Only then does it matter; in a place where you are powerless and where you’ve been convinced that it all somehow, seriously matters.

Just imagine if they didn’t create these false directions for the masses. What if instead everyone, rather than follow this false governance that you dedicated that time, money, passion and effort towards directly trying to change the things that matter to you and need changing? What if people took it upon themselves? If individually people put that time in to investigate things that don’t sit right with them. Instead of taking a group’s word for it, people actually sought out the data to support their own conclusions. Rather than depending on some corporate sponsored leaders tell you what’s best for you. What if you, or if everyone, individually went to support their local schools, local jobs, and local government. What if we created the type of society with citizens that took on the responsibility to right the wrongs and to hold people who do wrong and their faulty systems accountable? Imagine citizens who were filled with their own personal convictions were to all seek justice?

We would see something that they’ve nearly convinced the world no longer exists. Unity. We would see unfettered, honest unity. This would likely be the strongest unity ever known to a modern society. People would come into agreements. The person who was passionate about their local school system would run into a neighbor and discover that they both want to see changes in their communities’ schools.

No leader telling them to hide behind the agenda or the cause. No. They are certain they want change, and they have a stronger stance by having the concern individually. The people could then exchange ideas, discuss, understand and eventually come to consensus with each other. Successfully creating a functional bureaucratic system. A governance that was organically forming and all the while free of crony politics.

Truthfully, it may be one of the most egregious acts pushed onto the public has been the deceptive belief that the options known to us are the only options.  Worse still they’ve convinced the whole of humanity when their rigged game fails that it is not their ideals that have failed but us the people that have failed them. This great lie they’ve fed us is hard to swallow but it’s true. The world they’ve decided is the one we must adhere to is a lie.

This is a lie! This is the lie!

In the United States specifically, they have saturated us with false choices and led us astray with false starts through a labyrinth of delusions.

Only to then to offer us some meager substandard solutions.

This matrix blinds the human race from it’s inner truth. If people were to know the truth about what they are concealing their empires would crumble. It’s a simple truth, but a powerful one. Perhaps the most powerful truth, that is, most people on Earth, historically, and intuitively have generally all wanted the same things!

What truly terrifies them is the additional fact that although most of us basically want the same things, we all, at the end of the day, need the same things!

 Oh, how this truth frightens them! Why do you think they don’t want you to gather! Why do you think they constructed a cult system of bipartisan politics? If not to isolate people under the guise of representation and assistance? 

Because if we all for the most part WANT the same things and, in the end, we ALL NEED the same things then what the fu$k do we need them for?!  

Now you’ve crossed the line. You can feel the tightness of their throats when you ask that question. What do we really need them for? What do we need the bipartisan system for? What do we need a class system that they created and rule over for? And as you ask this question with the level of clarity you’ve never known but always were capable of having what do we need to be arguing about? This doesn’t help- This doesn’t fix anything.   Their palms are getting clammy right now because they are made very uncomfortable with your awareness. That awareness is power.  Power is useless without being realized and exercised. Like the sick mistreatment of circus elephants.

Be happy if you’ve never known the sad story of what we used to do to elephants. Elephants are top tier circus attractions. But they are wild animals full of individuality, strength, and intuition. So, to control the elephants they couldn’t just yell at them and push them around they first must break them. They must break their spirit and their will. Because face to face in the wild the elephant is far mightier than the human. But they must convince the elephant that their superior size and strength is useless despite the fact that it isn’t true. So, they shackle heavy chains and weights on the elephant. Then they whip them into doing whatever the trainer wants. Unable to run away- the tortured animal is conditioned to believe they cannot help themselves, trying is pointless and in order to reduce suffering they comply. Unable to free themselves.

They do this to the poor animals when they are young, and then they do it to the parents in front of the babies. To drill it into their psyche that they cannot do anything that they aren’t made to do. After they feel that they have achieved conditioning the elephants they remove the chains from their feet and in its place, they tie a thin string. The elephant now doesn’t even have the will to try and run. If it were to try it could easily break the string and they would have been freed.

But they don’t try.

They’ve been broken into believing that their reality has them chained, that they have no options, they have no strength. That there is no way to be free.  And sadly, they did this to living creatures that are not predators of our species. There is no reason to hold animosity towards an elephant. They posed us no threat. They did this to them for their profit, their entertainment and for a sick sense of control and superiority- but make no mistake they did this first and foremost for their profits. They did so without flinching. Without regard for others. Indifferent to the damage they cause. Just as they’ve convinced the elephant that their bonds are impossible to overpower, you too have been made to believe the little threads tying you down are iron clad shackles. 

If we as a people can come to consensus about the things that we the people truly care about then it really isn’t that hard to agree; to solve, to fix and to progress.  They, however, cannot let you know this. Because then what will we need them for? Then they won’t have a job and what will they tell their landlords? This way they become the same as us. People who have to share the same rules as us and they become equals to us. They have NEVER wanted that.  It’s always been their way. Those in charge and those who are everyone else.  Because they cannot control an entire world and live in a system that they want where they are of controlling others if everyone else is equally in charge.

Democratic Backsliding & The Demoralization of the American Dream, Part II

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In a previous entry bearing the same title except it was Part 1, touched heavily on the current state of the nation in regard to it’s ever growing problem of undergoing the hellish process of democratic backsliding. In this entry, although is released 4 months after part 1, the conversation continues as it all has only become more relevant.

The destruction of our country is remarkable in collateral damage. The whole system is falling apart. The voting system is corrupt and has been for at least a decade or two. The members of congress continue to question people who clearly evade the truth or outright lie, and congress has done nothing to hold them accountable.

We are making laws and policies based on the opinion of non-government entities and a handful of un-elected government officials. There are laws passing without the say so from the public. When it is the people’s moment to try to uphold the integrity of democracy by upholding their civic duties, and voting then they cheat! Both sides! They cheat; not only the system but they cheat the citizens out of being part of the democratic process-officially ending democracy in the free world.

Let’s just quickly jot down the ways in which we’ve recently seen America get the stars knocked out of her stripes.

  • Coronavirus Pandemic- (*653,000k+ dead in the U.S ) ~ (*4,497,000+ dead worldwide.) **This includes; daily fear, changing rules, laws, policies/ daily life constantly being upended. Supply chain congestion, censorship, Societal division, rapid drug development and risky approval process. Vaccines, mandates, elderly dying, social distancing, distrust in science/media/government. Delta Variant, Lockdowns…. etc.
  • Underprepared exit strategy for our troops and citizens trapped in Afghanistan. Humanitarian crisis. More US military are killed in the first week of evacuation than in the previous decade! We had been there for 20 years! No weapons of mass destruction. No trace that the 9/11 hijackers and their people. Just billions of dollars, thousands of lives and instead of leaving with some dignity and honor we high tail it out of there without a plan in motion and with afghani citizens falling to their deaths after clinging to a United States Air Force plane.
  • A Presidential Campaign so ridiculous and embarrassing that the entire country fell pray to being a punchline. Total Joke.
  • Cuba, in a height of crisis sees more political oppression, media censorship/communication blacklist. Food shortages. Poverty skyrocketing.
  • Water Reserves in California are at record breaking lows.
  • Louisiana gets completely slammed by a hurricane. Multi-millions in damage.
  • Prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau has announced that if you’re a Canadian and you want to travel, via plane of bus that you must be vaccinated.
  • Wildfires scorched the west coast yet again. 1,000’s of acres destroyed and a lot of homes too.
  • Since the start of this presidency there has been an estimated one million illegals from Central and South America that have crossed the Mexican-Mmerican borders. Currently Mexico ranks number in highest number of new covid deaths, and top five for the number of new cases. There is no quarantine, treatment or vaccine protocol for these people.
  • The Florida Towers collapse in “freak” accident killing dozens.
  • President Biden issues two Executive Orders mandating all Federal workers, Government Contractors, Sub-Contractors, and businesses with over 100 employees to get fully vaccinated. Also the entire military is subjected to this and face punishment if they refuse.
  • Health care workers, after being front line hero’s throughout this pandemic are being forced to get vaccinated or lose their jobs, benefits, and insurance.

Sadly, that list only scratches the surface of the issues we’ve faced since the pandemic started and this whole ordeal is yet to be done.

My question is this: With all that has transpired in recent years, what actions of the U.S government have warranted our compliance? Or our support? Our blind faith? Our tax money?

Because I struggle to see exactly what we are supposed to be grateful for, in debt to them for..

There was a time that many answers to that question would come to mind. However, those days are long behind us. Perhaps a greater question that we should ask ourselves is “What is to become of our future? Not even focusing on the political fabric of America, since that seems likely doomed towards an authoritative police state, but more so in terms of our faith and trust. Are we to live in a world where no one will have faith in doctors, scientists, or politicians? Will no on trust the news. If the truth comes out which child will want to grow up to be a physician? Who will be an eager politician in the making when it’s become such a joke? What is to become of our future?

The answer to that question lies in our actions as the populace. If we protect the foundations of our democracy, our rights, and traditions I believe we will come out of this a true global leader. However, if we are to quietly relinquish our rights, and let the corrupts dilute the democratic system with greed and power then we are helpless and destined to be ruled.

No matter which outcome occurs- you will have a part to play in what history will say about us.

Be Brave. Do Something.