I truly hate these bastards. They've always been around derailing and diffusing anyone who wants to do the right thing.
A long time ago, The United States invaded Vietnam. By the time America pulled out of that unholy war, millions of Vietnamese had been murdered and countless numbers maimed. There are two big black walls in Washington D.C. with the names of over 58,000 American vets killed in the war etched upon them. All that death and misery because Reasonable Men started the war, and refused to end it, until every last dime could be minted from the blood of those consumed by it.
The politicians and pundits held sway for years until that particular money making machine became... unfashionable. It could still crank out the big bucks but it was becoming too unseemly to keep the operation going. Smarmy rat-bastards like William F. Buckley supported the war effort in dulcet tones until he, or his handlers, were finished filling their pockets. They could only milk the Domino Theory Communist Threat in Southeast Asia for so long until the body bags coming back home dampened the enthusiasm for killing gooks who had the temerity to fight back.
Stop The Killing.
How complicated was that? Stop. The. Killing. But then The Reasonable Men would ooze in front of television cameras, or write a column, explaining in a calm matter-of-fact manner all the reasons why and how that wasn't possible. And of course the killing went on and on and on and on.
Working within the system that spawned the war could end the war. A sentence like that collapses in the design stage but that didn't keep The Reasonable Men from spouting it. No matter how heartfelt and thoughtful The Reasonable Men's position seemed to be ... what they were really saying was, "We're not done killing yet." Terrified Americans watching burning inner cities and rioting college campuses sided with The Reasonable Men. They needed to ignore the reasons behind the unrest because they just wanted the chaos to stop. Reasonable Men were always ready to help put Americans back to sleep clutching their status quo teddy bears...
Yeah ... I've had a bellyful of Reasonable Men over the last 45 years. Their purpose was -- and is -- to make sure we do nothing in the face of the rotten reality Reasonable Men created for us.
A few years ago the gasbags who shill for the Elite told us we had to use our money and our unborn grandchildren's money to bail out the banks that were Too Big To Fail. Reasonable Men infested the media to tell us the dire consequences of what would happen if we didn't consent to the largest transfer of wealth in human history to the richest human beings who walk the planet.
Wouldn't it have been a better idea to bail out the folks who had their homes, jobs, and lives stripped from them by the predators that roamed in packs in the halls of mortgage companies, Wall Street, and congress? Prop up the people, keep them in their homes, save their jobs, and prosecute and jail the criminals. Screw the damn banks. Bail out the people.
The economy would have been "saved" if millions of Americans weren't sacrificed in order to pay off Wall Street's gambling spree. The Icelandic government let banks fail, prosecuted the corrupt banksters, and forgave loans, easing the debt burdens of more than a quarter of the population. The result? Iceland has recovered faster than any nation hit by the meltdown of 2008.
The agenda of The Reasonable Men wasn't to save the economy. It was to put up for sale, and then have their handlers buy for pennies on the dollar, the economic future of every man, woman, and child in America. Mission Accomplished.