Thursday, 30 January 2014

Mind Control in American Politics

Having been immersed in the left/right facade their entire lives, many have begun to see the world and those around them through that prism. Either someone is on the same "side" as they are, or they are the enemy. There is no room for nuance, no subtle distinctions to be made, no room for alliance or cooperation on matters of great import. Perhaps most devastatingly, there is now little room for any analysis of the powers behind the political throne, the oligarchical financial interests that could care less whether this or that President has a "D" or an "R" next to their name, whether a Prime Minister is "Labour" or "Conservative," whether an MEP identifies with the "left" or the "right." Deprived of this understanding of the real nature of political power, the public is truly powerless to identify the real problem at the root of today's political crisis, let alone even begin to address it.

The overarching problem is entrenched corruption - much of it coming from corporate special interests who have captured most of the politicians and control the media. Other special interest groups (AIPAC), and the intelligence community (via NSA-FBI blackmail), provide the remainder of the control over the political-media system. In effect the population is brainwashed or treated to theatre masquerading as relevant discourse.

The people are being played and divided to fight over mostly irrelevant issues, whilst ignoring, although not entirely, the core of the corruption. If we can separate the special interests from those engaged in the political process then some progress could be made where we will have representatives actually looking out for the general population. The fact that we can identify what is wrong means we can take measures to correct this situation.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2014.]

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