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Please take this piece very seriously, since it's at least pointing the way to what may very well be the only hope for Civilization and the continued existence of our species.
The first premise is that politics is not just more part of the problem than the solution; POLITICS IS THE PROBLEM. Specifically, politics is a game invented by and for the elites (aka, the "Have's") to maintain the status quo. Remember, the essence of fascism is "status quo-ism". This is so obvious. Why would the elites (or secret organizations like the "Illuminati", ugh.) want to change? Their philosophy is if it's not broke, don't fix it and since this less than one percent of humanity is living like Greek Gods, why would they want to change anything?
Want proof? Look at the 2006 Congress of dem traitors. They did everything but run Bush's bath water and genuflect in front of the White House, even though we busted our butts (and wallets!) to elect them. Never in American history has it been so obvious that we have a ONE party system which is a small army of puppets of America's Dictatorship of the Rich. Bill Clinton (a "Democrat"?) spends so much time licking the boots of the elites that he must have a permanently black tongue. However, the point really isn't Bill Clinton per se as that he's a treacherously representative sample of virtually ALL American governmental politicians. His DLC machine, for example, pukes out nothing but very far right dem politicians (e.g., the 2006 Congress).
So, is Obama going to be significantly different? Time will tell, but the jury is certainly still out and even if he does much of what he promised (and so far he hasn't), it will still be at best treating symptoms of what is almost certainly the literal beginning of the end of human existence.
The Bush eight horror show years basically broke the back of planetary Civilization. We must acknowledge that humanity is in flames; it's going down for the third time, genocide is EVERYWHERE, and the life and death ecosystems of the Earth may already have passed the point of no return.
But much MORE importantly, we must acknowledge that the Bush years were merely a writ large version of what astronomically rich pigs have been doing to suffering humanity for thousands of years.
Some people refer to the vampire elites as the "elephant in the living room" that no one acknowledges. Well said, but may I suggest a different image. This gaggle of multi millionaires and multi billionaire who rule our planet ABSOLUTELY (e.g., the Rockefeller's, the Rothschild’s, the Murdoch's, the Bush's, etc., etc.) should be called "The Beast" (in the Biblical sense, or otherwise).
And make no mistake, the Beast has been with us for centuries, even though we never saw it so clearly as we did during the planet wide genocide, sociopathic religious fanaticism (e.g., kill of Muslim for Christ), and Texas Energy Corporation gang banging of Mother Nature of the fascist/elite Bush Administration.
The thing about evil is that it functions best in a "Heart of Darkness", but dufus George (much to the grave concern of the Beast), was so infinitely greedy and stupid that he TOTALLY revealed the Beast to the world. Some of us already knew about the Beast, but for millions of Americans (and humans all over the Earth), this was the first time they got a good look at the Beast.
Which means what? It means planet-wide genocide. It means not only breaking the back of the American economy (perhaps permanently!), but also the rippling effect of breaking the backs of economies of most other countries. It means trying to convince the planet that the lunatic right wing fringe of Israel (so well represented by the AIPAC and the neocon cabal), speaks for the entire Jewish Community and the entire State of Israel -- which is as nonsensical as thinking our own lunatic right wing fringe speaks for the entire United States of America. However, most catastrophic of all, it means watching the Greek God like elites push the entire human race over the waterfall of extinction, e.g., note that ONLY the Beast is obsessed with not only continuing, but INCREASING our use of suicidal fossil fuels.
Lastly, it should be noted that the ULTIMATE EVIL of the planet (the Beast at its worst!) is that marriage in hell between nauseatingly righteous religious fanatics and astronomically rich elites. This is the bottom of the putrid outhouse and we all know exactly who they are.
OK, this brings us to the REAL message of this piece, because the above litany of elite/"Have's"/Illuminati slime is fairly well known.
Now, may we get very, very serious? The human community has had (and still has) basically only two options to deal with social chaos and evil: politics and revolution. Everything else is sideshow stuff. We deal with the Beast with our "elected representatives" or (failing that) some of us start thinking about revolution.
But "politics" is the ultimate scam of human history. It's the bone the Beast throws to the human race to delude us we have even a minute voice in social existence. But this is beyond b.s.! Relative to the objective truth that the Beast has nearly ALL the wealth and ALL of power on the Earth, "politics" is like a fart in a hurricane.