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Never Mind the Bollocks

(2 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

I’ve often said that left and right are both important in any political system (or any other system). Too much order (conservatism) and you get rigidity and an inability to react to changed circumstances. Too much innovation and change and the system looses integrity and tends to overreact to situations and the solutions often become worse than the bad shit we want to change. The French and Russian revolutions point so some of these sorts of problems. But in our system the left/right duality is all confused. The right wants change the left wants to hold on to the status-quo and in some areas the situation is reversed. But today the populist right has descended into lunacy and the left has been living in a world of illusions.

The chief illusion is this: that we live in a society that is, more or less, as described by the system we learn about in government class. In short, even the left in America believes in “American Exceptionalism” that somehow the plots we observe in Shakespeare’s plays or read about in history most graphically in Livy’s history or the history of the late Roman Republic or the machinations that were a deep part of European history over the centuries just don’t happen in America.

Wherever the stakes are really high the Machiavellian rules of power come into their own. Power is achieved through plots, conspiracies, deceptions, assassinations, false-flag events, lying, propaganda, appealing to the basest instincts of human beings and so on and so forth. There is nothing in our society that “protects” us from these things. There is nothing in our societies history that indicates that we are, collectively, more virtuous than other great nations-yes we are different and rather unique in some ways but not as much as we like to think. I claim here that our thinking on this matter is caused by constant indoctrination that starts and ends in the media both the “news” and entertainment areas with school sandwiched in-between.

I believe the left has only one approach that might change the general direction we are headed in. It must address history! It must understand that the U.S has an oligarchy that has developed over time and that there are specific mechanisms which enable that oligarchy to be replenished, refreshed and increased in wealth and power. I leave it to the reader to do their own investigations-I’m not going to do it for you.

If you accept the official narrative you cannot hope to arrive at any kind of understanding of what goes on.

I suggest a good place to start is to read Russ Baker’s book A Family of Secrets to get a taste of the reality we live in. There’s a good talk he gave in Berkeley last March:

http://youtu.be/-GVN12TbsRY

Obama, the Dems, Republicans or the tempest in a teapot de jour the mainstream likes you to focus on from guns to the debt to the economy are not important and cannot be understood without the context of deep politics. Why be for or against Obama? He’s just an administrator–he was recruited early on at Harvard to do something. How did an inexperienced one-term Senator become a Presidential candidate? I will telly you why–he was black, appeared progressive and would neutralize the left to believe in a fairy tale story and get teary-eyed at how Exceptional American is electing a black man as President wow how cool was that? Never mind what he said people just knew he would “change” things. Well he hasn’t and he won’t because he knows that if he tried to chart an independent path he would be either killed or brought down as our last liberal President (Nixon) was in a phony scandals (see the Baker’s book).

You don’t have to believe me–look into it yourself–the facts are all there. I’ve followed this stuff most of my life. I’ve lived and worked in Washington and been within shouting distance of power and I know Baker and people like Peter Dale Scott (who created the term “deep politics”) are telling the truth and if they are you cannot possibly accept anything in the official narrative as anything but deception.  

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  1. banger

    but I kind of doubt it….but if you support please rec.  

  2. tahoebasha3

    “he was black, appeared progressive and would neutralize the left to believe in a fairy tale story and get teary-eyed at how Exceptional American is electing a black man as President wow how cool was that?”  I was THERE!  And, I did have tears — I thought and felt that America had finally become grown-up . .. . more sophisticated — we had finally arrived at a more “common basis.”  

    “Never mind what he said people just knew he would “change” things.  Well he hasn’t and he won’t because he knows that if he tried to chart an independent path he would be either killed . . . .!”  I definitely recall, having attended a few rallies, including the big one that his intent was just that — “change.”  I recall after the first few weeks of Obama having been in office, how he had stated that there would be a moratorium on CEO’s salaries to a limited of $500,000, I believe it was, and that he would close Guantanamo and end torture, and so much more.  I think he truly meant all of that and then, he was grabbed the scruff of his neck by the real powers (think: Cheney who built a house 10 minutes walking distance from the CIA headquarters, for one instance) and more and from that point on, his messages became more tepid, weaker and almost neutered.  (No one will like my analogy, but just think for a moment, here was a “black man” (with two beautiful children, to boot), being made to bow to a “plan” already indoctrinated, but deliberately targeted in unbelievable ways, as in, “yesir” to his master.))

    “or brought down as our last liberal President (Nixon) was in a phony scandals (see the Baker’s book).”  (I cannot legitimately comment on this . . . you know, the history was presented as it is, etc., but I should try and read Baker’s book).  Nonetheless, are you suggesting that Watergate was not real?

    In order to carry out a particular “narrative,” “they,” quite obviously, must deceive the public in order to do so.  I don’t think I need list instances . . . . as they are practically daily.  But didn’t someone else in history use these tactics, hummmmm?

    BTW, I’m sure you know, but the PNAC Rebuilding America’s Defenses is practically a “bible” of all that has happened right down to attacking our Social Security, etc. [see page 70, right column, 1st para.]

    Given the above, does it really matter WHO we have in office?  A Republican . . . oxy-clean?  A Democrat?  . . . Ivory-gentle?* (*ARUNDHATI ROY)  

  3. Lasthorseman

    The whole gun thing took lots of attention away from the false flag fiscal cliff thing.  From the extremes these issues extend to one could postulate division is what the social engineers are after.

    True I wasted hours upon hours on dailykos when Bush was in office, Sean Hannity was decked out in Nazi style regalia but now that Mr Peace Prize is in office Cass Sunstein’s Orwellian PC thought police lies on perhaps greater scale of evil than those “evil” post 911 years.

    The war of error drones on.  The destroyment of American Health care is taking on quirky highly destructive new avenues not even documented yet.

    The alt news world talks of sheeple, zombies and it is quite appropriate now that several generations have passed through Charolette Iserbyte public education system.

    People like Peter Dale Scott, Paul Craig Roberts preceed much of that.

    How advanced are “they” (military industrialists,insert NGO group of choice here) at social manipulation via propaganda.

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