Focus, America! Do not lose track of the goal. The goal is to expose the elite traitors in our "elected" government for the terrorists that they are and to drag the bums out of office, not to dive headfirst into an elections game that only serves to keep we the people distracted while the thugs in office use our Constitution for toilet paper.
Would I like to see someone get elected that represents the people, makes good on his/her promises, and tells the corporatist leaches that are sucking the world dry to take a hike? Sure, I would. Do I think that a person like that has a rat's hind end chance of succeeding in our present system? No. Maybe if we the people start ignoring this charade of elitist-controlled elections and come together as a shadow government comprised of Americans who give a rat's hind end about Americans, we might make a dent in the elite corporate structure. I don't know. Is it possible? Maybe.
The Banker's Manifesto is a document that changed the way I think forever:
The Bankers Manifesto of 1892
Revealed by US Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, SR from Minnesota before the US Congress sometime during his term of office between the years of 1907 and 1917 to warn the citizens.
"We (the bankers) must proceed with caution and guard every move made, for the lower order of people are already showing signs of restless commotion. Prudence will therefore show a policy of apparently yielding to the popular will until our plans are so far consummated that we can declare our designs without fear of any organized resistance.
The Farmers Alliance and Knights of Labor organizations in the United States should be carefully watched by our trusted men, and we must take immediate steps to control these organizations in our interest or disrupt them.
At the coming Omaha Convention to be held July 4th (1892), our men must attend and direct its movement, or else there will be set on foot such antagonism to our designs as may require force to overcome. This at the present time would be premature. We are not yet ready for such a crisis. Capital must protect itself in every possible manner through combination (conspiracy) and legislation.
The courts must be called to our aid, debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible.
When through the process of the law, the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of the government applied to a central power of imperial wealth under the control of the leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders.
History repeats itself in regular cycles. This truth is well known among our principal men who are engaged in forming an imperialism of the world. While they are doing this, the people must be kept in a state of political antagonism.
The question of tariff reform must be urged through the organization known as the Democratic Party, and the question of protection with the reciprocity must be forced to view through the Republican Party.
By thus dividing voters, we can get them to expand their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us, except as teachers to the common herd. Thus, by discrete action, we can secure all that has been so generously planned and successfully accomplished."
This document has not become obsolete over time. This is a declaration of war on the American people by the elite bankers of the time, which is playing out today. If you don't believe me, look at the current housing crisis, our two-party system, and America's quest for imperialism. How much clearer does this have to be?
Wasting time playing the "elections" game by focusing on who is the better manipulator, and running to the elections booths to cast our vote for the lesser of the evils, only to accept in the back of our minds that promises made by professional politicians are not meant to be kept, is futile. Might a better use of our time be to find out just what the power elites are doing behind our backs while we are engrossed with the "elections" distraction, or to learn what we can do personally about making a difference in our world?
It is time to shed the blinders and realize that the political system is not broken. It is functioning just the way the thugs that we the people have allowed to come to power over us want it to, and the worst part of all is that we have let it happen. Maybe it was inevitable, I don't know. What I do know is that the future is going to be very different for a lot of people who thought they were set for life with their middle class pensions, health care, and sub prime mortgages, no matter what puppet is "in charge" at the Whitehouse. This is the way our economic state of affairs has been "so generously planned and successfully accomplished" (Banker's Manifesto, 1892).
It is time to spend our time wisely by planning an alternate lifestyle. We need to become more independent by growing our own vegetables, possibly raising some of our own meat, making our own soap, and weaning ourselves from going to the grocery store every other day. We need to take back this nation one person at a time. By becoming more self-sufficient, we not only become healthier and stronger, but also, as icing on the cake, stick it to the corporatists. This is not an armed rebellion, but an economic one. After all, that is how the government is hitting us, with economic WMDs. We can be effective as a people by withdrawing from the game. If we the people refuse to purchase from corporations what we can make for ourselves, we can change our lives for the better, and reduce corporate profits. If a person does not make enough money to cover going to the grocery store for tomatoes, then that person either does not eat tomatoes or learns to grow them him/herself. It is that simple. We have to re-learn what we can do for ourselves, and make the break from the corporate teat. Refusing to waste precious time buying into the "elections" distraction is a good start towards not only personal independence, but national as well.
A nation is comprised of individuals, and as individuals, we need to act. If we don't, then I suppose we can just sit back in our lounge chairs enjoying the parade of candidates, then act surprised when we can no longer afford the six-pack of beer to accompany our popcorn. The choice is ours. As Morpheus said in the Matrix: "This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes." Eyes open, or slammed shut, enjoying the ride until it en$s and you are flushed down the drain. Some choice, eh? I think I'll start growing some tomatoes. By the way, the red pill tastes just fine, but is a bit difficult to swallow.
Copyright 2007, Barbara H. Peterson