Faced with a war of aggression in Iraq based on official lies and deception Americans remained uncaring and silent. Now in 2007 as this quagmire drags on eating up the country’s financial and other resources; after an estimated 1.5 million Iraqis have been killed by American bombs, military cowboyism, maurading home-grown terrorists and sundry criminals and hoodlum, with over 20,000 American servicemen and women wounded – about 10,000 very badly – there is no end in sight for this failed military adventure.
So the million dollar question is how come “we Americans” have become so desensitized, numbed and uncaring when “our government” wages an unprovoked war in “our name?” For how long will decent, good Americans sit idly by and allow this systematic propaganda machine brow beat them, peddle a daily dose of falsehoods, half-truths and outright lies while the Bush Administration and its imperial presidency continues on the counter-productive path of militarism before “we the people” shout – “Enough!?”
The American public has become so desensitized by the Republican thought police that it is presently incapable of stopping this illegal show and run the bunch of loonies out of town. Indeed, the moral imperative in today’s America demands that the citizenry begin to apprehend and arrest this pattern of deceit and arrogance of those in high office. I offer that the jaded republic will not survive when it continues to be inhabited by a populace so apathetic, insensitive and borderline brainless.
Since the time of the Watergate scandal the Republican Right Wing has quietly built up a system of information, communications and authoritarianism that was put into action the moment Bill Clinton left the White House. Today, the Right Wing has almost total control of the American Republic and has used its pervasive power to subdue and humiliate the very essence of the Republic.
The ruling oligarchs, now drunk with their own power and the ideal situation of having a Chief Executive suffering from the malady of arrested development cannot in its towering arrogance envision the fact that by its very actions it undermines the strength of the Republic and hastens its inevitable decline and demise.
Its feeding frenzy of greed and decadence distorts the reality of everyday life in the Republic and has so warped the very economy that it depends on for its enormous wealth that it remains blind to the fact that the vast majority of Americans are wallowing in debt slavery compounded by the antics of a political class that serves only to represent, legislate and promote the interests of the oligarchs.
So that even prying open the door to some modicum of opportunity the end result is rabid, obsessive careerism under the hegemony of corporate America that ultimately makes a mockery of the word and essence of freedom and development. Characterized by cut-throatism and cronyism the notion of “equal opportunity” exists in a self-induced, near drug-influenced state of mind that is fundamentally imaginary and obscure.
In fact, corporate America, the much-touted be all, end all and savior of the American people and the engine of the United States economy, is riddled with unfair practices, thievery on an unprecedented scale, smeared with financial impropriety and other piratical activities that have all been perpetrated by a small, cabal of business and political elite that only adds to the body of deceit, greed and hypocrisy.