Monthly Archives: April 2011

A few words on our real enemies

There is a war going on, and we are losing.  By ‘we’ I mean the American people.   The American people are losing.  By any standard, the quality of life and general prosperity for the vast majority of Americans has been in decline for several years.  The purchasing power of the dollar is collapsing.  Rising prices of food, gas, and healthcare together with the lack of decent jobs are every day making it harder for ordinary Americans to even survive.  A large percentage of Americans are filled with despair, anxiety, and dread.  We are struggling, and rightly there is a lot of anger among Americans as to this situation, how we came to be here, how we ended up stuck with this mess.  Americans are angry, they’re motivated to get up and do something about it, to fix it, and to make sure that those responsible are held accountable.

Certainly there is plenty of blame to go around.  The largest problem we face in this country, is the reason that despite our overwhelming motivation to solve our problems, it seems that we’re all powerless to stop it.  It’s that half the people, those on the right, are convinced that the left is to blame, while on the other side, the left are convinced that all our problems can be blamed on the right.  This conflict between left and right, liberals vs. conservatives, red team vs. blue team, did not arise by accident.  Also, economic chaos did not arise by accident, but was the result of carefully orchestrated actions by those who really are to blame, and really are at war with the American people.

There are a great many people who’ve been complicit.  People on both sides of the aisle helped to execute these plans because their greed and ambition overcame their better judgment.  And while these people should be recognized as the traitors they are, they are not the architects.  Though despicable, they are not the ones who waged war against us.  But there are people, untouchable people, who work behind the scenes, and are working to destroy America, and to collapse the entire world’s economy, so they can rise out of the ashes with absolute control of the world’s vital resources.  These are the people who are our true enemies.  And as long as they have us bickering between right and left, our focus is not on them and they’re free to continue robbing us blind.

These people avoid the spotlight like the plague.  I don’t claim to know their identities, but I do know they exist.  It isn’t simple greed and incompetence to blame for all this.  They have been planning this for a very long time, and though I’ve exactly zero physical evidence, or even anecdotal evidence to support this theory, I believe that simple logical deduction from the available evidence makes the existence of this conspiracy simply the only logical explanation.

I suppose that does make me a conspiracy theorist, but it would be wrong to dismiss what I’ve got to say simply because I might resemble that particular often-used pejorative.  I am not paranoid, but I am perceptive.  For example, I knew fifteen years ago what the logical consequences of continuing increases of US national debt would be.  I said so in “Philosophy for the Third Millennia”.  I also said I thought it would really become a problem around the time of the baby boom retirement crunch, which is right about now.  And I wasn’t the only one who thought so back then.   All it took was a good university education in micro and macroeconomics, and maybe a little bit of foresight to put the pieces together.  I’m no genius.  I’ve met some geniuses, and I know I’m not one of them.  So, I knew what would happen, and I know that many other people knew as well.  There were people in powerful positions, who had a chance to do something about it.  Clinton had to know that eventually the debt would bring hyperinflation, and he had turned around the spiraling debt by the end of his second term.  However, as soon as Bush came in, we went again back into massive deficits with massive increases in defense spending and tax cuts which reduced revenue.  They absolutely had to be aware of what effect this would eventually have.  And rather than stop it, these things which brought us to this point were instead accelerated.  It’s just inconceivable that they wouldn’t have known that hyperinflation was going to happen.   A great many people had to know, and thus I know that something had to act to prevent rational and well-meaning people from stopping it.  There’s no other explanation.

Look at the derivatives market, where hundreds of trillions of dollars are controlled by a handful of “too big to fail” banks.  This completely secret and totally unregulated market has undoubtedly played a major role in our economic collapse, and it did not come about by accident.  These are people who know what they are doing.

Pointing all of this out leads me to this fact.  You and I, all Americans are lied to every day.  We are lied to by our media, by corporations, and certainly by our politicians.  It is often impossible to decipher what is fact and what is lie.  My advice is, with all things, consider the source.   And keep in mind, to those on the right and to those on the left, that those people who’ve come to hold opposing views in this time where nearly every word spoken is a lie, are not the enemy.  It is not the American people with opposing views which are the problem, but rather their ignorance which is caused by constant exposure to big lie after big lie.  The enemies are the ones who have created this culture.  Those people who’ve brought us to this state where it seems the only choice is right vs left. 

There is a middle ground, a philosophy which understands that both right and left have some good points to make.  Both the Republican and Democratic parties have become two sides of the same corporate sponsored coin.  That’s why I’d encourage you to join me, and join the Green Party.  Only when a third progressive party gains enough membership to be considered a factor, will the American people have a chance to influence legislation such that our interests are championed over those of our enemies.   I don’t pretend to have all the answers about what to do about our situation.  All I’ve been able to determine for certain, is that we need to start by fighting ignorance, speaking truth to power, and coming together as a people.  For never before has it been more true, that together we’ll stand, but divided we’ll fall.

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Meanwhile, at the Church of the Almighty Dollar

Posted this on youtube, taped using a rediculous southern accent.  If you read it to yourself, imagine it with a serious southern drawl…  That’s how it’s meant to be…

Greetings and salutations!  Welcome! 

To all my brother sheep and sister sheep here in attendance! 

It is so very nice to see so very many of you here tonight! 

We are gathered here, to worship at the altar of the almighty dollar. 

To kneel prostrate in the presence of its greatness. 

To feel the warmth and the light of its love.

For we know, the dollar is the greatest good.

It is the alpha and omega, our reason for being.

It provides for us when we are hungry, and when we are sick.

It holds us in its arms and we can feel its warmth.

The dollar provides us the motivation, for ALL our actions.

It keeps us sheltered, and safe from harm, and do many countless miracles the dollar hath created.

And we are gathered here today to celebrate you and your greatness, O Dollar.

We can feel you in our hearts, and we know that you are there for us whenever we need you.

And we pledge onto you O Dollar, our eternal love and undying devotion.

And we also pledge, O Dollar, our hatred of and tireless opposition to those who would destroy you.

O dollar, we know that your enemies are all around you.

Because we know O Dollar that you are beset on all sides by the likes of the Euro, the Yen, and the Renminbi.

And we promise O Dollar, that we will smite them and your glory will be raised in the highest.

O yes this we promise you O Dollar.  For there are those, O Dollar, who would claim that thou shant always remain the world’s reserve currency.

And there are those that claim, O Dollar, that thou is falling, or has fallen, or that you simply aren’t worth what you used to be worth.

O Dollar, we reject those claims, and we reject those who make them.

They do not know your glory as we do O Dollar, nor do they feel the love of your embrace.

For we know that you are the greatest good.

Such is our love for you O Dollar that we will always defend you, and clutch you tight, and hold you close to our hearts.

So we pledge, O Dollar, to smite those who would diminish your greatness.

We pledge to you our swords, our lives and our very souls O Dollar.

Such is our devotion to your great magnificence.

We shall hold you up, and let your glory shine.

For we have faith in you O Dollar.  We know that you will not abandon us.

You will always keep us safe.

And even as we walk through the valley in the shadow of death, you are always with us.

And we can always count on your love O Dollar, so it shall be that you can count on our undying and tireless devotion to extending and amplifying your eternal glory.

O Dollar, always remember that we love you even more than our own families.

As we know that without you, nothing would be possible.

Our parents and our children, and our husbands and wives, and all of our lives would not be possible without you O Dollar. 

So we promise, O Dollar, to always worship you above all else.

We promise to collect you and acquire you in the maximum amount, regardless of the consequences.

For you are the highest of the high, the greatest of the great, and the goodest of the good.

Your faithful sheep we remain,

And we pray in your name,

O Dollar,

Amen.


The third rail

This song doesn’t tiptoe around the third rail of American politics, it steps all over it.  Video coming soon…

Fighting for our Freedom

They’re fighting for your freedom

They’re fighting for my freedom

Real reasons for the war have not a thing to do with freedom

They’re fighting for my freedom

They’re fighting for your freedom

Not a soldier in no war is fighting for your freedom          except for maybe Bradley Manning

Always hearing how our boys are fighting for our freedom                                          

But to speak the truth about em’s tantamount to treason                                           

They say the reason for the wars is to keep freedom alive                                          

But that shit has not been true since bloody nineteen forty five                                              

Truth is all of it is bullshit; it justifies eternal war

Though it’s said a million times it still is only modern folklore

Peace has never had a chance, not when greed is in the way

Profiteering and the devil seems to always win the day

They’re fighting for your freedom

They’re fighting for my freedom

Real reasons for the war have not a thing to do with freedom

They’re fighting for my freedom

They’re fighting for your freedom

Not a soldier in no war is fighting for your freedom          except for maybe Bradley Manning

Over there they blow up schools and do it in our name

Their only real orders are to torture kill and maim

To keep the complex running strong more of war is always needed

Eisenhower had it right but his wisdom wasn’t heeded

We are there to harvest poppies and we’re there to pump the oil

Though it seems to speak this truth somehow renders me disloyal

We must all just stop this nonsense that these wars are for our freedom

Then we’ll stop the bastards who really are committing treason

They’re fighting  for your freedom

They’re fighting for my freedom

Real reasons for the war have not a thing to do with freedom

They’re fighting for my freedom

They’re fighting for your freedom

Not a soldier in no war is fighting for your freedom          except for maybe Bradley Manning


Torches and Pitchforks

The oligarchs and the bastards on Wall Street                                                                    

Are taking humanity straight toward its defeat

If we are to survive we cannot let them win

So let’s get off our asses, it’s time for us to begin

The hubris and the greed of all these oligarchs is boundless

I fear that legal actions on them will be found as groundless

I don’t think it makes no sense to get these guys in front of courts

I think a much better plan is for us to get torches and pitchforks

 CHORUS

Torches and pitchforks                 That’s what we need                                                    

Torches and pitchforks                  For their insatiable greed

Torches and pitchforks                  To run them out of town

To shine the light upon them      And bring the buggers down

Those of us who see it, must go and we must teach it                                                    

The people need our wisdom and it’s us who must go preach it

We gotta show the people that the world is not just black and white

It’s really much more complex than a struggle between left and right

Sewing discord to distract the masses from the real crime

I hope there is a special place in hell for this inhuman slime

Instead of fighting them they’ve got us fighting with each other

So they’ll have their luxury while all of us will suffer

CHORUS

They’re lurking in the shadows and they’ve all the power in the world                   

If you ever get close to one the stench will make you want to hurl

They’re fiendish and they’re evil and each one of them have sold their souls

And if we do not stop them they’ll succeed in reaching all their goals

They’re not even human really much more kin to vampires

Distracting us from seeing them by sparking all these fires

They’re sucking all the good out of the world to feed their evil

And really could not give a flying crap about the fate of people 

CHORUS

The unseen hand behind it all they work with great efficiency                                   

Delighted to be in the shadows they relish anonymity

Left alone there’s not a chance they’ll ever be a bit contrite

So we do what they most fear and thrust them in the spotlight

They instigate the squabbling and the hatred between left and right

To keep us busy with each other and to keep them out of sight

I don’t think it makes no sense to get these guys in front of courts

Me thinks a much better plan is to go and get torches and pitchforks

CHORUS