It’s all about the divide and how you and I keep falling into line with it. Even those of us who see the reality of the false paradigm have long held, brain-washed ideologies that can be difficult to break. It is ingrained in us, but that doesn’t make it impossible to break.
Every President since Kennedy has been hand picked by the Trilateral Commission. As a matter of fact, every candidate on either Party that made a November election were members of the Trilateral Commission and hand-picked to be the POTUS. The Elitists within this group doesn’t give a rat’s ass who wins, for they are all owned puppets and will carry forward the agenda prescribed for them.
Kennedy was the last POTUS to not be a member of this group and see what it got him.
But the world gobbles it up. White against blackany color, Rep vs Dem, Abortionist against Right to life, Liberal vs conservative, sugar vs hugh fructose corn syrup, just name it and claim your “side”.
Fall into the divide and help keep it that way. Focus your efforts on the “side” you dislike the most, barrage the Tea Partiers with your “progressive” rage, defend the current POTUS in lieu of all the bald faced lies he said to get elected, because God knows John and the reTHUGlicans would be worse (worse than what, B’Man asks). You think Papa Walnuts (as my buddy Tengrain calls him) would “bomb, bomb, bomb Iran”? You think he would have pulled the troops out of Iraq just to send them to Afghanistan? You think he would have put Big Money and Big Banking in their place? Do you REALLY believe there would be ANY damned difference, except the color of their skin?
Seriously, in your need to protect and defend your favorite “side”, can you NOT see they are playing you like a fool? Have you not the mental ability to know when you are being conned? Being played as a chump?
We MUST stop this shit. We must disallow them control over our every thought.
And it doesn’t help to keep silent… to not rock the boat. To just get along.
Complacency is as bad as participation in their circus.
We MUST stand up and as a nation of patriots (not Sheople) and take back the Republic. I am telling you that one of the fastest ways is to never vote R or D again. Of course, you cannot allow the thieves to leave R or D and gain control of any other “Party”, as the Tea Partiers are wont to do.
We can start anew, but it will take a concerted effort that is NOT impossible. IF enough people feel the real pain.
I feel it.
OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES ON CAPITOL HILL HAVE SCREWED US RIGHT AND LEFT. IT’S TIME TO SEND A POWERFUL MESSAGE.
by Alex Bennett
From HUSTLER MAGAZINE – March 2010 (Presented on LarryFlynt.com)
The other day I saw an interview with that enemy of the people, Glenn Beck. I’ve always believed the adage that even a stopped clock is right twice a day, and Beck proved me right when he said, “Everybody is mad at Washington.”
The people who disgusted me at those televised town hall meetings and at the March on Washington—yelling and screaming their nonsense while clutching badly spelled signs— were angry at the body politic.Well, so am I.
Have I become one of them? My politics are different, but my ire is just as rich. I too share a hatred for that fools confederation in the legislative and administrative branches of government that makes our lives a living hell. I differ, however, in how I see the country moving forward.
Politicians! Day after day, week after week, year after year, they sit around playing a stupid little game using their dicks (and some vaginas) as swords to see who has the power. At the same time, We the People sit with our dicks in our hands doing nothing while getting screwed. The worst part is we put up with it thinking that eventually these jerks will fix the economy. In fact, they keep playing their games, and we keep suffering.
Once a U.S. senator gets elected, he stays in office for six years. When it’s time for reelection, he has accrued enough power (read: money from lobbyists) to retain his seat. This cycle repeats itself until one day the senator drops dead of old age—an age achieved due to a great healthcare plan paid for by us.
In the meantime lobbyists bought him lunches and dinners, paid for his trips to exotic lands and gave him who knows how many other perks that will allow his family to inherit millions. All that time he lived off the public dole while using his influence to wheel and deal. What do we get? An early grave and the debt we leave our loved ones.
These guys are a bunch of worthless fucks, and even the best of them doesn’t make up for the rest. It gets worse each year. The games get nastier, and less gets done. As of now this country is at a standstill, paralyzed by the greed and stupidity that is called Washington politics.
Are you getting the idea I’m pissed? Well, I’ll bet you are too—even if your politics are the polar opposite of mine. What we have in common is that we’re sick of the way business is being done in our name. Our politicians have ceased to care about us. It doesn’t matter whether they’re Democrats or Republicans.
Happily, we’re still able to fight back. Forget those well-intentioned letters to your representatives, and enough already with demonstrations and those cute placards with catchy phrases—they’re a waste of time. The good ol’ boys don’t care what you think. They’re way past that. What we need to do is vote the bastards out!
Our supposed two-party system is an illusion. The Democratic and Republican parties have almost finished their merge into a single, pro-corporate entity. The fighting between them is a charade designed to keep us thinking there is a difference. It’s time for a third party that responds to the needs of 21st-century Americans.
I wish that some of the other political parties— for example, the Green Party, the Labor Party—were viable, but they just aren’t. Ross Perot managed to catch that lightning in a bottle until he went off the rails. People responded to Perot because he was articulating the public’s frustrations.
Creating a powerful third party, and even a fourth or fifth party, would be a daunting task that might take many years. So what can we do in the meantime? I say we scare the shit out of them!
Let’s send a message to every incumbent in Washington, even if they’re doing a good job, by not voting for him or her.Vote for a challenger no matter who it is. That doesn’t mean Democrats have to vote Republican or vice versa. There are always other candidates, some of whom might not be that bad once you listen to them.
The message has to be sent to our representatives. We’re their employer, and they’d better shape up. Otherwise they’ll wind up on the same unemployment line with everyone else—the unemployment line created by the politicians. If we kick the bastards out in large enough numbers, they just might pay attention.
Alex Bennett is a longtime HUSTLER contributor. The two-time Emmy winner, who broke into broadcasting as a teenager, currently calls Sirius Left 146 his radio home.
What is there to say about the movement? One of the most outspoken “insider” realists around seemingly sees the efforts as moot.
Should I be pissed? Should I quit? (I ask both of these to American Everyman)
I don’t know what to think about this. There is not the best rationale in his quitting. Sure, they are trying to squash any dissenting voices, but isn’t that the call to get louder?
I don’t know whether to feel sad or feel sorry for Mr Roberts.
Are we all to take the same path… give up the fight? Should we all decide that it is too late and just hang up our efforts?
I don’t know whether to be pissed or give up, too.
Mr Roberts originally penned his “retirement?” at CounterPunch. And in closing said this:
America’s fate was sealed when the public and the anti-war movement bought the government’s 9/11 conspiracy theory. The government’s account of 9/11 is contradicted by much evidence. Nevertheless, this defining event of our time, which has launched the US on interminable wars of aggression and a domestic police state, is a taboo topic for investigation in the media. It is pointless to complain of war and a police state when one accepts the premise upon which they are based.
These trillion dollar wars have created financing problems for Washington’s deficits and threaten the U.S. dollar’s role as world reserve currency. The wars and the pressure that the budget deficits put on the dollar’s value have put Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block. Former Goldman Sachs chairman and U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is after these protections for the elderly. Fed chairman Bernanke is also after them. The Republicans are after them as well. These protections are called “entitlements” as if they are some sort of welfare that people have not paid for in payroll taxes all their working lives.
With over 21 per cent unemployment as measured by the methodology of 1980, with American jobs, GDP, and technology having been given to China and India, with war being Washington’s greatest commitment, with the dollar over-burdened with debt, with civil liberty sacrificed to the “war on terror,” the liberty and prosperity of the American people have been thrown into the trash bin of history.
The militarism of the U.S. and Israeli states, and Wall Street and corporate greed, will now run their course. As the pen is censored and its might extinguished, I am signing off.
At the same time we lost one of the stalwart defenders and fighters of the only sane health care solution this week to the corptocracy (speaking of Kucinich). It seems that the few people that were holding the mantle of peace and caring for Americans (which would also help the rest of the world) over the corporate control the majority fall in line with, are folding. Giving up.
What does that mean for us… the little insignificant folks who fight with whatever methods they have access to? When the icons are dying, flip-flopping, downright selling out, or just giving up the fight and there is no one but us left, is it a lost cause?
I don’t think so. I believe that the only way to a correction is for all Americans (the ones that have the capability of transcending the mind control) to learn that their “party” is a scam and that they should do as I do and promise to not vote for either a Dem or a Rep (in my case ever again). If everyone would make and keep this promise, then obviously neither party would hold or gain another seat. But don’t fall for some replacement “Tea Party” who was simply hijacked by the old guard ReTHUGlicans. For this is precisely what will happen and you know it. They have already put their mitts all over it.
But where do the replacements come from? For just because we make the vow doesn’t mean that there will not be the undying sycophant who considers party more important than any issue facing us (which may be around 20-30% of the population, I estimate). It IS ingrained. However, it is also evident that many people are awaking. My friend (in real life) Dr Doug told me he was a long-time Republican and fell for the BS. He has been reading and totally immersing himself in links from here and many other places and finds himself to be much more libertarian than before. He is but one of many folks I know (in real life) that are seeing the light. That both parties are complicit.
So, education is the key. Being able to show people that most of these people in these party (by far) are corporatist and will fall into line no matter what. How else can you explain Kucinich or ALL the Republicans who voted against this bill without pushing for a Medicare-For-All system (or some semblance of a populist defense). The fact is that this theater we are seeing from our couches and desk chairs still, no matter what the kabuki, is nothing more than protecting and enlarging the Big Money control of America. It truly is nothing less than fascism at its base and total makeup.
I am not advocating any armed takeover (hitting the beach, as has been noted). For, unless the entire citizenry were to engage, it is a loss. I do not have that kind of trust in my fellow citizens. But there is a way to make a change, by working against their system. If enough were to see it and agree, then it is possible (I know what a HUGE “if” that is).
That being said, no matter what Mr Roberts does (hopefully just takes a short break), I am forced to keep on ranting and raving, hoping that someone new, everyday, can be reached and caused to rethink their brainwashing; Search a new horizon beyond that Two Party Paradigm.
One way to do that is search for new places to obtain information. My friend (unreal life) D.Eris from Poli-Tea (we have shared links and I have featured their work here before) has joined ranks with several Independent minded folks to form a new Blog for Independents called “Third Party and Independent Daily“. It is new and I have been reading with great interest. The goal is to move beyond that paradigm and provide news specifically for Independents and Third party folks. From the “About” block:
Third Party and Independent Daily is a multi-partisan group weblog that aggregates news and blog items from across the political spectrum on the third party and independent web.
Check ‘em out.
I know it is only a start. And I know how it feels to be depressed and feel as if nothing works. But, that is certainly not the case with Mr Robert’s influence on me and many more that valued his perspective and insight.
Take a break, Paul, then come back.
Why are “The French“, those high-nosed European assholes, my new heroes? Because they understand their place in their country. They understand and exercise their authority over those that “serve” them. Us rednecks could learn a lot from these hooty-McTooties. We could learn to recognize our place in this country. That it is ours, NOT the government’s. That they are elected to serve us, not be our “Commander in Chief”. They are “REPRESENTATIVES” of us and it is US that puts the criminals in charge to abuse us.
Does anyone else see a problem with this scenario?
We should be doing precisely the same things as these “Frenchies” and then show our representatives who is boss by electing people that are independent of the TwoOne Party System… people who will truly “represent” their constituency (not Lord over it). The people in France, no matter how “inferior” they are to us Americans, are apparently much smarter than us. They know when they have been screwed and are LOUD and poignant in their response.
Police and demonstrators have clashed after thousands of protesters took to the streets in France to protest about the government’s handling of the economic crisis.
More than one million French workers downed tools yesterday in the first general strike to hit a major industrialised nation since the start of the global financial crisis.
Unions said more than two million public and private sector workers took to the streets across France to protest against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s handling of the economic crisis, saying too much had been done to bail out fat cats and banks, and not enough to protect jobs and help workers make ends meet…
There must be some French in me somewhere, because I’m SCREAMING at the top of my lungs. And so is Suzie-Q! <<<—Read the rest there.