Thursday, July 14, 2016
A New Direction for America?
Elsewhere, President Obama continues to avoid using words like "Islamic" or "Muslim" terrorists or call this recent murders of the five officers a hate crime (the former Attorney General, Eric Holder, in reviewing a case pertaining to white voters being denied access to election polls by members of "The New Black Panthers", opined that hate crime laws were for members of minority groups only, which excluded whites. Of course, whites, especially white males, are a minority according to the US Census Bureau ). Obama did use the occasion to ask that Americans surrender their guns and strongly hinted as possible future legislation to deny Americans of their Second Amendment rights (for our own good naturally), which has been seconded by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, a vocal critic of the 2nd Amendment while liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsberg committed a ethical taboo by publically speaking out against GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The use of cover groups are more common than before. These are groups who operate essentially as fronts for other groups, some international, which often remain hidden. Once upon a time, cover groups were the domain of the CIA, KGB, FBI, China's 8341 Unit, or various criminal enterprises. Nowadays, we're seeing religious extremists, cyber criminals and terrorists organizations---foreign and homegrown---making easy use of these. In fact, some are one or two person operations who just don't do recruitment, but fundraising, spread their propaganda and conduct online training. Thus we must be more aware and questioning of what we see and hear.
The Oligarchs fear people like you and I. We are the ones who may look up from the artificial reality they've created for us---video games, mindless TV programs, so-called "reality TV" and celebrity oriented programs and magazine rags. We're conditioned to be more concerned about how white our teeth are or how clean are clothes can smell rather than special tax breaks, our national debt or oil spill. We're fed a form of Pablum; tidbits of strained or preprocessed news while Congress jumps from one self-induced crisis to the next to the point where we're so confused we just tune it out or turn it off. Which, by the way, is their whole point in case you haven't already guessed.
Under martial law, the government through their Oligarch overlords could impose direct control, from wages and price controls to travel restrictions, curfews or allocation of resources, including food and medicine. It could impose restrictions on ammo and guns (if any previous sort of "volunteer" surrender of our guns didn't get them all), to even direct oversight over Internet traffic, and so forth. All, of course, for our own good...and it was at our request. We have the Oligarchs. We have the separation of classes and application of laws. We have the surveillance state. We have the militarization of the police. We are seeing the dividing of the nation. We have rigged elections, thanks to the absence of term limits, Citizens United, and gerrymandering.