a reply to: OrderOfIntent
My personal belief, having been a member here since 07, and having been broadly mindful of world events for the whole of my sentient life (I was a kid
that watched news and documentaries, more than cartoon shows), is that this election has been constructed to fit the times it is being held in.
Social media, for all that it has destroyed INTELLIGENT discourse in polite society, reduced most commentary to one hundred and forty character
soundbites, not to mention embuggering use of language to the point where lol is a more common term than anything which ever came out of a dictionary,
has managed to bring people to a level of awareness about things that are going on around them, which is uncommon. Further to that, the 9/11 event and
things which have happened afterward, have made a great many people question the wisdom of their leaders, the government, the system in general and
the structures which keep things familiar, despite near enough everyone knowing in their hearts that something has to give.
If the election this time around had been run of the mill, a process whose pure intent and design is to allow the people to select their leader from
a pool of candidates, without coercion, without being influenced in the least by media or pundits or any other group, then there would have been far
less attention paid to the actual event of the election, the debates, the personality. Everything would have been concluded according to policy, the
primaries would have been fundamentally tedious although important affairs, and would have attracted little media interest, save for from those
channels and publications with a specific focus on political matters. There would have been little sensationalism involved, just the candidates who
had the best policies, getting the most votes, and being put forward.
This would have left people a great deal of time to concentrate on what the government is up to, locally, and nationally, as well as geopolitically.
And your daughter is absolutely right to come to the conclusion she has, because at the moment, the situation in the middle east, the Russian
involvement, the many bought and paid for western intelligence assets on the ground (IS, Al Nusra, and others) and the Assad regime are all involved
in the most utterly appalling regional collapse one could ever imagine.
There are so many fingers in so many pies, that one hardly knows where to begin. First and most importantly, what is the NSA up to with all that data
these days? Have their methods evolved as a response to the Snowden revelations? Have their techniques become ever more difficult to evade, have they
upped their game or changed it in response to his utterances, and if so, how?
What are the people who developed the false pretense for the War on Terror up to just at the moment? Where are they? How are they not yet in jail?
They should be, because they are guilty of causing slaughter on a massive scale, over an enemy they had part ownership of, whose actions are their
responsibility, as are the actions of the armed forces sent to Iraq, and Afghanistan, both of which were ALSO wars fought against owned opposition.
Where are those who bailed out the banks, what are they doing now, and what are those who may have replaced them in positions of power up to? And
most important of all...
Who owns the Federal Reserve Bank?
You see, this election is so vibrant and eye catching, because there are so many questions that people legitimately have, that to leave those people
absent a reason to concentrate on something else during an election cycle, is to risk the strength of the grip that "The Management" have over "The
Managed". Imagine Bernie Sanders in office for a moment. Do you suppose that he would accept a scenario where the health and well being, financial and
medical, was in the hands of private organisations at any level at all? I do not believe so. I believe he would have pushed for a state medical system
where there simply are not any privately owned hospitals, clinics, or any other such thing, where all places of medicine are government facilities at
least as good as you would find on any US military base. I think he would insist on it. That would take power away from powerful people, and people
more powerful than them would get angry about that, and have to do something drastic. Better he never gets in. Do you think he would put up with a
nation owned by shadowy powerbrokers, of the sort who have owned the nation since 1913, when the Federal Reserve, a privately owned organisation,
controlled by people that you are not permitted to know the names of? I do not think so. I think he would be all over that like fart gas in a room
full of teenagers after burrito night.
So the election is two things in one. Smoke and mirrors, and a control mechanism all at once.