“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.” Groucho Marx
Reading “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” and Smedley Butler’s book “War Is a Racket” will help you understand why America’s government is hated. The only just war is fought to defend someone’s home from ongoing invasion.
Compulsory schooling is a tool for promoting government-friendly attitudes; nationalization of information, goals, and methods makes the classroom an effective arena for teaching conformity.
“The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda – a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make ‘good’ citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens.” H. L. Mencken
Free speech barely exists, only ‘responsible’ free speech if it doesn’t offend anyone which isn’t free speech but censored speech. Speech that doesn’t offend anyone doesn’t need protecting.
How do you know if the ‘news’ which gets most of its information from government sources tells the truth? It’s legal for them to lie to you but if you lie to government, you go to jail.
Government systematically manipulates us. The idea ‘our’ media is free of government influence, is accepted as certain truth, yet every day they demonstrate just the opposite. Some stories appear to be ridiculous, but there’s nothing amusing about their intent. A politician makes some bogus claim and the TV repeats his words as if there’s no question about it. It’s dangerous for ‘consumers’ to be so ignorant of our world but that lack of awareness is because of media/government collusion.
What democracy do we have when ‘consumers’ must rely on Wikileaks to discover government actions? Evil Governments operate negatively, disciplining ‘consumers’. It’s the only way those in government imagine their power: to demand and punish, never to work with society to understand their problems and help. Whistle blowers go to jail.
You’re expected to accept every lie you’re told by ‘our’ government and even more hilarious, they expect the world to accept those lies also. I hear I ought to be proud to be an American; Proud of things that used to be inconceivable are now routine, from crotch frisks at the airport to Tasering of elderly people in their homes, torture, and ‘lock downs’ of entire towns to apprehend a single suspect, and then there’s our military problem.
We’re told that Russia has no right to help Syria. That’s because that interferes with the Empire’s plans. Any nation strong enough to counter American imperialism must be defeated. The Empire endlessly wages global wars, in multiple areas and at home against anyone challenging America’s aims of control. When the Empire declares that Russia is an outlaw state that “does not act in accordance with international norms” it means that Russia isn’t following America’s orders. By “international norms,” America means it’s will. America never keeps any treaty.
Why can the Empire have military bases in places like Djibouti, Okinawa, Diego Garcia, Uganda, Somalia, Qatar, Afghanistan, South Korea, Bulgaria, Japan, Italy, Romania, Pakistan, Iraq and Spain, to name some of our thousand bases, while it’s unacceptable for Russia to have a base in Syria: Because the Empire says so.
The federal government can tell you how many “Pacific Islanders” stole a car, the precise number of “American Indian/Alaska Natives” who were arrested for vagrancy or how many whites were busted for counterfeiting in any given year but the government agencies are unable, or unwilling, to publish how many illegal immigrants are arrested in America each year. You distrust the immigrant flood but you support politicians who create it by meddling in the countries they come from, which creates the flood.
How many times has the major media that supposedly report these things, told you, that in February 2014, ‘our government’ engineered a bloody coup that overthrew the democratically elected President of Ukraine, replacing that government with a fascist government, so that Ukraine is now torn by a racist civil war, like we did to Yugoslavia and others?
You’re told that ‘democracy’ started, when Ukraine’s President was overthrown, in a ‘revolution,’ ignoring the American “coup”. The head of Stratfor, a ‘private CIA’ firm, said that it was “the most blatant coup in history.” The Empire’s news-media doesn’t report that. American news-media won’t acknowledge that ‘our leaders’ lied leading to invasions, or that ‘our’ overthrow of other governments is a coup instead of a ‘revolution’. Such things aren’t allowed, except in such few small-audience news-media; the few American news-media that aren’t owned by America’s aristocrats.
The Empire has to realize it doesn’t own Central America or any other part of the world, and that people have a right to choose the type of government they want. We didn’t lose Cuba or Nicaragua, because the Empire never owned them.
Understanding how America’s news is controlled and for what purposes, is essential for any American who wants to truthfully understand ‘our government’ and its relationship with America’s aristocracy. That aristocracy owns the news-media, finances political ‘campaigns’ and overwhelmingly determines which candidates will ‘win’ or won’t.
Who decided America can demand the resignation of another countries leader? It never occurs to ‘consumers’ to question such arrogant statements. Wouldn’t Syria’s Assad, whose country has suffered America’s directed bloody atrocities for years, have the same right to demand that Trump or Obama step down?
People in power don’t have to defend their statements rationally: They can rely on decades of conditioning and propaganda. Americans live in denial from spoon-fed information by ‘official’ schools, politicians and media.
You’re told that you’re safe, and prosperous, but always threatened. American exceptionalism is Nazi like. We’re not threatened. We’ve created the threats. Everything American “leaders” handle turns to crap yet they remain firmly in power, and marching the world into military-industrial complex oblivion while destroying America.
When Saudi Arabia was named head of the UN human rights commission ‘our government’ applauded. In that new position, our ‘allies’, The Saudis, who behead hundreds of their citizens each year and crucified one as a warning to others, stopped an inquiry into their invasion of Yemen. When Libya with a better record than the Saudis, had been named to that committee, America was furious.
I call America the Empire because it acts as though it believes it has the right to determine the future of anyone or any country in the world. Russia doesn’t threaten America or Europe, but push hard and long enough and WW3 could easily happen, driven by carelessly stoked fear from the thoughtless words used by politicians and their enablers.
In 1990 there were no military threats to America anywhere. There was and is a powerful threat to peace: the military/industrial/congressional complex. The real threat to peace is that Imperial Washington created its enemy: ‘global terrorism’.
“Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end.” H S Truman
Some rules of American Exceptionalism: Our killing is better than theirs, nothing we do is ‘terrorism’, and our enemies are ‘war criminals’. Zionism encourages similar thinking by continually blaming “anti-Semitism”; so that many have become blind to Israel’s crimes and equate criticism of Zionism with “anti-Semitism”.
The decline in America’s global position is the direct result of ‘our’ hypocrisy preaching democracy and human rights on one hand while depriving ‘our’ allies and fledgling democracies of them on the other.
No one gives their life for their country; their lives are taken. Soldiers fight for their friends. No loyal American would ever question the wonderfulness of dropping bombs on any foreigners, the darker the better, any time, any kind of bombs, no valid reason required. The conformist outlook serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking. As long as you put events off to God’s will, you never have to take responsibility for the events you support.
In 1946, the Nuremberg Tribunal prosecutor said of the German media: “Before every major aggression, they initiated a press campaign calculated to weaken their victims and to prepare the German people psychologically for the attack. In the propaganda system, it was the daily press and the radio that were the most important weapons.”
Most of the events you see in the political world are designed to elicit a specific psychological response from you and the people around you. You’re not human to these people; you’re either an asset to be molded or an obstacle to be disposed of. This is how our world works: Until you fully understand and accept this, things will never change. If you understand the minds of globalists and understand what they want, you can understand the basic direction of the future. Trump supporters will ignore the greater issue: he was an approved candidate.
Presidents are only puppets dancing to the tune of the powers-that-be who want war, totalitarianism. Gullible, distracted, easily directed ‘consumers’ can be manipulated, and made to fear whatever phantom menace chosen for the bogeyman of the moment. All of their tools will endure; War, surveillance, drone killings, police shooting and militarization , highway robbery employed by government officials, corruption, profit-driven prisons, censorship and persecution of anyone who criticizes government including labeling dissidents as extremists and terrorists. It’s as if the election of Trump was designed by the New World Order to eliminate all of the voices of resistance.
Most likely the Russians are to blame, and Wikileaks. Certainly it’s not due to any failing on our parts. We’re exceptional.