It’s up to us, who are the dominant race, to watch out or these other races will have control of things.
(from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzerald)
An approaching typhoon
In a reality-based society something like climate change would be very real, not a scientific conspiracy to grab grant money. As well, an impending global food crisis would not be merely another dreary third-world problem.
Then again, in a modern society where literacy is relatively high and basic thinking skills are intact, you wouldn’t have a large group of Americans that believe there is a conspiracy to establish Shari’a law in America. (See Public Religion Research Institute.)
Alas, the body snatchers are afoot in the United States. They might be passing themselves off as state governors, occupying the U.S. House of Representatives, smiling at a shareholders’ meeting or even living next door to you. They are, however, a “threat” to America’s survival … actually, a real threat if not confronted.
While many members of this cult are as intellectually challenged as they sound, and one would be hard pressed to make up some of the nonsense they utter, a smaller number are well aware of what they are up to. It’s a past they want to reach back to, but one they don’t intend being inconvenienced by. Their only desire is to hollow out most of us, who happen to be living in America.
Illusions, dreamscapes and women named Daisy
“All the women are strong, all the men are good looking and all the children are above average.” This of course comes from Garrison Keillor’s mythical Lake Wobegon. Don’t we all seek such a place?
Possibly we might begin our cultural exploration along Connecticut’s “gold coast.” The towns are relatively homogeneous and incomes are certainly above average. Could we easily gather up a group of volunteers to re-sod the community lacrosse field or perhaps clean out the hunt club stables every Saturday morning?
I would rather have my ignorance than another man’s knowledge, because I have so much more of it.
Now what if our town mayor, possibly resembling someone like Congressman Ron Paul, made a slight miscalculation and the city’s revenue was a trifle bit short for the month. Might we not expect one of the local hedge fund residents to step up to the plate and write a check for the difference? All is possible in our community, where everyone is above average, never sick or old and the sun always shines.
In the evening, when the season permits, the fellows sit out of doors after dinner, smoking and playing bowls.
(An American at Oxford, 1902)
Promising permanent darkness
From attacking womens’ reproductive rights at the national and state level to gutting clean air and water, to giving out endless tax cuts, the cult is moving full steam ahead. The oligarchs think Americans are too stupid to know any better. There is little choice but to resist, and it will require much more than singing protest songs. But once the decision is made, the clarity will follow.
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