A number of years ago I woke up one morning with some perspective. It dawned on me that the things I grew up thinking were right were now wrong and vice versa. Things like personal responsibility had turned into victim-hood and blame; basic manners had become old fashion or even sexist, hard work had been replaced by entitlement and the list goes on. Suddenly I had the sensation of living in Bizzaro world, an upside down place where the opposite was now true. It was no great mystery to me how we got here, but why? Through media propagation and “populist” social narratives, we had become a nation more divided and confused. My inquisitive mind wanted to understand what is happening, so I turned to philosophy and social science. Noticeably there was an absence of mainstream philosophical thinkers and thought; they had been replaced by socially engineered narratives coming from PR and marketing departments. Social science and data is far more fruitful, yet its correlations and findings had seemingly been suppressed and overwhelmed by the forced opinions of Slate, Gawker, Huff Po and BuzzFeed. We have become an anti-intellectual nation that is driven by sensationalism, no longer concerned with the truth or the arduous task of thinking for ourselves. It is a nation of borrowed thought, peddled to us like whitening strips or the latest diet fad. Two narratives are cause for great concern. The selling of racial and gender divides, and the new meaning of American exceptionalism are dangerous.
“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” – Mayer Amschel Rothschild
The Millennial generation is, or is quickly becoming, the dominate generation in American society. All data clearly indicates that this is the most tolerate generation the country has ever seen. It is also known for its conformity of thought. The data simply does not support any logical reason or evidence that racial tensions should be on the rise, yet clearly they are, why? There are a number of reasons lurking just below the surface, but accessible to anyone who wants to better understand. We are living in a slow growth financialized economy that has been buried in debt. This has worsened the situation and economic outlook for all Americans not privileged to be in the elite or over 65. Increased debt burden, flat wages and fewer well paying jobs all around have left many feeling left out, angry and frustrated. The populous wants someone to blame for their depression, helplessness, and poor mental and physical health. While many of us have been struggling, the government and central banking intuitions have manipulated the markets to make a few very wealthy at the expense of the young, poor and middle classes. Due to low interest rates and increasing debt, savings and pension funds will be hit hard, exacerbating problems. The reality is that the economic system that has been created, and more recently fostered by the elimination of Glass-Steagall, is on the verge of crisis/collapse. It is utterly unsustainable. The elites who are largely in, or connected to, the financial industries (including politicians) are aware this. They have concocted Machiavellian diversions to keep the masses squabbling among themselves – fueling hate, instead of focusing on the real source of destruction. They know that racism, inequality, gender and sex sells. They know that finance, economics, and monetary policy are boring. It is not a difficult to tap into baser human emotions. A prime example of this is the shady doings of famed activist investor George Soros. His foundations fund a number of progressive, if not down right New World Order type of causes; has invested millions into the Black Lives Matter movement while at the same time taking a huge position shorting the U.S. economy. Yes, the man who is funding BLM, and a Hillary Clinton super-pac, is betting on the U.S. to fail. In his case a race war is much preferred to a class war. That in short is the world we live in folks; it matters not which mainstream media outlet you watch, they all peddle the same narrative to divide and conquer in thought and deed.
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” – Thomas Jefferson
I do believe in American exceptionalism, not for our role as a financial and militarized empire, but for the enlightened values and vision that laid the foundation of the nation. The same values as previously mentioned that are being replaced, manipulated and destroyed by those whom we elect to protect them. Our leading politicians and puppet masters are playing psychopathic games. When they talk about American exceptionalism, they mean an empire that is a shot caller for the rest of the globe. What they don’t control with financialized weaponry, they use physical force (globally and increasingly domestically). All the while, the masses squabble among themselves about absurdities as “freeing the nipple” or if clapping in public spaces is too “traumatic,” we don’t even notice the slaughter of innocent civilians by bombs dropped and missiles launched or sold in our name, on our dime. We just don’t seem to care about global suffering funded by our taxes when Taylor Swift has been spotted with a new boy. Under the Bush administration we invaded two countries of little global concern or not particularly well like by their neighbors at massive cost in the name of terrorism (an endless war). More recently we have destabilized and caused great destruction in more secular and well regarded nations in the middle-east that has given rise to some nasty stuff (ISIS, refugee crisis). What’s worse is our provocations toward Russia. The media and politicians portray Putin, the most skilled statesman of our time, as a foe. This is simply not true. Russia has and continues to express its willingness to be a partner in a multi-polar world along with China and soon others. U.S. exceptionalism has become code for maintaining hegemony at all costs. It is a sick and dangerous game we are playing, just to hold on a little longer and extract as much wealth and resources before the end-game. Game over means war between the preeminent military powers. This is a war that the U.S. and its puppet NATO members will not win. For the psychopaths in charge this may be a risk worth taking. As the economy inevitably collapses, scapegoating global war as the cause would suit them well. From the financial and physical ruin, this will open the possibility for a new centralized power to emerge with the same figures to lead us to our new and improved dystopian future. Those with power and control are losing their ability to manage the system, it has grown so complex that it has all become a game of ever increasing strategic risk. They are gambling with the future and doing their best to hedge their bets and retain control in the aftermath.
“Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal – that there is no human relation between master and slave.” – Leo Tolstoy
“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. ” – Theodore Roosevelt
“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt
“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” – Henry Ford
Time to think!