Chairman Jo thinks he has outperformed expectations.
Come on, man! I had exceedingly low expectations and you haven't even come close.
But I am not the citizen Chairman Jo was referring to. He was speaking to the collectivists who actually voted for him. Maybe 50 or 60 million people, many of whom are not qualified voters.
But, putting that aside, he claims to be creating jobs at record rates.
Come on, man! You inherited an economy that was undergoing a drastic collapse due to Covid rules and restrictions. Businesses and jobs were being lost by the millions. Experts think at least 5-6 million jobs were lost by the first half of 2020.
Chairman Jo, you have to restore those jobs before you can claim to "create" any new ones!
Jo, you asked a question during your press conference: "Can you tell me what Mitch McConnell and the Republicans are for? Name one thing!"
OK, how about Republicans are for "restoring the October 2019 economy! Just like it was when we had record employment, record low interest rates, low inflation, a record stock market, and peace around the world!"
Are you listening, or are you too busy patting yourself on the back?
"Remember, I am not the one trying to undermine American Democracy-
I am the one trying to SAVE American Democracy.
Today, I am more confident than ever in the strength and common sense of the American People. They are counting the days until we will no longer have to be constantly lectured, lied to, and dictated to by corrupt politicians and their media partners.
When we will no longer have to put up with this broken
establishment's hoaxes and its manufactured media narratives...
And as Biden and his radical handlers know, that day is coming fast."
Excerpt from Chapter 5 of my new ebook f'd: For Your Own Good:
Social scientists tell us that brains under the influence can not be relied on to perform properly. They simply cannot function properly when neurons are misdirected by outside forces.
Those forces are sometimes obvious and sometimes so subtle they can go undetected. We don't really know, for example, why some people enjoy torturing other people. The perpetrators may tell us what they think they are thinking, but close analysis shows there is no real logical or empirical mental process involved. Thinking may not apply. Muddled brains may just be reacting like water boils when it is heated.
Most people want to believe there is simply something wrong with the way killers are wired. Normal brains do not allow humans to rationalize torturing and murdering other human beings. But who defines "normal"? And does normal happen by accident or can it simply evaporate over time? Are we all born normal? I guess that is why we have social scientists. To tell us how to be "Normal" and how to avoid those that are not.
One thing is for sure: Getting hooked on anything other than oxygen has its hazards. Even those that are hooked on work (workaholics) suffer side effects. Listen to the warnings about using prescription drugs! Many of the side effects are worse than the disease!
In modern culture most people are hooked on dozens of habits. Whether it is tobacco, booze, marijuana, sex, gambling or PEDs, we all have our weaknesses. We are creatures of habit. We stick pretty close to routines because it allows us to function without the interference of focused thinking. The things we like we overindulge. That is not a value judgement, just a fact. Moderation is a remnant of a past era. Modern culture is based on consumption: Cellphones, TVs, and refrigerators are ubiquitous. If one is good, two is better. How many old cell phones do you have in a drawer? How many TVs do you have in your house? How many social media accounts do operate, visit or discuss every day?
We collect habits like memories, storing them for future reference. It takes an effort to recognize how many habits we have collected over the years. They are revealed when our offspring point out how our language betrays our age. My wife went to the library recently, and asked if they had any "Books-on-Tape"? The receptionist rolled her eyes and bit her lip.
Being hooked on things that chemically alter perceptions has always been recognized as dangerous to society. But in recent years we are beginning to understand how electronic impulses can change our brains. Psychologists have used shock therapy to reorder the neuron paths in people that exhibit untreatable anti-social behaviors.
That treatment was almost universally applied without the patient's consent. What is happening in society today is a form of voluntary shock therapy. The recipient gives themselves the shock because it causes a sense of euphoria, just as opioids do. And they can give themselves a dose whenever and wherever they need it.
Our culture has undergone massive prescription and illegal drug therapy for generations. What used to be deemed reckless is now considered recreational. Do you know anyone that is entirely "drug free"? For most of my life when I needed some medicine my doctor would give me a prescription, tell me to take it two times a day for two weeks, and check back later. Now, every prescription is permanent. It is added to the menu of other drugs taken everyday, forever!
That only makes sense to the drug dealers.
Gambling was also considered anti-social and self destructive. Now we celebrate it and have awarded Native American tribes an exclusive franchise to grow the subculture and administer the fix to millions of addicts across the nation.
Sex outside of marriage was frowned upon for hundreds of years. Now it is classified as a natural bodily function, like bowel movements. We start potty training our kids in preschool about what pleasure can be derived by sharing their private parts with friends.
Eating used to be considered vital to survival of the species. Food was scarce and because of that people worked long and hard to acquire enough to feed themselves and their family. As technology improved society's ability to provide and store food, it slowly became less of a privilege and more of a right. Society started spreading access to food across economic barriers. In the modern era, food is just another form of entertainment. We indulge in eating events every day! Some are just regularly scheduled programs like TV soap operas, and others are meeting at restaurants with friends and enjoying a Super Bowl game!
Food has become an indulgence, a way to cause the body to release endorphins, to grease the friction of social conflict and to celebrate every milestone. I got a good night's sleep last night, time for some strawberry pancakes and whipping cream!
Even the most health conscious eater has their habits. Control freaks may have expunged their cravings for meat and sugar, but they have replaced them with the pleasure of conquering their emotional weakness for ice cream or fat in their diet. They are hooked on diet control. Exercising control is just as addicting as avoiding it altogether. In fact, control is a neurosis. It can be blamed for many dangerous and debilitating behaviors. "Control freaks" are people who obsess on habituating control of themselves, but more importantly, of others!
The COVID19 pandemic has been a windfall for control freaks. They are relishing the opportunity to exert maximum control over everybody! If you are reluctant to participate in a massive medical experiment and refuse to inject yourself with an entirely untested mRNA immune system reprogramming formula that includes graphene oxide , then you are a threat to society! You are selfish and dangerous, because you could infect the rest of us who are vaxxed and theoretically protected from the coronavirus.
Taking the newly released gene therapy is For Your Own Good. Don't you see, if we all get injected, then we are all able to go back to our venal habits of over indulging in social self gratification! Control freaks always cloak their bullying in the pretense that what they want is only what is best for you. What gives them power is your capitulation to their assault on your "common sense". You are simply being stubborn and irrational if you only consider your own safety. Hmmm...
Humans that provide "Public Service" are celebrated because they typically sacrifice much of their own ambition, wealth and freedom, to contribute to the greater good. In America we operate a Constitutional Republic that, in theory at least, provides an avenue for those individuals to do the "People's Work". We invest our trust in a few individuals that have agreed to be our political voice.
Unfortunately, history tells us that even those people have their sirens. They may start out with the best intentions, but too many end up, like fish in a school, caught in a net. Or perhaps what happens to them is driven by a more basic human need. They get hungry for power, and when they see that bait dangling at the end of the line cast by special interests, they get hooked.
As a person that resists indentured servitude, it is my contention that modern consumer culture has instituted a new version of the slave plantation. Instead of dragging poor blacks across the ocean to place them inside of fenced prisons and forcing them to provide their labor for next to nothing, our world now operates an entirely different form of servitude.
Eat it up slaves! Just keep forking over thousands and thousands of dollars and we can keep the endorphins coming perpetually! It is essentially a ponzi scheme: Your brain needs stimulus, they provide it, then you ask for more and after sucking it out of your brain, they give you some more. In between, you pay.
What a business! It would be considered a vicious cycle if you recognized it actually existed, but few do. It is the Great Brain Robbery! You are at once the victim and the beneficiary. Even when you sense you have been robbed, it gives you a great rush.
Mexican Drug Cartels have nothing on Big Technology.
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought,
but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
-- Albert Einstein
America is in World War III and we have been since September 11, 2001.
For a few months after passenger planes were used to attack our country, most Americans rallied, loudly announced their patriotism and their resistance to any effort to take down our American Dream. But in just a few months, the flag waving, the unanimous sense of unity, the singing of America The Beautiful and the Star Spangled Banner, the recitations of the Pledge Of Allegiance, and the support for George Bush and his declared War On Terrorism, all started to sink into a sea of Progressive Propaganda seeping out from the Mainstream Media, academia and the leaders of all of the government employee and educational system unions.
It was the opening salvo on American Exceptionalism and anything that resembled nationalism. Because the target of World War III is the Constitution of The United States of America, and the concept of nationalism, of personal property ownership and individual wealth acquisition. The cabal of the Progressive Jihad and the Chinese Communist Party is pushing for a New World Order, and they are marching across the globe right now behind The Virus Army, bulldozing personal freedoms while undermining national sovereignty, constitutional and common law.
We have witnessed 20 years of ongoing wars using traditional methods all across the Middle East, Africa and to some degree in Eastern Europe. Across America, the war has been mainly political, but some urban warfare has been used successfully to stir up social unrest and violence. Mostly, Americans have fought amongst themselves, clashing over race, gender and crime.
In military terms, these are all Theatres Of War. We call this form of conflict unconventional or asymmetric warfare because it isn't just two armies lining up and confronting each other with similar weapons. In the modern era, war is fought between many dissimilar groups, nations and movements. Some are organized and institutional, but most of the combatants are loosely organized, very dissimilar, using guerilla tactics and weapons strung together from scraps, or chemicals.
World War III does not look like any war ever fought before, because it is more like gang warfare across neighborhoods in an inner city. But, there are some very strong indications that WWIII is being organized and driven by major economic and military interests, including some of our own, from behind a new Iron Curtain. It is a Digital Curtain, a compound disguised as Public Opinion. It is a massive illusion designed to make us defeat ourselves.
And the most disturbing wrinkle in this war is that much of it is taking place inside our borders. For the past 20 years America has been actively under assault by an invasion force we carelessly call "immigration". While normal immigration is an important element of the unique character of America, much of the recent illegal immigration invasion involves people who have no love for America and are not interested in assimilating.
Once inside our country they are being organized into cells and used to disrupt our economy, our schools and our sense of community. In just the past decade they have successfully set up autonomous zones, taken over school boards and college administrations, and established businesses that raise money to facilitate more illegal, unvetted and dangerous immigration invasions. Their political influence has reduced funding for police and immigration enforcement, for prisons and increased funding for food and shelter support systems, and even gained access to free medical services.
In WWII this would be described as the annexation of enemy territory. Today we call this changing demographics, or the "Browning of America". Unlike traditional immigration, what is happening now is part of a WWIII tactical invasion. It is just one of the tactics being used to undermine the strength and unity of America.
How do we know there is a war going on inside American borders?
In most social conflicts, whether they be family oriented, or cultural, political or religious, the combatants on both sides feel comfortable with their rationale. During the Nuremberg Trails after WWII, when some of the Nazi leaders were given military tribunals, the presiding Judge gave them all multiple opportunities to defend their actions, to explain their rationals, and to declare their innocence, if they so chose. Some made passionate pleas for understanding, not necessarily mercy. They rationalized that murdering Jews was necessary to protect the racial identity of Germans. That they were simply following what they considered reasoned orders. When they had to kill women and children, they did so, they said with heavy hearts but with righteous authority because to not follow orders was an affront to the Fatherland.
Of course they were ultimately convicted of crimes against humanity, but in their minds they were still noble and loyal defenders of their ideology. Which, in their minds, is no different than a strong and unbreakable belief in God and the Bible. It was a set of circumstances over which they had no power to control and therefore they were compelled to dismiss any personal anxieties that would interfere with the performance of their duties.
Some simply ignored the whole proceeding and declared the trials to be criminal.
This is the tactic being used by Democrats. They have declared the election to be the "most secure election in American history". They have referred to the "Stop the Steal" demonstration as an insurrection. They have declared anyone who resists the Covid19 vaccine as "domestic terrorists".
What strikes me as bizarre is the similarities to all of the conflicts during World War II. Whether it be arguments over white supremacy, gender identity, borders and security, property rights, or economic inequality, we all bury our common sense in emotional data, reinforce our biases with process and protocol, and then dismiss any challenges to those notions as motivated by ignorance and intolerance.
If witnessing the murder of six million human beings doesn't register in one's mind as something extraordinarily cruel, then what would make a person undergo an epiphany? Just what would it take to overcome their programming, to question their self righteousness, to get them to reevaluate their values?
And if the answer is nothing, then what next? Who is to decide which group is noble and which is ignoble? Is it always going to come down to projections of power? Are all cultural and civil decisions going to have to be made at the barrel of a gun?
We are now twenty years removed from September 11, 2001, and what has the world done to change itself? Has the religious conflicts of thousands of years been resolved? Do people judge other people by their actions and their character rather than by the color of their skin? Is every human on Earth living with running water and ample food supply? Are the majority of men and women forming bonded relationships and raising peaceful, self-sufficient and productive children?
Or are we humans doomed to continue to fight over management processes, resources and territories? Are we going to continue to emphasize our differences, our grudges and our fears while building war machines to enforce our personal preferences in the interim?
History will show that for nearly 250 years America led the world in almost every measurement of civility. Yes, we went through tough times, learning how to respect all humans, to acknowledge the inherent God given rights to live in freedom from servitude. To extend those rights to women, to invert the relationship between the government and the governed, and to stoke the ambition of people by allowing them to peacefully compete for economic security through hard work and innovation.
But success breeds complacency and we also learned how to spoil ourselves. With economic sovereignty comes the allure of luxury. At some point it becomes too easy to avoid work, to submit to self indulgence, and to disrespect freedom. As the technological advancements of the 21st century exploded the number of labor saving devices, and technology became ubiquitous, we forgot just how precious freedom is. We started taking it for granted, and overindulged in excess freedom. The sexual revolution, the digital revolution, the culture of independence and responsibility has insulted the concept of human freedom.
There are now, and there have always been, sworn enemies of freedom. Communism lives. The Chinese Communist Party has never wavered from it's declared goals of imposing a Communist Government on the entire world. Many pseudo- Communist, socialist and autocratic regimes, live for the day they can form a One World Government. The idea that any one state would insist on independence is antithetical to power hungry and maleficent groups around the world.
Independence is not freedom. All it denotes is separation from some force, whether it be human or chemical or a force of nature. You can be independent of one thing and entirely subjugated by another. Too often we confuse the concept of independence for human freedom. That is why the Founding Fathers spent so much energy spelling out precisely what they meant by Constitutional Freedoms. The Constitution was designed to form an outline for American Independence from a foreign power and the 10 amendments were designed to spell out exactly what human rights and freedoms were to be protected from our own governmental power.
Unfortunately, this system doesn't work for many millions of human beings. Either they are too jaded to believe the principles can ever last, or they simply believe only some humans are smart enough to rule, because in their minds they believe in a system of elitism. They do not believe the future can be entrusted to "The People'' and that it is imperative that a trusted few intellectuals should be in control. So they are willing to go to battle so they can exert control.
Since freedom is the absence of controls, it scares people. Knowing your future is dependent on your own initiative can be frightening.
How do I conclude that we are now in World War III? First, let me review the other two World Wars. World War I was the clash of four empires, the Ottoman, Hungarian, Russian and German. It involved all of Old Europe and many of their client states. It would engulf every ocean and almost every continent. It lasted for four years but the USA only joined in for the last 1½ years. It took an enormous toll on human equity. It has been estimated that nearly 65 million men fought in WWI and at least 15 million died from wounds or disease they suffered in combat.
President Woodrow Wilson ran for a second term on a promise to stay out of the war. Yet within just 4 weeks of taking office America declared war on Germany. Many claim that the concept of formalized terrorism was born at the outset of the war when a Serbian militia called Black Hand Serejevo assasinated the Archduke Ferdinand who was heir to the Austrian Hungarian throne. Later a German military policy called Schrecklichkeit marked the origins of institutional terrorism as it was designed to terrorize conquered citizens to avoid organized resistance. Both France and Germany used xylyl bromide tear gas and in 1915 Germany used poisonous chlorine gas on enemy troops. Ultimately 30 different poisonous gases were used as chemical weapons in WWI. Millions of soldiers suffered from PTSD, or as it was called then, Shell Shock. Many never recovered.
The American military, as a result of its efforts to win the war, ended up becoming the largest military power in the world. It is a position of strength we have doggedly protected ever since. In the end, WWI produced the League of Nations, which in turn, laid the groundwork for the United Nations. Another side effect of the Treaty of Versailles were severe sanctions on Germany, which led to a deep recession, laying the groundwork for WWII.
Did the War To End All Wars succeed in ending all wars? Of course not. There have been at least a dozen wars conducted by or participated in by the United States since WWI. That does not count the dozens of proxy wars the CIA has conducted under the radar.
But WWI did usher in some major cultural changes: It led to the emancipation of African Americans from a default atmosphere of racial aparteid. It showed Americans that women could work just as hard and effectively as men in many jobs previously reserved for men. That cultural revelation ended up producing the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote.
Conversely, it produced the world's first Communist Nation State, the Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics. Which is a misnomer if there ever was one because the Soviet States were only united by force and the country could no way possibly be considered a Republic. But misusing language is the hallmark of communism.
The formation of the USSR and the humiliation and estrangement of Germany from the world community, and the seemingly random extension of Allied Powers and League of Nations mandates across Europe and into the Middle East set up hundreds of social and cultural deadends that were destined to explode at some point in the future.
World War II grew out of the disarray and resentments exposed by WWI.
Americans could sense the coming apocalypse and demanded our leaders to stay out of any new conflicts. This became known as the Isolation Movement, and produced a unique political consensus, unseen before or since.
In Germany the National Socialist German Workers’ Party became a major political force, led by firebrand Adolf Hitler, who was essentially a disgruntled criminal, fresh out of prison. Written in prison, his manifesto Mein Kampf (My Struggle) outlined a plan to rebuild and reinvigorate the German peoples empire. He touched a nerve with a generation of damaged souls stuck in extreme poverty and hopelessness.
Hopefully Americans remember the story of how a maniacal egomaniac could perform mass hypnosis on millions of willing subjects, eventually leading them into a suicide pact with the devil. If you have read my book The Illusion of Knowledge, you will understand how a partner, a trusted companion, a lover or a leader, can manipulate one or millions of people with the proper support systems, and get them to do things they would never ordinarily do. It is a psychological form of abuse called perspecticide, and Hitler was an expert , a master hypnotist and manipulator.
His addiction to power and psychoactive drugs led to the worst crimes against humanity in world history. Clearly, many other factors and events had to fall into place to empower him, but they did. There was a vacuum of power, partly due to the absence of American leadership, but mostly because few if any of the issues and hatreds of WWI were resolved. Treaties, agreements, power sharing and mandates simply shifted the chairs around on the deck of the Titanic. The cultural and social animosities remained unimpeded.
On top of that the Japanese Imperialists, who were under the impression that they had a Divine Royal Mandate to rule the world, decided they had the motive, the opportunity and the means to effect a total eclipse of the moon. They knew the only real opposition, because they radically underestimated the motivational and industrial resources Hitler would create, would be the US. So they decided to take the knees out from under us by decimating our naval fleet conveniently parked in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Although there is evidence our CIA knew it was coming, the American people certainly had no clue. They were busy building businesses and families. In many ways, the sneak attack of the Japanese on our base in 1944 mirrors the sneak attack of the Chinese in 2019. Americans were trying to ignore the chaos in Europe and believed that having major oceans protecting our borders could help us to stay neutral.
In 2019 Americans were enjoying a new economic boom, the stock market was creating new levels of wealth, and American transcontinental industries were dominating markets. Populist President Trump had restored a sense of nationalism, repatriated billions of offshore cash reserves, brough outsourced industry back to our homeland, and settled the threat of terrorism with a massive reinvigoration of projected military strength all around the world.
The Chinese Communist Party dictatorship had been enjoying several decades of astonishing economic expansion, allowing them to exert influence into previously untouchable frontiers. They were feeding on America's economic expansion. They were simultaneously expanding their dominance in hightech through mergers and acquisitions, while they started buying vast portfolios of American real estate. They expanded their military, now the largest on Earth. They became the dominant player in the healthcare products industry. Not by accident but by plan, the Chinese have been setting the stage to overtake America's long held position as the economic leader in the new "Information Age" world.
But Trump slammed the brakes on that idea. His implementation of tariffs slowed their manufacturing. His corporate tax reductions incentivized industries to return to the mainland. He put pressure on hightech to stop giving away intellectual property, much of which the Chinese were adept at stealing. The whole dynamic changed and after two years of working behind the scenes to handicap Trump with innuendo and ad hominem attacks by the press and on social media, the Chinese Communist Party had had enough. Their economy was going in reverse, undoing much of the progress they had achieved under Bush and Obama.They saw an opportunity, a window in time, when it would be advantageous to exploit the political divisions in America, to undermine the American economic powerhouse, and to reorder the power structure of business and finance, and to assert the dominating influences of electronics, computer software and consumer healthcare strengths they still had.
The concept of using a biological weapon is not new. Every major government has been doing research, both on the offensive and defensive side of the equation. America is not innocent of abusing chemical agents. Most of our involvement goes unnoticed because it is considered covert. Need to know only. Top Secret.
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognized a national emergency after hundreds of patients started coming into hospitals with a virulent and highly contagious new virus, it was obvious to many observers that America was under assault. However, most didn't. They continued to view the Chinese outbreak as a marker for what to expect in America and around the world. Initially, the Wuhan directed Chinese reports showed a decrease in cases. So the CDC showed initial optimism that there was a reasonable expectation that the outbreak could be controlled through contact tracing, isolation and rapid response treatments.
"Ladies and gentlemen, everything is under control. Please remain calm and stay in your seats"
In due time, we will all look back and realize this was a classic head fake, as detailed in two Chinese Military manifestos, The Art Of War and the subsequent One Hundred Year Marathon Plan. Nothing that happened once the virus was released was an accident. Or at least, every contingency was well practiced and planned for. If you plotted the effects of the disease across national borders, and scored the damage like a golf match, the Chinese have constantly stayed under par. They have sustained the fewest deaths and the least economic damage. In fact, it is clear now that they have reversed the economic decline they began under Trump's tariffs and restrictions.
They have bombed us with a devastating bioweapon, strafed our small business community, further divided our nation's family, replaced our elected leaders with chosen Chinese puppets at the nation's capital, and carefully cultivated new affinity groups with terrorists in the Middle East, North Africa and even with the Soviet Union. The evacuation of military assets and personnel from Afghanistan may have changed our position in terms of exposure in the Middle East, but it will give China another massive strategic weapon: They will own the most prolific lithium mining system in the world in Afghanistan. As the world becomes more dependent on non-fossil fuel sources of energy, it will need more battery storage capacity, and that means lithium will be in demand.
The dollar is facing collapse due to unsurpassed spending paid for with newly printed dollars, our military has been undermined with impositions of racist social justice imperatives and now the Biden regime is demanding every soldier be vaccinated with a new gene therapy medicine that has never been tested on humans over the long term. If there turns out to be long term side effects, we will have completely disarmed ourselves, wrecked our economy and burdened our healthcare system into oblivion.
If you were participating on a television game show, and the question came up, "Who has benefitted the most from the Covid19 Pandemic?" I'll give you three guesses and the first two don't count.
And here in America, the CCP picked up an eager ally: The Democratic Party was increasingly desperate as Trump was exposing their geopolitical weaknesses and many of their domestic policy failures. He was swinging minority voters and also beginning to move women into his realm of influence as they saw how Democrat promises to improve schools and community safety were hollow. Without outside help, the incumbent was bound to be reelected.
World War III involves almost every nation on the planet, because the Pandemic respects no borders. Since the dollar has been the most reliable and widely accepted form of money, it also affects most nations. So the combination of theatres of war popping up in democratic countries, the weakening strength of the dollar, the faltering power of traditional war machinery, and the growing dependence on hightech business services and communications, puts the world's second largest economy in a strong position. China didn't start WWIII, but using the opposition party to serve their own purposes would accelerate their goals, while simultaneously diverting attention towards the opposition party in America. And they will have out flanked us, undermined our authority, and replaced us as the economic leaders of the world, without ever firing a shot or landing any soldiers on our soil.
It began a whole new phase of the war, by bringing in a coalition of One World Order partnerships with the World Health Organization, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, transnational conglomerates like Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Blackrock, Vanguard, JP Morgan and the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
It is a formidable enemy. They control most of the world's non-governmental assets, the major media systems, most computer hardware, software and operating security systems, most major transportation systems and most of the banking systems and authorities in the world. They have now pirated the cockpit of Starship America.
"Ladies and gentlemen, everything is under control. Please remain calm and stay in your seats"
We all know there is a lot of uncertainty in the air.
Whether it is about the economy, the COVID Pandemic, or the future of Democracy. Everybody is uncomfortable. Everybody is feeling like their clothes are too tight, like their future is in jeopardy, like they're swimming against the tide.
Surely there are some people who are excited about their job, their new home, their new kids and they have no concerns about the fate of our Democracy. They are probably government employees or are benefiting financially from government largess in the form of contracts in high tech industries, or the medical field. They are living in a bubble that our monstrous government bureaucracy has constructed for them. They are fortunate to be on the right side of the tracks at this time in history. They work on the roads and highways, in education, for the healthcare industry or massive software developers, or networking contractors, or in pharmaceuticals, transportation, automotive or energy supply manufacturers, or belong to any one of a thousand unions. They are part of the massive machine that is fed by the Internal Revenue Service. They don't really need to go outside their bubble for sustenance.
Then there are those that are running around with their hair on fire claiming that everyone is out to get them. They probably have a record of conflicts with law enforcement or have issues with staying employed. They are the "Imperfect" of as Hillary Clinton called them, the "Deplorables". They are self employed, have long term leases for their small business, or are 100% independent contractors always scrambling for their next meal ticket.
They have massive unpaid bills, are under-educated, short on marketable skills and they spend some of their time using guns to rob other people or to hunt or target shoot. They work in dirty jobs, drive trucks and resent authority figures, politicians and communists. They are often very religious and don't like being told what to do.
But the Average Joe is getting along, coping with a clash of issues about their job security, dealing with finances, juggling children and their struggles with school regulations and closures. They watch the goal posts being moved every month, as social distancing, masks, rapidly increasing prices in every marketplace and the demands of all of these new rules put them into a constant state of conflict.
Does anyone care about constitutional politics anymore?
I think there is a war going on and the problem is that few if any of us know about it. We are oblivious to the fact that every aspect of our traditional American open society is under assault. It is a quiet war. It is a stealth war. It is a battle using electronic media as a weapon of mass deception. It has effectively hidden the field of battle behind a cloud of obfuscation. It manipulates the news cycle, it saturation bombs us with entertainment, with political and cultural suspense, and it uses social pressure to draw us into a spider web of mutual intimidation and conformity.
The question is, can politics resolve this war? Has any cultural or military war ever ended by political means?
If I am right, and there is a war currently being conducted, can we count on the traditional methods of running for office and passing legislation to find a solution and provide a formal settlement?
If the war involves one of the most important functions of a free society, and it may have suffered massive damage in the last nationwide election, then we are fighting with one arm tied behind our back. If the voting process has been undermined by the enemy, then they have essentially disarmed us, right? How do we fight back if we aren't willing to use the military or traditional weapons?
But I digress…
We are not fighting back because we don't even know there is a war being fought!
We are standing in line at the grocery store or the movie theater or looking for our seat at the football game, waiting for our next fix of excitement. We are enjoying watching our kids grow up, and watching a new Netflix series.
We are being deceived…
Have you ever watched a pack of lions stalking their prey? You feel so bad for the helpless little sheep because they have no idea what danger they are in…