After a half century, I cannot understand for the life of me, why this country is so fractured.
Why can't we seem to agree on anything?
It is very difficult to pinpoint the proximate causes of the death of our Republic. Just look at the Occupy Wall Street crowd. Oddly enough, I have been trying to find a stated purpose and objective for that demonstration. What is the goal? Have they forgotten who makes the laws that Wall St. exploited? I have read derisive comments, seen the demonstrators verbally attacked and their characters assassinated. We have become very good at fracturing ourselves.
We are on the precipice, the verge, of losing the greatest Republic ever conceived. This did not come about overnight. This came as a result of the apathy and ignorance of our citizenry. That might include you and it certainly includes me. In fact, up until 2007, I was just as apathetic as anyone else.
It was Hank Paulson's hijacking of nearly a trillion dollars without any discussion of alternatives that woke me out of my slumber. I vaguely knew he was the former Goldman Sachs CEO. What he did, in a matter of days, is legendary. Nobody has ever committed a greater theft. That was part of a coup.
I would like you to read Wiki's definition of a coup, and then ask you to apply it to what happened in late 2008. Does the definition fit? A coup d'état (English: /ˌkuːdeɪˈtɑː/, French: [ku deta]; plural: coups d'état)—also known as a coup, putsch, and overthrow—is the sudden, extrajudicial deposition of a government, usually by a small group of the existing state establishment—typically the military—to replace the deposed government with another body; either civil or military. A coup d'état succeeds if the usurpers establish their dominance when the incumbent government fails to prevent or successfully resist their consolidation of power. If the coup neither fully fails nor achieves overall success, the attempted coup d'état is likely to lead to a civil war.
There are three general reasons (among others) why this country cannot agree on what happened or what to do. The first reason is apathy/ignorance about what happened. The second reason is absolute deception on the part of our "leaders." The third reason is that our leadership has confused the people to the extent that we cannot decide or agree on the identification of who the bad guys are. Or how to restore law and order. We "feel" powerless. And mostly we are. But not because they (meaning our leaders) say so, but because we mostly believe it to be true.
Your enemies pretend to be your friends. That is how the game is played. As long as they can keep you confused, the game continues. The game ends, when suddenly the target, realizes what has happened and further realizes who the enemy is. Our country, via an 11% approval rate, is beginning to realize that Congress might be the enemy. Congress approved the FED. Congress approved the current bankruptcy of America. Congress approves the tax code and refuses to change it. Congress enacts the laws that allow corporate America to enslave other countries' workers and avoid paying taxes. Congress approved a trillion for Hank Paulson. Congress has single-handedly delivered our Republic to the bankers. We are now owned by the bankers, and you are their slave. You and your work (taxes) are the only guarantee that the US can pay their debts. That is a coup. Please return to wiki's definition if you need refreshing.
Are you starting to understand who the enemy is?
Barney Frank is a perfect example of the enemy. He facilitated a nationwide housing collapse and yet a bunch of confused idiots re-elected him. They were confused because Frank practices deception. He passed some "banking reform" bill long after all of the damage he had caused had been done. That is part of the charade, the deception. Frank survives because he has convinced an electorate that efforts to remove his morally bankrupt hide are because he is a liberal. That is simply not true. He is part of the treasonous crew that hijacked our Republic and delivered it to bankers.
Yet, as I write this, there will be those that don't understand and those who don't agree. They are the ones immersed in a perpetual state of confusion. The government is relying on those confused people and doing everything in it's power to keep them confused. Confused people are indecisive people. Indecisive people can't draw the line.
I don't know how many more years of debt slavery, of unemployment, of inflation, of wars, must occur before we can stop quarreling. Before we can finally unite in a common cause and end all of this ridiculous bickering and confusion. We know who the enemy is. The time approaches for the confused to become unconfused. Identify who's in charge and who has always been responsible. It's time to draw a hard line or absent that- let's just give this son of a bitch back to the bankers and the elite and move somewhere else.