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The Excrement Pipeline

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Message Rafe Pilgrim
Even as on this July Fourth we celebrate the birthday of this once world's-oldest-republic, the pathogens of greed and lust for power yeast up in waterside, servant-glutted, summer palaces in such as Cape Cod, the Riviera and the Crimean peninsula, but will actually germinate anon  more verdantly in the winter towers of, e.g. Manhattan, London's Canary Wharf, above Geneva's boulevards, etc.
Then from these nurseries, very rarely betraying detection, as if invisibly airborne, they group together from their far flung cradles on a course to das Capitol, then to their various assignments in the White House, through the many transoms of Congressional offices, penetrating the rarified atmosphere of the State Department, of course the Treasury Department and its ancillary Federal Reserve, the Pentagon, and now most particularly the Department of Homeland (from der Heimatland?) Security, and (Oh my God!) even the former sanctum sanctorum of the Supreme Court, etc, etc, throughout our (?) government.
Now as materialized infectious messengers, these former undetected wisps set about to dictate the directions of their masters -- while also distributing the appropriate rewards -- to our elected officers and appointed government functionaries. Their directions are then converted into executive orders, agency laws, congressional enactments, and Supreme Court decisions.  Thus are our public servants transmuted into agents from elsewhere.  All this without disclosure since we, the electorate rarely challenge, most of us unaware of this betrayal, this sellout of our conferred power to other interests.
But as with any furtive process, there must be cover, and the cover here is transmitted in the form of press conferences, news releases, TV presentations, and even "leaks," a form of release that absolves the nameless "source" and complicit others of any responsibility for truth, falsity, or  motive.
Once digested by our media, the excrement is then dumped upon the great American electorate, who variously gulp it down with boundless zest to destroy anything or person rightly or wrongly associated with the "terrorism" label (the vague successor to "Nazi sympathizer," then "Communist") or who are completely insensate to any stimulus, be it treacherous or godly.
Our cardboard patriots -- with no pause for critical analysis -- have exhibited their mettle with rousing cheers to greet such as "freedom's on the march" and "spreading democracy" to justify the slaughter of countless thousands of innocents on the other side of the world, but the line that really sets them off is the egregious:  "Support Our Troops," six thousand of which (so far!) who were sent to die in the War of Lies.  (What is that all about, anyway?)
Well, not complete dummies, the media drones know that sort of crap could not be digested forever, so they've endeavored to get a bit slicker with their packaging.  Here are two examples of this from the July 2 edition of -- yes -- Der Washington Post, under the heading:  BAGHDAD:
"Most U.S. forces are scheduled to leave by year's end as part of a three-year security agreement, while about 17,000 U.S. diplomats and private contractors stay on..."  (Dayam, that's an awful lot of foreign "diplomats" and "private contractors" from an invading force seven or eight thousand miles away on the other side of the world to "stay on."  Why would ANY nation ever want such a foreign force?  The Iraqis won't be fooled by this line.  How could Der Post possibly consider that the American public would fall for it?  Then again, considering their demonstrated lust to swallow the propaganda of the past ten years......)
Another quote from the same report:  "The United States remains open to keeping thousands of troops in Iraq beyond the end of the year if asked..."  (Trust that this WILL happen, and the initiator of the "asking" will not be the Iraqi spokesman but such as Ms. Clinton, General Petraeus, or another as directed by our indentured Administration.  Here again, why, how could any reasonably intelligent citizen believe this proposition for a nanosecond?)
So yes, the line has been elevated a bit from the imbecilic level of "freedom's on the march" to something that takes some bare iota of intelligence to toss in the crapper, but the stream has yet to face any real opposition that would threaten to stop it and supplant it with government candor.
So this is where we are with the masters of greed and power, our indentured government, our support of the War of Lies, and the never ending stream of major media bullshit. 
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