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Americans: A Silly People Concerned by the Inane While the World Burns

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Obama plans to speak directly to students Tuesday about the need to work hard and stay in school. His address will be shown live on the White House Web site and on C-SPAN at noon EDT, a time when classrooms across the country will be able to tune in.

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I am an American. I was born and raised in the heartland of the Midwest. But I have a difficult problem trying to understand many Americans.

We have tremendous and sometimes horrendous problems that are facing America and humanity. Rather than dealing with these problems, we have a political machine and a managed media that present a fake left/right, conservative/liberal paradigm. Most Americans fall for this foolishness and they argue over the inane.

This controversy over President Obama giving an address to school students is a perfect example of stupidity gone berserk.

I guess many Americans have never heard of a civics lesson or that their President is supposed to represent the people. No, a lot of Americans think that President Obama's talk urging students to stay in school and get an education is an evil tyrannical plot to control the minds of kids.

Now keep in mind that schools don't have to show President Obama's speech and that it is on a topic all Americans should endorse, this speech is considered by the nearly lunatic here in America as a type of totalitarian gimmick straight out of Hitler's Germany or Stalin's Soviet Union.

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A bizarre state Senator Steve Russell says, "As far as I am concerned, this is not civics education -- it gives the appearance of creating a cult of personality. This is something you'd expect to see in North Korea or in Saddam Hussein's Iraq."

The type of reasoning displayed by state Senator Russell is what passes for leadership here in much of America.

So while we have 2 wars raging, the banksters have looted the treasury, real unemployment is running near 20%, a depression grows, and 100 million Americans are without adequate healthcare, we have Americans upset over an address the President wants to give to students.

I am completely serious when I write that I sometimes feel as if I am trapped amongst a type of zombie race of people that have lost common sense and reasoning by a mass disease that attacks and destroys the frontal lobe.

But in reality, Americans are the product of a mass of people raised on commercial television and fascist political propaganda. Americans have been told what to think, what to buy, how to behave, and how to feel from corporate advertising and ideology that is instilled in them in every aspect of their lives. Americans believe that their consumerist thoughts and behaviors are somehow individualistic, but they are programed into them from their earliest childhood.

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The result of this total corporatist brain washing of nearly all Americans is that they have lost their awareness and their reason.

We are presently facing a fascist agenda that has contributed to the collapse of our ecosystem along with the collapse of a world economy. It is imperative that Americans move past the lies, the programming, the propaganda, and the ignorance presented by the Military Industrial Mind Control Complex and into Awareness and Good Sense.

It is time for Americans to Wake Up and Grow Up. But first they must turn off the TV and quiet their minds.

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