So much of what we were taught and perceive, often with strong emotional ties, are subject to re-evaluation as the whole truth is revealed.
They Live, We Sleep: Dictatorship Disguised As Democracy
By John W. Whitehead: [Excerpts]
We’re living in two worlds you and I.
There’s the world we see (or are made to see) and then there’s the one we sense (and occasionally catch a glimpse of), the latter of which is a far cry from the propaganda-driven reality manufactured by the government and its corporate sponsors, including the media.
We’re being fed a series of carefully contrived fictions that bear no resemblance to reality. The powers-that-be want us to feel threatened by forces beyond our control (terrorists, shooters, bombers). They want us afraid and dependent on the government and its militarized armies for our safety and well-being. They want us distrustful of each other, divided by our prejudices, and at each other’s throats. Most of all, they want us to continue to march in lockstep with their dictates.
Tune out the government’s attempts to distract, divert and befuddle us and tune into what’s really going on in this country, and you’ll run headlong into an unmistakable, unpalatable truth: the moneyed elite who rule us view us as expendable resources to be used, abused and discarded. [See Conclusion below]
In fact, a 2014 study conducted by Princeton and Northwestern University concluded that the U.S. government does not represent the majority of American citizens. Instead, the study found that the government is ruled by the rich and powerful, or the so-called “economic elite.” Moreover, the researchers concluded that policies enacted by this governmental elite nearly always favor special interests and lobbying groups.
In other words, we are being ruled by an oligarchy disguised as a democracy, and arguably on our way towards fascism—a form of government where private corporate interests rule, money calls the shots, and the people are seen as mere subjects to be controlled.
Rest assured that when and if fascism finally takes hold in America, the basic forms of government will remain. As I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, fascism will appear to be friendly. The legislators will be in session. There will be elections, and the news media will continue to cover the entertainment and political trivia. Consent of the governed, however, will no longer apply*. Actual control will have finally passed to the oligarchic elite controlling the government behind the scenes.
By creating the illusion that it preserves democratic traditions, fascism creeps slowly until it consumes the political system. And in times of “crisis,” expediency is upheld as the central principle—that is, in order to keep us safe and secure, the government must militarize the police, strip us of basic constitutional rights, criminalize virtually every form of behavior, and build enough private prisons to house all of us nonviolent criminals.
Clearly, we are now ruled by an oligarchic elite of governmental and corporate interests. We have moved into “corporatism” (favored by Benito Mussolini), which is a halfway point on the road to full-blown fascism.
A citizenry that does not think for themselves, obeys without question, is submissive, does not challenge authority, does not think outside the box, and is content to sit back and be entertained is a citizenry that can be easily controlled.
The Daily Bell has this to say about Regulatory Democracy:
In a fully developed regulatory democracy, power has passed entirely from citizens into the hands of a shadowy elite that runs the country via mercantilism, by pulling the regulatory levers of government for its own benefit. The more regulations there are, the more actual control this elite has. Finally, citizens are entirely bound by regulation; their every action controlled by an un-elected bureaucracy, and their lives tightly ruled by what they can and cannot do. Their estates are stripped by taxes; their children come under the mind control of public schools; their sons and daughters, having matriculated, join the military for lack of better employment and are sent overseas to pursue foreign wars; their professional venues are controlled by the options offered to them by regulatory democracy – and these venues often reinforce the worst and most petty aspects of the degenerating society itself.
Every regulation, of course, is a price fix, and price fixes distort the economy and lower the quality of life for all. The more regulations there are the worse the quality of life becomes, the more unemployment rises and lawlessness and corruption rule the day. Regulation makes criminals out of honest individuals and encourages the schisming and fractioning of society into bitter, competitive groups. Regulation holds out the promise of better living by making society fairer and more lawful, but in actual fact, advanced regulatory democracies are among the most lawless, brutal and predatory societies. Republics are a viable form of government; regulatory democracies create a true Hell-on-earth. SOURCE with thanks http://www.thedailybell.com/definitions/params/id/1862/
*In spite of millions of humans coming together, government representatives ignored our voices and secretly finalized text for the TPP trade deal Oct 2015. http://sumofus.org/
Nov 30 – Dec 11, 2015 is the next UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. Now is the time to ‘pull together’ and become a Powerful resource to our Creator, Earth, self and family.
Voting is ‘consent’ to more of the same. Silence and doing nothing are ‘implied consent’. The master mind ‘needs’ our collective consent to sustain power and control. Rather than be dumbed down let’s wise up to the Power of freewill, reclaim our lives and Earth.
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Doreen Ann Agostino
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