Originally posted by blackcube
I must note that americans are blind about the fact that they are under a dictatorial regime but can't see it.
My country suffered under a dictatorial regime for long time so it's easy to see when someone try to put something like that in motion.
PS: USA gov helped the coup d'état... that's one of reason I dont give a damn about the USA gov, they can go to hell.
I would like to expand on you comment please.
I disagree that Americans are blind to the political and ideological reality of their governance.
Our country, like most others, is governed by a collection of institutions. The federal government is only one of them. Many Americans have seen the
relative 'humanity' of our institutions degrading and faltering over the last 9 or 10 decades.
Executive administrators created new institutions, ostensibly to further the happiness, prosperity, or safety, of the American people. But it became
clear that each had become somehow dysfunctional, either over a short period of time, or occasionally on it's very inception.
The Federal Government has become a sub-component of a larger organized ideological effort. It is sad but unavoidably evident. The overwhelming
majority of our 'leadership' caste, our 'elites' as they prefer, are all subsumed by an agenda that is quite 'unconstitutional' and,
essentially, as illegal as common sense dictates.
Now we see that direct manipulation of the executive administration of the national edifice is happening, unchecked, before our eyes. It is not
invisible, nor are Americans like to 'ignore' it now that it is 'in our faces'.
However these institutions are quite effectively in control of what most of us hear and see of the developments of their agenda. This separates the
American from the event. Americans did NOT vote for this, American DON'T support it, nor is it a representation of any 'American' value.
I am happy for you in that you can claim to be a surviving country freed from dictatorship. I fear that should that fate ever cross you country's
path again, you may find yourselves isolated from the government that represents you; for that is what happened here.
Ironically, the 19th Century rustic folk of our national were mocked for their distrust of organized show business folk and scientists working for big
government or business. They may have been more correct in their distrust than we had supposed. Today, Wall Street, Madison Avenue, Hollywood are
quite literally are our voice, eyes, and ears to the world. Commerce became the most desirable avenue of prosperity, because it very nearly demands
the presence of a 'third party' or middleman, once which needs neither to produce 'supply', nor pay for the 'demand' directly. An optimal
business niche. And one which fueled the poisoning of the prime institution designed to protect us from the eventuality of 'coup de etat'.
But the drafter's of the Constitution knew all too well the dangers of entrenched power, and designed a mechanism which empowered the citizens to
freely determine in whom they were going to entrust the power to determine law and policy. Almost 100 years after our birth as a nation, political
parties saw to it that the freedom was limited to the choice of those THEY chose to represent THEM. Go figure.
Power-hungry, politically lecherous, and openly avaricious elite with time to kill, since they didn't have to devote time to earning a living (under
their business model) began to create and migrate into the world of political celebrity.
"Societies" were established, new institutions, think-tanks, and policy 'committees' - all dedicated to their memberships' principles. Some were
and still are secret, or at the very least, unspoken of.
This is a formula for crisis, in the clearer light of the Constitutional construct. We will find that our new, political celebrities, our cherished
'political' heroes, and our most eloquent and charismatic detractors will somehow fail to check this development. Therein is a big clue to what has
already taken place, let alone for what is to come.
Today Robber Barons and Political Careerists rule with virtual impunity, making law at their whim, either by decree or manipulation. While many
don't recognize the connection, I believe it has something to do with the isolation of the citizens, through bread and circuses.
A 'terrorist' detainee can end their miserable existence by claiming guilt, and being executed. What does Justice say to this? It's a military
So I guess it's OK. It's up to someone else, so don't ask me. Only, while we're wondering about steroids in the chariot races of the day, people
are deciding for us, what is right and what is wrong, and the world won't blame the 'deciders', they will blame US.