originally posted by: Dingo80
a reply to: OccamsRazor04
OK Let me Apologize to the American people for my Rant - It's not you or your Elected Officials, It's the Hidden Overlords who control America, and
it's Foreign Policies.
That's a truly insightful comment and it goes to the heart of the dilemma that US Americans, at least those of us who can think for ourselves, find
ourselves in. I don't see a need for an apology, but I gratefully accept it.
But your comment about the "Elected Officials", the Hidden Overlords, and the groups that set Foreign Policies is prescient in that it hits at
several themes that have become near debilitating for the US American "awake" population. To touch on a couple or so of those themes, I'll
elucidate as follows:
1). The US Government isn't a "unified" government and it hasn't been since at least the Eisenhower administration. By "unified" I mean that
there are multiple, independently operating "Governments". Worse, these various governments seem to be in constant turf battles against the others.
So, for example, we have the elected Executive Office, the President and his cabinet, etc. as one "Government", often pitted against, (when a
Republican is in office) against entrenched "Agencies" previously set up by Congress but which now have lives all their own. As a result, we see
instances where the voters elect a President of one party who wishes to keep the lights on across the nation, but he's thwarted by an EPA
Administration that continues to close coal fired power plants, or at a modicum, slows approvals for new power plants to a crawl.
That's just one example but where things get truly frightening is that there are "black budget/black box" type governments over which the President
not only has no control over, but when he demands to know what they're doing, he's told to take a hike. The NSA is one of these, but there are many
others operating behind the scenes that drive Defense initiatives.
Same thing applies to Foreign Policy. The President doesn't establish Foreign Policy; when he's elected and takes office, he's presented with
Foreign Policy Options as formulated by non-governmental bodies of tremendous influence that are neither elected nor opaque in their operations. One
such NGO is the Council on Foreign Relations, the CFR. The CFR put Bush into Iraq and presented him with an "off the shelf" plan previously
developed by the CFR.
2). I've yet to see anyone adequately describe who the "Overlords" are. We know they exist and we know they drive public policy, social
engineering (read Propaganda initiatives), economic policies, etc. Some people point to Big Business, others to Wall Street and others to Big Banks.
It may well be all of the above, plus more. Nonetheless, all of these entities operate far beyond the effective control or even influence of the
"American" people and/or voters.
3). The US operates as a dysfunctional Democracy, (Republic with Democratically elected representatives) in that because of the "Madison Avenue"
approach of the government, people in the US that still think for themselves don't believe anything they are presented with by the Mainstream Media
or the Elected government officials.
None of this is ever going to get better until it unravels when the SHTF.