Because after all, if we are on a fast-track toward
totalitarianism, who wants to stand in front of a tank, right? Better to focus
on the guy's pole-dancer girlfriend ...
This is a tough gulp to swallow, but if you look at the direction the corporate state has been taking us -- less visibly prior to 911, more obviously since then -- it's totalitarianism.
Yep ... that's the word I have purposely chosen. The powers in power (whether you consider it a nefarious conspiracy or simply an unchecked and unbalanced sociopath's playground) are determined to control every aspect of our lives and the world: Food ... energy ... health care ... the very information we receive. Evidence abounds if we look past our own "not see" tendencies:Monsanto wants to own the patent to every seed on the planet. Should their plan go forward, organic farming will still exist -- in an organic farming museum somewhere where people can marvel about how quaint and old-fashioned being in harmony with the web of life was.
The oil companies have made their own plans for the future, and alternative fuels will be developed only when they are good and ready. They don't care if the general public is opposed to fracking. They've already fixed the game, so ... frack you, public.
The medical industrial complex will continue to fight holistic alternatives as "quackery" or buy natural vitamin companies up. Herbal remedies have already been banned in the EU.
The media will continue to marginalize everything that stands in the way of the corporate state. How long will it be before those who oppose GMO food or fracking will be assigned the same tinfoil hats that have been given to those who have reported election stealing or who question the official 911 story? You know ... first they came for the 911 debunkers ... etc.
The surveillance state will be the tip of the iceberg. The governance that was established 225 years ago to serve we the people will serve us up on a silver platter as consumer-slaves in one big Company Store. (It reminds me of the classic Twilight Zone episode I saw as a kid where ET's land and declare their purpose is to "serve mankind." Too late, earthlings realize that "To Serve Mankind" is a cookbook.)
The Twilight Zone reference calls forth a moment of
awakening from the same era, "Stranded In the Jungle" by the Cadets:
"I smelled something cooking and I looked to see ... that's when I found
out they was a-cooking me ... GREAT GOOGA-MOOGA LEMME OUTTA HERE!"
It is now time for a critical mass of the heretofore-uncritical masses to shout in unison ... "GREAT GOOGA-MOOGA LEMME OUTTA HERE!"
And Now For the Good News
The good news is that every bit of bad news being revealed about the "legalized lawlessness" that has become the norm is ultimately good news. It puts an otherwise anaesthetized public into the more awakened state of cognitive dissonance. To quote Swami, "The truth shall upset you free."
Part of the awakening is to step out of the usual left-right
political conversation and take a meta-view of what is happening now. Daniel
Ellsberg, who knows a thing or two about
blowing the whistle on nefarious doings says it quite eloquently here:
The NSA, FBI and CIA have, with the new digital technology, surveillance powers over our own citizens that the Stasi -- the secret police in the former "democratic republic" of East Germany -- could scarcely have dreamed of. Snowden reveals that the so-called intelligence community has become the United Stasi of America.
Back when Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers, he too was faced with prosecution. What saved him ultimately was that the press -- yes, we had a real one at the time -- decided to back him up and simultaneously published the papers.
In recent weeks, the press has expressed concern -- outrage, even -- over those who've been spying on THEM, and now we the people must encourage their courage.
How? Through three realizations.
First, we must understand that the power behind the power is hell-bent on totalitarianism ... and the rest of us must be heaven-bent on freedom. Bucky Fuller anticipated this moment of choice in his book title, Utopia or Oblivion. Because there is the technological ability to try to control everything, unchecked and unbalanced power can seek to establish totalitarian control. The evolutionary alternative is to trust ourselves to govern ourselves, and recognize that our "security issues" are really "insecurity issues."