The Python constricting American thought
Wendy Davis's current essay spurred me into writing this essay which I have been contemplating. The fact that my essay hasn't been written, until now, was allowing an internal pressure building. Some of you may be feeling this same pressure, releasing it better than I. With every day's news, one cannot help but to be filled with growing frustration, disgust, revulsion and sense of helplessness.
If ignorance were bliss, I would not be feeling any of this--instead blissful indeed. But once eyes are opened, things seen cannot be unseen. If you believe your lying eyes, the view is horrible to contemplate. Is there anyone on this site who has no sense of dread about what seems to be on an unstoppable inertia to overwhelm us all, like a tsunami of filthy truth. Not the truth we would like to see, but the truth that is. No Polyanna world view here. No realistic expectation of a better world. Pessimism, yes. Does any one here sense a more optimistic world view? Please elucidate.
The Python is the constrictive effect that TPTB have successfully blinded or misled the majority of the citizenry in this country. I venture to say, without any other confirmatory support, that citizens in many other countries are much more aware of the truth state of affairs.
The prime pin, the keystone, of this blinding is the Massively Slanted Media, blaring out to all daring to watch, sitting on their couches, fatigued from working often 2 to 3 jobs. Don't bother us with those nasty facts, I want to watch The Voice or Jeopardy. Don't ruin my fucking day, prick.
The USG has not told the truth for at least 70 years. We should start believing them now? Propaganda assaults us from cradle to grave. America the beautiful! Beautiful genocide. Human rights! Three-fifths of a human--until after a civil war, with lagging equality still unrealized by most of the oppressed. John Hancock--rum rum runner. Tom Jefferson, racist slave owner. Andy Jackson, let's put his face on our money--the face of a genocidist. Yes, that's more like it. Celebrate this American "hero". The effing DemonRats still celebrate the Racist and the Genocidist with their annual Jefferson-Jackson annual commemorations. Show your gratitude to them: "yes, master, thank you for letting me live in this wonderful reservation."
The status quo is brazenly enforced by the Criminals In Attendance. Suicide with two gunshots to the back of the head. Cremation without autopsy. The Disappeared, old and young, for different reasons. Empty the ghettos, such nice kidneys! Liver ain't bad either.
What is the genesis of this thought constrict growing progressively more pervasive? Money. Of course that's part. Intimidation. Did you see the fresh cut on Bernie's right cheek during the DNC convention? Cut himself shaving, ya think?
Amy Goodman and Glenn Greenwald falling into the intellectual abattoir of Russophobia. What happened to these heretofore good guys? What diverted them from the truth, from reality? None so blind as those that will not see.
Suppression of contrary opinions from social media. Not news. Just more and more obvious. Don't look this way, look that way. Whack! We told you to look THIS way, not THAT way!
ODNI staring from the sky
looking at you and I
Watch your step, man
Where's the solace? Unicorns and rainbows? Reason for hope? Nope.
How to wake the sleeping?
The comfortable or exhausted couch potatoes unaware of the descent of our alleged constitutional republic does not want to be disturbed, as mentioned above. Perhaps 10% of the population is "woke", likely not even that. They must be awakened, but slowly. Too much truth at one time can be lethal, crawl back into the carefully constructed PTB shells. Bread and more circuses please.
Just a few days ago, when the Trumposaurus had us on the brink of WW3, I considered calling my family to alert them. But thought better of it. Why alarm them if nukes are gonna start raining in the April showers? But now the imminent danger has passed. How many of these brinkmanship episodes can we sustain? How do we disseminate the truth when there is so much active opposition? How do we penetrate the pseudo-complacency and ignorance in a way that it will be acceptable to the cognition of the many?
Watching YouTube the past year, it is noticeable that across the entire political spectrum, more and more people are becoming subscribed the the various channels. This is conincident with falling reliance upon the legacy, corrupt, lying media. But such growing awareness is occurring too slowly in my view. Will YouTube allow this truth-borne deviation from the "approved story"? If there is a tipping point, then YouTube will be shut down before that point is achieved. So too with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other parts of the data-mining surveillance state. They will not be allowed to operate.
Yes, this is a RANT! Long overdue from me. Solutions? Light from the darkness? Alternatives to despair? I want to believe, yet I can't.
How to end this essay? Look up? Look down? Close the eyes? Go to sleep?
It is my custom to conclude many essays with a song. Today, that song will not be hopeful. Instead, this song will be in honor of the surveillance state, although it could just as well be about darkness.