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Resolution: Democracy reclaimed the siege by the besieged

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January, the month of making new resolutions, is named after the Greek Janus, the God of two faces, back to back, the God of doorways, always looking both ways, torn between two ways of doing things, looking forward to the New Year and looking back to the old. Janus sees the past and resolves to make a better future.

The American people are very much like the children of a mafia boss, who don't want to know what their father does for a living, and then wonder why the firebombs of injustice are being thrown through the windows of their living rooms. We now have a clearly exposed and deposed mafia President, who has long acted as a CIA cutout, a CIA proprietary, laundering the illicit drug money of Pentagon black budget operations through his hotels.

What a primitive underbelly we have in this supposed democratic country. Americans have been living behind the mask of their countries "good intentions" for so long, that their faces have grown into the mask.

Looking to the past the God Janus could plainly see that the domestic political fantasy life of the last eighteen years, finds us in an unnerving time loop of our own dillusive making in this country. History is running in reverse, and knowledge is not seen as a public good, but as something suspect, dubious or even ungodly, as it was for example in Italy in 1633, when the church put Galileo on trial for his heretical view that the earth was in orbit around the sun.

The past years have a prison house of the mind, insidiously endeavoring to promote a fleeting fraudulent terrorist phantom and the darkness of ego. It has produced a degradation of the rational thinking mind, all in fear of what it knows, or what it might learn. Our society, through the hate controlled media grid of six oligarch corporations, has mentally transported the rank and file of Americans back into the primitive darkness of tribal war and shrieking, far from the tolerance that came with American religious freedom and the liberty of our conscience.

Our civil discourse has morphed into a "civil disguise," something akin to, "I have a great future behind me." People have been restored to passive apathy, while the intellectual language of righteous empire and resource acquisition cravenly and amorally moves on. Life becomes a constant paradox and the best illusion wins, because we have been taught a lesson-less past of no enduring ideals, while everywhere we look today we see the price of our easy indifference; the horrors of unchecked power.

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, our supposed representatives of "we the people," in closed Congressional hearings overwhelmingly voted on a bipartisan basis to approve the Defense Authorization Act of 2019. The House of Representatives eagerly voted to approve the 738 billion dollar legislation and the next day the Senate voted to approve the bill even added billions more to the Pentagon and CIA unaudited killing coffers. They even approved $1.4 billion for Trump's putrid border wall. Trump had previously attempted to divert and seize 3.8 billion from the Pentagon, an egregious impeachable offense. The total spending bill to fund the government came to $1.4 trillion.

A majority of Democrats caved on funding Obama Care, agreeing with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, deciding against the individual mandate in Obama Care. The gutless Democrats along with the Republicans repealed the medical device and health insurance taxes that were helpful in funding Obama Care to more than 20 million Americans.

Then they added another 22 billion in direct military aid to the Pentagon war budget, and in return got a feeble paid family leave agreement, but no maternity leave. They cut Medicaid funds to Puerto Rico from 12 billion to 5.7 billion, and drastically cut aid for the Palestinian people.

This is unconscionable. We expect this from the debauched Republicans not the Democrats. All this was done by our Pentagon puppets, the vaporous fools, the sly intriguers, with pretentious affectations, long lacking in Constitutional ideals, while the gullible, unknowing public was focused on the guise of the impeachment burlesque show.

The only members of Congress who voted against the Defense Authorization Act of 2019, were for the most part the conscientious members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Like Genghis Khan, the arrogant and powerful corrupt property class have cravenly spread their banquet cloths of tax cuts and supply side economics, financial fraud and debt servitude upon mankind, and feasted loudly above the protests of the masses.

Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution specifically states that no armies during times of peace are allowed to rule over other countries, and that Congress must approve any and all funds used by the military, and those funds are limited to two years.

With the latest Congressional approval of the 1.4 trillion Defense Authorization Act of 2019, it is plain that our "purchased" representatives are operating in total disregard of our Constitution, and in abdication of checks on the executive branch.

But, the day of liberation is upon us. The onrush of millions of liberated minds and feet around the world is here!

Never, has the siege for freedom succeeded without the aid of the besieged. There will be no mercy for the oppressors, the banksters, the one percent, the complacent Congress, the immoral and bribed despoilers of the rights of "we the people."

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I am a progressive writer. I have recently written my debut novel titled THE FIND. It is due to be published this spring.
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