The US apartheid public education system teaches little more than the answers to standardized tests. For that reason it is likely that many US citizens, and sadly voters, don’t realize what the reasons and conditions were that caused those who migrated here not so long ago to do so.
Okay so those mostly Anglo-Saxons who migrated here, bibles tucked under their arms as they crossed not just a river but an ocean looking for “a better life” used the conventions of genocide, slavery, oppression and discrimination in making that better life for themselves---put that aside for now. That’s fodder for another blog.
Many, if not most, of those migrating across the span of the Atlantic, five centuries ago did so hoping for a better life away from the poverty, debtors prisons and the hopeless choke-hold of The Wholly Trinity, (monarchs, Euro-Anglo-Jew one-percenters and religiosities).
If in fact there was an idyllic time when the choke-hold was broken even momentarily, it’s been lost to time.
The organic instrument which the US one-percenters designed a little more that two hundred years ago initially omitted those rights many consider the bedrock of our republic, the Bill of Rights. I don’t think that was an oversight.
However, those rights were fleshed out, voted on and accepted. Let me make you a promise. That would never happen today. Certainly not the rights we’ve come to know as they were written some 226 years ago.
Those freedoms included freedom from “unreasonable” searches and seizures implying a sense of right to privacy without exactly stating that.
The recent NSA Task Force recommendations and the president’s reaction to those recommendations is evidence of the fact that today the Bill of Rights would not be written much less passed.
The new gods, monarchs & 1%ers are every bit as controlling, misanthropic and egregious as the gods, monarchs & 1%ers of old.
Look around. Whether it’s a press conference or town hall meeting office holders, high and low, across this land posture arrogant and haughty.
It is difficult to understand why it is that people cater to these clowns. They are where they are because they’ve been vetted by those who control everything. Only those who make it past the initial reality show style vetting will actually be trotted out across the political stage for “we the people” to make a final selection. But it’s not a real selection. There are no real differences among the homogenous panel of boot licking lapdogs. How could there be? They wouldn’t be there but for having passed the approval of the 1%.
These proxies and lapdogs for and of the 1% then are the public face of the 1%. An outraged public can remove the public face but not the 1%. So what exactly has changed? What exactly is the difference?
From Texas Red: a cratered landscape of for profit prisons, deplorable apartheid public education, lack of healthcare and politicians and majority population intent on keeping it that way…