(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
It was the most civil of wars in a most uncivil time.
They taught us by revulsion at the strongest of speech not to even use strong speech. They taught us to value Political Correctness above our Moral Compass. They brought out the Racist Media Showmen to influence the weak and weaken the strong. They brought out the Racist Politicians to laud abuse of one group and show how only the truly powerful could get away with it. They brought out Liars and Ideologues to shape the propaganda to support the Elites. They ridiculed and railed against even those who would protest against it even mildly. They held up a holographic mirror of deceit to us over and over, until we began to believe that image was indeed our own: Weak, powerless, divided.
The poorest in capacity soon began to hate more, addicted to the adrenalin rush of rage.
The brightest soon began to despise any rage to the point where any strong criticism of any wrong doing by anyone was taboo. “You are acting just like them,” was the Pavlovian reply, “Your rage and hate is unacceptable!” We began to believe that we could do nothing in the face of such power without becoming what we despised. There was no room left for grey. There was no room left for for truth.
We had become utterly trained to remain genteel in the face of every opposition. We lost skirmish after skirmish negotiating politely with those who held us in contempt with hatred.
We wrung our hands and muttered among ourselves, careful never to step too hard on anyone’s toes, nor miss using a Capital letter in naming a group, for fear of offending anyone. They replaced hooded abductions from old wars to social ostracization and job insecurity in this new war.
It was a rare voice that would ever address the Elephant in the room, while the PTB explained how complicated things were, and how they couldn’t help us.
No one wanted to be the first to speak aloud to it, except those of us with little at stake; those who already lost everything, those with dead end jobs no one else wanted, those in the relative safety of having chosen to live, and die, in another land.
The most Civil of Wars has been lost already.
There are two Countries living in a host/parasitic relationship in the United States.
The irony, of course, is that most have been tricked into believing that the many are the parasites of the few. That we are draining the system provided us by those who want to give us jobs and products. Those who are better educated than we. Those who understand the bigger picture.
The truth is quite the contrary.
The few live off us, without us they have nothing. They are terrified we will realize their only wealth without our labor and consumption is worthless paper.
They cannot gamble on Oil Futures, cannot trade up a barrel playing the oldest game of supply and demand there is. You cannot prostitute without a buyer. They fear us ever learning that if we refuse to buy, their trading chits are worth nothing.
It is not by accident or good luck that the Elites realized this long enough ago to corner the markets and create huge monopolies on our Health, our Utilities, our System of Debt and most of all the Media. They must keep the message out there how very powerless we are. We fear foreclosure, illness and job loss, and those threats are real; however an economy without consumers endangers them as well.
They would let many of us fall, but never all of us. The main thing they are doing is keeping us unaware that there are two countries.
Act small. Buy as little as possible and buy locally.
Think big. Yell louder and keep pointing out the cracks in the veneer between what they say, and the hard cold realities.
Give nothing. Not one hour, not one dime to any D or R politician in 2010.
If we fully REALIZE that we, the People are a Stand-alone entity, and that the Elites have only their own interests at heart, we begin the next battle.
The only battle left.
It is happening.
While we allocate billions for a pointless war of oppression on Afghan/Pakistan’s people, even those in the power structure like Matthew Hoh are beginning to abdicate on moral grounds. We the People have been against all the recent wars overwhelmingly these last few years, and this one is no exception.
While people like Huckabee publicly said “Let Palestinians find their own homeland ELSEWHERE” to the Rights Racist cheering, and the only flaw even the Left finds with it is criticism of him, American Jews are Rethinking Israel, with the majority of the young people being absolutely sickened by what is done in their name.
While the majority of Americans want Health Care, we now are fully realizing that our Politicians like Lieberman, who is deep, deep in AETNA’s pocket will do anything to serve the Elites, not the People.
There are many more indicators, but the consciousness has to grow, before we can return to power.
Right now, this internet is our largest tool, and as such Net Neutrality has garnered the largest support of anything else lately. We want the ability to go where we want, read and speak as we will.
Even, should it become threatening enough, ideas… IDEAS CANNOT BE KILLED. Ideas grow under pressure, under the very repression that proves their power.
Our words, should that happen will become more keen, our memories of the Honduras, Iran and Gaza will become much more sharp, and our resentment remembering the bonuses taken away and given back to the Elites with our dime more explosive.
We are fighting a Domestic Terrorist cell that has created their own Country right within ours, and made us fugitives and refugees on our own land.
Don’t play with them, yell louder to your allies about their uncivil acts with uncivil terms…
Save true civility for your true countrymen. Fuck being civil to your most uncivil of enemies.
Most of all, remember, your civility is their best defense.
Your Country, Your REAL Country is depending on you.