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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Rising Above the Divide and Conquer Strategy

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Rising Above the Divide and Conquer Strategy



If you’re many other Americans, you’re mighty angry…why do you suppose that is?

Do you ever feel—despite the supposed economic "recovery" of recent years—that something in America is still not quite right?

If so, you are not alone.

After all, how can things be "OK" when nearly half the men ages 18-34 now live with their parents—the highest level since the Great Depression?

How can it be "normal" when in one of America's richest cities (Seattle) there are now 400 unauthorized homeless camps under bridges and along freeway medians?

How can it be a "recovery" when 78% of the U.S. population now lives paycheck to paycheck, with essentially zero savings?

How can you explain things like the dramatic rise of the militant left-wing group ‘Antifa'... the resurgence of White Supremacists... and the booming popularity of the Democratic Socialists—they've doubled membership in recent months.

Sure, some people—CEOs, tech entrepreneurs, and other members of the "1%"—are doing great. There's never been a better time for wealthy Americans. But the truth is, for most people, the situation is getting much, much worse.

Our Founders never imagined that the government would ever get to be so massive. Soon after their deaths, the government began to grow. Like a cancer, it kept silently expanding, and two hundred years later, it was a gargantuan monster that was never, ever envisioned by the Founders in their wildest nightmares.

The government is now a mutant tumor that's threatening to destroy America, and deep within this tumor is the Deep State, what could be called the core of the disease...


There is one set of laws for the rich and another for rest of us…explicit inequality has become commonplace in America.  Obama demonstrated that with his lack of prosecutions of those responsible for the great Wall Street crash.  Instead, he piled on the most massive amount of money ever spent in taxpayers name to bail out banks and Wall St. in the history of our nation and taxpayers got shafted.


Obama, who campaigned and railed against the policies of Bush kept those same policies in place and many of the same political hacks who carried out those same detrimental policies AND he increased the amount of illegal spying on Americans that he chided Bush over.


For decades politicians from both parties have promised gullible taxpayers a better future only to swindle us time and time again while lining their own pockets.  Democrats and Republicans who continually bray about ‘family values’ and tradition fail to mention that the policies they create have wreaked havoc on families [keeping generations of the family on welfare for example, burdensome regulation which make creating a business prohibitive, etc.]…our economy no longer delivers a sable, well paying job system that made the American dream possible.


Instead, they created a tax system which favored their wealthy benefactors who set up off-shore tax havens thus avoiding paying into the US tax system…while corporations such as Walmart and McDonald’s encourage their employees to milk the welfare system for health benefits and food stamps because they won’t pay a living wage.

The Regressive Left Aids in Building National Stupidity

Americans have voluntarily and passively surrendered the accountability of their government and have given up their privacy and much of their freedom aided by false appeals from politicians like Bush to their patriotism along with periodic doses of fear…we’ve become anesthetized by a slow, incremental rise of the Deep State take-over of our government.


We’ve become impotent in our own country, sidetracked by sideshows of non-stop sports and celebrity nonsense used to distract the masses.


According to a 2011 study reported in the Economist, the US [in terms of economic freedom and social mobility, poverty prevention and equality now ranks 27th out of 31 advanced industrial nations ranking only ahead of Turkey, Chile, and Mexico.


For example, the joke around the world is that our Amtrak rail service offers Russian quality at Swiss prices.  It is the shame of the developed nations.  In reality, rail service in Switzerland is cheaper and on time and the Swiss Franc is worth more than our dollar!



“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system … a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state…. The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government…. This group … is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”
— Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech


The mainstream mentality is obviously a breeding ground of propaganda, deceit and outright violence, which reflects why droves of sheep are jumping the fences and exploring the self-uncharted lands of independent thought and practice.


This is no surprise when the masses have been very successfully dumbed into a philosophically separate and behaviourally shallow engagement with the reverence of life. They distractingly fight amongst each other in both status and ideology, with the most powerful one currently being the sex (not gender) wars. However, the infighting and grandstanding is not just limited to the primary herd; unfortunately those who are exploring the wilderness are also subjecting themselves to the whims of central control.


2017 and the beginning of 2018 has stunningly illustrated how far so-called self-thinkers have fallen victim to the divide and conquer strategy.  More here:


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DAR said...

Always an interesting and wise commentary...

Dave said...

I've seen it for decades and you've said it for years- Americans are getting dumber. The dumber they get, the less they read, the more they feed into BS, the easier they are to control.

Marianne said...

Most people I see seem to be walking about as if they've been lobotomized-no clue as to what has taken place in terms of our lowered quality of life, devalued dollar and how much lower of our status in the world has become. Perhaps we are the Zombies Hollywood is always talking about.