For the longest time I regarded politics with a kind of detached amusement: a joke that didn’t really affect me all that much. Over the last few years it’s become obvious that I can’t do this any more.
You see, once you’d elect your political jokes every few years, laugh at their worst idiocy, and ignore the rest. Now though, the communist propaganda arm (always the most effective of all the communist organizations) has infested almost everything, with the result that people now spout Marxist pedagogy without realizing what they’re doing – they don’t actually know they’re talking pure Marx drivel. It’s what everyone who matters says or thinks.
When the USA was founded, the importance of a free press was held to be critical to maintaining a free nation. But what happens when the press is so thoroughly suborned they might as well be owned by the power brokers? It’s still technically free in the sense that there’s no higher power preventing publication, but when the higher power doesn’t need to prevent because everyone who matters in the media and entertainment world all follow the same Marxist twaddle, why would it bother? You don’t need to fear the watchdog while its asleep, toothless, and you’ve bribed it with promises of steak.
Realizing that means accepting that nothing which hits the main media outlets can be trusted.
Stories that don’t fit the Marxist line will simply not be reported. You will never hear about major philanthropic work funded by oil companies through the major news and TV sources. Nor will you ever learn that in every single case where Israel is castigated for its actions in areas claimed by the Palestinian Authority, Israel is acting in response to an atrocity committed by Palestinian terrorists. Does Israel overreact? Sure. Their government is comprised of fallible humans. But I know of not one single case where Israel acted without provocation. The same can not be said of the Palestinian pseudo-political organizations, all of whom include the elimination of Israel and every Jew in the area as core dogma. You won’t hear about that from the major news organizations.
So what is someone who values her freedom to do? Whatever my path is, it doesn’t include either major political party. The Democrats are about as true to their name as your average People’s Democratic Republic, complete with a platform that would make your average Marxist weep with envy. And the Republicans… Ah, the Republicans. They too have been infested with Marxist twaddle and corrupted by the unending flow of Other People’s Money. Republican apparatchiks would happily sit as the eternal minority party as long as they have access to that spigot. In this, they are aided by the useful idiots of the Religious Right – those Republicans who are not content to be free to hold their religious beliefs: they must mandate that everyone else follow the forms their beliefs prescribe. It’s no different than banning supersized soda. The pseudo-Marxists responsible for that make the same claim as the Religious Right’s pseudo-Marxists: it’s good for you. We know best.
Except of course that they don’t. They’ve just proclaimed it so long and so loud that they’ve convinced themselves it’s true – and tragically, convinced a whole lot of others as well. If they truly did know what was best, they could be confident that living their lives would be enough to convince other people they had it right. Instead, they look down on those of us they’re trying to “help”, despising those who bend to their will and hating and fearing those who don’t.
The only thing they consider worse is the terrifying truth they dare not see: most people don’t care about them. Most people, even now, follow the old Jeffersonian line: if you don’t harm my body or my wallet, what you do is no business of mine. The corollary of course is this: if you do harm my body or my wallet, I will find a way to end the threat you present to me. When people decide that enough is enough, payment will come due.
I fear that it may already be too late to prevent that payment being exacted in blood.