Instead of the systematic process for deciding the most qualified people to lead the Republic — as they were designed to be — elections in the United States have devolved into political soap operas for the consumption of infotainment-grazing sheep. Yes, there has always been a carnival sideshow quality to this facet of American political life, but in an age where virtually everyone is a 'media outlet', the absurdity is magnified to an even more perverse degree.
Presidential elections, especially, take this charade to new lows as these obscenely expensive, personality-driven puppet shows are dangled in front of the American people to make them feel as if they somehow have a real voice in the Democratic Process.
In a contrived attempt at building "brand loyalty", candidates are packaged and marketed as scientifically as any other consumer commodity. Hired media consultants literally teach them how to lie convincingly on camera and in public. Typical campaign strategy will include "soaring" but vacant rhetoric, slickly produced, character-assassinating television ads that border on libel, and opinion poll influenced soundbites aimed at whatever demographic is deemed most useful at the moment. It's all about pushing the right emotional buttons of people who haven't the slightest idea that they are being manipulated – although, everyone last one of them will tell you otherwise. The candidate/narcissists who consort with these political parasites know that, despite the wealth of information at their fingertips, the average voter's general disinterest and chimp-like attention span will keep them from doing the necessary work to seriously research and vet them.
Democrats, especially, need to exploit these media-savvy qualities if they are to adequately tingle the leg of the Liberal electorate into reaching their desired state of worshipful, pre-election euphoria.
You can practically hear Josef Goebbels and Edward Bernays laughing from the World Class Liars section from the deepest depths of Hell.
This national predisposition towards personality worship became glaringly obvious in 2008 with the election of Barrack Obama, a man who came out of virtually nowhere to sweep the celebrity-loving Left off of its feet. His lack of integrity became immediately apparent when, in one of his first official acts as President of "the most transparent administration in history", he sealed his presidential records from future public scrutiny.
Reading from a teleprompter and having good enough acting chops to play the part of "statesman" are the only practical skills required of American presidents these days, but it was a stroke of [evil] genius on the part of the Globalists for knowing that the timing was just right to place an "electable" Black man in office. They knew that Obama’s skin color ensured immunity from serious criticism as he proceeded to fast-track their long-held plans for world oligarchy.
You got to hand it to Obammy though, other than having a little trouble memorizing his lines, (that's what teleprompters are for, right?) he's nailed the "presidential" role down good enough keep the suckers, suckered for almost two full terms. Sure, there have been a few the bumps in the road along the way, but he's had a first rate public relations team to smooth them over. You've heard of them, they're called The Mainstream Media.
Because it made them FEEL enlightened, the arrested development cases that make up the Left hind quarter of the American voting public happily let themselves be conned into "voting" for a man that did not have a shred of the necessary character or background that it takes to lead a first world superpower. Why? Because for decades, the Globalists have primed this country to embrace successively more radical Marxist weasels than the last one. They knew that Political Correctness and it's traveling companion, White Liberal Guilt, had turned the collective American psyche into such a quivering mass of self-flagellating shame, that it just FELT good to elect The Magic Negro.
If it LOOKS like a president, WALKS like a president and QUACKS like a president, THEN BY GOLLY IT MUST BE A PRESIDENT!
With all due respect to Morgan Freeman, Hollywood could not have cast the part better.
In the real world, a typical job applicant is subjected to all manner of personal questions, background checks, credit checks, reference requests, skill evaluations, etc.. But raising even legitimate and obvious questions to a Globalist owned "candidate of color" – who is, by the way, applying for THE most demanding and highest political office in the world – well, that's just being a "hater". And if some poor, misguided chump DARES to make the mistake of publicly asking inconvenient and embarrassing questions of the Chosen One? Well, then he or she is mercilessly shouted down by the nattering suck-ups in the Corporate Media, with the character and career-killing accusation of "RACIST!", their verbal buckshot of choice these days for blowing away social and political dissent.
"Homophobe" and "Islamophobe" are in the chamber and
at-the-ready when needed.
"Christian" will be next.
As Obama's monarchy winds down, you can almost smell the desperation coming out of the Rainbow House as he and Devil Doll, Valerie Jarrett scramble to complete the Eight Year Game Plan For Social Justice [read: Tyranny] that their Globalist Puppeteers assigned to them in 2008. End goal of said game plan? Weaken the United States in every way possible, Cloward-Piven style.
"Fundamentally change America"? It's the only thing Barry DIDN'T lie about.
Prediction: When King Barack finally abdicates his throne in 2017, like that other ex-Oval Office serial liar, Bill "Slick Willie" Clinton before him, he will invent some bogus "foundation", assume the guise of Elder Statesman and Lear jet around the world pushing garbage like his "wealth distribution" and climate schemes from country to country at, say half a million per speech (besting Slick Willie's going rate by 300k!).
That old Sixties flower child axiom: IF IT FEELS GOOD, DO IT, has reached its only logical conclusion and left society rotten to its self-centered core. Emotionilism and the Reactionism that it breeds is now the modus operandi that shapes public opinion and government policy in today's America. This and generations of Marxist/Skinner/Dewey influenced public education, combined with the eradication of God from the public square, have given us a citizenry that no longer has the necessary moral and cognitive skills to determine right from wrong, good from bad. The barest of essentials for the survival of any culture.
Idiocy like the so-called Self Esteem Movement that has infiltrated our public schools and popular culture over the last few generations, have all but replaced logic-based curriculum in the K through 12 public schools. By the time the average student enters college, his muddled brain is primed and ready to accept whatever perversions his Marxist "professors" want to indoctrinate it with.
This is the mental and emotional makeup of a significant percentage of "voters" currently sizing up the candidates in the early stages of the 2016 presidential campaign. The odds-on favorites at this point in time look to be The Usual Suspects, or, more accurately, Relatives of The Usual Suspects.
Establishment Leftists eagerly await "Hillary's Turn". This toxically self-entitled shrew thinks that just because she's run all the political bases AND her name is Clinton, AND she's a woman, AND we have already "elected" a Black man, she is somehow owed the right to park her evil-ridden soul in the White House for a new four year crime spree. AND for an extra-added-evil bonus — partner in crime, future "First Dude" Slick Willie, comes along for the ride.
Let the White [frat]House hijinks begin anew!
This all depends, of course, on whether she can beat the rap for the many scandals currently plaguing her odious and self righteous campaign to lead the American People further towards the cliff. I'd say yes, given that she has just the right blend of Machiavellian and criminal tendencies that the Globalists look for in their presidents.
The Establishment Right, i.e., the Neo Cons and RINOs, can't wait to elect the Bush Crime Family's latest entry into the race for American Oligarchy, Jeb Bush. This political turd has the gall to solicit campaign donations from the very underclass (formerly the Middle Class) that he plans to defecate on if and when the Globalists install him in the White House. The irony here is that Jeb, or "Jeb!", as his catchy new, one word candidate logo proudly trumpets, is rolling in Scrooge McDuck money, thanks to The Family's multi-generational rape and plunder of the known universe.
Has the "Liberal" Media bothered to seriously question "Jeb!" on this? Or even his Republican or Democratic rivals? Of course not. And they never will. Why? Because true liberalism AND true conservatism are not what's being practiced anymore in the District of Corruption — at least not by the little demagogues currently steering that rotting monument to greed and self-servitude into the ditch. They know better than to question The System. And why would they? They are essentially mid-level managers FOR the system. I'm not talking about the now defunct system of checks and balances that once defined a great country. I'm talking about international banker and multi-multi-billionaire – if not trillionaire – David Rockefeller's idea of a System, the one that he proudly admitted to at the infamous Bilderberg Conference in 1991:"We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."
And how about this little nugget of depravity from international banker and CFR member James Warburg:"We shall have world government, whether or not we like it. The question is only whether world government will be achieved by consent or by conquest."
By "we", he means "us" — the "little people" of the world.
This holds equally true for the The System's propaganda arm, the so-called Liberal Media, which by the way, is anything BUT Liberal, at least by any classical definition of the term. They are Radical Left and completely in service to this Globalist Agenda — which the world will soon discover is AUTHORITARIAN TO ITS CORE.
Don't let warm and fuzzy sounding phrases like "Global Governance" fool you when it enters the popular lexicon in a couple of years.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~As I write this, there has been a new development in the campaign:
Preening billionaire/carnival barker, Donald Trump is overtaking Jeb! in the polls by tickling the ears of desperate and demoralized conservatives everywhere, with outrageous declarations like: "A country that does not secure its borders, ceases to be a country".
Of course, Trump is absolutely correct in his assessment of the role that border security plays in the health and survival of a nation. It's outrageous ONLY in that a presidential candidate would actually verbalize such a blunt and politically incorrect statement in today's sissified political and social climate. Unadulterated, purely spoken truth is now the exception, not the rule in today's public discourse.
It's just unfortunate that this blustering, vainglorious buffoon lacks the self-discipline and focus that it would take to lead this country back from the brink of ruin. Because it's not about altruistic personal sacrifice with this guy, it's all about "The Donald" and The Donald's Trump-Towering EGO.
At least he is forcing the political conversation into an area that the other candidates want no part of, despite the fact that most of the (sane) people in this country are thinking the very things that Trump is saying.
And it will be hilarious watching all the other mannequins as they try their best to stand out from the pack by acting "controversial" and "provocative", something that they've made it a point to NOT TO BE, their whole political lives.
Why did the recent return of House control to the Republicans fail to turn the legislature back to something resembling sanity? Well, because the old, entrenched demagogues who control the House and Senate, routinely inform the new fresh-faced wannabes coming into the House and Senate, that to remain in the House and Senate, and have any voice at all in the House and Senate, they will need to buckle under and go-along-to-get-along. In other words: PLAY GLOBALIST BALL. The latest proof? The trashing of our national sovereignty by way of the Trans Pacific Partnership, an international treaty that, if ultimately passed, will override American independence on many, many levels. Some that have yet to be determined because precious few of our "legislators" have been allowed to read it, much less talk about it publicly (and no photocopies or note-taking permitted!).
Other than some obligatory sniveling from some of the faux "Constitutionalists", I didn't hear much out of any of them in the way of REAL protest. After reading this illegal document, a true Congressional patriot would have sacrificed his or her "position", defied the presidential gag order, and sung like a canary after walking out of the carefully guarded room where this travesty was kept hidden from the public.
Just the latest in a long list of self-serving and treasonous crimes by our "leaders".
So all of that high-minded and noble "soaring rhetoric" that you're hearing from the campaign trail? You know, all that stuff about "Getting those business as usual"
types out of office so we can "Return the government back to The People"
? Forget it. No one who enters that festering pustule of lies gets out of there with their soul intact. At BEST, good and decent people who go to Washington DC with honorable intentions are steamrolled into irrelevance by the Globalist lackeys who now rule the American crime capitol. Designating postage stamps and throwing a little "pork" back to the voters at home is the best they can hope for during their time in office.
Here's a revealing quote by [Bill Clinton's] Georgetown University professor and Globalist insider, Carroll Quigley, from his epic1966 volume, Tragedy and Hope:“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy”.
Sound familiar? The sham Democrat/Republican paradigm in a nutshell.
So go ahead America, vote your favorite candidate into that Washington DC parliament of whores in 2016, and when your politician of choice throws you under the bus after the usual 'soaring rhetorical' campaign bait and switch?
Don't worry — you can always "THROW THE RASCALS OUT!".
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