The Never-Ending Election

One of the contributors to this blog posted a couple of links to one of the most lucid and comprehensive writings about the 2016 election that I have come across. It is a must read, not only for a complete understanding of the election process and how it does and does not work, but also how we are deluded into thinking we are a part of the election process.

If we don’t take a good, hard look at this past year and bring it into our conscious understanding, we will continue down this path to total self-destruction. We have a choice to try and educate ourselves and change the system, or remain numb to the reality and repeat this mockery of an election.

It’s painfully aware that many rather not take a look through the magnifying glass because it’s either too painful or may require effort, which has unfortunately brought us to the current conundrum. We were so hungry for hope and change, that we gave our spiritual selves to that message in 2008. When we found that the system didn’t really change for the average citizen and the only ones who were better off were those in charge, we became angry at the system. Many believed that a governmental non-insider would be the answer they were looking for, overlooking the fact that the non-insider is a part of the upper class who now has the opportunity to protect his own interests and expand his own largesse as well as his elite cronies.

Here is an excerpt from the postings by Rachaell McIntosh…

“Eventually the country will welcome the Purple Revolution.  The purple will sooth the bruises of a the election and the hunger of financial catastrophe. Purple will act as a calming salve on the psyche of America.  The blending of the blue and the red, former political adversaries, working together to restore balance seems almost euphoric.  Who wouldn’t welcome this Purple Revolution? The best of all imagined ideologies bleeding together for the forces of good after all the trauma / drama.   I wish people would remove their rose colored glasses before then and study history.  It always repeats itself.  There is, and will be, so much work to do.  Remember all wars are bankers wars and that the political class has been aware of this for much longer than most of us.  It will be up to the strong minds that survive the Purple Revolution to make America really great again.”

“God Bless America.  We’ll need it.”

We need to recognize that we are being manipulated through a divide-and-conquer agenda. We are not each other’s enemies. We all want the same things–a safe world for our children and grandchildren, a decent job to give shelter and food for our families, good healthcare for us and our loved ones. I’ve traveled to many countries in my younger years and found that it is the same everywhere. For many, it’s become the impossible dream to have a life of peace, non-violence and well-being. For those of us who have, it’s painful to see those who have not. Let’s come together instead of pointing fingers at each other and blame the real culprits before greed and corruption rob us of the last remnants of hope for a better world and habitable planet for future generations.

The following was a speech originally delivered in 1933 by General Smedley Butler, USMC. When “War is a Racket” was first published in 1935, Butler was the most decorated American soldier of his time. He had led several successful military operations in the Caribbean and in Central America, as well as in Europe during the First World War. Despite his success and his heroic status, however, Butler came away from these experiences with a deeply troubled view of both the purpose and the results of warfare. Butler’s central thesis is that regardless of the popular rhetoric that often accompanies warfare, it is waged almost exclusively for profit. Following is an excerpt which should give us pause…

WAR is a racket. It always has been.’

“It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.’

“A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small ‘inside’ group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.’

“Beautiful ideals were painted for our boys who were sent out to die. This was the ‘war to end all wars.’ This was the ‘war to make the world safe for democracy.’ No one mentioned to them, as they marched away, that their going and their dying would mean huge war profits. No one told these American soldiers that they might be shot down by bullets made by their own brothers here. No one told them that the ships on which they were going to cross might be torpedoed by submarines built with United States patents. They were just told it was to be a ‘glorious adventure.'”!/2012/04/war-is-racket.html

I strongly urge everyone to read this and share it, as the industrial complex is still beating the drums of war using the same tactics today. We need to stop allowing ourselves to be manipulated into ongoing wars and spilling the precious blood of our young men and women NOW!