Monday, January 25, 2010
You can tell you are getting close to the truth when...
You can tell you are getting close to the truth when you p*ss people off.
If I said that Scientologists dominated the American Left, and that it was their dogma which controlled the Left's policies... or if I said the Taliban and the Right were working together in order to increase the U.S. military budget... you would roll your eyes and write me off as a NUT of the first order - complete with a polite smile and a sincere hope that I get better soon...
The major political powers in the U.S. really boil down to VERY, VERY few issues... or single issue. The rest is just NOISE, a distraction.
The noise in our American political discourse continues to drown out much that needs to be brought to light, not least because of those in denial that their issues are not THE issues of their respective association.
That energy availability, social programs, the military budget, and the nation's currency are all inextricably linked seems to not register - even among those more than familiar with chaos theory and the butterfly effect - because to acknowledge this might gore someone's sacred cow.
There are no such sacred cows on this blog...
In the aftermath of the Allied victory in Europe, Eisenhower filmed the atrocities of the death camps and brought THOUSANDS of German Civilians to witness the carnage. He did this ensure that the liars of reconstructed history could not deny what had taken place there - and though it was brutal, and some thought a dishonor to the dead on display, it eliminated the risk of DENIAL.
The political and economic environment that led the World back to World War in the 1930's is much closer to today's real circumstances than Western media would lead the public to believe. "History may not repeat itself, but it does echo", is a fair characterization of the current circumstances.
Posted by The Short Story Man at 5:29 AM