posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 07:14 PM
My premise is simple: there is no conspiracy. Bold, perhaps, but the evidence is literally everywhere. It yells to us every day in the news. As much
as we can't hide from "them", they can't hide from us, either, and it's all there. Yes, they come for us in the night, but hardly under cover of
darkness. No action goes unreported and we know it. Widely reported incidents, top stories, from umpteen news sources both independent and corporate,
every action picked apart by newsmen and journalists, twits and bloggers across the mainstream and underground from every angle until the stark
ugliness of the deeds is laid bare and bloody before us.
The "them" is the government, not just the United States government but every government, and and though they are not out to get us
specifically as individuals (most of the time) with nefarious intent, their rampant, pervasive, and obvious corruption has the same effect.
Who has the most money wins.
Not who has the best ideas, the cleanest intentions, the best track record, and especially not for anything even remotely close to ideals or ethics...
None of that, just money. Money wins. Money! Stupid bits of paper and cheap metal and of data with no meaning outside the ones we give them. Money
which cannot buy happiness, which cannot buy time. Really? For that? We and our elected officials have gotten so sorry that money is the most
important thing? We glumly accept or even truly believe that profits come before everything else in life, up to the point of killing ourselves to
achieve that... and usually for some other person who's already rich? Seriously? In real life we do this?
The question is only partly rhetorical. It seems so ridiculous, I can't fathom how people could think about it and still do what they do.
It's nothing new to me, I just get angry from time to time. Angry that two dumb younguns can blow up a marathon race and a chemical company can blow
up a town, both in the same week, but the chemical company gets away with it. I'm not saying don't hang that poor boy; I'm saying, hang the
chemical company guy too. He knew what he was doing.
It's really all about context.
You read News Article 1. You read News Article 2. You watch News Story A. You watch News Story B. You don't put them together. Rinse and repeat.
"Oh, but he's such a good guy," doesn't help either. We have a really sore case of that as a species, too. We are too trusting. For the record,
there ain't a good guy alive responsible for more jiggery pokery in the mid-east, or bribing officials or being bribed (ahem, "lobbied"), or being
a blatant racist, etc etc etc. I'm thinking of examples as I describe the deed. Bush, Obama, every lobbyist ever, just seriously google "known
racist politicians" because the list is long. They aren't good guys. They're messed up broken evil-doing badguys, and we let them rule us.
We allow this. For "order", even though there is always order, government or not. We assemble ourselves quite well when left to our own devices.
Anarchy only means what you think it does because it scared the right people.
We the people, on the other hand, have been scared by so many things, scared into believing that we need the government, because society would
otherwise devolve into lawlessness and violence, we've been told. Any time something horrific happens, we all hear about rioting or the possibility
of rioting. Well, yes, that's a possibility when the **** hits the fan in real life. Individual people, though, are generally harmless, and groups
are hardly worse. A placid group is the norm. We self-regulate when the pressure isn't on. We could do without people controlling us, without
government, without big business.
But such ideas have been villified as pointless and useless by the media, because they are threatening. They are threatening to the people who do sit
at the top of so much, and who control so much. Hippie garbage, lawless, violent, stupid, destructive, immoral, they say.
So we're hardly free. We are oppressed worldwide, we the underlings, some of us moreso than others, but certainly we are all oppressed. Fear,
poverty, war, and worse, and then on top of it all, we're frequently and willfully stirred up to hate each other by people who serve their own
interests by such manipulation.
To get us to watch more, buy more, volunteer for wars, hurt each other, exploit each other, do as we're told, just do our jobs; consume, and be
consumed, as somewhat unwitting parts of this disgusting machine.
But is it a conspiracy? No. Conspiracy implies unbroken secrecy. Conspiracy implies collusion. There are surely many real conspiracies in amongst this
nonsense, but they are incidental. This is, from the perspective of the politicians and the super-wealthy, a very lucrative alignment of interests.
But it is hardly secret, and it is more of a perfect storm than it is a master plan. Half accident, half intent. Not a conspiracy.
You'll note that in global society, there is a point up the tower of wealth at which the person is completely immune from scrutiny between hostile
political interests. That is only partially coincidental. It is easy to evade the law when your consulting firm and the senator you bought last
election cycle write the actual laws. That's why gigantic multinational corporations with a track record of exploitation spend so damn much time
lobbying. They want thirteen cent an hour labor in China, they want their product to be the only one you have access to, they want you to work for
barely enough to live on doing relatively menial crap for richer people until the day you die. It's convenient. It makes them lots of money. And the
more money they have, the more power they can buy, which, in turn, increases how much money they make. Compounding the matter is that they have
arranged the law to protect themselves. We, however, are not allowed to fight back, even nonviolently.
It's not new, either. This has been ongoing for generations. Our ability to trust a crazy stranger with a history of pointing metaphorical (and once
or twice literal) guns at people's heads is truly astounding. This is not a recent ailment, either.
Europe had it bad for quite a while, under the monarchies and oligarchies of the nobles and royalty, and the accompanying theocratic background from
the Catholic Church, throughout most of the second millennium. The relationship between royalty and Church was symbiotic. One reinforced the other in
political and monetary aspects. It keeps going after that, but at that point the monarchs become "elected officials" and the church was replaced by
You can't say Dick Cheney didn't think about his Halliburton portfolio when he and President Bush were drumming up support for a war in Iraq. And
god only knows how much was looted for patrons and churches during the Crusades.
And yet, we let it slide. Century upon century we let it slide. They convince us to let it slide.
And you let it slide, and I let it slide. We let it slide. And we sit around now talking about it and writing on the internet about it and preaching
to the choir about it and pretending that changing our facebook picture does something to help the situation. And voting... for the people with the
most money behind them.
No direct action. Just talk. And then we run off to support the people we think will hurt us slightly less. You and I and everyone we know perpetuate
So why are we even here?