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     THE THIRD PARTY

 

For those of you disillusioned, disenfranchised American voters who might wish for a successful third party, please know that we have one. However, it may not be the one you want or wish for. It's a party you must vote for, if you vote at all. Let us call it the Money Party. Its membership is extremely small, perhaps as few as one percent, and restricted to a select few international corporations along with a very select few wealthy individuals, make no mistake, it has managed to take control of both the Republican and Democrat Parties, making them both obsolete and insignificant. The Money Party does not represent the interest of America or your interest, nor does it owe allegiance to any nation. In fact, it would appear that we are now living under an entirely undemocratic system that Italy's Benito Mussolini properly labeled Fascism.

"America a fascist state? The man's insane." Isn't that what many of you are thinking? But, hear me out in this, along with the vision and wisdom of our Founding Fathers:

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"The end of democracy, and the American Revolution will occur when the government falls into the hands of the lending institutions and moneyed incorporations."   Thomas Jefferson

Have we not indeed fallen?

"History records that money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit and violent means possible, to maintain their control over government, by controlling money and its issuance." James Madison.  

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It's now referred to as The Federal Reserve.

It's not as though we haven't been warned. More recently, of course, we've had Ike's warning of the Military Industrial Complex, and if that were not enough, we suffered the assassination of JFK, who had the audacity to threaten the Federal Reserve System with Executive Order 11110. Look it up. Unfortunately, no president has since dared   to defy the Money Party in its quest for global military and economic hegemony with the hope of returning power to we the people .

One could and most properly should ask how this alarming situation was allowed to happen. It, too, goes back to our very beginnings . It rests on the age old question of whether or not we are, as the poet John Donne put it, "our brother's keeper".   Then back even further than that with the teaching of Jesus. "Truly I tell you that whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

How did this most sensible and simple wisdom get lost in what should have been the intellectual evolution of our kind? For an answer, let us return to our beginnings as a nation and the creation of the Great American Dream. Freedom was the key to all that one could desire, to happiness. And that was   great, but with the assumption that   we could determine for ourselves what constitutes happiness.  

Unfortunately, this is where we went awry. That Great American Dream came to mean nothing more than the accumulation of material wealth. This, of course, meant that such wealth must be derived in competition with, or in many cases at the expense of, our fellow man. Thus, followed the ridiculous concept of "The-Rugged-Individualist" the man who needed no one, the man who   would "build it" by himself. This, of course, was in sharp contrast to what John Donne and Jesus had in mind.

 

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Of course, not everyone wished to be or became the rugged individualist. There were those who recognized that we, not the individualist, but we, were responsible for the creation of what was to be the great promise of an equal and just future for all. It would happen only through cooperation. This meant that there would be not one but generally two approaches to its realization throughout the population. One would insist that man should be free and unfettered by a government which he often viewed as an obstacle to his quest for material gain.. The other approach, recognizing his brother's need as his own, viewed his government as the vehicle for assuring equality and justice for all. These two approaches grew into what we now term the conservative Republican and progressive Democrat Parties.

To hear the parties go at each other, one would think that one or the other must have evil designs in their attempts to force their erroneous convictions on the other, when actually, neither is without merit.   The conservative's initiative cannot be denied, nor can his preference for continuity and stability. These can be viewed as admirable and even necessary traits. On the other hand, who can deny that the progressive's willingness to risk change leads to progress as opposed to stagnation, and that his concern for others benefits both the others and himself. There is no doubt but that any society can benefit from the wisdom embedded in both, provided they can work together collectively, with the moderates of each curbing the extremes of both. This is what the founding fathers had envisioned. So how did it all go so wrong?

For the answer to that question, we must return again to the warnings of those same founding fathers and the Money Party they cautioned us against. With the assassination of JFK and the continuous fear it generated, the Money Party, playing to and dividing the extremes of both parties, gained virtual control of each branch of the Federal Government. Elected representatives of both the Republican and Democrat   parties became treasonable accessories to the abolishment of constitutional rights and protections with the use   of lies, propaganda and false flag threats including the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 9/11 and Iraq's WMD. The Money Party has increased its power and obscene wealth through manufactured fear in a climate of a perpetual war on terror, which, like the war on drugs, was never meant to be won.

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Hal O'Leary is an 88 year old veteran of WWII who, having spent his life in theatre, and as a Secular Humanist, believes that it is only through the arts that we are afforded an occasional glimpse into the otherwise incomprehensible. As an 'atheist (more...)
 

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