the question was raised in the OP:
"what is the point?"
for many of us i don't think there was a conscious decision to one day wake up a "conspiracy theorist". for most of us is was probably a slow
progression toward what seemed to be the natural, dare i say logical path according to individual experience. would there then even be a point? maybe.
words have been known to write as much history as war.
for some of us this isn't so much about theory, but more about the sum of life experience. life experience has taught many of us that the police,
courts, and government are not be trusted, thereby eliminating most political ideologies from prudence. there is no taking back what is seen after
peeking behind the curtain. some creep up quietly and sneak-a-peek, some have the curtains drawn back for them, wide and dramatically.
isn't it the same as asking the age old question: "why are we here, what is the meaning of life?"
it's either a hobby, or your world view. as a theory, what we "believe" is minimized, placed in the realm of triviality. as an eye-witness, there
is no theory behind political corruption. yes, it exists. isn't it important then? yes, BUT, many more aspects of life seem to take precedent. the
bills must be paid, the kids must be fed, gotta change the oil, gotta fix the roof... all of that takes a back seat to what is shaking on capital
hill. most people do not see how it all relates. they do not see that what is going down on capital hill (and back-room meetings) has every bit to do
with how the bills get paid.
in general, people seem to know, or assume that all politicians are crooks and liars. still, come election time they pretend that voting matters and
theirs is the man for the job. they have come to accept that it is in the job description. to be a good politico you better be a great liar. everyone
seems to agree and consent. that is why it is allowed to stand. we tolerate it. it is accepted as "just the way it is".
a good friend asked the same question: "why don't we get involved in politics?"
pushing for a fair handed agenda would be like asking for a magic bullet in the tie knot, or to be rubbed out by some "lone nut" gunman. thats why
we don't do politics. we know that crusaders are made into martyrs, at best. no one really wants to be made an example of what happens to those that
buck the system. i wouldn't say that fear is to blame as much as an overwhelming sense of insurmountability.
besides, (imo) it takes a special kind of scum to even want to get involved with politics. for reasons stated above. at some point you WILL be made to
compromise your principles, especially if they are firmly grounded in "doing the right thing". my friend went on to get involved with politics,
starting out as a senatorial campaign worker. on more than one occasion he turned up at my house in the middle of the night in fear for his life
because he somehow, in passing, managed to slight someone with powerful friends and vast resources. F that scene.
even MLK was allowed to carry on for a good bit. it was okay for him to decry social injustice for minorities, and to preach racial harmony, but as
soon as he spoke of the money changers in the temple... blam, we get a new holiday.
which brings me to another point. at some point ALL policy flies out the window, and that is the point at which economics enter the picture. there is
no law of the land when the highest law in the land is a sell out. even the lowest levels of the justice system are motivated purely by their
potential as a resource for revenue.
the OP is right. the elite have their unifying god. it serves them as well as they serve it.
even victory is shallow. a scandal is uncovered, it makes headlines, yet no heads roll.
great thread/posts SKL.