From Emma Lazarus’ poem, “The New Colossus”, on the pedestal of our Statue of Liberty:
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
In Sarasota, Florida, as in other desirable American communities, private police are employed by local merchants to hold back a swelling tide of homeless citizens, preventing them from inundating Main Street. Less unfortunate citizens, largely unaware of the definition of Orwell’s “doublethink” and oblivious to messages barely touched upon in local churches, acquiesce naturally to this expedient policy. The feet of the poor are washed by the Pope, top dog in the seat of civilization’s richest organization, epitomizing Christendom’s ethical contradiction.
America’s “golden door” opened into a nominally classless society and provided an economic elite with what George Carlin termed “obedient workers”. There were buildings to be raised, roads constructed, woodlands cleared, goods manufactured, stores opened, and much more. As money making opportunities increased, lifestyles and living standards of the nation’s inhabitants rose.
Under a federalist theory of limited government the federal government was entrusted with no powers other than those listed in its Constitution, the Tenth Amendment of which confirmed that the States and the People retain powers not explicitly delegated to the federal government. In 1868 the Fourteenth Amendment changed federalism by allocating to the federal government a check on State powers. Slavery was abolished in all other Western countries peacefully. Lincoln’s horrendously bloody war was about other than freeing slaves, as that tyrannical corporate lawyer himself stated. Following the young nation’s incorporation in 1868, advertising and other mass propaganda drove it with the intent of defining human lives and values in terms solely of units of production and of consumption. In 1913 the nation was usurped totally by its banking elite with the Federal Reserve Act. Economism replaced outworn costs of rich and buried ages, culture, and religion. Hedonism was enthroned not merely to keep the wheels rolling, both literally and figuratively, but to further enrich the nation’s guardians. Although altruism may not be an economic ideal it can be a handy rationalization.
Within a generation following carefully scripted wars, Americans experienced an economic boom unprecedented in human history. A further enriched economic elite pointed to the nation’s success as clear evidence of the superiority of capitalist theory to that of socialism. Its economic elite, although never feeling seriously threatened by any possibility of their economic levers of social control falling to the people, took steps to finance and thereby control all opposition both internationally as well as nationally, assuring that no populist ideas might seriously oppose them. Given effective benefits to the masses of this strategy when it is working well, despite soaring debt, who but a handful of disgruntled intellectuals will rise to challenge it?
At this point, one might muse a bit on forces of nature and their effect upon the human psyche. Some contend that mankind is experiencing a mysterious evolutionary development of consciousness that tends to contradict reactionary methods of propaganda and social control. For example, on anniversaries of watershed events such as JFK’s assassination, 9/11, and the Sandy Hook school “shootings”, the elite’s N.Y Times nonchalantly publishes articles that take for granted “facts” currently rejected by a majority of Americans. Of course, there isn’t as much as a peep from governmental house intellectuals whose influence may be overestimated by their supporters as well as by themselves. For this reason the police power of the State, under guises of security and protection has grown substantially.
Those of us who have lived through six to eight decades now worry about what the future holds for upcoming generations and, perhaps even for ourselves. Our banking elites, the World Bankers, apparently have decided that economic fields abroad are more fertile than America’s whose citizens, particularly its large middle-class, have simply grown too rich and that it is time for a change. One of the most worrisome results of the new order, given that people are living longer as debts and taxes soar, are demographics indicating that most in an aging American population are destined to run out of money. Residential homes are already falling to bankers. Reverse mortgages will give them many more within another few years, and inevitable foreclosures will top off their game.
The challenge for our guardians is to provide sufficient bread and circuses for the masses to prevent widespread civil unrest and, at the moment, this appears to be working well. Collateral strategy creates dissent, confusion, trauma, fear, and distraction through bizarre psyop or false-flag reports such as 9/11, Sandy Hook, Boston Marathon, and digital toys, celebrity pop culture, and huge lies surrounding world events. Younger lives are increasingly devoted to struggling for economic survival and repayment of debts incurred for education.
It is no secret today that all is not well in our land of the free. One can only hope that it will turn out to be the home of the brave.
Posted by Stewart Ogilby on April 20, 2014, With 813 Reads Filed under Economy & Business. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.