It's impossible to move heavy objects with a lever if you don't have the fulcrum in the right place.
Similarly, you are defenseless against an enemy that’s forever hidden.
Ironically, the eight Bush/fascist horror show years taught us the following five now unhidden truths.
(1.) The United States of America is 100% a Dictatorship of the Rich.
(2.) The Israeli extremist right wing absolutely dictates American foreign policy in the Middle East. Said slightly differently, the Clinton DLC and the Israeli AIPAC (or "neocons", or you word of choice),are a kind of unity/conduit through which the right wing crazies of ANOTHER COUNTRY subjugates "American" Americans. And a close examination of these last several decades shows this "bending over" to Israel's psycho, right wing billionaires has been the SOP policy of our cowardly, even traitorous, elected officials all the way back to Israel's sudden abracadabra existence in the early half of the 20th Century.
(3.) We now know banks are the face of The Beast, even though once upon a time, most of us never suspected that in the slightest.
(4.) We have also gradually come to realize that politics (ultimately a game invented by and for The Beast) is more part of the problem than the solution. Indeed, in a very real sense it IS the problem.
(5.) And lastly, and still most importantly, arguably most Americans know (or at least profoundly suspect) 9/11 was an "inside job". It's not just that the Bushies were asleep at the wheel; it's that this "second day of infamy" was almost certainly engineered by psychopathic Republicans -- with significant international help. The question that says it all is what political party and foreign country BENEFITTED from 9/11? Plus, the data is increasingly mountainous that the "party line" version of 9/11 insults the IQ's of barnyard animals. The filth at the core of this massacre of America's soul may think they can run, but it is as certain as gravity that "eventually" they won't be able to hide.
Naturally the above five items profoundly interrelate.
An odd parallel here is that for years Charles Darwin knew the "what" of evolution, i.e., boggling diversity of species. However, it took him longer to work out the "how" which, loosely put, was "survival of the fittest". Naturally he had no clue about things like genetics, but on the whole his magnificent theory has adapted to all comers.
Something like this has been our problem. First we had to work out the "what" of political/social evil. And then ever so gradually "The Beast" took form (i.e., mentally ill religious fanatics, the right wing crazies of every country on the Earth, and parasitical, vampire elites).
In short, the ultimate cancer of human civilization is basically astronomically rich people, who have their own designer police force, and are frequently so religiously wacko they should be drooling in straight jackets (probably a lot of them are).
OK, maybe there’s some debate here and there, but at the very least this is a decent shot at "the what". In short, THIS obscene concatenation is the core horror of human existence.
So, if The Beast is "the what"; then what is "the how"? And here we must be disciplined and committed, because the how of the beast is a vast complex of unregulated national/international economics.
Names like the Bilderburg Group inevitably come to mind (including members like Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and probably several other surprises). This is also all of a piece with the 3rd Reich origins of much (most) of the Bush family fortune, going back to Prescott Bush’s (G.W’s grandfather) documented attempt at a Nazi coup d’etat at the beginning of WW2.
The economics issue also goes back to those memorable debates between Hamilton (pro Beast) and Jefferson and their subsequent compromises.