Saturday, November 22, 2008
Where is this all headed?
A lot of people are becoming aware that this isn’t a recession, it’s a depression. In a few months when the car companies have declared bankruptcy, and very large banks like Citi Bank can no longer be temporarily supported by “bailouts” the awful truth of what America, it’s people and government have done to the rest of the world will become a little more obvious to some people.
But many people, most people, will continue drinking from the fountain of poison that is the Media. And the media is the product of the defective culture that produces the media and is the totality of America.
The media does not make the poison that destroys Americans ability to perceive. The Media simply delivers it. It’s a concoction made from the culture. That culture has been steadily fermenting naviete and conformity for hundred years and it’s poison is a deep brew, imbued and stained into the hands and feet of almost all Americans. The American culture is a poison to real freedom. Freedom is the ability to percieve, not the accumulation of wealth or possessions.
All major human cultures are defective. Human perception is totally distorted and removed from any sensibility. Humanity is mesmerized. Rationality is in fact nothing more than an expression of consensual pressure to agree and it is entirely distorted and an anathema to itself. Rationality is self contradicting. And the proof is…it doesn’t function. The world is not evolving except on an exclusively inherited technological level. Human beings do not understand themselves. No one has gone beyond Shakespeare. That was 400 years ago.
America is not the greatest nation on Earth. It is a defective, diseased nation. Its people are diseased, disturbed, ignorant and corrupt. The American people despise introspection and productive self-criticism. They do not examine themselves. When Americans examine themselves, they end up only feel sorry for themselves. They don’t know how to be self critical or how then, to act upon that. They don’t examine their government. They don’t examine anything. They are interested in appearance. Americans are shallow, defensive and fearful.
Americans have elected a person whose skin happens to be much darker than any other previous American president. And many are repulsed by this. And many claim to be joyful. They are responding to the appearance of things. They are not commenting or examining the policies or issues of their new president. Many are proclaiming themselves and or America “liberated” from racism. But in fact they have done nothing more than deepen and disguise their own and American racism by voting for a person whose positions they assumed, were related to the shade of his skin color. And really it only reflects, magnifies in distortion, the convoluted, twisted, tangled and perverse prejudices that are endemic to the culture of America.
Culture isn't something that changes easily. It changes slightly over decades and centuries. It's long lasting, it's a stronger influence than the family. It contains all the ingredients for how you percieve. it's language, movement and focus. It's a template and the family acts on the template and produces a more emphatic emotional reaction to the template.
Given the above with regard to culture, it should not be shocking to find that Many Americans on the so-called left are really conservatives for the most part. They are in contradiction with themselves. Their focus is skewed. They have voted for Obama. His positions are made clear on his website. All one has to do is read the website. There you will find that Obama is Pro Israel, Pro Capitalist, Pro Security State, Pro Corporate, Pro War and against a government sponsored health care program. He feels corporations should provide health care and the government should regulate them.
When you have an economic depression on a worldwide scale, you have instability and uncertainty and unpredictability on a worldwide scale. And that means that there is a greater likelihood for a calamitous war or series of wars.
Since Obama is a very conservative Democrat (Which translates today to the liberal wing of the fascist Republican party) you should not be surprised that his conservative appointments will continue Bush’s foreign policies and many of his economic policies. On his website, Obama says, “I love capitalism”.
I think it’s clear. The car companies will declare bankruptcy, major banks will fail. Then the government will run out of borrowed money to support them. When that happens in a nation, there is often a very simple gravitational pull toward War.
Don’t worry so much about a depression. It’s the War that’s probably going to kill you.
Humans didn’t make all the nuclear weapons in the world because they thought they would act as deterrents, to prevent war. That’s the rational lie that humans tell themselves. They made these nuclear weapons as a suicidal expression of a desire to destroy, to self-destruct.
There is another side of humanity. The urge to procreate. To care for and develop each other. To invent medicines to cure disease. To educate each other in productive ways.
The government of Obama and Bush are emphasizing the former. Self Destruction. This path has been established by George Bush a suicidal president supported by a suicidal base of conservative Christians and semi Christians who believe the “afterlife” is preferable to human consciousness on Earth. In short, America has a lot of people who want to die. And they use religion to rationalize a simple suicidal impulse. In a world of nuclear weapons, this is utterly devastating.
An emphasis on war, state security, capitalism (market forces equal every man for himself) can only lead to instant self-destruction or a slow human degradation.
The people he has appointed are dwarfing whoever Obama is as an individual. And those people are on a path initiated by George Bush and his legions of suicidal followers who are creating a current that is pulling a lot of other people like so called "liberals" into it.
A current that flows into to a very dark foreboding area behind a crack in the wall of supposed "rationality".
Posted by Stu Piddy at 8:59 PM